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2019-2020 OFFICIAL TOURIST GUIDE

Eastern Townships

easterntownships.org


we

can't wait

to see you

charles-henri de coussergues, vignoble de l'orpailleur

We Work hard to make our region as picturesque, Welcoming, delicious, exciting, invigorating, friendly, entertaining, restorative and surprising as it can be. Why? because We love it, and because We Want you to feel the love too. alWays.


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regional overview 1 Map 6 Can’t-miss Experiences 8 Profile of the Region 146

top things to do 31 Attractions, Towns & Villages 113 Events 125 Culture & Heritage 129 Nature & Outdoor Activities 146 Health Centres, Spas & Relaxation

Centres 150 Winter Fun 156 Agritourism Activities & Regional

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accommodations and places to eat 172 Places to Eat 186 Accommodations

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useful information 208 General Information 211 Travelling in Québec 213 Legend of Symbols 214 Index

Photo credits: Mathieu Dupuis; Stéphane Lemire


TRAVEL TOOLS Web resources to help you plan your trip

Tourism Eastern Townships offers visitors several Web-based tools to help them plan their trip in the region.

easterntownships.org You may download this guide in PDF format, along with the following maps. Printed copies of the guide and maps are also available in the region’s accredited tourist information offices (see list on page 208).

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regional overview 1 Map 6 Can’t-miss Experiences 8 Profile of the Region 30 Brome-Missisquoi 45 Granby 52 Memphrémagog 67 Sherbrooke 80 Coaticook River Valley 86 Val-Saint-François 94 Des Sources 98 Haut-Saint-François 103 Mégantic

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Add these must-visits to your bucket list, stAt! And while these signAture experiences Are the ones you definitely don’t wAnt to miss, remember thAt there’s A whole lot more to explore in our beAutiful region. see you soon!

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l’orford express et le grand cru whether you’re hopping on-board the orford express train or cruising lake memphrémagog on the grand cru, you’re in for a truly unique experience. for starters? meals worthy of top restaurants, exceptional views of the region and, most of all, priceless memories with those you love.

> don't miss: to celebrate an occasion, espe-

cially since special activities are planned to mark holidays including mother’s day, easter and christmas.

3 astrolab at parc national du mont-mégantic

abbaye saint-benoît-du-lac

prepare to be star-truck at Astrolab, an astronomy activity centre tucked in the world’s first dark-sky reserve. its mountaintop observatory is home to the country’s most powerful telescope—not to mention countless special activities, conferences and workshops sure to delight cosmos enthusiast young and old.

with its imposing stature, iconic bell tower and picture-perfect perch between lake and mountain, Abbaye saint-benoît-du-lac is a pillar of the local landscape. if you love food, you’ll find this stop particularly heavenly: resident monks handcraft exquisite treats on the daily, including award-winning cheeses.

> don't miss: the popular Astronomy

du-lac cheese, with standouts including bleu bénédictin, ermite, and frère Jacques

festival in July

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> don't miss: fromagerie de saint-benoît-


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6 granby Zoo

J. armand bombardier ingenuity museum like its namesake and founder, this museum is unique, surprising and brilliantly innovative. first inaugurated in 1971 and recently completely renovated, it offers a fascinating take on Québébécois heritage. feeling inspired to create? visit the new fab lab, where budding tinkerers can build their inventions.

> don't miss: mordus de l’hiver day in

february, for lots of family-friendly activities

5 foresta lumina / parc de la gorge de coaticook the pristine forest of parc de la gorge de coaticook comes to life come nightfall with a multimedia spectacular that’s equal parts enchanting and magical. every year, the wizards behind foresta lumina tweak the experience so there’s always something new to enjoy.

> don't miss: coffret de l’imagination, a

char-ming new restaurant near the entrance of the park

this iconic attraction is home to 1,500 animals—not to mention a water park, amusement park, skating rink, sledding hill… phew! you’ll want to come back—again and again.

> don't miss: want to stay the night, host

an event, or even get married at the zoo? it’s all possible!

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observétoiles – au diable vert, station de montagne designed in collaboration with national geographic, observÉtoiles is the first outdoor augmented reality planetarium in the world. come explore the cosmos in an outdoor amphitheatre with the help of an augmented reality headset for a truly outof-this-world experience.

> don't miss: hiking, vélovolant, cross-

country skiing, skating, kayaking… there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy at Au diable vert, plus accommodations for every taste.

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festivals

Love to ceLebrate? so do we! throughout the year, our region comes to life with 50+ can’t-be-missed festivals—think music, sports, food and more.

5 ClassiCs La Fête des vendanges Magog-Orford Le Grand Prix Ski-Doo Valcourt La Fête du Lac des Nations - Sherbrooke Le Festival international de la chanson de Granby Comptonales - Compton

5 to DisCover ShazamFest - Barnston Granby International de Voitures Anciennes Mégantuque Lac-Mégantic Festival Rivières de Lumières - Sherbrooke visit our website to learn more about these events! easterntownships.org/festivalstodiscover

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Les Faucheurs de Marguerites - Sherbrooke


visit with an

appetite once upon a time…

Alain labrie, la table du chef

there were hard-working people passionate about sharing the fruits of their labour with others. people who toiled tirelessly in an effort to make their food products as fresh, healthy and delicious as possible. And guess what? mission accomplished! find every version of that passion— from the most humble ingredients to the most epic culinary creations—in our markets, restaurants, boutiques and gourmet grocery stores.

savour the most delicious local treats… whether you go sweet or savoury, you’ll be smitten.

bringing peopLe together Since… Forever! isn’t food the best excuse to get together and celebrate? nowhere is this truer than in the townships, where opportunities to eat and drink abound. comptonales, grande coulée, fête des vendanges magog-orford…

visit the complete list at easterntownshps.org/ gourmetevents

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toast

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townshiPs

love craft beers? you’ll be smitten with the microbrewery offering in the eastern townships. our locals are brewing up some utterly unique flavours—many of which have garnered international accolades!—that are usually served with a side of charming service and delicious food. cheers!

brasseurs des cantons in 2017, some of the region’s top microbreweries formed “les brasseurs des cantons,” a strategic alliance that lead to the creation of a beer route. want to discover top craft beers in the region? download the map at easterntownships. org and enjoy!

download the map at easterntownships.org

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Peruse the First

winemaking region in Quebec

the Story beginS in 1980, when passionate— and admittedly, slightly crazy!—vintners christian barthomeuf and Jacques breault traveled to ontario to obtain cuttings to plant the first vineyard in the eastern townships. Just like that, dunham’s domaine des côtes d’Ardoire was born.

A few years later, dr. Jacques papillion purchased the vineyard and exploited it for 30+ years while christian barthomeuf opened clos saragnat in frelighsburg, where he would eventually develop the very first ice cider. 1982. four more visionaries (charles-henri de coussergues, hervé durand,

frank furtado and pierre rodrigue) work tirelessly to establish the region’s second vineyard, l’orpailleur, right across the street from domaine des côtes d’Ardoise. from this lovely story was born two wine routes: the brome-missisquoi wine route in 2004 and the estrie wine route in 2012.

see the complete list of our wineries on pages 167 to 170

françois and Jean-paul scieur, le cep d'argent

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wine coutry awaits

the brome-missisquoi region is hotbed of winemaking in Quebec. over the past 38 years, dozens of new vineyards have popped up, bringing their own personality and unique offering onto the landscape. the properties are connected by Quebec’s only wine route, which spans a breathtaking 160 kilometres through rolling hills and quaint villages.

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A guaranteed highlight of any townships visit! for more wine country touring, explore the estrie wine route, which was created six years ago and also boasts charming stops for oenophiles and epicureans alike.


tour With friends françois scieur, le cep d'Argent

7 MeMorable vineyarD exPeriences

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get educated at the Économusée de la vigne et du vin at l’orpailleur.

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Admire the green mountains while walking the 5-kilometre trail at val caudalies in dunham. psst! sample their infamous vermouth while you’re there!

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meet the animal residents of de la bauge in bringham, then enjoy a tasting on a patio overlooking the vineyard.

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during harvest season, stomp grapes at domaine du ridge in saint-Armand.

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savour pizza freshly baked in wood-fired oven at château de cartes (seasonal, weekends only).

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learn more about the traditional champenoise method at le cep d’Argent.

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sabre some bubbly at l’orpailleur.

kava tours organizes guided tours to two or three vineyeards on the brome-missisquoi wine route, including visits and tastings. excursions leave from montreal and bromont and include transportation, a guide and a meal.

christian barthomeuf, clos saragnat

keep in mind many vineyards are open year-round. for opening hours, visit their websites or call ahead.

see the complete list of our wineries on pages 167 to 170

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caFéS de viLLage

chat up

the locals

looking for the perfect spot to kick back and sample local culinary delights while chatting up the locals? to get an authentic feel for real life in the townships, visit one of 17 “cafés de village” restaurants, bistros and cafés scattered throughout the region. they may be locals-only spots but they’re more than happy to break bread with visitors, too!

be sure to try: • A scoop of gelato at que du bonheur! • A sliver of veggie pate at café pierre Jean Jase • A duck confit club sandwich at café bistro les trois grâces • A slice of carrot cake at saveurs et gourmandises

see cafés de village, pages 172 to 183

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enjoy the Flavour oF

authenticity

do you Like knowing where your Food comeS From? so do we. this is why an increasing number of farmers, artisans, chefs and shops boast the “créateurs de saveurs” seal. look for the logo and know that what you’re about to tuck into something delicious—and entirely made in the eastern townships.

see créateurs de saveurs, pages 156 to 170

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exPlore

agrotouristic attractions

a robuSt agrotouriSm oFFering iS one oF the region’S greateSt aSSetS. our farmers and food artisans take tremendous pride in their work—and are more than delighted to share their wares and knowledge with visitors to their farms, shops and market stands.

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Where to start? here are some suggestions. > visit the lavender fields of bleu lavande in fitch bay. > nuzzle donkeys and buy donkey milkbased products at les Ânes en culotte in sainte-Anne-de-la-rochelle. > sample cheese at la station cheese shop in compton. you won’t leave empty-handed! > discover seaberry jelly at gourmet par nature in magog. > stock up on an array of treats at verger champêtre in granby. > check out the night market in compton on thursday evenings. > try cassis-based products at domaine ives hill in compton. > learn about bees at lune de miel honey farm in stoke. > enjoy surprising maple beverages at l’érable à son meilleur in lac-drolet.

André pollender, cabane du pic bois

did you know? sea buckthorn is a bright orange berry that contains 30 tiMes More vitaMin c than orange. stock uP at gourMet Par nature or jarDins Zone orange.

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a vibrant story

hit the

trail

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follow in the footsteps of the first waves of American, loyalist, irish and scottish settlers by exploring the townships trail (or chemin des cantons), which dates back to the late 18th century. Along the 430-kilometre route, see everything from bucolic vistas to charming heritage villages while you explore the rich and storied history of the eastern townships as told through architecture, museums and various attractions along the way. grab your loved ones and hit the road!


With friends…

the english tea route features stops in magnificent spots like the beaulne museum—and plenty of immaculate perches to enjoy a cuppa!

With your significant other…

the romance of heritage mansions is amplified in the fall, when the landscape heats up in shades of red, yellow and orange.

With the family…

grab a bite at ruée vers gould in lingwick. on the menu? throwback décor and excellent scottish cuisine.

for more information, visit

townshipstrail.com

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be charMeD

cities by our

while the eastern townships is known for its relaxing rural vibe, it’s also home to vibrant cities including sherbrooke, magog and granby. if you’re craving a sophisticated urban retreat, these are the places to visit if you want to sip wine on a patio, window shop on rue principale, dine in top restaurants, catch a show, hit the dance floor…

Where to grab a drink

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granby

le grimoire microbrewery 223, rue principale grimoire.biz

magog

la memphré microbrewery restaurant & pub 12, merry sud microbrasserielamemphre.com

sherbrooke

omg restaurant 1175, king ouest omgresto.com


our villages

the appeal of our small towns and villages lies in authenticity: while they’ve certainly grown over the years, they haven’t lost an ounce of their old-world cachet. tucked in valleys, nestled at the foot of mountains and on the shores of lakes, they are at the beating heart of our historic region.

our cœurs villageois A collection of 12 towns and villages bear the “coeur villageois” emblem. each highlights some of the region’s most beautiful features, including, most importantly, the locals who work assiduously to showcase the exceptional qualities of the lovely spots they call home.

for more information, visit easterntownships.org/ coeursvillageois

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be DaZZleD by

summit drive the

a stunning drive you Won’t soon forget! the 193-kilometre summit drive twists and turns along country roads, taking you to the foot of some of the region’s tallest mountains. prepare to be dazzled—and don’t forget to look up!

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the summit route is in the heart of the world’s first area protected from light pollution, the international dark-sky reserve. in other words, when the sun sets, it’s the place to be! telescopes are readily available at several stops along the way for you to enjoy. the show is especially spectacular during perseids season, in August.


aWesome vieWpoints > mont gosford > parc de la croix lumineuse (lac-mĂŠgantic) > mont saint-Joseph (parc national du mont-mĂŠgantic) > massif de winslow (parc national de frontenac) > parc rĂŠgional du mont-ham > maison du granit > piopolis pier

for more information, visit

routedessommets.com

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hiker's paradise Whether you’re looking for a casual walk in the woods or a bona fide ascent to the summit, you’ll find a wide variety of challenging terrain to explore in the eastern townships. lace up your boots, grab some trail mix and explore the great outdoors!

round top, Sutton

968 m

Summit in Parc Pational du Mont-orford, orford

853 m

family-friendly. sutton’s village trail offers an easy 2.5 kilometre loop where little ones can admire natural water pools called— wait for it!—witch’s cauldrons. mountainous. from potton’s montagnes-vertes nature reserve, walk the sommets trail loop (14 kilometres) to mont singer (elevation 528 metres). A beautiful challenge. literally!

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Mount Pinacle, baldwin Mills

665 m

Pic Chapman des Sentiers de l’estrie, Stoke

625 m

long and contemplative. there’s a mini compostelle right in the heart mégantic! walk the entire trail and you’ll clock 115 kilometres through piopolis, lac-mégantic and scotstown. otherwise, try the new circuit de l’Abbaye, a 152-kilometre trek.

educational. parc historique de la poudrière de windsor offers a 3 kilometre trail complete with interpretive panels for a hike that’s easy, short and informative.


Bienvenue

randonneurs hikers Welcome look for the “bienvenue randonneurs” icon for accommodations tailor-made for hikers: think everything from trail information and maps to trail snacks and more. sentiers de l’estrie since 1979, this organization has been promoting hiking in the region, developing a trail network, and organizing group hikes. to this day, their trail spans over 200 kilometres.

Parc régional du Mont-ham, ham-Sud

713 m

Mount hereford, east hereford

864 m

Mount Mégantic Parc national du Mont-Mégantic

Mount gosford, Saint-augustin-de-Woburn

1 105 m

1 193 m

4 national parks, 1 regional park whether you’re a novice hiker, elite mountaineer, or somewhere in-between, you’re sure to appreciate the vast array of terrain, activities and amenities offered in our regional (mont-ham) and national (de la yamaska, mont-orford, frontenac and mont-mégantic) parks.

for more information about hiking and lodging in the region, visit

easterntownships.org our parks on page 141

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bicycle

touring

top cycling routes > les tours des monts sutton viA sAint-benoit-du-lAc > the estriAde network > mAgog-orford > grAndes fourches – sherbrooke – north hAtley > the coAticook vAlley > grAnd tour du lAc mÉgAntic

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the eastern townships region is known as a world-class cycling destination. why? plenty of accessible bike routes and trails, gorgeous scenery and, above all, a population of highly enthusiast cyclists like yourself! in 2018, waterloo received the bronze level “vélosympathique” certification in recognition of its efforts to improve and facilitate cycling in the city. incidentally, it is at the crossroads of three major bike paths: the estriade, campagnarde and montagnarde.


unique experience aLert! want to PeDal 1,000 Metres atoP the Forest’s canoPy anD over ravines anD cascaDes? absolutely! where? station De Montagne au Diable vert in sutton.

Are you a thrill seeker? whether you are a beginner or already expert, head for our mountain biking trails. the townships offer over a hundred trails, all guaranteed 100% fun!

cyclists Welcome knowledgeable staff, a safe space to store your bike, a bike pump… these are just a few of the bike-friendly amenities you can expect to enjoy at “bienvenue cyclistes” certified accommodations. see pages 186 to 187

find mountain biking resources, including rental information and more at

easterntownships.org

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celebrate the joys oF

inter

under a blanket of shimmery snoW, the eastern toWnships come to life! from snowsports to extreme spa-ing, there are countless ways to embrace the deep freeze in the region. translation? four world-class ski resorts, as many national parks offering activities of all kinds, a vibrant regional park, awesome mountain stations and hundreds of kilometres to explore on skis, snowshoes, skates or crampons‌ come play!

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20 winter Fun suggestions

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yooner at mont sutton

2. snowshoeing at diable vert in sutton 3. tubing at station touristique baie-des-sables de lac-mégantic 4. torchlit snowshoeing at parc national du mont-mégantic 5. megapod camping at camping Aventure mégantic 6. russian banya at spa nordic station in magog 7.

skijoring à skijoering stukely-sud

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13.5 km of fatbike trails at parc national de la yamaska

9. horse-drawn carriage rides at Jacques robidas equestrian centre in north hatley 10. hiking at parc national du mont-orford 11. ice fishing at parc découverte nature de coaticook 12. the new winter village at granby Zoo 13. trail skating pointe merry in magog 14. ice climbing at parc de la gorge de coaticook 15. skiing owl’s head, plus après at the newly renovated chalet 16. All-inclusive stay at Jouvence 17. nuit blanche at bromont, montagne d’expériences 18. cross-country skiing amongst snow ghosts at parc national du mont-mégantic

don’t miss these festivals! > célébrons l’hiver at parc régional du mont-ham > grand prix ski-doo de valcourt > festi-val en neige / mordus de l’hiver in valcourt

19. staying in a Zoobox at vertendre in eastman

> fête des neiges de magog

20. easter brunch as a family at strom spa in sherbrooke

> carnaval de sherbrooke

> mégantuque in lac-mégantic

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Attractions in Brome-Missisquoi 1 > Bromont, montagne d’expÊriences water park, see page 33

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regional overview BROME-MISSISQUOI

Brome-Missisquoi Take the Brome-Missisquoi Wine Route and meander along the narrow country roads through picturesque, welcoming villages each with its own appeal, and taste the wines and local products offered in the Brome-Missisquoi region. This region is a not-to-bemissed, trendy tourist destination – the perfect place to have a good time, enjoy great food, and relax in a welcoming setting that focuses on the quality of life of its residents!

Bedford

P A-3

2,594 ininhabitants

The town of Bedford was an important business centre at the end of the 19th century and was long regarded as the seat of Missisquoi County. Fine examples of New England influence can be seen in the magnificent homes, as well as in the Anglican (1834), United (1871), and Catholic (1910) churches. The many red brick buildings and the wide main street create an architectural harmony reminiscent of a setting from earlier times. Discover the Brochets River through kayaking activities. Before you leave, stop for a treat at the Café Rouge Café de Village, the chocolate shop, or the Fromagerie Missiska. In August, the Bedford agricultural fair enables visitors to connect with the rural world. Because of its heritage, Bedford is a stop on the Townships Trail, and it is located on the Wine Route, making it well worth the trip.

Brigham

A-3

2,337 ininhabitants

Brigham is named for the owner of a brick factory, which was this area’s largest business in the mid-19th century. Tangible signs of the past include two covered bridges, one of which underwent major restoration in 2001; the neo-Renaissance Brigham Manor (1865), as well as the Brigham United Church (1872), both of which have been converted into private homes; and numerous houses dating from 1865 through 1890. Living in a predominantly rural and agricultural setting, Brigham’s residents enjoy excellent market garden produce from neighbouring farms, and visitors delight in the three vineyards and numerous maple syrup operations.

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Centre national de cyclisme de Bromont

Bromont

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9,817 ininhabitants

The dream of brothers Germain and Roland Désourdy to develop a town of the second millennium became a reality when the town was founded in 1964. Bromont was created from the former village of West Shefford, which had merged with Adamsville and the surrounding areas. The town focuses on activity, culture, and well-being, and downtown Bromont beats to the vibrant rhythm of its residents and visitors. At the base of the largest lit skiable area in North America, tourists are enchanted with the old village sector featuring gift shops, bistros, the Confiserie Bromont Café de Village, guided tours, art galleries, and antique shops. Every year, Bromont hosts numerous large-scale events of a sports, cultural, or gourmet nature, including the International Bromont and Bromont en Art. In addition to the station Bromont, montagne d’expériences that is transformed in the summer into a water park and mountain bike trails, this little town proves to be a paradise for sport enthusiasts: four golf courses, a bike trail connected to the Route verte, the Centre national de cyclisme where all types of cycling are possible, more than 70 km of operational multipurpose trails, and the site of Olympic equestrian competitions. In Bromont, you’ll also enjoy high-quality accommodations, well-known spa facilities, unforgettable evening performances, and beautiful rural scenes. [Ad, p. 41]


regional overview BROME-MISSISQUOI

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Bromont, montagnes d’expériences water park

150, rue Champlain, Bromont 450-534-2200 • 1-866-276-6668 • skibromont.com Bromont’s water park offers more than 20 exciting water activities for the whole family. Various thrill levels: easy, difficult, very difficult, and even extreme. Schedule: June to September.

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Centre National de Cyclisme de Bromont

Bromont, montagnes d’expériences water park

400, rue Shefford, Bromont 450-534-3333 • centrenationalbromont.com Introductory and private courses in mountain, BMX, road, velodrome, cyclo-cross, trail, and fatbiking. Day camps, spinning classes, specialized equipment rentals, accommodations, cycling rest stop, and much more! Schedule: Year-round.

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Factoreries Tanger Bromont

109, boul. Le Carrefour, Bromont 450-534-1818 • factoreriestanger.com

Factoreries Tanger, Bromont

Boutiques, outlets, and restaurants, whose New England-style architecture make them distinctive… the perfect place to enjoy a leisurely walk, window shopping, and a “lifestyle shopping” experience. Schedule: Year-round, closed December 25 and January 1.

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Les alpagas de la Ferme Norli

160, route Pierre Laporte, Bromont 450-534-2305 • alpagasfermenorli.ca

Les alpagas de la Ferme Norli, Bromont

Alpaca farm featuring self-guided or guided tours, a boutique with knitted goods for the home and the whole family, yarn for knitters, and spinning onsite. Schedule: Year-round, closed December 25 and 26. Musée du chocolat (Chocolate Museum)

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679, rue Shefford, Bromont 450-534-3893 lemuseeduchocolatdelaconfiseriebromont.com The Musée du chocolat is a chocolate museum next to Confiserie Bromont that provides talks and information on this delectable product. People of all ages will love every minute of this tour. Schedule: Year-round, July and August: extended hours. [Ad, p. 43] Photo credit: Karine Robidas

Musée du chocolat, Bromont

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regional overview BROME-MISSISQUOI

Cowansville

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14,354 ininhabitants

Kava Tours, Dunham

A town with 14 bridges, Cowansville is the largest municipality in the Brome-Missisquoi MRC. In addition to Lake Davignon, in the heart of the city, the historic sector of Sweetsburg contributes to Cowansville’s charm with its Loyalist influences, majestic buildings, and Victorian-style homes along Principale and Du Sud streets. The Bruck House (1875), “Les Belles Disparues” fresco mural tour, numerous restaurants, and the La Mie Bretonne bakery’s Café de Village provide Cowansville residents and visitors with pleasant settings in which to relax and take the time to enjoy life. For an intimate evening, Sur la scène Davignon features artists from Quebec’s performing arts scene. Summer concerts feature outdoor performances. The city’s western sector has a more urban allure, with several big-box stores. Rustik Tours, featuring a variety of guided, themed excursions through the region will enhance your discoveries. Musée Bruck

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225, rue Principale, Cowansville 450-263-6101 • ville.cowansville.qc.ca/fr/nav/ museebruck.html A collection of art works including a painting by Alexander Young Jackson of the Group of Seven, as well as pieces by the Beaver Hall Group. The Museum regularly presents visual and textile art exhibitions. Schedule: Year-round. Musée Bruck, Cowansville

Rustik Tours

509, rue du Sud, Cowansville 1-844-663-0808 • rustiktours.com All-inclusive bus tours led by a tour guide. You will discover the hospitality and the riches of the rural culture and history of the region’s little-known sites. Schedule: Year-round.

Rustik Tours, Cowansville

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Dunham

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3,525 ininhabitants

In 1796, Dunham was the first township in the region to be proclaimed and the first to be officially established in Lower Canada. With its numerous stone and brick houses, three churches, and fenced properties, the village core is typical of those from the Loyalist era. Today, several restaurants and boutiques are located in impressive buildings from the past. The birthplace of Quebec’s grape-growing industry, Dunham is the midpoint on the Brome-Missisquoi Wine Route, the province’s first wine route. This route features 22 vineyards, each providing a memorable olfactory, tasting, and visual experience. When it’s time to harvest the grapes, it’s also time to pick berries, vegetables, and apples nearby. The spring event, Clé des Champs, celebrates the village’s rural, food-focused character.

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514-523-4965 • 1-877-686-5282 routedesvins.com Kava Tours offers excursions to discover the region’s producers and winemakers. Schedule: February to November, by reservation only.

Farnham

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9,361 ininhabitants

A small town bordering the Yamaska River that has kept its Loyalist character and attractive downtown area, Farnham is an active commercial and industrial centre located in a prosperous agricultural region. An unusual aspect is the nearby presence of a large National Defence base, which trains the Canadian military. An important cycling link between SaintJean-sur-Richelieu and Granby via the Montérégiade 1 and 2 bike trails, Farnham is also a site for discovery experiences through its Marché de la Station Gourmande public market in the summer, the Farnham Ale & Lager microbrewery, and the Fromagerie des Cantons cheese factory, where a number of cheeses designated Créateurs de Saveurs can be tasted. A heritage tour is also part of the tourist offer.

Photo credit: Michel Mayer

Oneka, Frelighsburg

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Close to the Vermont border and nestled at the foot of Mount Pinnacle, Frelighsburg is recognized as one of the most beautiful villages in Quebec. The architectural quality and heritage aspects of several of the village’s buildings are remarkable and certainly justify a stop at this stage of the Townships Trail. The Grammar School (1856); the general store, converted into the Sucreries de l’érable Café de Village, where an unforgettable maple syrup pie can be savoured; and the churches built on heights of land instill life into this village core. Apple growing plays a major economic role and adds colour to the countryside with its homemade production sites, cider-houses, and orchards. Many top-quality artistic activities are held in this town. On Principale Street, stop by the Oneka organic farm, whose operations are based on the fundamentals of permaculture, and discover a range of 100% natural body care products. It is not by coincidence that every year, the town is host to the Foire Bio Paysanne Équitable, held in August. Oneka

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23, rue Principale, Frelighsburg 1-877-620-8733 • onekaelements.com Oneka offers a full range of personal care products created using organic plants grown from our fields with no use of sulphates, parabens, or synthetic fragrances. Schedule: Year-round, closed Mondays and Tuesdays. easterntownships.org

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Lac-Brome (Knowlton)

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5,623 ininhabitants

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At the intersection of the Townships Trail and the Brome-Missisquoi Wine Route, encircling the lake of the same name and now grouping together seven villages, the Town of Brome Lake reflects the true meaning of a resort destination and the art of living. The elegant Victorian village of Knowlton, the largest in Lac-Brome, is famous for its Loyalist roots and outstanding built heritage. Auberge Knowlton prides itself on being the oldest inn in the Eastern Townships, in operation since 1849. The luxurious houses located along the edge of the lake, the Historical Society’s museum and children’s museum, and the heritage tour are reminiscent of the prosperity of yesteryear and an Anglophone past. The village core, which is decorated with lights every December, features a waterfall in Coldbrook Park; a variety of restaurants, including the picturesque Star Café, a Café de Village; gift and antique shops; Theatre Lac-Brome featuring English- and French-language performances; and many events. Agricultural tourism is also prevalent, with both the renowned Brome Lake Ducks farm and the Léon Courville vineyard. In the surrounding countryside are small attractive farms and scenic rural roads that can be explored by bike. [Ad, p. 40] Brome County Museum and Children’s Museum

Brome County Museum and Children’s Museum, Lac-Brome

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130, rue Lakeside, Lac-Brome 450-243-6782 • bromemuseum.com Five historical buildings. Military collections. World War I Fokker DVII plane. Children’s Museum. Former courthouse. Articles dating back to the arrival of Loyalists to the county. Former general store. Schedule: Mid-May to Thanksgiving. Domaine des Nobles Alpagas

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24, chemin Barnes, Lac-Brome 450-242-4255 • alpagas-dna.ca Guided tours of the alpaca farm. Gift shop with clothing made from alpaca wool. Schedule: Yearround, closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

Domaine des Nobles Alpagas, Lac-Brome

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Three Pines Tours

Lac-Brome 514-623-2158 • threepinestours.com Come discover the Eastern Townships’ charming villages and magnificent sites that were the inspiration for Louise Penny’s great mystery novels. Schedule: Year-round, by reservation.

Saint-Armand

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1,222 ininhabitants

Located northeast of Lake Champlain on the banks of Missisquoi Bay, the hamlet of Philipsburg, one of Saint-Armand’s two sectors, was the first site in the region to have been settled (1784). The constructions dating from the 19th century, the rural setting, the covered bridge (1845) on Edoin Road, and the country roads leading to vineyards, far removed from contemporary turbulence, infuse an old-fashioned essence and charm into this village. A good way to discover these historical and heritage treasures is to visit the 12 stops along the Saint-Armand built heritage circuit.

Three Pines Tours, Lac-Brome

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195, avenue Champlain, Saint-Armand 450-248-2344 • municipalite.saint-armand.qc.ca The Place du Quai, located along the banks of Missisquoi Bay, is a showcase and art gallery where tourists are invited to discover Saint-Armand through its built heritage circuit and history from the past to today. Schedule: May to September.

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Centre de Santé Euro-Spa, Saint-Ignace-de-Stanbridge

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L’érable au fil du temps

784, 1er Rang Sud, Saint-Ignace-de-Stanbridge 450-248-9059 • erableaufildutemps.ca An all-new maple interpretation centre open to the public. Come discover maple in all its forms at our century-old maple grove. You’ll learn what maple producers really do. Schedule: December to April. May to November, by reservation.

Stanbridge East

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888 ininhabitants

The village of Stanbridge East has succeeded in preserving its original Loyalist architecture. The presence of the Anglican Church (1860), the United Church (1844), and the neoclassical former school are tangible signs of its past. The Missisquoi Museum injects life into the milieu, presenting exhibitions in the Cornell Mill (1830) and Hodge’s General Store. The museum also welcomes visitors to the Walbridge Barn, an exceptional 12-sided, round barn renovated in 2012, and located in the charming hamlet of Mystic, 10 km from Stanbridge East. This step back in time is a must for history enthusiasts, where they will find the Auberge l’Œuf and its homemade chocolate, which has been produced for more than 40 years. The annual apple pie festival, which has been held in September for more than 30 years, is as delicious an event as you’d hope. Missisquoi Museum

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2, rue River, Stanbridge East 450-248-3153 • museemissisquoi.ca The Missisquoi Museum features more than 20,000 items and archives related to the region’s history, presented in three period buildings: the Cornell Mill (1830), Hodge’s General Store (1840), and the 12-sided Walbridge Barn (1881). Schedule: May 26 to October 13.

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The Sutton Mountain Range majestically marks the landscape and impacts the rhythm of activities in the town of the same name. Scenic roads meander through the municipality of Sutton, which covers an area of 244 km2 and includes the charming tiny communities of Glen Sutton and Sutton Junction. This is a true mountain village, where a vast range 38 easterntownships.org

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of outdoor activities can be enjoyed whatever the season: skiing and board sports, road and mountain biking, hiking, snowshoeing, golfing, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, kayaking, and cycling through the treetops (as the latter at VéloVolant). Mont SUTTON is a frontrunner among major ski centres for its glade skiing, not only in Quebec but across Canada. The Sentier du Village-Montagne trail links the mountain to the heart of the village with its fine boutiques, restaurants, and the welcoming and cosy Le Cafetier Café de Village in Parc d’Environnement Naturel de Sutton with its 52 km of trails. This park is one of the most beautiful four-season trail networks in Quebec, and dogs are always welcome. In addition to having a reputation as an outdoor destination, Sutton has preserved its rich history and exceptional built heritage, which can be discovered along its five heritage trails, of which three are audio-guided tours that may be downloaded from home. Cultural life is not insignificant, thanks to its art galleries, museum, jazz and blues festivals, and events like the Tour des Arts. In Sutton, nature and culture come together to the great delight of residents and visitors. [Ad, p. 40]

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1474, chemin Macey, Sutton 450-538-1538 • alpagassutton.com Self-guided or guided tours, video presentation, wildlife observation, boutique, picnic area, panoramic view, special events. Reservations required for groups. Schedule: Year-round. Mont Sutton

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Musée des communications et d’histoire de Sutton

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32, rue Principale Sud, Sutton 514-891-9560 • museedesutton.com Permanent exhibition of artefacts on Sutton’s history and communications (1800 to 1960), complemented by a temporary exhibition in 2019 presenting filmmaker Pierre Falardeau. The museum also presents mini-concerts. Schedule: June to October.

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169, chemin Staines, Sutton 450-538-5639 • observetoiles.com

Mont SUTTON

Exploratory experience of the night sky in the world’s first outdoor augmented-reality planetarium. Schedule: May to September. Sutton Heritage Tours

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24-A, rue Principale Sud, Sutton 450-538-8455 • 1-800-565-8455 tourismesutton.ca/repertoire/circuits-patrimoniaux Audio-guided heritage tours with a narrator, storytellers, and custom-designed ambient sounds to guide you in discovering Sutton’s key figures and events, as well as its landscapes and religious and built heritage. Schedule: Year-round, closed December 25 and January 1. VéloVolant

Musée des communications et d’histoire de Sutton

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169, chemin Staines, Sutton 450-538-5639 • velovolant.com Canada’s first and only experience of cycling through a forest canopy on a VéloVolant suspended bicycle! Each pedal stroke will drive you along a route through treetops, along a ravine, a small waterfall, and a cliff. Schedule: May to mid-October.

National Geographic Observétoiles, Sutton

Please consult easterntownships.org for information on the following towns and villages: Abercorn, Brome, Bolton-Ouest, East Farnham, Notre-Dame-deStanbridge, Pike River, Saint-Ignace-de-Stanbridge, Sainte-Sabine, Stanbridge Station.

VéloVolant, Sutton

Photo credits : Sonya Messier; Michel Saint-Jean; Charles Mercier

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Granby & region A family destination par excellence, the HauteYamaska area has a full program to appeal to young and old – with a network of cycling trails linking Granby to Waterloo through the Parc national de la Yamaska and the ARTRIA open-air museum. Lots of other activities are offered, such as educational tours and leisurely stops along the Haltes Gourmandes circuit and the must-visit Granby Zoo. [Ad, p. 45]

Granby

?jP B-2

68,045 inhabitants

A regional capital, industrial centre, and the second largest city in the Eastern Townships, Granby annually welcomes many visitors at its zoo, one of Canada’s most renowned, which also features the Amazoo water park. However, the City of Granby has much more to offer, with its Festival International de la Chanson, the country’s biggest French-language singing competition; its numerous paved cycling trails that are part of the vast Route Verte cycling network; its ARTRIA open-air museum; its Centre d’Interprétation de la Nature du Lac Boivin; its many parks and fountains; and its vibrant cultural life. Often hosting dynamic events, the downtown area features top-quality boutiques and two unique Cafés de village: Café Madame Hortense and Café de la Brûlerie. The elegant city of Granby has a rich history, which is told along the Townships Trail and heritage routes running through it. Just outside of the urban zone, the Verger Champêtre orchard offers an enjoyable agricultural tourism experience for young and old. Centre d’interprétation de la nature du lac Boivin

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700, rue Drummond, Granby 450-375-3861 • cinlb.org Explore 9.7 km of trails in a marsh. Exceptional birdwatching site. Two observation towers, welcome pavilion, tourist information, exhibition hall, and gift shop. Schedule: Year-round, closed December 25-26 and January 1-2. [Ad, p. 50]

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40, rue Évangéline, Granby 450-378-5598 • galeriesdegranby.com Shopping centre with more than 100 stores and restaurants. Schedule: Year-round. Grimpe et Partou

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11, boulevard Mountain, Granby 450-991-1118 • grimpeetpartou.com Family fun centre for people of all ages. Come have fun with our play structure, inflatable games, miniputt, gaming tables, and playground for children ages 3 and under. Schedule: Year-round. Musée canadien de l’arme et du bronze

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53-1, rue Dufferin, Granby 450-405-4585 • museemab.com Superb exhibition of over 1,200 contemporary weapons and a selection from the artwork collection, including paintings and bronze sculptures. Stamps are exhibited on our website. Schedule: Year-round, weekends only.

Photo credit: Pierre Saint-Martin

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Verger Champêtre - Gîte & compagnie, Granby

Karting St-Alphonse, Saint-Alphonse-de-Granby

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(Club de golf les Cèdres) 669, rue Coupland, Granby 450-372-0167 • golflescedres.com

525, rue Saint-Hubert, Granby 450-372-9113 • 1-877-472-6299 • zoodegranby.com

This museum tells the history of golf, its origins, the greatest golfers in history, and major Canadian and Québec names, as well as important dates in golfing history, the manufacturing method of balls, etc. Schedule: Year-round.

In the winter, 90% of the animals are visible at the Zoo, at only 50% of the summer price. Observe exotic animals outdoors in a magical setting and inside several pavilions. More than 20 activities per day. Schedule: Consult our Web site. [Ad, p. 50]

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2300, rue Cowie, Granby 450-379-5155 • vergerchampetre.com Learn about crops, livestock, biodiversity, environment, and life on the farm in Québec on a 2.8km interpretation trail featuring interpretation panels and an indoor interpretation centre. Schedule: June 1 to December 31. Zoo de Granby

Roxton Pond

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4,017 inhabitants

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525, rue Saint-Hubert, Granby 450-372-9113 • 1-877-472-6299 • zoodegranby.com The Zoo de Granby welcomes visitors to its trails to observe 1800 animals of nearly 225 species. Don’t miss out on the aquatic park, amusement park, and the Dinozoo park! Schedule: Consult our Web site. [Ad, p. 50]

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Covering an area of 100 km2, the municipality of Roxton Pond is adjacent to the City of Granby. The houses in the heart of the village, beautifully decorated with friezes and gingerbread, recall Roxton Pond’s past as the largest tool-producing centre in Canada in the late 19th century. Outside the village, the municipality is home to the Parc national de la Yamaska, a prime family picnic site during the summer, known for its beach and bike paths. Take a short detour via 3e Rang road in the neighbouring municipality of Saint-Joachim-de-Shefford to continue your gourmet experience by discovering the Créateurs de Saveurs products at the École du 3e Rang winery and cider production facility on the Route des Vins de l’Estrie wine route, which extends towards the east of the region.


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Saint-Alphonse-de-Granby

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3,236 inhabitants

Located at the gateway to the Eastern Townships from Montreal on Autoroute 10, Saint-Alphonse-de-Granby welcomes and informs visitors year-round through its tourist information office, highlighting things to see, do, and taste in the Granby-Bromont region. Well-integrated into the agricultural milieu are the municipality’s other tourist attractions – a maple syrup operation and go-karting and paintball facilities.

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Karting St-Alphonse

140, rue des Érables, Saint-Alphonse-de-Granby 450-360-0055 • 1-866-625-5278 kartingstalphonse.com

Shefford

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7,109 inhabitants

Our track is built on rolling hills featuring incredible climbs and quick descents interspersed with bends and hairpin turns. Guaranteed to get your adrenalin pumping from start to finish of our 900-m lit track. Families, friends, and corporate groups are all welcome. Schedule: Consult our website.

Sainte-Cécile-de-Milton

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2,259 inhabitants

Sainte-Cécile-de-Milton was the first Catholic parish established in the county in the mid-19th century. Its economic activities have always been focused on growing great quantities of corn, soybeans, and apples. Milton Cidery offers a gourmet experience, blending the production, processing, and tasting of a multitude of Créateurs de Saveurs products. This is a place not to be forgotten by those wanting to discover the true taste of the Townships.

Shefford Township is in a unique geographical position in the heart of the MRC de la Haute-Yamaska, sharing a common border with towns like Bromont, Granby, and Waterloo. With no true village centre, its territory is dominated by Mount Shefford, which offers a number of magnificent views of the region. A significant portion of the Estriade bike path can be found south of the mountain, as well as two parks devoted to nature conservation and featuring more than 10 km of hiking trails. Over 200 km of small side roads are perfect for cycling and sightseeing. A 60-km heritage route highlights the area’s landscapes and its heritage.

Waterloo

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4,570 inhabitants

Once a railway hub, the city of Waterloo is now at the junction of three major cycling trails: The Estriade, with its ARTRIA open-air museum; the Campagnarde; and the Montagnarde, all of which follow stretches of the Route Verte, recognized by National Geographic as the world’s most beautiful cycling trail. The town’s historic sector, heritage circuit, old caboose featuring temporary exhibits, and Maison de la Culture in the Universalist Church erected in 1878 add to the cultural cachet of this lovely reflection of the past lapped by the waters of Lake Waterloo. Please consult easterntownships.org for information on the following towns and villages: Saint-Joachimde-Shefford and Warden.

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Memphrémagog In every season, the Townships’ art of living permeates the Memphrémagog region. During your stay, your five senses will be satiated by the beauty of the landscapes, the many gourmet options, physical exercise on the lakes and mountains, and sites devoted to relaxation and culture. Blessed by nature and invigorated by people keen to spend time here, this is a spot you’ll be tempted to stop at. The proximity of the American border, which is intriguing from many perspectives, must not be overlooked. An excursion in the area is perfect for satisfying one’s curiosity and discovering many sites where history was written and an American influence is felt.Memphrémagog is a destination not to be missed by those in search of the charm of the Eastern Townships and tiny villages nestled above and in valleys. Panoramic views and amazing discoveries await.

Austin

P C-3

1,525 inhabitants

Austin, named for Nicholas Austin, a Quaker who immigrated here in 1793, is located on the western shores of Lake Memphremagog. The village is well worth a visit to admire the panoramic views of the lake and nearby mountains. At the intersection of Nicholas Austin and Millington roads, a charming little church, next to Muriel Ball-Duckworth Park, is the departure point for a 4.7-km heritage tour. On the opposite side, Reginald Aubrey Fessenden (the father of radio broadcasting) Park is the departure point for a planetary trail along a 2-km pedestrian walkway leading to Saint-Benoît-du-Lac. The general store offers a wide assortment of local products.

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1195, route 112, Austin 450-297-4773 • natureautochtone.com Aboriginal (Amerindian) craft store selling incense, dreamcatchers, tomahawks, peace pipes, moccasins, clothing, jewellery, sculptures, etc. Additional services: urban trapper for pest control. Schedule: Year-round, seasonal schedules. Savonnerie des Diligences (soap factory)

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1249, route 112, Austin 450-297-3979 • savonneriediligences.ca Soap maker selling soap and natural body care products. Country boutique. Free sightseeing tours. Warm and personalized service. Families welcome. Rain or shine. Schedule: Year-round.

Ayer’s Cliff

?P C-3

1,125 inhabitants

The place name Ayer’s Cliff, adopted in 1904, reflects the site’s unique characteristic – the cliff towering over the southern shore of beautiful Lake Massawippi. It also commemorates Thomas Ayer, who introduced the railway in 1799. In the late 18th century, a small stagecoach inn welcomed travellers from the United States. This tradition of hospitality continues today with numerous tourist accommodation sites along the lake. A stop on the Townships Trail, Ayer’s Cliff has kept its Anglo-Saxon allure with its heritage homes, attractive bandstand, and fairgrounds where a public market is held Saturdays throughout the summer. The Stanstead County Agricultural Society will hold the 174th edition of its fair – one of the oldest in the province, in summer 2019. The tourist offer also includes the Sentier Nature Tomifobia bike path along the river of the same name, which goes to Stanstead. By boat you can easily explore Lake Massawippi, which in Abenaki means «lake of deep waters.» Photo credit: Nathalie Rivard


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Bolton-Est

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Hatley (Township)

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1,005 inhabitants

2,231 inhabitants

Nestled in the heart of the Missisquoi Valley, East Bolton is a real patchwork of nature and history. It includes Bolton Centre and South Bolton and lakes Nick, Long, and Trousers. A stop on the Townships Trail, the architectural heritage of both the Centre SaintPatrick and East Bolton’s town hall is a tangible sign of its well-preserved Loyalist history. The year 2017 marked the 150th anniversary of the building, which is a prime example of late 19th-century architecture. Located between the river and the Appalachian Corridor, the Spa des Chutes de Bolton attracts numerous guests who enjoy the flowing water and relaxing massages.

Surrounding the village of North Hatley, this township has attractions the whole family can enjoy, such as the Grandes-Fourches bike trail that links North Hatley with Sherbrooke, following the Massawippi River. Also located here is the Capelton Mines, which offers underground guided tours. The Route des Vins de l’Estrie wine route features a stop at the Domaine de Bergeville, the only Quebec vineyard devoted exclusively to organic sparkling wines. The Massawippi River will charm canoe-kayak enthusiasts with its meandering route through valleys, forests, and agricultural landscapes. The Canton de Hatley also boasts a number of multipurpose trails for outdoor enthusiasts.

Eastman

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2,012 inhabitants

The northern gateway into the Missisquoi Valley and surrounded by four lakes, Eastman is located at the foot of majestic Mount Orford. Founded in 1888, Eastman is a tourist destination where culture and the outdoors blend with gastronomy. In addition to its renowned Spa Eastman, the village is home to the Théâtre de La Marjolaine, which introduced French summer theatre to Quebec, the performance venue Le Cabaret, and the literary event Les Correspondances d’Eastman. Check out the menus at the variety of fine restaurants (including the cosy Café de village Bistro Les Trois Grâces), discover businesses, and explore antique shops that will delight your senses. Relax in one of the rest areas near the lakes or enjoy strolling along the Louise Portal trail, the heritage trail, or the literary trail. Enjoy the La Montagnarde trail for biking and hiking in summer (cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in winter), hiking or kayaking in Parc Missisquoi Nord, a treetop aerial course, tube sliding at Arbre Aventure/Haut Bois-Normand, and water sports, which are all activity options offered to visitors. Arbre Aventure

Capelton Mines

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5800, chemin Capelton, Township of Hatley 819-346-9545 • 1-888-346-9545 • capelton.ca Underground tour of an old copper mine, a prospector’s tour, outdoor adventure trails, small museum, gift shop, etc. Schedule: May to October.

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426, chemin George-Bonnallie, Eastman 450-297-2659 • 1-866-297-2659 • arbreaventure.ca An aerial obstacle course embedded in the treetops: ropes, zip lines, walkways, etc. Activities for all (ages 3 and up). Safe, picturesque environment surrounded by nature. Schedule: Year-round. Arbre Aventure, Eastman

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Centre d’équitation Jacques Robidas

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32, chemin McFarland, Canton de Hatley 819-563-0166 • 1-888-677-8767 equitationjacquesrobidas.com Horseback riding, wagon or sleigh rides, snowshoeing, two cottages (eco-friendly) and a rustic cabin for rent, sugar on snow in season, healthy cooking workshop. Schedule: Year-round.

Magog

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27,205 inhabitants

With Lake Memphremagog as a backdrop, a view of mountains stretching over 44.5 km clear to the Vermont border, and a lively downtown core, the City of Magog benefits from an exceptional location that established its reputation as a popular tourist destination early on in its history. Arriving in the region circa 1797, founder Ralph Merry left behind a tangible mark by harnessing hydroelectric power for the textile industries, for which the city subsequently became known for a very long time. His home, The Merry House. Engaging with our history still stands in the heart of the city, at the corner of Merry and Principale streets and welcomes visitors. A resort destination since the early 20th century, Magog is a lively place whatever the season, with a multitude of cultural, sports, and gastronomic activities and events. The Parc de la Baie-de-Magog is not to be missed with its paths, beaches, and pier from which to embark aboard the Grand Cru for an excursion on the lake, or in search of the lake’s monster, Memphré, a legendary creature that has existed for more than 200 years. In addition to the

renowned performance venue the Vieux Clocher, the much-visited downtown area features boutiques, art galleries, and numerous restaurants and terraces. In June, the Orford Express, one of Canada’s most beautiful tourist trains will take you for a ride in the region. Those seeking tranquillity can explore the trails at the Marais de la Rivière-aux-Cerises marsh with its focus on nature conservation. The two nearby vineyards, Cep d’Argent and Vignoble Chemin de la Rivière, located on the Route des Vins de l’Estrie, will delight your taste buds. Among the events held here are the Fête des Vendanges Magog-Orford grape harvest festival, and the Triathlon Memphrémagog, which attract lots of visitors. In winter, the many inns and B&Bs offer snow sports at the Parc National du Mont-Orford, at the Station de ski Mont-Orford, and on the ice path along the lake. [Ad, p. 62] Escapades Memphrémagog

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Quai MacPherson, Pointe Merry, Magog 819-843-7000 • 1-888-422-8328 escapadesmemphremagog.com Experience a luxury trip aboard the Grand Cru, cruising on the majestic waters of Lake Memphremagog in enjoyment, thanks to the impressive service, delicious culinary delights, and breathtaking landscapes. Schedule: May to October. [Ad, p. 65] La Grange du parfumeur

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1245, chemin des Pères, Magog 819-847-2514 • lagrangeduparfumeur.com The first perfume boutique/manufacturer in the country. Established by a passionate duo, the site celebrates the art of perfume making with its unisex collection developed and produced onsite by fragrance designer Alexandra Bachand. Schedule: Year-round.

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Les Galeries Orford

1700, rue Sherbrooke, Magog 819-843-8844 • galeriesorford.com

Centre d’équitation Jacques Robidas, Hatley

Everything you need! Les Galeries Orford is a shopping centre that is a benchmark in Magog. Here you’ll find great shops featuring clothing, jewellery, accessories, shoes, and electronics, as well as beauty care services and restaurants. Schedule: Year-round. Escapades Memphrémagog

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A wide range of fascinating exhibits, workshops, lectures, and lively shows for all ages offered in various locations year-round by the City of Magog and its partners. Schedule: Variable according to activity.

Hop aboard the Orford Express tourist train and enjoy a truly unique sensory experience: savour an exquisite meal while gazing at the spellbinding landscapes between Sherbrooke, Magog, Eastman, and Bromont. Schedule: May to December. [Ad, p. 64]

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69, chemin Roy, Magog 819-843-8118 • maraisauxcerises.com

Savon des Cantons / Gourmet par Nature

This nature interpretation centre features an exhibition presenting the history of the marsh on a natural site with 4 km of walking trails. Don’t forget to visit the exhibition on the province’s endangered birds «De plumes et de bois: oiseaux menacés du Québec.». Schedule: Year-round, closed Mondays and Tuesdays during off-season.

Artisanal cosmetics and olive-oil soap. Marseille soap interpretation centre. Sea buckthorn interpretation centre. Bistro and boutique with sea buckthorn products onsite. Schedule: Year-round.

Photo credits: Jamie Pyle; Ville de Magog

1540, chemin des Pères, Magog 819-868-0161 • 1-877-868-0161 savondescantons.com

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worth a visit with its heritage buildings, round barn (1912), public market, and exhibitions. In summertime, Place Manson moves to the beat of musicians every Sunday. Treat yourself at the bakery and French pastry shop Owl’s Bread, or stop by the Polish delicatessen and specialty grocery store Euro-Delli. Every year, on the second Friday and Saturday in August, Potton residents celebrate the big annual Spirit of Potton Festival. Station touristique Owl’s Head The Merry House. Engaging with our history, Magog

The Merry House. Engaging with our history

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708, rue Principale Ouest, Magog 819-201-0727 • maisonmerry.ca The Merry house is a collective memory location recounting the history of Magog and the surrounding region from the times of Indigenous peoples, through the American colonists, and to the present day. Discover activities and exhibitions for the whole family. Schedule: Year-round, closed December 24 to 26 and December 31 to January 2. Vignoble Le Cep d’Argent

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1257, chemin de la Rivière, Magog 819-864-4441 • 1-877-864-4441 • cepdargent.com Free admission to the traditional Champagne-method interpretation centre with access to vineyard trails and panoramic views. Guided tours and tastings also available for a fee. Schedule: Year-round. [Ad, p. 62]

Mansonville (Township of Potton)

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40, chemin du mont Owl’s Head, Mansoville (Township of Potton) 450-292-3342 • 1-800-363-3342 • owlshead.com All-season resort offering downhill skiing, mountain snowshoeing and hiking, as well as a world class 18-hole golf course. Schedule: Year-round.

North Hatley

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666 inhabitants

Founded in 1897, the village of North Hatley has been designated one of Quebec’s most beautiful villages. Its breathtaking landscapes, architectural heritage, and village core reminiscent of days of yore are exceptional. The village developed at the northern end of Lake Massawippi, around a natural amphitheatre. In the late 19th century, the site’s charm attracted lots of tourists from an array of places. North Hatley became a Townships hot spot for vacationers. Over the years, luxurious, century-old residences have been converted into

?P B-3

1,878 inhabitants

This township covers a vast hilly area from Lake Memphremagog to the Sutton Mountain Range, from Knowlton Landing to Highwater, and including the main town of Mansonville. The scenic country roads of the circuit Incomparable Potton meander through exceptional landscapes, delighting visitors. Potton is a popular vacation destination. Outdoor activities abound: skiing and golfing at Owl’s Head; hiking on the Missisquoi North, Ruiter Valley Land Trust, and Réserve naturelle des Montagnes-Vertes trails. A stop on the Townships Trail, the village of Mansonville is well 58 easterntownships.org

Vignoble Le Cep d’Argent, Magog

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charming inns, bed and breakfasts, and restaurants. The warm hospitality of hosts and the quality of the services provided are well-known. In terms of hotel accommodations, Manoir Hovey, Relais & Châteaux is internationally renowned. The art galleries, antique shops, boutiques, and cafés, including the Café de village Saveurs et Gourmandises delight visitors. Local attractions, along with others in the region, offer a vast array of activities for everyone to enjoy. Destination North Hatley

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North Hatley 819-837-1327 • northhatley.net

The highest skiable mountain in the Eastern Townships and fourth highest in Québec, Mont-Orford spreads across three mountains and four slopes located at the heart of the national park. Experience nature to the fullest at Mont-Orford! Schedule: Year-round.

Saint-Benoît-du-Lac

P C-3

4,853 inhabitants

The municipality of Orford Township is an exceptional playground in and of itself, thanks to the presence of the Parc National du Mont-Orford created in 1933, the ski resort with the same name, two golf courses, the Montagnarde cycling trail, and the Centre de Villégiature Jouvence nature resort. The setting is enhanced by the presence of mountains: Orford, Giroux, and Alfred-Desrochers, and in its northern sector by lakes: Stukely, Bowker, Brompton, Fraser, and À la Truite. Nature and culture are blended at Orford Musique, which runs a summer music academy, and Festival Orford Musique, of international renown. The tiny village core at Cherry River has three major hotels, great restaurants, and grocery stores showcasing the region’s Créateurs de Saveurs, such as Gourmet par Nature’s sea buckthorn, Jardins Gourmands’ fruits and vegetables, and last but not least, the nearby Au Vignoble d’Orford vineyard. Parc national du Mont-Orford

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4380, chemin du Parc, Orford 819-843-6548 • 1-866-673-6731 • orford.com

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45 inhabitants

Located in the heart of the Eastern Townships, this small picturesque village features inns, B&Bs, hotels, restaurants, a marina, water sports, boutiques, a horseback riding school, antique shops, and much more. Welcome! Schedule: Year-round.

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Near Austin is Saint-Benoît-du-Lac, one of Quebec’s smallest municipalities. Founded in 1939, it is home to the Abbey where Benedictine monks practise a life of contemplation based on prayer, work, and fraternal life. The Abbey’s Gregorian chant ceremonies are open to the public year round. Retreats may be booked at the Abbey or Sainte-Scholastique Villa, and guided tours are offered during the summer season. The boutique offers products made at the Abbey: cheeses, ciders, apple compotes, and apple butter. Its orchards are open during apple-picking season.

Parc national du Mont-Orford

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3321, chemin du Parc, Orford 819-843-9855 • 1-800-665-6527 sepaq.com/pq/mor You’ll have to see it to believe it! For walking, cycling, camping, skiing, or snowshoeing, you’ll have a great time exploring this park! See you soon! Schedule: Year-round. [Ad, back cover] Photo credits: Marco Bergeron; Marc Loiselle

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Abbaye de Saint-Benoît-du-Lac

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Abbaye de Saint-Benoît-du-Lac

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1, rue Principale, Saint-Benoît-du-Lac 819-843-4080 • abbaye.ca

Sainte-Catherine-de-Hatley P C-3 2,565 inhabitants

An architectural jewel, the Saint-Benoît-du-Lac Abbey offers visitors a unique experience, a store open year round, and guided tours in the summer from June 23 to August 31, at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. Schedule: Year-round.

Saint-Étienne-de-Bolton

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P B-3

713 inhabitants

Nestled among the Saint-Étienne, Gauvin, and Foster mountains and lakes Libby and Trousers, SaintÉtienne-de-Bolton is a picturesque and charming little village. From here, you can easily access the North Missisquoi Valley for hiking, kayaking, cycling, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing, as well as the Sentiers de l’Estrie hiking trails. After your excursion, enjoy a break and a treat at the bistro-terrace Coop du Grand-Bois Café de Village, and chat with local residents. 60 easterntownships.org

Not far from Sherbrooke, in the direction of Magog, is Sainte-Catherine-de-Hatley, a municipality of French-language origin, founded in 1901. On high ground, the village provides a stunning panoramic view of Mount Orford, the Katevale marsh, and Lake Magog below. In the heart of the village, modern, well-adapted recreational equipment is conducive to a range of activities, such as various sports, social get-togethers, reading, and checking out the public market. In the heart of the village, the Auberge Campagnarde de Sainte-Catherine is a must stop for those appreciating regional products, while a mysterious manor welcomes groups looking for chills and thrills. The side roads feature beautiful panoramic views, which are admired every fall by participants in the well-known Défi des Collines race. Country roads also lead to Piggery Theatre, near North Hatley, which presents English-language plays in the summer.

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Rose des Champs

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555, chemin du Ruisseau, Sainte-Catherine-de-Hatley 819-437-8486 • rosedeschamps.com Unique in the country. 1500 rose bushes. Guided tours, tastings. Boutique featuring products made from rose petals and rose hips. Online store and other web activities. Schedule: June 25 to September 4.

Stanstead Township (Georgeville - Fitch Bay)

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Founded in 1855, this township is known for its two entities: Georgeville, on the shores of Lake Memphremagog, which celebrated its bicentennial in 1997, and Fitch Bay, hidden in the valley of Bunker Hills, near the bay of the same name and Chemin Narrows. Since a ferry service began operations in the late 18th century, the village of Georgeville has kept its olden-day appeal with its wharf, St. George’s Anglican Church (1866), and Greek Revival-style white houses. The park (known as the «village green») forms the heart of the village, around which are the general store typical of the era, a café, a restaurant, artists’ studios, the Jardin des Pionniers, and the Musée Copp’s Ferry. Bullock Cemetery, with its low, shale walls adds to the setting’s charm. A scenic road leads to the small village of Fitch Bay, with the town hall in the former Advent Church (1866), the ancestral home featuring a witch weather vane, and the Narrows covered bridge (1880-1881). You’ll find businesses to delight the most discerning palates that are worth the stop on your way to the Bleu Lavande lavender farm, a renowned agricultural tourism business. Take the Circuit Patrimonial heritage route to learn more.

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2,810 inhabitants

Created from the merger of the border villages of Beebe Plain and Rock Island with their neighbour Stanstead, this municipality is an open-air history book and is proud to have the title of one of Quebec’s most beautiful villages. Magnificent 19th-century buildings and homes border Dufferin Street, on which are also located the prestigious Stanstead College (1872) and the Colby-Curtis Museum, housed in the beautiful Carrollcroft home (1859), a Classical Revival style villa made of granite, a local stone. The street extends to the world’s most friendly border, where you will find CANUSA (Canada-USA) Street, which is Photo credit: Stéphane Lemire

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Bleu Lavande

948 inhabitants

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divided in the centre by the border, as is the Haskell Opera House, built in 1901. A most rare characteristic, in the Opera House, the audience sits in the United States, while the artists perform on the stage, which is on Canadian soil! A stop on the Townships Trail, this town is also linked to the Sentier Nature Tomifobia trail and has one of the most beautiful panoramic golf courses in the region, Dufferin Heights. 891, chemin Narrow (route 247), Stanstead (Fitch Bay) 819-876-5851 • 1-888-876-5851 bleulavande.com Bleu Lavande’s doors are open just for you! Self-guided or guided tours, massages, bistro, picnic, and boutique. A reinvented experience with flowering in July, August, and September, as well as mosaicultures. Come and discover its story! Schedule: Mid-May to October.

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Boutique hors-taxes de l’Est

1, Autoroute 55, Stanstead 819-876-5000 • stansteaddutyfree.com Duty-free store, currency exchange, and snack bar. Schedule: Year-round. Colby-Curtis Museum

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535, rue Dufferin, Stanstead 819-876-7322 • colbycurtis.ca Discover the Colby-Curtis Museum through its permanent and temporary exhibitions, archives, guided tours, talks, publications, English tea, Victorian garden, and solarium rental. Schedule: Year-round. Le Cercle de Pierres de Stanstead (Stone Circle)

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3, rue Notre-Dame, Stanstead 819-876-2282 • stansteadstonecircle.org Various seasonal activities including musical performances, special events, meditation activities, astronomical observations, and more. Schedule: Year-round. Please consult easterntownships.com for information on the following towns and villages: Bolton-Ouest, Ogden, and Stukely-Sud.

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Sherbrooke Region Sherbrooke is a thriving urban centre located in the heart of nature. Settled more than 200 years ago at the convergence of the Magog and St. Francis rivers, the queen city of the Eastern Townships still shines today—thanks to its vitality and authenticity. A unique destination where the prominence of nature has created a whirlwind of culture!

Sherbrooke

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165,937 inhabitants

Sherbrooke is an urban tourist destination where cultural, sports, and heritage activities take place in an exceptional natural setting. Located at the confluence of the St. Francis and Magog rivers, Sherbrooke, with its irregular topography of valleys and flat terrain, is the sixth largest city in Quebec and the regional capital of the Eastern Townships. Domaine Howard, in the Old North ward, and the Bishop’s University campus in the Borough of Lennoxville, are tangible signs of the English-speaking community’s significant contribution to the city’s development. Sherbrooke has a reputation for gourmet excellence based on the talents of its chefs and the diversity of its many restaurants and Cafés de village. The Marché de la Gare and the Halte des Pèlerins vineyard, which is on the Route des vins de l’Estrie, offer an abundant variety of regional products. Music is part of Sherbrooke’s DNA and a key component of the city’s cultural programming, with renowned performance venues such as the Centre culturel de l’Université de Sherbrooke and the majestic art deco performance hall at the Granada Theatre. Summer is also lively with many outdoor musical performances, including those at Place Nikitotek, a covered outdoor theatre on the banks of the Magog River, which this year will present a tribute to Starmania by Québec Issime. Also featured will be the Concerts de la Cité and other festivals which enliven the downtown core until late in the night with its bars, microbreweries, and terraces. In addition to the permanent and unique exhibitions at the Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Science and the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Sherbrooke, the city has a circuit highlighting 17 trompe-l’oeil outdoor murals, an exclusivity in Quebec. Explore this route with Muralis, a unique augmented-reality inspired app that brings to life the stories of these extraordinary frescoes. An enchanting setting and a great meeting

place in the very heart of the city is the trail from Lac des Nations, past the Marché de la Gare public market, to the Magog River Gorge. Sherbrooke could not be described by the term «urban nature» without its wide range of outdoor activities within the city limits. Options include canoeing or kayaking on one of its three rivers, exploring one or more of the 14 walking trails, cycling on the 125 km of bike trails in summer or one of the 4 snow-biking trails in winter, and all sorts of activities on the mountain in the heart of the city—all of which contribute to Sherbrooke’s reputation as a sportsoriented city. Looking for an unusual way to explore the city? To discover the city from another perspective, enjoy a guided tour with a volunteer greeter, who will be delighted to accompany you and share their knowledge and love of their city. They, along with the many hoteliers, innkeepers, campground managers, activity site managers, and merchants welcome tourists with open arms. [Ad, p. 67] Aéroport de Sherbrooke

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900, chemin de l’Aéroport, Cookshire-Eaton 819-832-4314 • 1-833-288-4314 aeroportdesherbrooke.com Various services are offered for civil and military aviation. Through partnerships with various airlines, the airport serves business, leisure, and tourism clienteles. Schedule: Year-round. Boutique des métiers d’art de l’Estrie

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121, rue Frontenac, Sherbrooke 819-823-0221 • metiersdartestrie.com An exceptional showcase of the artistic vitality of local professional artists. Discover authentic, original, and refined decorative and practical pieces of artwork. Schedule: Year-round, closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

Boutique des métiers d’art de l’Estrie, Sherbrooke

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Maison de l’eau - Parc Lucien-Blanchard, Sherbrooke

Parc du Domaine Howard (Greenhouses Garden Carl-Camirand), Sherbrooke

Murales Sherbrooke

Expérience Maeva, Sherbrooke

Carrefour de l’Estrie

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3050, boul. de Portland, Sherbrooke 819-563-1907 • carrefourdelestrie.com Shopping centre with over 150 stores and restaurants to satisfy every desire. For a gift to please everyone, buy a Carrefour gift card at the customer service desk. Schedule: Year-round, closed on statutory holidays. Centre de foires de Sherbrooke

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1600, boulevard du Plateau-Saint-Joseph, Sherbrooke 819-560-8888 • 1-877-661-0088 centredefoiressherbrooke.com The Sherbrooke Exhibition Centre is an ultra-modern building ideal for trade shows and events. Located in a dynamic commercial hub, it offers a varied program. Schedule: Year-round.

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1187, 12e avenue, Sherbrooke 819-821-0561 • 1-877-589-8775 experiencemaeva.com An original concept, Unique in Québec: create your own personalized fragrance by selecting each of the essences in it. Expérience Maeva: A distinctive soupçon of fragrance! Schedule: Year-round, by reservation to ensure privacy while creating your fragrance. Galerie d’art du Centre culturel / Pavillon Irénée Pinard

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2500, boul. de l’Université, Sherbrooke 819-821-7742 • GalerieUdeS.ca The Université de Sherbrooke’s art gallery and cultural centre present exhibitions of contemporary artworks by well-known artists. Schedule: Year-round, Thursday to Saturday and evenings on which there are performances. Photo credit: Jocelyn Riendeau


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Greeters Sherbrooke

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785, rue King Ouest, Sherbrooke 819-821-1919 • 1-800-561-8331 sherbrookegreeters.com

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241, rue Dufferin, Sherbrooke 819-821-2115 • mbas.qc.ca

Explore the city accompanied by a greeter and discover Sherbrooke’s secrets, popular locations, and stories. Greeters volunteer their time to help visitors discover Sherbrooke during an on-foot, free, two-hour tour. Schedule: Year-round. Reservation required.

Located in a heritage building, Sherbrooke’s fine arts museum offers a varied program, from traditional to contemporary, as well as a permanent exhibition, Spaces and Landscapes. Three exhibition halls, bilingual guided tours, and a boutique. Schedule: Year-round, closed Mondays, early September to June 23.

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Parc du Domaine Howard (Greenhouses Garden Carl-Camirand)

1201, 12e avenue Nord, Sherbrooke 819-346-0565 • laserplus.ca Laser Plus is an 11,000 sq.-ft. centre featuring laser tag and an indoor fluorescent mini-golf course. Three private reception halls are also available, ideal for family or group outings. Schedule: Year-round. Maison de l’eau - Parc Lucien-Blanchard

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1350, boul. de Portland, Sherbrooke 819-821-1919 • 1-800-561-8331 destinationsherbrooke.com A heritage estate located in the heart of Sherbrooke’s Old North ward. Discover and enjoy the many plant mosaics, flowerbeds, historic buildings, charming paths, and pond. Schedule: May to October.

755, rue Cabana, Sherbrooke 819-821-5893 • maisondeleau.ca Boat rentals on the Magog River, near the Parc Lucien-Blanchard beach. New exhibition with live amphibians and reptiles. Schedule: Year-round, closed Mondays and Tuesdays from Labour Day to May 20. Murales de Sherbrooke

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785, rue King Ouest, Sherbrooke 819-821-1919 • 1-800-561-8331 murales-sherbrooke.com With 17 murals, Sherbrooke is a genuine open-air art gallery. Discover these unique works of art through entertaining, interactive experiences and activities. Schedule: Year-round. Muralis, the Grand Sherbrooke Murals Experience

Muralis, Sherbrooke

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785, rue King Ouest, Sherbrooke 819-821-1919 • 1-800-561-8331 murales-sherbrooke.com Using your smart mobile device, bring Sherbrooke’s murals to life through an original route inspired by augmented reality. Download the free app now. Laser Plus, Sherbrooke

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Sanctuaire de Beauvoir

675, côte de Beauvoir, Sherbrooke 819-569-2535 • sanctuairedebeauvoir.qc.ca A pilgrimage site dedicated to the Sacred Heart. Panoramic view, historic chapel, outdoor chapel, cafeteria (group reservations only), gift shop selling souvenirs and local products. Schedule: Year-round. Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Science

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225, rue Frontenac, Sherbrooke 819-564-3200 • 1-877-434-3200 • mns2.ca

Sanctuaire de Beauvoir, Sherbrooke

The nature and science museum presents AlterAnima, an exhibition of unexpected encounters with animals in their natural state; Terra Mutantès, a multisensory show; four scientific exhibitions per year; and many activities. Schedule: Year-round, closed Mondays and Tuesdays from Labour Day to June 24. [Ad, p. 73] Société d’histoire de Sherbrooke

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275, rue Dufferin, Sherbrooke 819-821-5406 • histoiresherbrooke.org Two exhibition halls. Certified private archives service. Educational activities. Guided tours, heritage interpretation tours, and tour of the Frontenac hydroelectric station. Schedule: Year-round. Theatrical Mural Tour - Bureau J5 d’information touristique de Sherbrooke

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785, rue King Ouest, Sherbrooke 819-821-1919 • 1-800-561-8331 murales-sherbrooke.com/3_tours-theatralises.html Be swept away by the theatrical tour Par le Chemin des fresques, featuring 8 of Sherbrooke’s murals, the Domaine Howard estate, the Lac-des-Nations Promenade, and downtown attractions. Schedule: July and August, by reservation. Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre

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9, rue Speid, Sherbrooke 819-564-0409 • uplands.ca

Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre

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A grand neo-Georgian house. Historical and art exhibitions featuring local artists. Traditional English tea service (by reservation for groups). Concerts, workshops, and heritage walking route. Schedule: Year-round, closed in January. Photo credits: Sarah Arseneault-Dumais; @Joëlle Trottier


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• Festival des harmonies et orchestres symphoniques du Québec harmony band and symphony orchestra festival (May) • Festibière de Sherbrooke beer festival (June) SOME OF THIS YEAR’S

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IN SHERBROOKE THAT YOU JUST CAN’T MISS!

• Sherbrooke t’en bouche un coin foodies celebration (June) • Classique Pif slow ball tournament (June) • Sherblues & Folk music festival (July) • Festival des rythmes d’Afrique de Sherbrooke African music festival (July) • La Fête du lac des Nations festival (July) • Bouffe ton Centro gourmet event (August) • Festival des traditions du monde world cultural festival (August) • Salon du livre de l’Estrie book fair (October)


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Coaticook River Valley The bucolic region of Coaticook is a feast for the eyes with its never-ending hills and high mountains on the horizon. Its prosperous farms and agricultural tourism destinations with their delicious local products will delight the palate. Its village centres provide food for thought, reflecting a sense of pride in their past, which is told along the Townships Trail and the Pioneer Trail, a commemorative route illustrating 25 historical figures who marked the area’s history.

Barnston-Ouest

P C-3

569 inhabitants

Barnston West, characterized by its panoramic view of the Appalachians from Mount Orford to Jay Peak, has, since 1946, included the hamlets of Way’s Mills and Kingscroft. A stop on the Townships Trail, the place name “Way’s Mills” evokes the memory of an American tweed and flannel manufacturer, L. S. Way, who arrived in the region circa 1808. Aside from the eight bridges that cross the Niger River, elements of interest include the United Church (1881), the Church of the Epiphany (1888), the round barn on the Holmes farm (1907), and one of the smallest fire halls in Quebec equipped with a tower used for drying hoses (1952). The patchwork of narrow country roads around the villages is an invitation to explore the valleys. Les Savons Main de Nature Soaps

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769, chemin Standish, Barnston-Ouest 514-863-3347 • soaperiemaindenature.com Small workshop where soaps are made with vegetable oils, fruits, vegetables, and flowers from the region. Visit our small farm, horses, and shop. Cyclists are welcome. Drinks and snacks available. Schedule: Year-round, closed during vacation. Call in advance.

Coaticook

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8,923 inhabitants

Coaticook’s name was inspired by the word “Koatikeku,” from the Abenaki name of the river that runs through the territory. Covering an area of almost 220 km2, the municipality includes the hamlets of Baldwin’s Mills and Barnston. With its 131 agricultural operations, of which 51 are dairy farms, this area plays a major role in Quebec’s milk production, and the famous Coaticook ice cream is a proud ambassador. The area is a family destination par excellence, with Photo credit: Stéphane Lafrance

Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook

a variety of activities for outdoor enthusiasts, such as an introduction to fishing at Parc Découverte Nature de Baldwin; hiking on the trails on Mount Pinnacle, providing a breathtaking view of Lake Lyster; hiking and cycling trails at Mount Hereford and Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook; and the nighttime enchantment of Foresta Lumina, a sound and light show in Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook, which features a 169-metre long suspended bridge. On September 13 and 14, marvel at the mysteries of magic at the Fête de la magie de Coaticook magic festival, where magicians will be pleased to meet you at their workshops, classes, and shows. A stop on the Townships Trail, a Cœur villageois, and a Village-relais, Coaticook highlights its heritage and culture with heritage tours, including Voices from Another Time, a tour of Coaticook’s cemeteries (with podcasts); the Beaulne Museum, housed in the Château Arthur-Osmore-Norton (1912); the Vieille poste building now housing the municipal library, the Société d’histoire, and the artist-in-residence’s studio; and the Pavillon des Arts et de la Culture, located in Sisco Memorial Church (1923), which presents a diverse and entertaining program. Beaulne Museum

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96, rue de l’Union, Coaticook 819-849-6560 • museebeaulne.qc.ca Located inside the beautiful Arthur-Osmore-Norton castle, this museum presents exhibitions of period costumes and textiles, works of art, and regional history. Schedule: Year-round, closed Mondays May 16 to September 15.

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The Pioneer Trail, Coaticook

Cidrerie Verger Ferland, Compton

Parc Découverte Nature, Coaticook

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Discovery Circuits of Coaticook Region

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137, rue Michaud, Coaticook 819-849-6669 • 1-866-665-6669 circuitsdecouvertecoaticook.org

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73, rue St-Marc, Coaticook 819-849-9979 • glogolfaventures.com

Tourist route exploring mountain summits and lush valleys. You’ll be delighted by the area’s wide-open spaces, rich heritage, and a guided journey along roads steeped in history. The perfect way to discover the region. Schedule: Year-round. Foresta Lumina

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18 holes of mini-putt played in the dark with black lights and giant 3D sets. Travel under the sea, blast into space, experience the medieval era, and dare to enter the Museum of Horrors, all in a former church. Schedule: Year-round. Winter: group of 25 people or more, by reservation. [Ad, p. 85] Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook

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135, rue Michaud, Coaticook 819-849-2331 • 1-888-524-6743 forestalumina.com

400, rue St-Marc, Coaticook 819-849-2331 • 1-888-524-6743 gorgedecoaticook.qc.ca

As darkness falls, the Coaticook Gorge’s forest fills with light. Explore 2.6 km of walking paths and watch for the forest’s fantastical creatures. Schedule: MidJune to mid-October. [Ad, p. 85]

In the heart of a 50-metre deep gorge are hiking trails, a campground, a petting zoo, mountain biking trails, and Foresta Lumina, a night-illuminated pathway. Schedule: May to November and December to March. [Ad, p. 85]

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2471, chemin Baldwin-Barnston, Coaticook 819-849-2677 • 1-888-849-2677 decouvertenature.qc.ca

380, chemin de la Station, Compton 819-835-5762 • vergerferland.com The Verger’s boutique offers products made onsite such as flavoured ciders, ice ciders, pear and plum jellies, pastries, and several gift box sets perfect for any occasion. Schedule: August to December.

Pond and stream fishing (equipment included), cooking area (barbecue), tour of a fish farm, hiking, bird-watching, exhibits on freshwater fish and monsters of the marsh, as well as ice fishing. Schedule: Mid-May to mid-October. Winter: by reservation. [Ad, p. 85] The Pioneer Trail

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137, rue Michaud, Coaticook 819-849-6669 • 1-866-665-6669 voiedespionniers.com 27 historical figures await in 25 public locations spread out over 15 Eastern Townships municipalities and Pittsburg, New Hampshire. These pioneers recount their stories, as well as the history of their municipality. Schedule: April 15 to December 15.

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Birthplace and resting place of Louis Stephen St. Laurent, Prime Minister of Canada from 1948 to 1957, the charming municipality of Compton emerged from a mix of Anglophone and Francophone backgrounds. This blending of cultures was carried over to the St. Laurent’s quaint general store and home, now classified as a Parks Canada national historic site. In the surrounding area, and on the Townships Trail, the Drouin covered bridge (1897), picturesque hamlet of Moe’s River (1832), roadside crosses, cemeteries, churches, and panoramic Cochrane Road enhance the scenery. Today considered in the region as a mecca of organic farming and a gourmet rendezvous, the area’s agricultural tourism businesses offer a vast array of local products that delight everyone: apples, pears, strawberries, raspberries, cherries, blue-honeysuckle berries, maple products, blueberries, grapes, currants, vegetables, medicinal plants, herbs, and the famous cheeses from Fromagerie La Station. Its evening market, its orchards, and its gourmet festival Les Comptonales attract great crowds.

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6790, route Louis-S.-St-Laurent, Compton 819-835-5448 • 1-888-773-8888 parcscanada.gc.ca/stlaurent The Louis S. St. Laurent National Historic Site features multimedia shows, the Xplorers activity, and audio guides. Schedule: Late June to late September. Verger Le Gros Pierre

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6335, route Louis-S.-St-Laurent, Compton 819-835-5549 • grospierre.com The Gros Pierre site has 8,000 dwarf apple trees with 21 varieties of apples including 7 not available elsewhere, tractor rides, juice press, pies baked onsite, playground, and picnic area. Schedule: Early July to mid-December.

Verger Le Gros Pierre, Compton

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2,176 inhabitants

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The enchanting setting of East Hereford and its proximity to the American border made this a popular crossing site for the Abenakis, the Loyalists, the French Canadians, and even the smugglers who forged its history. In the heart of the Appalachians, Forêt communautaire Hereford, featuring Mount Hereford (875 metres); Donat Falls, accessible from the NeilTillotson Trail; and the Circuits Frontières mountain bike trails, attracts outdoor enthusiasts. The tourist offer also includes the Sapins et Merveilles balsam fir interpretation centre and the Piscicole des Bobines fish farm, offering delectable cold-smoked trout under the Créateur de Saveurs label.

The charm of Waterville, founded in 1876 by families of British and American origin, stems from its New England influence. It also has a surprisingly dynamic industrial sector. Of note is the presence of the internationally renowned company, Waterville T.G., specialized in the manufacture of car parts. The municipality features not only beautiful ancestral houses in the heart of town, but also a new, richly illustrated historical route, Waterville et son Patrimoine, enabling visitors to discover the soul and history of the village. In the hamlet of Milby, a stop on the Townships Trail, you can admire the covered bridge, the Huntingville Mill, the Universalist Church, Little Hyatt School (1822), and St. Barnabas Church. The Camping du Pont Couvert campground nearby welcomes outdoor enthusiasts. At the traffic circle on routes 143 and 147, the Beaulieu farm’s market, with Créateur de Saveurs designation, is perfect for a tasty stop. Milby’s golf course is among Quebec’s oldest links. Please consult easterntownships.org for information on the following towns and villages: Dixville, Martinville, Saint-Herménégilde, Saint-Malo, SainteEdwidge-de-Clifton, and Stanstead-Est.

Saint-Venant-de-Paquette P D-3 100 inhabitants

The municipality of Saint-Venant-de-Paquette, nestled in a tiny valley in the heart of the Appalachians, looks towards New Hampshire. In addition to having the very first Caisse populaire Desjardins ever established in rural North America (1907), this small village is proud of its church museum (1877), which has retained its architecture and original interior finishings in varnished wood as well as its angelic acoustics, whose architecture and original interior finish in varnished wood have been preserved. The Maison de l’Arbre, with its exhibit on trees, and the Sentier Poétique, a 3-km poetry-themed walking trail, enliven the area and merit a visit to this charming village with breathtaking panoramic views. The Pioneer Trail stops here to pay tribute to Hermine Malouin-Lefebvre (1841-1941), a centenarian who was an early settler in this area. 84 easterntownships.org

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of a dam on Salmon Creek, the marsh is an ideal setting for observing waterfowl and white-tailed deer; it is also home to a heron colony and a stand of red pines. The Kingsbury zone of the Sentiers de l’Estrie hiking trail network, 24 km in length, provides access to the La Rouche rock face, which looks out over the lake of the same name and the mountain ranges to the south.

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Val-Saint-François The Val-Saint-François, one of the best-kept secrets in the Eastern Townships! The region offers visitors mountains, lakes, outstanding rural landscapes, a rich built heritage, and an active cultural scene... something for everyone’s taste. The quality of our terroir products and the fresh air of the great outdoors will delight food enthusiasts and those seeking calm and relaxation. Here, you’ll discover a place where the art of living unique to the Eastern Townships is practised every day. [Ad, p. 93]

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The overall allure of this township’s village core, with its 19th-century red-brick buildings, their slate roofs, and American vernacular style, reflects the origins of the pioneers who settled here circa 1799. Coburn Park features a public work of art, a life-sized depiction of a painting by Frederick Simpson Coburn (1871-1960), one of Canada’s most well-known artists and native of the township. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (1842) was even immortalized on Canadian two-dollar bills from 1954 to 1975. The Melbourne Ridge United Church (1858) is a site of interest, as is the Richmond County Historical Society’s museum.

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649 inhabitants

Located north-west of the Parc National du MontOrford, the small municipality of Bonsecours features a stunning view of its mountain range and surrounding farmland. A wonderful blend of breathtaking landscapes, local food delights, and quartz crystal exploration, Bonsecours will provide a treat for each of your senses.

Kingsbury

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142 inhabitants

Established in 1896, one of Kingsbury’s main characteristics is its houses with slate roofs, concentrated in the older section of town, tangible reminders of the large slate quarries that operated in this region until the early 20th century. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy hiking and observing the wildlife at the Kingsbury marsh. Created by the construction Photo credit: Mathieu Dupuis

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1161, route 243, Melbourne 819-826-1332 richmondcountyhistoricalsociety.com The Richmond County Historical Society’s Museum is furnished like a typical 19th-century home. Come admire the interior décor and exhibitions depicting the region’s heritage. Schedule: July and August.

Racine

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1,373 inhabitants

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Racine, founded in 1912, took its name from the first bishop of the Diocese of Sherbrooke, Mgr. Racine. A unique and welcoming small community, Racine stands out for its social innovations and numerous avant-garde cooperatives. The Coopérative de Solidarité Agroalimentaire de Racine operates the Marché Locavore local products market and the Maison du Marché market. In the summer, the Racine rectory in the village’s core offers a tour of the small museum and of the church, complementing the Maison de la Culture’s exhibits and activities. Proud of its roots, Racine has been organizing one of the largest celebrations of Saint Jean Baptiste Day (Quebec’s national holiday) in the region since 1979. Presbytère et Maison de la Culture de Racine

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Richmond

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3,269 inhabitants

On the Townships Trail, the town of Richmond, named in honour of the colony’s Governor General, Charles Lennox, the 4th Duke of Richmond, had a prosperous past thanks to the railway in particular. The town has many heritage buildings: the old railway station (1883), converted into a restaurant; the former Mont Saint-Patrice convent (1884) now the Centre d’Art de Richmond, and St. Bibiane’s Roman Catholic Church (1880) located nearby. A tour of the old English neighbourhood features some 36 heritage buildings. By crossing the iron bridge, on the other side of the St. Francis River, you’ll find St-Paul’s (1889), a French Presbyterian church, which houses the Centre d’interprétation de l’ardoise. In addition to the water sports park that offers boat rentals on the river, trails on the Route Verte and the Sentiers de l’Estrie traverse the territory, a dream for outdoor enthusiasts. Centre d’interprétation de l’ardoise

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5, rue Belmont, Richmond 819-826-3313 • centreardoise.ca In a slate-roofed church built in 1889, the slate interpretation centre offers a guided tour highlighting the historic heritage material, slate. Temporary art exhibitions. Dramatic readings. Additional features: minibus and kayak routes. Boutique. Schedule: June to September.

Sainte-Anne-de-la-Rochelle P B-2 613 inhabitants

The municipality of Sainte-Anne-de-la-Rochelle was started when several families of Irish and Loyalist origins founded the parish of Sainte-Anne-de-Stukely in 1856. In 1951, it became Sainte-Anne-de-laRochelle and has been recognized for numerous years as a pilgrimage destination with its church dedicated to Sainte-Anne, its grotto, a sanctuary, and a nearby roadside cross. In the surrounding countryside, two agri-tourism businesses—the Asinerie les ânes en culotte and the Jardins Zone Orange producers of sea buckthorn—pique the curiosity of visitors and are worth the detour. Tucked in the beautiful valleys of this area is the Cinézoo, a zoological garden where you can see the animals up close.

Centre d’interprétation de l’ardoise, Richmond

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Stoke

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2,977 inhabitants

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The municipality of Stoke, located near Sherbrooke, celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2014. The Miellerie Lune de Miel, an agricultural tourism gem in the village, is a gourmet and educational stop for all families and youngsters interested in the world of insects. A section of trail separate from the Sentiers de l’Estrie’s main trails allows hiking enthusiasts to reach Mount Chapman at an altitude of 650 metres, the peak of the Stoke Mountains, accessible by Rang 14 of the municipality.

Ulverton

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436 inhabitants

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The first American settlers arrived in Ulverton in 1802. Although it was not made official until 1944, its name dates back to 1853. The number, quality, and diversity of its heritage buildings make this one of the most authentic and picturesque villages in Quebec, and the gateway to the Townships Trail. Among the most noteworthy buildings is the Moulin à laine d’Ulverton (1850-1945), which now houses a wool production and treatment interpretation centre. With its stillfunctioning machines and water turbine from the olden days, its interpreter-guides, and fall Festilaine (wool festival), the last woollen mill in Quebec is sure to impress. The northernmost vineyard on the Route des Vins de l’Estrie, the Vallons de Wadleigh boasts vines sprawling over the rolling hills of this picturesque landscape.


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210, chemin Porter, Ulverton 819-826-3157 • moulin.ca Guided tours. The perfect place to enjoy life at a leisurely pace. Walking trails through the countryside. Animals in summer. Terraces, picnic area, boutique, restaurant. Family rates and season passes available. Sunday brunch and activities for children. Schedule: May to October.

Valcourt (Town and Township)

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3,211 inhabitants

The history of Valcourt began modestly in the 18th century, but with the invention of the snowmobile by Joseph-Armand Bombardier, a young man from the village, the municipality experienced remarkable growth. The family of the famed innovator settled here around 1814, and in 1942 a factory began producing these vehicles that would transform winter travel and winter recreation. People come from all over to visit the great exhibition at the

Museum of Ingenuity J. Armand Bombardier and the ultramodern Bombardier Recreational Products factory. For 40 years, the Yvonne L. Bombardier Cultural Centre has offered avant-garde visual arts programming. Golf enthusiasts meet here in the summer, and in February, the best snowmobile racers in North America come together for the Grand Prix Ski-Doo de Valcourt. Museum of ingenuity J. Armand Bombardier

1001, avenue J.-A.-Bombardier, Valcourt 450-532-5300 • 1-866-774-7808 museebombardier.com Be the star of a Ski-Doo® snowmobile advertisement, pilot a C-Series plane, create and test your vehicle of the future in the concept studio, attend an immersive show at the Moment Factory in Valcourt. Schedule: Year-round. [Ad, p. 92]

Windsor

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5,411 inhabitants

Elevated to town status in 1899, Windsor adopted its current name after Windsor Castle in England, in 1914. Known today for its ultramodern Domtar plant, which produces fine paper, Windsor had a rich industrial past, as told at the Parc historique de la Poudrière. This was Quebec’s first black powder or explosive plant, which began operations in 1864, and currently is home to an interpretation centre. The site features a guide, a multimedia show, and hiking trails where several archaeological artefacts can be admired along the Watopeka River. Parc historique de La Poudrière de Windsor

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342, rue Saint-Georges, Windsor 819-845-5284 • poudriere-windsor.com Visit the black powder interpretation centre and discover this unique historic site by exploring its hiking trails. Interactive exhibition, guided theatrical tours, and multi-sensory show. Year-round hiking trails. Schedule: Year-round, closed Mondays and Tuesdays. [Ad, p. 93]

Parc historique de La Poudrière de Windsor

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Please consult easterntownships.org for information on the following towns and villages: Saint-Denis-deBrompton, Saint-Claude, Cleveland, Lawrenceville, Maricourt, Saint-François-Xavier-de-Brompton, and Val-Joli. easterntownships.org

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of the site. Asbestos also has a vacation area, TroisLacs, where the Camp Musical d’Asbestos’ outdoor playground hosts music camps and musical events. In August, the Festival des Gourmands draws in those with a sweet tooth, and the well-known Grande Foire Minéralogique welcomes gemology buffs from Canada and the United States. Camp Musical d’Asbestos

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3,823 inhabitants

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Des Sources region With Mount Ham on the horizon, like a sentinel overlooking the calm and quiet lifestyle of this area, the Des Sources region is a vast playground where cycling, hiking, and observing nature create a perfect escape along roads steeped in history. In September, the Circuit des Saveurs et Savoir-faire des Sources is held, highlighting a route to discover local products from the MRC’s artisans and producers.

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Danville, which was given Cœur villageois designation, and whose growth was due to the arrival of the railroad in the 19th century, is reminiscent of a small New England town. Magnificent Victorian homes and an American-style town square in the heart of town reflect the arrival of Loyalists from New England and make this a recommended stop on the Townships Trail. In this Village-Relais, the perfect destination for cultural, heritage, gourmet, and outdoor enthusiasts, time seems to stand still. Its various heritage trails, indicated on the town’s sidewalks, lead visitors on a discovery of Danville’s neighbourhoods. Enjoy the charm of the inns and B&Bs here, such as Auberge Jeffery, Maison McCraken, and Gîte McCallum. Its gourmet stops,

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The main town in the Des Sources MRC, Asbestos was founded in 1899 when mining began on a deposit of Chrysotile asbestos, a strange stone nicknamed white gold. For nearly 120 years, mining shaped this town and left a deep hole two kilometres in diameter, from one of the largest open-pit mines in the world. Today, an observatory from which visitors can view the crater and hear the wind coming from the depths of this giant funnel testifies to the mining history Photo credits: Sylvain Laroche; Mathieu Dupuis

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such as Mante du Carré public market, located in a former general store, and the restaurant Le Temps des Cerises, located in a former Presbyterian church, are worth the trip. The Route Verte bike trail stops at the Centre Cycliste Régional, a hub of bike services, while birdwatching enthusiasts will delight in exploring the trails at the Centre d’Interprétation de la Nature de l’Étang Burbank, which is on the fall migratory path for thousands of snow and Canada geese. Art lovers will enjoy the Symposium des Arts de Danville art festival.

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150, rue Water, Danville 819-839-2771 • etangburbank.blogspot.ca More than 4.5 kilometres of groomed trails. 290-m boardwalk leading to an observation tower. Summer activities onsite. Cross-country skiing. Lookout on the banks of the pond. Schedule: Year-round. Nearby Danville:

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Ham-Sud

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240 inhabitants

Ham-Sud is located at the base of the majestic 710-metre Mount Ham, featuring a regional park and known for its stunning 360-degree views at the summit. Founded by Loyalists, the municipality was the seat of Wolfe County in the early 19th century. It’s easy to guess why: because Gosford Road, which linked Quebec City to Boston, was a main thoroughfare running through the heart of the municipality. This small village, focused on agriculture and forestry, is a must-stop site for travellers on the Summit Drive. The warm welcome of the La Mara country inn featuring regional products and restorative sleep has earned it the designation of a Bienvenue Randonneurs certified stop. Those who love nature and fishing will find Camping du Mont Ham-Sud on the banks of À la Truite Lake a genuine paradise.

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103, route 257 Ouest, Ham-Sud 819-828-3608 • montham.ca The summit, 713 m in altitude, offers a 360-degree view. Outdoor activities for everyone, including hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, an outdoor adventure trail, and a disc golf course. Shelters, campground, bar, and food counter. Schedule: Year-round.

Saint-Adrien

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529 inhabitants

Founded in 1878, the picturesque village of Saint-Adrien benefits from its proximity to the Parc Régional du Mont-Ham and a small nucleus of tourist attractions that enliven the community. The fascinating architecture of its rectory and church, built in 1911, mark the heart of the village. First or last stop on the Summit Drive, this is the perfect place to spend a restful night at the Aux Délices des Caprices B&B.

Saint-Camille

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552 inhabitants

Known for its innovative rural community initiatives, Saint-Camille, one of the first French-speaking villages in the Eastern Townships, was founded in 1848. At the heart of the village and on the Townships Trail, are buildings dating back to 1875, such as the Sylvie grocery store with its loggia-style architecture, and the church with its rectory. A tribute to Quebec singer Félix Leclerc, the P’tit Bonheur is the pride and joy of the village. A cultural and community centre, this former general store is renowned throughout Quebec, not only for its famous performance hall, but also for its art gallery, its rural life interpretation centre, and its Friday pizza lunch! A dynamic place to live, SaintCamille now boasts a family trail and more than 4 km of walking trails for the enjoyment of nature lovers. Le P’tit Bonheur de Saint-Camille

Wotton

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1,425 inhabitants

Surrounded by a patchwork of vales and agricultural land, Wotton is proud of its French-Canadian origins and its pioneers who were the first landowners free from the seigniorial system of Lower Canada. Wotton was named in 1849 for a village in Surrey, England. Each summer, the multimedia theatrical portrait Sur les Chemins des Cantons, l’Estrie se raconte presents a journey through time from the year 1700 to today. The village is the birthplace of Maurice O’Bready, who coined the term Estrie. Visit the Centre d’Interpretation de la Vie Catholique en Milieu Rural du Québec. On their ancestor’s land, the small-scale producers at the Ferme et Fromagerie La Maison Grise make a wide range of cheeses. The tourist route, country and western festival, winter carnival, cycling trails, and Parc des Érables attract numerous visitors. Consult cantonsdelest.org for information on SaintGeorges-de-Windsor.

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Haut-Saint-François As you travel through the Haut-Saint-François region, you will discover the fascinating history of the Eastern Townships. With its small villages that still have traces of the first Scottish and Loyalist settlers, its beautiful ancestral homes, its winding roads, and its small commemorative sites, you’ll feel as though you’ve uncovered well-kept secrets.

Bury

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Centre d’interprétation de la Côte magnétique, Chartierville

1,157 inhabitants

Hailing from rural regions of England, the Scottish Isles, and the northern United States, the few families that settled in Bury beginning in 1836 left their mark on this community with a large proportion of Anglophones. A stop along the Townships Trail, Bury’s picturesque village core features a heritage route that highlights its beautiful old houses. The Pen-Y-Bryn golf course, one of the oldest in North America, built by the Pope family in 1869 and opened to the public in 1964, welcomes golfers seeking a unique golfing experience in a country setting. The town celebrates Canada Day in style with a colourful parade and many community activities.

Chartierville

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279 inhabitants

To reach the border community of Chartierville, take scenic Route 257 South. Prior to its founding in 1870 by French-Canadian colonists from Saint-Hyacinthe, gold prospectors were already active on the Ditton River. The “El Dorado” of the Eastern Townships, one of the highest locations in Quebec, is as fascinating for its history and landscapes as for its natural riches. The Centre d’Interprétation de la Mine d’Or tells the fascinating saga of the gold rush in this corner of the country. After travelling another five kilometres towards the border, visitors will arrive at an interpretation kiosk to learn about and experience the magnetic hill phenomenon. A little higher up on the road, a rest area provides an impressive view of the region. This is also a starting point for the Sentiers Frontaliers (135 km) trail network as well as a link to the Parc National du Mont-Mégantic.

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Route 257 Sud, Chartierville 819-560-8522 • chartierville.ca/zone-tourisme/ attraits/cote-magnetique Experience the famous Magnetic Hill and enjoy a guided tour of the interpretation centre. Parking, picnic tables, and dry toilets are available to visitors. Schedule: June to October. Centre d’interprétation de la mine d’or

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200, route 257 Sud, Chartierville 819-560-8522 • chartierville.ca/zone-tourisme/ attraits/centre-dinterpretation-de-la-mine-dor At the gold mine interpretation centre you can tour the museum and pan for gold. A 3.5-km trail and a footbridge over Mining Stream in a beautiful natural setting lead to the exact location of the abandoned mine. Schedule: July to September.

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Dudswell

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1,772 inhabitants

Cookshire-Eaton

Dudswell is known for its exceptional natural environment and its pastoral settings. This location features attractions such as its hiking trails and beautiful Silver and Mirror lakes. Sought after by many for its tranquillity, the area has been preserved and its assets highlighted. Rich in expertise, here we find a dynamic and diverse cultural offering. Shows, a heritage circuit, exhibitions, and events are among the gems to be discovered. Make sure you meet our many artists and artisans. This is a lively milieu with services and an engaging community nearby where one can live simply. Come visit us and we will introduce you to the authenticity of this unique rural village. Collection Louis-Émile-Beauregard

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A fascinating exhibition of miniature wooden sculptures. A tribute to Éva Tanguay - the “Queen of Vaudeville.” Art gallery. Schedule: June to September.

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5,420 inhabitants

Cookshire-Eaton, now with Cœur Villageois designation, is the largest municipality in the HautSaint-François MRC and within its 298-km2 territory with scenic routes, several villages can be found, such as Eaton Corner, one of the oldest villages in the Eastern Townships. The municipality drew its name from Captain Jack Cook, the first colonist to acquire land here in 1795. Architectural gems remain and still reflect the significant economic boom that this area experienced. Several stops on the Townships Trail are located in Cookshire-Eaton, including the Parc des Braves and its interpretation panels, the Maison de la culture John-Henry Pope, the Eaton Corner Museum, the John-Cook and McDermott covered bridges, and architectural treasures such as St. Peter’s Anglican Church and the former home of MP John Henry Pope, pioneer and founder of the Canadian Pacific Railway. This grand residence has been converted into a medical clinic in Cookshire. Located at the western end of the municipality, the Johnville Bog and Forest Park features boardwalk trails in an ecosystem that is remarkably diverse.

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La Patrie

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805 inhabitants

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East Angus

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3,828 inhabitants

East Angus... a welcoming, green, and diverse community with a visibly rich history. The city’s earliest built neighbourhoods reflect its industrial past, whereas newer sectors show a sustained effort at revitalization. The winter carnival, the Concerts de la Gare every Thursday during the summer, the Forêt Hantée de Freddy Angus in the Parc des Deux Rivières, and the Fête nationale and Christmas celebrations demonstrate the city’s vitality and enriching living environment. Featuring 2,500 varieties of perennials, the Jardins Vivaces de Fernand are worth a stop. Why not plan a picnic here? The Parc Municipal des Deux Rivières with several trails and an outdoor adventure trail, the nearby Vallée Heureuse du Mont Élan, and the Sentiers de l’Estrie are perfect places for a hike or a stroll. A little to the west, in the municipality of Ascot Corner, a visit to the Ferme au Pré Bleu to pick berries and a stop at the Fromagerie DuMatin for fresh cheddar cheese curds are a great way to top off an excursion to the Haut-SaintFrançois region. Vieille Gare du Papier et Chambre de commerce du Haut-St-François

La Patrie’s name comes from the numerous French Canadians who returned to the country in 1875, after having attempted to earn a living in New England. This village, perched at the entrance to the Summit Drive coming from Sherbrooke, features breathtaking panoramic views with Mount Mégantic and the White Mountains (U.S.A.) in the background and many dairy farms in the surrounding area. In the heart of the village, the rest area next to the municipal park is a pleasant place to stop. The world-famous Guitabec factory manufactures top-of-the-line guitars, in high demand by musicians from Quebec and around the globe.

Lingwick (Township)

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472 inhabitants

Between Sherbrooke and Lac-Mégantic is the Township of Lingwick, created in 1855, which includes the hamlets of Gould and Sainte-Marguerite. The Ruée vers Gould, a small inn in Gould, immerses visitors in an ambiance reminiscent of the Scottish passion of the pioneers of this village, also referred to as the Highlands of Québec. Once guests cross the threshold of this former general store, built around 1850, the place’s charm and its menu, featuring typical Scottish flavours, lead them on a journey through time. The nearby heritage-rich buildings are an added feature: Chalmers United Church, the old Town Hall, three ancestral cemeteries, and the McVetty-McKerry covered bridge. This covered bridge, the second-longest in Québec and the most beautiful in the Eastern Townships, has a unique area near the Saumon River (also known as the Salmon River).

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221, St-Jean Ouest, East Angus 819-832-4950 • chambredecommercehsf.com Historic train station and tourist information centre. Concerts de la Gare presents free outdoor concerts every Thursday in July and August. Schedule: Year-round, closed Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays and statutory holidays. La Ruée vers Gould, Lingwick

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Scotstown

E-2

452 inhabitants

Founded by Scottish pioneers in the late 19th century, Scotstown is part of the Eastern Townships’ Cœurs villageois network. Nestled at the foot of Mount Megantic, visitors are encouraged to experience its rich heritage through various activities such as enjoying the fare in a Scottish tea room, touring heritage houses and gardens, and visiting a countryside bistro that serves meals with Scottish flavours. Along the main street, one can admire the tartans of the pioneer Scottish families, in addition to other attractions such as an herb shop, a delicatessen shop, a municipal park highlighting the Salmon River, a cycling and hiking path linking Scotstown with the Parc national du Mont-Mégantic,etc. Parc municipal Walter-MacKenzie (Rivière-au-Saumon)

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11, rue du Parc, Scotstown 819-231-8600 • scotstown.net Rafting, hiking and cycling trail, snowshoeing, crosscountry skiing; canoe, kayak, and bike rentals; water games. forest elf habitats, Friday market, Le Petit Écossais bistro, fishing festival, camping with services, etc. Schedule: Year-round.

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2,675 inhabitants

Located between Sherbrooke and Thetford Mines, Weedon is a Village-relais blessed with a luxurious natural landscape, as well as lakes Aylmer and Louise and the Salmon and St. Francis rivers. The Parc du Vieux Moulin has a picnic area and a walking trail with interpretation panels. The Fresque de Weedon relates the village’s history, and the Maison Laplante, a heritage building, boasts a welcoming performance space. Nearby, Saint-Gérald features a cheese shop with a delicious selection, in addition to facilities accommodating watercraft.

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548, rue St-Janvier, Weedon 819-560-8555 • weedon.ca Admire the mural paintings created in part by volunteers over the years since 2003. Nine painted scenes on adjoining walls in the village, near the railroad tracks. Walking trails and park. Picnic area. Schedule: May to November. Parc du Marécage-des-Scots, Scotstown

Please consult easterntownships.org for information on the following towns and villages: Ascot Corner, Hampden (Township), Newport (Municipality), SaintIsidore-de-Clifton, and Westbury (Township).

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Megantic Region

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The Megantic region attracts visitors not only out of curiosity and a calling to return to personal heritage sites, but especially to enjoy its amazing setting. It is the perfect place to connect with nature along the lakes’ shorelines and around every bend through the back country. From Mount Mégantic to Lake Mégantic, a loop route on the Summit Drive takes you up hill and down dale, from earth to the stars, with breathtaking landscapes as an added bonus. Authentic villages will welcome you after a not-to-bemissed stop at the only Quebec provincial park with an astronomical observatory open to the public.

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Audet

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772 inhabitants

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Along Summit Drive is Lac-Drolet, a peaceful village with an impressive industrial zone, the site of 10 or so businesses in the wood, granite, clothing and boot manufacturing, steel structure, and welding sectors. In the centre of the village, Saint-Samuel Church (1898), built using local granite, has been designated a historic monument, which is also the case for the old rectory. In a former quarry at a 640-metre elevation on Mount Sébastien, the Maison du Granit presents the history of the quarries and stonecutters. This interpretation centre is worth the stop for its activities, exceptional view, and trails, including one on Mount Morne that leads to an observation tower featuring a 360-degree panoramic view. The lake’s beauty invites fishing enthusiasts to tease bass and trout.

Within the mountains cradled by the Chaudière River, sits the tiny village of Audet, with its unique view of the surrounding area, a stop along the Summit Drive. The village centre perched on a high plateau at a 535-metre altitude dominates the environs. The one-of-a-kind «Les mots d’enfants» walking trail, winds past private land enabling strollers to admire the various types of landscape and appreciate the region’s natural beauty. All along the 4-km path ending near Mount Dostie, walkers are guided by the artwork and written words of children from the Audet school.

Frontenac

E-2

1,753 inhabitants

The municipality of Frontenac encircles the city of LacMégantic to the south and is located between Lake Megantic’s eastern shore and the State of Maine. The Parc riverain Sachs-Mercier features a boat launch for easy access to the lake. Frontenac is fortunate to also have another large body of water, Spider Lake, where swimming and nautical activities are permitted. A magnificent golf course facing the Hautes-Appalaches observation tower is strategically located where visitors can take in the view. The discovery in 2003 of fluted spear points typical of the late Paleoindian period thrust Frontenac to the forefront of Quebec archaeology. Digs have confirmed that Aboriginal hunters from the western United States were in the region at the end of the last glacial period, more than 10,000 years ago.

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Lac-Mégantic

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5,632 inhabitants

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Well-known for its natural, cultural, and geographic riches, and for its lake surrounded by mountainous horizons, Lac-Mégantic is the region’s administrative, economic, and tourism hub. The Baie-des-Sables recreation and tourism complex features, in addition to its beach and water sports, a tree-to-tree aerial course near its campsites. The many restaurants, boutiques, and accommodation establishments will enhance your stay. The Traversée Internationale du Lac Mégantic open-water swimming competition event is held in August, and it, along with cycling events, makes this a destination of choice for experienced enthusiasts. The abundance of snow in winter makes this area ideal for cross-country skiing, tubing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. d’Arbre en Arbre Lac-Mégantic

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2370, chemin du Lac, Lac-Mégantic 819-583-3965 • baiedessables.com

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Aerial adventure park with 68 different obstacles. One course specifically designed for children aged 7 and up, and three courses for teenagers and adults. Schedule: May to October. Greeters Lac-Mégantic

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301, route du Morne, mont Saint-Sébastien, Lac-Drolet 819-549-2566 • maisondugranit.ca In an old quarry at an altitude of 680 metres, the Maison du Granit is an interpretation centre presenting exhibitions and activities related to the history of granite. Onsite: Garden sculptures, walking trails, panoramic views, souvenir shop. Schedule: Early June to Thanksgiving.

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5600, rue Frontenac, Lac-Mégantic 819-583-5515 • 1-800-363-5515 megantic.greeters.info Let a greeter help you discover the treasures of Lac-Mégantic. Greeters plan personalized tours, for individuals and groups of six maximum. Schedule: Year-round, by reservation.


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Guided tours - Tours Mégantic

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Lac-Mégantic 819-583-5470 • toursmegantic.com Guided tours of the town of Lac-Mégantic and area. For bus groups or visitors keen on a walking tour. Interpretation of the tragic train crash of July 6, 2013. Schedule: Year-round, by reservation. Musée à ciel ouvert (Open air Museum)

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5490, rue Komery, Lac-Mégantic 819-583-2441 • ville.lac-megantic.qc.ca/tourisme2

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A unique tour in the city centre that presents 48 monumental sculptures, old photos of the city centre, the Sainte Agnès church, the heritage train station, the Espace de mémoire (commemorative space), and an exhibition on events from 2013. Schedule: May to October. Station touristique Baie-des-Sables

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2370, chemin du Lac, Lac-Mégantic 819-583-3965 • baiedessables.com Campground, cabins, rooms, ready-to-camp tents, beach, water sports centre, outdoor area, sailing school, d’Arbre en Arbre aerial ropes course, outdoor camps, events. In the winter: Downhill skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and ice fishing. Schedule: Year-round.

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1,626 inhabitants

Founded in 1847, the Township of Lambton was named by British colonists to honour John George Lambton, Earl of Durham and Governor General of Canada in 1838. In 1905, a great fire destroyed the first church, rectory, convent, and 32 homes in the village. Saint-Vital Church, a majestic cathedral-style temple built between 1905 and 1907, as well as the former rectory, which now houses a tourist office and an art gallery, sit proudly in the centre of the village with a spectacular view of Lake St. Francis below. The nearby Parc National de Frontenac and the lakeside municipal park are ideal locations for outdoor activities, water sports, cultural activities, and camping, and offer tourist accommodations. An interpretation area focuses on the Summit Drive.

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Lambton Church and historical tour

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211, rue Principale, Lambton 418-486-2821 • lambton.ca/le-touriste/quoi-faire/ patrimoine-et-culture Patrimoin’Art gives you the opportunity to discover Lambton’s history and religious built heritage through interpretation panels in the heart of the village and historical images inside the church. Guided tours available. Schedule: June 24 to Labour Day.

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Notre-Dame-des-Bois

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953 inhabitants

ASTROLab du parc national du Mont-Mégantic

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At an altitude of 555 metres, Notre-Dame-des-Bois is one of the highest villages in Quebec. Established in 1877, it was given the name of Notre-Damedes-Bois in honour of the Virgin Mary. At the base of Mount Megantic and Mount Saint-Joseph, this village is surrounded by a sea of mountains, from Marble Mountain to Saddle Hill and Mount D’Urban, including the White Mountains, which form the borders with New Hampshire and Maine. Discover these mountains as you come up close and personal with them on the breathtaking Sentiers frontaliers trails along the border. This is the municipality’s slogan. The main entrance to the Parc National du Mont-Mégantic, this ultimate outdoor destination— which doubles as a scientific attraction that is unique in Quebec in the heart of the first international dark sky reserve—has what it takes to attract both astronomy lovers and hikers. Take this opportunity to extend your stay in one of the numerous inns, tourist cottages, or campgrounds. Why not enjoy one of the region’s gourmet restaurants, featuring local products to delight your taste buds? Then, follow one of the most beautiful parts of Summit Drive and stop at the lookout to admire the breathtaking scenery. ASTROLab du parc national du Mont-Mégantic

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Marston

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719 inhabitants

Marston, located on the western shore of Lake Megantic, takes its name from a village in Yorkshire County, England, and in 1859 it became a safe haven for Loyalist immigrants, who settled on a road they called Drum-A-Vack, which is Gaelic for «on both sides of the hill.» On Spring Hill Road, the Echo Vale Cemetery is the final resting place of the McLeod, Murdo, and McIver pioneer families. On the main road, near the former church that has been converted into a summer theatre, you’ll find the municipal park with its Summit Drive stop and the starting point for the «Un Lac au Sommet» trail, a 4-km hiking trail. Victoria Bay has a marina to welcome boaters. 108 easterntownships.org

Guided tours of the ASTROLab and observatory. Astronomy evenings at the ASTROLab and public observatory. Émergence and Rythmes Cosmiques 4K high-definition movies on the big screen. Children’s workshops. Reservations required. Schedule: MidMay to mid-October.

Piopolis

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379 inhabitants

A charming little waterfront village, Piopolis, which has Coeur villageois designation, was founded in 1871 on the western shore of Lake Megantic by Papal Zouaves as a reward for their loyalty to the papacy. Small businesses, an inn, a B&B, a wharf, a marina, a beach, and a campground add to the enjoyment of vacationers and those passing through, and contribute to the tempo of the day-to-day lives of its residents. The Halte des Zouaves rest area and a six-stop heritage route highlight the unique history of Photo credits: Guillaume Poulin; Philippe Raz; Huguette Caza


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this postcard village. The breathtaking vistas are worth the detour on Rang des Grenier and Des Pionniers roads. From June to December, the Saint-Zénon-dePiopolis festival features high-calibre classical music concerts in the village’s church. A network of hiking trails winding through forests and along the river provides additional activity options. Association touristique et culturelle de Piopolis

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462, rue Principale, Piopolis 819-583-3953 • maisonculturellelauriergauthier.ca At the heart of the village of Piopolis, the Maison culturelle Laurier-Gauthier offers visitors an impressive permanent collection of art works (naïve and folk art) created by local artist, Laurier Gauthier (1939-2014). Schedule: June 20 to Septembre 2.

Saint-Augustin- de-Woburn

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705 inhabitants

Founded circa 1898 in the push for Francophone colonization, Saint-Augustin-de-Woburn is located south of Lake Megantic at the base of Mount Gosford, the highest summit in southern Quebec at 1193 m in altitude. A forestry village near the U.S. border, the municipality relies on wood processing to support its economy. The presence of the Louise Gosford controlled harvesting zone with its hunting and fishing activities, together with the Forêt Habitée du Mont Gosford, reinforces its unique character as an outdoor destination. The Sentiers frontaliers, a 135-km-long walking trail network, part of which runs along the U.S. border, reaches heights of 1100 metres in altitude and features breathtaking scenery while stimulating personal achievement. The Summit Drive rest stop at the crossroads of routes 263 and 161 is worth a stop with its intriguing horizontal sundial.

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Saint-Robert-Bellarmin

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569 inhabitants

Subsequent to its settlement by Beauce colonists in 1907, the municipality of Saint-Robert-Bellarmin was renamed in 1944 after Italian bishop Robert Bellarmino. Located at the far limits of the Estrie region, a wind farm with 40 wind turbines 130 metres in height has been in operation since September 2012. In addition, Mount Bélanger features 20 km of hiking trails amid hills, escarpments, and talus slopes. Nature lovers can enjoy an amazing forest ecosystem at Lake Émilie, and vistas along the Summit Drive as far as the eye can see.

Saint-Romain

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711 inhabitants

Crossed by the Summit Drive, the small village of Saint-Romain is known for its Maison Familiale Rurale, with its unique work-study co-op approach for high school students extending outside the walls of the classroom. Near the Parc National de Frontenac, Lake St. Francis, and the Saint-Romain controlled harvesting zone, the municipality is an outdoor activity destination that is expanding with its fishing, hunting, and hiking activities. Teepee and cabin accommodations await vacationers. A gourmet stop at the Ferme du Péché Mignon completes its offer.

Saint-Sébastien

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663 inhabitants

Along the Summit Drive, at 500 metres in altitude, Saint-Sébastien, founded in 1855 by farmers from the Beauce, is a charming little municipality. An agricultural region, it extends across a long plateau, bordered to the southeast by Mount Saint-Sébastien, Saint-Augustin-de-Woburn

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a breathtaking view of which can be seen at the southern end of the village. This is the provincial and national granite capital, as evidenced by the neoclassical church built in 1889 and the presence of its industries well integrated into the landscape. Surrounded by scenic roads, Saint-Sébastien is well worth a stop to fully enjoy the view.

Stornoway

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534 inhabitants

Stornoway, whose church steeple can be seen at the top of a hill, is well-situated at the crossroads of routes 161 and 108, a natural junction now designated a Village-Relais (designation that the town or village provides essential roadside services as well as a safe and attractive place to stop). Its name was chosen by its Scottish founders for the main town on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland. Three cemeteries serve as the final resting places of the first pioneers and a monument that faces the church recalls the history of the founding families. The Catholic Church (1920) has a superb statue of Saint-Alphonse by renowned sculptor Louis Jobin. At the Summit Drive intersection, with a stunning view of the mountains and the Parc National de Frontenac nearby, there is a stop featuring information panels and an illuminated star finder, a reminder of the Mount Megantic International Dark Sky Reserve’s theme. On Route 161, along the banks of the Legendre River, a former flour mill is a tangible sign of the arrival of French Canadians.

Stratford

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951 inhabitants

Stratford was founded in 1857 on fertile land featuring five lakes and Mount Aylmer. It was named after renowned English playwright William Shakespeare. Visitors may enjoy various watersports on the lakes, including sailing and kayaking among

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others. A perfect stop on the Summit Drive is Parc du Lac-Aylmer, where you may relax on the beach or take the Maskinongé marsh interpretation trail to discover its biodiversity. Kayakers may paddle up the Maskinongé River, and cyclists may take the 42-km Véloroute du lac Aylmer. A visit would not be complete without a visit to one of the local market garden producers.

Val-Racine

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195 inhabitants

An area that has been inhabited since the end of the 19th century, the municipality adopted the name of Val-Racine in 1957 to pay homage to Sherbrooke’s first bishop, Antoine Racine. In 1883, during their first land-clearing efforts, the settlers built a sanctuary on the peak of Mount Saint-Joseph, at an altitude of 1,065 m, to ask for protection against the harsh climate that prevailed in the region. A popular place for pilgrimages, meditation, and hiking, it is still accessible today via a paved road in the Parc National du Mont-Mégantic. The chapel, overlooking the Appalachian Mountains, offers a panoramic view of the bordering mountains and Lake Megantic. The little village of Val-Racine has a good number of tourist accommodations because of its proximity to the lake and the Parc National du Mont-Mégantic. It has everything to thrill nature enthusiasts: Summit Drive cycling network, snowmobile trails, hiking and dogsledding trail, hunting, and star gazing; it is also the departure point for the Parcours de Marche au Cœur de Mégantic. Please consult easterntownships.com/region for information on the following towns and villages: Courcelles, Milan, Nantes, Saint-Ludger, and SainteCécile-de-Whitton.


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Relaxation on the shore of Lake Megantic

Enchanting scenery Lac-Mégantic • 1 866 494-6904

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EVENTS Enjoy the Eastern Townships’ charming setting

Bromont International Driving

May 2-26, 2019 Off Festival des Harmonies

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Clé des Champs de Dunham

Sherbrooke 833-252-3026 • sherbrookeenmusique.com

Dunham 450-295-2418 • cledeschampsdunham.com

A blend of music, great food, and the outdoors to give spring in Sherbrooke a musical air. More than 100 free musical performances.

More than 75 agricultural, wine, and cider artisanal producers and processors will greet you in the heart of the village during this festival highlighting local products.

May 4-5, 2019 Le Printanier

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Grand Tour du Lac Mégantic

Bromont 450-534-0787 • parcequestrebromont.org The Olympic Equestrian Park in Bromont presents the first regional horse show in the Eastern Townships. New talent will emerge at the Printanier de Bromont! May 16-19, 2019 Festival des harmonies et orchestres symphoniques du Québec

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Lac-Mégantic 819-583-5515 • 1-800-363-5515 gtlacmegantic.com A festive, intermediate-level, family-oriented bike excursion in an enchanting setting around Lake Megantic.

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Sherbrooke 833-252-3026 • festivaldesharmonies.com Québec’s largest musical gathering featuring more than 8 000 jazz, pop, and classical musicians and singers. Location: Sherbrooke University. Grand Tour du lac Mégantic Photo credits: Tom Von Kap-Herr; Yvan Plamondon

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June 14-15, 2019 Brocante Moto

Bedford 450-299-9702 • brocantemoto.com Motorcycle test drives, numerous exhibitors, trial demonstration, handling course, talks, various workshops, film screenings, concerts, door prizes, and surprises! Sherbrooke t’en bouche un coin

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June 3-7, 2019 Jazz Week at the Camp Musical d’Asbestos

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Jazz Week presents concerts every night of the week with guest artists and our adult students. Consult our website for the program. June 7-9, 2019 C-2

Sherbrooke 819-542-1980 • stebuc.com Gourmet event highlighting the talents of the region’s top chefs and the fare of its producers. June 8, 2019 Fishing Festival

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Coaticook 819-849-2677 • 1-888-849-2677 decouvertenature.qc.ca The most technologically sophisticated fish breeding station in North America. Activities for the entire family. June 13-16, 2019 Ayer’s Cliff Rodeo

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Sherbrooke 819-878-3998 • lesfaucheurs.com Fly-in by pilots who love recreational aviation. Activities: flea market, trade show, aircraft exhibition, talks.

Asbestos 819-879-4342 • 1-888-834-4342 campmusicalinc.com

Sherbrooke t’en Bouche un Coin

June 15-16, 2019

June 21 to July 1, 2019 CéraMystic - Pottery on the Lawn

Exhibition and sale featuring the contemporary works of 30 potters, from garden sculptures to whimsical café-au-lait bowls. June 22 to October 30, 2019 Nature and Creation (Sculpture Exhibition)

Ayer’s Cliff 819-345-1306 • rodeoayerscliff.com Sixth edition of the Ayer’s Cliff Rodeo combining pleasure, extreme sports, country music, and the discovery of local products.

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Dunham 450-295-2222 • natureetcreation.ca cotesdardoise.com Nature and Creation is 19 years old. The exhibition, featuring 80 artists displaying more than 200 works, will celebrate the Domaine des Côtes d’Ardoise vineyard’s 40th anniversary. June 28-30, 2019 Bromont International Driving

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Barnston-Ouest 819-838-1657 • artsrozynski.com

Bromont 450-534-0787 • attelagebromont.org Horses and their riders perform beautiful symphonies.

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June 28 to July 7, 2019

July 6-7, 2019 C-2

La Grande Virée Artistique de Sherbrooke

CanadaMan / CanadaWoman Xtreme Triathlon

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Sherbrooke 819-993-0034 • lagrandevireeartistique.qc.ca

Lac-Mégantic 819-847-2197 • caxtri.com

Arts tour in Sherbrooke: Artists welcome you into their studios and exhibition spaces. Group exhibition at the Centre Culturel Pierre-Gobeil. Vernissage on June 27, 5 to 7 p.m. Everyone welcome.

The biggest extreme triathlon in North America! Three Ironman competitions in a wilderness setting.

Concerts de la Cité

June 28 to August 17, 2019 Orford Musique Festival

July 10 to August 3, 2019

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Orford 819-843-3981 • 1-800-567-6155 • orford.mu The Orford Music Festival is a prestigious event of international scope. Its rich artistic program features more than 70 events throughout the summer. July 3-7, 2019 C-2

Sherblues & Folk

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Sherbrooke 819-565-5656 • concertsdelacite.ca Free outdoor concerts in downtown Sherbrooke. A variety of themes. July 11-13, 2019 Soif de Musique

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Cowansville 450-775-4295 • soifdemusique.com

Sherbrooke 819-565-5656 • sherblues.ca

A major musical festival that brings together nearly 15,000 visitors.

More than 30 blues and folk performances, most of which are free, presented in downtown Sherbrooke on Wellington St. and in participating bars and restaurants.

July 11-14, 2019

July 3-6, and 10-13, 2019

A carnival-like festival featuring musicians, acrobats, burlesque performers, skateboarders, wrestlers, and dancers. Free admission for children. Camping onsite.

Mount Mégantic Astronomy Festival

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Notre-Dame-des-Bois 819-888-2941 • 1-800-665-6527 astrolab.qc.ca

ShazamFest

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Barnston-Ouest 819-580-4118 • shazamfest.com

Celebration of astronomy in Quebec: stargazing through a 1.6-m telescope, many instruments onsite, all in a cosmic atmosphere, over three long weekends! July 6-7, 2019 Open House Along the Wine Route

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Dunham 1-888-811-4928 • laroutedesvins.ca The Brome-Missisquoi region’s vineyards will welcome visitors with free wine tastings. The perfect opportunity to chat with winemakers. Orford Musique Festival

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July 13-21, 2019

Sentier Artistique des Hauts-Boisés

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Sawyerville 819-889-2549 • palmer_judy@hotmail.com Studio tour featuring artists and artisans from the Saint-Isidore-de-Clifton, Sawyerville, Cookshire-Eaton and Bury region. July 13-14, 2019 Symposium de peinture de Lambton

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Lambton 418-486-7967 • bailfrance@gmail.com Symposium with 30 or so well-known artists. This free event welcomes more than 500 visitors every year. A great cultural experience!

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Tour des Arts

Sutton 450-538-8455 • 1-800-565-8455 tourdesarts.com Artists and artisans from Sutton, Mansonville, Bolton, Abercorn, Brome, and Knowlton open their studios to the public for the event’s 31st year. July 16-21, 2019 Fête du Lac des Nations Promutuel Insurance

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Sherbrooke 819-569-5888 • fetedulacdesnations.com Fifth year of the North American fireworks competition. Featuring 30 musical performances, artists from Quebec and the international scene, and activities for the entire family. July 17-20, 2019 Fête des Mascottes

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Granby 450-361-6065 • fetedesmascottes.ca A colourful festival featuring shows, a sidewalk sale, street performances, fun games, and giant cuddly mascots. Fête du Lac des Nations Promutuel Insurance, Sherbrooke

July 19-28, 2019 Festival des Arts Georgeville - Fitch Bay

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Township of Stanstead 514-261-3197 • festivaldesarts.net Group exhibition by 40 artists at four heritage sites, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Consult our website for more details. Sentier artistique des Hauts-Boisés, Sawyerville

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July 20-28, 2019 Granby National Bank Tennis Challenger B-2

Granby 450-777-3000 • challengerbanquenationale.com International tennis championship for ATP and WTA professional players leading up to the world rankings.

Fête des mascottes, Granby

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July 20-28, 2019 Circuit des Arts Memphrémagog

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Magog 819-769-0663 • circuitdesarts.com Route offering visitors access to the workshops and exhibition studios of artists working in visual arts and fine crafts. July 24-28, 2019 Festival Country de Wotton

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Wotton 819-828-2088 • festivalcountrywotton.ca Several country & western shows under a huge tent, with Country Fever and more. Free parking (no services) with purchase of a package. July 24-28 and July 31 to August 4, 2019 B-2

International Bromont

Bromont 450-534-0787 • internationalbromont.org

Granby International – Antique cars

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Granby 450-777-1330 • vadg.ca Largest antique car exhibition in Canada. Giant flea market and auction of antique cars. July 26 to August 4, 2019

Québec’s largest horse jumping and hunter event. July 26-28, 2019 Couleurs Urbaines, Visual Arts Symposium

July 26-28, 2019

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Granby 450-361-6081 • couleursurbaines.org More than 50 artists onsite, presenting a great visual delight, and available for a chat. Couleurs Urbaines— the most colourful event in Granby!

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Summer Dream Music Festival

Lambton 418-486-2821 • midsummermusiquebec.com High-calibre classical music concerts (opera, choir, chamber, ensemble, and orchestra music) performed by professionals and their students. August 2019 (dates to be confirmed) B-2

Défi-Vision (Mira Fundraising Vision Challenge)

Granby 450-795-3725 • mira.ca Held at the Granby Autodrome, Défi-Vision, a fundraiser for the Mira Foundation, is a unique car race where the drivers, who are blind, have celebrity co-pilots. August 1-4, 2019 Coaticook Valley Fair

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Coaticook 819-849-6010 • expovalleedelacoaticook.com A family fair with rides, tractor pulls, derby, animal judging, farm tours, shows, tastings of regional products, and much more. International Bromont

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August 8-11, 2019 Bedford Agricultural Fair, 196th edition

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Bedford 450-248-2817 • expobedford.com The oldest agricultural fair in Québec: animal judging, petting zoo, demolition derby, tractor pulls, midway, shows, booths. August 9-10, 2019 B-3

Spirit of Potton Festival La Traversée internationale du lac Mégantic

Mansonville (Township of Potton) 450-292-4403 • potton.ca/loisirs-et-culture/ evenements-speciaux The village’s major annual celebration! A fun day for people of all ages: performances, artisans’ booths, BBQ, children’s activities, and more. August 9-13, 2019

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August 1-4, 2019 La Traversée Internationale du Lac Mégantic

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Notre-Dame-des-Bois 819-888-2941 • 1-800-665-6527 astrolab.qc.ca Shooting star celebration: workshops and observation of shooting stars, with music and activities. By reservation.

Lac-Mégantic 819-583-0007 • 1-800-363-5515 lacenfetemegantic.com

August 14-18, 2019

FINA/HOSA Swimming World Cup. Performances and children’s shows, musical fireworks display, inflatable games, entertainment, and much more. Location: OTJ park.

Sherbrooke 819-821-7433 • ftms.ca

Festival des Traditions du Monde de Sherbrooke

August 8-11, 2019 Correspondances d’Eastman

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Visit this festive world village to discover the splendours of every continent through music, dance, food, and arts and crafts.

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Eastman 450-297-2265 • 1-888-297-3449 lescorrespondances.ca Literary festival. Performances, readings, opportunities to meet the authors, activities, exhibitions. Letterwriting area. A celebration for everyone.

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August 14-24, 2019 Festival International de la Chanson de Granby, 51st edition

August 22-25, 2019 B-2

The Stanstead County Fair is one of the oldest fairs in the country. Experience the appeal of this agricultural exhibition.

One of the largest Francophone song festivals. August 15-18, 2019 D-2

One of the oldest agricultural fairs in Québec. Animal judging, demonstrations, shows, various exhibitors, music, dancing, and midway. August 15-18, 2019 C-1

Bromont 450-534-1344 • 1-800-660-3766 bromontenart.ca The Bromont en Art event will welcome you with more than 100 visual artists and sculptors. August 24, 2019 Tête dans les Étoiles

Asbestos 819-879-7075 • festivaldesgourmands.qc.ca Family event: shows, exhibitions, various sports and cultural activities. Satiate your taste buds at the Place de la gourmandise. August 16-18, 2019 Music Festival at the Summits

August 23-25, 2019 Bromont en Art – Visual Arts Symposium B-2

Cookshire-Eaton 819-875-3771 • expocookshire.com

Festival des Gourmands d’Asbestos

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Ayer’s Cliff 819-838-5388 • ayersclifffair.com

Granby 450-375-7555 • ficg.qc.ca

Cookshire Agricultural Fair

Ayer’s Cliff Fair, 174th edition

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Chartierville 819-560-8522 • chartierville.ca/zone-tourisme/ attraits/festival-musique-aux-sommets

An astronomy evening for the public: star gazing from the peak of Mont Hereford (864 m). Onsite: observation with the naked eye, activities, and shuttle service. August 30 to September 2, 2019 Expo Brome Fair

Fourth year of the Music Festival at the Summits. Featuring contemporary music concerts performed by a symphony orchestra, an artisans’ village, and various activities.

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Saint-Herménégilde 819-849-4443 • st-hermenegilde.qc.ca

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Lac-Brome 450-242-3976 • bromefair.com The largest country fair in Québec, an agricultural exhibition providing fun for the whole family since 1856.

August 17-18, 2019 Foire Minéralogique d’Asbestos

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Asbestos 819-879-5817 • cmdasbestos.ca Exhibition and sale of jewellery, fossils, and minerals. Free admission. Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Connie-Dion Arena.

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September 7-29, 2019 The Brome-Missisquoi Wine Route Harvest

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Dunham 1-888-811-4928 • laroutedesvins.ca Visit 22 vineyards. Sample wines and local products, pick grapes with a winemaker, and take part in winetasting workshops. Danville Arts Symposium

September 7 to October 7, 2019 Summit Days

August 30 to September 2, 2019

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Danville 819-839-1210 • symposiumdedanville.com

Lac-Mégantic 819-583-5515 • 1-800-363-5515 tourisme-megantic.com/fr/evenements/les-journeesdes-sommets-2019

Tour of five art galleries featuring professional artists, introductory workshops, street entertainment, free musical performances, and more.

Hikers and rolling hills enthusiasts are invited to celebrate the summits over five consecutive weekends.

August 31, September 1-2 and 7-8, 2019

September 13-14, 2019

Danville Arts Symposium, 21st edition

Fête des Vendanges Magog-Orford

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Coaticook Magic Festival

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Magog 819-847-2022 • 1-888-847-2050 fetedesvendanges.com

Coaticook 1-866-665-6669 • tourismecoaticook.qc.ca/ fetedelamagie

A celebration of local wine and other products on the shores of Lake Memphremagog. Gourmet presentations, musical performances, wine-tasting workshops, and lots more on offer.

Traveling magicians, classes, shows, a film, and a gala are on the program of the Coaticook Magic Festival.

September 2019 (dates to be confirmed) Richmond Agricultural Fair

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Richmond 819-826-2764 • exporichmondfair.com Entertainment for all ages, free midway, musical groups, tractor and truck pulls, demonstrations, animal judging, etc.

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September 6-8, 2019 Rendez-vous d’Howard

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Sherbrooke 819-821-1919 • 1-800-561-8331 rendezvousdhoward.com Annual event showcasing Domaine Howard Park and the beauty of the site while presenting a variety of musical and theatrical activities. 120 easterntownships.org

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September 13-15, 2019 C-3

Grande Coulée beer fest

Orford grandecoulee.com In the middle of nature, at the foot of the slopes, a small brewery village awaits you. Microbreweries, outdoor performances, and activities at the summit. September 13 to October 6, 2019 B-3

Sutton Jazz

Flambée des couleurs, Orford

Sutton 450-292-3835 • suttonjazz.com Four weekends featuring 22 free outdoor and 4 indoor jazz concerts by local and international artists. September 13-15, 21-22, 28-29 and October 5-6, 12-13, 2019 Flambée des couleurs

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Orford 819-843-2744 • 1-800-267-2744 laflambeedescouleurs.com

Circuit Saveurs et Savoir-faire des Sources, Danville

Fall foliage event celebrating autumn colours! The natural and unique backdrop inspires a slew of activities that combine culture and seasonal pleasures. September 14-15, 2019 Circuit Saveurs et Savoir-faire des Sources

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September 15, 2019

Danville 819-839-2911 • 1-888-839-2911 circuitsaveursetsavoirfaire.com

Annual Apple Pie Festival

A route leading visitors to free tours of local agribusinesses and arts and crafts studios in the Des Sources region, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. September 14-15. 21-22, 28-29 and October 5-6, 12-13-14, 2019 Mount SUTTON Fall Festival

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Stanbridge East 450-248-3153 • museemissisquoi.ca Family celebration at the Missisquoi Museum. Tour the Cornell Mill and Hodge’s General Store from 1 to 4 p.m. Fun for the whole family. September 20-22, 2019

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Sutton 450-538-2545 • 1-866-538-2545 montsutton.com Five colour-filled weekends. Activities for one and all: chairlift rides, guided hikes, activities for the whole family, and more. Photo credits: Marco Bergeron; Jean-Marc Lareau

Mount SUTTON Fall Festival

Eastern Townships Airshow & Fair

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Bromont 450-919-1120 • ssace.ca A ton of activities for the entire family, including aerial performances, aircraft exhibitions, drone demonstrations, and more!

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September 21-22, 28-29, October 5-7 and 12-14, 2019 Owl’s Head Autumnfest

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Mansonville (Township of Potton) 450-292-3342 • 1-800-363-3342 owlshead.com Enjoy a breathtaking view of Lake Memphremagog in a colourful and enchanting setting. Chair lift to the summit, activities, and entertainment. September 22, 28 and October 5, 12, 2019 «Montagne et Musique» at Parc régional du Mont-Ham

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Migratory Bird month, Danville

October 15 to November 15, 2019 Migratory Bird month

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Ham-Sud 819-828-3608 • montham.ca

Danville 819-839-2771 • etangburbank.blogspot.ca

Mountain and music event where climbing the mountain ends with a musical break. From midSeptember to mid-October...

Activities, workshops, talks, exhibitors whose works feature migratory birds, nature, and Burbank Pond. October 19-20, 2019

End of September 2019 (date to be confirmed) Townshippers’ Festival

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Cowansville 819-566-5717 • 1-866-566-5717 townshippers.qc.ca/tfest Highlighting the culture and history of the Englishspeaking community of the Eastern Townships. Artists, entertainment, and activities for people of all ages!

Sherbrooke met la table

Pumpkin picking, pumpkin-decorating workshops under a tent, giant apple pie, pulled taffy. Visit our witch Orise and her pumpkins. October 19-20, 2019 La balade des clochers

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Sherbrooke 819-821-1919 • 1-800-561-8331 metlatable.com An invitation to a gourmet event highlighting Sherbrooke’s fine food. Participating restaurants will feature a three-course table d’hôte meal at lunchtime and dinnertime.

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Compton 819-835-5549 • grospierre.com

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Sherbrooke 819-563-9934 • diocesedesherbrooke.org/fr/ balade-des-clochers Discover the heritage found in the churches of the archdiocese of Sherbrooke. The seven chosen sites offer various activities.

October 5-6, 2019 Comptonales

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October 19 to November 23, 2019 Sutton en Blues

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Sutton Christmas Market

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Sutton 450-538-5799 • 1-877-533-5799 suttonenblues.com

Sutton 450-538-8455 • 1-800-565-8455 • tourismesutton.ca/ repertoire/marche-de-noel-de-sutton

A series of blues performances by the best blues bands from Québec and across Canada, most of which have won awards. Every Saturday. Consult our website for more details.

Shop for your holiday gifts in our tented village. Tastings, music, and shows. It’s a village celebration from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

November and December 2019 (dates to be confirmed)

Marché de Noël de la Haute-Yamaska Christmas Market

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Granby 450-361-6065 • haltesgourmandes.ca/evenements/ marche-de-noel-de-haute-yamaska Discover a great selection of delicious local products and meet passionate artisans, all in a festive atmosphere filled with holiday spirit.

Christmas at Sherbrooke’s Marché de la C-2 Gare

Sherbrooke marchedelagare.ca Christmas at Sherbrooke’s Marché de la Gare market is a not-to-be-missed holiday event in the Eastern Townships. The activities take place every weekend in December. December 2019 Brome Lake Festival of Lights

Mid-November to mid-December 2019 Vallée de la Coaticook Christmas Markets

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Lac-Brome 450-242-2020 • tourismelacbrome.com

Coaticook 819-849-6669 • 1-866-665-6669 tourismecoaticook.qc.ca/fr/quoi-faire_noel.php

Lac-Brome invites you to its festivities! Enjoy a unique experience.

Relive Christmases of yesteryear at the Christmas markets. Original gifts, carolling, crafts, home cooking, magical encounters! Weekends only.

Marche de Noël at the CINLB

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November 23, 2019 Granby’s Santa Claus Parade

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A lively Christmas tale told along the trails of the Centre d’Interprétation de la Nature du Lac Boivin nature interpretation centre. Several departures. Reservations required.

This event never fails to impress with its beauty and magic, charming children and adults alike. Santa Claus does exist and he’s coming to Granby after the sun goes down! November 27 to December 1, 2019 Salon des Métiers d’Art de l’Estrie

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Sherbrooke 819-823-0221 • metiersdartestrie.com/salon The largest arts and crafts show in the region featuring professional artists. Sherbrooke Exhibition Centre.

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December 7-8, 2019 Salon de Créations du P’tit Bonheur

February 29 to March 1, 2020

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Saint-Camille 819-340-1993 • ptitbonheur.org Featuring the works of 20 artisans, random drawings for prizes, musical entertainment, face painting for children, food services on site. Free admission.

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Magog 819-843-3333 • fetedesneigesdemagog.com A must-attend event for some great winter fun! Huge family celebration at Merry Point. A variety of activities for people of all ages. February 2020 (dates to be confirmed) Défi de la Gosford

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Saint-Augustin-de-Woburn 819-544-9004 • montgosford.com Enjoy the fresh air at Mount Gosford and watch the impressive dogsled racing. Activities on site for the whole family. February 7-9, 2020 Grand Prix Ski-Doo de Valcourt

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Sherbrooke 819-437-0123 • carnavaldesherbrooke.ca A popular major winter festival held in the enchanting Jacques-Cartier Park. Late February or early March 2020

February 2020 (dates to be confirmed) Fête des Neiges de Magog

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Valcourt 450-532-3443 • 1-866-532-7543 grandprixvalcourt.com

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Lac-Mégantic 819-583-0007 • 1-800-363-5515 lacenfetemegantic.com Carnival celebrating winter fun! Activities and entertainment for people of all ages. March 2020 Richmond St. Patrick’s Society

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Richmond 819-826-2535 • richmondstpats.org St. Patrick is celebrated throughout the month of March! Join the party and soak up some of that traditional Irish spirit. April 2020 (dates to be confirmed) Sherbrooke Cinema Festival

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Sherbrooke 819-821-7433 • fcms.ca

Three days of intense competitions at the legendary Yvon-Duhamel track. Shows, activities, and festivities for the whole family.

Experience movie-going differently through a diversified program of some 100 films from near and far, along with 20 or so activities in various Sherbrooke locations.

February 15, 2020 Fishing Festival

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Coaticook 819-849-2677 • 1-888-849-2677 decouvertenature.qc.ca The most technologically sophisticated fish breeding station in North America. Activities for the entire family.

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top things to do CULTURE & HERITAGE

Summer theatres and concert halls

Memphrémagog Cabaret Eastman - Shows - Receptions – Corporate events

4, chemin George-Bonnallie, Eastman 450-297-1200 • cabareteastman.com

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Théâtre Juste pour rire Bromont

91, rue de Montmorency, Bromont 514-317-2927 • 1-855-890-6448 theatrebromont.com

Charming performance venue with 200 seats and a varied program featuring well-known artists, tribute bands, and comedians. Reception hall packages available. Contact us and we’ll take care of all the details! Le Vieux Clocher de Magog

A summer theatre featuring unique plays, comedy, and musical performances! Program from June to September, in the heart of Bromont’s entertainment scene. Dinner and accommodation packages available online or by phone. A-3

Farnham en Culture

477, rue de l’Hôtel-de-Ville, Farnham 450-293-3178 • ville.farnham.qc.ca/farnhamenculture Several comedy, music, and youth shows featured every season. Consult our website or our Facebook page for information regarding our annual cultural program. Beat & Betterave

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41, rue Principale, Frelighsburg 579-440-8600 • beatetbetterave.com Café and performance hall presenting renowned and emerging artists in a close, intimate setting that few locations in Québec can provide. A variety of events every week.

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64, rue Merry Nord, Magog 819-847-0470 • vieuxclocher.com Cabaret-style performance hall (400 seats) with a strong reputation throughout Québec for its artist selection and warm atmosphere. Comedy, music, and variety shows. Visit our website for more information about our program. Sherbrooke Québec Issime chante Starmania (French language musical)

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Covered Theater of place Nikitotek 45, rue des Abénaquis, Sherbrooke 1-844-888-1001 • nikitotek.com Located in the heart of downtown Sherbrooke, this covered performance venue at Place Nikitotek is the perfect place to catch a summer show. From July 10 to August 17, don’t miss out on the Québec Issime chante Starmania.

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Théâtre Lac Brome

9, chemin Mont Echo, Lac-Brome 450-242-2270 • theatrelacbrome.ca A variety of events including music, theatre, movies, and special events. Granby Maison de la culture de Waterloo

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441, rue de la Cour, Waterloo 450-539-4764 • mcwaterloo.com/nous-joindre

Québec Issime chante Starmania, Sherbrooke

La Maison de la culture de Waterloo, the ultimate destination for your entertainment in the region. PHoto credit: Sarah Arseneault-Dumais

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Salle Maurice-O’Bready, Centre 3JP C-2 culturel de l’Université de Sherbrooke

2500, boul. de l’Université, Sherbrooke 819-820-1000 • centrecultureludes.ca Fourth largest performance hall in Québec and the only one of its kind in the region. Small- and large-scale events, vintage setting, high-quality soundproofing, rental of lounges and halls. Théâtre Granada, Salle Sylvio-Lacharité

JP C-2

53, rue Wellington Nord, Sherbrooke 819-565-5656 • theatregranada.com

Poterie Christine Audet, Magog

Société d’histoire de Sherbrooke

Multipurpose hall located in Sherbrooke’s downtown core. Shows, banquets, lectures, weddings, screenings, fashion shows, and more. Up to 1,200 places available, including 500 banquet-style.

Art galleries and showrooms

Val-Saint-François

Brome-Missisquoi

Centre d’interprétation de l’ardoise

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5, rue Belmont, Richmond 819-826-3313 • centreardoise.ca Located in a church built in 1889, this slate interpretation centre offers five dramatic readings. This intimate formula fosters close contact with the reading guide and professional performers. Program on our website.

JP B-3

24-A, rue Principale Sud, Sutton 450-538-8455 • 1-800-565-8455 tourismesutton.ca/repertoire/circuit-plein-art Contemporary art, figurative art, and fine crafts: seven art galleries and a sculpture park featuring exhibitions throughout the year... live art, artist residencies, and workshops! Schedule: Year-round, closed Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Memphrémagog

Antiques

Atelier-Galerie Céline Girard

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241, rue Principale Ouest, Magog 450-845-6089 • celinegirard.com

Memphrémagog Emporium North Hatley

Plein’Art : Art gallery tour in Sutton

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100, rue Principale, North Hatley 819-842-4233 • emporiumnorthhatley.com Boutique located in a heritage building in the heart of the village of North Hatley. A wide selection of gifts, antiques, furniture, glassware, and dishware.

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Céline Girard presents a selection of favourite exhibitions. As an artist and teacher, she can be found working onsite offering painting workshops as part of an unforgettable art-focused vacation. Schedule: Year-round. Monday to Wednesday: by reservation.

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Poterie Christine Audet

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Le Vieux Forgeron Art Gallery

2657, rue Principale Ouest, Magog 819-868-4218 • christineraku@hotmail.com

240-A, rue Dufferin, Stanstead 819-876-2282 • levieuxforgeron.com

Pottery studio-boutique. Contemporary ceramics. High-quality decorative and functional pieces. Specialties: Raku and gas kiln. Granite garden sculptures by Michel Bornais. Schedule: June to October. November to May, by reservation.

Located in the heart of Stanstead, this art gallery overlooks the beautiful Tomifobia River. The old blacksmith shop, restored into a seasonal gallery, features works by local and international artists. Schedule: June 14 to September 2, Thursday to Sunday. B-3

Mansonville round barn

323, route de Mansonville, Mansonville (Township of Potton) 450-292-4403 • 1-844-467-6886 patrimoinepotton.org

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Boutique des métiers d’art de l’Estrie

121, rue Frontenac, Sherbrooke 819-823-0221 • metiersdartestrie.com

Built in 1912, the Mansonville Round Barn is located in the heart of the village. This designated historic monument is currently under renovation and will soon be used to promote heritage and hold exhibitions. Schedule: Reopening hoped to be in Summer 2019. C-3

Galerie Jeannine Blais

102, rue Principale, 2 floor, North Hatley 819-842-2784 • galeriejeannineblais.com nd

Happiness through art. Naïve and conventional art including paintings, sculptures, ceramics, cards, books. This gallery strives to present high-quality artwork by painters and sculptors from the local and international scene. Schedule: Year-round, closed December 25 and January 1. C-3

LAB ESTRIMONT

44, avenue de l’Auberge, Orford 819-345-1905 • galerielab.com The LAB ESTRIMONT art gallery is an innovative business dedicated to showcasing exceptional international and emerging Québec creators. Our mission is to spark emotion and a sense of wonder while revitalizing interest in the visual arts. Schedule: Year-round. Orford Musique

Sherbrooke

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3165, chemin du Parc, Orford 819-843-3981 • 1-800-567-6155 • orford.mu Orford Musique offers an annual musical program and visual arts exhibitions throughout the summer. A sculpture garden and pavilions with evocative architecture are also featured on this enchanting site.

An exceptional showcase of the artistic vitality of local professional artists. Discover authentic, original, and refined decorative and practical pieces of artwork. Schedule: Year-round, closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Science

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225, rue Frontenac, Sherbrooke 819-564-3200 • 1-877-434-3200 • mns2.ca The nature and science museum presents AlterAnima, an exhibition of unexpected encounters with animals in their natural state; Terra Mutantès, a multisensory show; four scientific exhibitions per year; and many activities. Schedule: Year-round, closed December 25 and January 1. Société d’histoire de Sherbrooke

3J C-2

275, rue Dufferin, Sherbrooke 819-821-5406 • histoiresherbrooke.org Permanent exhibition on the history of Sherbrooke, temporary theme-based exhibitions on the history of the city and of the Eastern Townships. Guided tours for groups. Schedule: Year-round. Val-Saint-François Centre d’interprétation de l’ardoise

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5, rue Belmont, Richmond 819-826-3313 • centreardoise.ca In a slate-roofed church built in 1889, the slate interpretation centre offers a guided tour highlighting slate with two temporary exhibitions (arts and heritage) and dramatic readings. Minibus cultural tours describing the world of slate. Boutique. Schedule: June 16 to September 7. easterntownships.org

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Mégantic Galerie d’Art du Presbytère

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211-A, rue Principale, Lambton 418-486-7967 • galeriedartlambton.com The art gallery is located in the heart of Lambton in the rectory, a heritage building dating back to 1906, which hosts exhibitions featuring the works of 30 or so artists and artisans from the region, as well as a symposium held in July. Schedule: June 24 to Labour Day. Yvonne L. Bombardier Cultural Centre, Valcourt

Yvonne L. Bombardier Cultural Centre

JP B-2

1002, avenue J.-A.-Bombardier, Valcourt 450-532-2250 • centreculturelbombardier.com Located in Valcourt, discover numerous Québec artists of various styles. Each year, 5 to 9 exhibitions are presented, providing a beautiful showcase of the visual arts. Free entry. Schedule: Year-round, closed Mondays in winter.

Maison culturelle Laurier-Gauthier

At the heart of the village of Piopolis, the Maison culturelle Laurier-Gauthier offers visitors an impressive permanent collection of art work (naïve and folk art) created by local artist, Laurier Gauthier (1939-2014). Schedule: June 20 to September 2.

Des Sources Le P’tit Bonheur de Saint-Camille

3J D-1

162, rue Miquelon, Saint-Camille 819-340-1993 • ptitbonheur.org Official presenter of performances in the Des Sources MRC. Approximately 15 professional shows per year. Eight exhibitions per year at the Espace Hortense art gallery. Schedule: Year-round.

Galerie d’Art du Presbytère, Lambton

Haut-Saint-François Galerie d’art Cookshire-Eaton / J D-2 Maison de la culture John-Henry-Pope

25, rue Principale Est, Cookshire-Eaton 819-578-4383 • galeriedartcookshireeaton.com The Cookshire-Eaton art gallery has a program of exhibitions featuring contemporary up-and-coming as well as established artists, in the heritage environment of the Haut-Saint-François region. Schedule: April to December.

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462, rue Principale, Piopolis 819-583-3953 • maisonculturellelauriergauthier.ca

Maison culturelle Laurier-Gauthier, Piopolis


top things to do NATURE & OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

NATURE & OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES Magnificent, generous, and unique scenery

Vie de Plein air, Magog

Canoeing and kayaking

Station O’Kataventures

Brome-Missisquoi Au Diable Vert "Station de montagne"

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169, chemin Staines, Sutton 450-538-5639 • audiablevert.com Discover the wild beauty of the great outdoors along the Missisquoi River during a 15-km flat-water kayak excursion. Guided moonlit kayaking excursions, by reservation for groups of 10 or more people. Canoë & Co. - Canoe and kayak rental

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1120, chemin Burnett, Sutton 450-538-4052 • canoecosutton.com Unaccompanied canoe, kayak, or stand-up paddle-board (SUP) excursions on the Missisquoi River between Mansonville and Glen Sutton. Safe excursions of 12 or 15 km ideal for landscape lovers.

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55, rue Cabana, Magog 819-868-2111 • viedepleinair.com Vie de Plein Air is an all-season sports equipment rental centre, located on the banks of the Cherry River and along the Montagnarde cycling trail in the heart of Magog. Photo credit:

Explore the Missisquoi River Via its three flat-water routes. Guided moonlit excursions. Group packages. Shuttle service and boat rental. Camping available onsite, by reservation. Sherbrooke Corridor bleu

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Sherbrooke 819-566-8882 • destinationsherbrooke.com Outdoor enthusiasts are sure to enjoy a great canoe or kayak excursion on Sherbrooke’s Magog and St. Francis rivers. A pleasant way to be introduced to water sports and to discover the city from a unique vantage point! Val-Saint-François

Memphrémagog Vie de Plein air

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2733, chemin Vallée Missisquoi, Mansonville (Township of Potton) 450-292-3737 • 1-888-746-4140 okataventures.com

Canot-Kayak Richmond

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220, rue Principale Sud, Richmond 819-826-2414 • canotkayak.com Canoeing and kayaking with or without a guide on the St. Francis River. Boat rentals, group packages, picnic area, two- to four-hour excursions (by reservation). easterntownships.org

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Cycling trails and unmarked circuits Types of cycling trails

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Bike path in Bromont

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Mountain biking Brome-Missisquoi Bromont, montagne d’expériences

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150, rue Champlain, Bromont 450-534-2200 • 1-866-276-6668 skibromont.com Bromont, montagne d’expériences is the reference for mountain biking in Québec. 22 downhill trails, 5 development runs, and 10 Enduro trails on two slopes creating a 50-km playground. Plein air Sutton - MTB

PL B-3

671, rue Maple, Sutton 450-538-2545 • pleinairsutton.ca

Bromont, montagne d’expériences

Cycling stays Brome-Missisquoi

JL A-3

RAVITO • Bed & Bike

Located in a century-old forest, the network includes 26 km of cross-country type trails, varying from family to difficult runs in double or single tracks. Parking, box office, skills park, rentals, and departure at Mount Sutton.

Frelighsburg 438-838-5457 • ravitobednbike.com Stays designed by cyclists, for cyclists! We take care of lodging, coaching on the best circuits, and meals after excursions to offer you a memorable cycling experience.

Coaticook River Valley Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook

JPL C-3

400, rue St-Marc, Coaticook 819-849-2331 • 1-888-524-6743 gorgedecoaticook.qc.ca 20 km of marked trails for beginner, intermediate, and expert cyclists. Bike rental available. [Ad, p. 85] Circuits Frontières

JP D-3

15, rue de l’Église (Starting point behind the church: 42, rue de l’Église), East Hereford circuitsfrontieres.com A 55-km network of mountain-biking trails in a stunning environment for cyclists of all levels. Ten km of new “single track” trails developed in 2018 and opening in the spring 2019.

Boutique and bike rental Sherbrooke Café-vélo des nations

JPL C-2

9, rue de la Glacière, Sherbrooke 819-416-0706 • cafevelodesnations.com Bike enthusiast store with certified experts. Sale and rental: standard and electric bikes, equipment, clothing, and accessories. Tune-up, repair, adjustment, and restoration services. Coffee and food counter.

Café-vélo des nations, Sherbrooke Photo credit: Sept24-Tourisme Bromont

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Velodrome cycling track centre

Cruises Memphrémagog MacPherson wharf, Pointe Merry, Magog 819-574-0039 • croisierepirogue.com

Brome-Missisquoi Centre National de Cyclisme de Bromont

5 C-3

Croisière en Pirogue

JL B-2

400, rue Shefford, Bromont 450-534-3333 • centrenationalbromont.com Olympic velodrome from the 1996 Atlanta games for track cycling. Only facility in Québec where this sport can be practised. Introductory course required. Bromont’s outdoor velodrome is open to all.

Exotic cruise in a dugout canoe with our captains/ guides on Lake Memphremagog. Durations of 30 min. (ideal for children), 60 min., or 90 min. Private cruise option also available. Bring your own snacks and drinks.

5 C-3

Croisières l’AIR du lac

MacPherson wharf, Pointe Merry, Magog 819-345-7450 • lairdulac.com Discover Lake Memphremagog with a good-natured captain, tasting local products, on a comfortable boat. A delightful excursion! Bring your own snacks and beverages. Maximum 12 passengers. 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Escapades Memphrémagog

2J5 C-3

MacPherson wharf, Pointe Merry, Magog 819-843-7000 • 1-888-422-8328 escapadesmemphremagog.com

Centre National de Cyclisme de Bromont

Experience a luxury trip aboard the Grand Cru, cruising on the majestic waters of Lake Memphremagog in enjoyment, thanks to the impressive service, delicious culinary delights, and breathtaking landscapes. [Ad, p. 65]

Fishing Escapades Memphrémagog, Magog

Coaticook River Valley

5 C-3

Étang Baldwin

1294, chemin des Chalets, Coaticook 819-849-7098 Fishing on one of the few remaining undeveloped lakes. Boat rental available onsite. The abundance of speckled trout makes this an ideal setting for sport fishing. Parc Découverte Nature, Coaticook

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Parc Découverte Nature

2471, chemin Baldwin-Barnston, Coaticook 819-849-2677 • 1-888-849-2677 decouvertenature.qc.ca

Sherbrooke Parc Lucien-Blanchard - Sherbrooke

Ë$ C-2

755, rue Cabana, Sherbrooke 819-821-5893 • maisondeleau.ca

Pond fishing with equipment provided. BBQ onsite to cook your trout. Fishing licence not required. Guide onsite. Introduction to fly fishing in the river (by reservation). [Ad, p. 85]

A veritable hub of outdoor activities. Expansive green space with activities and services offered year round. Picnic areas, playgrounds for children, two beach volleyball courts.

Boating Memphrémagog Marina Massawippi

JËM5 C-3

473, rue Main, Ayer’s Cliff 819-838-4873 • info@marinamarcotte.com Pontoon and boat rental on Lake Massawippi. Boat launch and beach on site.

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Alternative Plein Air

Quai MacPherson, Pointe Merry, Magog 819-574-0039 • alternativepleinair.com

Ë5 C-3

55, rue Cabana, Magog 819-868-2111 • viedepleinair.com

Domaine des Érables Lac Brome

JPËM5 C-3

3321, chemin du Parc, Orford 819-843-9855 • 1-800-665-6527 sepaq.com/pq/mor

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688, rue Bondville (Foster), Lac-Brome 450-242-8888 Located next to the well-known Brome Lake. Open year round. 185 campsites in peak season. Marina Daniel Langlois Inc.

Vie de Plein Air is an all-season outdoor activities centre specialized in sports equipment rental (kayaks, paddle boards, pedal boats, bicycles, etc.). Located right next to the Cherry River and the cycling trail in the heart of Magog. Parc national du Mont-Orford

Marinas Brome-Missisquoi

Water sports equipment rental centre located on the MacPherson pier close to the observation tower Parc de le Pointe-Merry on Lake Memphremagog. A range of equipment available, such as kayaks, pedal boats (for 2 or 4). Vie de Plein air

Parc Lucien-Blanchard - Sherbrooke

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55, chemin Langlois-Tougas, Pike River 450-248-4318 • 1-800-248-4318 marinadaniellanglois.com Exclusive Princecraft dealer selling fishing, pontoon, and deck boats. Motor sale and repair: Mercury, Mercruiser. Storage also available. Open 6 days a week. Closed on Mondays. Mégantic Marina de Lac-Mégantic

A swimmer’s delight with two supervised beaches at Lake Stukely and Lake Fraser. Children’s playgrounds accessible to all visitors and a beach volleyball court at Lake Fraser. [Ad, back cover]

Boulevard Stearns, Lac-Mégantic 819-583-2441 • ville.lac-megantic.qc.ca

Photo credit: Destination Sherbrooke

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Plages Brome-Missisquoi Municipal beach (Lake Bromont)

m$ B-2

Bromont

$ B-3

Centre de la nature beach

Cowansville

Jm5 B-3

Douglass Municipal beach

Lac-Brome (Knowlton) Granby Marina du Parc du Grand lac Saint-François, Lambton

Municipal beach (Lake Bromont)

Marina du Parc du Grand lac Saint-François

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158, chemin J-Cyrille-Bureau, Lambton 418-486-2607 • lambton.ca

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Roxton Pond Municipal beach (Lake Waterloo)

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Waterloo Memphrémagog

The marina’s docks are accessible 7 days a week from mid-June until Labour Day; the schedule varies in the off-season. Seasonal and daily rentals available. La Source

Parc national de la Yamaska

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470, route 263, Saint-Romain 418-486-2420 • complexelasource.com

Ayer's Cliff beach

J$ C-3

Ayer’s Cliff Plage de la Baie-de-Magog

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Magog Baie-de-Magog beach

5 C-3

Magog

La Source à bord is a new marina with 30 brand new spaces (2018) made entirely of Candock docks, which have a strong reputation. Come visit and you will be charmed by the site. Open from May to September.

Vale Perkins beach

m$ B-3

Mansonville (Township of Potton) North Hatley public beach

m5 C-3

North Hatley Weir Memorial Park beach

$ C-3

Ogden

Sailing

Lake Fraser beach at the Parc national du Mont-Orford

Orford

Memphrémagog Club de voile Memphrémagog

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155, chemin de la plage des Cantons, Magog 819-847-3181 • voilememphremagog.com Canoe, kayak, stand-up paddle board, sailing dinghy, and windsurf board rentals. Lessons for sailing dinghy, catamaran, and windsurfing (group or individual). Storage service available for catamarans, sailing dinghies, windsurf boards, canoes, and kayaks.

Lake Stukely beach at the Parc national du Mont-Orford

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Orford Sherbrooke Municipal beach park (Deauville region)

5 C-2

Sherbrooke Lucien-Blanchard beach

$ C-2

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top things to do NATURE & OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Coaticook River Valley Lac Lyster beach

Jm$ C-3

Coaticook Lac Wallace beach

m$ D-3

Saint-Herménégilde Val-Saint-François Camping Plage McKenzie beach

5 C-2

Racine Camping des Baies

J5 C-2

Windsor

Climbing

MRC Des Sources Public swimming area

Centre d’escalade Backbone, Bromont

$ C-1

Asbestos

Brome-Missisquoi Centre d’escalade Backbone

Haut-Saint-François Pierre-E. Perreault beach

m5 D-2

Dudswell Mégantic Lac Aux Araignées beach

5 E-2

Frontenac Camping rustique Therrien beach

JP5 E-2

Lac-Mégantic O.T.J. Park beach

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Lambton

Camping Les Berges du Lac beach

Stratford

Karting Granby

P$ E-2

Lac-Mégantic Grand lac Saint-François park beach

Backbone Boulder offers 4800 sq. ft. of climbing, training, and game space for people of all ages. It features a bar with espressos, smoothies, and local microbrewery beers, as well as a terrace, a slackline park, and much more. Schedule: Year-round, closed December 25 and January 1.

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Lac-Drolet Station touristique Baie-des-Sables beach

J B-2

100, rue du Rubis, Bromont 450-534-2422 • backboneboulder.com

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Karting St-Alphonse

5 A-2

140, rue des Érables, Saint-Alphonse-de-Granby 450-360-0055 • 1-866-625-5278 kartingstalphonse.com Our track is built on rolling hills featuring incredible climbs and quick descents interspersed with bends and hairpin turns. Guaranteed to get your adrenalin pumping from start to finish of our 900-m lit track. Families, friends, and corporate groups are all welcome. Schedule: Consult the website.

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Golf Brome-Missisquoi Club de golf Le Parcours du Vieux Village B-2

50, rue Bourgmestre, Bromont 450-534-1166 • 1-888-793-3392 parcoursduvieuxvillage.com Total number of holes: 18 Length (yards): 6 528

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Golf Château-Bromont

Golf Château-Bromont

B-2

95, rue de Montmorency, Bromont 450-534-1199 • 1-888-276-6668 chateaubromont.com Total number of holes: 18 Normal: 72 Length (yards): 6 600 Services: Jö¶ Le Royal Bromont

B-2

400, chemin Compton, Bromont 450-534-4653 • 1-888-281-0017 royalbromont.com Total number of holes: 18 Normal: 72 Length (yards): 7 036 Services: JPö¶ Les Rochers Bleus - Golf & Auberge

B-3

550, route 139 Nord, Sutton 450-538-2324 • 1-800-361-2468 lesrochersbleus.ca Le Royal Bromont

Total number of holes: 18 Normal: 72 Length (yards): 6 325 Services: Jö¶ Granby Club de golf Les Cèdres

669, rue Coupland, Granby 450-372-0167 • golflescedres.com Total number of holes: 9 Normal: 27 Length (yards): 1 194 Total number of holes: 9 Normal: 30 Length (yards): 1 737 Total number of holes: 9 Normal: 32 Length (yards): 2 136 Services: ö¶ Club de golf Les Cèdres, Granby

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top things to do NATURE & OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Memphrémagog

Mégantic C-3

Club de golf de Venise

1519, chemin de la Rivière, Magog 819-864-9891 • clubdegolfvenise.ca

E-2

1039, route 161, Frontenac 819-583-4810 • 1-888-551-4810 clubdegolflacmegantic.com

Total number of holes: 18 Normal: 72 Length (yards): 6 791 Total number of holes: 18 Normal: 71 Length (yards): 6 277 Services: Jö¶

Total number of holes: 18 Normal: 72 Services: ö¶ Length (yards): 6 387 B-3

Golf Owl’s Head

Club de golf du lac Mégantic

181, chemin Owl’s Head, Mansonville (Township of Potton) 450-292-3666 • 1-800-363-3342 • owlshead.com

A wise golfer will book before arriving at the site.

Total number of holes: 18 Normal: 72 Length (yards): 6 701 Services: Jö¶ Club de Golf du Mont-Orford

C-3

3074, chemin du Parc, Orford 819-843-5688 • 1-866-673-6731 • orford.com Total number of holes: 18 Length (yards): 6 100

Normal: 72 Services: Jö¶

Golf Villegia Manoir des Sables

C-3

90, avenue des Jardins, Orford 819-847-4299 • 1-877-845-5344 golfvillegia.com Total number of holes: 18 Length (yards): 6 352

Normal: 71 Services: Jö¶ Club de Golf du Mont-Orford

Sherbrooke Club de golf Sherbrooke

C-2

1000, rue Musset, Sherbrooke 819-569-6534 • golfsherbrooke.com Total number of holes: 18 Normal: 71 Length (yards): 6 235 Services: Jö¶ Golf et Académie Longchamp Inc.

C-2

3455, rue du Fer-Droit, Sherbrooke 819-563-9899 • golflongchamp.com Total number of holes: 18 Normal: 72 Length (yards): 6 512 Services: ö¶

Golf Manoir des Sables, Orford

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top things to do NATURE & OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Horseback riding

Aerial rope course

Brome-Missisquoi

Brome-Missisquoi B-2

Centre équestre de Bromont

B-2

Divertigo Bromont

100, rue de Laprairie, Bromont 450-534-3255 • centreequestrebromont.com

150, Champlain (Bromont water park), Bromont 450-830-2386 • sandra.perron@divertigo.fun

Located on the western side of Mount Brome, in the heart of the picturesque town of Bromont. Riding lessons, horse boarding and training, breaking services, pony club, group reservations. Schedule: Year-round.

Aerial hebertism for adults and children. Courses are composed of game ropes, a climbing wall, zip lines, as well as a free fall simulator. Big thrills and fun experiences for everyone! Schedule: Mid-May to late October. VéloVolant

Memphrémagog Centre d’équitation Jacques Robidas

J C-3

Cycle through the forest canopy on a VéloVolant suspended bicycle, a Canadian first! Each pedal stroke will take you through the treetops, along a ravine, a small waterfall, and a cliff. Schedule: May to November.

32, chemin McFarland, Township of Hatley 819-563-0166 • 1-888-677-8767 equitationjacquesrobidas.com When horseback riding, we ensure that the horse is respected. Our approach is to work with the horse rather than to dominate it. We teach riders to communicate with their horse through body language. Schedule: Year-round, by reservation. Écurie Les Chevaux du Roy

B-3

169, chemin Staines, Sutton velovolant.com

Memphrémagog Arbre Aventure C-3

4291, chemin de Brown’s Hill, Stanstead 819-876-2940 • ecurieleschevauxduroy.com A family horseback riding centre offering horseback excursions in the woods on private trails, Western horseback riding lessons, and discovery days for children aged 6 and up. Schedule: Year-round.

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426, chemin George-Bonnallie, Eastman 450-297-2659 • 1-866-297-2659 arbreaventure.ca An aerial obstacle course embedded in the treetops: ropes, zip lines, walkways, etc. Activities for all (ages 3 and up). Safe, picturesque environment surrounded by nature. Schedule: Year-round. Mégantic

Mégantic Ranch Winslow

d’Arbre en Arbre Lac-Mégantic E-1

920, route 161, Stornoway 418-443-5519 • ranchwinslow.com Guided western horseback riding excursions by the hour along the Parc national de Frontenac’s trails. Summer camp for children ages 6 to 16. Riding lessons. Schedule: May to October, by reservation.

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2370, chemin du Lac, Lac-Mégantic 819-583-3965 • baiedessables.com Aerial adventure park with 68 different obstacles. One course specifically designed for children aged 7 and up, and three courses for teenagers and adults. Schedule: May to October. [Ad, p. 106]


top things to do NATURE & OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Refuge

Cottage

Legend of symbols, p. 213

Ready-to-camp

Campground

National parks & recreational centres Services and activities

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B-3 Au Diable Vert "Station de montagne"

169, chemin Staines, Sutton 450-538-5639 • audiablevert.com

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[Ad, back cover]

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1780, boul. David-Bouchard, Roxton Pond 450-776-7182 • 1-800-665-6527 • sepaq.com/pq/yam

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Memphrémagog C-3 Parc national du Mont-Orford

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3321, chemin du Parc, Orford 819-843-9855 • 1-800-665-6527 • sepaq.com/pq/mor

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$

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C-2 Maison de l’eau - Parc Lucien-Blanchard

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5302, chemin Blanchette, Sherbrooke 819-864-1907 • basepleinair.ca 755, rue Cabana, Sherbrooke 819-821-5893 • maisondeleau.ca

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C-2 Parc du Mont-Bellevue

$

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1440, rue Brébeuf, Sherbrooke 819-821-5872 • destinationsherbrooke.com Des Sources

5

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103, route 257 Ouest, Ham-Sud 819-828-3608 • montham.ca

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189, route du Parc, Notre-Dame-des-Bois 819-888-2941 • 1-800-665-6527 • sepaq.com/pq/mme

3

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E-2 Mont Gosford

901, rang Tout-de-Joie, Saint-Augustin-de-Woburn 819-544-9004 • montgosford.com E-1 Parc national de Frontenac

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599, chemin des Roy, Sainte-Praxède (Lambton) 418-486-2300 • 1-800-665-6527 • sepaq.com/pq/fro

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Hiking networks Trails

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[Ad, p. 41]

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Bromont 450-534-2006 • tourismebromont.com B-3 Au Diable Vert "Station de montagne »

5

169, chemin Staines, Sutton 450-538-5639 • audiablevert.com B-3 Parc d’environnement naturel de Sutton

5

900, chemin Réal, Sutton 450-538-4085 • 1-800-565-8455 • parcsutton.com Granby

5 B-2 Centre d’interprétation de la nature du lac Boivin 700, rue Drummond, Granby [Ad, p. 50] 450-375-3861 • cinlb.org B-2 Parc national de la Yamaska [Ad, back cover]

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1780, boul. David-Bouchard, Roxton Pond 450-776-7182 • 1-800-665-6527 • sepaq.com/pq/yam Memphrémagog B-3 Parcours Missisquoi Nord

$

Eastman missisquoinord.com B-3 Réserve naturelle des Montagnes-Vertes, secteur Singer

37, rue des Pins Sud, Eastman 450-297-1145 • rnmv.ca • corridorappalachien.ca

Sentier village-montage, Sutton

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top things to do NATURE & OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Hiking networks Trails

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C-3 Marais de la Rivière aux Cerises

69, chemin Roy, Magog 819-843-8118 • maraisauxcerises.com C-3 Parc national du Mont-Orford 3321, chemin du Parc, Orford

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819-843-9855 • 1-800-665-6527 sepaq.com/pq/mor

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C-3 Circuit de l’Abbaye - Long hikes and pilgrimages

Saint-Benoît-du-Lac 819-481-0381 • circuitdelabbaye.com

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Sherbrooke

5

C-2 Les Sentiers de l’Estrie inc.

5182, boulevard Bourque, Sherbrooke 819-864-6314 • lessentiersdelestrie.qc.ca C-2 Sherbrooke - Urban walks

$

Sherbrooke • 819-821-1919 • 1-800-561-8331 destinationsherbrooke.com Coaticook River Valley C-3 Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook

[Ad, p. 85]

5

400, rue St-Marc, Coaticook 819-849-2331 • 1-888-524-6743 • gorgedecoaticook.qc.ca C-3 Parc Harold F. Baldwin (Mount Pinacle and sentier des Moulins)

$

2471, chemin Baldwin-Barnston, Coaticook 819-849-2677 • 1-888-849-2677 • decouvertenature.qc.ca C-3 City of Coaticook

150, rue Child, Coaticook 819-849-2721 • 1-866-665-6669 • coaticook.ca

$

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Hiking networks Trails

Trail rating ● Easy ■ Intermediate ◆ Difficult Legend of symbols, p. 213 Courses D-3 Mont Hereford / Neil-Tillotson hiking trail

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557, chemin de Coaticook, East Hereford 819-844-2463 • 1-866-665-6669 • tourismecoaticook.qc.ca

Services

Val-Saint-François C-2 Parc historique de La Poudrière de Windsor

[Ad, p. 93]

5

342, rue Saint-Georges, Windsor 819-845-5284 • poudriere-windsor.com Des Sources D-1 Parc régional du Mont-Ham

5

103, route 257 Ouest, Ham-Sud 819-828-3608 • montham.ca Haut-Saint-François E-3 Lauz Altitude

$

161, route de Saint-Hyacinthe, Chartierville 819-416-2615 • 1-888-354-2136 lauzaltitude.com D-2 Nature Cantons-de-l’Est - Parc écoforestier de Johnville

$

261, chemin North, Cookshire-Eaton 819-566-5600 • naturecantonsdelest.ca D-2 Forêt habitée de Dudswell

$

Rue Principale Ouest, Dudswell (Marbleton) 819-560-8474 • municipalitededudswell.com E-2 Parc régional du Marécage-des-Scots

$

Chemin Franceville, 3 km south of route 214 Township of Hampden 819-560-8500 • 1-888-848-3333 mrchsf.com/projets-marecage-scots.html D-1 Parc du vieux moulin

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top things to do NATURE & OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Hiking networks Trails

Trail rating ● Easy ■ Intermediate ◆ Difficult Legend of symbols, p. 213 Courses

Length (km)

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$

F-1 Trail path - Les mots d’enfants

15, rue de l’O.T.J., Audet 819-583-1596 • munaudet.qc.ca

$

E-2 Station touristique Baie-des-Sables

2370, chemin du Lac, Lac-Mégantic 819-583-3965 • baiedessables.com E-2 Parc national du Mont-Mégantic

[Ad, back cover]

5

189, route du Parc, Notre-Dame-des-Bois 819-888-2941 • 1-800-665-6527 • sepaq.com/pq/mme

$

E-2 Sentiers de Piopolis

472, rue Principale, Piopolis 819-583-3953 • 1-800-363-5515 • tourisme-megantic.com

$

F-1 Sentiers Mont Bélanger

15e Rang, Saint-Robert-Bellarmin 418-582-6426 • montbelanger.qc.ca E-1 Parc national de Frontenac

[Ad, back cover]

5

599, chemin des Roy, Sainte-Praxède (Lambton) 418-486-2300 • 1-800-665-6527 • sepaq.com/pq/fro E-2 Parcours de Marche au Cœur de Mégantic - Long hikes and pilgrimages

288, chemin Piopolis, Val-Racine 819-657-1039 • randonneemegantic.ca

Parc régional du Mont-Ham, Ham-Sud Photo credits: Nadeau Photo solution; Huguette Caza

$

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top things to do HEALTH CENTRES, SPAS & RELAXATION CENTRES

Health centres, spas & relaxation centers

Spa de l’Auberge West Brome

A country spa with a talented team devoted to your every need. We specialize in massage and beauty treatment experiences. Facilities: indoor pool, Finnish sauna, outdoor hot tub. Centre de Santé Euro-Spa

Brome-Missisquoi

JP B-2

Amerispa Château-Bromont

90, rue de Stanstead, suite 101, Bromont 450-534-2717 • 1-866-263-7477 • amerispa.ca Personalized care provided by a professional team of certified massage therapists and specialized estheticians. Québec’s only oriental hammam. Thermotherapy. 46, boul. de Bromont, Bromont 450-534-3588 • 1-877-534-3588 • lemadrigal.ca Massage therapy, algotherapy, pressotherapy, wraps, exfoliation, and much more. B-2

BALNEA spa + réserve thermale

319, chemin du Lac Gale, Bromont 450-534-0604 • 1-866-734-2110 • balnea.ca Thermal experience, face and body treatments, creative and traditional massages, packages for couples and groups, yoga classes, access to trails and private lake. Seasonal fine dining and extensive wine list.

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La Brume spa

J A-3

455, rang de l’Église Sud, Saint-Ignace-de-Stanbridge 450-248-0666 • 1-800-416-0666 • euro-spa.com Hydrotherapy baths with imported European essences:, mud, sea salt, lemon balm, chamomile, thyme, pine, lavender, and many others. Turkish baths, saunas, Nordic experience, Kneipp baths. Granby

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Auberge-Spa Le Madrigal

JP B-3

128, route 139, Lac-Brome 450-266-5830 • 1-888-902-7663 • awb.ca

572, chemin Lakeside, Lac-Brome 450-243-0404 • hotelsuiteslacbrome.com

Le Saint-Christophe, Hôtel-Boutique & Spa

3JP B-2

255, rue Denison Est, Granby 450-405-4782 • 1-877-405-4782 hotelstchristophe.com Massage therapy including duo, 4 hands, and hot stones; specialized beauty and anti-aging treatments such as pulsed-light hair removal, electrolysis, and Botox; Bistro featuring fine French and Mediterranean cuisine. Spa Confort

3J B-2

901, rue Principale, Granby 450-378-9071 • 1-800-363-8953 • hotelcastel.ca Personalized treatments available in packages or à la carte. Massage therapy, hot stones, exfoliation, wraps, lymphatic drainage, paraffin treatments for hands and feet.

Esthetics and total relaxation. Memphrémagog L’Arboressence, Spa au Ripplecove

JP C-3

700, chemin Ripplecove, Ayer’s Cliff 819-838-4296 • 1-800-668-4296 • ripplecove.com Reflexology. Rejuvenating, moisturizing, and soothing facial treatments. Hydrating, purifying, and mineralizing body treatments, exfoliation, and body wraps. La Brume spa, Lac-Brome

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SPA Villegia Chéribourg

2603, chemin du Parc, Orford 819-868-0101 • 1-877-868-0101 spacheribourg.com

Spa Bolton

Spa Bolton

JP B-3

883, route Missisquoi, Bolton-Est 450-292-4772 • 1-888-944-4772 • spabolton.com Québec’s one-of-a-kind thermal experience in nature. Take a swim in the river at the foot of the waterfalls and enjoy riverside massages (summer and winter) under outdoor tents and in individual yurts. Open all year round. SPA Eastman

3JP B-3

895, chemin des Diligences, Eastman 450-297-3009 • 1-800-665-5272 spa-eastman.com

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891, chemin Narrow (route 247), Stanstead (Fitch Bay) 819-876-5851 • 1-888-876-5851 • bleulavande.com Enjoy a foot and calf massage (20 min.) or a body massage (60 min.) right beside our lavender fields. Under a sunshade or tent, professionals provide expert massages to individuals or couples using Bleu Lavande products. Sherbrooke

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950, rue King Ouest, Sherbrooke 819-346-1133 • 1-877-977-2785 • spaalguasulis.com

C-3

285, chemin des Pères, Magog 819-843-5200 • 1-866-414-5200 spanordicstation.com Thermotherapy: California baths, Finnish saunas, eucalyptus steam bath, Russian banya, Nordic baths, waterfalls, river, relaxation rooms, and outdoor terraces. Massage therapy and body treatments. Spa Nordique Villegia Manoir des Sables

Bleu Lavande

Spa Algua-Sulis

Healthy cuisine, accommodations, activities (yoga, meditation, boot camp, conferences, cooking workshops, and more), outdoor hot tubs, saunas and hammam, Igloo shower, polar baths, pools, 15 km of trails, gym. Spa Nordic Station

Spa for the whole family, parents and children welcome! Body and beauty treatments; thermotherapy, orthotherapy, biorhythm balancing, organic lifts. Sauna, outdoor and indoor whirlpool baths, and pool.

Thermotherapy centre featuring whirlpools, polar bath, and Finnish sauna. Massage therapy, body and beauty treatments, hair styling, tanning beds, bistro, and more. C-2

Strom spa (Sherbrooke)

1705, rue Roy, Sherbrooke 819-481-2772 • 1-877-761-2772 • stromspa.com This thermal experience is based on a ritual alternating hot and cold, followed by a relaxation period improving sleep quality, strengthening the immune system, etc. Massage, beauty treatments, bistro, and events.

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90, avenue des Jardins, Orford 819-847-3838 • 1-800-663-9848 spavillegia.com Massage therapy, face and body treatments, Moroccan beauty products and rituals, hammam, multisensory showers, saltwater whirlpool baths, Nordic baths, Finnish sauna.

Spa Eastman

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A NATURE RITUAL, AN ANCESTRAL ART

PAMPER YOURSELF SPA NORDIC STATION Nested in the heart of nature, only 5 minutes away from downtown Magog, Spa Nordic Station is established on the shore of the Castle river. Its rustic architecture gives it a unique and welcoming character. Spa Nordic Station offers a wide variety of facilities over its numerous natural terraces. Its Russian banya, an Eastern Townships exclusivity, its steam crypt, Californian baths, Finnish saunas, cold plunges, secure river accesses and fireplaces lounges will provide you with the escape you desire. Discover its Nordic tradition, massages and body treatments; live a unique and authentic spa experience. 285, chemin des Pères, Magog 819-843-5200 • 1-866-414-5200 • spanordicstation.com

LIFE CHANGING VACATIONS

SPA EASTMAN For more than 40 years, Spa Eastman’s programming has allowed it to classify itself among the best spas in the world many times over. It offers all-inclusive personalized packages. Located on a 326-acre estate offering an amazing view of Mount-Orford, in the heart of the Eastern Townships, the site acts as a veritable vacation village. It’s seven lodging pavilions, 15 km of wooded walking trails, its gardens and postcard perfect landscapes, make you feel right at home. State of the art thermotherapy installations and a daily program of activities and workshops on wellbeing complete a large choice of massage therapy, body and beauty treatments. Its restaurant offers a unique gastronomical experience: the  Tonique  Cuisine™. Its colorful, delicious, energizing menus are designed to please the most discerning palate. A true non-guilty pleasure!

895, chemin des Diligences, Eastman 450-297-3009 • 1-800-665-5272 • spa-eastman.com


THE SYMPHONY OF WATER FALLS

SPA BOLTON Located at the foot of the falls of the Missisquoi River, the spa has taken roots on one of the most beautiful natural sites in Quebec. Throughout your stay, let yourself be carried away by the natural and endless symphony of the falls. Since 17 years, the Spa Bolton has been offering a warm atmosphere of simplicity. Feel at ease, like home. What to do? Thermal experience in complete nature with the polar baths, swimming in the river at the foot of the falls, outdoor thermal baths, Finnish dry saunas, eucalyptus steam bath, heated outdoor pool, hammocks by the river and relaxation area in heated yurts. What not to miss? Massage along the river in small individual yurts or under a tent in summer. Complement your stay with beauty cares and lodging packages at the Villa du Spa. The spa is open 365 days a year and no need to book for spa access! 883, route Missisquoi, Bolton-Est Toll free 1-888-944-4772 • spabolton.com

HAPPINESS RADIATES FROM OUR NATURE

BALNEA SPA + RESERVE THERMALE The spa icon perched on a mountainside, amidst a breathtaking private nature reserve. Its cutting edge architecture and breathtaking site make it an outstanding destination. BALNEA cultivates the art of relaxation by inviting its guests to luxuriate in a one-of-kind experience: lose yourself to the masterful hands of our therapists. Beauty rituals and massages inspired from the four corners of the world, eclectic seating areas, Mediterranean-inspired Club beach, fine seasonal cuisine and extensive wine list, mountain hiking, yoga by a private lake; BALNEA reinvents the art of relaxation and well-being. 319, chemin du Lac Gale, Bromont 450-534-0604 • 1-866-734-2110 • balnea.ca


top things to do WINTER FUN

WINTER FUN

Parc national du Mont-Mégantic

Horse-Draw Sleigh Rides

Tube sliding Sherbrooke

Centre d’équitation Jacques Robidas

C-2

Base de plein air André Nadeau

Memphrémagog

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32, chemin McFarland, Township of Hatley 819-563-0166 • 1-888-677-8767 equitationjacquesrobidas.com

5302, chemin Blanchette, Sherbrooke 819-864-1907 • basepleinair.ca Several winter sports facilities open to the public including three snow tubing runs and three sliding runs. Everything you need for a great winter day in Sherbrooke.

Enjoy the wooded trails in a country setting while horseback riding, hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or on a sleigh ride. Two ecolodges and one rustic cabin are available for a most relaxing stay.

Base de plein air André Nadeau, Sherbrooke

Parc du Mont-Bellevue

3 C-2

1440, rue Brébeuf, Sherbrooke 819-821-5872 • sherbrooke.ca/skimontbellevue

Centre d’équitation Jacques Robidas, Township of Hatley

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Located in the heart of the City of Sherbrooke, Parc du Mont-Bellevue offers snow tubing with a lift. Two runs approximately 100 metres in length with a vertical drop of 15%. Photo credit: Mathieu Dupuis


top things to do WINTER FUN

Mégantic Station touristique Baie-des-Sables

JP E-2

2370, chemin du Lac, Lac-Mégantic 819-583-3965 • baiedessables.com

Ice Fishing Brome-Missisquoi Domaine des Érables

B-3

688, rue Bondville (Foster), Lac-Brome 450-242-8888 •

Three snow tubing runs with lift.

The Camping Domaine des Érables campground is located next to the well-known Brome Lake. Open year round. 185 campsites in peak season. Memphrémagog Excursions l’AIR du lac Station touristique Baie-des-Sables, Lac-Mégantic

Outdoor equipment rental Memphrémagog Vie de plein air C-3

Ice skate, fatbike, snow scooter, snowshoeski, and snowshoe rentals. Guided tours by reservation. All-season sports equipment rental centre located on the ice trail and bike path (fatbike). Schedule: Mid-December to March and Mid-May to Thanksgiving.

Photo credit: Stéphane Lemire

Go ice fishing in an enchanting setting. Charming wood-heated cabins accommodating 2 to 12 people with fishing equipment provided. Group packages. Schedule: January to March. Reservation required.

Ski joering Memphrémagog

55, rue Cabana, Magog 819-868-2111 • viedepleinair.com

Ice Fishing, Magog

C-3

Plage des Cantons - lac Memphrémagog, Magog 819-345-7450 • lairdulac.com

Vie de plein air, Magog

Ski Joering Stukely-Sud

B-2

117, chemin des Loyalistes, Stukely-Sud 450-305-1330 • skijoeringstukelysud.com Ski joering is an outdoor activity of trail skiing while being pulled by horses. Equipment rental onsite. Schedule: December to April, according to the weather.

Ski Joering Stukely-Sud

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Sortie 106, autoroute 10, Eastman 450-297-2911 • eastman.quebec/visitez C-3 Parc national du Mont-Orford

3321, chemin du Parc, Orford 819-843-9855 • 1-800-665-6527 sepaq.com/pq/mor

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400, rue St-Marc, Coaticook 819-849-2331 • 1-888-524-6743 gorgedecoaticook.qc.ca D-3 Circuits Frontières

557, chemin de Coaticook, East Hereford skimonthereford.com

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342, rue Saint Georges , Windsor 819-845-5284 • poudriere-windsor.com

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103, route 257 Ouest, Ham-Sud 819-828-3608 • montham.ca Mégantic E-2 Station touristique Baie-des-Sables

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Brome-Missisquoi B-2 Bromont, montagne d’expériences

150, rue Champlain, Bromont 450-534-2200 • 1-866-276-6668 • skibromont.com B-3 Mont SUTTON

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671, rue Maple, Sutton 450-538-2545 • 1-866-538-2545 • montsutton.com Memphrémagog B-3 Destination Owl’s Head

40, chemin du Mont Owl’s Head, Mansonville (Township of Potton) 450-292-3342 • 1-800-363-3342 • owlshead.com C-3 Station de ski Mont-Orford

4380, chemin du Parc, Orford 819-843-6548 • 1-866-673-6731 • orford.com

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AGRITOURISM ACTIVITIES & Regional Flavours

Léon Courville, vigneron, Lac-Brome

Offering an authentic agritourism experience through production interpretation, tours, meals, or accommodations at renowned farms.

Businesses identified as Créateurs de Saveurs are part of a network of certified businesses showcasing agrifood products from the Eastern Townships.

Berry picking

Granby

Au Paradis des Fruits Dunham, Les Miels Naturels Charbonneau

A-3

519, rue Bruce (route 202), Dunham 450-295-2667 • paradisdesfruits.com Pick your own or buy freshly picked strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, black currants, red currants, gooseberries, cherries, blackberries, apples (23 varieties), pears, plums, pumpkins, squash. Apple juice. Honey from our own beehives. Schedule: Mid-June to November 1. Bleuetière Benoît

B-2

Bleuetière Érablière Giard

Brome-Missisquoi

A-3

2676, chemin Vail, Dunham 450-295-2326 • bleuetierebenoit.qc.ca Pick your own or buy freshly picked blueberries. Treat yourself to blueberry chocolates, spreads, and pies. Schedule: July 10 to August 25. 156 easterntownships.org

15, chemin Giard, Granby 450-372-6320 • bleuetieregiard.ca Stock up on blueberries and maple products while enjoying the beautiful countryside, a picnic area, a play area for children, and a petting zoo. Schedule: Mid-July to early September. Memphrémagog Les Bleuets BIO du Marquis

B-3

236, chemin West Hill, Mansonville (Township of Potton) 450-292-5204 • lesbleuetsdumarquis.com Pick your own blueberries, grown without pesticides or herbicides. Certified organic by OCQV, Québec Vrai! Schedule: Mid-July to late August.

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Haut-Saint-François

Val-Saint-François C-1

Bleuetière Harmonie Nature

115, chemin Lay, Melbourne 819-826-1638 harmonie_nature@hotmail.com Pick your own blueberries at our family blueberry farm, located in an enchanting setting in the Township of Melbourne. Come admire thousands of perennials, floral arrangements, pools, and waterfalls. Schedule: Mid-July to late August. B-2

Jardins Zone Orange

506, chemin Ste-Anne Sud Sainte-Anne-de-la-Rochelle 450-775-6147 • jardinszoneorange.com Interpretation panels on sea buckthorn, picnic areas, scenic views, shop selling fruit, sea buckthorn jellies, tea, sherbet, juice, fruit purées, and cosmetic products. Pick your own sea buckthorn in August. Schedule: July to September. Boutique: October to June, call in advance.

D-2

Ferme au Pré Bleu

409, chemin Paul, Ascot Corner 819-832-3959 Pick your own berries. Several varieties of strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. Schedule: Late June to early August.

Locally produced beverage Brome-Missisquoi

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Domaine Pinnacle

150, chemin Richford, Frelighsburg 450-298-1026 • cidredomainepinnacle.com Locally grown products, ice ciders, apple ciders, and apple products. Boutique with welcome and interpretation centre. Panoramic views. Tastings onsite. Schedule: Easter weekend to December 31. Granby B-2

Absintherie des Cantons

800, rue Moeller, Granby 438-877-0290 • absinthequebec.com Family business offering products distilled with great care from plants cultivated onsite and hand-picked. Schedule: Year-round, by reservation, a week prior. École du 3e rang, vignoble et cidrerie Blueberry picking

B-2

511, 3e rang Est Saint-Joachim-de-Shefford 450-539-5467 • ecoledu3iemerang.com In addition to wines and ciders, we produce alcoholic beverages made from pears, plums, and cherries. Schedule: June to October. Milton Cidery

3J B-2

5, route 137, Sainte-Cécile-de-Milton 450-777-2442 • cidreriemilton.com

Milton Cidery, Sainte-Cécile-de-Milton

Sparkling, semi-sparkling, aged, still, and ice ciders, mistelle, and apple must—all of which have won multiple awards. Schedule: March to December. easterntownships.org

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Coaticook River Valley Domaine Ives Hill

J C-3

12, chemin Boyce, Compton 819-837-0301 • domaineiveshill.com The estate grows and processes black currants. Four blackcurrant product lines: alcohols, food, health and beauty. Agritourism site. Guided tour and tasting activity to discover black currants: À la découverte du cassis. Schedule: May to October. Weekends only in December.

Domaine Ives Hill, Compton

Mégantic L’érable à son Meilleur

E-1

469, rang 5, Lac-Drolet 819-582-4130 erableasonmeilleur.com Range of five delicious maple-based alcoholic beverages that combine maple and fruit flavours. Schedule: June to September.

Locally grown (terroir) shops

Tite Frette Bières & Compagnie, Granby

Memphrémagog Béret Rouge

Brome-Missisquoi Chez Matis Traiteur

B-3

C-3

2621, chemin Fitch Bay, Township of Stanstead 819-267-8770 • beret.rouge2621@gmail.com

50, rue Principale N, Sutton 450-538-6444 • traiteurmatis@gmail.com

Farm products and ready-made dishes to take home. Schedule: Year-round, closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

Matis Traiteur offers millefeuilles, paris-brest, tatin tarts, rum babas, duck tourtières, puff pastry, and takeaway dishes. We also make Tonkinese soups to eat in or take-away.

Ô Taberna! Frigibière

Granby Tite Frette Bières & Compagnie

B-2

303, rue Notre-Dame, Granby 450-956-1800 • titefrette.ca Fine food store specialized in microbrewery beers and local products. Schedule: Year-round.

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52, rue Merry Nord, Magog 819-769-1995 • otaberna.ca Specialized Québec microbrewery beer store. Our team will guide you in discovering talented Québec brewers and local products. Come and have a taste of every colour! Schedule: Year-round.


top things to do AGRITOURISM ACTIVITIES & REGIONAL FLAVOURS

Sugar shacks

Granby Érablière Bernard

Brome-Missisquoi Cabane à sucre du Pic Bois

A-3

1468, chemin Gaspé, Brigham 450-263-6060 • cabanedupicbois.com Traditional maple syrup operation featuring hot maple taffy on snow, sugar shack meals all year round, maple vinegar, gift packages, and walking trails. Schedule: February to October.

Catering service. Schedule: Year-round, by reservation. Memphrémagog

Traditional sugar-shack meals featuring local Québec pork and other products from the region. Schedule: March 1 to April 30. A-3

426, chemin George-Bonnallie, Eastman 450-297-2659 • 1-866-297-2659 hautboisnormand.ca Sugar shack meals, maple products. Schedule: March and April, by reservation.

Enjoy traditional sugar camp dishes and those with a new twist, plus sugar on snow. Discover the maple products in our boutique. Schedule: March and April.

Érablière Chic Rustique

A-3

784, 1er Rang Sud, Saint-Ignace-de-Stanbridge 450-248-9059 • erableaufildutemps.ca Guided tour and sweet treat experience. Boutique with a wide range of maple products. Schedule: December to April. May to November, by reservation.

B-3

Haut Bois Normand

4500, chemin Strobl, Dunham 450-538-3782 250 • levignobleduruisseau.com

L’érable au fil du temps

A-2

106, rue des Érables, Saint-Alphonse-de-Granby 450-375-5959 • grillade.ca

4329, chemin Symington Road, Dunham 450-295-2270 • erablierehilltop.com

Le Vignoble du Ruisseau

Schedule: Year-round. June to August, by reservation. Consult our website. Érablière La Grillade

A-3

Érablière Hilltop

J B-2

1268, rue Denison Ouest, Granby 450-375-5238 • erablierebernard.com

J C-3

1700, 13e rang, Orford 819-769-3226 • domainebrassicole.co Old-fashioned sugar shack putting a new twist on sugaring season classics featuring a buffet, long tables, maple taffy on snow, and a boutique with maple and local products. Schedule: March and April. Haut-Saint-François Érablière du Lac d’Argent

D-2

1050, chemin Carette, Dudswell 819-887-6623 • fermelacdargent.com Sugar shack with maximum seating of 60, agritourism establishment with specialized training. Schedule: March and April, closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

Cabane à sucre du Pic Bois, Brigham

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Chocolatiers, pastry shops and bakers Brome-Missisquoi Musée du chocolat (Chocolate Museum)

JP B-2

679, rue Shefford, Bromont 450-534-3893 • lemuseeduchocolatdebromont.com Visit the Musée du chocolat; chocolate museum, chocolate maker, restaurant, and gourmet food store. Schedule: Year-round. Summer: extended hours. Atelier Caramel

J B-3

964, rue du Sud, Cowansville 450-558-0628 • ateliercaramel.ca Atelier Caramel is a micro-café/pastry shop known for its fleur de sel caramel, hearty desserts, quiches, and pastries made from butter, spelt flour, and raw sugar. Schedule: Year-round. Boulangerie artisanale La mie bretonne

J B-3

Aux Avelines, Eastman

C-3

Chocolats Vanden Eynden

1745, chemin Rivière-aux-Cerises, Magog 819-843-1706 • 1-855-999-1706 chocolatsvandeneynden.com Production, distribution, and retail sale of our highquality chocolates. Wide variety for all occasions. “Eastern Townships Selection” inspired by and incorporating other local agricultural products. Schedule: Year-round, closed Easter Monday, December 25-26 and January 1-2. Mégantic E-1

Boulangerie Lambton

248, rue Principale, Lambton 418-486-2839 • boullambton@tellambton.net

511, rue du Sud, Cowansville 450-955-1500 • lamiebretonne.com

Bakery offering a wide range of breads, pâtés, pies, and pastries. Artisanal goods made from local ingredients daily. Plus various local products for sale in the boutique. Schedule: Year-round, closed Sundays.

A wide range of gourmet products from France and Québec including bread, pastries, espressos, sandwiches, salads, pizzas, and artisanal cheeses. Schedule: Year-round, closed Mondays. Memphrémagog Aux Avelines

B-3

389, rue Principale, Eastman 450-297-2160 • auxavelines@axion.ca Chocolates freshly made onsite, specialty breads, wild game pâté, Québec cheeses, and fine gourmet foods. Schedule: Year-round.

Breeding farms Brome-Missisquoi

3J A-3

WOW Freli Alpagas

117, chemin des Érables, Frelighsburg 514-232-6021 • wowfrelialpagas.com Perched on the southern face of Mount Pinacle, WOW Freli Alpagas is an alpaca farm situated in Frelighsburg, a wonderful location recognized as one of «Québec’s most beautiful villages.» Schedule: Year-round.

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Canards du Lac Brome

JP B-3

40, chemin du Centre, Lac-Brome 450 242-3825 canardsdulacbrome.com

École du 3e rang, vignoble et cidrerie

Buy directly from the farm! Full range of Brome Lake Duck products. Exclusive bulk products. Meet our experts and learn how to cook duck. Free recipes. Schedule: Year-round, closed December 24 and January 1. Domaine des Nobles Alpagas

B-3

24, chemin Barnes, Lac-Brome 450-242-4255 • alpagas-dna.ca

B-2

511, 3e rang Est Saint-Joachim-de-Shefford 450-539-5467 • ecoledu3iemerang.com Visit our vineyard and apple, plum, and pear orchards on a small farm featuring cattle, sheep. a horse, and a jenny. Savour our food and drinks on the terrace near the lake. Schedule: June to October. Coaticook River Valley

Sales, boarding, breeding. Training for new alpaca farmers. Interpretation panels and guided tours of the farm and boutique. Schedule: Year-round, closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Au Diable Vert "Station de montagne"

Granby

J B-3

169, chemin Staines, Sutton 450-538-5639 • audiablevert.com Organic Highland beef has less fat due to the cattle’s thick fur and the meat is more tender because of the animal’s slow rate of growth. Pasture-fed only, without growth hormones, antibiotics, or additives. Available frozen and vacuum-packed. Schedule: Year-round.

Ferme du Centre d’initiative en agriculture

C-3

125, rue Morgan, Coaticook 819-849-4802 • ciarc.ca Located just 2 minutes from downtown Coaticook, our guided tours feature a heritage barn, the historic figure Lauréat Lavoie, a mini-farm, and an educational garden. Schedule: Late June to mid-August. No visits if thunderstorm. Val-Saint-François Asinerie les ânes en culotte

B-2

601, 9e rang Est, Sainte-Anne-de-la-Rochelle 579-488-8894 • lesanesenculotte.com Family farm featuring donkey watching and petting in their living environment. Interpretation route, activities for children, picnic tables, scenic views, and a shop with donkey milk cosmetics. Schedule: June 22 to September 15. Haut-Saint-François La Ferme Renaissance

D-1

1120, 2e Rang Sud, Weedon 819-877-2813 • lafermerenaissance.com

Au Diable Vert "Station de montagne", Sutton

Come visit La Ferme Renaissance in Weedon. Discover all of our farm animals, including boar, red deer, Tamworth pigs, wild turkeys, rabbits, laying hens, and ponies. Don’t forget to drop by our boutique. Schedule: Call us for schedule.

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Memphrémagog C-3

La Pinte

1060, rue Westmount, Ayer’s Cliff 819-867-0131 • lapinte.ca Come visit our dairy bar, learn all about milk processing, and enjoy tastings of milk, chocolate milk, and many more dairy products. Schedule: Year-round. Winter, Saturdays only. Laiterie de Coaticook

Fromagerie Saint-Benoit-du-Lac

Artisanal cheese makers and dairy producers

1, rue Principale, Saint-Benoît-du-Lac 819-843-4080 • abbaye.ca

Brome-Missisquoi

Coaticook River Valley

Fromagerie Missiska

A-3

100, rue Wheeler, Bedford 579-433-8585 • missiska.com At Missiska’s cheese factory, our distinctive Jersey cow milk is used to make pure, authentic, and delicious cheeses. A must-visit agritourism destination featuring workshop tours, tastings, and the finest local products. Schedule: Year-round, closed Mondays. Fromagerie des Cantons

A-3

441, boulevard de Normandie Nord, Farnham 450-293-2498 • fromageriedescantons.com

Cheese maker selling fine cheeses such as Swiss, blue, Fontina, cheese curds, and goat cheeses. The Abbey’s fondue cheese is also available in the store. Schedule: Year-round.

P C-3

Laiterie de Coaticook

1000, rue Child, Coaticook 819-849-2272 • 1-800-846-7224 laiteriedecoaticook.com Family business specializing in the production of cheese and ice cream. Come discover our various products at our ice cream counter and visit our milk museum. Schedule: Year-round. C-3

Fromagerie La Station

440, chemin Hatley, Compton 819-835-5301 • fromagerielastation.com

Cheese maker selling soft to semi-firm and firm cheeses made from raw and thermized milk. Schedule: Year-round. Fromagerie Cornes et Sabots

P C-3

A-3

641, rang de l’Ange Gardien Notre-Dame-de-Stanbridge 438-494-8831 • cornesetsabots.com

Farm cheese produced from raw and thermized organic milk. See first-hand the Alfred Le Fermier, Comtomme, and Chemin Hatley cheese-making processes. Free visit to the family business and cheese tastings. Schedule: Year-round.

Come discover our artisanal cheeses freshly made from raw goat’s milk! We are an organic farm that follows the principles of permaculture so our goats are free to live their lives naturally. Schedule: Year-round. Fromagerie La Station, Compton

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D-3

Ferme les Broussailles

277, chemin Bulwer, Martinville 819-861-2021 • fermelesbroussailles.com Cheese maker and goat farm producing goat and sheep cheeses from raw organic milk. Year-round sales and goat viewing at the farm all year round. Schedule: Year-round. C-3

Domaine de Courval

825, Chemin de Courval, Waterville 1-819-837-0062 • domainedecourval.ca Domaine de Courval, Waterville

Artisanal farm producing a variety of organic goat cheeses. Everything at the farm is hand made with love and pride. Schedule: May to October, closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Val-Saint-François Fromagerie Nouvelle France

J C-2

154, Route 222, Racine 450-532-2483 fromagerienouvellefrance.com Cheese maker specialized in creating fine cheeses and yogurts using sheep milk. Their cheeses have won 42 awards and twice won gold at CASEUS: Best cheese in Québec. Schedule: Year-round, closed January and early February. Fromagerie le Campagnard

C-1

394, rue Graig, Richmond 819-644-0447 ja-campagnard@hotmail.com

Des Sources Ferme et Fromagerie La Maison Grise

J D-1

68, route 216 Est, Wotton 819-828-2034 fromagerielamaisongrise.com Family business on an ancestral farm specialized in goat milk production and processing. Come discover our range of cheeses. Farm boutique and agricultural tourism in the summer. Schedule: Year-round.

Artisanal cheese maker producing cheddar cheese using 100% pure milk, herb cheeses, cheeses in brine, smoked cheeses, curd cheese, and block cheeses. Welcome to our place! Schedule: Year-round. La Ferme Écologique Coop. d’Ulverton

Fromagerie Nouvelle France, Racine

Mégantic C-1

51, route 143, Ulverton 819-826-3855 la-ferme-ecologique-coopdulverton.business.site Our farm shop, La Chèvre Potière, has a combined offering of farm products and utilitarian pottery. Tastings of artisanal goat cheese made from raw milk. Genuine local specialties.

Bar Laitier Bizz Glace

J E-1

255, rue Principale, Lambton 418-486-7281 • facebook.com/BarLaitierBizzGlace All kinds of treats such as maple and Belgian chocolates, fruit yogurt bars dipped in chocolate, a selection of healthy choices, and more. Stop at the Bar laitier Bizz Glace dairy bar for some sweet seasonal indulgence! Schedule: Mid-May to Labour Day. easterntownships.org

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Bleu Lavande

J C-3

891, chemin Narrow (route 247), Stanstead (Fitch Bay) 819-876-5851 • 1-888-876-5851 bleulavande.com Bleu Lavande invites you to discover the many benefits and beauty of lavender. Self-guided and guided tours, outdoor massages, terrace-café, picnic area, and comprehensively stocked boutique. Schedule: May 11 to October 27. Bleu Lavande, Stanstead (Fitch Bay)

Gardens and horticulture

Plantations Stéphan Perreault

B-3

50, chemin Mont Écho, Lac-Brome 450-243-5438 • joiedelavande.com Experience the essence of lavender in the heart of Knowlton. Take a stroll or have a picnic in our lavender fields, pick a bouquet, visit the store, and immerse yourself in the sense of well-being induced by organic lavender. Schedule: June to Thanksgiving. Plantation Bernier

C-2

331, route 143 Nord, Val-Joli 819-845-1160 plantationsperreault.com

Brome-Missisquoi Joie de Lavande

Val-Saint-François

B-3

297, chemin de Brome, Lac-Brome 450-534-2417 • plantationbernier.com

Stand with fruit, corn, and other vegetables. Pick your own strawberries, pumpkins, and squash. Cut down your own Christmas tree. Guided educational tours for groups. Schedule: June 20 to December 24. Haut-Saint-François Les Jardins Vivaces de Fernand

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480, route 112, Township of Westbury (East Angus) 819-832-2714 • jardinsvivacesdefernand.com Perennial gardens with more than 100,000 plants and over 2,500 varieties. 15 bridges, Japanese garden, 500-ft. waterfall, ponds, gazebo. Picnic tables. Schedule: June 15 to Labour Day, closed Mondays.

May 1 to November 1, by appointment: sale of trees with roots (fir, spruce, cedar). November 1 to December 24: sale of Christmas trees and wreaths. Memphrémagog Herbes Orford

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6749, route 220, Orford 819-481-1231 • herbesorford.com Enjoy a pleasant stroll in our gardens located on the outskirts of the Parc National du Mont-Orford. Observe the wide variety of herbs, and medicinal and edible plants that are part of our landscaping and sold onsite. Schedule: May 18 to October 5. Les Jardins Vivaces de Fernand, Westbury

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Mansonville public market

323, rue Principale, Mansonville (Township of Potton) 450-292-0732 • abbondanzafarm@gmail.com A charming, family-friendly setting worth discovering, the market offers fresh, local, and sustainably grown produce as well as handicrafts, a café, musical entertainment, and special events. Schedule: Mid-May to Thanksgiving. Citrouilles et Tournesols Le Potager d’Émylou, Township of Hatley

Public and farmers markets A-3

313, rue de l’Hôtel-de-Ville, Farnham 450-293-3326 • stationgourmande.org Public market, freshness, meat, prepared foods, cheeses, baked goods, wine products, fruits and vegetables, honey, orchard products, pies, teas, herbal teas, spices, chocolates, sweets. Schedule: June to October, Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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105, Haskell Hill, Township of Hatley 819-562-4205 • potageremylou.net Organic fruit and vegetable grower certified by Ecocert Canada with a market selling organic products and organic produce baskets. Schedule: two days a week. Marché public de Magog

Marché de soir de Compton

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3, chemin de Hatley, Compton 819-835-9463 • comptonales.com/marche Every Thursday, more than 25 producers gather in the heart of the village of Compton to sell a range of fresh products. Activities for children, music, friendly atmosphere, and you can even have a meal onsite. Schedule: Late June to September, Thursday nights. C-3

Marché de la ferme Beaulieu

3700, route 147, Waterville 819-562-6477 • fermebeaulieu.com

Memphrémagog Le Potager d’Émylou

Sunflower fields and pumpkin patch with play area, picnics areas, bistro pub, sugar shack, and boutique featuring local products. Ideal for group reservations or company get-togethers. Schedule: July to October. Coaticook River Valley

Brome-Missisquoi Marché public de la Station Gourmande de Farnham

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1700, 13e rang, Orford 819-769-3226 • domainebrassicole.co

Our mission is to produce high-quality products from our garden and bakery and to offer them in a harmonious work environment, for our clientele’s enjoyment. Schedule: April to December.

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Location: see on Facebook or Web site 418-806-8281 • marchepublicmagog.com The Marché public de Magog is a welcoming location gathering over 25 passionate and devoted producers offering quality local products. Diverse activities for the whole family are also available. Schedule: June to October, Sundays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Photo credit: Geneviève Cassas

Marché de la ferme Beaulieu, Waterville

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Honey producers Orchards Memphrémagog

Brome-Missisquoi B-3

Ferme Api M.D.

390, route de Mansonville (route 243), Mansonville (Township of Potton) 450-292-0037 • api-md@hotmail.com

Coaticook River Valley C-3

815, route 141, Coaticook 819-849-9994 • mielpurdelice.com Over a dozen artisanal honey products made by hand. Tastings available at our boutique. Guided tours, interpretation, and beekeeping for a day, by reservation. Schedule: Year-round, closed Mondays to Thursdays during winter. Val-Saint-François Miellerie Lune de Miel

A-3

519, rue Bruce (route 202), Dunham 450-295-2667 • paradisdesfruits.com

Come get your honey and blueberries at the farm! Artisans offering raw unpasteurized honey that reflects the region’s diverse and abundant mountain flora. Blueberries available from mid-July to midAugust. New feature: apiary presentation. Schedule: Year-round.

Miel pur Délice

Au Paradis des Fruits Dunham

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252, rang 3 Est, Stoke 819-346-2558 miellerielunedemiel.com Fascinating guided tour focused on the life of bees and the wonders of honey. Observe bees at work with a visit to a giant hive. Animated film for children in the morning. Tours for adults in the afternoon. Schedule: June to October. Groups and boutique, year-round.

Pick your own or buy freshly picked strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, black currants, red currants, gooseberries, cherries, blackberries, apples (23 varieties), pears, and plums. Enjoy our apple juice, honey from our beehives, and more. Schedule: MidJune to November. Boutique, year-round. Domaine de Dunham

3J A-3

4470, chemin Godbout, R.R.3, Dunham 450-295-1155 • domainededunham.ca Large orchard with 25,000 fruit trees. Pick your own apples, crab apples, plums, and pears. Picnic area. Boutique and fruit stand. Reception hall in an ancestral barn. Schedule: Mid-August to late October, closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Au Coeur de la Pomme

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42, route 237 Nord, Frelighsburg 450-298-5319 • aucoeurdelapomme.ca Artisanal production of cider vinegar and specialty vinegars: wine, raspberry, and maple. Related products: jams, jellies, confits, mustards, relishes, vinaigrettes. Country-style boutique. Schedule: Late August to early November, closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Granby Verger Champêtre - Gîte & compagnie

2J B-2

2300, rue Cowie, Granby 450-379-5155 • vergerchampetre.com Farm with 30 acres of fruit trees, 2.8-km interpretation trail, 250 animals you can feed, garden with 1,001 vegetables, interpretation centre, play structures for children, picnic areas, boutique, and lodging. Schedule: June 1 to December 31.

Ferme Api M.D., Mansonville

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Cidrerie Verger Ferland

380, chemin de la Station, Compton 819-835-5762 • vergerferland.com Cidrerie Verger Ferland, Compton

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École du 3e rang, vignoble et cidrerie

511, 3e rang Est Saint-Joachim-de-Shefford 450-539-5467 • ecoledu3iemerang.com

Verger Le Gros Pierre

3J B-2

5, route 137, Sainte-Cécile-de-Milton 450-777-2442 • cidreriemilton.com Artisanal cidery producing ice cider with tastings available. Bistro with a daily menu, breakfast, and stuffed sandwiches. Boutique selling local products (jellies, pies, meat pies, and more). Pick your own produce and seasonal tractor rides. Schedule: March to December.

Pick your own apples and pumpkins. 21 varieties of apples, including several varieties unique in the region; pies, pastries, and additional products baked onsite; a juice press, playground, and picnic area. Schedule: Early July to mid-December.

Vineyards Brome-Missisquoi Vignoble Bromont

Memphrémagog C-3

Verger familial C.R.

60, chemin Fitch Bay, Magog 819-868-0600 • vergerfamilialcr.com Apples and apple products including the famous apple ice cream, apple juice, apple picking, and tasting. Group packages available. New features in 2019: check our website before heading out. Cash only. Schedule: Early August to late October. Verger de l’Abbaye de Saint-Benoît-du-Lac

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6335, route Louis-S.-St-Laurent, Compton 819-835-5549 • grospierre.com

Fruit stand. Scab-resistant apples: Liberty, Belmac, Eden. Old schoolhouse store: still cider, ice cider, sparkling ice cider, rosé cider, and other alcoholic beverages. Schedule: September and October, weekends only. Milton Cidery

Pick your own apples and pears. In season, come cut your own Christmas tree! In our boutique, taste products from this orchard/cidery, such as doughnuts, jellies, and ciders flavoured with plums and pears. Schedule: August to December.

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1, rue Principale, Saint-Benoît-du-Lac 819-843-4080 • abbaye.ca Pick your own apples on weekends from Labour Day to Thanksgiving. Check out the orchard’s stand: a wide variety of apples. Groups by reservation. Schedule: Labour Day to Thanksgiving.

JV A-3

1095, chemin Nord, Brigham 450-263-4988 • vignoblebromont.ca The Vignoble Bromont vineyard, formerly known as Domaine Vitis is located southwest of Bromont. The comments have been unanimous: excellent wines and magnificent décor. A sophisticated and personalized experience awaits. Schedule: June to October. Vignoble de la Bauge

V A-3

155, rue des Érables, Brigham 450-266-2149 • labauge.com Vineyard and animal park featuring boar, red deer, and other exotic animals. Tastings and pairings of food and wine. Tours of the vineyard and animal park. Restored old barn for wedding and receptions. Schedule: June to December.

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Val Caudalies - vignoble et cidrerie

PV A-3

4921, rue Principale, Dunham 450-295-2333 • valcaudalies.com Tours, guided tastings, wines and ciders, personalized packages, hiking, apple and table grape picking, panoramic views, picnic area, and large covered terrace for outdoor events. Schedule: May to October. November to April, by reservation. Vignoble Clos Ste-Croix

JV A-3

3734, rue Principale, Dunham 450-295-3281 • closstecroix.ca Vineyard located in the heart of the century-old village of Dunham. Red, rosé, white, and fortified wines for sale in the boutique. Schedule: Mid-May to mid-October. Val Caudalies - vignoble et cidrerie, Dunham

Vignoble de l’Orpailleur - 3PV A-3 ÉCONOMUSÉE de la Vigne et du Vin

434, chemin Plouffe, Cowansville 450-578-6562 • vignoblelagrenouille.com

1086, rue Bruce (route 202), Dunham 450-295-2763 • 1-888-295-2763 orpailleur.ca

Tastings hosted by the grape growers. Discover different grape varieties (L’Acadie blanc, De Chaunac) and amazing red wines. Pick your own table grapes in season. Reception hall that can accommodate 35 people available. Schedule: May to November.

Three different guided tours including one that shows visitors the basics of sabrage, opening a bottle of brut with a saber. Turnkey packages for corporate events, celebrations, or weddings. Restaurant onsite. Economuseum. Schedule: Year-round.

Vignoble La Grenouille

Le Château de cartes, vignoble et cidrerie

JPV B-3

JV A-3

1285, rue Bruce, Dunham 450-295-2359 • chateaudecartes.com Family-oriented vineyard and cidery that stands out for its wide range of wines and ciders. Picnic area and terrace overlooking the vineyard. Wood-fired ovenbaked pizza on weekends in season. Schedule: June to October. November to May, by reservation. Le Vignoble du Ruisseau

V A-3

4500, chemin Strobl, Dunham 450-538-3782 250 • levignobleduruisseau.com Visit our enchanting site through one of our guided tours. You’ll be charmed by our covered bridge. Taste our wines, sparkling wines, and maple wines, while discovering products in our boutique. Schedule: Yearround, closed December 25 and January 1st. 168 easterntownships.org

Vignoble Domaine Côtes d’Ardoise

V A-3

879, rue Bruce (route 202), Dunham 450-295-2020 • cotesdardoise.com Various tasting packages. Guided tours by reservation. Ideal location for weddings and events. Exhibition of some 100 Québec artists featuring more than 250 sculptures. Schedule: Year-round, variable schedule according to season. Vignoble Gagliano inc.

PV A-3

1046, rue Bruce (route 202), Dunham 450-295-3503 • vignoblegagliano.com Tastings of wine produced onsite, boutique, walking trail in the woods, picnic area. Schedule: Year-round. January to April: weekends only.

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Vignoble Les Trois Clochers

V A-3

341, rue Bruce (route 202), Dunham 450-295-2034 • 3clochers.com Family business where visitors can expect an attentive, warm welcome. Our house wines are light and dry, and often amaze their tasters. You’ll be delighted with our fortified wines and ice wine. Schedule: Year‑round. November to June, weekends only. Les Pervenches

V A-3

150, rue Boulais, Farnham 450-293-8311 • lespervenches.com

V A-3

100, chemin Richford, Frelighsburg 450-298-1444 • saragnat.com

Léon Courville vigneron

A picturesque family farm with views of the Sutton Mountain Range. Tastings, boutique, picnic area. Schedule: Year-round. Granby

JV B-3

285, chemin Brome, Lac-Brome 450-243-0266 • leoncourville.com

B-2

511, 3e rang Est Saint-Joachim-de-Shefford 450-539-5467 • ecoledu3iemerang.com A stop on the Route des vins de l’Estrie wine route. Alcoholic beverages made with grapes, apples, pears, plums, and cherries. In an old schoolhouse on a small farm, we produce wine, juice, sausages and jams. Schedule: June to October. La Belle Alliance, vignoble

Québec Vrai certified organic ecosystem. Farmhouse (sparkling), still, pear, and ice cider, ice wine, straw wine, and bitter apéritifs. Schedule: May to October.

JV B-3

303, chemin Draper Hill, Sutton 450-538-3303 vignobledomainebresee.com

École du 3e rang, vignoble et cidrerie

A certified organic and biodynamic three-hectare family estate and major Chardonnay producer. Regional wines and fermentations with no foreign yeasts. Explore the site with an audio tour. Schedule: Consult our website. Clos Saragnat

Vignoble Domaine Bresee

V B-2

239, chemin de Fulford, Shefford 450-539-0880 • labellealliance.ca Welcome to the La Belle Alliance vineyard. Our goal is to do everything in our power to create a strong sense of belonging in our community by serving high-quality wines in a restful countryside setting. Schedule: May to October.

Vineyard with 11 different grape varieties including three Vinifera varieties (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling) cultivated while respecting the environment. Wine-aging process in casks in a modern cellar. Selection of 17 wines. Schedule: Year-round, closed December 24 to January 3. Domaine du Ridge

JV A-3

205, chemin Ridge, Saint-Armand 450-248-3987 • domaineduridge.com At the famed Domaine du Ridge vineyard, you’ll discover authentic, high-quality wines produced with great care. You’ll delight in the flowery surroundings, old buildings, and vines as far as the eye can see. Schedule: Year-round, closed during the holiday season.

Vignoble La Belle Alliance, Shefford

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Au Vignoble d’Orford

318, chemin Bice, Orford 819-212-1211 auvignobledorford.com Located in the heart of the Orford region, surrounded by mountains and featuring a view of Lake Memphremagog. An ideal microclimate for growing 10,000 vines. Two tour options are offered. Schedule: May to October. Sherbrooke La Halte des Pèlerins Vignoble Le Cep d’Argent, Magog

Memphrémagog Le Domaine Bergeville

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1030, chemin Sherbrooke, Township of Hatley 819-842-1026 • domainebergeville.ca An unmissable stop on the Route des vins de l’Estrie wine route, this is the only certified organic winery in Québec exclusively dedicated to producing sparkling wine using the traditional method. Come try our sparkling RED wine! Schedule: Late June to midOctober. Off-season, by reservation. Vignoble Chemin de la Rivière

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1087, chemin de la Rivière, Magog 819-847-1485 vignoblechdelariviere.com Family-run vineyard located near the Magog River. Red, white, rosé, and fortified wine aged in oak barrels, sparkling wine produced. Schedule: May to December. January to April, by reservation. Vignoble Le Cep d’Argent

3 C-3

1257, chemin de la Rivière, Magog 819-864-4441 • 1-877-864-4441 cepdargent.com Explore the world of champagne in the Eastern Townships and discover the effervescence produced by the traditional Champagne method, which the Scieur family has mastered for six generations.

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693, chemin du Sanctuaire Sherbrooke 819-563-5115 • haltedespelerins.com A stop on the Route des vins de l’Estrie wine route, on the edge of the countryside but close to the city. Visit the Halte des Pèlerins vineyard for an unparalleled savoury experience only five minutes from downtown Sherbrooke. Schedule: May 17 to October 27. Val-Saint-François Les Vallons de Wadleigh

J C-1

186, route 143, Ulverton 819-826-3334 lesvallonsdewadleigh.com A stop on the Route des vins de l’Estrie wine route. Wine tasting, wine and wine-making products for sale, light meals, reception room rental and catering service for groups, 5-km hiking trail. Schedule: May to October.

La Route des Vins de l’Estrie

J C-2

Sherbrooke 819-563-5115 • routedesvinsdelestrie.com Ready for a grape adventure? Taste the Eastern Townships’ wines where we don’t just reinvent happiness, we live it! Let us guide you through the world of each winegrower, happy to share their passion and introduce you to their terroir products.


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Manoir des Sables, Orford

Price range $ : under $15 $$ : $15-30 $$$ : $31-50 $$$$ : over $50 Meals 1: Breakfast 2: Lunch 3: Supper Legend of symbols, p. 213 Brome-Missisquoi

Confiserie Bromont B-2

679, rue Shefford, Bromont 450-534-3893 lemuseeduchocolatdelaconfiseriebromont.com $-$$ 1,2 JPt Family restaurant. All-day breakfast: eggs Benedict, crepes, pancakes, chocolate, and fruit. Lunch served on weekdays. À la carte menu (bagel with smoked salmon, duck crepes, quiches, pot pies, sandwiches).

Café Rouge A-3

Gaia

32, rue Principale, Bedford 450-248-0007 • caferouge.ca $-$$ 1,2,3 Jt

840, rue Shefford, Bromont 450 525-5595 • legaia.ca J†t $$ 1, 2, 3

Full, specialty breakfasts served daily. Lunch: paninis, salads. For dinner, Canadian and Latin dishes. Onsite bakery and coffee-roasting. Homemade goods baked onsite. Pub Le Belvédère A-3

86, rue Principale, Bedford 450-248-4394 • kguy@nopac.ca $-$$ 2,3 P†t Pub-inspired cuisine featuring homemade flavours, BBQs on Friday nights year round. Wide selection of rums and beers.

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Vegan and gourmet cuisine. Organic, biodynamic, and natural wine. Organic and gluten-free beer. Le Cellier du Roi B-2

400, chemin Compton, Bromont 450-534-4653 • 1-888-281-0017 cellierduroi.com JP†t $$-$$$$ 2,3 Gourmet dining and a fine wine list. The perfect place to share great moments with your significant other, friends, or colleagues. Enjoy a breathtaking view of mounts Shefford and Brome from our atrium.


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LUMAMI cuisine nature B-2

319, chemin du Lac Gale, Bromont 450-534-0604 • 1-866-734-2110 • balnea.ca $-$$$ 2,3 †t Creative seasonal cuisine, inspired by local products. Restaurant Le Madrigal B-2

46, boul. de Bromont, Bromont 450-534-3588 • 1-877-534-3588 lemadrigal.ca J†t $$-$$$ 1,3

Restaurant Le Madrigal, Bromont

For a delicious dinner in a warm atmosphere. Our cuisine features market cuisine, which vary with the season: fish, Brome Lake duck, Highland beef, veal, Quebec lamb, and other local products.

Diablement Bon! A-3

Restaurant Les 4 Canards B-2

Daily specials menu featuring local products, delicious deli meats, and homemade pastries. Classic beef tartare, European hot dogs, sausages, smoked salmon rice salad. Breakfast with local bakery bread and homemade jams.

90, rue Stanstead, Bromont 450-534-3433 • 1-800-304-3433 chateaubromont.com $$-$$$ 1,2,3 2JP†t Classic cuisine with terroir flavours, hearty breakfast, and Sunday brunch. Wine cellar with over 350 offerings. Boulangerie artisanale La mie bretonne B-3

405, rue Meigs, Farnham 450-337-6669 • diablementbon.ca $-$$ 1,2,3 Jt

Beat & Betterave A-3

41, rue Principale, Frelighsburg 579-440-8600 • beatetbetterave.com J†t $ 1,2,3

511, rue du Sud, Cowansville 450-955-1500 • lamiebretonne.com J $ 1,2

Seasonal cuisine. We produce most of our vegetables, greens, and herbs onsite in our vast garden. Plate of homemade falafel, trout gravlax, soup, or salad.

Sandwiches, salads, soups, pizza, pastries, coffee, and other treats.

Les Sucreries de l’érable A-3

Brasserie Dunham Table Fermière A-3

3809, rue Principale, Dunham 450-814-1500 • brasseriedunham.com $-$$$ 2,3 JP†t Creative, gourmet market cuisine. Our menu changes with the season, reflecting what’s available from local farmer. L’Épicerie-café Dunham A-3

3650, rue Principale, Dunham 450-295-2323 • lepiceriecafedunham.ca $-$$ 1,2 J†t Type of cuisine: bistro. Specialties: Québec meat and game, local products, counter offering cooked dishes and marinated meats...

16, rue Principale, Frelighsburg 450-298-5181 • lessucreriesdelerable.com tæ $ 1,2 Maple syrup pie, decadent desserts, traditional or deluxe breakfasts, soups, sandwiches, croquemonsieur sandwiches, salads, maple-smoked salmon, and fresh apple cider from the village. Bistro West Brome B-3

128, route 139, Lac-Brome 450-266-7552 • 1-888-902-7663 • awb.ca $$-$$$ 1,2,3 JP†t A creative and inspired, not to mention mouthwatering, gourmet menu awaits you at the Bistro West Brome. Fresh Oyster Duck confit, fish of the day, steak & fries, lamb shank, an extensive wine list, and much more! easterntownships.org

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Price range $ : under $15 $$ : $15-30 $$$ : $31-50 $$$$ : over $50 Meals 1: Breakfast 2: Lunch 3: Supper Legend of symbols, p. 213

Le Bistro Missiquoi A-3

455, rang de l’Église Sud, Saint-Ignace-de-Stanbridge 450-248-0666 • 1-800-416-0666 • euro-spa.com J†t $$ 1,2,3 Lunchtime buffet: Monday to Saturday; Saturday evening buffet including sushi and home-smoked salmon, the best in Canada; Sunday brunch. By reservation: Monday to Friday, table d’hôte menu, starting at 6 p.m. Auberge des Appalaches B-3

234, rue Maple, Sutton 450-538-5799 • 1-877-533-5799 auberge-appalaches.com $-$$$ 1,3 J†t La Brise du Lac, Lac-Brome

La Brise du Lac B-3

572, chemin Lakeside, Lac-Brome 450-243-0404 • 1-888-922-0404 hotelsuiteslacbrome.com $$$ 1,2,3 J†t Treat yourself to the fare at La Brise du Lac restaurant, specialized in locally sourced products and featuring gourmet bistro cuisine. Our Chef Badr Bourabaa, of Moroccan origin, creates truly avant-garde dishes. Le Relais Restaurant-Bistro B-3

286, chemin Knowlton, Lac-Brome 450-242-2232 • aubergeknowlton.ca/relais $-$$$ 1,2,3 JP†t Our menu highlights local products, such as Brome Lake duck and local wines. Daily specials form part of the menu. Summer terrace. Groups welcome (by reservation).

Creative cuisine featuring terroir products. Chef Christian Beaulieu concocts simple, authentic, local fare made with passion. Chef-inspired and à la carte menus. Auberge Sutton Brouërie B-3

27, rue Principale Sud, Sutton 450-538-0005 aubergesuttonbrouerie.com $-$$$ 2,3 J†t Season’s kitchen for fine dining or pub-style cuisine. Dishes for any occasion, whether for a midday snack, or to enjoy with a beer at the end of the work day, after a day of skiing, or during a romantic dinner. Café-boutique Jehane-Benoît B-3

32, rue Principale Sud, Sutton 514-891-9560 • museedesutton.com $J0 Sweet treats inspired by Jehane Benoit’s favourite flavours.

Star Café B-3

Le Cafetier Sutton B-3

61, chemin Lakeside, Lac-Brome 450-243-5222 • starcafe@iteract.ca $-$$ 1,2,3 J†t

9, rue Principale Nord, Sutton 450-538-7333 • cafetiersutton@gmail.com $-$$ 1,2,3 J†t

Sandwiches, salads, daily menu featuring products from the region. Specialty: artisanal smoked ham and bacon. Salmon smoked onsite. Onsite BBQ in the summer.

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Coffee roasted onsite, eggs, omelettes, eggs Benedict, homemade muesli, French toast, Café Noir bagels, pastries. Soups, sandwiches, salads, paninis, veggie burgers, bagels with smoked salmon. Beer and wine.


accommodations and places to eat RESTAURANTS

La Table à Mo B-2

118, rue Principale, Granby 450-372-0043 • latableamo.com J†t $$-$$$$ 2,3 This restaurant focuses on providing tasty and plentiful local cuisine. A menu varying with availability and the season. A cozy atmosphere and attentive service will ensure that you enjoy your visit. Le Café de la Brûlerie B-2

Le Pleasant Hôtel & Café, Sutton

Le Pleasant Hôtel & Café B-3

1, rue Pleasant, Sutton 450-538-6188 • 1-888-538-6188 • lepleasant.com $-$$ 1 JP†t Breakfast and brunch, inspired by our terroir products. Micro-roaster coffees, fine teas, and desserts to enjoy at the café or to go. To drink: local wines, privately imported wines, and antipasti. Granby La Maison Chez-Nous B-2

847, rue Mountain, Granby 450-372-2991 • lamaisoncheznous.com $$$-$$$$ 3 ᆠRegional fine cuisine. Chef and owner Daniel Lacroix has created a seasonal table d’hôte menu. AAA beef, catch of the day, game, and homemade desserts. Bring your own wine. Wednesday to Sunday evenings. La Rotonde B-2

901, rue Principale, Granby 450-378-9071 • 1-800-363-8953 • hotelcastel.ca $$-$$$ 3 3J† Gourmet menu and local products. Homemade terrine, foie gras, Angus beef, game, fish, and homemade desserts. Specialty and private import wines. Dinner: by reservation.

4, rue de la Gare, Granby 450-372-2200 • cafedelabrulerie.com $-$$ 1,2,3 3J†t Bistro-style cuisine. Specialties: burgers, coffee roasted onsite, hearty breakfasts. Madame Hortense Café B-2

360, rue Cowie, Granby 450-375-3600 • madamehortense.ca Jt $ 1,2,3 Speciality coffee. Bistro-style menu. Quiches, salads, baguettes. Soup of the day. Paninis, desserts, etc. Maison Boire B-2

13, rue Court, Granby 579-365-3232 • maisonboire.com J†t $$$-$$$$ 2,3 Restaurant offering homemade dishes cooked over a wood fire. International inspiration blended with local products. The best products are used to ensure quality fare. Restaurant Kapzak B-2

108, rue Principale, Granby 579-365-3008 • bistrokapzak.com $$ 2,3 J†t Chef Jason Kacprzak created a Polish-Quebec fusion menu featuring local products. He also offers a great selection of original cocktails, microbrewery beers, and wines.

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Price range $ : under $15 $$ : $15-30 $$$ : $31-50 $$$$ : over $50 Meals 1: Breakfast 2: Lunch 3: Supper Legend of symbols, p. 213

Milton Cidery B-2

5, route 137, Sainte-Cécile-de-Milton 450-777-2442 • cidreriemilton.com $$ 1,2 3J†t 0 Stuffed sandwiches, salads, soups, desserts, and ciders. Delicious, affordable, and varied daily menu on weekdays. Breakfast served (waffles, French toast, croissants, casseroles, etc.). Memphrémagog Le Refuge, café de montagne C-3

1249, route 112, Austin 579-437-8999 • cafelerefuge.ca t $ 1,2 Located in the Savonnerie des Diligences building: to savour on site as take-out, the Refuge serves specialty coffees, ready-to-eat sweets, sandwiches, and popsicles in the summer!

Le Riverain, restaurant at the Ripplecove C-3

700, rue Ripplecove, Ayer’s Cliff 819-838-4296 • 1-800-668-4296 • ripplecove.com J†t $$-$$$$ 1,2,3 Refined, innovative, regional cuisine including several specialties: home-smoked salmon, plus foie gras, game, VSC (selected Townships beef) filet mignon, local products, seafood, and fish. Bistro Saint-Édouard B-3

359, rue Principale, Eastman 450-297-0111 • stedouard359.com Ját $$-$$$ 3 Quality bistro-style dishes, a bring-your-own wine option, and an intimate, quiet terrace delight customers. The menu highlights various local products throughout the year. Café Bistro Les Trois Grâces B-3

338, rue Principale, Eastman 450-297-4291 • bistrolestroisgraces.com $-$$ 1,2,3 †tæ Poultry liver mousse, Brome Lake duck confit club sandwich, salmon tartare, Asian salad. Homemade desserts. Selection of teas, herbal teas, and fair trade coffee. Many local products.

Auberge Ayer’s Cliff C-3

1087, rue Main, Ayer’s Cliff 819-838-4277 • aubergeayerscliff.ca $$ 2,3 †t Steak, certified Angus beef, fish and seafood, pasta, salads, burgers, filet mignon poutine, ribs, and chicken wings. Café Folies C-3

1105, rue Main, Ayer’s Cliff 819-200-0677 bienvenue@cafefolies.ca $-$$ 1,2,3 Jt Wheat and buckwheat crepes garnished with regional products. Meal-in-a-bowl salads, whimsical full breakfast, dessert crepes and treats.

Le Refuge, café de montagne, Austin

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Restaurant du Spa Eastman B-3

895, chemin des Diligences, Eastman 450-297-3009 • 1-800-665-5272 spa-eastman.com $$-$$$ 1,2,3 3JP† Our menu features meat, fish, vegetarian/vegan dishes, and raw cuisine. We use organic, seasonal, fresh, and local products. Our menu is gluten-free and dairy-free. Minton C-3

2225, route 143, Township of Hatley 819-238-3141 • mintonrestaurant.ca $$$$ 1,3 † Specializing in local meat, poultry, and game; renowned for its wild mushrooms picked locally in season. Comme chez soi - Restaurant & Auberge C-3

3219, rue Principale Ouest (route 112 Ouest), Magog 819-868-2233 • 1-800-401-2444 commechezsoi.ca Já $$-$$$ 2,3 Specialties: steak and seafood, lamb, duck, and mussels. Ferme Au pied levé C-3

1107, chemin Fitch Bay, Magog 819-843-6143 • aupiedleve.ca $$$ 3 Jáæ

Restaurant du Spa Eastman

L’étiquette restaurant et bar à vin C-3

84, rue Merry Nord, Magog 819-843-3443 • letiquette.ca $$ 2,3 J† Fresh cuisine prepared with terroir products from the Eastern Townships including cheeses, deli meats, meat, fish, and duck. Table d’hôte and several tapas. Large selection of wine by the glass or the bottle. La Shop C-3

274, rue Principale Est, Magog 819-843-2093 • lashop.co J†t $ 1,2 Café-bar connected to the Fondissimo restaurant. Try our grilled-cheese specialties, enjoy a café au lait, or unwind with a glass of beer! Ranch du Spaghetti C-3

We offer a six-course country-style menu featuring the farm’s products. Menus vary with the season and livestock production. Local products are favoured to complement our menus.

3005, chemin Miletta, Magog 819-847-4091 • 1-888-447-4091 ranchspaghetti.com $-$$ 2,3 †t

Fondissimo C-3

Italian cuisine: choice of pasta, pizza, lasagna, salads. Veal, salmon, lunch and dinner table d’hôte menus. Children’s menu. All-you-can-eat bread bar.

276, rue Principale Est, Magog 819-843-8999 • fondissimo.ca á $$-$$$ 3 Located in Magog’s first cotton factory, the restaurant features decor brimming with history. Discover our Swiss fondues, Chinese fondues, and dessert fondues. Bring your own wine.

Restaurant L’Ancrage C-3 (Hôtel et Spa Étoile-sur-le-Lac)

1200, rue Principale Ouest, Magog 819-843-6521 • 1-800-567-2727 • etoilesurlelac.ca $$-$$$ 1,2,3 J†t Fish, scallops, veal sweetbread, Angus AAA striploin, mussels, pasta, etc.

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Restaurant Pinocchio C-3

469, rue Principale Ouest, Magog 819-868-8808 • restaurantpinocchio.com J†t $$-$$$ 2,3 To share our passion and awaken your senses, we let the seasons and our moods inspire us to find the best products available. Come savour our discoveries. Rôtisserie St-Hubert Magog C-3

1615, chemin Rivière-aux-Cerises, Magog 819-847-3366 • st-hubert.com $-$$ 2,3 JP†t Rotisserie chicken. Ribs, steak. Services: dining room and take-out. Resto-bar Le St-Hub. Taverne 1855 C-3

428, rue Principale Ouest, Magog 819-769-1233 • taverne1855.ca $$ 2,3 †t Braised lamb shank with garlic and rosemary, Brome Lake Duck, 1855 burger, fish & chips, fried calamari, black cod cooked sous-vide, home-smoked salmon, beef short ribs and linguini carbonara, pork ribs. Le Tap room C-3

575, rue Hovey, North Hatley 819-842-2421 • 1-800-661-2421 manoirhovey.com/fr/le-pub-tap-room JP†t $$-$$$ 2,3

Restaurant Le Hatley at Manoir Hovey C-3

575, rue Hovey, North Hatley 819-842-2421 • 1-800-661-2421 manoirhovey.com/fr/restaurant-le-hatley $$$$ 1,3 JP† This Relais & Châteaux inn is renowned for its fine dining and romantic atmosphere. Le Hatley Restaurant features a bold new approach to Quebec cuisine, celebrating local produce. Saveurs et Gourmandises C-3

39, rue Main, North Hatley 819-842-3131 saveursetgourmandises@gmail.com $-$$ 1,2 †tæ Coffee, soup of the day, sandwiches, pizza, quiches, wraps, salads, and pastries. Avenue 44 - Adresse Gourmande - C-3 Estrimont Suites & Spa

44, avenue de l’Auberge, Orford 819-843-1616 • 1-800-567-7320 estrimont.ca/restaurants $$-$$$$ 1,2,3 3JP†t Discover traditional dishes with a creative twist: tube club, dishes to be shared, tartares, beet risotto, and more. Two hot-stone-cooked dishes are still on the menu: beef tenderloin and lobster. Bistro 4 Saisons C-3

4940, chemin du Parc, Orford 819-847-2555 • 1-877-768-1110 bistro4saisons.com $-$$$$ 1,2,3 J†t Foie gras, flank steak, fresh fish, tartare, and homemade fries. Table d’hôte starting at $36 and à la carte menu available. Full bar. Closed on Mondays.

A Bistro-style restaurant, the Tap Room showcases local and seasonal flavors and a varied menu yearround, including signature dishes such as quail stuffed with mushrooms, smoked trout and our Abenaki poutine.

Taverne 1855, Magog

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Bistro d’Orford Musique

2C-3

3165, chemin du Parc, Orford 819-843-3981 • 1-800-567-6155 • orford.mu $$ 2,3 J Come to the Bistro and enjoy a gourmet meal in a charming setting while listening to our Artistic Director’s playlist. A sophisticated and affordable menu featuring meals, daily specials and our tables d’hôte. Le Four à Bois d’Orford C-3

2197, chemin du Parc, Orford 819-868-0858 • 1-866-503-4555 lefouraboisdorford.com $$ 3 J†t Discover a mix of traditional and contemporary flavours, artisanal pizzas made with high-quality ingredients, comfort food table d’hôte menu, succulent meat, and more! Les Jardins - Manoir des Sables C-3

90, avenue des Jardins, Orford 819-847-4747 • 1-877-845-5344 hotelsvillegia.com $$-$$$ 1,2,3 3J†t Bistro-style cuisine and fine dining (table d’hôte) featuring seasonal local products such as rabbit, duck, fish, lamb, and veal. Les Sommets - Hôtel Chéribourg C-3

2603, chemin du Parc, Orford 819-843-3308 • 1-800-567-6132 hotelsvillegia.com $$-$$$ 1,2,3 J†t Regional cuisine and fine dining. Table d’hôte and bar. Terrace menu (in summer). Coop du Grand-Bois B-3

12, rue Principale, Saint-Étienne-de-Bolton 450-297-3787 • coopdugrandbois.com $-$$ 1,2,3 J†tæ Comfort food: daily specials, the chef’s family recipes, soups, sandwiches, salads, croissants, coffees, herbal teas, take-out dishes, and delicious desserts. Saturdays and Sundays, breakfast until 2:30 p.m.

Sherbrooke Bistro de la Cité C-2

950, rue King Ouest, Sherbrooke 819-346-1133 • 1-877-977-2785 • bistrodelacite.com $-$$ 1,2,3 J†t Homemade paninis made with roast beef and pork, grilled chicken, ham, tuna, vegetarian options, and our homemade tapenades! Vegan and gluten-free menus. Bagels, salads, fresh-pressed juices, coffees. Liquor permit. Café Aragon C-2

1497, rue Galt Ouest, Sherbrooke 819-820-0142 • cafearagon.ca $-$$ 1,2 Já†tæ Breakfast: omelettes, eggs Benedict, waffles, and more. Many homemade baked goods and deli meats. Organic, local, and fair trade products. Lunch: certified fish, local meat, and vegetarian dishes. Café Pierre Jean Jase C-2

550, rue de Montréal, Sherbrooke 819-829-5927 • cafepierrejeanjase.com J†tæ $ 1,2,3 Breakfast: crepes, omelettes, traditional breakfasts with local deli meats and homemade veggie pâté. Lunch: homemade dishes with meat or fish. Vegetarian dishes. Evening: burgers and homemade fries, and bistro menu. Folle Théière C-2

304, rue King Ouest, Sherbrooke 819-993-9304 • folletheiere.com $-$$ 1,2,3 Jt Gluten-free and vegan dishes: soups, grilled sandwiches, healthy dishes, main course salads, falafels. Breakfast: Vegan crepes, granola. Raw vegan desserts. Smoothies. Teas and tea lattes. Guacamole y tequila C-2

2340, rue King Ouest, Sherbrooke 819-823-8181 • guacamoleytequila.com $-$$ 2,3 J†t Guacamole, quesadillas, fried calamari, coconut shrimp, tequila-flambéed shrimp, enchiladas, chicken mole, tortilla soup, chorizo/al pastor/carnitas tacos, fajitas, tostadas, cochinita pibil, fish, lamb. easterntownships.org

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O' Chevreuil, Taverne Américaine C-2

Price range $ : under $15 $$ : $15-30 $$$ : $31-50 $$$$ : over $50 Meals 1: Breakfast 2: Lunch 3: Supper Legend of symbols, p. 213

62, rue Wellington Nord, Sherbrooke 819-346-4440 • ochevreuil.com JP†t $$-$$$ 2,3 Meat aged and cut onsite, fresh oysters and seafood straight from the maritime areas of Quebec. O’Chevreuil extends a gourmet invitation to discover, taste, and enjoy. Restaurant Auguste C-2

82, rue Wellington Nord, Sherbrooke 819-565-9559 • auguste-restaurant.com JP†t $$-$$$$ 2,3 Auguste’s kitchen is representative of the “bistronomy” movement. Our classics: inverted poutine, calf liver and bacon, and pudding chômeur. Brunch served on weekends. Private dining room accommodating up to 40 people. OMG Resto, Sherbrooke

La Table du Chef C-2

11, rue Victoria (King Ouest corner), Sherbrooke 819-562-2258 • latableduchef.ca $$-$$$ 2,3 †t

Restaurant Le Bouchon C-2

107, rue Frontenac, Sherbrooke 819-566-0876 • lebouchon.ca JP†t $$-$$$ 2,3 Soup of the day, pan-seared foie gras, braised veal cheek, tartare trio and homemade fries, confit duck leg, crème brûlée, profiteroles, dark chocolate fondant.

Tasty and flavourful seasonal cuisine by our chef Alain Labrie. Pan-seared foie gras cutlet, Ducs de Montrichard duck magret, Valrhona chocolate fondant. Table d’hôte menu, tasting menu.

Restaurant Le Buffet des Continents C-2

OMG Resto C-2

1175, rue King Ouest, Sherbrooke 819-823-7001 • omgresto.com $$ 2,3 J†t Spectacular restaurant with a modern, contemporary design. Specialties: innovative burgers and several other OMG signature dishes (meat aged onsite, poutine, tartare, fish, daily specials)... Check it out!

340, rue Belvédère Sud, Sherbrooke 819-564-1099 • 1-866-664-1099 lebuffetdescontinents.com $-$$ 2,3 J† More than 150 international dishes on rotation each week. Let your taste buds travel around the world: Greece, Italy, Mexico, France, Spain, China, and beyond. Weekend brunch. Restaurant Lo Ré C-2

Shaker Cuisine & Mixologie

C-2

3050, boul. de Portland, Sherbrooke 819 416-3134 • shakercuisineetmixologie.com J†t $-$$ 2, 3 Restaurant-bar with a chic industrial décor, specializing in cocktails, tartares, and gourmet burgers. Relaxing atmosphere, blending pleasure and gastronomy and featuring a new approach to going out, eating, and drinking. 180 easterntownships.org

17, rue Peel, Sherbrooke 819-822-4177 • restaurantlore.com J†t $-$$$$ 2,3 Scallop and shrimp brochettes with Thai sauce, pan-seared duck foie gras with sea buckthorn berries, Brome Lake duck breast with ice cider reduction, elk pogo, date molasses, and beet relish.


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Siboire Jacques-Cartier C-2

40, boul. Jacques-Cartier Sud, Sherbrooke 819-791-8440 • siboire.ca/jacques-cartier $-$$ 2,3 J†t Refined microbrewery cuisine. Pizza, pasta, salads and chef’s creations. Coaticook River Valley Buffet Asie C-3 Siboire Jacques-Cartier, Sherbrooke

Restaurant Pacini C-2

2960, rue King Ouest, Sherbrooke 819-821-2654 • pacini.ca $-$$$ 1,2,3 J†t Pasta, steak, and pizza.

339, rue Child, Coaticook 819-804-3030 • J† $ 2,3 Asiatic, Chinese, Szechuan, Canadian and Thai cuisine. À la carte, buffet, and take out meals. Specialties: Chinese and Thai cuisine: General Tao, BBQ ribs, chicken wings, Cantonese lo-mein noodles, and pad Thai. Coffret de l’Imagination C-3

Resto-bar Le Murville C-2

2685, rue King Ouest (Hôtel Delta by Marriott, Place des Congrès), Sherbrooke 819-822-9873 • marriott.com/YSCDR $$ 1,3 3J† Full breakfast buffet, à la carte breakfast, bistrostyle cuisine with local quality products from the Eastern Townships. Rôtisserie St-Hubert Sherbrooke C-2

3070, rue King Ouest, Sherbrooke 819-563-5112 • st-hubert.com $-$$ 2,3 P†t Rotisserie chicken. Ribs, salads. Services: dining room and take-out. Resto-bar Le St-Hub. Drive-through. Sebby's Pub & Grill C-2

145, rue Michaud, Coaticook 819-849-0090 • coffret.ca $-$$$ 2,3 JP†t 0 The fare of the Coffret is French-inspired blended with traditional Quebec cuisine, and features appetizers, paninis, salads, grilled food, fish, mussels, pasta, and a table d’hôte. Homemade desserts. Wine menu. Le Cinquième Élément C-3

6815, route Louis S.St-Laurent, Compton 819-835-0052 • lecinquiemeelement.ca $-$$$ 2,3 J†t 0 Country-style cuisine featuring authentic ingredients from the village of Compton. Bistro-style menu for lunch. Table d’hôte for dinner. Veal sweetbread, duck confit, rabbit, lamb shank, seafood, local trout etc. Many beers.

83, rue Queen, Sherbrooke 819-569-9755 • sebbys.com $$ 2,3 J†t American-style steakhouse pub. 18 oz. T-bone, BBQ ribs, roast prime rib au jus. Table d’hôte, daily lunch specials. Draft beer.

Coffret de l’Imagination, Coaticook

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Marché public Mante du Carré C-1

6, rue Daniel-Johnson, Danville 819-839-2843 • manteducarre.com $-$$$ 1,2,3 Játæ Selection of paninis (wild boar, smoked lamb, veggie pâté). Lamburger, quiches, entrée salads, smoked trout. Fine pastries. Table d’hôte menu. Bring your own wine.

Que du Bonheur C-3

6685, route Louis-S-St-Laurent, Compton 819-835-1001 • que-du-bonheur.ca Jt $ 1,2 Fruit-based breakfasts, soups, salads, sandwiches, daily specials, sorbets and gelatos. Take-out, ready-toeat meals. Auberge-Restaurant La Mara, Ham-Sud

Val-Saint-François La Vieille Gare de Richmond C-1

739, rue Principale Nord, Richmond 819-826-6655 • lavieillegarederichmond.com $-$$$ 1,2,3 J†t Specialties: extensive breakfast menu, baby back ribs, steak, and seafood (maple Thai shrimp), homemade Chinese food, and 12 daily specials. Brasserie Lac Brompton C-2

310, Côte de l’Artiste, Saint-Denis-de-Brompton 819-846-6226 • brasserielacbrompton.com $-$$$ 2,3 J†t Enchanting site overlooking Lake Brompton. Steak and seafood. Live musicians every evening from Thursday to Saturday. Des Sources

Auberge Restaurant La Mara D-1

127, chemin Gosford Sud, Ham-Sud 819-877-5189 • aubergelamara.com $-$$$ 1,2,3 JᆠFine cuisine featuring local organic produce, table d’hôte menu, herbs, flowers, and vegetables from our garden. Wednesday to Sunday. Groups: daily, by reservation. Bring your own wine. [Ad, p. 94] Café du Flâneur - P’tit Bonheur de Saint-Camille D-1

162, rue Miquelon, Saint-Camille 819-340-1993 • cafeduflaneur.org $J†t0 Pizzas prepared with terroir products always available and seasonal menu. Haut-Saint-François Auberge La Ruée vers Gould D-2

19, route 108, Lingwick 819-877-3446 • rueegouldrush.net $-$$$ 2,3 J†t 0 Scottish-inspired and traditional country cuisine: haggis, scones, kipper pâté, cock-a-leekie, marmalade duck, Bridie pies, partan flan. Extensive brunch menu every Sunday. Scottish mussels every Friday.

Le Temps des Cerises C-1

79, rue du Carmel, Danville 819-839-2818 • 1-800-839-2818 cerises.com $-$$$ 2,3 J†t Located in a beautiful former Presbyterian church, featuring fine regional cuisine, this establishment is renowned for its salmon, Townships lamb, Highland beef, and homemade bread.

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Mégantic Restaurant Côté Cour E-1

253, rue Principale, Lambton 418-486-2323 • restocotecour.ek.la $-$$ 1,2,3 J†t Full breakfast menu, varied lunch and dinner menus, competitive prices, homemade fries, brochettes, steak, ribs, sub sandwiches, pizza, seafood, children’s menu. Daily lunch menu on weekdays. Table d’hôte menu on weekends.


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Pizzeria Casa Déli Lambton

E-1

81, rue Principale, Lambton 418 486-2219 $-$$$ 2,3 †t

Microbreweries Brome-Missisquoi

Italian dishes : selection of more than 40 pizzas, pastas, and homemade sauces, table d'hôte on weekends, ice cream; air conditioned. Haut Bois Dormant E-2

33, rue Principale Ouest, Notre-Dame-des-Bois 819-888-2854 • hautboisdormant@gmail.com $$$ 3 Já The Épicurieux restaurant invites you to enjoy a gourmet experience designed to satisfy your cravings using regional terroir products: red deer, duck, rabbit, lamb, and wild boar. Bring your own wine. By reservation. Auberge Au Soleil Levant E-2

499, rue Principale, Piopolis 819-583-5697 • 1-866-583-5697 aubergeausoleillevant.com $-$$$ 1,2,3 J†t Extensive family-oriented menu for all tastes. Seafood, pizza, paninis, and more. Consult our website for the full menu.

Les Brasseurs de West Shefford B-2

92, boulevard de Bromont, Bromont 450-919-0829 • brasseursdewestshefford.ca $$ 2,3 The West Shefford family produces 8 affordable types of beer distributed in 60 bars and restaurants, with a passion for both our products and the community, and more. Visits and tastings also offered. Schedule: At all times, please ring the doorbell on the garage door! Brasserie Dunham A-3

3809, rue Principale, Dunham 450-284-0516 • brasseriedunham.com $-$$ 2,3 JPt Our pub is right next to the brewery. It’s the perfect place to try our beers straight from the source, attend concerts, and enjoy the sunshine on our terrace. Full flavoured beers and food served onsite. Schedule: Year-round. Farnham Ale & Lager pub A-3

401, boul. de Normandie Nord, Farnham 450-293-1116 • farnham-alelager.com Discover our four types of beer as well as our special and seasonal brews. Event organization and restaurant services. Terrace. Schedule: Year-round, closed Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. À L’Abordage Microbrasserie B-3

Les Brasseurs de West Shefford, Bromont

10, rue Principale Sud, Sutton 450-538-8338 • brasseriealabordage.com 2,3 Jt Located in Sutton’s village core. Beer brewed onsite and inspired by British and American brewing traditions. Sunny terraces. Traditional pub menu with all dishes made onsite. Specialties: fish & chips and hamburgers! Schedule: Year-round, closed Mondays.

Brasserie Dunham, Bromont

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Microbrasserie Le Grimoire B-2

223, rue Principale, Granby 450-372-7079 • brasseriegrimoire.com 2,3 Jt Le Grimoire microbrewery, in operation since 2004, is the perfect place to discover tasty beers. In the pub-eatery of the same name, we offer a full pub-style menu and craft beer. Schedule: Year-round. Memphrémagog Microbrasserie La Memphré C-3

12, rue Merry Sud, Magog 819-843-3405 microbrasserielamemphre.com 2,3 Jt On the lakeshore, in a house dating back to the 1850s, the Memphré features more than 12 lines of craft beer; a varied, original menu; and friendly service, all in a festive atmosphere. Welcome! Schedule: Year-round. Sherbrooke Auberge Sutton Brouërie, Sutton

Auberge Sutton Brouërie B-3

27, rue Principale Sud, Sutton 450-538-0005 aubergesuttonbrouerie.com $-$$$ 2,3 J t In the heart of the village, eat, drink, and sleep on the banks of the Sutton River. A truly epicurean experience in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Stays in one of our second-floor rooms available by reservation. Schedule: Year-round. Closed on Tuesdays. Granby Brasserie Vrooden B-2

Microbrasserie La Mare au diable C-2

151, rue King Ouest, Sherbrooke 819-562-1001 • lamareaudiable.ca $-$$ 2,3 t Craft beers exclusive to the microbrewery. One of the largest selections of scotches in Québec. Cosy and comfortable sitting areas. Terrace with a panoramic view. French-inspired bistro-style menu, local products. Schedule: Year-round. Microbrasserie Le BOQ C-2

50, rue Wellington Nord, Sherbrooke 819-542-1311 • boquebiere.com $ 3 J t Craft beer brewed onsite, 22 beers on draft, private imports. Bistro-style cuisine. Many cultural and musical events. Schedule: Year-round.

617, rue Simonds Sud, Granby 450-956-0703 • vrooden.com

J Specialized in brewing traditional German beers, the Brasserie Vrooden occupies a key spot in Québec’s brewing world. A tour of our tasting salon will convince you. Vrooden!!! Schedule: Year-round. 184 easterntownships.org

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Pub & Microbrasserie Le Lion d’Or C-2

2902, rue College, Sherbrooke 819-562-4589 • lionlennoxville.com $$ 2,3 J t Traditionally brewed house beer. Country-style meals. Products for sale on site. Tastings. Schedule: Year-round. Reguge des brasseurs C-2

2155, rue Galt Ouest, Sherbrooke 819-791-7574 • refugedesbrasseurs.ca $ 2,3 Jt The Refuge des brasseurs is committed to quality, originality, and its wide selection of beers brewed onsite. Our two floors and terrace provide plenty of room to accommodate many visitors. Schedule: Year-round. Siboire Dépôt C-2

80, rue du Dépôt, Sherbrooke 819-565-3636 • siboire.ca/depot $$ 2,3 J t Beer brewed onsite, wine, whisky, and cocktails. Seats 275 indoors and 120 on the terrace, in addition to its café corner. Menu with Siboire’s specialty: fish & chips. Schedule: Year-round. Siboire Jacques-Cartier C-2

40, boul. Jacques-Cartier Sud, Sherbrooke 819-791-8440 • siboire.ca/jacques-cartier $$ 2,3 J t The Siboire Jacques-Cartier offers a high-quality microbrewery and restaurant experience. The perfect menu for your lunches and dinners with friends as you savour great local beer. Schedule: Year-round.

Des Sources Microbrasserie Moulin 7 C-1

294, boulevard St-Luc, Asbestos 819-716-0686 • moulin7.com $$ 2,3 J t A microbrewery in the heart of the town of Asbestos, whose décor is inspired by the town’s mining history. At the Moulin 7 pub, craft beer lovers can discover new flavours in the epicurean world of beer. Schedule: Year-round, closed Mondays. Haut-Saint-François Brasserie 11 comtés D-2

225, rue Pope, Cookshire-Eaton 873-825-7075 • onzecomtes.com

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A rural microbrewery nested in the heart of HautSt-François among fields and trees, we produce original country beer. Something new over each hill. Schedule: Consult website for detailed schedule. Mégantic Microbrasserie La Gare’nison E-2

4256, rue Laval, Lac-Mégantic 819-583-3737 • lagarenison@gmail.com $-$$ 2,3 t Microbrewery celebrating the work of exceptional individuals through their products in a warm and relaxed atmosphere. Come discover our 16 lines on tap, special cocktails, and pub menu. Schedule: Year-round.

Coaticook River Valley Microbrasserie de Coaticook C-3

1007, rue Child, Coaticook 819-804-1234 • microbrasseriecoaticook.ca $-$$ 2,3 J t Well-balanced and tasty craft beers brewed onsite. Bottled beer sold at several points of sale. Kegs available for restaurants and events. Pub featuring bistro-style cuisine. Terrace open from May to September. Schedule: Year-round. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays from October to June.

Brasserie 11 comtés, Cookshire-Eaton

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Auberge Nuits St-Georges, Bromont

Price range $ : under $75 $$ : $75 -100  $$$ : $101-150 $$$$ : $151-200  $$$$$ : over $200 Meals 1 : Breakfast 2 : Lunch 3 : Supper Legend of symbols, p. 213

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95, rue de Montmorency, Bromont 450-534-3133 • 1-888-276-6668 chateaubromont.com 40 units $$$ 1,2,3 JeÂ$ Auberge Nuits St-Georges

Auberge-Spa Le Madrigal

Hôtel Bromont

125, boulevard de Bromont, Bromont 450-534-3790 • 1-800-461-3790 hotelbromont.com 59 units $$ 1 JPi

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46, boulevard de Bromont, Bromont 450-534-3588 • 1-877-534-3588 lemadrigal.ca 12 units $$$ 1,3 JYpø 186 easterntownships.org

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[Ad, p. 44]

}}}} B-2

90, rue de Stanstead, Bromont 450-534-3433 • 1-888-276-6668 chateaubromont.com [Ad, p. 42] 166 units $$$$ 1,2,3 3JPei&ap Le St-Martin Bromont Hôtel et Suites

792, rue Shefford, Bromont 450-534-0705 • auberge-georges.com 9 units $$$ 1 JY&p

}} B-2

279, chemin du Lac-Gale, Bromont 450-534-2212 • 1-866-934-2212 • beatnikhotel.com 23 units $$$ 1 Je&ó

Hôtel Château-Bromont

Brome-Missisquoi Auberge Bromont

Beatnik Hôtel

111, boulevard du Carrefour, Bromont 450-534-0044 • 1-866-355-0044 lestmartinbromont.com 71 units $$$$ 1 3JYe Auberge "Motel" Le Pigeonnier

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[Ad, p. 44]

}} A-3

701, rue Principale Ouest, Farnham 450-293-7788 • 1-877-366-6685 • lepigeonnier.qc.ca 20 units $$ 1 JeÂ


accommodations and places to eat ACCOMMODATIONS

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Hôtel Suites Lac-Brome

572, chemin Lakeside, Lac-Brome 450-243-0404 • 1-888-922-0404 hotelsuiteslacbrome.com [Ad, p. 43] 38 units $$$ 1,2,3 Jel&óÂ Euro-Spa Centre Santé Auberge

}}} A-3

455, rang de l’Église Sud, Saint-Ignace-de-Stanbridge 450-248-0666 • 1-800-416-0666 • euro-spa.com 29 units $$$ 1,2,3 Jei&óp

}} B-3

Auberge Schweizer Inn

357, chemin Schweizer, Sutton 450-538-2129 • aubergeschweizer.com 10 units $$ 1 J&Â$ 27, rue Principale Sud, Sutton 450-538-0005 aubergesuttonbrouerie.com 8 units $$$$ 1,2,3 J

Le Saint-Christophe, Hôtel Boutique et Spa

}}} B-3

Auberge Sutton Brouërie

Hôtel Horizon

Granby

}}} B-2

700, rue Principale, Granby 450-378-8406 • 1-800-267-8406 econolodgegranby.com 81 units $$$ 1,2,3 JeÂ$ø Hôtel Castel & Spa Confort

255, rue Denison Est, Granby 450-405-4782 • 1-877-405-4782 hotelstchristophe.com 50 units $$$$ 1,3 3JYi&pø

}}}} B-2

}} B-2

1523, rue Principale, Granby 450-378-0793 • 1-855-378-0793 motellespins.com 14 units $$ JYe&ø Hôtel Le Mirador

}} A-2

102, rue Germain, Saint-Alphonse-de-Granby 450-375-7363 • 1-888-699-7722 hotellemirador.qc.ca 30 units $$$ 1 Jei Motel & Chalets Waterloo

901, rue Principale, Granby 450-378-9071 • 1-800-363-8953 hotelcastel.ca [Ad, p. 50] 136 units $$$$ 1,2,3 3JYepø

Á B-2

1587, rue Principale, Granby 450-378-7947 • 1-888-311-7947 motelbonsoir.com 38 units $$ 1 JYe&óÂø Motel Les Pins

}}} B-3

264, rue Maple, Sutton 450-538-9966 • 1-888-538-9966 • montagnard.ca 13 units $$$ 1 Je&Â

Econolodge Granby

}}}} B-2

Motel Bon Soir

}}} B-3

297, rue Maple, Sutton 450-538-3212 • 1-877-538-3212 hotelhorizon-sutton.com 24 units $$$ 1,3 Ji&ø Le Montagnard, Hôtel, Condos & Chalets

Le Saint-Christophe, Hôtel Boutique et Spa, Granby

} B-2

2970, route 112, Shefford 450-539-3992 • motelwaterloo.sitew.com 14 units $ J Motel des Deux Lacs

}} B-2

2909, route 112, Shefford, Waterloo 450-539-2398 • 1-866-539-2398 moteldesdeuxlacs.com 8 units $$$ JY easterntownships.org

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Auberge du Grand Lac

Price range $ : under $75 $$ : $75 -100  $$$ : $101-150 $$$$ : $151-200  $$$$$ : over $200 Meals 1 : Breakfast 2 : Lunch 3 : Supper Legend of symbols, p. 213

40, rue Merry Sud, Magog 819-847-4039 • 1-800-267-4039 grandlac.com 24 units $$ 1,2,3 J& Auberge du Mont Orford

Memphrémagog

}} C-3

Auberge Ayer’s Cliff

1087, rue Main, Ayer’s Cliff 819-838-4277 • aubergeayerscliff.ca 10 units $$ 2,3 J 891, route Missisquoi, Bolton-Est 450-292-4772 • 1-888-944-4772 spabolton.com/hebergement 4 units $$$ 1,2,3 JPep Spa Eastman

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}} C-3

3219, rue Principale Ouest, Magog 819-868-2233 • commechezsoi.ca 12 units $ 3 Je Hôtel et Spa Étoile-sur-le-Lac

895, chemin des Diligences, Eastman 450 2t97-3009 • 1-800-665-5272 spa-eastman.com [Ad, p. 62] 43 units $$$$$ 1,2,3 3JPeil&óÂp

[Ad, p. 66]

3159, rue Principale Ouest, Magog 819-868-0669 • 1-866-828-0669 aubergedumontorford.com 22 units $$ 1 J Comme chez soi - restaurant & Auberge

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La Villa du Spa

}}} C-3

Á C-3

1200, rue Principale Ouest, Magog 819-843-6521 • 1-800-567-2727 etoilesurlelac.ca 56 units $$$$ 1,2,3 JYel& [Ad, p. 64] Motel de l’Outlet

}} C-3

82, rue de Hatley, Magog 819-847-2609 • 1-877-847-2606 • moteloutlet.ca 16 units $$$ JYø Motel de la Pente Douce

}} C-3

1787, chemin de la Rivière-aux-Cerises, Magog 819-843-1234 • 1-800-567-3530 • motellpd.com 28 units $$$ 1 Je Motel Domaine Des Pins Spa Eastman

} C-3

3005, chemin Milletta, Magog 819-847-4091 • 1-888-447-4091 domainedespins.com 12 units $ 2,3 J Espace 4 Saisons

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4940, chemin du Parc, Orford 819-868-1110 • 1-877-768-1110 espace4saisons.com [Ad, p. 64] 82 units $$$$ 1,2,3 3JYei&ap

Espace 4 Saisons, Orford

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Estrimont Suites & Spa

}}}} C-3

44, avenue de l’Auberge, Orford 819-843-1616 • 1-800-567-7320 estrimont.ca 95 units $$$$ 1,2,3 3JPeip Hôtel Chéribourg

}}}} C-3

2603, chemin du Parc, Orford 819-843-3308 • 1-877-845-5344 hotelsvillegia.com 123 units $$$$ 1,2,3 3Jei&Â$p Manoir des Sables Hôtel et Golf

Hôtel Chéribourg, Orford

}}}} C-3

90, avenue des Jardins, Orford 819-847-4747 • 1-877-845-5344 hotelsvillegia.com 139 units $$$$ 1,2,3 3JYeil&óÂ$p Sherbrooke Grand Hôtel Times Sherbrooke

}}}} C-2

1, rue Belvédère Sud, Sherbrooke 819-575-2222 • 1-888-999-3499 [Ad, p. 77] grandtimeshotel.com/grand-times-sherbrooke/fr 120 units $$$$ 1 2JYi&ø Hôtel Comfort Inn Sherbrooke

Grand Hôtel Times Sherbrooke

}}} C-2

4295, boulevard Bourque, Sherbrooke 819-564-4400 • sherbrookecomfortinn.com/fr-fr 58 units $$$ 1 JÂ$ ø [Ad, p. 74] Hôtel Delta Sherbrooke par Marriott, Centre de congrès

}}} C-2

2685, rue King Ouest, Sherbrooke 819-822-1989 • 1-800-268-1133 marriott.com/YSCDR [Ad, inside front cover] 178 units $$$ 1,3 3JÂ$ ø Hôtel Le Floral

}}} C-2

1920, 12e Avenue Nord, Sherbrooke 819-564-6812 • 1-855-564-6811 • hotellefloral.com 52 units $$$ 1 2JPeø [Ad, p. 79] Hôtel Le Président

}}}} C-2

3535, rue King Ouest, Sherbrooke 819-563-2941 • 1-800-363-2941 hotel-le-president.com [Ad, p. 75] 117 units $$$ 1 3JYiø easterntownships.org

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Motel Le Refuge

Price range $ : under $75 $$ : $75 -100  $$$ : $101-150 $$$$ : $151-200  $$$$$ : over $200 Meals 1 : Breakfast 2 : Lunch 3 : Supper Legend of symbols, p. 213

}} C-2

43, rue Queen, Sherbrooke 819-564-9005 • motellerefuge.com 12 units $ JÂø Motel Le Sabre

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6478, boulevard Bourque, Sherbrooke 819-864-4231 • 1-855-864-4231 motellesabre.com 18 units $ Je OTL Gouverneur Sherbrooke

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3131, rue King Ouest, Sherbrooke 819-780-8800 • 1-877-747-7260 otlhotelsherbrooke.ca 126 units $$ 1,2,3 3JPeiÂ$ ø Quality Hôtel & Suites OTL Gouverneur Sherbrooke

Hôtel-Motel La Marquise

}}} C-2

1700, rue Wellington Sud, Sherbrooke 819-563-2411 • 1-800-563-2411 • lamarquise.ca 46 units $$ 1 JeÂø [Ad, p. 74] Hôtel-Motel La Paysanne

}}} C-2

42, rue Queen, Sherbrooke 819-569-5585 • 1-855-569-5585 • paysanne.com 30 units $$ 1,3 JYeÂø [Ad, p. 78] Hôtellerie Jardins de Ville

4235, boulevard Bourque, Sherbrooke 819-566-6464 • 1-800-265-7119 jardinsdeville.com 60 units $$ 1 Jeø Motel des Cèdres

6210, boulevard Bourque, Sherbrooke 819-864-4322 • 1-866-864-4322 moteldescedres.com 18 units $ Je Motel Écono-Nuit

}}} C-2

[Ad, p. 78]

}} C-2

Coaticook River Valley Motel L’Exquise

}} C-3

79, route 147, Coaticook 819-849-4897 • 1-877-849-4897 motelexquise.com J 14 units $$ Motel La Source

}} C-3

1135, route 141, Coaticook 819-849-6341 • 1-855-849-6341 motellasource.com 20 units $$ J Restaurant Motel La Place

20, rue Saint-Jacques Sud, Coaticook 819-849-6123 • motelcoaticook.com 11 units $$ 1,2,3 J

[Ad, p. 74]

} C-2

520, rue du Parc-Industriel, Sherbrooke 819-846-6788 • 1-877-661-6788 motelecononuit.com 30 units $ JÂ Motel des Cèdres, Sherbrooke

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4206, rue King Ouest, Sherbrooke 819-563-4755 • qualitysherbrooke.com [Ad, p. 76] 43 units $$ 1 3JYeÂ$ ø

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accommodations and places to eat ACCOMMODATIONS

Des Sources Complexe Hôtelier Le Williams

Manoir d’Orsennens

}} C-1

615, 1e Avenue, Asbestos 819-879-6400 • 1-866-879-5923 • lewilliams.ca 25 units $$$ J

} C-1

Hôtel-Motel St-Régis

1435, route 116, Danville 819-839-3398 11 units $ JY

} D-2

Complexe hôtelier Ramana

18, rue Principale Nord, Cookshire-Eaton (Sawyerville) 819-889-2967 • 1-800-511-2484 • hotelramana.ca 11 units $$ Je Le Pavillon des Mésanges

}} D-2

148, route 112 Ouest, Dudswell 819-884-1232 • 1-855-884-1232 relaisdesmesanges.com 19 units $$ 1 3Je&ó

}}} E-2

2000, chemin du Motel-sur-le-Lac, Lac-Mégantic 819-583-0293 • 1-800-263-0293 aubergesurlelac.qc.ca Jel 26 units $ 1,3 Auberge Majella

}}} E-2

3284, rue Laval, Lac-Mégantic 819-583-6666 • 1-888-778-7018 motellequiet.com 47 units $$ 1,2,3 JÂø

[Ad, p. 111]

}} E-2

2370, chemin du Lac, Lac-Mégantic 819-583-3965 • baiedessables.com [Ad, p. 106] JPYl&óa 10 units $$ 1,2,3 Auberge Au Soleil Levant

}} E-2

499, rue Principale, Piopolis 819-583-5697 • 1-866-583-5697 aubergeausoleillevant.com 4 units $$ 1,2,3 J& Motel Arnold

Mégantic Auberge et Chalets sur le Lac / Restaurant Le Capitaine Provost

Motel Le Quiet

Station touristique Baie-des-Sables

Haut-Saint-François

Á E-2

3502, rue Agnès, Lac-Mégantic 819-554-6295 • manoirdorsennens.com 12 units $$$ 1,2,3 JY

}} E-2

591, rue Saint-Augustin, Saint-Augustin-de-Woburn 819-544-2711 • hotelmotelarnold@hotmail.com 6 units $$ 1,2,3 J La Source

}} E-1

470, route 263, Saint-Romain 418-486-2420 • complexelasource.com 10 units $$ 1,2,3 JYl

}}} E-2

2781, rue de la Baie-des-Sables, Lac-Mégantic 819-583-6462 • 1-888-643-6462 aubergemajella.com 5 units $$$ 1 Jl Hôtel Motel Le Château

}} E-2

3423, rue Laval, Lac-Mégantic 819-583-5117 • 1-866-583-1888 hotelmotellechateau.com 16 units $$ 2,3 J

Auberge Au Soleil Levant, Piopolis

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Price range $ : under $75 $$ : $75 -100  $$$ : $101-150 $$$$ : $151-200  $$$$$ : over $200 Meals 1 : Breakfast 2 : Lunch 3 : Supper Legend of symbols, p. 213

Country inns Brome-Missisquoi

}}} B-3

Auberge Joli Vent

667, chemin de Bondville, Lac-Brome 450-243-4272 • 1-866-525-4272 aubergejolivent.com 10 units $$$ 1,3 Je&ó

}}} B-3

Auberge Knowlton

286, chemin de Knowlton, Lac-Brome 450-242-6886 • aubergeknowlton.ca 12 units $$$ 1,2,3 JPÂ Auberge West Brome

}}}} B-3

128, chemin de West Brome route 139 Sud, Lac-Brome 450-266-7552 • 1-888-902-7663 • awb.ca 26 units $$$$ 1,2,3 JPi&óÂp Auberge Joli Vent, Lac-Brome

}}} B-3

Auberge des Appalaches

234, rue Maple, Sutton 450-538-5799 • 1-877-533-5799 auberge-appalaches.com 10 units $$$ 1,3 Je&ó

}}} B-3

Le Pleasant Hôtel & Café

1, rue Pleasant, Sutton 450-538-6188 • 1-888-538-6188 lepleasant.com 10 units $$$$ 1,2 J Granby Auberge Knowlton, Lac-Brome

}}} B-2

Manoir Maplewood

26, rue Clark, Waterloo 450-920-1500 • manoirmaplewood.com 10 units $$$$ 1,2,3 JeÂp Memphrémagog Le Ripplecove, Hôtel sur le lac

}}}}} C-3

700, chemin Ripplecove, Ayer’s Cliff 819-838-4296 • 1-800-668-4296 ripplecove.com 31 units $$$$ 1,2,3 Jel&óp Manoir Maplewood, Waterloo

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}}} C-3

La Destinée

1495, chemin de la Rivière, Magog 819-612-5510 • ladestinee.ca 12 units $$$ 1 Jó

Des Sources

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Auberge Jeffery

Á B-3

Hotel MTN HAUS

40, chemin du Mont-Owl’s Head, Mansonville (Township of Potton) 450-292-3342 • 1-800-363-3342 • owlshead.com 10 units $$$$ 1,2,3 Ja&

Á C-3

Auberge La Chocolatière

312, chemin de la Rivière, North Hatley 819-842-4530 • aubergelachocolatiere.com 11 units $$$ 1,2 3JYp

91, rue Water, Danville 819-839-2711 • 1-888-302-2711 aubergejeffery.com 6 units $$ 1 J Mégantic

}}} E-2

Les Victorines du Lac

1886, route 161, Frontenac, Lac-Mégantic 819-583-6904 • 1-866-494-6904 aubergelesvictorinesdulac.com 17 units $$$ 1,3 Jl [Ad, p. 111]

}}} C-3

Auberge La Raveaudière

11, chemin de Hatley Centre, North Hatley 819-842-2554 • 1-866-272-2554 laraveaudiere.com 7 units $$$ 1 JÂ

}}} C-3

Auberge Le Cœur d’Or

85, rue School, North Hatley 819-842-4363 • 1-844-840-4363 aubergelecoeurdor.com 8 units $$ 1,3 JÂ Manoir Hovey

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575, rue Hovey, North Hatley 819-842-2421 • 1-800-661-2421 manoirhovey.com 37 units $$$$$ 1,2,3 JPel&óp Manoir Le Tricorne

}}} C-3

50, chemin Gosselin, North Hatley 819-842-4522 • manoirletricorne.com 12 units $$$ 1 Je&ó La Petite Auberge de Jouvence

Bed & breakfasts Brome-Missisquoi Le Gîte Le Passe-Partout

}}} C-3

131, chemin de Jouvence, Orford 450-532-3134 • 1-800-567-3134 jouvence.com [Ad, p. 63] 24 units $$$ 1,2,3 3JPYl&óp

Photo credit: Sébastien Larose

Manoir Hovey, North Hatley

\\\\ B-3

167, boulevard Pierre-Laporte, Cowansville 450-260-1678 • passepartout.ca 4 units $$ 1 J,+ Au Chant de l’Onde

\\\\ A-3

6, rue de l’Église, Frelighsburg 450-298-5676 • auchantdelonde.ca 3 units $$$ 1 J,&óæ

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Price range $ : under $75 $$ : $75 -100  $$$ : $101-150 $$$$ : $151-200  $$$$$ : over $200 Meals 1 : Breakfast 2 : Lunch 3 : Supper Legend of symbols, p. 213

Granby À La Maison DuClas

\\\\ B-2

213, rue du Nénuphar, Granby 450-360-0641 • maisonduclas.com 2 units $$ 1 J,Yøæ Éco Gîte La Maison Collins B&B

\\\\ B-2

79, rue d’Ottawa, Granby 450-830-0820 • 1-844-355-5355 ecogitelamaisoncollins.ca 4 units $$$ 1 JP,Yø Gî’TEMPS couette et café B&B

\\\\ B-2

371, rue Couture, Granby 450-531-9551 • gitemps.com 4 units $$$ 1 J,e Une Fleur au Bord de l’Eau

Domaine Dorchamps, Lac-Brome

Domaine Dorchamps

\\\\ B-3

378, chemin Valley, Lac-Brome 450-242-2635 • domainedorchamps.com 5 units $$$$ 1 J, Gîte touristique Hillhouse

Auberge Les Pignons Verts

\\\ A-3

2158, chemin Nicholas-Austin, Austin 819-847-1272 • 1-877-847-1272 aubergepignonsverts.com $$$ 1 J, 5 units

\\\\ B-3

18, rue Maple, Sutton 450-538-3227 • bbsutton.com 5 units $$ 1 J,æ Les Caprices de Victoria

\\\\ B-2

950, rue Western, Waterloo 450-539-5559 • 1-877-539-5559 lesmatinsdevictoria.com 5 units $$ 1 J,+ Memphrémagog

119, route 133, Pike River 450-244-5870 • aubergelasuisse.com 4 units $$ 1,2 J,& Gîte Vert le Mont B&B

Les Matins de Victoria

\\\\ B-3

529, chemin de Bondville, Lac-Brome 450-242-2209 • bbhillhouse.com 4 units $$$ 1 J,+ Auberge La Suisse

\\\\ B-2

90, rue Drummond, Granby 450-776-1141 • 1-888-375-1747 unefleur.ca 5 units $$ 1 J,+Yeø

\\\\ B-3

63, rue Principale Nord, Sutton 450-538-1551 • 1-877-212-7970 capricesdevictoria.qc.ca 5 units $$$ 1 J›,Y 194 easterntownships.org

Gîte Vert le Mont B&B, Sutton

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accommodations and places to eat ACCOMMODATIONS

L’Oréade

\\\\ C-3

2125, chemin Nicholas-Austin, Austin 819-843-4281 • loreade.qc.ca 3 units $$ 1 J,&óæ Gîte La Clairière

\\\\ B-3

242, chemin du Lac-Nick, Bolton-Est 819-212-8383 • gitelaclairiere.com 2 units $$$$ 1 J›,& L’Iris Bleu

\\\\ B-3

\\\\ B-3

466, rue Principale, Eastman 450-297-4241 • gitelamarmotte.com 5 units $$$ 1 J,Y

\\\ C-3

3985, chemin Albert Mines, Township of Hatley 819-346-9305 • lecomtedelafontaine.com 4 units $$ 1 J›+e À La Maison Campbell

\\\\ C-3

68, rue Bellevue, Magog 819-843-9000 • 1-888-843-7707 maisoncampbell.com 5 units $$$ 1 J›,e&Â Au Saut du Lit

\\\\ C-3

224, rue Merry Nord, Magog 819-847-3074 • 1-888-833-3074 ausautdulit.ca 5 units $$$ 1 J›, Au Virage

\\\ C-3

1107, chemin de Fitch Bay, Magog 819-843-6143 • aupiedleve.ca 5 units $$$ 1,3 J,+&ó

\\\\ C-3

30, rue de Hatley, Magog 819-868-1945 • 1-888-244-1945 bbamouretamitie.com 5 units $$ 1,3 J›,+

\\\\ C-3

30, chemin des Pères, Magog 819-843-8756 • giteduberger.com 3 units $$ 1,3 J,Yeæ Ici et Maintenant

\\\\ C-3

121, rue Abbott, Magog 819-847-2744 • ici-maintenant.net 3 units $$ 1 J,Y L’Escale Celtic

\\\\ C-3

689, chemin de l’Auberge, Magog 819-571-2496 • lescaleceltic.com 3 units $$$ 1 J, La Maison Drew B&B

\\\\ C-3

206, rue des Pins, Magog 819-843-8480 • maisondrew.com 4 units $$$ 1 J›,

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172, rue Merry Nord, Magog 819-868-5828 • 1-866-868-5828 auvirage.ca 5 units $$$ 1 J,+e Auberge, La Belle Victorienne & Spa

Ferme Au pied levé

Gîte du Berger

Lecomte de la Fontaine

\\\\ C-3

1575, chemin des Pères, Magog 819-868-0665 • 1-877-868-0665 auxjardinschampetres.com 4 units $$$ 1,3 J,

Gîte Amour et Amitié B&B

895, route Missisquoi, Bolton-Est 450-292-3530 • irisbleu.com 3 units $$$ 1 ,& Gîte La Marmotte Eastman

Aux Jardins Champêtres

Gîte Le Chat Botté

\\\\ C-3

550, chemin de la Rivière, North Hatley 819-842-4626 • lechatbotte.ca 3 units $$$ 1 J›,e

\\\\ C-3

142, rue Merry Nord, Magog 819-847-2737 • bellevictorienne.com 5 units $$ 1 J,Y Gîte Le Chat Botté, North Hatley

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Price range $ : under $75 $$ : $75 -100  $$$ : $101-150 $$$$ : $151-200  $$$$$ : over $200 Meals 1 : Breakfast 2 : Lunch 3 : Supper Legend of symbols, p. 213

Serendipity B&B

\\\\ C-3

340, chemin de la Rivière, North Hatley 819-842-2970 • serendipitybb.qc.ca 3 units $$$ 1 J,& Auberge de la tour et spa

\\\\ C-3

209, rue Saint-Jacques Sud, Coaticook 819-849-1046 • octogonebnb.ca 2 units $$ 1 J›+

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Gîte du Ranch St-Hubert

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\\\\ C-2

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576, rue Prospect, Sherbrooke 819-346-0142 • iledegarde.com 4 units $$$ 1 J,Âø

Gîte Le temps des pommes, Compton

Coaticook River Valley

\\\\ C-3

1488, chemin Ball Brook (chemin du Ruisseau), Barnston-Ouest 819-876-2686 • 1-866-276-2686 gite-chaumiere.com 2 units $$$ 1 J›+l&æ

La Chaumière en Pain d’Épices, Barnston-Ouest

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898, chemin Saint-Jacques, Saint-Herménégilde 819-849-0568 • ranchst-hubert.ca 5 units $$ 1 J,Q&óæ

797, rue du Général-De Montcalm, Sherbrooke 819-823-7773 • 1-866-421-7773 marquisdemontcalm.com 5 units $$$ 1 J,Yø

La Chaumière en Pain d’Épices

\\\\ C-3

1452, chemin Riendeau, Coaticook 819-849-7445 • gitescanada.com/gitemm 5 units $$$ 1 J,æ 60, rue du Hameau, Compton 819-835-0541 giteletempsdespommes@gmail.com 2 units $$ 1 JP,æ

2115, rue Godfroid-Gilbert, Sherbrooke 819-933-4468 • augitedes4lacs.com 5 units $$$ 1 J,&ó

Île de Garde

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L’Octogone

Gîte Le temps des pommes

Sherbrooke

Auberge Marquis de Montcalm

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3119, chemin Audet, Barnston-Ouest (Ayer’s Cliff) 819-838-4433 • gitelauzier.com 5 units $$ 1 +æ

Le Gîte Chez Marie-Marthe

1837, chemin Alfred-DesRochers, Orford 819-868-2881 • 1-877-668-0763 auberge-de-la-tour.com 5 units $$$ 1 J,e

Au gîte des 4 lacs

Gîte Lauzier


accommodations and places to eat ACCOMMODATIONS

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La Maison Bleue du Lac Wallace

1383, route 141, Saint-Herménégilde 819-844-2467 lamaisonbleuedulacwallace@gmail.com 4 units $$ 1 J+

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17, rue Union, Scotstown 819-657-9917 • bblebonheur.ca 3 units $$ 1 J+ Mégantic

Val-Saint-François

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Auberge Papillon Lune

1185, chemin d’Ely, Melbourne 819-826-6222 • 1-877-610-4410 campingmelbourne.com 6 units $$$ 1,3 J›,e&ó Le Toit d’Argent

B & B Le Bonheur

Au Vaillantbourg B&B

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12, rue Principale Ouest, Notre-Dame-des-Bois 819-888-1001 • auvaillantbourg.com 5 units $$$ 1,2,3 J,+Yæ

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1000, route 222, Saint-Denis-de-Brompton 819-846-1930 membre.oricom.ca/alain_coulombe 3 units $$ 1 3,æ

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Gîte de la Côte de l’Église

413, côte de l’Église, Stoke 819-543-0600 • cotedeleglise.com 3 units $ 1 J+æ

Au Vaillantbourg B&B, Notre-Dame-des-Bois

Des Sources Gîte McCallum

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216, rue du Carmel, Danville 819-839-1118 gitemccallumdanville.wordpress.com 3 units $$$ 1 J,e Auberge Restaurant La Mara

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Haut-Saint-François Étang Boisvert

Á D-2

166, chemin Brochu, Cookshire-Eaton 819-578-3828 • etangboisvert.com 4 units $$$ 1 J,l&ó æ 12, chemin Petit-Québec, La Patrie 819-888-0210 • lestroisetangs.ca 2 units $$ 1,3 J+

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33, rue Principale Ouest, Notre-Dame-des-Bois 819-888-2854 • hautboisdormant.com 4 units $$ 1,3 J+Y Au domaine sous un ciel étoilé

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3290, montée Notre-Dame, Saint-Augustin-de-Woburn 819-582-7592 • sousuncieletoile.com 5 units $$ 1,3 J Domaine des Sommets

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139, route du Parc, Notre-Dame-des-Bois 819-888-2715 • auberge-aurore.qc.ca 5 units $$$ 1,3 J,Y&ó Haut Bois Dormant

127, chemin Gosford Sud, Ham-Sud 819-877-5189 • aubergelamara.com $$$ 1,2,3 J,&ó 5 units

Les Trois Étangs

Aux Berges de l’Aurore

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180, rue du Couvent, Saint-Romain 819-582-0874 • easterntownships.org/lodging/2773/domaine-des-sommets 3 units $$ 1 J,+&

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2} à 3} B-3

Le Montagnard, Condos & Chalets

Price range $ : under $75 $$ : $75 -100  $$$ : $101-150 $$$$ : $151-200  $$$$$ : over $200 Meals 1 : Breakfast 2 : Lunch 3 : Supper Legend of symbols, p. 213

264, rue Maple, Sutton 450-538-9966 • 1-888-538-9966 • montagnard.ca 5 units $$$$$ J›e&BÂ Capacity: 16 Granby

Cottages, condos, housekeeping units Brome-Missisquoi Domaine Yamaska

Memphrémagog 3} à 4} Á C-3

Hébergia

}} B-2

229, boulevard de Bromont, Bromont 450-534-9999 • 1-877-534-9990 studiotelbromont.com 12 units $$$ JY& Capacity: 4 Chalet Sous Bois

1780, boul. David-Bouchard, Roxton Pond 450-776-7182 • 1-800-665-6527 sepaq.com/pq/yam 5 units $ P›Yl&ó Capacity: 4 [Ad, back cover]

}}} B-2

45, rue Soulanges, Bromont 514-248-6655 • domaineyamaska.com 9 units $$$$ J›Yeb& Capacity: 6 Studiotel Bromont

}} B-2

Parc national de la Yamaska - Chalet Nature

1269, route 112, Austin 819-847-0476 • 1-888-440-0476 • hebergia.ca 28 units $$$$$ J›bl&óÂBæ Capacity: 20 [Ad, p. 66]

Á B-3

130, chemin Boulanger, Sutton 343-882-6673 • 1-877-787-8803 chaletsousbois.ca 3 units $ J›&aæ Capacity: 6 Chalets Matterhorn

}}} B-3

Parc national de la Yamaska - Chalet Nature, Roxton Pond

530, rue Maple, Sutton 450-671-6374 • chaletsmatterhorn.com 12 units $$$$$ ›e& Capacity: 8 Huttopia Sutton

}} B-3

297, rue Maple, Sutton 450-538-3212 • 1-877-538-3212 sutton-chalets.com 40 units Ji&óÂ Le Montagnard, Condos & Chalets, Sutton

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accommodations and places to eat ACCOMMODATIONS

Club Azur

}}} C-3

82, rue Desjardins Condo 128, Magog 450-632-2876 • clubazur.com 20 units $$$ J›Yeil&óæ Capacity: 8 Chalet au Lac de l’Écluse

}}} C-3

9, rue de l’Arlequin, Orford 819-843-5779 • cb@entregens.com 1 unit $$$$$ J›bæ Capacity: 6 Location Tourisme Estrie

Chalets Nature et EXP.

Chaletsetspa.ca

}}} Á B-3

153, rue Martin, Eastman 819-620-7597 • chaletsetspa.ca 5 units $$$$$ J›Yl&ópBø Â$ Capacity: 8

}}} B-3

Cottages du Lac Orford

44, chemin d’Orford-sur-le-Lac, Eastman 819-678-2688 • cottagesdulacorford.com 5 units $$$$ J›l&óÂB Capacity: 12 Le Vertendre

48, rue de Hatley, Magog 819-300-6111 • 1-888-995-6606 lamaisonhatley.com 1 unit $$$$$ J›B Capacity: 12 Photo credit: Mathieu Dupuis

3321, chemin du Parc, Orford 819-843-9855 • 1-800-665-6527 sepaq.com/pq/mor 10 units $$$ JP›Yl&ó Capacity: 4 Sherbrooke

1} à 3} Á B-3

}} C-3

32, chemin McFarland, Township of Hatley 819-563-0166 • 1-888-677-8767 equitationjacquesrobidas.com 2 units $$$$ J›Q&óÂ Capacity: 4 À La Maison Hatley

} C-3

Parc national du Mont-Orford - Chalets Nature et EXP.

[Ad, back cover]

7, chemin de la Chute, Eastman 450-297-2007 • 1-855-383-2007 • levertendre.com 21 units $$$$$ JP›Yl&ó Capacity: 14 [Ad, p. 63] Centre d’équitation Jacques Robidas

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2283, chemin du Parc, Orford 819-843-9404 • 1-888-843-9404 tourisme-estrie.com 5 units $$$ J›Yeil& Capacity: 8

Appart-Hôtel Urbain

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65, rue Bruno-Dandeneault, Sherbrooke 819-678-3654 • 1-800-560-6508 apparthotelsherbrooke.com 9 units $$ Jø Capacity: 8 Coaticook River Valley Loft vue sur le pont

Á C-3

}} C-3

720, rue Child (via rue Frontenac), Coaticook 819-574-6127 • loftvuesurlepont@gmail.com Jæ 1 unit $ Capacity: 1 Maison Léon Thomas

Á C-3

89, rue Norton, Coaticook 819-849-3759 • roch_l@videotron.ca 2 units $$ J›øæ easterntownships.org

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Price range $ : under $75 $$ : $75 -100  $$$ : $101-150 $$$$ : $151-200  $$$$$ : over $200 Meals 1 : Breakfast 2 : Lunch 3 : Supper Legend of symbols, p. 213

Maisonsetchaletsalouer.com

3} à 4} Á C-1

505, rue Collège Sud, Ulverton 819-826-2633 • 1-877-526-6879 maisonsetchaletsalouer.com 68 units $$$$ J›Yeibl&óÂpB Capacity: 20 Des Sources

Au Havre des bois

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185, chemin Gilbert, Compton 438-391-9202 • 819-570-4123 soniagagnon@yahoo.ca 1 unit $$$$$ J›Bæ Capacity: 6 La Clé des Champs

A- 134, rue du Carmel, Danville 819-642-0064 • maisonsetchaletsalouer.com/fr/ chalets/147-l-espace-du-carmel.html 1 unit $$$$$ J›ÂB Capacity: 57

}} D-3

501, chemin Chamberland, Dixville 819-849-7284 la-cle-des-champs-country-house.business.site 1 unit $$$ ›b&óæ Capacity: 8 Chalet Beaudin Lac Wallace

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1272, route 141, Saint-Herménégilde 819-238-4357 • chaletbeaudin.ca 1 unit $$$ Jlæ Capacity: 6 Chalet la voie lactée

}} D-3

}}} D-3

134, chemin Madore et le 103 chemin Madore, Saint-Malo 819-658-2175 • j.madore@xittel.ca 1 unit $$ blæ Capacity: 6 Val-Saint-François L’Ardoisière

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304, rue Principale, Kingsbury 1-888-558-6789 • lardoisiere.com 1 unit $$$ ›Y& Capacity: 6

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Á D-1

La Maison l’Âme du Sud

229, chemin de Saint-Camille, Ham-Sud 819-877-5189 • aubergedelotbiniere.com 1 unit $$$$$ J›b&óÂ Capacity: 16 Haut-Saint-François Lauz Altitude

50, chemin Caouette, Saint-Herménégilde 819-572-8155 • chaletlavoielactee@outlook.com 1 unit $$$ æ Capacity: 4 Domaine Madore

Á C-1

Espace du Carmel

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155, route Saint-Hyacinthe, Chartierville 819-416-2615 • 1-888-354-2136 lauzaltitude.com 1 unit $$$$ ›&óÂæ Capacity: 4 La Généreuse

}} D-2

540, chemin Labonté, Cookshire-Eaton 819-342-9348 • lagenereuse.com 2 units $$ ›l&æ Capacity: 7 Le Relais des Mésanges

}} D-2

148, route 112 Ouest, Dudswell 819-884-1232 • 1-855-884-1232 aurelaisdesmesanges.com 5 units $$$$ J›l&óÂB Capacity: 12 Villa Prévost

71, route 257 Nord, La Patrie 819-888-2769 • villaprevost.com 2 units $$$$$ ›æ Capacity: 16

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accommodations and places to eat ACCOMMODATIONS

Mégantic

}}} E-2

Chalet du Randonneur

40, route de l’Église, Notre-Dame-des-Bois 819-888-2785 • lechaletdurandonneur.ca 1 unit $$$ ›&óæ Capacity: 4 Gestion Côte de la Bouteille Inc.

}}} E-2

789, chemin de la Rivière-Bergeron, Piopolis 514-771-3833 • scotchcap.ca 1 unit $$$$$ Capacity: 12

Chalet du Randonneur, Notre-Dame-des-Bois

J›l&óÂæ }} E-1

Camping, chalets et spas des Pignons Rouges

178, route 108, Saint-Romain 418-486-2811 • chaletpignonrouge.com 7 units $$$ J›bl&óB Capacity: 12

Á E-1

Domaine Gagnon

284, Rang 1, Saint-Romain 418-486-2296 • domainegagnon.ca 5 units $ P›b&ó Capacity: 14

}}} E-1

Chalets Mégantic

1338, route 263, Sainte-Cécile-de-Whitton 819-583-7350 • chaletsmegantic.com 4 units $$$ ›bl&æ Capacity: 6

La Villa du Vignoble

599, chemin des Roy, Sainte-Praxède (Lambton) 418-486-2300 • sepaq.com/pq/fro 8 units $ ›b&ó Capacity: 12 [Ad, back cover] Domaine des Montagnais

2} à 3} Á E-2

203, chemin de la Fôret-Enchantée, Val-Racine 819-657-4720 • 1-877-657-4720 domainedesmontagnais.ca J›Ye&óÂB 13 units $$$ Capacity: 24

Other types of accommodation Brome-Missisquoi

} E-1

Hébergement Parc national de Frontenac

Le Old Mill 1849, Stanbridge East

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3730, rue Principale, Dunham 514-814-5229 • closstecroix.ca 2 units $$$$ Y Le Old Mill 1849

}}} A-3

7, chemin Caleb Tree, Stanbridge East 450-248-2470 • oldmill1849.com 5 units $$$ 2,3 JY Granby Hébergement à la ferme d’la mère }}} B-2 Poule - Verger Champêtre - Gîte & compagnie

2300, rue Cowie, Granby 450-379-5155 • vergerchampetre.com 3 units $$$ 1,2 JY&óÂ easterntownships.org

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Price range $ : under $75 $$ : $75 -100  $$$ : $101-150 $$$$ : $151-200  $$$$$ : over $200 Meals 1 : Breakfast 2 : Lunch 3 : Supper Legend of symbols, p. 213 Camp Claret du Lac-Elgin, Stratford

Memphrémagog

Á C-3

La station du chêne rouge

1640, chemin Rodgers, Township of Hatley 819-578-9667 15 units $$$$ 1 Y&ó

Camp Claret du Lac-Elgin

La Maison Rozynska

Youth hostel

2133, chemin de Way’s mill, Barnston-Ouest 819-838-1657 • artsrozynski.com 6 units $$ J&

Memphrémagog

Mégantic

Auberge jeunesse Magog-Orford

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1260, route 161, Frontenac 819-554-6466 campingaventuremegantic.com/auberge.html 4 units $$$ el&

Resorts Memphrémagog Centre de villégiature Jouvence

131, chemin de Jouvence, Orford 450-532-3134 • 1-800-567-3134 jouvence.com 83 units 1,2,3 3JYbl&ó

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[Ad, p. 63]

Student residences Sherbrooke

100, rue des Mésanges, Asbestos 819-879-4342 • 1-888-834-4342 • centreo3.com 143 units 1,2,3 Jeb&ó

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2600, rue College, Sherbrooke 819-822-9651 • 1-866-822-9200 conferences.ubishops.ca [Ad, p. 78] 316 units $$ 1,2,3 JYei&ßø Université de Sherbrooke

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}}}} C-3

111, rue Merry Nord, Magog 819-843-1544 • 1-866-303-1544 aubergemagogorford.com 31 units $ 1 JcßLø

Université Bishop’s

Des Sources Centre O3

}}} E-1

260, chemin Claret, Stratford 819-562-1435 • 1-888-865-6683 • campclaret.qc.ca 228 units 1,2,3 Qbl&

Coaticook River Valley

Auberge Aventure

Mégantic

}}}} C-2

2500, boulevard de l’Université, Sherbrooke 819-821-8000 usherbrooke.ca/hebergement/hotellerie JPYei&ßø 124 units $ 1,2,3


accommodations and places to eat ACCOMMODATIONS

Campgrounds

Camping Caravelle - Parkbridge

Brome-Missisquoi Camping KOA Granby/Bromont

}}}} B-2

1699, rue Shefford, Bromont 450-534-2404 • 1-800-562-8818 koa.com/campgrounds/granby 240 sites / 18 ready-to-camp ½55 % $47-85 JblÑ™”u Camping Vacances Bromont

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} B-3

Camping Domaine des Érables

688, chemin de Bondville, Lac-Brome 450-242-8888 185 sites ½50 % $39-49 bÑ™”u

}} B-3

127, chemin Fairmount, Lac-Brome 450-266-0928 • campingfairmount.com 115 sites ½75 % $29-40 Jb™”v Camping Vallée Bleue

169, chemin Staines, Sutton 450-538-5639 • audiablevert.com 25 sites / 27 ready-to-camp ½95 % $35-45 Jb&ã” Camping Huttopia Sutton

}}}} B-3

297, rue Maple, Sutton 1-844-488-8674 • huttopia.com 30 sites / 80 ready-to-camp $25-49 J&ã”Â$é

Camping Bon-Jour

40, chemin des Bouleaux, Frelighsburg 450-298-5372 • 1-866-895-5372 • laforetdefreli.ca 199 sites / 1 ready-to-camp ½40 % $27-46 J&™”u

Camping Fairmount

}} B-3

Granby

174, route 237 Sud, Frelighsburg 450-298-5259 • 1-877-298-5259 campingecologique.com 110 sites ½70 % $30-42 b&™”u Camping La Forêt de Freli

180, rang de la Gare, Sainte-Sabine 450-293-7637 • parkbridge.com/caravelle 407 sites / 4 ready-to-camp ½50 % $34-58 Jb&Â$™”u Au Diable Vert "Station de montagne"

22, rue Bleury, Bromont 450-534-4434 • 1-877-534-4434 campingvacancesbromont.com 560 sites ½60 % $23-60 JbÑ™”v Camping Écologique de Frelighsburg

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}}}} B-2

1633, rue Principale, Granby 450-378-0213 • campingbonjour.com 275 sites ½60 % $38-60 JbÑ™”Â$u Camping L’EstriVal - Parkbridge

}}}} B-2

1680, rue Principale, Granby 450-378-9410 • parkbridge.com/lestrival 824 sites ½50 % $34-58

JblÑ™”Â$u Camping Parc national de la Yamaska

}}}} B-2

1780, boulevard David-Bouchard, Roxton Pond 450-776-7182 • sepaq.com/pq/yam 143 sites / 32 ready-to-camp [Ad, back cover] ½70 % $30-44 3Pbl&™”v

}}}} B-3

50, rue Haman, Lac-Brome (West-Brome) 450-263-4804 • campingquebec.com/valleebleue 213 sites ½60 % $30-43

Jbl&Ñ™æ”v

Camping Bon-Jour, Granby

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Camping Saint-Alphonse

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170, rue du Camping, Saint-Alphonse-de-Granby 450-372-1440 • 1-888-576-1388 campingstalphonse.ca 147 sites / 1 ready-to-camp ½65 % $33-44 3Jbl™”u Camping Oasis

}}}} B-2

974, 1er Rang Ouest, Sainte-Cécile-de-Milton 450-378-2181 • campingoasis.com 456 sites ½65 % $36-47

Memphrémagog

}}}} C-3

435, rue Main, Ayer’s Cliff 819-838-4988 • campingdulacmassawippi.com 312 sites / 3 ready-to-camp ½70 % $28-54 Jbl™”u Camping La Mine de Cuivre

}}}} B-3

33, rue de la Mine-de-Cuivre, Eastman 450-297-3226 • 1-855-212-3226 campingminedecuivre.com 145 sites / 2 ready-to-camp ½60 % $35-45 b™”v Camping Leroux

}} B-3

}}} B-3

62, chemin des Normand, Eastman 450-297-2014 • campingnormand.ca 177 sites ½90 % $40-52 Jb™æ”Â$ u Camping Domaine Parc- Estrie - Parkbridge

}}} B-3

Camping Nature Plein air

2733, chemin de la Vallée-Missisquoi, Mansonville (Township of Potton)

Camping Parc national du Mont-Orford - Lac Fraser

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19, rue du Domaine, Magog 819-868-6944 • 1-888-968-6944 parkbridge.com/parcestrie 441 sites / 4 ready-to-camp ½40 % $37-50 Jb™”Â$ v

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6075, route 220, Orford 819-843-9855 • 1-800-665-6527 sepaq.com/pq/mor 149 sites / 8 ready-to-camp [Ad, back cover] ½70 % $30-38 3JPbl&™”é Camping Parc national du Mont-Orford - Lac Stukely

1050, chemin des Diligences, Eastman 450-297-3219 • campingleroux.com 38 sites ½75 % $35-50 Jbl”v Camping Normand

10, chemin du Mimosa, Mansonville (Township of Potton) 450-292-5578 • campinghavredesiles.com 95 sites ½60 % $29-36 Jbl™”

450-292-3737 • 1-888-746-4140 naturepleinair.com 150 sites / 1 ready-to-camp ½50 % $34-41 Jbl™”v

JblÑ™”v

Camping du Lac Massawippi

}} B-3

Camping Havre des Îles

}}}} C-3

3321, chemin du Parc, Orford 819-843-9855 • 1-800-665-6527 sepaq.com/pq/mor 288 sites / 27 ready-to-camp [Ad, back cover] ½70 % $30-51 3Jbl&Ñ™”u Camping Domaine du Lac Libby

}}}} B-3

426, 1er Rang, Saint-Étienne-de-Bolton 450-297-2221 • 1-800-361-3765 campinglaclibby.com 300 sites ½80 % $32-52

Jbl&™”u Domaine des Cantons

}}}}} B-3

315, route 112, Saint-Étienne-de-Bolton 450-297-2444 • 1-866-770-2444 domainedescantons.com 185 sites / 2 ready-to-camp ½70 % $48-50 Jb&Ñ™”u


accommodations and places to eat ACCOMMODATIONS

Sherbrooke Camping Beau-Lieu

}}}} C-2

5153, chemin de Sainte-Catherine, Sherbrooke 819-864-4531 • campingbeau-lieu.com 473 sites / 7 ready-to-camp ½50 % $35-47 JbÑ™”v Camping de L’Île Marie

}}} C-2

225, rue Saint-Francis, Sherbrooke 819-820-0330 • campingilemarie.com 283 sites / 1 ready-to-camp ½50 % $30-45 b&Ñ™”v Camping Lac Magog

}}}} C-2

7255, chemin Blanchette, Sherbrooke 819-864-4401 campingunion.com/fr/sherbrooke-lac-magog 186 sites / 3 ready-to-camp ½75 % $26-57 blÑ™”Â$ v Coaticook River Valley Camping Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook

}}}} C-3

400, rue Saint-Marc, Coaticook 819-849-2331 • 1-888-524-6743 gorgedecoaticook.qc.ca [Ad, p. 85] 175 sites / 7 ready-to-camp ½80 % $28-43 JPb&™”v Camping de Compton

}}}} C-3

24, chemin de la Station, Compton 819-835-5277 • 1-800-563-5277 campingcompton.com 286 sites / 4 ready-to-camp ½70 % $45-55 &Ñ™”u Camping du Pont Couvert

2335, chemin du Pont-Couvert, Waterville 819-562-6421 • 1-888-346-5894 campingdupontcouvert.com 144 sites / 6 ready-to-camp ½65% $32-44 Jb&™”u

Camping Beau-Lieu, Sherbrooke

Camping de la Rivière Nicolet, Wotton

Val-Saint-François Camping Melbourne

}}}} C-1

1185, chemin du Camping, Melbourne 819-826-6222 • 1-877-610-4410 campingmelbourne.com 222 sites / 2 ready-to-camp ½75 % $25-43 Jbl&ÑÂ$™”u Camping Plage McKenzie

}}}} C-2

842, route 222, Racine 819-846-2011 • campingplagemckenzie.com 265 sites / 5 ready-to-camp ½60 % $32-53 bl™”u Des Sources Camping de la Rivière Nicolet

}}} C-3

}}} D-1

32, rang 16, Wotton 819-828-0108 • campingrivierenicolet.com 22 sites / 6 ready-to-camp ½75 % $35-40 Jb&Â$” Haut-Saint-François La Vallée Heureuse du Mont Élan

}}}} D-2

229, chemin Gosford Est, Westbury 819-832-2605 • montelan.ca 38 sites / 12 ready-to-camp ½95 % $40-60 Jb&”v easterntownships.org

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Outfitters Brome-Missisquoi Au Diable Vert "Station de montagne", Sutton

Mégantic Camping Aventure Mégantic

}}}}} E-2

1255, route 161, Frontenac 819-554-6466 • campingaventuremegantic.com 157 sites / 11 ready-to-camp ½50 % $34-56 3J&Ñ™”u Camping Baie-des-Sables

}}}} E-2

2370, chemin du Lac, Lac-Mégantic 819-583-3965 • baiedessables.com 345 sites / 5 ready-to-camp ½80 % $34-52 JPbl&Ñ™”u Parc du Grand Lac Saint-François

}}}} E-1

158, chemin J.-Cyrille-Bureau, Lambton 418-486-7438 • lambton.ca 27 sites ½30 % $48 JblÑ™”v Camping Piopolis

}}} E-2

109, chemin de la Plage, Piopolis 819-583-2114 • campingpiopolis.quebec 36 sites ½40 % $35-47 Jbl”v Camping, chalets et spas des pignons rouges

}}} E-1

178, route 108, Saint-Romain 418-486-2811 • chaletpignonrouge.com 33 sites ½60 % $26-36 Jbl&Ñ™”Â$ v Camping Parc national de Frontenac, Baie Sauvage

}}} E-1

599, chemin des Roy, Sainte-Praxède (Lambton) 418-486-2300 • sepaq.com/pq/fro 101 sites / 8 ready-to-camp [Ad, back cover] ½70 % $30-43 3Jb&™”v Camping Les Berges du Lac

}}}} E-1

800, chemin des Berges, Stratford 418-443-2202 • 1-877-443-2202 • lesbergesdulac.ca 294 sites ½70 % $30-52 JblÑ™”u 206 easterntownships.org

Au Diable Vert "Station de montagne"

}}}} B-3

169, chemin Staines, Sutton 450-538-5639 • audiablevert.com 24 units J@l&ó Mégantic Aventures Évasion Estrie

}}}} E-2

3190, route Chesham, Val-Racine 819-583-7350 • chasse-aventures.com 3 units Ã@l9¶æ

Non-traditional accommodations Brome-Missisquoi Au Diable Vert "Station de montagne"

B-3

169, chemin Staines, Sutton 450-538-5639 • audiablevert.com 31 units Jl&ó¢ $79 to $269 Capacity: 126 Huttopia Sutton

B-3

297, chemin Maple, Sutton 1-844-488-8674 • canada-usa.huttopia.com 80 units J&óÖ $66 to $245 Refuges et camping Mont SUTTON

B-3

671, rue Maple, Sutton 450-538-2545 • 1-866-538-2545 • montsutton.com 3 units 3JP&Â0¢ Rates: visit our website. Capacity: 54


accommodations and places to eat ACCOMMODATIONS

Memphrémagog

Mégantic B-3

Entre Cîmes et Racines

80, chemin Simard, Bolton-Est 450-297-0770 • 1-866-297-0770 entrecimesetracines.com 14 units Jl&óÖ $110 to $155 Capacity: 2-8 per unit.

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Zoobox / Le Vertendre

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7, chemin de la Chute, Eastman 450-297-2007 • 1-855-383-2007 • levertendre.com 17 units JPl&óÖÂ$ $410 plus tax for 2 nights during regular season. Capacity: 6 Les Côteaux Missisquoi

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573, chemin Bolton Centre, Saint-Étienne-de-Bolton 514-944-6139 • coteauxmissisquoi.com 6 units l&óÖ $110 et $145 / night (minimum 2 nights on weekends). Capacity: 26

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Hébergement aux Cinq Sens (Yourtes)

250, rang des Grenier, Piopolis 819-583-0885 • auxcinqsens.ca 7 units J&óòÖ Rates: visit our website. Capacity: 28 E-2

Mont Gosford

901, rang Tout-de-Joie, Saint-Augustin-de-Woburn 819-544-9004 • montgosford.com 6 units &óÂ Rates: visit our website. Capacity: 20 E-1

Aux Tipis de la Rivière Sauvage

345, route Dostie, Saint-Romain 418-486-2100 • auxtipisdelarivieresauvage.com 5 units J&ó¢ $105 / double occupancy Capacity: 20

Coaticook River Valley Auberge du changement d’ère

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153, rue Thornton Nord, Coaticook 819-200-0055 • auberge.generoville.org 3 units J&óÖ $85 to $175 Capacity: 14

Huttopia Sutton

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103, route 257 Ouest , Ham-Sud 819-828-3608 • montham.ca 8 units 3JP&ó Rates: visit our website. Capacity: 46 Camping de la Rivière Nicolet - Roulotte Gitane

32, 16e rang, Wotton 819-828-0108 • campingrivierenicolet.com 1 unit Jl&óÖ From $95 a night. Capacity: 2

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GENERAL INFORMATION Tourist information on the Eastern Townships Tourism Eastern Townships, Sherbrooke (Québec)

Tourist information: 1-800-355-5755 (Canada and U.S.A.) Telephone (administration): 819-820-2020 easterntownships.org • info@atrce.com

Official visitor information centers are identified by the “?” pictogram on road signs and in tourist brochures.

( Permanent Centers Bromont Tourism Office

Sherbrooke Tourism Office

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15, boul. de Bromont, Bromont 450-534-2006 • 1-877-276-6668 tourismebromont.com

Sutton Tourism Office

The Vieille Gare du Papier Tourism Office and the Haut-Saint-François chamber of commerce premises

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221, rue St-Jean Ouest, East Angus 819-832-4950 • chambredecommercehsf.com Mégantic Tourism Office

5600, rue Frontenac, Lac-Mégantic 819-583-5515 • 1-800-363-5515 tourisme-megantic.com Memphrémagog Tourism Office

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24-A, rue Principale Sud, Sutton 450-538-8455 • 1-800-565-8455 tourismesutton.ca Eastman Tourism Office

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785, rue King Ouest, Sherbrooke 819-821-1919 • 1-800-561-8331 destinationsherbrooke.com

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14, rue Lapointe, route 245, Eastman 450-297-2911 • eastman.quebec/visitez

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Memphrémagog service area, autoroute 10, exit 115, Magog 819-843-2744 • 1-800-267-2744 tourisme-memphremagog.com

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Coaticook River Valley Tourism Office

137, rue Michaud, Coaticook 819-849-6669 • 1-866-665-6669 tourismecoaticook.qc.ca Cowansville Tourism Office

225, rue Principale, Cowansville 450-266-4058 • ville.cowansville.qc.ca

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Des Sources Regional County Municipality Tourism Office

291, rue Principale, Mansonville (Township of Potton) 450-292-4403 • 1-844-467-6886 • potton.ca

39, rue Dépôt, Danville 819-839-2911 • 1-888-839-2911 tourismedessources.com

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Dudswell (Marbelton area) Tourist Information Office

300, rue Mill, North Hatley 819-842-1018 • northhatley.net Waterloo Tourisme Office 5491, rue Foster, Waterloo 450-539-4650 • tourismewaterloo.qc.ca

900, rue du Lac, Dudswell (Marbleton) 819-560-8474 • tourismeculturedudswell.com Frelighsburg Tourism Office 1, place de l’Hôtel de Ville, Frelighsburg 450-298-5630 • village.frelighsburg.qc.ca

Potton Township Tourism Office

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Granby Tourism Office 3JPÞ 111, rue Denison Est (Place de la Gare), Granby 450-372-7056 • 1-800-567-7273 tourismegranby.com Lac-Brome Tourism Office 696, rue Lakeside, Lac-Brome (Knowlton) 450-243-1221 • ville.lac-brome.qc.ca

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JP Lambton Tourism Office 211, rue Principale, Lambton 418-583-8467 • 1-800-363-5515 • lambton.ca

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150, rue Tyler, Ayer’s Cliff ayerscliff.ca Dunham Tourism Information Relay

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3737, rue Principale, Dunham ville.dunham.qc.ca La Patrie Tourist Information Relay

20, rue Notre-Dame Ouest, La Patrie lapatrie.ca

Québec-wide tourist information Phone: 1-877-BONJOUR ( 266-5687 ) E-mail: info@quebecoriginal.com Online: QuebecOriginal.com Social media: #QuebecOriginal /tourismequebec /tourismequebectq /+TourismeQuebecTQ /tourismequebec /tourismequebec /tourismequebec Brick and mortar: Centre Infotouriste in Montréal, Québec, Rigaud, Rivière-Beaudette or Dégelis (permanent visitor information centres that provide a range of tourist services and products).

The Ministère du Tourisme du Québec is proud to provide support to locally-based tourism businesses. The goal of its website, Québec Original, is to promote the province as a destination to both local residents and international visitors. Explore, plan and book at QuebecOriginal.com.

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Sept-Îles

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Godbout Baie-Comeau

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Québec

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Fermont

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Bus

Taxi

Limocar

Magog 819-843-3377 Sherbrooke 819-562-4717 Lac-Mégantic 819-583-0583 Bromont 450-534-4646 Granby 450-372-3000

1-866-692-8899 • limocar.ca From Sherbrooke (Express line) Monday to Friday: 11 departures Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays: 9 departures From Montréal Monday to Thursday: 14 departures Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays: 9 departures Departures and stops: Granby, Bromont, and Magog. La Québécoise

1-888-872-5525 • autobus.qc.ca

Communauto communauto.com

Service points Montréal 514-842-4545 • 1-877-942-4545 Québec City 418-523-1788 • 1-877-523-1788 Sherbrooke 819-563-9191

From Sherbrooke Monday to Thursday: 2 departures Friday and Sunday: 3 departures Saturday: 2 departures From Québec Monday to Thursday: 2 departures Friday and Sunday: 3 departures Saturday: 2 departures

Carpooling

Departures and stops: Windsor, Richmond, Danville and Asbestos.

1-877-766-VELO (8356)

Amigo Express

1-877-264-4697 • amigoexpress.com Between the Eastern Townships and destinations across Québec, the Maritime Provinces, and the US.

Taxi-Vélo-Rando Richmond, Granby, Bedford, Cowansville, Magog, Sherbrooke, Mégantic Region.

TRAVELLING IN QUÉBEC Driving in Québec Since Canada uses the metric system, speed limits and distances are posted in kilometres per hour (km/h) and gasoline is sold by the litre (L). Cell phones Use of a hand-held cell phone that does not have a “hands-free” function is prohibited while driving.

Winter tires From December 15 to March 15, all taxis and passenger vehicles registered in Québec must be equipped with winter tires. This requirement also applies to rental passenger vehicles in Québec. Road conditions For information on road conditions or other aspects of trip-planning, call 511 or 1-888-355-0511, or visit quebec511.info.

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Making a comment or conveying dissatisfaction:

Tourist routes The official tourist routes are clearly marked with blue signs. They are designed to highlight the attractions of the regions through which they pass, and to enable visitors to discover the extent of Québec’s natural and cultural treasures. quebecoriginal.com/tourist-routes

If you wish to comment on or are dissatisfied with the tourism services you received in Québec, please contact: Alliance de l’industrie touristique du Québec

1 877 686-8358, option 7 comment@alliancetouristique.com

Tourist signage In Québec, tourist regions and directions to services, attractions and activities are indicated by blue road signs. For more information, see visit panneaubleu.com and tourisme.gouv.qc.ca/signalisation (in French only).

Tipping Tipping is customary in restaurants, bars and taxis. The amount, which is not included in the bill, is generally equivalent to 15% of the total bill before taxes. For quick tip calculations, Québecers normally add up both taxes. Tipping bellhops or porters is at your discretion (generally, $1 per bag).

Village-relais accredited services If you feel like taking a break or require assistance while on the road, look for the Village-relais signs. These point to towns that, together with local businesses, offer a range of accredited services and a safe and pleasant place to stop. villages-relais.qc.ca

Emergencies Emergency

Taxes

911, 310‑4141 or *4141 (cell phone)

centres • Personalized service by qualified staff • Official tourist guides to Québec regions • Suggested itineraries

• Full details on attractions, events and accommodation

Everything you need to plan your stay!

Consult the list of our information centres on pages 208 and 209 or look for these roadside signs:

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RESTAURANTS

REGIONAL DELIGHTS

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NATURE & OUTDOORS

network

CULTURE

Québec has two taxes: the 5% federal goods and services tax (GST), and the 9.975% Québec sales tax (QST). An accommodation tax of 3.5% of the room price per night also applies in our region.


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LEGEND OF SYMBOLS é Electricity P Adventure trails ò Authentic First Nations v 30 amps experience u 50 amps l Beach ö Equipment rental m Beach: supervised Fatbike swimming › Fireplace 9 Bedding provided @ Fishing Bienvenue cyclistes! $ Free admission Certified J Free WiFi á BYOB g Golfing x Camping . Heater shelter 7 Canoeing & Hiking æ Cash only Q Horseback riding Þ Chemin des Cantons j Hospital È Climbing Î Ice fishing ” Comfort station i Indoor pool r Cross-country skiing î Interpretation Y Cycling ‰ Kayaking a Downhill skiing ¢ Kitchenette P Electric vehicle Ö Kitchenette in all units charging station

ß Laundry † Licenced restaurant d Mountain biking e Outdoor pool 5 Paid admission t Patio Ï Pedal Boating ( Permanent visitor information centre

 Pet-friendly Â$ Pets allowed (fee) h Picnic area ¶ Places to eat , Private bathroom ø Public transit Ñ Pull-through ™ Pump-out station Á Rating - Pending < Regional airport ¹ Route des Sommets ² Route des vins

Ö Route verte 0 Seasonal operation ? Seasonal visitor information centre

+ Shared bathroom c Shared kitchen ó Snowshoeing B Spa ½ % of shady sites ã Tents only “ Toilet and sinks ) Tourist information stand

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V Vineyard b Water access s Waxing room p Wellness centre

Accessibility Access for persons with impaired mobility – — Kéroul

514-252-3104 • keroul.qc.ca Kéroul assesses the accessibility of different businesses based on a set of criteria recognized by Tourisme Québec. Kéroul offers a wide range of cultural and tourism information for visitors with impaired mobility.

Tourist and Leisure Companion Sticker

vatl.org Companions of disabled individuals with this sticker are admitted free of charge to participating tourism, cultural and recreational attractions.

2 Visitors with impaired mobility can move about without assistance in the business.

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ALPHABETICAL INDEX A Abbaye Saint-Benoît-du-Lac .... 6, 60,162 Aboriginal tourism ........................... 110 Access to the region...........................210 Accommodations...............................186 Accommodations, hiking...........186-207 Accommodations, miscellaneous .....201 Accommodations, non-traditional ....206 Activities, water sports.............. 129, 135 Adventures and excursions.................82 Aerial obstacle courses.......................55, 106, 140, 106 Agricultural fairs (see Events) ..............113 Agritourism....................11-13, 156-170 Alpacas................... 33, 36, 38, 160, 161 Antique dealer...................................126 Apples............................48, 83, 166-167 Art .......................................71, 125-128 Art galleries...... 37, 57, 70, 88, 126, 128 Artisanal shops..................................126 Asbestos............................................ 95 Ascot Corner (see East Angus)..............101 ASTROLab, Parc national du Mont-Mégantic.....................6, 108 Audet................................................105 Austin................................................ 54 Ayer’s Cliff......................................... 54

B Bakeries.............................................160 Barnston Ouest................................. 81 Beaches.....................................136-137 Beaulne Museum......................... 82, 85 Beauvoir..............................................72 Bed and Breakfasts............................193 Bedford............................................. 32 Bee products......................................166 Beebe Plain (see Stanstead)................. 61 Beers .........................................183-185 Berry picking.....................156-157, 166 Bike rental........................................ 133 Bike trails and road cycling........130-132 Bishop’s University............................202 Bishopton (see Dudswell) ...................100 Bleu Lavande.................... ..61, 147, 164 Blueberry farms........................ 156-157 Boat rentals...................... 129, 135, 141 Boats..............................56, 134-135, 65 Bolton Centre (see Bolton Est) ..............55 Bonsecours........................................ 87 Boutiques..... 35, 47, 56, 59, 61, 70, 133 Breeding Farms.................................160 Brigham........................................... 32

Brome County Museum and Children's Museum..........................36 Bromont................................ 32, 42-45 Bromont, Montagne d'expériences.................. 33, 133, 155 Bruck Museum....................................34 Burbank Pond............................. 96, 122 Bury.................................................. 99 Buses.................................................211

C Cabins........................................206-207 Cafés de village....................14,172-183 Campgrounds............................203-206 Canoeing........................... 129,136-141 Capelton Mines...................................55 Carnivals (see Events) ......................8, 113 Carpooling.........................................211 Centre d’interprétation de l’ardoise.............................. 89, 127 Centre d’interprétation de la Côte magnétique......................................99 Centre d’interprétation de la mine d’or.................................99 Centre d’interprétation de la nature du lac Boivin.......... 47, 142, 50 Centre d'interprétation de l'abeille.............................. 166, 78 Centre national de cyclisme....... 33, 134 Chartierville.......................................99 Cheese makers and dairy producers.........................82, 162-163 Chocolate and pastry makers............................... 33, 160, 43 Chocolate museum.............. 33, 160, 43 Cider.......................... 83, 157, 166, 167 Climbing............................................137 Coaticook Gorge.........................82, 133, 143, 153, 205, 85 Coaticook..................................... 81, 85 Cœurs villageois............................ 20-21 Colby-Curtis Museum..........................61 Communauto....................................211 Compton.............................................83 Confiserie Bromont......33, 160, 172, 43 Cookshire-Eaton..............................100 Copper mine........................................55 Corridor bleu.....................................129 Cottages.....................................198-201 Country inns......................................192 Cowansville........................................34 Craft beverages..................................157 Créateurs de saveurs ..........15, 156-170 Cross-country skiing................ 152-154

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Cruises........................................ 56, 134 Culture and heritage......18-19, 125-128 Cut your own Christmas tree.............164 Cycling stays......................133, 186-207 Cycling tourism..............26-27, 130-132 Cycling............................26-27, 130-132

D Dairy producers.........................162-163 Danville..............................................95 Divertigo Bromont ..........................140 Downhill skiing.................................155 Dudswell ........................................ 100 Dunham.............................................35

E East Angus........................................101 East Bolton.........................................55 East Hereford.....................................84 Eastman..............................................55 Eaton Corner (see Cookshire-Eaton) .....100 Events........................................ 8,9, 113 Excursions (bus)..............................35, 37 Exhibition halls..................................126 Exhibitions................... 57, 88, 107, 126

F Farnham.............................................35 Festivals (see Events) .......................9, 113 Fishing..........................82, 134, 151, 85 Fitch Bay (see Stanstead Township)..........61 Flowers and gardens...... 61, 71, 96, 164 Foresta Lumina......................... 7, 82, 85 Frelighsburg......................................35 Frontenac.........................................105 Fruit (see agritourism activities and orchards) .......156-157, 166

G Gardens and horticulture...................61, 71, 96, 164 Georgeville ........................................61 Glo Golf........................................ 82, 85 Golf courses...............................138-139 Gould (see Lingwick)............................101 Gourmet events.........................8, 9, 113 Granby............................ 47, 45, 50-51 Granite...............................................106 Grape harvest....................120, 167-170 Green Mountains Nature Reserve......142 Greeters...................................... 71, 106

H Ham-Sud........................................... 96 Hatley (Township)................................ 55


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Health centres.......146-147, 43, 63, 66, 148-149 Heritage........... 18-19, 38, 107, 125-128 Heritage routes.................. 18-19, 37, 82 Hiking trails....................24-25, 142-145 Historic park................................. 91, 93 Historical society......................... 72, 127 Honey producers...............................166 Horseback riding centre.... 56, 140, 150 Horse-drawn sleigh rides..................150 Hotels................................................186

I Ice cider.................................... 157, 168 Ice cream...................................162-163 Ice fishing..........................................151 Indoor family fun centre......................47 Indoor games ....................................47 Information, general.........................208 Information, tourist ..........................208 International Dark Sky Reserve.. 6-7, 108

J Johnville (see Cookshire-Eaton) ...........100

K Karting........................................ 49, 137 Kava Tours......................................13, 35 Kayak.................................................129 Kéroul......................................... 213, 44 Kingsbury...........................................87 Kingsey Falls..................................... 96 Knowlton (see Lac-Brome).............. 36, 40 Knowlton Landing (see Mansonville) ...58

L La Patrie............................................101 Lac-Brome (Knowlton)................... 36, 40 Lac-Drolet........................................ 105 Lac-Mégantic....................................106 Lake Aylmer (see Stratford)...................110 Lake Massawippi...........................54, 58 Lake Memphrémagog.........................56 Lambton.......................................... 107 Laser plus (laser tag)..............................71 Lavender............................. 61, 147, 164 Lennoxville (see Sherbrooke) ...............68 Lingwick...........................................101 Lingwick Township..........................101 Livestock farms..................................160 Locally grown (terroir) products.................................156-170 Louis S. St. Laurent National Historic Site........................83

M Magog Culture....................................57 Magog......................................... 56, 62 Mansonville (Township of Potton)..........58 Maple products.................. 38, 105, 159

Marbleton (see Dudswell) ..................100 Marinas.....................................135-136 Marsh......................................... 57, 143 Marston.......................................... 108 Mead........................................ 157, 166 Medicinal herbs.......................... 35, 164 Melbourne (Township).........................87 Merry House .......................................58 Microbreweries....................10, 183-185 Missisquoi Museum............................38 Motels.......................................186-191 Mount Bélanger....................... 109, 145 Mount Bellevue........................ 141, 150 Mount Gosford................. 109, 141, 207 Mount Ham.........97, 141, 144,154, 207 Mount Hereford.................................144 Mount Mégantic....22-24, 108, 145, 154 Mount Orford.............................59, 135, 136, 139, 141, 143, 199, 204 Mount Owl's Head.............. 58, 139, 155 Mount Sutton................38,155, 206, 40 Mountain biking...............................133 Mural painting........................... 71, 102 Murals - Muralis..................................71 Musée canadien de l’Arme et du Bronze ....................................47 Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke......................... 71, 127 Museum of Ingenuity J. Armand Bombardier............................... 91, 92 Music camp ....................... 95, 127, 202 Music school....................... 95, 126, 202 Mystic (see Stanbridge East) ...................38

N Naïve art............................................127 National Geographic ObervÉtoiles .7, 39 National parks and outdoor recreation centres................................ 24-25, 141 Nature and Science Museum (Sherbrooke)......... 72, 127, 73 Nature Autochtone..............................54 Nature interpretation............. 47, 57, 50 North Hatley......................................58 Notre-Dame-des-Bois..................... 108

O Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic.......108 Open-air museum................. 47, 49,107 Orchards........................48, 83, 166-167 Orford (Township).................................59 Organized tours............................34, 35, 37, 71, 72, 82, 107 Outdoor equipment rental................151 Outdoor recreation centres....... 141, 202 Outfitters...........................................206 Owl's Head (see Mansonville) ............... 58, 139, 155

P Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook....82, 133, 143, 153, 205, 85 Parc Découverte Nature........ 83, 135, 85 Parc Marie-Victorin..............................96 Parc régional du Mont-Ham.............. 97, 141, 144, 154, 207 Parc Walter-MacKenzie......................102 Parks (see nature and outdoor activities) ..........24-25, 59, 71, 102, 141 Pastry shops.......................................160 Pedal boating....................................135 Perfume factory.............................56, 70 Pick your own berries........................156 Picturesque villages...................... 20-21 Pilgrimage ............................. ..143, 145 Pioneer Trail.........................................83 Piopolis............................................ 108 Portrait of the region.............................6 Pottery...............................................127 Potton Township (see Mansonville) ......58 Powder mill ........................ 91, 144, 93 Producers ....................16-17, 156-170 Public markets and farmers' markets............................165

Q Québec Golf Museum.........................48

R Racine.................................................88 Restaurants........................................172 Restaurants-Partners.........................172 Richmond.......................................... 89 Rock Island (see Stanstead) ..................61 Rose des Champs................................61 Route verte ...............................130-132 Roxton Pond.......................................48 Rustik Tours.........................................34

S Sailing...............................................136 Saint-Adrien..................................... 97 Saint-Alphonse-de-Granby...............49 Saint-Armand.................................... 37 Saint-Augustin-de-Woburn............109 Saint-Benoît-du-Lac...........................59 Saint-Camille.....................................97 Sainte-Anne-de-la-Rochelle..............89 Sainte-Catherine-de-Hatley............. 60 Sainte-Cécile-de-Milton....................49 Sainte-Marguerite-de-Lingwick (see Lingwick) ...................................101 Saint-Étienne-de-Bolton...................60 Saint-Joachim-de-Shefford (see Roxton Pond) ................................48 Saint-Robert-Bellarmin...................109 Saint-Romain...................................109 Saint-Sébastien............................... 109 Saint-Venant-de-Paquette................84

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Sanctuaire de Beauvoir........................72 Scotstown.........................................102 Sea buckthorn............................ 57, 157 Sentier de l'Estrie..............................143 Shefford..............................................49 Sherbrooke Airport .............................69 Sherbrooke................................... 67-79 Shopping.............. 33, 35, 47, 59, 61, 70 Shows................................................125 Ski centres (see Downhill skiing)...........155 Skijoring .........................................151 Slate............................................ 89, 127 Snow tubing......................................150 Snowshoeing.............................152-154 Soap makers............................54, 57, 81 South Bolton (see East Bolton) .............55 Spas.......146-147, 43, 63, 66, 148-149 Stanbridge East.................................38 Stanstead ...........................................61 Stanstead Township .........................61 Stoke...................................................90 Stone circle..........................................61 Stornoway........................................110 Stratford...........................................110 Student residences............................202 Sugar bushes (see Sugar shacks).... 38, 159 Sugar shacks............................... 38, 159 Summer theatres...............................125

Summit Drive........................22-23, 103 Sutton.................................................38 Swimming.........................................136

T Taxis for bikers and hikers (Taxi-vélo-rando).................................211 Taxis...................................................211 Teepees (see Accommodations, non-traditional)..................................206 Tourist information offices.................208 Tourist train................................... 57, 64 Townships Trail............................... 18-19 Tube sliding.......................................150

U Ulverton..............................................90 Underground tours..............................55 Université de Sherbrooke..................202 Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre.........................72

V Vacation centres................................202 Valcourt..............................................91 Val-Racine.........................................110 Velodrome - cycling centre......... 33, 134 VéloVolant.................................. 39, 140 Vineyards........... 11-13, 58, 167-170, 62

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W Water park.....................................33, 48 Water sports and marinas.........135-136 Waterloo.............................................49 Waterslides....................................33, 48 Waterville.......................................... 84 Way's Mills (see Barnston West).............81 Weedon............................................102 Windsor..............................................91 Wine Route, Brome-Missisquoi.... 11-13, 167-170 Wine Route, Estrie .........11-13, 169-170 Wines.......................11-13, 58, 167-170 Winter activities .......... 28-29, 150-155 Woburn (see Saint-Augustin-de-Woburn) ........... 109 Woollen mill........................................91 Wotton................................................97

Y Youth hostel.......................................202 Yurts...................................................206 Yvonne L. Bombardier Cultural Centre........................ 128, 93

Z Zoos.................................... 7, 48, 90, 50

This tourist guide was published by Tourism Eastern Townships in collaboration with its partners. Only the members of the regional tourism association are included in this guide. The information in this guide was up to date as of fall 2018, and is subject to change without notice. Tourism Eastern Townships is not responsible for any unintentional omissions or errors. The next edition will be published in spring 2020. © Tourisme Cantons-de-l’Est Legal deposit:— Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, 2019 — Library and Archives Canada, 2019 ISBN 978-2-920984-70-7 ISSN 1488-9730 Printed on paper containing 100% traceability-chain certified fibres, of which 10% are post-consumer fibres.


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