Creator(s): Canadian Heritage of Quebec
Discover one of the best-kept secrets on the banks of the Saint Lawrence: Villa Les Rochers, Sir John A. Macdonald and Lady Agnes Macdonald’s summer residence. Canada’s first prime minister spent a lot of time at the villa between 1871 and 1890, but he did not leave work behind; indeed, this is why the Rivière-du-Loup region was nicknamed “Canada’s summer capital”. Visit Villa Les Rochers to discover its architecture and see a different side of Sir John A. Macdonald and his family. Lady Macdonald’s involvement in the community and her artistic work are also featured.