IbervilleIberville, Qué, Town, pop 9424 (2001c), 9635 (1996c), 9352 (1991c), area 5.21 km2, inc 1859, is located on the east side of the Rivière RICHELIEU, at the head of the Chambly Canal. It lies within a fertile fruit-farming region. Iberville was originally set up in 1846 as the village named Christieville, after Gabriel Christie (1722-99), the father of the seigneur who donated the land for the original church and parsonage. This name was possibly rejected because Christie was a soldier in James WOLFE's army, which took Québec City in 1759. Instead, the name was chosen to glorify the military career of Pierre Le Moyne D'IBERVILLE.
Visitors are attracted by Iberville's impressive Roman Catholic church, local vineyards and picturesque riverside setting. Iberville and the surrounding region were hard hit by the January 1998 ice storm that slashed across eastern Ontario and southern Québec.