"Joliette Quebec" Joliette by Simonneeddy

Joliette Travel Guide: 35 reviews and 156 photos

Population 18,000

Joliette is located 45 miles north east of Montreal via highway 40 and then 331
It is made up of several municipalities, St. Charles Borromee and Notre-Dame-des-Prairies and Joliette.
IT is on the ASSUMPTION RIVER and has a huge park, football fields, bike and walking path along the river in the heart of town and behind the College and Cathedral.
This city is in the heart of a tourist area. From here you can go into the mountains in 10 minutes and see some great scenery and the hundreds of lakes and Cottages on them. Great boating, fishing,hunting, swimming, bike paths and walking trails.
In winter a 6 KM. skating rink exists on the Assumption river which passes through the center of town. .

In summer we have a world class AMPHITHEATER with artists from all over performing as well as symphony orchestras. We have a great playhouse called " Le Salle Brunel" where plays are shown or famous singers dancers etc, (Example Celine Dion played here when she was starting out. I saw her and predicted she would go far to my wife)
Lots of retired people now living it up here as well and more coming every day. A huge housing boom is in progress. Excellent restaurants. People come from all around to shop and eat here. SEARS has opened a new SUPER STORE here also WALLMART has opened a huge new center. A new SUPER C grocery store as well all on the same street as the SHOPPING CENTER ( FIRESTONE BLVD)
We have a farmers market in the heart of town, a Cathedral. a pre- University school and a Museum.
Bridgestone Firestone have a huge tire manufacturing plant here with workers around the clock 7 days a week and they are going to enlarge it as well.
New houses, condominiums and 4 plex apartments ( very modern style ) are being built in many areas and very few empty lots are to be had.
It is a BOOM TOWN..

Jardin Antoine Lacombe

A house built in 1847 now a historic monument and has been used as a culturel site with flower gardens and even a vegetable garden. FREE access

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Excellent town to retire to. Lots of new CONDOS and Houses
  • Cons:Most people speak French only here.
  • In a nutshell:A great town
  • Last visit to Joliette: Jul 2006
  • Intro Updated Jun 26, 2008
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  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    Oct 20, 2006 at 6:12 AM

    another know our Canada lesson ;-)))

  • May 23, 2004 at 4:44 PM

    What a great town you live in!! Wonderful page.....off to see more!! Jen

  • johanl's Profile Photo
    Mar 14, 2004 at 1:39 AM

    Great page on your hometown. I'll have to visit one day. will be in Ontario in june. Une bonne journéé et a bientôt

  • diver-x's Profile Photo
    Sep 24, 2003 at 9:02 PM

    I haven't been ice skating in years! The rink looks fun! Happy birthday!!!

  • amsterdam_vallon's Profile Photo
    Aug 4, 2003 at 9:45 AM

    Que des belles attractions pour Joliette Beach !! Ma ville, vous avez oublié la fameuse rue notre-dame et son magnifique nightlife!!

  • Jun 26, 2003 at 7:29 PM

    Quel plaisir de voir ces photos de ma ville natale. Merci de les avoir rassemblées sur ce site!

  • tpangelinan's Profile Photo
    Mar 9, 2003 at 5:41 AM

    Wow, you guys make snow look fun! The volunteer park looks amazing! What a great idea!

  • dabuwan's Profile Photo
    Feb 21, 2003 at 2:23 PM

    Great page about your hometown. You are lucky you live in such a lovely place. Thank you for the informative tips and wonderful pictures.

  • Kristina1701's Profile Photo
    Feb 20, 2003 at 7:53 AM

    what a lovely town; très jolie! great winter pics!

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Jan 2, 2003 at 8:04 AM

    Such a pretty place. In Australia we call a pickup a ute. (Utility)

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