The Tale of Vieux‑Terrebonne

The Tale of Vieux-Terrebonne
Presented by
Tourisme des Moulins

Walk through the history of Vieux-Terrebonne with this tour allowing you to travel the historical streets with its 18 points of interest and 23 rally-style questions. Start the journey at one of the oldest house in the city and let yourself be transported by the history, anecdotes and information that have shaped the face of today's Vieux-Terrebonne. 


This tour is available on BaladoDiscovery online (streaming) and offline (without Internet in the field, cell phone in hand) with the Preload option of the mobile application, including an interactive map, your position by GPS and informations on request.


Learn how the former Terrebonne developed through the well known names of the province, such as Seigneur Joseph Masson or Father Lepage.

Depending on the pace you want to adopt, this circuit takes between one and two hours. Note that to get the answer to each question, you simply have to click "Next."

Since the course is carried out in a small section of Vieux-Terrebonne, we suggest you zoom the map to facilitate your trip. Use your phone’s GPS to maximize accuracy.

If you prefer to hear listen to the circuit, the text content is offered in spoken narration. Audio files have no additional content to than what is found in the texts.

If you’d rather read, you can simply click on "Next" during the audio files to skip to the next text.


Tourisme des Moulins

Tourisme des Moulins
Ville de Terrebonne
Société d’histoire de la Région de Terrebonne.
Claude Martel, géographe et historien
Collège Montmorency, département Tourisme

Annie Lavoie
Claude Martel
Tourisme des Moulins

Annie Lavoie
Claude Martel

André Berthiaume

André Berthiaume

Claude Martel
Tourisme des Moulins

Annie Lavoie

Photos were made accessible by the generosity of Tourisme des Moulins, the Société d’Histoire de la Région de Terrebonne, from Annie Lavoie and from Claude Martel.

« Un brin d’histoire » chronicles by Claude Martel, published by  La Revue de Terrebonne.

« La Maison Bélisle sera la Maison du pays de Lanaudière », La Revue de Terrebonne. November 1st,  2000, Gilles Bordonado.

« Plus de 6000 corps auraient été enterrés dans le parc civique », La Revue de Terrebonne. June 1st, 2003. Stéphane Fortier.

« La Ville de Terrebonne en partie détruite par le feu : 130 maisons détruites. 1200 personnes sans abri » Gilles Boileau, Histoire Québec vol.3, no.1, 1997, p28-31 – Erudit website.

« Quand la pêche coûte cher », La Revue de Terrebonne, June 8th, 2010.

« Les cloches à la volée : Ce n’est plus qu’un SOUVENIR! » La Revue de Terrebonne, Mai 1st,2001, Louise Despatie.

Le Répertoire du patrimoine culturel du Québec, portail du gouvernement du Québec, Culture et Communications ; Patrimoine Culturel du Gouvernement du Québec ;
Collège Saint-Sacrement ; Patrimoine HBC website ; Explorers David Thompson ; De remarquables oubliés, Métro Monk (Germain Bergeron)

Consult the Points of Interest on the Interactive Map 

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The Tale of Vieux-Terrebonne