Saint‑Adolphe‑d’Howard Heritage Circuit

Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard Heritage Circuit

Explore our heritage circuit along du Village Street to admire the colonial homes, heritage buildings and sites that have shaped our history.


Founded in1883, Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard began as a Catholic mission, became a village and grew into a municipality. Unique in Quebec, the vast region houses 85 lakes, mountains and forests, with du Village Street as its heart. The town hall, a church, a post office, stores, an art gallery, cafés and heritage homes line this northbound street that connects to secondary roads les Montées and the Tour du lac.
Despite rugged mountains, a harsh climate and infertile soil, hardy pioneers endeavoured to clear and settle on this land. Lots were granted as of 1875.

What is behind the name of Saint-Adolphe d’Howard? “Adolphe” was the first name of Curé Jodoin, founder of the area’s first Catholic mission from which sprang the settlement. “Howard” is in honour of Sir Frederick Howard, Commissioner of the British Colonies in North America sent from England in 1778 to visit the colonies and found “Howard Township”, a Crown territory. 

Today, our municipality is home to 3,663 permanent residents and approximately 8,000 tourists who come to enjoy the natural beauty of our surroundings.

Nature and Culture Await!

In this booklet, the twelve houses selected from among the oldest on the street are listed in order of the walking circuit.


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The production of this BaladoDécouverte circuit was made possible thanks to financial support as provided for in the cultural development agreement concluded between the MRC des Pays-d’en-Haut and the Québec Ministry of Culture and Communications.

This heritage circuit was produced by Arts et Culture Saint-Adolphe in collaboration with the Pays-d’en-Haut Historical and Genealogical Society, the municipality of Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard and the MRC des Pays-d’en-Haut.

Odette Pinard and Francine Lavoie

Dawn Bessey-Gans

Jean-Guy Gratton

Bernard Duplessis

This project was supported by:
 - Arts et Culture Saint-Adolphe
 - The Municipality of Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard;
 - The MRC des Pays-d’en-Haut;
 - The Société d’Histoire et de généalogie des Pays-d’en-Haut.

Research and development:  
Odette Pinard and Francine Lavoie
Source: Jean-Guy Gratton
Current photographs: Bernard Duplessis
Graphic design: Catherine Lamarche
Printing: Photocopies Illico Sainte-Adèle


Launched by a dozen culturally-active Saint-Adolphe residents, Arts et culture Saint-Adolphe is a non-profit organization who aims to promote the development of arts, culture and heritage in Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard.

In accordance with the municipal cultural policy, the organization’s mission is to bring together players from the cultural and heritage sectors to develop and promote the reputation of Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard as a distinct cultural destination.
Taking into account the community values of accessibility, consultation, creativity, partnership and heritage protection, Arts et culture Saint-Adolphe strives to offer you a rich cultural experience.

For other information, please contact:

Atelier culturel d’Arts et culture Saint-Adolphe
1920 Chemin du Village à Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard., QC, J0T 2B0
Courriel :

Service des loisirs Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard au:
110 Rue du Collège, Saint-Adolphe-d'Howard, QC J0T 2B0,
Téléphone : 819 327-2626

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Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard Heritage Circuit