+1 418 828-2048

What to do in Sainte-Pétronille, Quebec

a popular spot for the Anglophone community
Sainte-Pétronille is somewhat alternative from the rest of the island. Since the 1800’s it has been a popular spot for the Anglophone community who built their villas and gardens at this tip. The land in Sainte-Pétronille was not suitable for farming and thus attracted a new stream of natives. It is cutely nestled in the beauty of the river, Quebec city in front, Levis to the left and Chutes de Montmorency to the right. Sitting on Rue de Horacio Walker watching the sunset or sunrise over the city is a must on your trip to Île d’Orléans.

Here is our Sainte-Pétronille top list:

  1. Café La Maison Smith

The rustic setting matched with beautiful coffee makes this a must stop for your morning coffee and pastry or lunchtime sandwich. The experienced baristas are true artists and make sure that each cup is treated with special attention. You can buy some bags of their coffee roasts to take home and enjoy! We fell in love with their mug selection too.   

  1. Vignoble Ste-Petronille

Just across the road from Café La Maison Smith is the local vineyard. Stop in and try their variety of organic wines for just $3. Take a bottle with you or enjoy in their terrace overlooking the Chutes de Montmorency and St. Lawrence River. See the grapes on the vine up close by taking a walk through their vineyard.

  1. Rue de Horacio Walker

Take a walk along the promenade to get a breathtaking view of the bridge, river and waterfalls in the background. Perfect place to enjoy an ice cream, overlooking the city as the sun says goodnight. Trust us!

  1. Chocolaterie de l’Île d’Orleans

Pick up your chocolate covered ice-cream or taste the finest Belgium influenced pure chocolates all while discovering this islands beauty. There is a chocolaterie situated on each end so no islander or visitor needs to miss this sweet tooth heaven.

  1. Île d’Orléans Golf Course

Play a round of golf at the oldest golf course in North America! Over 150 years old the locals enjoy this course for its old school hospitality. Reasonably priced makes it perfect for beginners and experienced golfers to enjoy a morning on the course together.

Most Popular Posts

Top 5 Things to do in Quebec City

Quebec is a city of great history. Unique to North America it has all the wonderfully European flairs of a city from that corner of the world however, it is surrounded by the beautiful nature and charm of Canada. What’s not to love! Spending a couple of days in Quebec...

Sainte-Famille-de-l’Île-d’Orléans, Quebec City

The village of Sainte-Famille can be compared to an open-air museum filled with the history of the earliest settlers on the island dating back to the French Regime. Numerous ancient buildings - like the red-roofed church and farmhouses - fill the village. When you are...

Sweet-tooth heaven!

Île d’Orleans is always bigger than visitors expect. When you think of an island off of a city then you think it is going to be just a small hour-long detour. However, thankfully that is not the case here. The island is around 70km around the main route. With so many...

How to Reach Orleans Island from Quebec City Without A Car

How to Reach Orleans Island from Quebec City without a carHey there, fellow explorers! If Orleans Island is calling your name, and you're wondering how to hop from the vibrant streets of Quebec City to this idyllic haven, you're in for a treat. Let's dive into the ...

6 Hour Bike Tour

When you get the island there are options for all sporty and outdoor types. Whether you want to tour the island via the classic bike, double your power with a tandem team, go half and half with an electric bike or travel in complete luxury with a scooter the Quebec...

4-hour Bike Tour on Orleans Island

Experience the Orleans Island on a half-day bike rideWhen you get to the Orleans Island there are options for all sporty and outdoor types. Whether you want to tour the island via the classic bike, double your power with a tandem team, go half and half with an...

A Chat with Bird Watcher Vincent L’etourneau

Île d’Orléans has surprises on every corner of the island. It could be some awesome boutiques, beautiful trees, landscapes or views, unforgettable foods - but what about the wildlife? We caught up with Vincent L'Étourneau - biologist and ornithologist while he was...

La Vinaigrerie Cass’Isle d’Orléans

Du Captaine’ vinegar of St-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans gives the world-famous Balsamic of Modena DOP a good competition on the best kinds of vinegar of the world. La Vinaigrerie Cass’Isle d'Orléans is based in the village of the island’s captains in Saint-Jean. Fittingly...

Cheeses of ile d’Orleans

There is nothing like a locally made speciality cheese that has been made with love and passion. The cheese from Ile d’Orléans is exactly that.  A recipe dating back to 1635 when some of the first settlements in Quebec arrived. The French brought many a tradition,...

Play at the Oldest Golf Club in North America!

  Hidden in a beautiful deciduous forest is the 9-hole golf course of the island. Its 150-year-old heritage makes it the oldest golf course in North America. Still partly owned by the original Dunn family of the island, the course began as a private 3-hole course...

Réservez l'esprit tranquille / Book with peace of mind


Politique d'annulation des activités en cas de pluie / Cancellation policy for activities in the event of rain
En cas de pluie le jour de votre activité, vous serez remboursé à 100%
In case of rain on the day of your activity, you will get a 100% refund

This will close in 0 seconds