In May 1855, Louis-Joseph Papineau named his property “MonteBello,” and, in 1878, the town was officially founded. The spirit of the Papineau family can still be felt at the Manor, in the family burial chapel and in the village, where history has been well preserved. Known for its outstanding hospitality, Montebello is an internationally renowned four-season destination. Located on the bank of the Ottawa River and with two marinas, it’s a top vacation spot offering a wide array of activities, including golf, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, hunting and fishing. It’s also home to the Amnesia Rockfest, Quebec’s largest rock music festival, as well as two very popular attractions, the Château Montebello and Parc Oméga.