Orleans Island has been inhabited forever. The fertile soil attracted the first settlers who established one of the first colonies of New France. 300 families, now living in other parts of the American continent, can trace their roots back to the Island. It is described as the “microcosm of traditional Quebec” and as the birthplace of francophones in America.
Known as the “Garden of Quebec“, the island has for many years provided nearby Quebec City with fresh produce such as seasonal fruit and vegetables, maple products, as well as farm produce and boasts of a long-standing reputation for quality and authenticity.