Canada Travel Guide
Canada Travel Guide
Canada Travel Guide - Quebec

Granby

The Canadian city of Granby was settled at the end of the 18th century by three brothers, whose name the city commemorated for a while as Frost Village. It became an incorporated municipality in 1816 and a city in 1971.

The city in southwestern Quebec is located east of Montreal and named after John Manners, Marquess of Granby. It is the hometown of "Canadian Jos. St-Onge", a well known prize fighter in the 20's and 30's.

Granby is a regional center for industries (textile, lumber, tobacco, dairy products) and commercial zone. Due to the presence of the important Granby Zoo, founded by the Mayor Horace Boivin, Granby has become a tourist destination as well. It is the fourth most populated city in Montérégie after Longueuil, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu and Saint-Hyacinthe.

Each year in July, Granby hosts a Fête des Mascottes ("Mascot Festival"). It is also the host of the yearly "Festival de la chanson de Granby" ("Granby Song Festival") which has, through the years, "discovered" many well-known artists such as Jean Leloup and Luc Delarochelière.

 

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