Once Québec’s tobacco-growing capital, the village of Saint-Thomas possesses a sandy soil that
favours this very specialized crop. The tobacco farmers have since converted their fields to other
types of cultivation. Today, the production of asparagus, berries and wine grapes has taken root
here. Experience the Mediterranean-style charm of the Vignoble Le Mernois and visit the Calvaire
Harnois pilgrimage site.
Tourisme Lanaudière represents almost 400 enterprises and other entities and is officially recognized by the Quebec government as a regional tourism association. This non-profit organization brings business people together with the aim of helping the region's economy grow by coordinating, developing and promoting tourism.