Culture and Tourism

Located in Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Hudson is known for its strong, vibrant community. Placing the arts at the centre of the community and its vision of the future, the Town is a favoured tourist destination for lovers of the visual arts, music, culture and nature.

A story that is written in time

Hudson is a picturesque town situated 60 kilometres west of Montreal and 150 kilometres east of Ottawa. Officially founded in 1865, the Town was inhabited long before. Greenwood House in Hudson was built nearly 300 years ago during the regime of New France! In 2015, the Town celebrated its 150th anniversary and major festivities were staged throughout the year for the occasion.

Uniqueness

Hudson has a unique character that distinguishes it from the rest of the region. Bordered to the north by Lake of Two Mountains, the Town has a thriving arts community and enjoys a beautiful natural setting. Its quiet, rural landscape attracts a large number of artists and musicians who draw inspiration from the locale.

Arts and culture

Placing the arts at the centre of the community and its vision of the future, Hudson hosts many exhilarating events and cultural venues. Every summer for a whole week, the Hudson Music Festival attracts many tourists to the Town. For over 20 years, the Village Theatre has offered a varied annual program to playgoers, and the Hudson Museum recounts the fascinating story of this small village.

A bilingual community

The bilingual status of the Town unites its flourishing anglophone and francophone community that numbers around 5,000. Residents and visitors alike enjoy Hudson for its quaint shops, gourmet restaurants and Finnegan’s Market.

A picturesque setting

Hudson’s beautiful natural scenery encourages a healthy, outdoor lifestyle with many nature trails and a beach. Le Nichoir, a well known wild bird rehabilitation centre, is located in the municipal wildlife reserve and is dedicated to its environmental values.

A destination of choice

With its vibrant cultural community, Hudson is a great place to live and a favourite tourist destination for lovers of the visual arts, music and culture — a place where you can immerse yourself in a beautiful, pastoral setting.

Tourist information office

The Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre
394, Main Road, Hudson J0P 1H0
(450) 458-6699
(450) 458-7764