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2018-2019 OFFICIAL TOURIST GUIDE

Eastern Townships

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Attractive , whatever the season With its non-stop outdoor activities; its landscapes that stun whatever the light; its fun-filled, festive, and gourmet events, month after month; its culture, its wines, and its local products evolving with the seasons… the Eastern Townships is truly the ideal place to explore, from January… until December!


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

top things to do 32 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 185 Accommodations

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

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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 32 Brome-Missisquoi 46 Granby 52 Memphrémagog 67 Sherbrooke 79 Coaticook River Valley 86 Val-Saint-François 94 Des Sources 98 Haut-Saint-François 103 Mégantic

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CAN’T-MISS EXPERIENCES Enjoy a unique experience 4

1 > ASTROLab at Parc national du Mont-Mégantic Tucked in Parc national du Mont-Mégantic, ASTROLab is an awesome spot for budding scientists young and old to learn more about astronomy. Want a front-row seat to spectacular celestial events, like the perseid showers in August? Mont-Mégantic Observatory boasts the most powerful telescope in the country and is the world’s first Dark-Sky Preserve. Out of this world!

2 > Zoo de Granby While the new refrigerated rink will close for the season mid-March, there’s the return of the dinosaurs to look forward to this summer. And as always, there is the Amazoo Water Park, thrilling rides—not to mention the 1,500+ adorable tenants that make Granby Zoo a family favourite destination year-round. P.S. Did you know that you can spend the night in an African hut at the zoo? Or host a private event— including your wedding? Wild!

plan a visit to Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook and see the magic of Foresta Lumina for yourself. [Ad, p. 84]

4 > Abbaye de Saint-Benoît-du-Lac Ever fancied a life of quiet contemplation, save for the odd Gregorian chant? Take a peek inside the world of monks at Abbaye Saint-Benoît-du-Lac, a landmark destination in the Eastern Townships. Guided tours run all summer long and offer a glimpse into daily life at the monastery, an up-close look at the building’s unique architecture and, of course, plenty of cheese samples. (It’s true: The monks have been handcrafting Bleu Bénédictin, Ermite, Frère Jacques and SaintAugustin cheeses, among other treats, since 1943.) Divine!

5 > Fête des vendanges MagogOrford / Grape harvest on the Wine Route

Foresta Lumina was created by Moment Factory in 2014. Since opening day, more than half a million brave visitors have explored the mesmerizing 2.6 kilometre trail—and been enchanted by the stunning scenery and mythical creatures you meet along the way. For a truly unforgettable experience,

Last year, over 50,000 people participated in this grape harvest season in Magog-Orford… during its first weekend alone! And this being the wildly popular festival’s 25th anniversary, we can expect plenty of special treats and surprises. Lovers of wine, local food, beer and spirits take note: The festival takes place over two weekends, September 1-3 and 8-9. Want to pitch in? Visit the Route des vins this fall, when many wineries organize special activities to mark grape harvest season.

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3 > Foresta Lumina at Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook


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6 > Outdoor Adventure at National and Regional Parks Hiking, swimming, cross-country skiing, cycling, snowshoeing, torchlight excursions, climbing, paddleboarding, kayaking… Our four National Parks (Yamaska, Mont-Orford, Frontenac, Mont-Mégantic) plus two Regional Parks (Parc régional du Mont-Ham and Parc d’environnement naturel de Sutton) are the perfect place to practice your favourite sports—all year round. Come soak in the sights, enjoy a little fresh air and re-connect with Mother Nature in a pristine setting for the day, night or longer.

7 > Non-traditional accommodations A tepee at Aux Tipis de la rivière sauvage, a treehouse at Au Diable Vert, a Zoobox at Vertendre, an ecolodge at Entre Cimes et Racines, a tent at the summit of Mont Ham, a yurt at Hébergement aux Cinq Sens, an EXP chalet at a national park… And as many extraordinary ways to spend the night in the Townships and make your visit an unforgettable adventure. (For more non-traditional accommodation ideas, see p. 206.)

8 > Microbreweries We’d like to propose a toast to the hard work, dedication and talent of the passionate artisans honing their craft at our 15+ world-class Brasseurs des Cantons microbreweries. Looking for your new Photo credits: Rémi Boucher; Michel Mayer

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favourite local beer? Check out their Microbrewery Map or take the Route des bières, a route that leaves from Montreal and takes you to four of the region’s top spots. Cheers! (See Microbreweries p. 183)

9 > The Museum of Ingenuity J. Armand Bombardier If there’s one thing this museum has excelled at in its 46 years of existence, it’s reinvention. With a noteworthy expansion, Fab Lab (where your own creations come to life!) and immersive multimedia experience, the museum paints a very current picture of Québécois heritage with a collection including 3,000 artefacts, recreational vehicles, fascinating objects and exclusive prototypes. [Ad, p. 92]

10 > Québec Issime does Starmania (Sherbrooke) French-language musical Over the past four summers, Québec Issime’s production of Cowboys, de Willie à Dolly has brought thousands of spectators to Place Nikitotek, an outdoor stage in the heart of Sherbrooke. This year, the company’s 12 musicians and 7 singers take the stage from July 11 to August 18 with a new production: Québec Issime chante Starmania. Why not make a day of it and enjoy dinner before or after the show? Even better: Visit during Bouffe ton Centro, a street food festival happening in August.

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THE GOURMET EXPERIENCE has a story

Taverne 1855, Magog

The gourmet history of the region Once upon a time... there were people who were committed to share the fruits of their labour, meticulousness, and passion with others. These people worked tirelessly to offer the best possible agri-food products - fresh, healthy, tasty products, no more, no less. They have succeeded in doing so, and they are still succeeding today. All the various forms of their passion – from simple food to the most impressive culinary creations – are in their stalls, and also in our markets, restaurants, shops, and grocery stores.

Fromagerie La Station, Compton

The gourmet history of the Townships is dotted with successes that contribute to the renown of the region, and please all the senses, leaving a permanent mark on your memory. Think of our Wine Route, our Brasseurs des Cantons, our many well-known public markets, our great chefs, and the numerous agri-food products that have earned recognition over the years. Our producers have received countless marks of recognition so far! Our gourmet history is rich, beautiful, and delightful. Explore and savour our region, and broaden your culinary horizons. But be careful! You may never get enough of the Eastern Townships! Restaurant Le Bouchon, Sherbrooke

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Gourmet events June 2 and 3, 2018 Clé des champs de Dunham

June 8 to 10, 2018 Sherbrooke t’en bouche un coin

September 1, 2, 3 and 8, 9, 2018 Fête des vendanges Magog-Orford (Harvest Festival)

September 8 to 30, 2018 Grape harvest on the Brome-Missisquoi Wine Route

September 14 to 16, 2018 La Grande Coulée - Festival de bière

September 15 and 16, 2018 Circuit Saveurs et Savoir-faire des Sources

Clé des champs de Dunham

September 15 and 16, 2018 Les Comptonales

September 22 and 23, 2018 Canard en Fête à Lac-Brome

October 7, 2018 Le Festin des Grâces à Compton

October 2018

Les Comptonales, Compton

Sherbrooke met la table

November 2018 Dégustabière

See Créateurs de saveurs, pages 156-170 See Cafés de village, pages 12-13, 172-184 Photo credit: Jean-François Bergeron

Vignoble de la Bauge, Brigham

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CRÉATEURS DE SAVEURS A guarantee of quality

Marché Champêtre, Melbourne

The expertive of our local producers The Eastern Townships Créateurs de saveurs are comprised of 137 businesses that produce, process, or cook products from the region. These are highly enthusiastic people, proud to showcase a wide array of top-quality local products. Whether it be fruits, vegetables, cheese, meat, wine, bread, beer, ready-made dishes, etc., you can find our products, sometimes directly at the producer’s site, but also in certain grocery stores and specialized shops, in our public markets, or in our Cafés de village.

Evening public market, Compton

By buying products that are labelled Créateurs de saveurs, you are guaranteed to get local products, the results of the expertise of local producers, who strive to offer you the very best. Visit createursdesaveurs.com

See Chefs créateurs, pages 156-170

Plantations Stephan Perreault, Windsor

Herbes Orford

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Cidrerie Verger Ferland, Compton


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MICROBREWERIES in the Townships

Microbrasserie La Memphré, Magog

More than 15 microbreweries are scattered across the region, producing unique beers whose reputation spreads beyond a growing number of borders. The Eastern Townships is proud to be the host of all of these microbreweries whose products continue to win over and surprise people... while winning many awards along the way!

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Auberge Sutton Brouërie

Brasserie Dunham

Brouemont

Brasserie Vrooden

Microbrasserie Le Grimoire

Farnham Ale & Lager

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Microbrasserie Moulin 7

Microbrasserie Le Lion d’Or

La Mare au Diable

Microbrasserie Le Boquébière

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Pour dénicher les délices de la région, recherchez Créateurs de saveurs Cantons-de-l’Est ! Que ce soit pour déguster votre prochaine bière préférée ou pour vous mettre quelque chose sous la dent, les producteurs de la région affichent leurs produits. Avec quoi préférez-vous votre bière ? Un saucisson… un chocolat… ou d’autres merveilles ?

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Microbrasserie Le BOQ, Sherbrooke

DÉCOUVREZ - LES !

Elle est loin l’époque où l’on peinait à mettre la main sur une bonne bière amoureusement brassée. Aujourd’hui, dans notre belle région, vous trouverez à la fois des bières extrêmement nichées et d’autres plus classiques, mais toutes fabriquées avec maîtrise et savoir-faire. Que vous aimiez déguster une bonne blonde ou une blanche, savourer une IPA ou une stout, suivez notre guide pour ne pas perdre la carte !

BIENVENUE DANS LES CANTONS-DE-L’EST !

Obtain a Brasseurs des Cantons card highlighting the route for discovering the region’s microbreweries. easterntownships.org

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LES MICROBRASSERIES DES CANTONS

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Microbrasserie Coaticook

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See Microbreweries, pages 183-184

Première région viticole, région brassicole et fromagère, sans compter la centaine de producteurs locaux variés, les produits renommés, les chefs primés et une scène culinaire qui bouillonne.

LES CANTONS-DE-L’EST… VASTE TERRITOIRE GOURMAND

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You can also discover the Route des bières, a tour departing from Montreal that will take you through four towns in the area and as many microbreweries and provide you with a great glimpse of the virtuosity of local brewers.

Auberge Sutton Brouërie

Microbrasserie Moulin 7, Asbestos

In 2017, the artisans of these microbreweries have joined forces under the banner Brasseurs des Cantons and have created a route of microbreweries to offer visitors, from near and far, an accessible and friendly experience. You will be charmed as much by the taste and uniqueness of our beers as by the warm welcome of all these artisans who are so invested in their art!

CIRCUIT MICROBRASSERIES


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CAFÉS DE VILLAGE A friendly experience… local style!

Café Aragon, Sherbrooke

Danville See Cafés de village, pages 172-184

La Mante du Carré

Must-tries: The Lamburger. Marthe Tremblay and Véronic Poisson

Magog Situated in the centre of a village or along one of the Eastern Townships tourist routes, these village cafés are warm and friendly places to gather – each one is truly unique. The heart and soul of their neighbourhoods, owners of “Cafés de village” are proud to help tourists discover the flavours, attractions, arts, culture … and secrets of their surroundings.

La Shop

Eastman

Caroline Pfeuti, owner

Café Bistro Les Trois Grâces

Must-tries: Enjoy our duck confit club sandwiches and summertime lobster rolls. Eve Rozon and Alexandre Ménard, owners

Must-tries: Enjoy our grilled cheese and microbrewery beer. Jean-Philipe Plouffe, owner

Sherbrooke Café Pierre Jean Jase

Must-tries: Veggie pâté and burgers available in the evening. Café Aragon

Must-tries: Enjoy our eggs Benedict, generous breakfasts, and noon specials. Kéren Richard and Michel Carrier, owners

Bedford

Saint-Étienne-de-Bolton

Café Rouge

Coop du Grand-Bois

Must-tries: Corn chowder soup, homemade pastries and desserts, freshly roasted coffee, and gluten-free options. Latino dishes for supper, liquor permit.

Must-tries: Our breakfast plates (including our famous eggs benedict), bison burger, and gluten-free gourmet desserts are more than worth the stop!

Kathy Liberopoulos, owner

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Lyne Laliberté (a.k.a. Lily), chef Photo credit: Mathieu Dupuis


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Compton

Frelighsburg

Que du Bonheur

Sucreries de l’Érable

Must-tries: Breakfast, lunch, pastries, decadent gelatos, and ready-to-eat dishes.

Must-tries: Maple syrup pie and maple smoked salmon.

Corine Descampes, chef-owner

Sutton Le Cafetier

Must-tries: Famous grilled cheese and the veggie burger. Jean-François Trudel and Josée Francoeur, owners

Bromont

Josée Blais, owner

Saint-Camille Café du Flâneur P’tit Bonheur de Saint-Camille

Must-tries: Pizza highlighting terroir products, crêpes bretonnes, paninis, and microbrewery beer. Guillaume Birster, chef

Musée du chocolat

Must-tries: The chocolate, the ramekin breakfast, and the eggs Benedict. Nancy Gagné, manager – Serge Bédard, owner

Cowansville Bistro boulangerie artisanale la Mie Bretonne

Must-tries: Cheese twists and almond croissants. Annie Huard-Langlois and Jean-Sébastien Béraud, owners

North Hatley

Star Café, Knowlton

Saveurs & Gourmandises

Must-tries: Justine’s pastries, including her carrot cake. Justine Brassard, chef-owner

Granby Madame Hortense

Must-tries: Impressive array of coffee, hot chocolate, and paninis. Huguette Boulais and Jean-Sébastien Tarte, owners Café Bistro Les Trois Grâces, Eastman

Le Café de la Brûlerie, Granby

Café de la Brûlerie

Must-tries: Burgers, coffee roasted onsite, hearty breakfasts. Maxime Poulin and Lisa Auclair, owners

Knowlton Star Café

Must-tries: Local products, home-smoked salmon, breakfast and lunch. BBQ chicken in summer. Richard Pilon, owner

Boulangerie artisanale La Mie Bretonne, Cowansville Photo credit: Mathieu Dupuis

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QUÉBEC’S FIRST WINE-PRODUCING REGION Vignoble Côtes d’Ardoise

The history of Townships vineyards began in 1980 with two pioneers who decided to pursue their dream. They went to Ontario for cuttings to plant the first vines, which were of the Seyval Blanc, Maréchal Foch, and Pinot Noir varieties. Christian Barthomeuf and Jacques Breault established the region’s first vineyard, Domaine des Côtes d’Ardoise. Several years later, the vineyard was acquired by Dr. Jacques

Papillon. He developed it further over the next 30 years. Longstanding craftsman Mr. Barthomeuf is currently owner of the Clos Saragnat winery in Frelighsburg. At about the same time, just across the road, four business partners, Charles-Henri de Coussergues, son of a French vintner, Hervé Durand, Frank Furtado, and Pierre Rodrigue acquired an old inn and its surrounding land, where they opened the Orpailleur winery. The name Orpailleur, which means gold prospector, was suggested by poet Gilles Vigneault. Although the winters were harsh, our vintners were determined to grow grapes and, far from being discouraged, they adapted practices used in northern European countries. Despite this, almost all of the harvest died following an unusual frost in June 1986. And so they had to restart. As this was a new area of agricultural production in Québec, no permits for production or sales had been issued. The first bottles were sold more or less illegally. A number of meetings and tastings were held between government authorities and these wine producers to create the appropriate production and sales permits for vintners.

Léon Courville, grape producer, Lac-Brome

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The Brome-Missisquoi Wine Route Today these first two wine producers from Dunham are surrounded by 20 others who have set up operations during the past 35 years in what has become known as the cradle of Québec’s winemaking industry, the Brome-Missisquoi region. Most of these wineries are connected by the only official, marked “Wine Route” in Québec. This 160-km tour includes scenic roads and picturesque villages.

Route des vins de l’Estrie Another wine route has come into existence over the past five years. The Route des vins de l’Estrie currently features seven wineries in the Eastern Townships: Vignoble Le Cep d’Argent (Magog), Au vignoble d’Orford (Orford), Le Domaine Bergeville (Hatley Township), La Halte des Pèlerins (Sherbrooke), Les Vallons de Wadleigh (Ulverton), l’École du 3e Rang, vignoble et cidrerie (Saint-Joachim-deShefford) and La Grange Hatley (Sainte-Catherine-deHatley).

Worth a visit: Économusée de la Vigne et du Vin, Vignoble de l’Orpailleur, and Champagne method interpretation centre, Vignoble Le Cep d’Argent.

Vignoble Le Cep d’Argent, Magog

Vignoble de la Bauge, Brigham

After more than 35 years of hard work and creativity, there are now 29 wine producers working together to develop and enhance the renown of Eastern Townships wines: our white, red, rosé, late harvest, ice, and sparkling wines have all become the reference for Quebecers. Visiting our vineyards is an experience that appeals to all the senses. Guided tours through the vineyards, into the cellars and warehouses, product tastings, and meals under the pergola are some of the activities offered by our wine producers. It is also possible to take part in the fall grape harvest at several of our vineyards. We also invite you to join in the major celebration the Fête des vendanges Magog-Orford, which brings together all winemakers from the region and elsewhere in Québec, together with many regional producers.

Domaine du Ridge, Saint-Armand

See the full list of vineyards of the Brome-Missisquoi Wine Route and the Route des vins de l’Estrie on pages 167 à 170.

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THE WINE ROUTE Where you can taste the joys of getting away

Vignoble de l’Orpailleur, Dunham

Follow the blue signs that guide you along the Brome-Missisquoi Wine Route, and discover the heart of winemaking in Québec.

Vignoble de la Bauge

labauge.com A multisensory tasting experience on a terrace among the vines. Vignoble La Mission

Our best activity suggestions Tour offered by Kava Tours, including transportation and a guide, departures from Montreal and Bromont, and a visit with the cellar master to learn about the production stages of wine and how to sabre sparkling wine. laroutedesvins.ca

Our vineyards Brigham Vignoble Bromont

vignoblebromont.ca Chic and charming winery experience amid nature, near Bromont.

vignoble-la-mission.business.site Magnificent views from our picnic spots. Cowansville Vignoble La Grenouille

vignoblelagrenouille.com Partake in the harvests in season. Dunham Domaine Côtes d’Ardoise

cotesdardoise.com Sculpture exhibition from July to October throughout the vineyard. Le Château de cartes, vineyard and cider mill

chateaudecartes.com Terrace with wood-fired oven-baked pizza. Le Vignoble du Ruisseau

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UNION LIBRE, cidre & vin

unionlibre.com Tasting packages and tours. Val Caudalies, vineyard and cider mill

valcaudalies.com Terrace with a view of Mount Pinacle for receptions. Pick your own grapes and apples.

Vignoble de l’Orpailleur, Dunham

Vignoble Clos Ste-Croix

Frelighsburg

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Clos Saragnat, organic wine & cider

In the middle of the village of Dunham, peaceful haven.

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Vignoble de l’Orpailleur, Économusée de la vigne et du vin

Organic wines produced according to the principles of permaculture. Lac-Brome

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Léon Courville, grape producer

Reception hall with panoramic view.

leoncourville.com Beautiful view of Brome Lake.

Vignoble Gagliano

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Saint-Armand

Interpretive panels on winemaking and picnic baskets with local produce.

Domaine du Ridge

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Vignoble Les Trois Clochers

Traditional grape stomping and harvest packages.

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Shefford

Magnificent view of the village of Dunham.

La Belle Alliance, vineyard

A peaceful, rural environment.

Farnham Vignoble les Pervenches

Stanbridge East

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Vignoble l’Ardennais

Certified organic vineyard. Enjoy an audio-guided tour.

vignoblelardennais.ca Family vineyard. Sutton Vignoble Chapelle Ste Agnès

vindeglace.com 18 Roman-style stone terraces and 4 floors of Medieval-style cellars. Vignoble Domaine Bresee

vignobledomainebresee.com Vignoble Bromont, Brigham Photo credits : Claude Dagenais/Two Humans, Olivier Jobin

Magnificent view of the Sutton mountains. Charolais cattle raising. Family farm. easterntownships.org

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EXPERIENCING AGRITOURISM in the Eastern Townships…

Verger Champêtre, Granby

... is discovering the expertise of producers, reflected in the quality and diversity of products offered at the farm and also the interpersonal skills of producers/hosts apparent during a visit. An authentic experience, in which visitors meet producers on their farms, in their living environments, amid their fields, animals, buildings, and the rural landscapes typical of the Eastern Townships.

Hear stories from our agricultural heritage and the history of the farms, their owners, and the surrounding area.

Alpagas Sutton

Wander along the country roads of the Eastern Townships to meet our producers. Choose from among 60 agritourism businesses representing a wide range of products. You’ll be pleasantly surprised! Enhance your experience by also visiting the region’s public markets. Domaine de Dunham

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TAKE-HOME TASTES from your travels and public markets

Choose our locally grown food!

SOUVENIRS de CUEILLETTE

The project Souvenirs de cueillette brings together more than 30 producers offering 15 varieties of fruits and berries. In the Eastern Townships, the pick-yourown season starts in June with blue-honeysuckle berries and ends in December with Christmas trees. This is the perfect time to gather the bounty from your days of picking and bring home strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, sea buckthorn berries, apples, pears, plums, etc. to enjoy the flavours later!

Discover our public markets! The region has no less than 25 public markets where you can buy Eastern Townships Créateurs de saveurs products. Discover local flavours week after week and take advantage of the opportunity to develop special relationships with local producers. Visit createursdesaveurs.com for information on the Créateurs de saveurs products and public markets.

Marché Locavore, Racine

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THE TOWNSHIPS TRAIL The Eastern Townships differently

Moulin Cornell, Stanbridge East

Follow the blue signs that guide you along the Townships Trail, a marked and officially recognized route.

The Townships Trail, following the traces of a living heritage The Townships Trail will lead you on a discovery of the Eastern Townships, through breathtaking landscapes and its unique living English-American heritage. We have various themes for you to choose from as you plan your stay. townshipstrails.qc.ca

English tea, an ever so British tradition! At three heritage sites, discover the tradition of having an English tea, with scones, sweets, Devonshire cream, not to mention the famous cucumber sandwiches. The Colby-Curtis Museum colbycurtis.ca The Beaulne Museum museebeaulne.qc.ca The Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre uplands.ca

Trades from yesteryear that have shaped our lives today Along the way, several sites will introduce you to life in the Eastern Townships in the early 20th century, and to the various trades of the English pioneers. This way of life shaped not only our villages, but also our landscapes. A few suggested stops. The Missisquoi Museum museemissisquoi.ca The Eaton Corner Museum eatoncorner.ca La Voie des Pionniers (Coaticook River Valley) voiedespionniers.com/index_en.shtml The Louis S. St-Laurent National Heritage Site pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/qc/stlaurent

Traces et Souvenances, Sherbrooke

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A rich and diverse religious heritage Throughout the history of its settlement, the Eastern Townships has had an exceptionally unique religious heritage. A range of activities highlight this, particularly: Tours of Frelighsburg’s border churches village.frelighsburg.qc.ca Voices from Another Time (Coaticook) tourismecoaticook.qc.ca/en/ The great Dudswell tour tourismeculturedudswell.com

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Sherbrooke’s great mural experience tracesetsouvenances.com

Jewels from the past as charming as ever The Townships Trail will lead you to villages and neighbourhoods where ancestral homes have withstood the tests of time and fashion. They are tangible signs of the presence of immense fortunes and periods of prosperity. Several tours highlight them.

Centre d’interprétation de l’ardoise, Richmond

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The Flâneur Curieux (Granby) shhy.info Waterloo heritage tour tourismewaterloo.qc.ca Knowlton heritage tour tourismelacbrome.com Walking tour of the Old North ward (Sherbrooke) histoiresherbrooke.org/en/tours-and-events Built and religious heritage tour (Richmond) ville.richmond.qc.ca

Matter and materials Immigrants used various resources found on site to build their towns and villages. Wood, water, lime, slate, wool, and the matter and materials used in major structures. Several sites tell their stories, including: Centre d’interprétation de l’ardoise, Richmond centreardoise.ca Moulin à laine d’Ulverton moulin.ca Asbestos mineral and history showcase ville.asbestos.qc.ca Maison de Lime Ridge (Dudswell) tourismeculturedudswell.com Granite Interpretation Centre, Stanstead granitcentral.ca

Louis S. St-Laurent National Heritage Site, Compton

Download the route maps at baladodecouverte.com easterntownships.org

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URBAN CHARM AND VILLAGE DESTINATIONS Magog

Three of our villages figure among the most beautiful in the province, according to the Most Beautiful Villages of Québec network.

Fall under the spell of our welcoming towns with lots happening in their vibrant downtown settings. Our cities brim with culture. This is evident in their performance venues, galleries, and museums. They also have a gourmet character, being very generous with and proud of their local products... featured in family restaurants, bistros, and microbreweries as well as fine dining establishments. While enjoying urban activities, you’ll discover hidden aspects of these gems. And then, not far away, like magic, you’ll find yourself in the heart of nature... because each one has a lake and mountain and/or a provincial park nearby. Naturally beautiful and appealing, our towns will enchant you!

Sherbrooke A gourmet and cultural destination surrounded by nature. Walk among the murals, museums, and art galleries, while discovering the city as you depart from the Marché de la Gare outdoor market.

Granby The gateway to the Eastern Townships and a great city for family activities. Many features set it apart: cycling trails, Lake Boivin and its nature interpretation centre, a famous zoo, and nearby, the Parc national de la Yamaska. 22 easterntownships.org

Magog The destination par excellence, with its lively downtown core, cultural life, great restaurants, majestic Lake Memphrémagog, and nearby Mount Orford park.

Frelighsburg Loyalist architecture in a pretty valley.

North Hatley A resort village with an American influence.

Stanstead Three border villages with an impressive heritage.


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IN THE HEARTS OF OUR VILLAGES Cookshire-Eaton

The villages and small towns nestled in the valleys below mountains or beside lakes, where quality of life meets the art of living, welcome you with arms wide open to share with you their history, local products, and expertise.

Welcome to our village centres known not only for their warm welcome and authenticity, but also for their unique characteristics.

Marsh trails, Piopolis Photo credits: Mathieu Dupuis; Huguette Caza

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Coaticook, enchanting, both day and night, p. 80 Cookshire-Eaton, town of four bell towers, p. 100 Pretty Danville, p. 95 Dunham, birthplace of Quebec grape-growing and wine production, p. 37 Eastman, in the shadow of Orford, p. 55 Lac-Brome, a beautiful and caring town, p. 38 Mansonville, a great place to be, p. 58 Piopolis, a waterfront village, p. 108 Sutton, mountain village of the Eastern Townships, p. 40 Waterloo, the cycling hub of the Eastern Townships, p. 50 Visit easterntownships.org for more information. easterntownships.org

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SUMMIT DRIVE Close to the stars!

Parc national du Mont-MĂŠgantic

Follow the blue signs that will guide you along the Summit Drive, a marked and officially recognized route.

International Dark Sky Reserve First area in the world to be protected from light pollution! Nights on the Summit Drive display more stars than anywhere else in southern QuĂŠbec. Make the most of the astronomy equipment at stops along the Summit Drive.

For a detailed route, order our official road map at easterntownships.org.

Summit Days: Take part in activities organized in honour of the summits bathed in fall colours, the weekends of September 8 to October 8, 2018. The region is characterized by amazing panoramic views of mountains reaching altitudes of more than 1000 m and majestic lakes. Along the Summit Drive, there are 20 village cores that are sure to give you a warm welcome. Discover the Summit Drive by car, by motorcycle, on foot, or by bike. For additional information, visit routedessommets.com Border mountains

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Parc national du Mont-Mégantic Head to the peaks of mounts Saint-Joseph (1065 m) and Mégantic (1105 m) on foot or by car. Breathtaking vistas guaranteed! The Franceville sector (960 m) also features magnificent viewpoints that make the hike worthwhile.

Mount Gosford Second highest summit of southern Québec (1193 m). Perched high on the top of the observation tower, enjoy an exceptional 360-degree panoramic view of border mountains and Eastern Townships’ hillsides.

Lac-Mégantic

Summit Days

The illuminated Sainte-Agnès Church with its memorial has become a true symbol of the heart of Lac-Mégantic, representing the population’s strength and resilience. Don’t miss the Wind Walk, the Star Walkers trail featuring 47 sculptures, or an interpretative tour of the railway tragedy site. The Station touristique familiale Baie-des-Sables recreational centre offers: camp sites, a beach, treetop adventures, hiking trails, and watercraft. Go to the Parc de la Croix Lumineuse for an on-high perspective (500 m).

Maison du Granit The story of stone’s voyage through time! Here in an ancient granite quarry, discover both traditional stone-cutting methods and the know-how of modern industry. Explanation of the landscape and hiking trails at the Morne of Saint-Sébastien (824 m).

Mount Bélanger Mount Bélanger’s trails highlight the old-growth forest at Lake Émilie as well as the impressive Des Éboulis site. An observation tower provides a spectacular 360-degree view. Have your photo taken with the Meeting at the Mountaintop panel, which will help you grasp the landscape around you and discover several lakes and mountains. There will be lots to see, including a wind farm.

Photo credits: Marie-Claude Lacombe; Sylvain Rancourt

Camping on Mount Ham, Ham-Sud

Parc national de Frontenac Located along the edges of Lake St. Francis, this is a haven for more than 200 bird species and more than 30 mammal species. This is a popular area for nautical activities, as well as hiking and biking in the fall on the renowned Massif de Winslow trail, with its “Summit Meeting” guidepost.

Parc régional du Mont-Ham Like a sentinel, Mount Ham reaches 713 metres of altitude and offers a splendid 360-degree panorama of the region. For hikers, trails of all levels totalling 21 km wind around the mountain. Great for a winter stroll!

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THE EASTERN TOWNSHIPS… on foot

Mount Hereford, East Hereford

Finding a hiking trail to explore whatever the season is easy in the Eastern Townships.

Whether for a fun family outing in nature; a challenging hike with peaks of effort; or a more contemplative walk in search of a hidden corner or breathtaking view.

Parc national de Frontenac

Gale lake, Bromont

Those who enjoy winter hiking and snowshoeing in daylight or by torchlight can rent snowshoes at several locations.

Parc régional du Mont-Ham, Ham-Sud Auberge Motel à la Malbaie

Round Top, Sutton 968 m

Summit in Parc national du Mont-Orford, Orford 853 m

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Mount Pinacle, Baldwin Mills 665 m

Pic Chapman des Sentiers de l’Estrie, Stoke 625 m Photo credits: Stéphane Lafrance; Mathieu Dupuis; Pierre Dunnigan


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Mountain Village trail, Sutton

Mount Chapman

Parc national du Mont-Mégantic, Sentiers des Escarpements

Discover: • 4 Québec national parks (SEPAQ) • The Réserve naturelle des Montagnes-Vertes • Six summits with an altitude of over 1000 m • Charming villages at the foot of the mountains • The Parc régional du Mont-Ham • Les Sentiers de l’Estrie • Parc régional du Marécage des Scots • Parcours de marche au coeur de Mégantic - Pilgrimages • Circuit de l’Abbaye - Pilgrimages • Tourist services, Bienvenue randonneurs lodging, Cafés de village, and restaurants nearby.

Visit easterntownships.org to select the trail that best suits your criteria, level of difficulty, duration, length, sector, accessibility, etc. Nearly 125 trails!

Accommodations with “Bienvenue randonneurs” certification promise services adapted to hiking activities, such as maps, trail information, snacks, and more. See the accommodations section on page 185.

For more information about hiking locations and about the Welcome Hikers program, see easterntownships.org.

The Parc régional du Mont-Ham, Ham-Sud 713 m

Mount Hereford, East Hereford 864 m

Photo credits: Guillaume Poulin; Mathieu Dupuis

Mount Mégantic Parc national du Mont-Mégantic 1 105 m

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Mount Gosford, Saint-Augustin-de-Woburn 1 193 m

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CYCLING THE EASTERN TOWNSHIPS… a key cycling destination

12-sided barn, Stanbridge East

Over the years, the Eastern Townships region has become a popular Québec destination for cycling enthusiasts with possibilities suitable for all levels. For those who want the calf muscles of serious cyclists, the region has the hills required and scenic tours on unmarked routes; for those who wish to maintain their muscles or firm them up a bit, there are beautiful routes along marked bike trails; and for those who like their calves as they are but want to keep them in shape, there are 365 km of cycling trails.

In the case of road cycling, the routes are diverse and feature new developments.

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Bike path, Magog

In fact, there are six suggested routes, crossing the region on country roads and cycling trails. In addition to being diverse, while leading you to great food, panoramic views, and family fun, or offering a challenge, these routes have been travelled and evaluated to ensure the safety of your excursion.

Parc national de la Yamaska, Granby

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Plein Air Sutton

Bike path, Waterloo

Maintenance station, Waterloo

There are infinite combinations for your bike trip: adventures involving our provincial parks, the Granby Zoo, the Bromont, montagne d’expériences Water Park, the Wine Route, the Townships Trail, spas, gastronomy, Cafés de village, unusual accommodations, or consult our suggestions of places to stay to extend your enjoyment.

Bienvenue cyclistes Watch for Bienvenue cyclistes certified accommodations for a warm and friendly welcome. See pages 187 to 207 for certified establishments.

Taxi-Vélo-Rando A map is now available on our website. We invite you to download it and pick up a copy. You’ll also discover perfect little spots for picnics, ice cream, meals, and more. Visit easterntownships.org.

Would you prefer to savour the rhythm of the mountain or to cycle through the treetops? We suggest several mountain biking spots on page 133. If you want to try cycling through the trees, the activity known as VéloVolant, you’ll find information on page 140.

Photo credit: Mathieu Dupuis

To travel from one location to another and for baggage transportation, call 1-877-766-VELO (8356).

Bicycle safety Sharing the road with other users means obeying the Highway Safety Code with respect and courtesy. Vehicle: The Highway Safety Code requires that you slow down and keep a distance between your vehicle and the cyclist of 1 metre in zones of 50 km/h or less and 1.5 metres in zones of more than 50 km/h. Cyclist: Under the Highway Safety Code, cyclists must ride at the far right of the roadway and obey traffic signs and traffic lights.

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IN WINTERTIME, THE EASTERN TOWNSHIPS’ charming setting is an exceptional playground

Boucle du Vieux Verger, Parcours Missisquoi Nord, Eastman

Famous for its four ski centres featuring impressive landscapes and slopes, the region has even more to offer once winter sets in. With its four provincial parks, ice trails in the very heart of its towns and villages, numerous places ideal for walking, 17 spa facilities promoting relaxation, postcard settings, and the Grand Prix Ski-Doo de Valcourt event, the region is teeming with fun winter activities.

Not-to-be-missed activities, magical landscapes, and well-kept secrets.

Not-to-be-missed activities and sites •

Downhill skiing and snowboarding at one of our four major mountains: Mount Sutton, Owl’s Head, the Mount Orford ski centre, and Bromont, montagne d’expériences;

• Cross-country skiing at Parc national du Mont-Orford and Plein Air Sutton; • Snowshoeing excursions at Parc d’environnement naturel de Sutton and Sutton’s Au Diable Vert; •

Skating along the ice paths at Parc de la Pointe Merry in downtown Magog, the Domaine Howard site in Sherbrooke, or Parc Daniel-Johnson (Boivin Lake) in Granby;

• Tube sliding at Station touristique Baie-des-Sables in Lac-Mégantic, Mount Bellevue and André-Nadeau outdoor centre in Sherbrooke and Haut Bois Normand in Eastman; • Snowmobile racing at the Grand Prix Ski-Doo de Valcourt; • Défi de la Gosford: dog-sled races. Parc national de Frontenac

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Ice skating trail, Magog

Tube sliding, Centre de Villégiature Jouvence

Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook

Magical landscapes

Well-kept secrets

• The snowy peak of Parc national du Mont-Mégantic with its snow-covered frozen fir trees, commonly referred to as “ghosts;”

• An introduction to ice fishing at Parc Découverte Nature in Coaticook and on Lake Memphrémagog with Excursions l’AIR du lac;

• The Lilly’s Leap scenic path at the Owl’s Head ski centre, with a breathtaking view of the bays on Lake Memphrémagog;

• After-dark hikes in the Parc régional du Mont-Ham, under the moonlight at Sutton Plein Air and at Parc national du Mont-Mégantic;

• Granby Zoo, a playground for Amur tigers playing hide-and-seek in the snow;

• Fat bike at Parc de la Gorge in Coaticook, the Base de plein air André-Nadeau and Mount Bellevue in Sherbrooke, the Centre national de cyclisme, on Bromont’s mountain trails, and at Sutton Plein Air;

• The village centres of Sutton, Bromont, and North Hatley, cloaked in winter finery; • The region’s Nordic spas: Spa des chutes de Bolton in East Bolton, Nordic Station in Magog, BALNEA Spa in Bromont, Spa Eastman and Strom Spa in Sherbrooke;

• Yukigassen at Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook; • Backcountry skiing (off-trail) at Mount Hereford.

• Domaine Pinnacle in Frelighsburg where you can enjoy ice cider and UNION LIBRE in Dunham for his FIRE cider.

BALNEA spa, Bromont Photo credits: Mathieu Dupuis; Stéphane Lemire

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Brome-Missisquoi

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Take the Brome-Missisquoi Wine Route and meander along the narrow country roads with old-fashioned charm, 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-be-missed, 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!

9,499 inhabitants

Bedford

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2,578 inhabitants

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. Kayaking activities on the Brochets River, and guided trail rides and horseback riding courses (from beginner to expert levels) offered at the equestrian centre provide a rare perspective of the downtown area. Enjoy a treat at the Café Rouge Café de Village or the chocolate shop. 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

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. 42]

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2,340 inhabitants

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

400, rue Shefford, Bromont 450-534-3333 • centrenationalbromont.com Introductory and private courses (mountain, BMX, road, velodrome track, cyclocross, fat bike, trial, etc.), day camp, spinning classes, specialized equipment rentals, lodging facilities, 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 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.

Les alpagas de la Ferme Norli, Bromont

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Les alpagas de la Ferme Norli

160, route Pierre Laporte, Bromont 450-534-2305 • alpagasfermenorli.ca Self-guided or guided tours of an alpaca farm, boutique with knitted goods for the whole family and the home, yarn for knitters, and spinning onsite. Schedule: Year-round. Musée du chocolat

Musée du chocolat, Bromont

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679, rue Shefford, Bromont 450-534-3893 • museeduchocolatdebromont.ca This chocolate museum, next to Confiserie Bromont, offers talks and information on this delectable product. People of all ages will love this tour. Schedule: Year-round. [Ad, p. 44] Parc aquatique Bromont, montagne d’expériences

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Bromont, montagne 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. [Ad, p. 44]

Factoreries Tanger Bromont

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Sculpture Côtes d’Ardoise vineyard, Dunham

Freeport covered bridge, Cowansville

Musée Bruck, Cowansville

Cowansville

Le Relais de la Diligence, Dunham

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13,670 inhabitants

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. Just a few kilometres away, Virée Rustik in East Farnham, featuring a variety of guided, themed excursions through the region will enhance your discoveries. 36 easterntownships.org

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Musée Bruck

225, rue Principale, Cowansville 450-263-6101 • ville.cowansville.qc.ca Works dating from the 1890s to the 1980s, including a painting by Alexander Young Jackson of the Group of Seven, as well as works produced by various artists who were part of the Beaver Hall Group and the Royal Canadian Academy. Schedule: Year-round.

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128, Maple Dale, suite 103, East Farnham 450-815-0808 • lavireerustik.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.

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Dunham

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3,530 inhabitants

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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Kava Tours

514-523-4965 • 1-877-686-5282 • routedesvins.com Kava Tours offers packages to discover Eastern Townships vineyards on the Route des vins des Cantons-de-l’Est. Schedule: February to November. By reservation. La route des bières

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3819, rue Principale, Dunham 514-814-5229 • laroutedesbieres.ca

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Farnham

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9,239 inhabitants

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.

This beer route will introduce you to the towns and microbreweries of the Eastern Townships. An excursion in a luxury minibus through the most beautiful settings with departures from Montréal and Dunham. Schedule: Year-round. Le Relais de la Diligence

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3809, rue Principale, Dunham 450-299-2003 • sebastien@brasseriedunham.com Shopping centre. Boutiques. Microbrewery. Restaurant. Schedule: Year-round. UNION LIBRE cidre & vin

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1047, chemin Bruce (route 202), Dunham 450-295-2223 • unionlibre.com Wine and cider tastings, including FIRE cider. Guided tours. Parking. Schedule: Year-round, closed December 25 and January 1. UNION LIBRE cidre & vin, Dunham

Photo credits: Mathieu Dupuis; Michel Mayer

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Frelighsburg

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1,101 inhabitants

Oneka, Frelighsburg

Saint-Armand road, Frelighsburg

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.

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Oneka

23, rue Principale, Frelighsburg 1-877-620-8733 • onekaelements.com Oneka offers a full range of personal care products created using organic plants from our field. Without the use of sulphates, parabens, or synthetic fragrances. Schedule: Year-round, closed Mondays.

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Lac-Brome (Knowlton)

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5,617 inhabitants

Lac-Brome

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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; Photo credits: Mathieu Dupuis; Ravito


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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 vineyards. In the surrounding countryside are small attractive farms and scenic rural roads that can be explored by bike. [Ad, p. 45] Brome County Museum and Children's Museum

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195, avenue Champlain, Saint-Armand 450-248-2344 • starmand@bellnet.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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130, rue Lakeside, Lac-Brome (Knowlton) 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 (Knowlton) 450-242-4255 • alpagas-dna.ca

Brome County Museum, Lac-Brome

Guided tours of the alpaca farm. Gift shop with clothing made from alpaca wool. Schedule: Yearround, closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Le Knowlton Tour

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Lac-Brome (Knowlton) 514-623-2158 • purplevalise.com Come discover the village of Knowlton through a carefully conceived guided walking tour. We recommend that groups be limited to 24 people to ensure a personal experience. Schedule: Year-round.

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1,246 inhabitants

Located northeast of Lake Champlain on the banks of Missisquoi Bay, the hamlet of Philipsburg, one of SaintArmand’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. Photo credit: Mathieu Dupuis

Place du Quai, Saint-Armand

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Stanbridge East

A-3

870 residents

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 where, since 40 years, we taste a homemade and delicious chocolate at the Auberge l’Oeuf. This step back in time is a must for history enthusiasts. 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. By extending your journey a few extra kilometres, you’ll find the municipality of Saint-Ignace-de-Stanbridge, featuring a maple interpretation centre.

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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.

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2, rue River, Stanbridge East 450-248-3153 • museemissisquoi.ca The Missisquoi Museum has 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 27 to October 7.

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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 of outdoor activities can be enjoyed whatever the season: skiing and board sports, road 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 two 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. Photo credit: Mathieu Dupuis


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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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Alpagas Sutton

Mount SUTTON is renowned for its wide variety of trails of all levels, and for its unique glades concept, as well as for its warm and friendly atmosphere, authenticity, and the beauty of its natural setting. Schedule: Year-round. Consult the website. [Ad, p. 45] 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 Heritage tours with audio-guides. A narrator, storytellers, and custom-designed ambient sounds will 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

Sutton Heritage Tours

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169, chemin Staines, Sutton 450-538-5639 • velovolant.com Cycle through the forest canopy on a VéloVolant suspended bicycle, a Canadian first! Each pedal stroke will take you along a route through the treetops, along a ravine, a small waterfall, and a cliff. Schedule: May to November.

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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

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Granby 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.

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68,410 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. [Ad, p. 46] 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 bird-watching site. Two observation towers, welcome pavilion, tourist information, exhibition hall, gift shop. Schedule: Year-round, closed December 25-26 and January 1-2. [Ad, p. 51] Galeries de Granby

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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 and you’ll find a play structure, inflatable games, and a playground for children ages 3 and under, miniputt, gaming tables. 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

Centre d’interprétation de la nature du lac Boivin, Granby

Superb exhibition of more than 1,200 contemporary weapons and a sampling of its collection of artwork, including paintings and bronze sculptures. Stamps are exhibited on our website. Schedule: Year-round, weekends only. Musée du golf du Québec

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

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Verger Champêtre

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2300, rue Cowie, Granby 450-379-5155 • vergerchampetre.com The 2.5-km interpretation trail featuring interpretation panels and an indoor interpretation centre teaches visitors about the crops, livestock, biodiversity, environment, life on the farm in Québec. Schedule: June 1 to December 31. Zoo de Granby (summer)

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

Musée canadien de l’arme et du bronze, Granby

Three activities, one destination! You’ll find 1,500 animals representing 225 exotic species and 90 marine species. Entrance fee includes access to the amusement park and Amazoo water park. Schedule: Consult our Web site. [Ad, p. 51] Zoo de Granby (winter)

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

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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. 51]

Roxton Pond

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3,782 inhabitants

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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Sainte-Cécile-de-Milton

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2,104 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.

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Saint-Alphonse-de-Granby ( A-2 3,086 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 Built on hilly terrain, the track has incredible climbs and descents interspersed with bends and hairpin turns. Guaranteed to get your adrenalin pumping all along our 900-m lit track. Families and groups of colleagues or friends are welcome. Schedule: Consult our Web site.

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6,788 inhabitants

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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4,691 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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1195, route 112, Austin 450-297-4773 • natureautochtone.com Store selling Aboriginal (Amerindian) crafts, incense, dreamcatchers, tomahawks, peace pipes, moccasins, clothing, jewellery, sculptures, etc. Other services: urban trapper for pest control. Schedule: Year-round. Seasonal schedules. Savonnerie des Diligences

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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.

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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

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1,150 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 173rd edition of its fair – one of the oldest in the province, in summer 2018. The tourist offer also includes the Sentier Nature Tomifobia bike path along

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Austin, named for Nicholas Austin, a Quaker who immigrated here in 1793, is located on the western shores of Lake Memphrémagog. 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. 54 easterntownships.org

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Arbre Aventure

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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."

Bolton-Est

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1,011 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.

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1,963 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. Plan to stop at any of the wide variety of restaurants (including the cosy Café de village Les Trois Grâces), businesses, and antique shops that will delight your senses. Relax in one of the rest areas near the lakes or enjoy strolling along the heritage trail, the new literary trail, or the Louise Portal trail. Enjoy the La Montagnarde trail for biking and hiking in summer (cross-country skiing and snowshoeing

An aerial obstacle course in the treetops: ropes, zip lines, walkways, etc. Activities for all (ages 3 and up). Safe, picturesque environment. Schedule: Year-round.

Hatley (Township)

C-3

1,575 inhabitants

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 Épopée de Capelton, 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 sparkling wines. The Massawippi River will charm canoe-kayak enthusiasts with its meandering route through valleys, forests, and agricultural landscapes. The Township of Hatley also boasts a number of multipurpose trails for outdoor enthusiasts. 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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32, chemin McFarland, Township of 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

(jP C-3

27,048 inhabitants

With Lake Memphrémagog 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 still stands in the heart of the city, at the corner of Merry and Principale streets. A resort destination since the early 20th century, 56 easterntownships.org

Savon des Cantons / Gourmet par Nature, Magog

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 invites you for a ride in the region. Those seeking tranquillity can explore the trails at the Marais de la Rivière-auxCerises 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. 66]

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Experience an unforgettable trip in elegance aboard Escapades Memphrémagog’s cruise boat. You’ll cruise along in enjoyment, thanks to the impressive and delicious culinary delights on the menu. Schedule: May to October. [Ad, p. 62]

Hop aboard the Orford Express tourist train and enjoy a unique sensory experience; savour an exquisite meal while gazing at the most beautiful landscapes between Magog, Sherbrooke, Eastman, and Bromont. Schedule: May to December. [Ad, p. 63]

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1245, chemin des Pères, Magog 819-847-2514 • lagrangeduparfumeur.com First perfume boutique/manufacturer in Québec, creator of Colognes 1245. Formulated by the co-founders, these fragrances are assembled and macerated on site, then manually put in bottles to be ready to wear. Schedule: Year-round, closed on Mondays and Tuesdays (summer) and Wednesdays (rest of the year). Les Galeries Orford

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708, rue Principale Ouest, Magog 819-201-0727 • maisonmerry.ca The oldest house in urban Magog is a citizen site of memory presenting the history, heritage, and archaeology of its region. Discover the Merry House through exhibitions, workshops, and dynamic activities! Opening planned for the summer of 2018. Schedule: Year-round, closed December 24 to 26 and December 31 to January 2.

1700, rue Sherbrooke, Magog 819-843-8844 • galeriesorford.com 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. Marais de la Rivière aux Cerises

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69, chemin Roy, Magog 819-843-8118 • maraisauxcerises.com This nature interpretation centre features an exhibition on the marsh and its history on a natural site with 6 km of walking trails. Visit the exhibition “De plumes et de bois: Québec’s endangered birds.” Schedule: Year-round, closed Mondays and Tuesdays during off-season. Savon des Cantons / Gourmet par Nature

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

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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 paths in the vineyard and panoramic views. Fees for guided tours and tastings. Schedule: Year-round. Consult the website. [Ad, p. 65]

Vignoble Le Cep d’Argent, Magog

Mansonville (Township of Potton)

?P B-3

1,856 inhabitants

This township covers a vast hilly area from Lake Memphrémagog 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, Sentiers de l’Estrie, and Réserve naturelle des Montagnes-Vertes trails. A stop on the Townships Trail, the village of Mansonville is well 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 renowned bakery, or stop by the Polish delicatessen and specialty grocery store. Every year, on the second Saturday in August, residents from 20 different nationalities celebrate diversity at the Potton Multicultural Festival. Station touristique Owl’s Head

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40, chemin du mont Owl’s Head, Mansonville (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 18hole golf course. Schedule: Year-round. Round barn, Mansonville

North Hatley

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710 inhabitants

Station touristique Owl’s Head

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 charming inns, bed and breakfasts, and restaurants. The warm hospitality of hosts and the quality of the services provided

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Saveurs, such as Gourmet par Nature’s sea buckthorn, Jardins Gourmands’ fruits and vegetables, and last but not least, the Vignoble d’Orford vineyard, which is on the Route des Vins de l’Estrie wine route. Ferme Brassicole des Cantons

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1700, 13e rang, Orford 819-769-3226 • fermebrassicole.com

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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. Association des commerçants de la région de North Hatley

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North Hatley 819-842-1018 • northhatley.net

A new microbrewery in the countryside, the Ferme Brassicole des Cantons grows high-quality products to develop exclusive beers. Tastings, hop field, beer garden, breathtaking view of Mount Orford. Schedule: Year-round, closed Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays during off-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.

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.

Orford (Township)

P C-3

4,353 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 Photo credits: Association des commerçants de North Hatley; Marc Loiselle

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Ferme Brassicole des Cantons, Orford

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Saint-Étienne-de-Bolton

P B-3

616 inhabitants

Nestled among the Saint-Étienne, Gauvin, and Foster mountains and lakes Libby and Trousers, Saint-Étiennede-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.

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Station de ski Mont Orford

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4380, chemin du Parc, Orford 819-843-6548 • 1-866-673-6731 • orford.com Highest skiable mountain in the Eastern Townships and fourth highest in Québec, Mount Orford spreads out on three mountains and four slopes located at the heart of the national park. Fully experience nature at Mount Orford! Schedule: Year-round. [Ad, back cover]

Saint-Benoît-du-Lac

C-3

45 inhabitants

Near Austin is Saint-Benoît-du-Lac, considered to be one of Quebec’s smallest municipalities, founded in 1939 to accommodate the Abbey where Benedictine monks practise a life of contemplation based on prayer, work, and fraternal life. Hospitality is an important Benedictine tradition, and consequently the Abbey’s Gregorian chant ceremonies are open to the public year round. The boutique offers products made at the Abbey: cheeses, ciders, apple compotes, jellies, and apple butter, among others. Its orchards are open during apple-picking season. Retreats at the Abbey or Sainte Scholastique Villa, may be arranged by online reservation. Abbaye de Saint-Benoît-du-Lac

2,614 inhabitants

Not far from Sherbrooke, in the direction of Magog, is Sainte-Catherine-de-Hatley, of French-language origin, founded in 1901. On high ground, the village provides a stunning panoramic view of Mount Orford and of 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.

Stanstead Township (Georgeville - Fitch Bay)

C-3

936 inhabitants

Founded in 1855, this township is known for its two entities: Georgeville, on the shores of Lake Memphrémagog, which celebrated its bicentennial in 1997, and Fitch Bay, hidden in the valley of Bunker

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1, rue Principale, Saint-Benoît-du-Lac 819-843-4080 • abbaye.ca An architectural jewel, the Saint-Benoît-du-Lac Abbey offers visitors a unique experience. The hiking trails and store are open year round. Guided tours and tastings available in the summer. Schedule: Year-round. 60 easterntownships.org

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Bleu Lavande, Stanstead (Fitch Bay)

are also located the prestigious Stanstead College (1874) and the Colby-Curtis Museum, housed in the beautiful Carrollcroft home (1859), an Italian-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 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. Bleu Lavande

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891, chemin Narrow (route 247), Stanstead (Fitch Bay) 819-876-5851 • 1-888-876-5851 • bleulavande.com

Colby-Curtis Museum, Stanstead

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.

Stanstead

P C-3

2,851 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 Photo credit: Stéphane Lemire

Bleu Lavande welcomes you! Self-guided or guided tours, massages, bistro, picnic, and boutique. A reinvented experience, blossomings in July, August, and September, mosaicultures, and a legend to be discovered! Schedule: May 12 to December 30. [Ad, p. 65]

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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 Located in a historic house (1859), the Colby-Curtis Museum features permanent and temporary exhibitions, regional archives, guided tours, talks, publications, a boutique, Victorian garden, tea parlour, and solarium rental. Schedule: Year-round, closed Mondays. Le Cercle de Pierres de Stanstead

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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. easterntownships.org

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Sherbrooke 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!

City of Sherbrooke

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165,859 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. Photo credits: Andréanne Lemire; Sébastien Larose

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 16 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, easterntownships.org

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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.

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Aéroport de Sherbrooke

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

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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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Expérience Maeva

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

An exceptional showcase of the artistic vitality of local professional artists. You’ll find practical and decorative works that are authentic, original, and refined. Schedule: Year-round, closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

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.

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Carrefour de l’Estrie

3050, boul. de Portland, Sherbrooke 819-563-1907 • carrefourdelestrie.com Shopping centre with nearly 150 stores such as Best Buy, The Bay, Simons, Sports Experts, Super C, Toys “R” Us, Bureau en Gros (Staples), and Winners/ HomeSense. Schedule: Year-round, closed on statutory holidays.

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Greeters Sherbrooke

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

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1201, 12e avenue Nord, Sherbrooke 819-346-0565 • laserplus.ca

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Located in a heritage building, the fine arts museum has a varied program, from traditional to contemporary, as well as a permanent exhibition, Spaces and Landscapes. Three exhibition halls, bilingual guided tours, boutique. Schedule: Yearround, closed Mondays from Mid-September to Mid-June. Parc du Domaine Howard (Greenhouses Garden Carl-Camirand)

785, rue King Ouest, Sherbrooke 819-821-1919 • 1-800-561-8331 murales-sherbrooke.com With its 16 murals, Sherbrooke is a genuine open-air art gallery. Discover these unique works of art in different ways through entertaining and interactive experiences and activities. Schedule: Year-round. Muralis, la grande expérience de Sherbrooke

Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke

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

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

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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. There you’ll find many plant mosaics, flowerbeds, historic buildings, a pond, and charming paths. Schedule: May to October.

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. Parc du Domaine Howard, Sherbrooke

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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 Sanctuaire de Beauvoir, Sherbrooke

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225, rue Frontenac, Sherbrooke 819-564-3200 • 1-877-434-3200 naturesciences.qc.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 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 Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Science

Two exhibition halls. Certified private archives service. Educational activities. Guided tours, heritage interpretation tours, and tour of the Frontenac hydroelectric station. Schedule: Year-round. Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre

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Société d’histoire de Sherbrooke

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. Tour guide services - Bureau J5 d’information touristique de Sherbrooke

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

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In June and August, animated bus tours of the murals in Sherbrooke, bookings are mandatory. Other tours are available upon reservation, for groups only. Schedule: Year-round. Closed during the holiday season. Photo credit: Sarah Arseneault-Dumais


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La Cité des Géants, Coaticook

Foresta Lumina, Coaticook

Glo Golf Aventures, Coaticook

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 22 historical figures who marked the area’s history.

Barnston-Ouest

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594 inhabitants

Barnston West, characterized by its panoramic view of the Appalachians from Mount Orford to Jay Peak, has, since 1946, included the villages 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 80 easterntownships.org

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drying hoses (1952). The patchwork of narrow country roads around the villages is an invitation to explore the valleys.

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Les Savons Main de Nature Soaps

769, chemin Standish, Barnston-Ouest 514-863-3347 • soaperiemaindenature.com Small workshop where soap is crafted. Made with vegetable oils, fruits, vegetables, or flowers from the region. Visit our farmhouse, horses, and shop. Cyclists are welcome. Drinks available. Schedule: Year-round.

Coaticook

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9,183 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 a variety of activities for outdoor enthusiasts, such as


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an introduction to fishing at Parc Découverte Nature de Baldwin; hiking on the trails on Mount Pinnacle, providing a breathtaking view of Lake Lyster; a cycling trail more than 15 km in length; 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! The park also features the Virée d’Al Capone, a humorous show depicting prohibition and alcohol smuggling in the 1920s. Take the time to delve in the fantastic world of the Cité des Géants show to learn about the creation of the Coaticook Gorge and other glorious tales of the region’s past. Don’t miss the Salon d’Antan, a site featuring games from yesteryear. A stop on the Townships Trail and a Cœur villageois, 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 ArthurOsmore-Norton (1912); the Vieille poste building now housing the municipal library, the Société d’histoire, and the artist-in-residence’s studio apartment, and the Pavillon des Arts et de la Culture, located in Sisco Memorial Church (1923), which presents a diverse and entertaining program.

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Beaulne Museum

96, rue de l’Union, Coaticook 819-849-6560 • museebeaulne.qc.ca Located inside the beautiful Château Arthur-OsmoreNorton, this museum presents exhibitions of period costumes and textiles, works of art, and regional history. Schedule: Year-round, except Monday, May 16 to September 15. [Ad, p. 85]

Discovery Circuits of Coaticook Region

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137, rue Michaud, Coaticook 819-849-6669 • 1-866-665-6669 circuitsdecouvertecoaticook.org 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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135, rue Michaud, Coaticook 819-849-2331 • 1-888-524-6743 forestalumina.com 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. 84]

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73, rue St-Marc, Coaticook 819-849-9979 • glogolfaventures.com 18 holes of mini-putt played in the dark with black lights. Travel under the sea, head into space, pass through the medieval era, and enter the Museum of Horrors, all in a former church. Schedule: Year-round. Winter: Groups of 25 or more people, by reservation. [Ad, p. 85] La Cité des Géants

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137, rue Michaud, Coaticook 819-578-2366 • lacitedesgeants.com The best thing to do before Foresta Lumina! Using projections and holograms, Steve Roy tells the incredible history of Coaticook and its Gorge in a fantastic tale that the whole family will enjoy. Schedule: June 20 to September 8, Wednesday to Saturday. [Ad, p. 84] La Virée d’Al Capone 2 : la suite!

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One full hour of new material and you don’t even need to have seen the first show! Relive the prohibition with Steve Roy: suspicious deaths, bawdy anecdotes, and moonshine are on the menu. Guaranteed laughs! Schedule: June 20 to September 8, Wednesday to Saturday. [Ad, p. 84] easterntownships.org

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Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook

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400, rue St-Marc, Coaticook 819-849-2331 • 1-888-524-6743 gorgedecoaticook.qc.ca 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. 84]

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

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380, chemin de la Station, Compton 819-835-5762 • vergerferland.com The Verger’s boutique offers products made onsite, including flavoured ciders, ice ciders, pear or plum jellies, pastries, and many gift boxes to offer on any occasion. Schedule: August to December.

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6790, route Louis-S.-St-Laurent, Compton 819-835-5448 • 1-888-773-8888 parcscanada.gc.ca/stlaurent

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The Louis S. St. Laurent National Historic Site features multimedia shows, the Xplorers activity, and audio guides. Schedule: Late June to late September.

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In 25 public locations in the Estrie region’s 15 municipalities as well as in Pittsburg in New Hampshire, 27 historical figures await. These pioneers recount their own history, as well as that of their municipality. Schedule: April 15 to December 15.

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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. 84] The Pioneer Trail

pears, strawberries, raspberries, cherries, bluehoneysuckle berries, maple products, blueberries, grapes, currants, vegetables, medicinal plants, herbs, and the famous cheeses from Fromagerie La Station. Its orchards and its gourmet festival Les Comptonales attract great crowds as soon as autumn comes around.

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6335, route Louis-S.-St-Laurent, Compton 819-835-5549 • grospierre.com The site features 8,000 dwarf apple trees, apple processing, and interpretation. 21 varieties of apples including 7 unique ones, tractor rides, juice press, pies baked onsite, playground, and picnic area. Schedule: Late June to late December.

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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 rendez-vous, the area’s agricultural tourism businesses offer a vast array of local products that delight everyone: apples, 82 easterntownships.org

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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.

Saint-Venant-de-Paquette P D-3 96 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 Photo credit: Vincent Cotnoir

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.

Waterville

P C-3

2,109 inhabitants

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. easterntownships.org

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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 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.

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]

Bonsecours

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632 inhabitants

Located north-west of the Parc National du MontOrford, the small municipality of Bonsecours features a stunning view of its mountain range and the farmland surrounding it. Within Bonsecours’ territory is the only major quartz deposit and quartz crystal mine in Canada and one of only seven in the world, the Mine Cristal. This tourist attraction, open to the public in the summer, features guided tours, a boutique, a museum, and, on Sundays, concerts performed on crystal instruments. Photo credit: Sébastien Larose

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Melbourne (Township of)

P C-1

982 inhabitants

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. Melbourne

Racine

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1,210 inhabitants

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 in the summer, and the Maison du Marché market year round. Those who love the Créateurs de saveurs brand will enjoy chatting with producers and savouring their products in a friendly atmosphere. Proud of its roots, Racine has been organizing one of the largest celebrations of St. Jean Baptiste Day (Quebec’s national holiday) in the region since 1979. Marché Locavore, Racine

Richmond

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3,245 inhabitants

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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 Photo credits: Mathieu Dupuis; Sébastien Larose


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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, a historic heritage material. Other features: minibus and kayak heritage routes with audio guide in the land of slate, and boutique. Schedule: May to December.

Sainte-Anne-de-la-Rochelle

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609 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. Cinézoo

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141, 5e rang, Sainte-Anne-de-la-Rochelle 450-446-4481 • cinezoo.qc.ca Interact with exotic animals; observe animals that have starred in movies and a collection of tigers, lions, and grizzlies. Unique private experience (18 years and older). Group and family tours, by reservation. Schedule: Year-round, by reservation only.

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Ulverton

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440 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. Moulin à laine d’Ulverton

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3,298 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. 90 easterntownships.org

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.


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1001, avenue J.-A.-Bombardier, Valcourt 450-532-5300 • museebombardier.com Ingenuity is part of our DNA… and yours! Come discover it by drawing from the example of JosephArmand Bombardier and his successors. Schedule: Year-round. [Ad, p. 92] Yvonne L. Bombardier Cultural Centre

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1002, avenue J.-A.-Bombardier, Valcourt 450-532-2250 • centreculturelbombardier.com For more than 40 years, the Yvonne L. Bombardier Cultural Centre has been presenting high-quality visual art exhibitions. Visit our website for full program details. Schedule: Year-round. [Ad, p. 93]

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5,508 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 explore the hiking trails to discover this unique historic site. Interactive exhibition, guided theatrical tours, multisensory show. Year-round hiking trails. Schedule: Year-round. pub. p. 93] 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. Parc historique de La Poudrière de Windsor

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Des Sources 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.

Asbestos

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6,877 inhabitants

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 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

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, 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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100, rue des Mésanges, Asbestos 819-879-4342 • 1-888-834-4342 campmusicalinc.com Various summer camps for young musicians are offered throughout the summer. Outdoor recreation centre with various meeting rooms and accommodations. Schedule: Year-round. Photo credits: Sylvain Laroche; Mathieu Dupuis

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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:

Kingsey Falls

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385, boulevard Marie-Victorin, Kingsey Falls 819-363-2528 • 1-888-753-7272 parcmarievictorin.com Themed gardens, mosaicultures, tropical greenhouse, and general store. Tastings, activities, and interpretation. Guided tour of a Cascades plant. Playground. Packages available. Self-guided and audio tours. Schedule: June to October.

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Ham-Sud

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219 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. Parc régional du Mont-Ham

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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. Photo credit: Sylvain Rancourt


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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.

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.

Saint-Camille

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524 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! The Café de village, Café du Flâneur, is the perfect spot to stop for no reason other than to relax and enjoy yourself. A dynamic place to live, Saint-Camille 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

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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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1,230 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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286 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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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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1,728 inhabitants

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Cookshire-Eaton

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5,286 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. Eaton Corner Museum

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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900, rue du Lac, Dudswell 819-560-8474 • tourismeculturedudswell.com Louis-Émile Beauregard collection, a fascinating exhibition of wooden miniatures. Tribute to Éva Tanguay - the “Queen of Vaudeville.” Art gallery. Schedule: June 24 to September 3.

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221, St-Jean Ouest, East Angus 819-832-4950 • chambredecommercehsf.com Historic train station, exhibitions on the growth of East Angus and on paper production, tourist information centre. Concerts de la Gare outdoor, free concerts on Thursdays in July and August. Schedule: Year-round. Closed Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays and statutory holidays.

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243, rue Principale Ouest, Dudswell 819-560-8474 • municipalitededudswell.ca This lime interpretation centre will take you back in history. Its exhibition chronicles the evolution of lime mining. Here you’ll find the Jardins du Mineur garden with an open sky photo gallery. Schedule: June 24 to Thanksgiving.

East Angus

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745 inhabitants

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.

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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-Saint-François region.

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Lingwick (Township)

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431 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).

Scotstown

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489 inhabitants

Founded by Scottish pioneers in the late 19th century, Scotstown celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2017. The town expanded as the wood industry grew, but started to decline with the closure of the Guelph factory in 1959. Subjected to the economic forces that are emptying the regions to the benefit of large cities, Scotstown is striving to stabilize its demographics and take its future in hand: a welcoming café-bistro, a municipal park highlighting the Salmon River, summer public market, well-known fishing festival,

heritage home and garden tour, cycling and hiking path linking Scotstown with the Parc national du Mont-Mégantic, etc. There is no better way to discover Scotstown and its vitality than to visit its completely new website.

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Parc municipal Walter-MacKenzie

Chemin Victoria, Scotstown 819-560-8433 • scotstown.net Village core along Salmon River offering many activities: kayak, canoe, paddleboat, biking or hiking, water games, Friday market, café-bistro, Fishing Day, camping, services, etc. Schedule: Year-round.

Weedon

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A Quebec Village-Relais on the Summit Drive, Weedon enjoys a setting that is rich in nature with lakes Aylmer and Louise and the Salmon and St. Francis rivers that cross through its farmlands. Some 10 roadside crosses along neighbouring country roads have stood guard for more than 40 years. The Parc du Vieux Moulin, in the heart of the village, has a picnic area and a walking trail with interpretation panels. The Fresque de Weedon is an outdoor mural that relates the village’s history, and the Maison Laplante, a heritage building, boasts a welcoming performance space. Fresque de Weedon

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548, rue St-Janvier, Weedon 819-560-8555 • www3.sympatico.ca/lucienneg/ fresque 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. 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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The Mégantic 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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764 inhabitants

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.

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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. A gourmet detour via the 5e Rang road gives visitors the opportunity to taste maple products from the Érable à son Meilleur shop, with Créateur de Saveurs designation.

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469, rang 5, Lac-Drolet 819-582-4130 • erableasonmeilleur.com Maple syrup interpretation centre, educational trails. Wine and maple product tasting. Tour of the production facilities. Boutique. Picnic area. Schedule: Mid-June to September.

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The municipality of Frontenac encircles the city of LacMégantic to the south and is located between Lake Mégantic’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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Maison du Granit, Lac-Drolet

d’Arbre en Arbre Lac-Mégantic

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 around the lake, on Laval and Papineau streets, will enhance your stay. The Traversée Internationale du Lac Mégantic swimming competition is held in August along with cycling events, making 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 Aerial adventure with 68 different obstacles. One course for children ages 7 and up and three courses for teenagers and adults. Schedule: May to October. Station touristique Baie-des-Sables, Lac-Mégantic

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301, route du Morne, Mount Saint-Sébastien, Lac-Drolet 819-549-2566 • maisondugranit.ca In an old quarry at an altitude of 680 metres, the Maison du Granit presents exhibitions and activities on granite working. Onsite: Garden sculptures, walking trails, panoramic view, souvenir shop. Schedule: Late May 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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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. Guided tours - Tours Mégantic

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Station touristique Baie-des-Sables

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.

Lambton

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Art gallery, Lambton presbytery

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1,574 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. Lambton Church and historical tour

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211, rue Principale, Lambton 418-486-2821 • lambton.ca/le-citoyen/arts-etculture/eglise-st-vital-de-lambton Patrimoin’Art allows you to discover the history and religious and built heritage of Lambton through the interpretation panels in the heart of the village and the historical setting inside the church. Guided tours available. Schedule: June 24 to Labour Day.

Photo credits: Diane Gélinas; Daniel Gélineau

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Marston

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718 inhabitants

Marston, located on the western shore of Lake Mégantic, 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.

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Parc national du Mont-Mégantic, Notre-Dame-des-Bois

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 at Parc national du Mont-Mégantic

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Montagne de Marbre, Notre-Dame-des-Bois

Guided tours of the ASTROLab and observatory. Astronomy evenings at the ASTROLab and at the public observatory. “Cosmic Rhythm” high-definition movie on the big screen. Children’s workshops. Reservations required. Schedule: Mid-May to mid-October.

Piopolis

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361 inhabitants

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922 inhabitants

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 Mégantic 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 108 easterntownships.org

A charming little waterfront village, Piopolis, which has Coeur villageois designation, was founded in 1871 on the western shore of Lake Mégantic 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 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.

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Saint-Romain

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Saint-Sébastien

667 inhabitants

Founded circa 1898 in the push for Francophone colonization, Saint-Augustin-de-Woburn is located south of Lake Mégantic 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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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. E-1

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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, 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.

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662 inhabitants

The municipality of Saint-Robert-Bellarmin, settled by Beauce colonists in 1907, 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. Nearby Mount Bélanger stands at more than 920 metres in altitude and features 20 km of hiking trails and 60 km of riding trails through a maple sugar bush. Amid hills, escarpments, lakes, talus slopes, and waterfalls, nature lovers can enjoy an amazing forest ecosystem at Lake Émilie, and vistas along the Summit Drive as far as the eye can see.

Les Sentiers frontaliers, Saint-Augustin-de-Woburn

Mont-Bélanger hiking trails, Saint-Robert-Bellarmin

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Stornoway

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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 Mégantic 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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1,033 inhabitants

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Located on the Summit Drive, Stratford is known for its diverse topography, featuring Mount Aylmer and its five lakes. Stratford is a popular destination for water sports enthusiasts, and for cyclists who also enjoy the great conditions for their sport. Visitors have an opportunity to stock up on local market produce and to take advantage of services such as a municipal wharf, launching ramp, groomed hiking trail, and campground. In the heart of the village, there is a Summit Drive interpretation stop.

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Val-Racine

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208 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 Mégantic. 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.org for information on the following towns and villages: Courcelles, Milan, Nantes, Saint-Ludger, and Sainte-Cécile-deWhitton.

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EVENTS Enjoy the Eastern Townships’ charming setting

Brome Fair, Lac-Brome (Knowlton)

May 3-27, 2018 Off Festival des Harmonies

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Orford Musique Festival

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Sherbrooke 819-821-7016 • sherbrookeenmusique.com

Orford 819-843-3981 • 1-800-567-6155 • orford.mu

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

The Orford Music Festival is a prestigious event of international scope. Its rich artistic program features more than 70 events throughout the summer.

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June 2-3, 2018

Le Printanier

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Bromont 450 534-0787 • parcequestrebromont.org

Dunham 450-295-2539 • cledeschampsdunham.com

The Olympic Equestrian Park in Bromont presents the first regional horse-racing event in the Eastern Townships. New talent will burst out of the starting gate at the Printanier de Bromont!

Meet more than 65 agricultural, wine, and cider artisanal producers and processors, at the heart of the village during this festival highlighting local products.

May 17-20, 2018 Festival des harmonies et orchestres symphoniques du Québec

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Sherbrooke 819-821-7016 • festivaldesharmonies.com Quebec’s largest musical gathering featuring 8,000 jazz, pop, and classical musicians and singers. Location: Université de Sherbrooke.

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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 Mégantic.

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Jazz Week at the Camp Musical d’Asbestos

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Asbestos 819-879-4342 • 1-888-834-4342 campmusicalinc.com Jazz Week presents concerts every night of the week with guest artists and our adult students. Consult our website for the program. June 8-10, 2018

The most technologically sophisticated fish breeding station in North America. Activities for the entire family. June 14-17, 2018 Ayer’s Cliff Rodeo

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Coaticook 819-849-2677 • 1-888-849-2677 decouvertenature.qc.ca

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

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Ayer’s Cliff 819-345-1306 • rodeoayerscliff.com Fifth edition of the Ayer’s Cliff Rodeo combining pleasure, extreme sports, country music, and local products. June 16-17, 2018 Les Faucheurs de Marguerites

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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. June 22 to July 2, 2018 Jazz week at the Camp Musical d’Asbestos

CéraMystic - Pottery on the Lawn

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Mystic 450-248-3551 • ceramystic.com Celebrating the 15th anniversary of this exhibition-sale featuring the contemporary works of 30 potters, from garden sculptures to whimsical café-au-lait bowls. June 27 to August 4, 2018 Concerts de la Cité Sherbrooke t’en Bouche un Coin

Sherbrooke 819-565-5656 • concertsdelacite.ca Free outdoor concerts in downtown Sherbrooke. A variety of themes.

Fishing Festival, Coaticook

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June 29 to July 1, 2018 Bromont International Driving

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Bromont 450-534-0787 • attelagebromont.org Horses and their drivers perform in complete harmony. June 29 to July 8, 2018 La Grande Virée Artistique de Sherbrooke

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Sherbrooke 819-993-0034 • lagrandevireeartistique.qc.ca Art tour in Sherbrooke: artists welcome you into their studios or exhibition spaces. Group exhibition at the Centre Culturel Pierre-Gobeil. July 1 to October 30, 2018 A-3

Nature and Creation (Sculpture Exhibition)

Mount Mégantic Astronomy Festival

Dunham 450-295-2222 • natureetcreation.ca Nature and Creation is the 18th edition of its sculpture exhibition, with 80 artists displaying more than 150 works at the Domaine des Côtes d’Ardoise vineyard in Dunham. July 4-8, 2018 Sherblues & Folk

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Sherbrooke 819-565-5656 • sherblues.ca 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 5-7, 12-14 and 19-21, 2018 Mount Mégantic Astronomy Festival

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Notre-Dame-des-Bois 819-888-2941 • 1-800-665-6527 • astrolab.qc.ca 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 7-8, 2018 CanadaMan / CanadaWoman Xtreme Triathlon

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Lac-Mégantic 819-847-2197 • caxtri.com The biggest extreme triathlon in North America! Three Ironman competitions in a wilderness setting. July 7-8, 2018 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. Nature and Creation, Dunham Photo credit: Guillaume Poulin

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July 14-22, 2018 Tour des Arts

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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 30th year. July 17-22, 2018 Fête du Lac des Nations, 37e edition

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Sherbrooke 819-569-5888 • fetedulacdesnations.com Fourth year of the North American fireworks competition. Featuring 30 musical performances, artists from Québec and the international scene, and activities for the entire family. July 18-22, 2018 Outdoor Symposium, Lambton

July 12-15, 2018 ShazamFest

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Fête des Mascottes

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Granby fetedesmascottes.ca

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

A colourful festival featuring giant cuddly mascots, shows, street performances, and fun games! More than 80 exhibitors on site. Free admission.

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

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Magog 819-769-0663 • circuitdesarts.com

Sentier Artistique des Hauts-Boisés

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Sawyerville 819-889-2549 • palmer_judy@hotmail.com

Arts tour offering visitors access to the workshops and exhibition studios of artists working in visual arts and fine crafts.

Studio tour featuring artists and artisans from the Saint-Isidore-de-Clifton, Sawyerville, Birchton, Cookshire-Eaton, Sand Hill, and Bury region.

July 21-29, 2018 Festival des Arts Georgeville - Fitch Bay

July 14-15, 2018 Symposium de peinture de Lambton

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Lambton 418-486-7967 • galeriedartlambton.com Outdoor symposium with 30 or so well-known artists. This free event welcomes more than 500 visitors every year. A beautiful cultural outing!

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Stanstead Township (Georgeville - Fitch Bay) 819-679-1492 • festivaldesarts.net Group exhibit by 40 artists at four heritage sites, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Consult our website.

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July 27 to August 5, 2018

Granby National Bank Tennis Challenger B-2

Midsummer Music Dream/ Music School & Festival

Granby 450-777-3000 • challengerbanquenationale.com International tennis championship for ATP and WTA professional players leading up to the world rankings. July 25-29, 2018 Festival Country de Wotton

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Lambton 418-486-7037 • 1-800-363-5515 midsummermusiquebec.com Series of high-calibre classical music concerts (opera, choir, chamber, ensemble, and orchestra music) performed by professionals and their students.

Wotton 819-828-2088 • festivalcountrywotton.ca

August 2-5, 2018

Several country & western shows under a huge tent, with Country Fever and more. Free parking (no services) with purchase of a package.

Coaticook 819-849-6010 • expovalleedelacoaticook.com

July 25-29 and August 1-5, 2018 International Bromont

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Bromont 450-534-0787 • internationalbromont.org

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A family fair with rides, tractor pulls, judging, farm tours, shows, tastings of dairy and other regional products, and much more. August 3, 2018

Quebec’s largest horse jumping and hunter event. July 27-29, 2018 Couleurs Urbaines, Visual Arts Symposium, 20th edition

Coaticook Valley Fair

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Granby 450-795-3725 • mira.ca At the Granby Autodrome, a unique car race where the drivers, who are blind, have celebrity co-pilots.

Granby 450-361-6081 • couleursurbaines.org More than 50 artists on site presenting a great visual delight and available for a chat. Couleurs Urbaines— the most colourful event in Granby! July 27-29, 2018 Granby International – Antique cars

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Granby 450-777-1330 • vagi.qc.ca

Midsummer Music Dream/ Music School & Festival, Lambton

Largest antique car exhibition in Canada. Giant flea market, auction on Saturday (100 antique cars). Everyone welcome.

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August 8-12, 2018

August 9-12, 2018

Festival des Traditions du Monde de Sherbrooke

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Bedford Agricultural Fair, 195th edition

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Sherbrooke 819-821-7433 • ftms.ca

Bedford 450-248-2817 • expobedford.com

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

The oldest agricultural fair in Quebec: judging, petting zoo, demolition derby, tractor pulls, midway, shows, booths.

August 9-12, 2018

August 10-11, 2018

La Traversée Internationale du Lac Mégantic

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Mansonville (Township of Potton) 450-292-3313 • potton.ca

Lac-Mégantic 819-583-0007 • 1-800-363-5515 lacenfetemegantic.com FINA/HOSA Swimming World Cup. Performances and children’s shows, musical fireworks display, inflatable games, entertainment, and much more. Location: OTJ park. August 9-12, 2018 Correspondances d’Eastman

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Potton Multicultural Festival

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

The village’s major annual celebration! A fun day for people of all ages. Performances, artisans’ booths, BBQ, children’s games, and more. August 10-14, 2018

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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. August 15-29, 2018 Festival International de la Chanson de Granby, 50th edition

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Granby 450-375-7555 • ficg.qc.ca One of the largest Francophone song festivals. August 16-19, 2018 Cookshire Agricultural Fair Festival des Traditions du Monde de Sherbrooke

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Cookshire-Eaton 819-875-3771 • expocookshire.com One of the oldest agricultural fairs in Quebec. Judging, demonstrations, shows, various exhibitors, music, dancing, and midway.

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August 23-26, 2018 Ayer’s Cliff Fair, 173rd edition

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Ayer’s Cliff 819-838-5388 • expostanstead.com The Stanstead County Fair is one of the oldest fairs in the country. Experience the charm of this agricultural exhibition. August 24-26, 2018 Bromont en Art – Visual Arts Symposium B-2 Ayer’s Cliff Fair

August 16-19, 2018 Festival des Gourmands d’Asbestos

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Asbestos 819-879-7075 • festivaldesgourmands.qc.ca Family event featuring shows, exhibitions, various sports and cultural activities, and lots to satisfy your taste buds at the Place de la gourmandise. August 17-19, 2018 E-3

Music Festival at the Summits

Bromont 450-534-1344 • 1-800-660-3766 bromontenart.ca The Bromont en Art event showcases the works of more than 100 visual artists and sculptors. Come celebrate our 20th anniversary with us in the old village sector of Bromont. August 31 to September 3, 2018 Brome Fair

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Lac-Brome (Knowlton) 450-242-3976 • bromefair.com

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

The largest country fair in Québec, an agricultural exhibition providing fun for the whole family since 1856.

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

August 31 to September 3, 2018

August 18, 2018 Tête dans les Étoiles

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

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Danville 819-839-1210 • symposiumdedanville.com Tour of five art galleries featuring 45 professional artists, introductory workshops, theatre production, free musical performances, and more. September 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 2018

An astronomy evening for the public: star gazing from the peak of Mount Hereford (864 m). Onsite: observation with the naked eye, activities, and shuttle service.

Fête des Vendanges Magog-Orford

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

August 18-19, 2018 Foire Minéralogique d’Asbestos

Danville Arts Symposium, 20th edition

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Asbestos 819-879-5817 • cmdasbestos.ca

A celebration of local products on the shores of Lake Memphrémagog. Music, gourmet presentations, and wine-tasting workshops are on the program.

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. easterntownships.org

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September 14-16, 2018 Grande Coulée beer fest

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Orford grandecoulee.com

Rendez-vous d’Howard, Sherbrooke

September 14 to October 7, 2018

September 6-9, 2018 Richmond Agricultural Fair

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Richmond 819-826-2764 • exporichmondfair.com

Sutton Jazz

September 15-16, 2018 Comptonales

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

Families and food lovers are invited to discover local gourmet fare through the tasty treats served along a country route with eight stops.

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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. Comptonales, Compton

September 8 to October 8, 2018 Summit Days

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Lac-Mégantic 819-583-5515 • 1-800-363-5515 tourisme-megantic.com/fr/evenements/les-journeesdes-sommets Hikers and rolling hills enthusiasts are invited to celebrate the summits over five consecutive weekends. Grande Coulée beer fest, Orford

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Compton 819-835-9463 • comptonales.com

September 8 to September 30, 2018 Grape harvest on the Brome-Missisquoi Wine Route

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Sutton 450-292-3835 • suttonjazz.com Four weekends featuring 22 free outdoor and 4 indoor jazz concerts by local and international artists.

Entertainment for all ages, free midway, musical groups, tractor and truck pulls, demonstrations, animal judging, etc.

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September 15-16, 2018 Circuit Saveurs et Savoir-faire des Sources C-1

Danville 819-839-2911 • 1-888-839-2911 circuitsaveursetsavoirfaire.com A circuit of free tours of the local agribusinesses and arts and crafts studios in the Des Sources region, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Flambée des couleurs, Orford

September 15, 22, 29 and October 6, 2018 “Montagne et Musique” at Parc régional du Mont-Ham

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Ham-Sud 819-828-3608 • montham.ca Mountain and music event where climbing the mountain ends with a musical break. From midSeptember to mid-October... September 15-16, 22-23, 29-30 and October 6-7, 13-14, 2018 Flambée des couleurs

Mount SUTTON Fall Festival

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Orford 819-843-2744 • 1-800-267-2744 laflambeedescouleurs.com Fall foliage event celebrating autumn colours! The natural and unique backdrop inspires a slew of activities that combine culture and seasonal pleasures. Brome Lake Duck Festival

September 15-16. 22-23, 29-30 and October 6-7, 13-14, 2018 Mount SUTTON Fall Festival

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Sutton 450-538-2545 • 1-866-538-2545 montsutton.com

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Lac-Brome (Knowlton) 450-243-6111

Five colour-filled weekends. Activities for one and all: chairlift rides, guided hikes, activities for the whole family, and more. September 16, 2018 Annual Apple Pie 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.

Come join us for our 23rd anniversary. Celebrate our famous Brome Lake Duck in all its forms! September 22-23, 29-30 and October 6 to 8, 2018 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 Memphrémagog in a colourful and enchanting setting. Chair lift to the summit, activities, and entertainment. easterntownships.org

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Mid-October to end of November 2018 Sutton en Blues

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Sutton 450-538-5799 • 1-877-533-5799 suttonenblues.com Festival featuring a series of blues performances by the best blues bands from Quebec and across Canada, most of which have won awards. Saturday evenings at 8:30 p.m. October 13 and 14, 2018 Festilaine, Ulverton

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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. Octobre 6-7, 2018 Festilaine

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Ulverton 819-826-3157 • moulin.ca Sheep shearing, folk dancing, artisans, boutique, local products, brunch, face painting, workshops, treasure hunt, and inflatable games. October 6-8, 2018 Migratory Bird Festival

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

Discover the heritage found in the churches of the archdiocese of Sherbrooke. The seven chosen sites offer various activities. October 13-14, 2018 Foire aux Citrouilles

Pumpkin picking, pumpkin-decorating workshops under a tent, giant apple pie, pulled taffy. Visit our witch Orise and her pumpkins. November 2018 (dates to be confirmed) Dégustabière

A gourmet beer-tasting event highlighting craft beers from Quebec paired with local Eastern Townships fare.

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Sherbrooke 819-919-4665 • degustabiere.com

October 7, 2018

Gourmet festival under a marquee on the site of the Fromagerie La Station. Eight chefs prepare dishes inspired by the harvest and local products. By reservation only.

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Compton 819-835-5549 • grospierre.com

Event featuring workshops/talks, exhibitors whose works feature migratory birds, nature, and Burbank Pond.

Festin des Grâces

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Sherbrooke 819-563-9934 • diocesedesherbrooke.org

October 2018 (dates to be confirmed) Sherbrooke met la table

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Mid-November to mid-December 2018 Vallée de la Coaticook Christmas Markets

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Coaticook 819-849-6669 • 1-866-665-6669 tourismecoaticook.qc.ca Relive Christmases of yesteryear at the Christmas markets. Original gifts, carolling, crafts, home cooking, magical encounters! Weekends only.

Sutton Christmas Market

November 17, 2018 Granby’s Santa Claus Parade

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Granby 450-361-6069 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! Salon des Métiers d’Art de l’Estrie, Sherbrooke

November 24-25 and December 1-2, 2018 Sutton Christmas Market

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

November 28 to December 3, 2018 Salon des Métiers d’Art de l’Estrie

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Sherbrooke 819-823-0221 • metiersdartestrie.com/salon

Marchés de Noël de la Haute-Yamaska

The largest arts and crafts show in the region featuring professional artists. Sherbrooke Exhibition Centre. December 2018 (dates to be confirmed) Christmas at Sherbrooke’s Marché de la Gare

December 1-2, 2018 (dates to be confirmed)

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Granby 450-361-6065 • tourismegranby.com These Christmas Markets enable visitors to discover local, unique, and quality products, all in a variety of festive atmospheres throughout the region. December 1-2, 2018

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Sherbrooke 819-821-1919 • 1-800-561-8331 marchedelagare.ca

Salon de Créations du P’tit Bonheur

Christmas at Sherbrooke’s Marché de la Gare market is a not-to-be-missed holiday event in the Eastern Townships.

Event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. featuring the works of 30 artisans, prizes, musical entertainment, face painting for children, food services on site. Free admission.

Saint-Camille 819-340-1993 • ptitbonheur.org

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Late February or Early March 2019

Brome Lake Festival of Lights

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Lac-Brome (Knowlton) 450-242-6886 • tourismelacbrome.com

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

The magic of Christmas in Knowlton. Experience Midnight Madness on Saturday, December 8, with stores staying open till midnight, sleigh rides, and fireworks.

Carnival celebrating winter fun! Activities and entertainment for people of all ages. March 1-3, 2019

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Carnaval de Sherbrooke

Granby 450-375-3861 • cinlb.org

Sherbrooke 819-820-7770 • carnavaldesherbrooke.com

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.

A popular winter festival held in the enchanting Parc Jacques-Cartier and at the Marché de la Gare in Sherbrooke. March 2019

February 2019 Défi de la Gosford

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Dogsled racing on one of the most beautiful trails in the province! Lots of activities for the whole family.

St. Patrick is celebrated throughout the month of March! Join the party and soak up some of that traditional Irish spirit.

February 2-3 and 9-10, 2019

April 2019 (dates to be confirmed)

Fête des Neiges de Magog

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Magog 819-843-3333 • fetedesneigesdemagog.com

Sherbrooke 819-821-7433 • fcms.ca

A must-attend event for some great winter fun! Huge family celebration at Merry Point. A variety of activities for people of all ages.

Experience movie-going differently through a diversified program of some 100 films from near and far, along with memorable discussions, and activities for people of all ages.

February 8-10, 2019 Grand Prix Ski-Doo de Valcourt

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Valcourt 450-532-3443 • 1-866-532-7543 grandprixvalcourt.com Three days of intense competitions at the legendary Yvon-Duhamel track. Shows, activities, and festivities for the whole family.

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Summer theatres and concert halls

64, rue Merry Nord, Magog 819-847-0470 • vieuxclocher.com Cabaret-style concert hall (400 seats), well-known throughout Québec for its selection of artists and its warm atmosphere. Comedy, song, and variety shows. Consult our website for information about the program.

Brome-Missisquoi Théâtre Juste pour rire Bromont

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

Le Parvis

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. Théâtre Lac Brome

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9, chemin Mont Echo, Lac-Brome (Knowlton) 450-242-2270 • theatrelacbrome.ca A variety of events including music, theatre, movies, and special events. Memphrémagog Cabaret Eastman - Shows - Receptions – Corporate events

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Le Vieux Clocher de Magog

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987, rue du Conseil, Sherbrooke 819-566-6264 • salleduparvis.com Local and emerging artists. On the program: exhibitions, performances of all kinds, theatre, and talks. Québec Issime does Starmania French-language musical

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Covered theater of Place Nikitotek 45, rue des Abénaquis, Sherbrooke 1-844-888-1001 • placenikitotek.com Located at the mouth of Magog and Saint-François rivers, in the heart of downtown Sherbrooke, the covered performance venue at Place Nikitotek is the perfect place in Sherbrooke for summer shows. 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.

4, chemin George-Bonnallie, Eastman 450-297-1200 • cabareteastman.com Charming performance venue with a varied program featuring well-known artists, tribute bands, and comedians. Reception hall packages available. Contact us and we’ll take care of all of the details!

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Théâtre Granada, Salle Sylvio-Lacharité

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

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Plein’Art : Art gallery tour in Sutton

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

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LIVE ART BUSINESS

334, rue Principale Ouest, Magog 819-345-1905 • liveartbusiness.com This art gallery is an innovative business dedicated to showcasing exceptional creators. Our mission is to spark emotion and a sense of wonder, while revitalizing interest in visual arts. Schedule: Yearround, closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

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Emporium North Hatley

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. Schedule: Year-round. Recyc-Antique

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2427, chemin Principal, Suite 2, Dunham 819-861-3577 • recyc-antique.com Recyc-Antique brings to life the history of the Eastern Townships and of Canada through unique creations made with wood recovered from old barns from the region, but also from throughout Quebec and Ontario! Come see us at the shop! Schedule: April to December, closed Mondays and Tuesdays. 126 easterntownships.org

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Poterie Christine Audet

2657, rue Principale Ouest, Magog 819-868-4218 • christineraku@hotmail.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. B-3

Mansonville round barn

323, route de Mansonville, Mansonville (Township of Potton) 450-292-4403 • 1-844-467-6886 patrimoinepotton.org Designated as a historic monument, the Mansonville Round Barn, located in the heart of the village, is the pride of our heritage. The Potton Township once featured three other round barns, which have since disappeared. Schedule: May to October. C-3

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

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

The painters of happiness. Naïve and conventional art. Paintings, sculptures, ceramics, cards, books. This gallery aims to offer high-quality artwork by painters and sculptors from the local and international scene. Schedule: Year-round, closed December 25 and January 1.

An exceptional showcase of the artistic vitality of local professional artists. You’ll find authentic, original, refined works. Schedule: Year-round, closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

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3165, chemin du Parc, Orford 819-843-3981 • 1-800-567-6155 • orford.mu Orford Musique proposes an annual musical program and visual arts exhibitions all summer. A sculpture garden and pavilions with evocative architecture are featured on its enchanting site. Le Vieux Forgeron Art Gallery

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

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241, rue Dufferin, Sherbrooke 819-821-2115 • mbas.qc.ca Located in a heritage building, the fine arts museum has a varied program, from contemporary to traditional, as well as a permanent exhibition, Spaces and Landscapes. Three exhibition halls, bilingual guided tours, boutique. Schedule: Year-round. Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Science

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225, rue Frontenac, Sherbrooke 819-564-3200 • 1-877-434-3200 naturesciences.qc.ca/musee 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 on December 25 and January 1. [Ad, p. 73] easterntownships.org

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Société d’histoire de Sherbrooke

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275, rue Dufferin, Sherbrooke 819-821-5406 • histoiresherbrooke.org

Le P’tit Bonheur de Saint-Camille

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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In a slate-roofed church built in 1889, the slate interpretation centre offers a guided tour highlighting slate, two temporary exhibitions (arts and heritage), and dramatic readings. Minibus cultural tours in the land of slate. Boutique. Schedule: June 23 to Labour Day.

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1002, avenue J.-A.-Bombardier, Valcourt 450-532-2250 • centreculturelbombardier.com Created in 1972, the Yvonne L. Bombardier Cultural Centre in Valcourt features a library and an exhibition hall, providing a dynamic blend of literature, the visual arts, and performance arts. Schedule: Yearround, closed Mondays in winter. [Ad, p. 93]

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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. Haut-Saint-François Galerie d’art Cookshire-Eaton

5, rue Belmont, Richmond 819-826-3313 • centreardoise.ca

Yvonne L. Bombardier Cultural Centre

Des Sources

J D-2

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. Mégantic Galerie d’Art du Presbytère

E-1

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, and hosts exhibitions featuring the works of 30 or so local artists and artisans, as well as a symposium held in July. Schedule: June 24 to Labour Day.

Economuseum Société du réseau ÉCONOMUSÉE®

203, Grande Allée Est, Québec 418-694-4466 • economusee.com An ÉCONOMUSÉE® provides visitors with an opportunity to meet artisans in their studios or workshops, where they’ll share their passion and expertise with you. Products made onsite available for purchase.

Yvonne L. Bombardier Cultural Centre, Valcourt

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NATURE & OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES Magnificent, generous, and unique scenery

L'Estriade bike path, Granby

Canoeing and kayaking

Memphrémagog Station O’Kataventures

Brome-Missisquoi Au Diable Vert ”Station de montagne“

J B-3

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

B-3

1120, chemin Burnett, Sutton 450-538-4052 • canoecosutton.com Unaccompanied canoe, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard excursions on the Missisquoi River between Mansonville and Glen Sutton. Safe excursions of 10 or 15 km that landscape lovers will enjoy.

B-3

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

C-2

Sherbrooke 819-566-8882 • destinationsherbrooke.com Outdoor enthusiasts are sure to enjoy a great canoe or kayak excursion on Sherbrooke’s Magog and Saint-François rivers. A pleasant way to be introduced to water sports and to discover the city from a unique vantage point! Val-Saint-François Parc nautique de la rivière Saint-François C-1

220, rue Principale Sud, Richmond 819-826-2414 • canotkayak.com

Station O’Kataventures, Mansonville Photo credit: Tourisme Granby

Canoeing and kayaking with a guide on the SaintFrançois River. Boat rentals, group packages, picnic area, two- to four-hour excursions (by reservation). Camping onsite, by reservation. easterntownships.org

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Cycling trails and unmarked circuits

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$ $

B-2 La Montérégiade

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B-2 La Route des Champs

$

40

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B-2 Piste du Parc national de la Yamaska $

18

3

B-2 Circuit du patrimoine de Waterloo - Sur les traces de nos fondateurs

$

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$

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$ $

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Axe Danville - Asbestos

Bike path in Bromont

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Cycling trails and unmarked circuits

3 3

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Circuits Frontières

J D-3

15, rue de l’Église (starting point behind the church: 42, rue de l’Église), East Hereford circuitsfrontieres.com A 45-km network of mountain-biking trails for cyclists of all levels, in an enchanting setting. 30 km of exciting, flowing single tracks maintained by the ADSVMQ since 2007.

Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook

Mountain biking

Brome-Missisquoi RAVITO • Bed & Bike

JL A-3

Frelighsburg 438-838-5457 • ravitobednbike.com

Brome-Missisquoi Bromont, montagne d’expériences

JL B-2

150, rue Champlain, Bromont 450-534-2200 • 1-866-276-6668 skibromont.com Bromont, montagne d’expériences is a reference in Québec in terms of mountain biking. 22 downhill trails, 5 development runs, and 10 Enduro trails are located on two slopes to provide you with 50 km of playground. [Ad, p. 44] Plein air Sutton - MTB

Cycling stay

PL B-3

671, rue Maple, Sutton 450-538-6464 • pleinairsutton.ca/p/sentiers.html New mountain biking network. 23 km of cross-country trails, ranging from family-friendly to hard, single and double lane. The reception, bike rental, and trail departure are located at Mont Sutton’s Boutique Expérience.

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.

Cycling club Brome-Missisquoi Club de Vélo de Sutton

L B-3

45, chemin de la Prairie, Sutton 514-880-7704 • clubvelosutton.com Promoting good health, socializing, and enjoying gourmet food are the goals of our outings. Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced cyclist, the Club vélo de Sutton is the place for you!

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. 84] RAVITO - Bed & Bike, Frelighsburg Photo credits: Martin Lortz; Ravito

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Velodrome cycling track centre

Cruises Memphrémagog Croisière en pirogue

Brome-Missisquoi Centre national de cyclisme de Bromont

5 C-3

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

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 on Lake Memphrémagog in a dugout canoe with our captains/guides. Durations of 30 min. (ideal for children), 60 min., or 90 min. Option of a private cruise. Bring your own snacks and drinks. Croisières l’AIR du lac

Discover Lake Memphrémagog 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

Croisière en pirogue, Magog

5 C-3

Quai MacPherson, Pointe Merry, Magog 819-345-7450 • lairdulac.com

25 C-3

Quai MacPherson, Pointe Merry, Magog 819-843-7000 • 1-888-422-8328 escapadesmemphremagog.com Experience an unforgettable trip in elegance aboard Escapades Memphrémagog’s cruise boat. You’ll cruise along in enjoyment thanks to the impressive and delicious culinary delights on the menu. [Ad, p. 62]

Fishing Escapades Memphrémagog

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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top things to do NATURE & OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

5 C-3

Parc Découverte Nature

2471, chemin Baldwin-Barnston, Coaticook 819-849-2677 • 1-888-849-2677 decouvertenature.qc.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. 84]

Boating Parc Lucien-Blanchard - Sherbrooke

Memphrémagog

JËM5 C-3

Marina Massawippi

473, rue Main, Ayer’s Cliff 819-838-4873 • info@marinamarcotte.com

Sherbrooke Parc Lucien-Blanchard - Sherbrooke Ë$ C-2

Pontoon and boat rental on Lake Massawippi. Boat launch and beach on site.

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

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

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.

Pedal boat rental for 2 to 4 people at the foot of the observation tower on Merry’s Point’s MacPherson Pier, in Magog. From morning to sunset. Rental options for 30 minutes, one hour, or more.

Marinas

Ë5 C-3

Pédalo Lac Memphrémagog

Vie de Plein air

Ë5 C-3

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

Domaine des Érables Lac Brome inc.

Vie de Plein Air is a sports equipment rental centre and an all-season outdoor activities centre. Located right next to Cherry River and the cycling trail in the heart of the beautiful city of Magog. Parc national du Mont-Orford

Brome-Missisquoi

JPËM5 C-3

M B-3

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

M A-3

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

55, chemin Langlois-Tougas, Pike-River 450-248-4318 • 1-800-248-4318 marinadaniellanglois.com

Swimmers will enjoy the two supervised beaches at Lake Stukely and Lake Fraser. Playgrounds for children accessible to visitors and beach volleyball court at Lake Fraser. [Ad, back cover]

Boat dealer selling Princecraft fishing, pontoon, and deck boats. Sale and repair of motors: Mercury, Mercruiser. Storage also available. Open 6 days a week. Closed on Mondays.

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Beaches Brome-Missisquoi Municipal beach (Lake Bromont)

m$ B-2

Bromont

$ B-3

Centre de la nature beach Douglass Municipal beach, Lac-Brome

Cowansville

Jm5 B-3

Douglass Municipal beach

Lac-Brome (Knowlton) Mégantic

M E-2

Marina de Lac-Mégantic

Granby

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

Camping L'EstriVal Granby

Approximately 100 seasonal spaces.

Parc national de la Yamaska

Parc du Grand lac Saint-François

JM E-1

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

3JPm5 B-2

Roxton Pond

JP5 A-2

Camping St-Alphonse beach

Saint-Alphonse-de-Granby Municipal beach (Lake Waterloo)

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

J5 B-2

Granby

JM E-1

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

$ B-2

Waterloo Memphrémagog

Jm5 C-3

Ayer's Cliff beach

Ayer’s Cliff

5 C-3

Baie-de-Magog beach

Private marina that can accommodate 12 boats from early May to late September.

Magog

5 C-3

Plage des Cantons beach

Magog

Sailing

Mansonville (Township of Potton) North Hatley public beach

m5 C-3

North Hatley

Memphrémagog Club de voile Memphrémagog

m$ B-3

Vale Perkins beach

C-3

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

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Weir Memorial Park beach

$ C-3

Ogden Lake Fraser beach at the Parc national du Mont-Orford

3Jm5 C-2

Orford Lake Stukely beach at the Parc national du Mont-Orford)

3JmP5 C-2

Orford

Photo credit: Mathieu Dupuis


top things to do NATURE & OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

$ C-2

Mountain climbing

$ C-2

Brome-Missisquoi

Sherbrooke Municipal beach park (Deauville region)

Sherbrooke Lucien-Blanchard beach

Sherbrooke

Centre d’escalade Backbone

Coaticook River Valley Lake Lyster beach

Jm$ C-3

Coaticook

m$ D-3

Lake Wallace beach

Saint-Herménégilde

J B-2

100, rue du Rubis, Bromont 514-271-8901 • backboneboulder.com The Backbone bouldering centre offers 4,800 sq. ft. of training space and games for everyone. It features an espresso and smoothie bar, as well as a deck with an obstacle course, slacklines, and much more. Schedule: Year-round, closed Tuesdays.

Val-Saint-François

5 C-2

Camping Plage McKenzie beach

Racine

J5 C-2

Camping des Baies

Windsor

Karting Granby Karting St-Alphonse

Des Sources

$ C-1

Public swimming area

Asbestos Haut-Saint-François

m5 D-2

Pierre-E. Perreault beach

Dudswell (Marbleton) Mégantic

5 A-2

140, rue des Érables, Saint-Alphonse-de-Granby 450-360-0055 • 1-866-625-5278 kartingstalphonse.com Built on hilly terrain, the track has incredible climbs and descents interspersed with bends and hairpin turns. Guaranteed to get your adrenalin pumping all along our 900-m lit track. Families and groups of colleagues or friends are welcome. Schedule: Consult the Web site.

5 E-2

Lac Aux Araignées beach

Frontenac Camping Rustique Therrien beach

5 E-1

Lac-Drolet Station touristique Baie-des-Sables beach

JP5 E-2

Lac-Mégantic O.T.J. Park beach

P$ E-2

Lac-Mégantic Grand Lake Saint-François park beach

Jm$ E-1

Plage du Parc national du Mont-Orford

Lambton Camping Les Berges du Lac beach

J5 E-1

Stratford Photo credit: Mathieu Dupuis

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Golf

Granby Club de golf Les Cèdres

Brome-Missisquoi Club de golf Le Parcours du Vieux Village

B-2

50, rue Bourgmestre, Bromont 450-534-1166 • 1-888-793-3392 golfduvieuxvillage.ca Total number of holes: 18 Normal: 72 Length (yards): 6 528 Services : ö¶ Golf Château-Bromont

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¶ Memphrémagog

B-2

95, rue de Montmorency, Bromont 450-534-1199 • 1-888-276-6668 chateaubromont.com

Club de golf de Venise

Total number of holes: 18 Normal: 72 Length (yards): 6 600 Services : Jö¶

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

Le Royal Bromont

B-2

Golf Owl’s Head

B-3

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

Total number of holes: 18 Normal: 72 Services : Jö¶ Length (yards): 7 036 B-3

Total number of holes: 18 Normal: 72 Length (yards): 6 701 Services : Jö¶

511, chemin Bondville, Lac-Brome (Knowlton) 450-242-1595 • 1-800-468-1595 golf-inverness.com Total number of holes: 18 Normal: 71 Length (yards): 6 326 Services : ö¶ Les Rochers Bleus - Golf & Auberge

C-3

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

400, chemin Compton, Bromont 450-534-4653 • 1-888-281-0017 royalbromont.com

Club de Golf Inverness

B-2

669, rue Coupland, Granby 450-372-0167 • golflescedres.com

B-3

550, route 139 Nord, Sutton 450-538-2324 • 1-800-361-2468 lesrochersbleus.ca Total number of holes: 18 Normal: 72 Length (yards): 6 325 Services : J ö¶

Le Royal Bromont

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Club de Golf du Mont-Orford

Club de Golf du Mont-Orford

Club de golf Lac-Mégantic

C-3

3074, chemin du Parc, Orford 819-843-5688 • 1-866-673-6731 • orford.com

Club de golf Lac-Mégantic

E-2

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

Total number of holes: 18 Normal: 72 Length (yards): 6 100 Services : Jö¶ Golf Manoir des Sables

Mégantic

C-3

90, avenue des Jardins, Orford 819-847-4299 • 1-877-845-5344 golfvillegia.com

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

Total number of holes: 18 Normal: 71 Length (yards): 6 352 Services : Jö¶ 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

A wise golfer will book before arriving at the site. Photo credit: Anne-Julie Hallée

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top things to do NATURE & OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Horseback riding

Aerial rope course

Brome-Missisquoi

Brome-Missisquoi

Centre équestre de Bromont

B-2

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

B-3

VéloVolant

169, chemin Staines, Sutton • velovolant.com

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.

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. Memphrémagog

Memphrémagog Centre d’équitation Jacques Robidas

Arbre Aventure C-3

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

An aerial obstacle course in the treetops: ropes, zip lines, walkways, etc. Activities for all (ages 3 and up). Safe, picturesque environment. Schedule: Year-round.

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. Écurie Les Chevaux du Roy

J B-3

426, chemin George-Bonnallie, Eastman 450-297-2659 • 1-866-297-2659 arbreaventure.ca

Mégantic C-3

d’Arbre en Arbre Lac-Mégantic

JP E-2

4291, chemin de Brown’s Hill, Stanstead 819-876-2940 • ecurieleschevauxduroy.com

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

A family horseback riding centre offering rides in the woods on private trails, Western horseback riding lessons, and discovery days for children ages 6 and up. Schedule: Year-round.

Aerial adventure with 68 different obstacles. One course for children ages 7 and up and three courses for teenagers and adults. Schedule: May to October. [Ad, p. 106]

Mégantic Ranch Winslow

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.

d’Arbre en Arbre Lac-Mégantic

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Refuge

Cottage

Prospectors’ tents/ Rustic camp

Legend of symbols, p. 213

Ready-to-camp huttopia

Campground

National parks & recreational centres

Services and activities

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Brome-Missisquoi

5

B-3 Au Diable Vert “Station de montagne”

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

3

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Granby B-2 Parc national de la Yamaska

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

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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

[Ad, p. 73]

$

C-2 Parc du Mont-Bellevue

38h&ó ard ¶

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

5

D-1 Parc régional du Mont-Ham

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

3

5

E-2 Mount Gosford

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

3

3

[Ad, back cover] 5

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

3

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Hiking networks Trails

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

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Brome-Missisquoi B-2 City of Bromont

[Ad, p. 42]

$

Bromont 450-534-2006 • tourismebromont.com

5

B-3 Au Diable Vert “Station de montagne ”

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

5

B-3 Parc d’environnement naturel de Sutton

900, chemin Réal, Sutton 450-538-4085 • 1-800-565-8455 • parcsutton.com Granby B-2 Centre d’interprétation de la nature du lac Boivin 5 700, rue Drummond, Granby [Ad, p. 51]

450-375-3861 • cinlb.org B-2 Parc national de la Yamaska [Ad, back cover]

5

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

Trails in Bromont

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Les Sentiers de l’Estrie, Mont Chapman


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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Hiking season

5.8

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Services

Memphrémagog

$

C-3 Marais de la Rivière aux Cerises

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

[Ad, back cover] 5

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

5

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

1, rue Principale, Saint-Benoît-du-Lac 819-919-1451 • circuitdelabbaye.com

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5

C-2 Les Sentiers de l’Estrie inc.

5182, boulevard Bourque, Sherbrooke 819-864-6314 • lessentiersdelestrie.qc.ca

$

C-2 Sherbrooke - Marches urbaines

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

[Ad, p. 84]

5

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

$

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 D-3 Mount Hereford / Neil-Tillotson hiking trail

$

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

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Hiking networks Trails

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

Length (km)

Trail rating

Hiking season

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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 Forêt habitée de Dudswell

$

900, rue du Lac, Dudswell (Marbleton) 819-560-8474 • tourismeculturedudswell.com D-2 Nature Cantons-de-l’Est - Parc écoforestier de Johnville

$

261, chemin North, Cookshire-Eaton 819-566-5600 • naturecantonsdelest.ca E-2 Parc régional du Marécage-des-Scots

$

Chemin Franceville, 3 km au sud de la route 214, Hampden (Canton) 819-560-8500 • 1-888-848-3333 mrchsf.com/projets-marecage-scots.html D-1 Parc du vieux moulin

Rue Saint-Janvier, Weedon 819-560-8550 • weedon.ca

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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 Les mots d’enfants - Trail path

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 Photo credit: Huguette Caza

$

Nature Cantons-de-l’Est -Parc écoforestier de Johnville

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Parcours de Marche au Cœur de Mégantic

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top things to do HEALTH CENTRES, SPAS & RELAXATION CENTRES

Health centres, spas & relaxation centres

Spa de l’Auberge West Brome

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

Brome-Missisquoi Amerispa Château-Bromont

JP B-2

90, rue de Stanstead, Suite 101, Bromont 450-534-2717 • 1-866-263-7477 • amerispa.ca Personalized care from a team of certified massage therapists and specialized estheticians. Québec’s only oriental hammam. Thermotherapy. Auberge-Spa Le Madrigal

J B-2

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. [Ad, p. 42]

J B-3

La Brume spa

JP B-3

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

572, chemin Lakeside, Lac-Brome (Knowlton) 450-242-6891 • hotelsuiteslacbrome.com Esthetics and total relaxation. [Ad, p. 44, 149]

J A-3

455, rang de l’Église, 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, ylang and vanilla, and many others. Turkish baths, saunas, Nordic experience, Kneipp baths. [Ad, p. 149] Granby 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, specialized beauty treatments, specialized paramedical treatments, 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. Memphrémagog L’Arboressence, Spa au Ripplecove

J C-3

700, chemin Ripplecove, Ayer’s Cliff 819-838-4296 • 1-800-668-4296 ripplecove.com

Auberge-Spa Le Madrigal, Bromont

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Reflexology. Rejuvenating, moisturizing, and soothing facial treatments. Exfoliation, body wraps, and hydrating, purifying, and mineralizing body treatments. Ayurvedic massage.


top things to do HEALTH CENTRES, SPAS & RELAXATION CENTRES

Spa Nordique Villegia Manoir des Sables

J C-3

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

J B-3

Spa Bolton

883, route Missisquoi, Bolton-Est 450-292-4772 • 1-888-944-4772 • spabolton.com Unique in Québec, a thermal experience in nature. Riverside massages (in summer and winter) under outdoor tents and insulated yurts. Take a swim in the river at the foot of the waterfalls. Open year round. [Ad, p. 64, 149] SPA Eastman

Bleu Lavande

J C-3

891, chemin Narrow (route 247), Stanstead (Fitch Bay) 819-876-5851 • 1-888-876-5851 • bleulavande.com At the edge of the lavender fields, enjoy a foot and calf massage (20 min.) or a body massage (60 min.). Under a sunshade or a tent, professionals give individuals or couples massages using Bleu Lavande products. [Ad, p. 65] Sherbrooke

3JP B-3

895, chemin des Diligences, Eastman 450-297-3009 • 1-800-665-5272 spa-eastman.com 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. [Ad, p. 64, 148] Spa Nordic Station

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 Algua-Sulis

J C-2

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

[Ad, p. 148] SPA Chéribourg - Hôtel Chéribourg

J C-3

2603, chemin du Parc, Orford 819-868-0101 • 1-877-868-0101 spacheribourg.com Body and beauty treatments. Parent/child treatments. Thermotherapy, orthotherapy, biorhythm balancing, organic lifts. Sauna, outdoor and indoor whirlpool baths, and pool.

Strom spa, Sherbrooke

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A NATURE RITUAL, AN ANCESTRAL ART

PAMPER YOURSELF SPA NORDIC STATION Nestled in the heart of nature, at only 5 minutes from downtown Magog, Spa Nordic Station follows the edges of the Castle River. Its rustic architecture gives it a unique and welcoming character. Spa Nordic Station has treated itself with new amenities. Escape yourself within their steam crypt built as a stone cave, try their Russian banya, exclusive at Spa Nordic Station among all spas in Quebec, and enjoy their Californian baths, Finnish saunas, cold plunges with waterfalls, secure access to the river and relaxation areas with wood fireplace. Discover their Nordic Tradition and their massages and body treatments in order to 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 Discover a unique concept where wellness vacations rhymes with relaxation and fun! Named "Best Spa in Canada" by SpaFinder Spa Eastman offers packages with lodging, treatment packages, day packages, nutrition workshops, and fitness or weight loss programs. Thermotherapy installations (Hammam, saunas, Nordic baths, igloo shower, pools) complete a vast array of massotherapy, body and beauty treatments. Spa Eastman’s gourmet menu, offers a Tonic Cuisine, an unusual culinary experience, colorful, tasty and energizing, designed to please the most discerning palate. It is also gluten and dairy free. A true non-guilty pleasure! 895, chemin des Diligences, Eastman 450-297-3009 • 1-800-665-5272 • spa-eastman.com


NATURE EXPERIENCE JUST STEPS AWAY FROM THE CITY!

HÔTEL SUITES LAC-BROME – LA BRUME SPA La Brume spa invites you to come enjoy our warm hospitality and modern urban décor. Discover our indoor and outdoor installations, you will find a jacuzzi, spa as well as a hammam, dry sauna there including our relaxation zone where you can enjoy your tea. Take advantage of a stay to make you pampered with our variety of treatments, specific massages à la carte, wellness package, manicure, pedicure, body care and facial. Experience our prestigious and innovative range of care with Guinot Products. Your experience will end by the follow-up of your therapist in our rest room while admiring the view of Brome Lake.

572, chemin Lakeside, Lac-Brome 450-243-0404 • 1-888-922-0404 • hotelsuiteslacbrome.co

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 16 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, road Missisquoi, Bolton-Est Toll free 1-888-944-4772 • spabolton.com A WELLNESS RESORT IN AN ENCHANTING ENVIRONMENT

EURO-SPA Both well-known and admired since 1994, Euro-Spa is a reputable resort, featuring spa care as well as an enchanting site for weddings and business meetings. Euro-Spa is proud to be the only facility offering herb-based hydrotherapy baths, different saunas, Kneipp baths, and more. Choose from an array of treatments. New: indoor and outdoor mud stations; come check them out. A very popular part of cycling packages. After a day of relaxation at the spa, enjoy a delicious gourmet meal in the Bistro Missisquoi dining room, and then rest in one of our 29 quiet and comfortable rooms.

455, rang de l’Église, St-Ignace-de-Stanbridge 450-248-0666 • 1-800-416-0666 • euro-spa.com


top things to do WINTER FUN

WINTER FUN

Ski Mont Orford

Horse-drawn sleigh rides

Tube sliding Memphrémagog Haut Bois Normand

Memphrémagog Centre d’équitation Jacques Robidas

J C-3

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

B-3

426, chemin George-Bonnallie, Eastman 450-297-2659 • 1-866-297-2659 hautboisnormand.ca Four 1550-foot slopes and fast, heated lifts. After sliding, come warm up inside around a cozy fire. Feel young at heart all over again! Open on weekends and statutory holidays. Sherbrooke Base de plein air André Nadeau

C-2

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.

Centre d’équitation Jacques Robidas, Township of Hatley

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Parc du Mont-Bellevue

1440, rue Brébeuf, Sherbrooke 819-821-5872 • destinationsherbrooke.com 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%. Mégantic

Station touristique Baie-des-Sables, Lac-Mégantic

JP E-2

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

Outdoor equipment rental

Three snow tubing runs with lift.

Memphrémagog

Station touristique Baie-des-Sables

Vie de plein air

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

Snowmobiling Haut-Saint-François Paquette Moto

D-2

77, route 112 Est, Dudswell 819-887-1075 • paquettemoto.com Snowmobile rentals by day (8-h or 24-h) or week. Snowmobile trail nearby and ATV trail on site. Repair services. Boutique offering clothes suitable for whatever the season.

All-season equipment rental centre: bikes, pedal boats, kayaks, skates, kicksleds, HOK ski-snowshoes, snowshoes, fat bikes. Guided hike using various sports equipment by reservation. Schedule: midDecember to March, and mid-May to Thanksgiving.

Ice fishing Brome-Missisquoi B-3

Domaine des Érables

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

Ice fishing, Magog

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

C-3

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

Snowmobiling Photo credits: Stéphane Lemire; Yves Ouellette

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

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Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing

Parc national du Mont-Orford

Parc national de la Yamaska, Roxton Pond

Plein Air Sutton

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Brome-Missisquoi B-2 Club de golf Le Royal Bromont

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400, chemin Compton, Bromont 450-534-4653 • 1-888-281-0017 royalbromont.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 • parcsutton.com B-3 Plein Air Sutton

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429, rue Maple, Sutton 450-538-6464 • pleinairsutton.ca

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$

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

5

3321, chemin du Parc, Orford 819-843-9855 • 1-800-665-6527 sepaq.com/pq/mor [Ad, back cover] Sherbrooke C-2 Base de plein air André Nadeau

5

5302, chemin Blanchette, Sherbrooke 819-864-1907 • basepleinair.ca Coaticook River Valley C-3 Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook [Ad, p. 84]

5

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

Circuits Frontières, Mount Hereford Photo credit: Stéphane Lafrance

5

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Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook

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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 Mégantic E-2 Station touristique Baie-des-Sables 2370, chemin du Lac, Lac-Mégantic

5

819-583-3965 • baiedessables.com E-2 Parc national du Mont-Mégantic

5

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

Parc national du Mont-Mégantic, Notre-Dame-des-Bois

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top things to do WINTER FUN

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

[Ad, p. 44]

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

[Ad, p. 45]

671, rue Maple, Sutton 450-538-2545 • 1-866-538-2545 • montsutton.com Memphrémagog B-3 Ski 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

Mont SUTTON

Ski Owl’s Head

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AGRITOURISM ACTIVITIES & Regional Flavours

Orchard visit

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 Blueberry picking and stand selling blueberries, blueberry chocolates, and blueberry spreads. 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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Val-Saint-François Bleuetière Harmonie Nature

C-1

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 450-539-5933 • jardinszoneorange.com

Les Trois Acres, Dunham

Self-guided or guided tours of a sea buckthorn farm, tastings, boutique selling fresh and frozen fruit, sea buckthorn jellies, tea, sherbet, juice, soap, fruit jellies. Pick your own sea buckthorn in August and September. Schedule: July to September. Boutique: October to June, call in advance.

Locally produced beverage Brome-Missisquoi Les Trois Acres

Haut-Saint-François D-2

Ferme au Pré Bleu

A-3

1107, chemin Dymond, Dunham 450-295-2540 • 3acres.ca

409, chemin Paul, Ascot Corner 819-832-3959

Mead, honey, honey-based gourmet products. Beeswax body products. Schedule: June to Thanksgiving.

Pick your own berries. Several varieties of strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. Schedule: Late June to early August.

UNION LIBRE cidre & vin

A-3

1047, chemin Bruce (route 202), Dunham 450-295-2223 • unionlibre.com The first fire cider producer! Guided wine and cider tastings. Guided tours by reservation. Parking. Picnic area. Schedule: Year-round, closed December 25 and January 1. Domaine Pinnacle

A-3

150, chemin Richford, Frelighsburg 450-298-1226 • cidredomainepinnacle.com Ice ciders, apple ciders and products, locally grown products. Boutique with welcome and interpretation centre. Panoramic view. Tastings onsite. Schedule: April to December.

Au Paradis des Fruits, Dunham

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Granby B-2

Absintherie des Cantons inc.

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, one week prior. B-2

École du 3e rang, vignoble et cidrerie

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

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5, route 137, Sainte-Cécile-de-Milton 450-777-2442 • cidreriemilton.com Sparkling and semi-sparkling ciders, aged ciders, still ciders, ice ciders, mistelle, apple must —all of which have won multiple awards. Schedule: March to December. Coaticook River Valley Domaine Ives Hill

J C-3

12, chemin Boyce, Compton 819-837-0301 • domaineiveshill.com

Locally grown (terroir) shops Memphrémagog Béret Rouge C-3

The estate grows and processes black currants. Black currant products and berry-based alcoholic beverages. Agritourism site. Guided tour and tasting activity to discover black currants (À la découverte du cassis). Schedule: May to October. Weekends in December.

2621, chemin Fitch Bay, Township of Stanstead (Georgeville - Fitch Bay) 819-267-8770 • beret.rouge2621@gmail.com Farm products and take-away meals. Schedule: Year-round, closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Mégantic

Mégantic L’érable à son Meilleur

Milton Cidery, Sainte-Cécile-de-Milton

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.

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Ferme du ruisseau d’Or

F-1

830, 7e Rang, Saint-Ludger 819-548-5289 • ruisseaudor.com Varied maple products, gift packages, and more! Free tastings. Save up to 25% directly at our farm shop. Everyone is welcome! Schedule: March to December, closed Mondays and Tuesdays.


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Sugar shacks

Memphrémagog Haut Bois Normand

Brome-Missisquoi Cabane à sucre du Pic Bois

A-3

1468, chemin Gaspé, Brigham 450-263-6060 • cabanedupicbois.com Traditional maple syrup operation. Hot sugar on snow. Sugar shack meals year round. Walking trail. Maple vinegar. Gift packages. Schedule: March and April. Érablière Hilltop

A-3

4329, chemin Symington Road, Dunham 450-295-2270 • erablierehilltop.com Traditional sugar-shack meals featuring local Québec pork and other products from the region. Schedule: Year-round, by reservation. Le Vignoble du Ruisseau

A-3

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

L’érable au fil du temps

Sugar shack meals, mechoui (spit-roasted barbecue), maple products, snow tubing with heated lift. Schedule: Mid-February to late April, by reservation. Érablière Chic Rustique

A-3

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

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.

B-3

426, chemin George-Bonnallie, Eastman 450-297-2659 • 1-866-297-2659 hautboisnormand.ca

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 on Mondays and Tuesdays.

784, 1er Rang Sud, Saint-Ignace-de-Stanbridge 450-248-9059 • erableaufildutemps.ca Guided tour and sweet treat experience. Boutique featuring maple products. Schedule: December to April. May to November by reservation. Granby Érablière La Grillade

A-2

106, rue des Érables, Saint-Alphonse-de-Granby 450-375-5959 • grillade.ca Catering service. Schedule: Year-round, by reservation.

Cabane à sucre du Pic Bois, Brigham

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Chocolatiers, pastry shops and bakers

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

Brome-Missisquoi

JP B-2

Musée du chocolat

679, rue Shefford, Bromont 450-534-3893 • museeduchocolatdebromont.ca Visit this chocolate museum. Chocolate maker. Restaurant. Delicatessen. Schedule: Year-round. [Ad, p. 44] Boulangerie artisanale La mie bretonne

B-3

Aux Avelines

J B-3

511, rue du Sud, Cowansville 450-955-1500 • lamiebretonne.com Bread, pastries, espresso, sandwiches, salads, pizza, and artisanal Québec cheeses. Many gourmet products from France and Québec. Schedule: Year-round, closed Mondays.

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 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.

Breeding farms Brome-Missisquoi

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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 located in Frelighsburg, a wonderful village recognized as one of "Québec’s most beautiful villages." Schedule: Year-round. Chocolats Vanden Eynden, Magog

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Canards du Lac Brome ltée

B-3

40, chemin du Centre, Lac-Brome (Knowlton) 450-242-3825 • canardsdulacbrome.com 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 inc.

B-3

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

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”

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. Granby École du 3e rang, vignoble et cidrerie

Au Diable Vert “Station de montage”, Sutton

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.

Ferme du Centre d’initiative en agriculture

C-3

125, rue Morgan, Coaticook 819-849-4802 • ciarc.ca Located 2 minutes from downtown Coaticook. Our guided tours include the patrimonial farm, the historic personality Lauréat Lavoie, a mini-farm, and an educative garden. Schedule: June to August. During storms or heavy rain, visits will be cancelled. 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 donkey farm, observation and contact with donkeys in their living environment. Interpretation route, activities for children. Picnic tables, scenic view, and boutique featuring donkey milk products. Schedule: June 23 to September 16. Des Sources Ferme lait sangliers des bois

D-1

144, rang 2, Saint-Camille 819-828-2886 fermelaitsangliersdesbois.com Tour of the wild boar farm, picnic tables, swine interpretation centre, boutique selling boar products (meat, deli meats, homemade products, and bars of old-fashioned laundry soap). Bring your cooler. Schedule: June to December, open Fridays and Saturdays. January to May by reservation.

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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 and learn more about milk processing. Tastings of milk, chocolate milk and other dairy products. Schedule: Year-round. Winter: Saturdays only. Fromagerie La Station, Compton

Fromagerie Saint-Benoit-du-Lac

P C-3

1, rue Principale, Saint-Benoît-du-Lac 819-843-4080 • abbaye.ca Cheese maker selling fine cheeses (gruyère, blue, Fontina, cheese curds, goat cheese). The Abbey’s fondue cheese is also sold in the store. Schedule: Year-round. Coaticook River Valley Laiterie de Coaticook Ltée Laiterie de Coaticook

Artisanal cheese makers and dairy producers Fromagerie Missiska

A-3

100, rue Wheeler, Bedford 579-433-8585 • missiska.com Pure, authentic, and delicious cheeses made from Missiska farm’s one-of-a-kind Jersey cow milk. A mustvisit agritourism destination featuring interpretation, shop tours, tastings, and local products. Schedule: Year-round, closed Mondays and two weeks in January. Fromagerie des Cantons

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. [Ad, p. 85] C-3

Fromagerie La Station

Brome-Missisquoi

A-3

441, boulevard de Normandie Nord, Farnham 450-293-2498 • fromageriedescantons.com Cheese maker selling soft to semi-firm and firm cheeses made from raw and thermized milk. Schedule: Year-round. 162 easterntownships.org

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1000, rue Child, Coaticook 819-849-2272 • 1-800-846-7224 laiteriedecoaticook.com

440, chemin Hatley, Compton 819-835-5301 fromagerielastation.com Farm cheese made from raw and thermized organic milk: Alfred Le Fermier firm cheese, Comtomme semi-firm cheese, Chemin Hatley firm cheese. Plain or pepper Raclette de Compton cheese. Fondue cheese for two people. Schedule: Year-round. Haut-Saint-François D-2

Fromagerie DuMatin

4676, route 112, Ascot Corner 819-820-0220 • fromageriedumatin.com Cheese maker offering tours of the production facilities. Restaurant and sales counter onsite. Schedule: Year-round. Photo credit: Sébastien Larose


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Mégantic Bar Laitier Bizz Glace

J E-1

251, rue Principale, Lambton 418-486-7281 • facebook.com/BarLaitierBizzGlace All kinds of treats, maple and Belgian chocolates, fruit yogurt bars dipped in chocolate, selection of healthy choices, etc. A stop at the Bar laitier Bizz Glace dairy bar—A sweet seasonal indulgence! Schedule: MidMay to Labour Day.

Gardens and horticulture

Bleu Lavande, Stanstead (Fitch Bay)

Bleu Lavande

Brome-Missisquoi Joie de Lavande

B-3

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

B-3

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

C-3

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. A wide variety of herbs and medicinal and edible plants compose the site and are sold onsite. Schedule: May 19 to October 8.

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891, chemin Narrow (route 247) Stanstead (Fitch Bay) 819-876-5851 • 1-888-876-5851 • bleulavande.com Bleu Lavande invites you to discover the beauty and many benefits of lavender. Self-guided or guided tours, outdoor massages, terrace-café, picnic area, and expansive boutique. Schedule: May 12 to December 30. [Ad, p. 65] Val-Saint-François Plantations Stéphan Perreault

C-2

331, route 143 Nord, Val-Joli 819-845-1160 • plantationsperreault.com Fruit, corn, and other vegetable stand. Pick your own pumpkins and squash. Educational guided tours for groups. Cut your own Christmas tree. Garden centre. Maze. Pick your own strawberries. Schedule: June 20 to December 24. Haut-Saint-François Les Jardins Vivaces de Fernand

D-2

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.

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Public and farmers markets Brome-Missisquoi Marché public de la Station Gourmande de Farnham

A-3

313, rue de l’Hôtel-de-Ville, Farnham 450-293-3178 • 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. Marché de la ferme Beaulieu, Waterville

Memphrémagog Le Potager d’Émylou

C-3

105, Haskell Hill, Township of Hatley 819-562-4205 • potageremylou.net Grower of organic fruits and vegetables certified by Ecocert Canada, organic produce basket distributor, market, sale of organic products. Schedule: Year-round. Mansonville public market

B-3

323, rue Principale, Mansonville (Township of Potton) 450-292-0732 • abbondanzafarm@gmail.com The market offers fresh, locally and sustainably grown produce as well as handicrafts, a café, special events, and music all in a charming, family-friendly setting worth discovering. Schedule: Mid-May to Thanksgiving.

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Citrouilles et Tournesols

1700, 13e rang, Orford 819-769-3226 • citrouillesettournesols.com Tasting tours, sunflower and pumpkin fields, boutique featuring local products, petting zoo, play area, group reservations, business meetings, bistro pub, microbrewery, sugar shack. Schedule: August to October. Coaticook River Valley Marché de soir de Compton

P C-3

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: End of June to October, Thursday nights. Marché de la ferme Beaulieu

C-3

3700, route 147, Waterville 819-562-6477 • fermebeaulieu.com 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. Marché public de la Station Gourmande de Farnham

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Honey producers Orchards Brome-Missisquoi Les Trois Acres

Brome-Missisquoi A-3

A-3

Au Paradis des Fruits Dunham

1107, rue Dymond, Dunham 450-295-2540 • 3acres.ca

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

Come taste our delicious raw honey, mead, and other gourmet honey-based products. A wide range of beeswax body products and candles. You’ll find our small, picturesque boutique charming. Schedule: June to Thanksgiving.

Pick your own or buy freshly picked strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, black currants, red currants, gooseberries, cherries, blackberries, apples (23 varieties), pears, plums. Apple juice and other products. Honey from our beehives. Schedule: Mid-June to November. Boutique Year-round.

Memphrémagog Ferme Api M.D.

Domaine de Dunham B-3

390, route de Mansonville (route 243), Mansonville (Township of Potton) 450-292-0037 • api-md@hotmail.com Come get your honey and blueberries at the farm! Artisan offering raw unpasteurized honey. Its generous honey reflects this mountainous region’s diverse and abundant flora. Blueberries available from mid-July to mid-August. Schedule: Year-round. Coaticook River Valley Miel pur Délice

C-3

815, route 141, Coaticook 819-849-9994 • mielpurdelice.com From the honey gathered by hand, we produce more than one dozen handmade products. Tasting at our boutique. Guided tours, interpretation, and beekeeping for a day by reservation. Schedule: Yearround, closed Mondays to Thursdays during winter season.

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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. A-3

Au Coeur de la Pomme

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.

Val-Saint-François Miellerie Lune de Miel

3 D-2

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. Visit 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. [Ad, p. 74]

Au Coeur de la Pomme, Frelighsburg

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Memphrémagog C-3

Verger familial C.R.

60, chemin Fitch Bay, Magog 819-868-0600 • vergerfamilialcr.com Apples, apple products such as the famous apple ice cream, apple juice, apple picking, and tasting. Packages available (for groups). Educational activities on weekends (in September). Cash only. Schedule: Early August to late October.

P C-3

Verger de l’Abbaye de Saint-Benoît-du-Lac

École du 3e rang, vignoble et cidrerie, Saint-Joachim-de-Shefford

Granby Verger Champêtre

3J B-2

2300, rue Cowie, Granby 450-379-5155 • vergerchampetre.com

Pick your own apples on weekends. Check out the orchard’s stand: different varieties of apples, jelly, applesauce, and apple butter. Groups, by reservation. Schedule: September to Thanksgiving. Coaticook River Valley

30 acres of fruit trees, a 2.5-km interpretation trail, a farm with 120 animals that you can feed, a garden with 1,001 vegetables, an interpretation centre, play structures for children, picnic areas, boutique, and lodging at the farm. Schedule: June 1 to December 31. B-2

École du 3e rang, vignoble et cidrerie

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

C-3

Cidrerie Verger Ferland

380, chemin de la Station, Compton 819-835-5762 • vergerferland.com 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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Verger Le Gros Pierre

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

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

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6335, route Louis-S.-St-Laurent, Compton 819-835-5549 • grospierre.com Pick your own apples and pumpkins. 20 varieties of apples, new Québec varieties, pies baked onsite, juice press. Playground and picnic area. Snack bar on our heated terrace. Schedule: Late June to late December.

5, route 137, Sainte-Cécile-de-Milton 450-777-2442 • cidreriemilton.com Artisanal cidery, ice cider, tastings. Bistro, daily menu, breakfast, stuffed sandwiches. Boutique, local products (jellies, pies, meat pies, and more). Pick your own produce. Tractor rides in season. Schedule: March to December. Cidrerie Verger Ferland, Compton

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Le Château de cartes, vignoble et cidrerie

JV A-3

1285, rue Bruce, Dunham 450-295-2359 • chateaudecartes.com

Vignoble de la Bauge, Brigham

Vineyards

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 450-538-250 • levignobleduruisseau.com

Brome-Missisquoi

JV A-3

Vignoble Bromont

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.

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: Year-round, closed December 25 and January 1st.

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Vignoble de la Bauge

155, rue des Érables, Brigham 450-266-2149 • labauge.com Vineyard and farm featuring boar, deer, and other exotic animals. Tastings pairing foods and wines. Tour of the animal park and vineyard. Old restored barn for receptions and weddings. Schedule: May to October.

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Vignoble La Mission

1044, boul. Pierre-Laporte (route 241), Brigham 450-263-1524 vignoble-la-mission.business.site

Château de cartes, vignoble et cidrerie, Dunham

Guided tours and tastings with winemakers. Wine, cheese, and terrine tastings, by reservation. Port-style and late-harvest wines. Schedule: Year-round. Vignoble La Grenouille

JPV B-3

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

Le Vignoble du Ruisseau, Dunham

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UNION LIBRE cidre & vin

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1047, rue Bruce (route 202), Dunham 450-295-2223 • unionlibre.com Tastings and guided tour on growing grapes in a cold climate. Cider tastings, including FIRE CIDER. Schedule: Year-round, closed December 25 and January 1. Val Caudalies - vignoble et cidrerie

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4921, rue Principale, Dunham 450-295-2333 • valcaudalies.com Tours, guided tastings, wines and ciders, personalized packages, hiking, apple and table grape picking, panoramic view, picnic area, large covered terrace for hosting 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

Vignoble Gagliano inc.

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

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

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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. Vignoble Les Trois Clochers

V A-3

341, rue Bruce (route 202), Dunham 450-295-2034 • 3clochers.com

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 Domaine Côtes d’Ardoise

Vignoble Clos Ste-Croix, Dunham

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

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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: Yearround. November to June, weekends only. Les Pervenches

V A-3

150, rue Boulais, Farnham 450-293-8311 • lespervenches.com Three-hectare family estate, certified organic and biodynamic. Major Chardonnay producer. Regional wines, fermentations without foreign yeast. Explore the site by taking the audio tour. Schedule: June 24 to October 15.


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Clos Saragnat

100, chemin Richford, Frelighsburg 450-298-1444 • saragnat.com Québec Vrai certified organic ecosystem. Ice wine, straw wine, farmhouse cider (sparkling), bitter apéritifs, and ice cider. Schedule: May 5 to October 27.

JV B-3

Léon Courville vigneron

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

Domaine du Ridge, Saint-Armand

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.

JV A-3

Domaine du Ridge

205, chemin Ridge, Saint-Armand 450-248-3987 • domaineduridge.com

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158, chemin Ridge, Stanbridge East 450-248-0597 • vignoblelardennais.ca Surrounded by rich agricultural land, this family vineyard extends over a hill. We cultivate a dozen grape varieties. Tastings, covered terrace, picnic tables with view on the vineyards and period barn. Schedule: Mid-May to late October.

JV B-3

2565, chemin Scenic, Sutton 450-538-0303 • vindeglace.com A great place for private and corporate events, celebrations, weddings, and outings. Schedule: June to October. November to May by reservation. Vignoble Domaine Bresee

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 Domaine de l’Ardennais

Vignoble Chapelle Ste Agnès

JV B-3

303, chemin Draper Hill, Sutton 450-538-3303 vignobledomainebresee.com A picturesque family farm with views of the Sutton Mountain Range. Tastings, boutique, picnic area. Schedule: Year-round. Granby École du 3e rang, vignoble et cidrerie

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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

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. Les Pervenches, Farnham Photo credit: Martin Morissette

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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 Memphrémagog. An ideal microclimate for growing 10,000 vines. Two tour options are offered. Schedule: May to October. Sherbrooke La Halte des Pèlerins

3J C-2

693, chemin du Sanctuaire, Sherbrooke 819-563-5115 • haltedespelerins.com La Halte des Pèlerins, Sherbrooke

Memphrémagog Le Domaine Bergeville

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1030, chemin Sherbrooke, Township of Hatley 819-842-1026 • domainebergeville.ca

Val-Saint-François

A stop on the Route des vins de l’Estrie wine route and certified organic, this is the only winery in Québec dedicated exclusively to producing sparkling wine using the traditional method. Come try our sparkling RED wine! Schedule: Late June to mid-October. Offseason, by reservation. Vignoble Chemin de la Rivière

A stop on the Route des vins de l’Estrie wine route. Rural or urban? Accessible! Visit the Halte des Pèlerins vineyard for an unparalleled savoury experience at a unique site only five minutes from downtown Sherbrooke. Schedule: May 1 to October 15.

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Les Vallons de Wadleigh

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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 products for sale, light meals, catering service for groups, 5-km hiking trail. Schedule: May to October.

1087, chemin de la Rivière, Magog 819-847-1485 vignoblechdelariviere.com Family-run vineyard, located near the Magog River. Red, white, rosé, and ice wines, and fortified wine aged in oak barrels. Schedule: May to December. January to April, by reservation. Vignoble Le Cep d’Argent

Les Vallons de Wadleigh, Ulverton

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1257, chemin de la Rivière, Magog 819-864-4441 • 1-877-864-4441 cepdargent.com

La Route des Vins de l’Estrie

A stop on the Route des vins de l’Estrie wine route. 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.

Exceptional hospitality and guaranteed enjoyment on the Route des vins de l’Estrie wine route. An excursion where stunning landscapes guide you into the world of each of our passionate winemakers, who are eager to introduce you to our region’s signature food and drink products. Cheers!

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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 • museeduchocolatdebromont.ca $-$$ 1,2 J P t 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). [Ad, p. 44]

Café Rouge A-3

Le Cellier du Roi par Jérôme Ferrer B-2

32, rue Principale, Bedford 450-248-0007 • caferouge.ca $-$$ 1,2,3 J t

400, chemin Compton, Bromont 450-534-4653 • 1-888-281-0017 • cellierduroi.com $$-$$$$ 1,2,3 J†t

Full, made-to-order breakfasts served daily. Lunch: paninis, salads. For dinner, Canadian and Latin dishes. Bakery. Coffee roasted onsite. Homemade goods baked onsite.

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 sunroom.

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, BBQ on Friday nights year-round. Wide selection of rums and beers.

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[Ad, p. 42] 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. [Ad, p. 42]


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Restaurant Le Madrigal B-2

46, boul. de Bromont, Bromont 450-534-3588 • 1-877-534-3588 lemadrigal.ca $$-$$$ 1,3 J†t 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. Restaurant Les Quatre Canards B-2

Bistro West Brome, Lac-Brome

90, rue Stanstead, Bromont 450-534-3433 • 1-800-304-3433 chateaubromont.com $$-$$$ 1,2,3 2 J P † t

Le Canard Gourmand A-3

Classic cuisine with regional flavours, hearty breakfast, and Sunday brunch. Wine cellar presenting over 350 selections.

Local products and friendly service. Flank steak, fresh pasta, duck leg confit, beef tartare, and crème brûlée. Table d’hôte starting at $28. À la carte menu available. Sommelier onsite.

Boulangerie artisanale La Mie Bretonne B-3

511, rue du Sud, Cowansville 450-955-1500 • lamiebretonne.com $ 1,2 J Sandwiches, salads, soups, pizza, pastries, coffee, and other treats. Brasserie Dunham Table Fermière A-3

3809, rue Principale, Dunham 450-295-1500 • brasseriedunham.com $-$$$ 2,3 J P † t Creative, gourmet market cuisine. Our menu changes with the season, reflecting what’s available from local farmer. Diablement Bon! A-3

405, rue Meigs, Farnham 450-337-6669 • diablementbon.ca

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Chalkboard menu featuring local products. Classic beef tartar, European hot dogs, sausages, smoked salmon rice salad. Breakfast with local bakery bread and homemade jam.

188, rue Principale Est, Farnham 450-337-1229 • lecanardgourmand.com $$-$$$ 1,3 J†

Les Sucreries de l’érable A-3

16, rue Principale, Frelighsburg 450-298-5181 • lessucreriesdelerable.com $ 1,2 t 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 (Knowlton) 450-266-7552 • 1-888-902-7663 • awb.ca $$-$$$ 1,2,3 J P † 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! La Brise du Lac B-3

572, chemin Lakeside, Lac-Brome (Knowlton) 450-243-0404 • 1-888-922-0404 hotelsuiteslacbrome.com $$$ 1,2,3 J † t Refined, authentic cuisine featuring seasonal, regional products and flavours. Three to six-course meals.

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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 Relais Restaurant-Bistro B-3

286, chemin Knowlton, Lac-Brome (Knowlton) 450-242-2232 • aubergeknowlton.ca/relais $-$$$ 1,2,3 J P † 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). Star Café B-3

61, chemin Lakeside, Lac-Brome (Knowlton) 450-243-5222 • starcafe@iteract.ca $-$$ 1,2,3 J † t Sandwiches, salads, daily menu with local products. Specialty: Artisanal smoked ham and bacon. Salmon smoked on site. Onsite BBQ in the summer. Auberge des Appalaches B-3

234, rue Maple, Sutton 450-538-5799 • 1-877-533-5799 auberge-appalaches.com $-$$$ 1,3 J † t Creative cuisine with local products. Chef Christian Beaulieu concocts simple, authentic, local fare made with passion. Chef-inspired specials and à la carte menu.

Auberge Sutton Brouërie B-3

27, rue Principale Sud, Sutton 450-538-0005 • aubergesuttonbrouerie.com $-$$$ 2,3 J † t Trendy 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. Le Cafetier Sutton B-3

9, rue Principale Nord, Sutton 450-538-7333 • cafetiersutton@gmail.com $-$$ 1,2,3 J † t Coffee roasted onsite, eggs, omelettes, eggs Benedict, homemade muesli, French toast, St-Viateur bagels, pastries. Soups, sandwiches, salads, paninis, veggie burgers, bagels with smoked salmon. Beer and wine. 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 local products. Micro-roaster coffees, fine teas, pies, cakes, and other treats to enjoy at the café or to go. To drink: local wines, private import 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†

La Maison Chez-Nous, Granby

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Gourmet menu and local products. Homemade terrine, foie gras, Angus beef, game, fish, and homemade desserts. Specialty and private import wines. Dinner: by reservation.


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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. La Table à Mo, Granby

La Table à Mo B-2

118, rue Principale, Granby 450-372-0043 • latableamo.com $$-$$$$ 2,3 J†t 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

4, rue de la Gare, Granby 450-372-2200 • cafedelabrulerie.com $-$$ 1,2,3 3 J † t Bistro cuisine. Specialties: burgers, coffee roasted onsite, hearty breakfasts. Madame Hortense Café B-2

360, rue Cowie, Granby 450-375-3600 • madamehortense.ca $ 1,2,3 Jt 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 $$$-$$$$ 2,3 J†t Restaurant offering homemade dishes cooked over a wood fire. International inspiration blended with local products. The best products are used to ensure quality fare.

Milton Cidery B-2

5, route 137, Sainte-Cécile-de-Milton 450-777-2442 • cidreriemilton.com $$ 1,2 J † 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 $ 1,2 t 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! 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. Le Riverain, restaurant at the Ripplecove C-3

700, rue Ripplecove, Ayer’s Cliff 819-838-4296 • 1-800-668-4296 • ripplecove.com $$-$$$$ 1,2,3 J†t 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.

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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

Comme chez soi - Restaurant & Auberge C-3

3219, rue Principale Ouest (route 112 Ouest), Magog 819-868-2233 • 1-800-401-2444 commechezsoi.ca $$-$$$ 1,3 Já Specialties: steak and seafood, lamb, duck, and mussels.

Bistro Saint-Édouard B-3

Ferme Au pied levé C-3

359, rue Principale, Eastman 450-297-0111 • stedouard359.com $$-$$$ 3 Ját

1107, chemin Fitch Bay, Magog 819-843-6143 • aupiedleve.ca $$$ 3 J á æ

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.

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.

Café Bistro Les Trois Grâces B-3

Fondissimo C-3

338, rue Principale, Eastman 450-297-4291 • bistrolestroisgraces.com $-$$ 1,2,3 † t æ

276, rue Principale Est, Magog 819-843-8999 • fondissimo.ca $$-$$$ 3 á

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.

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.

Spa Eastman's Restaurant B-3

Guacamole y tequila C-3

895, chemin des Diligences, Eastman 450-297-3009 • 1-800-665-5272 spa-eastman.com $$-$$$ 1,2,3 3 J P †

112, rue Principale Ouest, Magog 819-868-0088 • guacamoleytequila.com $-$$ 2,3 J † t

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.

Guacamole, quesadillas, fried calamari, coconut or tequila shrimp, enchiladas, chicken mole, tortilla soup, chorizo/al pastor/carnitas tacos, fajitas, tostadas, cochinita pibil (slow-roasted pork), fish, lamb. L’étiquette bar à vin C-3

2389, rue Principale Ouest, Magog 819-769-8678 • letiquettebaravin.com $$ 3 J † t Local products presented on plates to be shared or in bite-sized portions: cheeses, rillettes, terrines, sausages, duck, beef tartare, pizza, cheese fondue, breads, and chocolates.

Café Bistro Les Trois Grâces, Eastman

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Rôtisserie St-Hubert Magog C-3

1615, chemin Rivière-aux-Cerises, Magog 819-847-3366 • st-hubert.com $-$$ 2,3 J P † t Rotisserie chicken. Ribs, steak. Dining room and takeout services. Resto-Bar Le St-Hub. Taverne 1855 C-3

428, rue Principale Ouest, Magog 819-769-1233 • taverne1855.ca $$ 2,3 † t Taverne 1855, Magog

La Shop C-3

274, rue Principale Est, Magog 819-843-2093 • lashop.co $ 1,2 J † t 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

3005, chemin Miletta, Magog 819-847-4091 • 1-888-447-4091 ranchspaghetti.com $-$$ 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. 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 $$$$ 1,2,3 J P † t 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.

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. Restaurant L’Ancrage C-3 (Hôtel et Spa Étoile-sur-le-Lac)

1150, rue Principale Ouest, Magog 819-843-6521 • 1-800-567-2727 etoilesurlelac.ca $$-$$$ 1,2,3 J † t Veal heart sweetbread. Seared tuna steak. Selection of pasta. Angus beef. Rack of lamb. Restaurant Pinocchio C-3

Restaurant L’Ancrage, Magog

469, rue Principale Ouest, Magog 819-868-8808 • restaurantpinocchio.com $$-$$$ 2,3 J†t 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. Photo credit: Mathieu Dupuis

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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 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! Le Pierre de Feu at Estrimont Suites & Spa C-3

44, avenue de l’Auberge, Orford 819-843-1616 • 1-800-567-7320 estrimont.ca/restaurants $$-$$$$ 1,2,3 3†t Coop du Grand-Bois, Saint-Étienne-de-Bolton

Saveurs et Gourmandises C-3

39, rue Main, North Hatley 819-842-3131 saveursetgourmandises@gmail.com $-$$ 1,2 † t æ Coffee, soup of the day, sandwiches, pizza, quiches, wraps, salads, and pastries. 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, mussels, and homemade fries. Table d’hôte starting at $36 and à la carte menu available. Full bar. Closed on Mondays. [Ad, p. 63] Bistro d’Orford Musique C-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.

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Savour seafood and steak cooked on a hot volcanic stone. 8-oz. beef tenderloin, giant scallops, deer, or even lobster tail. Healthy oil-free cuisine. Les Jardins at Manoir des Sables C-3

90, avenue des Jardins, Orford 819-847-4747 • 1-877-845-5344 hotelsvillegia.com $$-$$$ 1,2,3 3 J † t Bistro-style cuisine and fine dining (table d’hôte) featuring seasonal local products such as rabbit, duck, fish, lamb, and veal. Les Sommets at 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 † t æ 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.


accommodations and places to eat RESTAURANTS

Sherbrooke

Folle Théière C-2

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 J á † t æ 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 $ 1,2,3 J†tæ Breakfast: crepes, pancakes, 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. Bistro menu.

304, rue King Ouest, Sherbrooke 819-993-9304 • folletheiere.com $-$$ 1,2,3 J t æ Gluten-free and vegan dishes: soups, healthy dishes, main course salads, falafels. Breakfast: Vegan crepes, granola. Raw vegan desserts. Smoothies. Teas and tea lattes. La Table du Chef C-2

11, rue Victoria (corner of King Ouest), Sherbrooke 819-562-2258 • latableduchef.ca $$-$$$ 2,3 †t Tasty and flavourful seasonal cuisine by our chef Alain Labrie. Pan-seared foie gras cutlet, Stanstead fryer rabbit, Valrhona chocolate fondant. Table d’hôte menu. Tasting menu. O Chevreuil, Taverne Américaine C-2

62, rue Wellington Nord, Sherbrooke 819-346-4440 • ochevreuil.com $$-$$$ 2,3 JP†t 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. 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. Original specialty burgers and several other OMG signature dishes. On the menu: meat aged onsite, poutine, tartare, daily specials... Check out! Overflow Resto-Terrasse C-2

1576, rue King Ouest, Suite 100, Sherbrooke 819-791-7229 • restaurantoverflow.com $-$$ 2,3 † t Beet salad with goat cheese; beef, salmon and tuna tartare; duck poutine; fried calamari; fish & chips; scallops on corn mousseline; filet mignon; deluxe beef or pulled pork burger.

La Table du Chef, Sherbrooke

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Restaurant Auguste C-2

82, rue Wellington Nord, Sherbrooke 819-565-9559 • auguste-restaurant.com $$-$$$$ 2,3 JP†t 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.

Restaurant Le Buffet des Continents C-2

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

17, rue Peel, Sherbrooke 819-822-4177 • restaurantlore.com $-$$$$ 2,3 J†t 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.

Restaurant Da Toni C-2

15, rue Belvédère Nord, Sherbrooke 819-346-8441 • datoni.com $-$$$ 2,3 J † t Fine, modern Italian dining featuring Eastern Townships products. Comprehensive menu with constantly evolving lunch and dinner table d’hôte options. Restaurant Le Bouchon C-2

107, rue Frontenac, Sherbrooke 819-566-0876 • lebouchon.ca $$-$$$ 2,3 JP†t 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.

Restaurant Pacini C-2

2960, rue King Ouest, Sherbrooke 819-821-2654 • pacini.ca $-$$$ 1,2,3 J † t Pasta, steak, and pizza. Resto-bar Le Murville C-2

2685, rue King Ouest (Hôtel Delta by Marriott, Conference Centre), Sherbrooke 819-822-9873 • marriott.com/YSCDR $$ 1,3 3 J † Full breakfast buffet, à la carte breakfast, bistro-style 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. Dining room and takeout service. Resto-Bar Le St-Hub. Drive-through.

Restaurant Le Bouchon, Sherbrooke

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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 and table d’hôte for dinner. Veal sweetbread, duck confit, rabbit, lamb shank, seafood, local trout, and salads. Restaurant Lo Ré, Sherbrooke

Sebby's Pub & Grill C-2

83, rue Queen, Sherbrooke 819-569-9755 • sebbys.com $$ 2,3 J † t American-style steakhouse. 18 oz T Bone, BBQ Ribs, Prime Rib. Table d’hôte, Daily lunch specials. Draft beer. 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

339, rue Child, Coaticook 819-804-3030 • $ 2,3 J † 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

145, rue Michaud, Coaticook 819-849-0090 • coffret.ca $-$$$ 2,3 J † 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. Photo credit: Antoine Petrecca

Que du Bonheur C-3

6685, route Louis-S-St-Laurent, Compton 819-835-1001 • que-du-bonheur.ca $ 1,2 J t Fruit-based breakfasts, soups, salads, sandwiches, daily specials, sorbets and gelatos. Take-out, ready-toeat meals. 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 Thursday to Saturday evenings. Des Sources 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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Price range $ : under $15 $$ : $15-30 $$$ : $31-50 $$$$ : over $50 Meals 1: Breakfast 2: Lunch 3: Supper Legend of symbols, p. 213

Marché public Mante du Carré C-1

6, rue Daniel-Johnson, Danville 819-839-2843 • manteducarre.com $-$$$ 1,2,3 J á t æ

Mégantic Restaurant Côté Cour

253, rue Principale, Lambton 418 486-2323 • restaurantcotecour@gmail.com $-$$$ 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. Auberge Aux Toits Rouges E-2

Selection of paninis (wild boar, smoked lamb, veggie pâté). Lamburger, quiches, entrée salads, smoked trout. Fine pastries. Table d’hôte menu. Bring your Auberge-Restaurant La Mara, Ham-Sud own wine.

72, route Chesham, Notre-Dame-des-Bois 819-888-2999 • 1-866-559-2999 auxtoitsrouges.com $$-$$$ 1,3 J†

Auberge Restaurant La Mara D-1

A little of everything, with a focus on local products. Five-course table d’hôte menu.

127, chemin Gosford Sud, Ham-Sud 819-877-5189 • aubergelamara.com $-$$$ 1,2,3 J á † Fine 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 at D-1 P’tit Bonheur de Saint-Camille

162, rue Miquelon, Saint-Camille 819-340-1993 • cafeduflaneur.org $ 2,3 J † t Various paninis, crepes (meals and desserts), vanilla soft ice cream (summer). Pizzas prepared with local products always available. Haut-Saint-François

Haut Bois Dormant E-2

33, rue Principale Ouest, Notre-Dame-des-Bois 819-888-2854 • hautboisdormant@gmail.com $$$ 3 J á The Épicurieux invites you to enjoy a gourmet experience designed to satisfy your cravings using regional 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.

Auberge La Ruée vers Gould D-2

19, route 108, Lingwick (Township) 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. Auberge La Ruée vers Gould, Lingwick

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Microbreweries Brome-Missisquoi Brasserie Dunham

JP A-3

3809, rue Principale, Dunham 450-284-0516 • brasseriedunham.com Our bar is next to the brewery. It’s the perfect place to try our beers right at the source, attend concerts, and enjoy the sunshine on our terrace. Food served onsite. Schedule: Year-round, except the first two weeks of January. A-3

Farnham Ale & Lager pub

401, boul. de Normandie Nord, Farnham 450-293-1116 • farnham-alelager.com

Granby

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

J B-3

10, rue Principale Sud, Sutton 450-538-8338 • brasseriealabordage.com 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. Auberge Sutton Brouërie

Brasserie Vrooden, Granby

J B-3

27, rue Principale Sud, Sutton 450-538-0005 • 1-855-311-0005 aubergesuttonbrouerie.com 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.

Brasserie Vrooden

J B-2

617, rue Simonds Sud, Granby 450-956-0703 • vrooden.com 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. Microbrasserie Le Grimoire

J B-2

223, rue Principale, Granby 450-372-7079 • brasseriegrimoire.com 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

J C-3

12, rue Merry Sud, Magog 819-843-3405 microbrasserielamemphre.com 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.

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Siboire Dépôt

J C-2

80, rue du Dépôt, Sherbrooke 819-565-3636 • siboire.ca/depot 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

Microbrasserie de Coaticook

Ferme Brassicole des Cantons

C-3

1700, 13e rang, Orford 819-769-3226 • fermebrassicole.com A new microbrewery in the countryside, the Ferme Brassicole des Cantons grows high-quality products to develop exclusive beers. Tastings, hop field, beer garden, breathtaking view of Mount Orford. Schedule: Year-round. Sherbrooke Microbrasserie La Mare au diable

C-2

151, rue King Ouest, Sherbrooke 819-562-1001 • lamareaudiable.ca 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

J C-2

50, rue Wellington Nord, Sherbrooke 819-542-1311 • boquebiere.com Craft beer brewed onsite, 22 beers on draft, private imports. Bistro-style cuisine. Many cultural and musical events. Schedule: Year-round. Pub & Microbrasserie Le Lion d’Or

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. Coaticook River Valley Microbrasserie de Coaticook

J C-3

1007, rue Child, Coaticook 819-804-1234 • microbrasseriecoaticook.ca Well-balanced and tasty craft beers brewed onsite. Bottled beer sold in several points of sale. Beer in kegs available for restaurants or activities. Pub featuring bistro-style cuisine. Terrace open from May to September. Schedule: Year-round, closed Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays from October to May. Des Sources Microbrasserie Moulin 7

J C-1

294, boulevard St-Luc, Asbestos 819-716-0686 • moulin7.com 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.

C-2

2902, rue College, Sherbrooke 819-562-4589 • lionlennoxville.com Traditionally brewed house beer. Country-style meals. Products for sale on site. Tastings. Schedule: Year-round. Microbrasserie Moulin 7, Asbestos

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40, boul. Jacques-Cartier Sud, Sherbrooke 819-791-8440 • siboire.ca/jacques-cartier


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Hôtel Château-Bromont

Beatnik Hôtel

Price range $ : under $75 $$ : $75 -100  $$$ : $101-150 $$$$ : $151-200  $$$$$ : over $200 Meals 1 : Breakfast 2 : Lunch 3 : Supper Legend of symbols, p. 213

Hôtel Bromont

125, boulevard de Bromont, Bromont 450-534-3790 • 1-800-461-3790 hotelbromont.com 41 units $$$ 1 Ji

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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

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46, boulevard de Bromont, Bromont 450-534-3588 • 1-877-534-3588 lemadrigal.ca 12 units $$$ 1,3 JYpø

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90, rue de Stanstead, Bromont 450-534-3433 • 1-888-276-6668 chateaubromont.com [Ad, p. 43] 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 Auberge-Spa Le Madrigal

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279, chemin du Lac-Gale, Bromont 450-534-2212 • 1-866-934-2212 beatnikhotel.com 23 units $$$ 1 Je&ó

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111, boulevard du Carrefour, Bromont 450-534-0044 • 1-866-355-0044 lestmartinbromont.com 71 units $$$$ 1 3JYe

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Auberge “Motel” Le Pigeonnier

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572, chemin Lakeside, Lac-Brome (Knowlton) 450-243-0404 • 1-888-922-0404 hotelsuiteslacbrome.com [Ad, p. 44] 38 units $$$$$ 1,2,3 Jel&óÂ Euro-Spa Centre Santé Auberge

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455, rang de l’Église, Saint-Ignace-de-Stanbridge 450-248-0666 • 1-800-416-0666 • euro-spa.com 29 units $$$ 1,2,3 Jei&óp Auberge Schweizer

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357, chemin Schweizer, Sutton 450-538-2129 • aubergeschweizer.com 10 units $$ 1 J&Â$ Auberge Sutton Brouërie

Econolodge Granby

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Hôtel Castel & Spa Confort

Le Saint-Christophe, Hôtel Boutique et Spa

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1587, rue Principale, Granby 450-378-7947 • 1-888-311-7947 motelbonsoir.com 38 units $$ 1 JYe&óÂø

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255, rue Denison Est, Granby 450-405-4782 • 1-877-405-4782 hotelstchristophe.com 50 units $$$$ 1,3 3JPYi&pø

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264, rue Maple, Sutton 450-538-9966 • 1-888-538-9966 montagnard.ca 13 units $$$ 1 Je&Â

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901, rue Principale, Granby 450-378-9071 • 1-800-363-8953 hotelcastel.ca [Ad, p. 51] 136 units $$$ 1,2,3 3JYepø

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

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700, rue Principale, Granby 450-378-8406 • 1-800-267-8406 econolodgegranby.com 81 units $$$ 1,2,3 JeÂ$ ø

Motel Bon Soir

27, rue Principale Sud, Sutton 450-538-0005 aubergesuttonbrouerie.com 8 units $$$$ 1,2,3 J Hôtel Horizon

Granby

Hôtel Horizon, Sutton

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Motel Les Pins

1523, rue Principale, Granby 450-378-0793 • 1-855-378-0793 motellespins.com 14 units $$ JYeø

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Hôtel Le Mirador

102, rue Germain, Saint-Alphonse-de-Granby 450-375-7363 • 1-888-699-7722 hotellemirador.qc.ca 30 units $$$ 1 Jei

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Motel & Chalets Waterloo

Spa Eastman

2970, route 112, Shefford 450-539-3992 • motelwaterloo.sitew.com 14 units $ J Motel des Deux Lacs

Auberge du Mont Orford

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2909, route 112, Shefford, Waterloo 450-539-2398 • 1-866-539-2398 moteldesdeuxlacs.com 8 units $$$ JY

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Memphrémagog Auberge Ayer’s Cliff

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1087, rue Main, Ayer’s Cliff 819-838-4277 • aubergeayerscliff.ca 10 units $$ 2,3 J La Villa du Spa

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Auberge du Grand Lac

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40, rue Merry Sud, Magog 819-847-4039 • 1-800-267-4039 grandlac.com 24 units $$ 1,2,3 J&

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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

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82, rue de Hatley, Magog 819-847-2609 • 1-877-847-2606 • moteloutlet.ca 16 units $ Jø Motel de la Pente Douce

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1200, rue Principale Ouest, Magog 819-843-6521 • 1-800-567-2727 etoilesurlelac.ca 56 units $$$$ 1,2,3 JYel& [Ad, p. 63] Motel de l’Outlet

895, chemin des Diligences, Eastman 450-297-3009 • 1-800-665-5272 spa-eastman.com 43 units $$$$ 1,2,3

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3219, rue Principale Ouest, Magog 819-843-5308 • 1-800-401-2444 commechezsoi.ca 12 units $ 3 Je Hôtel et Spa Étoile-sur-le-Lac

891, route Mississquoi, Bolton-Est 450-292-4772 • 1-888-944-4772 spabolton.com/hebergement 4 units $$$ 1,2,3 ep

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3159, rue Principale Ouest, Magog 819-868-0669 • 1-866-828-0669 aubergedumontorford.com 22 units $$ 1,3 J

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3005, chemin Milletta, Magog 819-847-4091 • 1-888-447-4091 domainedespins.com 12 units $ 2,3 J easterntownships.org

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Hôtel Chéribourg

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2603, chemin du Parc, Orford 819-843-3308 • 1-877-845-5344 hotelsvillegia.com 119 units $$$$ 1,2,3 3Jei&Â$p Hôtel du Parc Orford

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1259, chemin de la Montagne, Orford 819-843-8887 • 1-800-567-3475 hotelduparcorford.ca 53 units $$ JYeÂø Manoir des Sables Hôtel & Golf

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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

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1, rue Belvédère Sud, Sherbrooke 819-575-2222 • 1-888-999-3499 grandtimeshotel.com [Ad, p. 77] 120 units $$$$ 1 2JYi&ø Hôtel Comfort Inn Sherbrooke

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4295, boulevard Bourque, Sherbrooke 819-564-4400 • sherbrookecomfortinn.com/fr-fr 58 units $$$ 1 JÂ$ ø [Ad, p. 76]

Hôtel Appartement Owl’s Head

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323, chemin du Panorama, Mansonville (Township of Potton) 450-292-3342 • 1-800-363-3342 • owlshead.com 23 units $$$ Jl&a Espace 4 Saisons

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4940, chemin du Parc, Orford 819-868-1110 • 1-877-768-1110 espace4saisons.com [Ad, p. 63] 82 units $$$ 1,2,3 3JYei&ap Estrimont Suites & Spa

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Hôtel Delta Sherbrooke by Marriott, Centre de congrès

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2685, rue King Ouest, Sherbrooke 819-822-1989 • 1-800-268-1133 marriott.com/YSCDR 178 units $$$ 1,3 3JÂ$ ø Hôtel Le Floral

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1920, 12e Avenue Nord, Sherbrooke 819-564-6812 • 1-855-564-6811 hotellefloral.com 52 units $$$ 1 2JPeø [Ad, p. 74] Hôtel Le Président

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3535, rue King Ouest, Sherbrooke 819-563-2941 • 1-800-363-2941 hotel-le-president.com [Ad, p. 75] 117 units $$$ 1 3JYiø


accommodations and places to eat ACCOMMODATIONS

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Hôtel-Motel La Marquise

1700, rue Wellington Sud, Sherbrooke 819-563-2411 • 1-800-563-2411 • lamarquise.ca 46 units $$ 1 JeÂø [Ad, p. 76]

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Hôtel-Motel La Paysanne

42, rue Queen, Sherbrooke [Ad, p. 76] 819-569-5585 • 1-855-569-5585 • paysanne.com 30 units $$ 1,3 JYeÂø

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Hôtellerie Jardins de Ville

4235, boulevard Bourque, Sherbrooke 819-566-6464 • 1-800-265-7119 jardinsdeville.com 60 units $$ 1 Jeø 6210, boulevard Bourque, Sherbrooke 819-864-4322 • moteldescedres.ca 18 units $ JeÂ

[Ad, p. 78]

43, rue Queen, Sherbrooke 819-564-9005 • motellerefuge.com 12 units $ JÂø

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Motel Le Sabre [Ad, p. 74]

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Motel Écono-Nuit

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Motel Le Refuge

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Motel des Cèdres

OTL Gouverneur Sherbrooke

520, rue du Parc-Industriel, Sherbrooke 819-846-6788 • 1-877-661-6788 motelecononuit.com 30 units $ JÂ

6478, boulevard Bourque, Sherbrooke 819-864-4231 • 1-855-864-4231 motellesabre.com 18 units $ Je

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OTL Gouverneur Sherbrooke

3131, rue King Ouest, Sherbrooke 819-780-8800 • 1-877-659-2286 otlhotelsherbrooke.ca 126 units $$ 1,2,3 3JPeøÂ$ Quality Hôtel & Suites

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4206, rue King Ouest, Sherbrooke [Ad, p. 78] 819-563-4755 • qualityinnsherbrooke.ca 43 units $$ 1,2 3JYeÂ$ ø Coaticook River Valley

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Motel L’Exquise

Espace 4 Saisons, Orford

79, route 147, Coaticook 819-849-4897 • 1-877-849-4897 motelexquise.com 14 units

$$

J

Motel La Source

1135, route 141, Coaticook 819-849-6341 • 1-855-849-6341 motellasource.com 20 units $$ J

[Ad, p. 84]

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[Ad, p. 85]

Manoir des Sables Hôtel et Golf

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Le Pavillon des Mésanges

Price range $ : under $75 $$ : $75 -100  $$$ : $101-150 $$$$ : $151-200  $$$$$ : over $200

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148, route 112 Ouest, Dudswell 819-884-1232 • 1-855-884-1232 relaisdesmesanges.com 19 units $$ 1 3Je&ó

Meals 1 : Breakfast 2 : Lunch 3 : Supper Legend of symbols, p. 213

Mégantic Auberge et Chalets sur le Lac / Restaurant Le Capitaine Provost

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2000, chemin du Motel-sur-le-Lac, Lac-Mégantic 819-583-0293 • 1-800-263-0293 aubergesurlelac.qc.ca 26 units $ 1,3 Jel [Ad, p. 111] Auberge Majella

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2781, rue de la Baie-des-Sables, Lac-Mégantic 819-583-6462 • 1-888-643-6462 aubergemajella.com 5 units $$$ 1 Jl Auberge des Vignobles, Dunham

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Restaurant Motel La Place

20, rue Saint-Jacques Sud, Coaticook 819-849-6123 • motelcoaticook.com 7 units $$ 1,2,3 J

[Ad, p. 85]

Des Sources Complexe Hôtelier Le Williams

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615, 1e Avenue, Asbestos 819-879-6400 • 1-866-879-5923 • lewilliams.ca 25 units $$$ J

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Hôtel-Motel St-Régis

1435, route 116, Danville 819-839-3398 11 units $ JY

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18, rue Principale Nord, Cookshire-Eaton (Sawyerville) 819-889-2967 • 1-800-511-2484 • hotelramana.ca 11 units $$ Je

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3423, rue Laval, Lac-Mégantic 819-583-5117 • 1-866-583-1888 hotelmotellechateau.com 16 units $$ 2,3 J Motel Le Quiet

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3284, rue Laval, Lac-Mégantic 819-583-6666 • 1-888-778-7018 motellequiet.com 47 units $$ 1,2,3 JÂø

[Ad, p. 111]

Station touristique Baie-des-Sables

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2370, chemin du Lac, Lac-Mégantic 819-583-3965 • baiedessables.com 10 units $$ 1,2,3 JPYl&óa Auberge Au Soleil Levant

Haut-Saint-François Complexe hôtelier Ramana

Hôtel Motel Le Château

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499, rue Principale, Piopolis 819-583-5697 • 1-866-583-5697 aubergeausoleillevant.com 4 units $$ 1,2,3 J& Motel Arnold

}} E-2

591, rue Saint-Augustin, Saint-Augustin-de-Woburn 819-544-2711 • hotelmotelarnold@hotmail.com 6 units $$ 1,2,3 J


accommodations and places to eat ACCOMMODATIONS

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La Source

470, route 263, Saint-Romain 418-486-2420 • complexelasource.com 10 units $$ 1,2,3 JYl

Country inns Brome-Missisquoi Auberge des Vignobles

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Auberge West Brome, Lac-Brome (Knowlton)

110, chemin du Collège, Dunham 450-295-2476 • 1-877-295-2476 aubergedesvignobles.com 8 units $$$ 1,3 J Auberge Joli Vent

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667, chemin de Bondville, Lac-Brome (Knowlton) 450-243-4272 • 1-866-525-4272 aubergejolivent.com 10 units $$$ 1,3 Je&ó Auberge Knowlton

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286, chemin de Knowlton, Lac-Brome (Knowlton) 450-242-6886 • aubergeknowlton.ca 12 units $$$ 1,2,3 JPÂ Auberge West Brome

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128, chemin de West Brome, route 139 Sud, Lac-Brome (Knowlton) 450-266-7552 • 1-888-902-7663 • awb.ca 26 units $$$$ 1,2,3 JPi&óÂp L’Oeuf

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229, chemin de Mystic, Mystic 450-248-7529 • restaurantloeuf.wixsite.com/mystic 6 units $$ 1,2,3 JY Auberge des Appalaches

234, rue Maple, Sutton 450-538-5799 • 1-877-533-5799 auberge-appalaches.com 10 units $$$ 1,3 Je&ó

Photo credit : Mathieu Dupuis

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L’Oeuf, Mystic

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Le Pleasant Hôtel & Café

1, rue Pleasant, Sutton 450-538-6188 • 1-888-538-6188 lepleasant.com 10 units $$$$ 1,2 JP Granby

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Manoir Maplewood

26, rue Clark, Waterloo 450-920-1500 • manoirmaplewood.com 10 units $$$$ 1,2,3 JeÂp Memphrémagog Le Ripplecove, Hôtel sur le lac

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700, chemin Ripplecove, Ayer’s Cliff 819-838-4296 • 1-800-668-4296 ripplecove.com 33 units $$$$ 1,2,3 Jel&óp

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11, chemin de Hatley Centre, North Hatley 819-842-2554 • 1-866-272-2554 laraveaudiere.com 7 units $$$ 1 JÂ

Meals 1 : Breakfast 2 : Lunch 3 : Supper Legend of symbols, p. 213

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Auberge Le Cœur d’Or

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La Destinée

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Auberge La Raveaudière

Price range $ : under $75 $$ : $75 -100  $$$ : $101-150 $$$$ : $151-200  $$$$$ : over $200

1495, chemin de la Rivière, Magog 819-612-5510 • ladestinee.ca 12 units $$$ 1 Jó

Manoir Hovey

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Auberge Owl’s Head

40, chemin Owl’s Head, Mansonville (Township of Potton) 450-292-3342 • 1-800-363-3342 • owlshead.com 20 units $$ 1,2,3 J&a Auberge La Chocolatière

85, rue School, North Hatley 819-842-4363 • 1-844-840-4363 aubergelecoeurdor.com 8 units $$ 1 JÂ

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312, chemin de la Rivière, North Hatley 819-842-4530 • aubergelachocolatiere.com 11 units $$$ 1,2 JY

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575, rue Hovey, North Hatley 819-842-2421 • 1-800-661-2421 • manoirhovey.com 37 units $$$$$ 1,2,3 JPQel&óp Manoir Le Tricorne

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50, chemin Gosselin, North Hatley 819-842-4522 • manoirletricorne.com 12 units $$$ 1 Je&ó La Petite Auberge de Jouvence

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131, chemin de Jouvence, Orford 450-532-3134 • 1-800-567-3134 jouvence.com [Ad, p. 64] 24 units $$$ 1,2,3 3JYl&óp Des Sources Auberge Jeffery

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91, rue Water, Danville 819-839-2711 • 1-888-302-2711 aubergejeffery.com 6 units $$ 1 J Le Ripplecove, Hôtel sur le lac, Ayer’s Cliff

Mégantic Les Victorines du Lac

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1886, route 161, Frontenac, Lac-Mégantic 819-583-6904 • 1-866-494-6904 aubergelesvictorinesdulac.com 17 units $$$ 1,3 Jl [Ad, p. 111] Auberge Aux Toits Rouges

Les Victorines du Lac, Lac-Mégantic

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72, route Chesham, Notre-Dame-des-Bois 819-888-2999 • 1-866-559-2999 aubergeauxtoitsrouges.com 11 units $$ 1,3 J

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Domaine Fonberg B&B

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295, chemin des Érables, Saint-Armand 450-248-3575 • domainefonberg.com 4 units $$ 1 J›,be&ót Domaine Tomali-Maniatyn

\\\\\ B-3

377, rue Maple, Sutton 450-538-6605 • maniatyn.com 5 units $$$$ 1 J›,ei&ó Gîte Vert le Mont B&B

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18, rue Maple, Sutton 450-538-3227 • bbsutton.com 5 units $$ 1 J,æ Les Caprices de Victoria

Au Chant de l’Onde, Frelighsburg

Bed & breakfasts Brome-Missisquoi Le Gîte Le Passe-Partout

167, boulevard Pierre-Laporte, Cowansville 450-260-1678 • passepartout.ca 4 units $$ 1 J,b Les Hydrangées

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Gîte touristique Hillhouse

Gî’TEMPS couette et café B&B

\\\\ B-3

Une Fleur au Bord de l’Eau

529, chemin de Bondville, Lac-Brome (Knowlton) 450-242-2209 • bbhillhouse.com 4 units $$$ 1 J,b Auberge La Suisse

119, route 133, Pike-River 450-244-5870 • aubergelasuisse.com 4 units $$ 1,2 J,&

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79, rue d’Ottawa, Granby 450-777-0824 • 1-844-355-5355 ecogitelamaisoncollins.ca 4 units $$ 1 J,bYø

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6, rue de l’Église, Frelighsburg 450-298-5676 • auchantdelonde.ca 3 units $$$ 1 J,&óæ

\\\\ B-2

213, rue du Nénuphar, Granby 450-360-0641 • maisonduclas.com 2 units $$ 1 J,øæ Éco Gîte La Maison Collins B&B

4395, chemin Selby, Dunham 450-295-2589 • leshydrangees.com 2 units $$$ 1 J›,el&óæ Au Chant de l’Onde

Granby À La Maison DuClas

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\\\\ B-3

63, rue Principale Nord, Sutton 450-538-1551 • 1-877-212-7970 capricesdevictoria.qc.ca 5 units $$$ 1 J›,Y

\\\\ B-2

371, rue Couture, Granby 450-531-9551 • gitemps.com 4 units $$$ 1 J,e

\\\\ B-2

90, rue Drummond, Granby 450-776-1141 • 1-888-375-1747 • unefleur.ca 5 units $$ 1 J,bYeø O’Berge du Pignon

\\\\ B-2

4805, rue Foster, Waterloo 450-539-4343 • 1-866-494-4343 obergedupignon.com 4 units $$ 1,3 J,b easterntownships.org

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895, route Missisquoi, Bolton-Est 450-292-3530 • 1-877-292-3530 irisbleu.com 3 units $$$ 1 ,& 1029, rue Principale, Eastman 450-297-3551 • gitelespeccadilles.com 4 units $$ 1 J,bl&

\\\\ C-3

224, rue Merry Nord, Magog 819-847-3074 • 1-888-833-3074 ausautdulit.com 5 units $$$ 1 J›,ø

\\\\ C-3

172, rue Merry Nord, Magog 819-868-5828 • 1-866-868-5828 auvirage.ca 5 units $$$ 1 J,be Auberge, La Belle Victorienne & Spa \\\\ C-3

\\\\ B-3

Gîte La Marmotte

\\\\ C-3

68, rue Bellevue, Magog 819-843-9000 • 1-888-843-7707 maisoncampbell.com 5 units $$$ 1 J,e&Â

Au Virage

\\\\ B-3

B&B Les Peccadilles

À La Maison Campbell

Au Saut du Lit

242, chemin du Lac-Nick, Bolton-Est 450-297-0968 • gitelaclairiere.com 2 units $$$ 1 J›,& L’Iris Bleu

\\\\ C-3

200, rue Abbott, Magog 819-847-5555 • ancestrale.com 5 units $$ 1 J,p

2125, chemin Nicholas-Austin, Austin 819-843-4281 • loreade.qc.ca 3 units $$ 1 J,&óæ Gîte La Clairière

\\\ C-3

3985, chemin Albert Mines, Township of Hatley 819-346-9305 • lecomtedelafontaine.com 4 units $$ 1 J›be À L’Ancestrale B&B

Memphrémagog L’Oréade

Lecomte de la Fontaine

466, rue Principale, Eastman 450-297-4241 • gitelamarmotte.com 5 units $$ 1 J,Y

142, rue Merry Nord, Magog 819-847-2737 • bellevictorienne.com 5 units $$ 1 J,Y Aux Jardins Champêtres

\\\\ C-3

1575, chemin des Pères, Magog 819-868-0665 • 1-877-868-0665 auxjardinschampetres.com 5 units $$$ 1,3 J,& Ferme Au pied levé

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1107, chemin de Fitch Bay, Magog 819-843-6143 • aupiedleve.ca 5 units $$$ 1,3 J,b&ó Gîte Amour et Amitié B&B

Gîte La Clairière, Bolton-Est

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30, rue de Hatley, Magog 819-868-1945 • 1-888-244-1945 bbamouretamitie.com 5 units $$ 1,3 J›,b

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accommodations and places to eat ACCOMMODATIONS

Gîte du Berger

\\\\ C-3

30, chemin des Pères, Magog 819-843-8756 • giteduberger.com 3 units $$ 1,3 J,Yeæ Gîte du Cerf Argenté

\\\\ C-3

2984, chemin de Georgeville, Magog 819-847-4264 • cerfargente.com 5 units $$$ 1 J›,e&ó Ici et Maintenant

\\\\ C-3

Gîte du Cerf Argenté, Magog

121, rue Abbott, Magog 819-847-2744 • ici-maintenant.net 3 units $$ 1 J, La Maison de Ville

\\\\ C-3

353, rue Saint-Patrice Ouest, Magog 819-868-2417 • lamaisondeville.ca 4 units $$$ 1,3 J,ø La Maison Drew B&B

\\\\ C-3

206, rue des Pins, Magog 819-843-8480 • maisondrew.com 4 units $$$ 1 J›, La Maison Verte B&B

Gîte Le Chat Botté, North Hatley

\\\ C-3

106, rue Merry Nord, Magog 819-868-6868 • gitescanada.com/1351.html 5 units $ 1 JbYæ Ô Bois Dormant

\\\\ C-3

205, rue Abbott, Magog 819-843-0450 • oboisdormant.qc.ca 4 units $$$ 1 J›,e À La Cornemuse B&B

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1044, rue Massawippi, North Hatley 819-842-1573 • cornemuse.qc.ca 5 units $$$ 1 J›,ó Gîte Le Chat Botté

340, chemin de la Rivière, North Hatley 819-842-2970 • serendipitybb.qc.ca 3 units $$$ 1 J,

Au gîte des 4 lacs

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Auberge Marquis de Montcalm

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797, rue du Général-De Montcalm, Sherbrooke 819-823-7773 • 1-866-421-7773 marquisdemontcalm.com 5 units $$$ 1 J,Yø

\\\\ C-2

3870, chemin Rhéaume, Sherbrooke 819-823-5554 • gitelantredeux.com 4 units $$$ 1 J,eæ Île de Garde

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2115, rue Godfroid-Gilbert, Sherbrooke 819-933-4468 • augitedes4lacs.com 5 units $$$ 1 J,&ó

Gîte l’Antre d’Eux

550, chemin de la Rivière, North Hatley 819-842-4626 • lechatbotte.ca 3 units $$$ 1 J›,e Serendipity B&B

Sherbrooke

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576, rue Prospect, Sherbrooke 819-346-0142 • iledegarde.com 4 units $$$ 1 J,Âø

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Gîte du Ranch St-Hubert

Price range $ : under $75 $$ : $75 -100  $$$ : $101-150 $$$$ : $151-200  $$$$$ : over $200

898, chemin Saint-Jacques, Saint-Herménégilde 819-849-0568 • ranchst-hubert.ca 5 units $$ 1 J,Q&óæ

Meals 1 : Breakfast 2 : Lunch 3 : Supper Legend of symbols, p. 213

Á D-3

La Maison Bleue du Lac Wallace

1383, route 141, Saint-Herménégilde 819-844-2467 • lamaisonbleuedulacwallace@gmail.com 4 units $$ 1 J,b Le 7e Ciel

\\\\ D-3

133, rue Principale, Saint-Malo 819-515-8550 • le7eciel.wixsite.com/bedandbreakfast 5 units $$$ 1 J,b&ó Val-Saint-François

\\\ C-1

Auberge Papillon Lune

Gîte McCallum, Danville

Coaticook River Valley La Chaumière en Pain d’Épices

\\\\ 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›bl&æ

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L’Octogone

209, rue Saint-Jacques Sud, Coaticook 819-849-1046 • octogonebnb.ca 2 units $$ 1 J›b 0 91, rue Verret, Coaticook 819-849-9478 • lanuitee.coaticook@gmail.com 3 units $$ JbY&æ

\\\\ C-3

1452, chemin Riendeau, Coaticook 819-849-7445 • gitescanada.com/gitemm 5 units $$ 1 J,æ Le Relais Amical

Le Toit d’Argent

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1000, route 222, Saint-Denis-de-Brompton 819-846-1930 • membre.oricom.ca/alain_coulombe 3 units $$ 1 3,æ Gîte de la Côte de l’Église

\\\ D-2

413, côte de l’Église, Stoke 819-543-0600 • cotedeleglise.com 3 units $ 1 Jbæ Des Sources

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La Nuitée

Le Gîte Chez Marie-Marthe

1185, chemin d’Ely, Melbourne 819-826-6222 • 1-877-610-4410 campingmelbourne.com 6 units $$$ 1,3 J›,e&ó

Gîte McCallum

Auberge Restaurant La Mara

Á C-3

257, rue Boivin, Coaticook 819-849-0008 • lerelaisamical.com 4 units $ 1 J,bøæ

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216, rue du Carmel, Danville 819-839-1118 gitemccallumdanville.wordpress.com 3 units $$$ 1 J,e 127, chemin Gosford Sud, Ham-Sud 819-877-5189 • aubergelamara.com 5 units $$$ 1,2,3 J,&ó Aux Délices des Caprices

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[Ad, p. 94]

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1608, rue Principale, Saint-Adrien 819-828-0095 • gitedelicesdescaprices.com 4 units $$ 1 J›,e


accommodations and places to eat ACCOMMODATIONS

Haut-Saint-François B & B Le Bonheur

\\\ E-2

17, rue Union, Scotstown 819-657-9917 • bblebonheur.ca 3 units $$ 1 Jb Mégantic

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L’S-en-Ciel

3544, rue Milette, Lac-Mégantic 819-583-3981 • gitescanada.com/10584.html 5 units $$$ 1 J›,bYæ Au Vaillantbourg B&B

\\\\ E-2

12, rue Principale Ouest, Notre-Dame-des-Bois 819-888-1001 • auvaillantbourg.com 5 units $$$ 1,2,3 J,bYæ Aux Berges de l’Aurore

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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

Cottages, condos, housekeeping units Brome-Missisquoi Domaine Yamaska

\\\ E-2

33, rue Principale Ouest, Notre-Dame-des-Bois 819-888-2854 • hautboisdormant.com 4 units $$ 1,3 JbY Domaine des Sommets

Domaine Yamaska, Bromont

\\\ E-1

180, rue du Couvent, Saint-Romain 819-582-0874 • cantonsdelest.com/lodging/2773/ domaine-des-sommets 3 units $$ 1 J,b&

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45, rue Soulanges, Bromont 514-248-6655 • domaineyamaska.com 10 units $$$$$ ›Yb&Âs Capacity of the largest unit: 6 Studiotel Bromont

}}} B-2

229, boulevard de Bromont, Bromont 450-534-9999 • 1-877-534-9990 studiotelbromont.com 12 units $$$ JY& Capacity of the largest unit: 4 Chalets Matterhorn

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530, rue Maple, Sutton 450-671-6374 • chaletsmatterhorn.com 12 units $$$$$ ›e& Capacity of the largest unit: 8

Au Vaillantbourg B&B, Notre-Dame-des-Bois

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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

45, chemin d’Orford-sur-le-Lac, Eastman 819-678-2688 • cottagesdulacorford.com 5 units $$$$ J›bl&óÂs Capacity of the largest unit: 12

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Domaine Eastman

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Huttopia Sutton

297, rue Maple, Sutton 450-538-3212 • 1-877-538-3212 sutton-chalets.com 40 units $$$$$ Jei&óÂ Le Montagnard, Condos & Chalets

96, chemin de Mont-Bon-Plaisir, Eastman 450-297-1271 • domaineeastman.com 1 unit $$$$$ J›eb&óÂsæ Capacity of the largest unit: 69

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Le Loft

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264, rue Maple, Sutton 450-538-9966 • 1-888-538-9966 montagnard.ca 12 units $$$$$ J›e&Â$ s Capacity of the largest unit: 36

96-A, chemin de Mont-Bon-Plaisir, Eastman 450-297-1271 • domaineeastman.com 1 unit $$$$$ J›eb&óÂsæ Capacity of the largest unit: 14 2} à 3} Á B-3

Le Vertendre

Granby

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Parc national de la Yamaska - Chalet Nature

1780, boul. David-Bouchard, Roxton Pond 450-776-7182 • 1-800-665-6527 sepaq.com/pq/yam 5 units $ P›Yl&ó Capacity of the largest unit: 4 Memphrémagog

7, chemin de la Chute, Eastman 450-297-2007 • 1-855-383-2007 • levertendre. com 17 units $$$ J›Ybl&ó Capacity of the largest unit: 14 [Ad, p. 64]

1269, route 112, Austin 819-847-0476 • 1-888-440-0476 • hebergia.ca 22 units $$$$$ J›bl&óÂ$ s Capacity of the largest unit: 20

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153, rue Martin, Eastman 819 620-7597 • chaletsetspa.ca 2 units $$$$$ J›Ye&óÂ$s Capacity of the largest unit: 8

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Centre d’équitation Jacques Robidas

32, chemin McFarland, Township of Hatley 819-563-0166 • 1-888-677-8767 equitationjacquesrobidas.com 2 units $$$$ J›Q&óÂ Capacity of the largest unit: 4 3} à 4} C-3

Club Azur 3} à 4} Á C-3

Hébergia

Chalet Lac d’Argent

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Cottages du Lac-Orford

82, rue Desjardins, apt. 128, Magog 450-632-2876 • clubazur.com 20 units $$$ J›Yeil&æ Capacity of the largest unit: 8 Chalet au Lac de l’Écluse

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9, rue de l’Arlequin, Orford 819-843-5779 • cb@entregens.com 1 unit $$$$$ J›bæ Capacity of the largest unit: 6 Chalets Chéribourg

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2600, chemin du Parc, Orford 819-843-3308 • 1-800-567-6132 • cheribourg.com 3 units $$$$$ J›eibps Capacity of the largest unit: 8 198 easterntownships.org

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Location Tourisme Estrie

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2283, chemin du Parc, Orford 819-843-9404 • 1-888-843-9404 tourisme-estrie.com 8 units $$$ J›eib& Capacity of the largest unit: 6 Parc national du Mont-Orford - Chalets Nature et EXP.

}} C-3

3321, chemin du Parc, Orford 819-843-9855 • 1-800-665-6527 sepaq.com/pq/mor [Ad, back cover] 10 units $$$ J›Ybl&ó Capacity of the largest unit: 4

Maison Léon Thomas

Sherbrooke Appart-Hôtel Urbain

}} C-2

65, rue Bruno-Dandeneault, Sherbrooke 819-678-3654 • 1-800-560-6508 apparthotelsherbrooke.com 7 units $$ Jø Capacity of the largest unit: 8 Coaticook River Valley Chalet le Tremolo

Chalet Beaudin Lac Wallace, Saint-Herménégilde

}}} C-3 La Clé des Champs

385, chemin Seguin, Lot 301, Coaticook chaletsalouer.com 1 unit $$$$$ J›l&óæ Capacity of the largest unit: 5 Loft vue sur le pont

}} C-3

Chalet Beaudin Lac Wallace

720, rue Child (via rue Frontenac), Coaticook 819-574-6127 • loftvuesurlepont@gmail.com 1 unit Jæ Maison Léon Thomas

Á C-3

89, rue Norton, Coaticook 819-849-3759 • roch_l@videotron.ca 1 unit $$ J›øæ Au Havre des bois

185, chemin Gilbert, Compton 819-570-4123 • soniagagnon@yahoo.ca 1 unit $$$ J›sæ Capacity of the largest unit: 6

Photo credit: Mathieu Dupuis

}}} D-3

1272, route 141, Saint-Herménégilde 819-238-4357 • chaletbeaudin.ca 1 unit $$$ Jlæ Capacity of the largest unit: 6 Chalet la voie lactée

}}} C-3

}} D-3

501, chemin Chamberland, Dixville 819-849-7284 • gerard.jean-marie@sympatico.ca 1 unit $$$$$ ›b&óæ Capacity of the largest unit: 8

Á D-3

50, chemin Caouette, Saint-Herménégilde 819-572-8155 • chaletlavoielactee@outlook.com 1 unit $$$ æ Capacity of the largest unit: 4 Domaine Madore

}}} D-3

134, chemin Madore, Saint-Malo 819-658-2175 • j.madore@xittel.ca 1 unit $$ bl æ Capacity of the largest unit: 6 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 Val-Saint-François

}}}} C-2

L’Ardoisière

304, rue Principale, Kingsbury 1-888-558-6789 • lardoisiere.com 1 unit $$$ ›Y& Capacity of the largest unit: 6 Maisonsetchaletsalouer.com

3} à 4} Á C-1

505, rue Collège Sud, Ulverton 819-826-2633 • 1-877-526-6879 maisonsetchaletsalouer.com 51 units $$ J›Yeibl&óÂps Capacity of the largest unit: 20 Des Sources La maison L’Âme du Sud

Á D-1

229, chemin de Saint-Camille, Ham-Sud 581-333-3425 • aubergelamara.com 1 unit $$$$$ ›bÂ&ó Capacity of the largest unit: 19

}}}} E-2

71, route 257 Nord, La Patrie 819-888-2769 • villaprevost.com 2 units $$$$$ ›æ Capacity of the largest unit: 16 Mégantic

}}} E-2

40, route de l’Église, Notre-Dame-des-Bois 819-888-2785 • lechaletdurandonneur.ca 1 unit $$$ ›&óæ Capacity of the largest unit: 4

}} D-2

540, chemin Labonté, Cookshire-Eaton 819-342-9348 • lagenereuse.com 2 units $$ ›bl&æ Capacity of the largest unit: 7 Le Relais des Mésanges

Villa Prévost

Chalet du Randonneur

Haut-Saint-François La Généreuse

Domaine des Montagnais, Val-Racine

}} D-2

148, route 112 Ouest, Dudswell 819-884-1232 • 1-855-884-1232 aurelaisdesmesanges.com 5 units $$$$ 3J›l&óÂs Capacity of the largest unit: 12

Gestion Côte de la Bouteille Inc.

Hébergement aux Cinq Sens

}}} E-2

250, rang des Grenier, Piopolis 819-583-0885 • auxcinqsens.ca 1 unit $$$ JQb&ópsò Capacity of the largest unit: 2 Camping, chalets et spas des Pignons Rouges

178, route 108, Saint-Romain 418-486-2811 • chaletpignonrouge.com 7 units $$$$$ J›bl&ós Capacity of the largest unit: 12 200 easterntownships.org

}}} E-2

789, chemin de la Rivière-Bergeron, Piopolis 514-771-3833 • scotchcap.ca 1 unit $$$$$ J›l&óÂæ Capacity of the largest unit: 12

}} E-1


accommodations and places to eat ACCOMMODATIONS

Chalets Mégantic

2} à 3} E-1

230, chemin du Lac-des-Trois-Milles Nord Sainte-Cécile-de-Whitton 819-583-7350 • chaletsmegantic.com 4 units $$$ ›bl&æ0 Capacity of the largest unit: 6

À La Maison Hatley

}} C-3

48, rue de Hatley, Magog 819-300-6111 • 1-888-995-6606 lamaisonhatley.com 4 units $$ JB› Â$

} E-1

Hébergement Parc national de Frontenac

599, chemin des Roy, Sainte-Praxède (Lambton) 418-486-2300 • sepaq.com/pq/fro 8 units $ ›b&ó [Ad, back cover] Capacity of the largest unit: 12 Domaine des Montagnais

Memphrémagog

2} à 4} E-2

203, chemin de la Fôret-Enchantée, Val-Racine 819-657-4720 • 1-877-657-4720 domainedesmontagnais.ca 14 units $$$ J›e&óÂ Capacity of the largest unit: 24

Brome-Missisquoi

Á A-3

Centre de villégiature Jouvence

}}}} C-3

131, chemin de Jouvence, Orford 450-532-3134 • 1-800-567-3134 jouvence.com 83 units 1,2,3 3JYbl&ó

Camp Musical d’Asbestos

}}} B-3

}}}} C-1

100, rue des Mésanges, Asbestos 819-879-4342 • 1-888-834-4342 campmusicalinc.com 143 units 1,2,3 Jeb&ó Mégantic Camp Claret du Lac-Elgin

7, chemin Caleb Tree, Stanbridge East 450-248-2470 • oldmill1849.com 5 units $$$ 1,2,3 JY Vignoble Chapelle Ste-Agnès

Memphrémagog

Des Sources

Other types of accommodation Le Old Mill 1849

Resorts

}}} E-1

260, chemin Claret, Stratford 819-562-1435 • 1-888-865-6683 • campclaret.qc.ca 228 units 1,2,3 Qbl&0

2565, chemin Scenic, Sutton 450-538-0303 • vindeglace.com 9 units $$$ J&ó› Granby Hébergement à la ferme d’la mère Poule - Verger Champêtre

}}} B-2

2300, rue Cowie, Granby 450-379-5155 • vergerchampetre.com 3 units $$$ 1,2 JY&ó

Hébergement à la ferme d’la mère Poule - Verger Champêtre, Granby

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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

Campgrounds Brome-Missisquoi Camping KOA Granby/Bromont

Camping Vacances Bromont

Auberge jeunesse Magog-Orford

Youth hostels Memphrémagog Auberge jeunesse Magog-Orford

}}}} C-3

111, rue Merry Nord, Magog 819-843-1544 • 1-866-303-1544 aubergemagogorford.com 31 units $ 1 JcßLø

Camping Domaine Tournesol

}}}} B-3

327, chemin Brosseau, Cowansville 450-263-9515 campingquebec.com/domainetournesol 237 sites / 7 ready-to-camp ½50 % $31-45 JbvÂeiv

}}}} A-3

174, route 237 Sud, Frelighsburg 450-298-5259 • 1-877-298-5259 campingecologique.com 110 sites ½70 % $30-40 b&eiu Camping La Forêt de Freli

Sherbrooke

}}}} C-2

2600, rue College, Sherbrooke 819-822-9651 • 1-866-822-9200 conferences.ubishops.ca [Ad, p. 78] 316 units $$ 1,2,3 J,bYei&ßø Université de Sherbrooke

}}}} B-2

22, rue Bleury, Bromont 450-534-4434 • 1-877-534-4434 campingvacancesbromont.com 535 sites ½60 % $23-57 PbvÂeiv

Camping Écologique de Frelighsburg

Student residences Université Bishop’s

}}}} B-2

1699, rue Shefford, Bromont 450-534-2404 • 1-800-562-8818 koa.com/campgrounds/granby 232 sites / 14 ready-to-camp ½55 % $45-85 Jblveiu Â$

}}}} C-2

2500, boulevard de l’Université, Sherbrooke 819-821-7663 • usherbrooke.ca/hebergement/ hotellerie 62 units $ 1,2,3 JP,Yi&ßLø

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}}}} A-3

40, chemin des Bouleaux, Frelighsburg 450-298-5372 • 1-866-895-5372 laforetdefreli.ca 193 sites / 2 ready-to-camp ½40 % $27-45 J&eiu

} B-3

Camping Domaine des Érables

688, chemin de Bondville, Lac-Brome (Knowlton) 450-242-8888 185 sites ½50 % $39-49 beiu Camping Fairmount

}} B-3

127, chemin Fairmount, Lac-Brome (Knowlton) 450-266-0928 • campingfairmount.com 118 sites ½75 % $29-40 beiv


accommodations and places to eat ACCOMMODATIONS

Camping Parc national de la Yamaska

}}}} B-2

1780, boulevard David-Bouchard, Roxton Pond 450-776-7182 • sepaq.com/pq/yam 149 sites / 26 ready-to-camp ½70 % $30-43 3JbYl&eiv Camping Saint-Alphonse

Camping Domaine Tournesol, Cowansville

Camping Vallée Bleue

}}}} B-3

50, rue Haman, Lac-Brome (Knowlton) 450-263-4804 • campingquebec.com/valleebleue 213 sites ½60 % $29-41

Jbl&vÂeivæ

}}} A-3

Camping Caravelle - Parkbridge

180, rang de la Gare, Sainte-Sabine 450-293-7637 • parkbridge.com/caravelle 420 sites ½50 % $38-44 Jb&eiuÂ$

}} B-3

Au Diable Vert ”Station de montagne“

169, chemin Staines, Sutton 450-538-5639 • audiablevert.com 25 sites / 24 ready-to-camp ½95 % $25-35 Jb&ãÂi Camping Huttopia Sutton

297, rue Maple, Sutton 1-844-488-8674 canada-usa.huttopia.com 30 sites / 80 ready-to-camp $28-46

}}}} B-3

}}}} B-2

974, 1er Rang Ouest, Sainte-Cécile-de-Milton 450-378-2181 • campingoasis.com 476 sites ½65 % $35-46 JblÂeiv Memphrémagog Camping du Lac Massawippi ltée

}}}} C-3

435, rue Main, Ayer’s Cliff 819-838-4988 • campingdulacmassawippi.com 313 sites / 2 ready-to-camp ½70 % $28-54 JlbveiuÂ$

}} B-3

1050, chemin des Diligences, Eastman 450-297-3219 • campingleroux.com 38 sites ½75 % $35-50 JbÂiv Camping Normand

&ãiÂ$

}}}} B-2

1633, rue Principale, Granby 450-378-0213 • campingbonjour.com 275 sites ½60 % $38-60 JbveiuÂ$ Camping L’EstriVal - Parkbridge

Camping Oasis

Camping Leroux

Granby Camping Bon-Jour

}}}} A-2

170, rue du Camping, Saint-Alphonse-de-Granby 450-372-1440 • 1-888-576-1388 campingstalphonse.ca 146 sites / 1 ready-to-camp ½65 % $32-43 3JblÂeiu

}}} B-3

62, chemin des Normand, Eastman 450-297-2014 • campingnormand.ca 180 sites ½90 % $36-41 JbeiuÂ$ æ Camping Domaine Parc-Estrie - Parkbridge

}}}}} C-3

19, rue du Domaine, Magog 819-868-6944 • parkbridge.com/parcestrie 441 sites / 4 ready-to-camp ½40 % $36-48 JbveivÂ$

}}}} B-2

1680, rue Principale, Granby 450-378-9410 • parkbridge.com/lestrival 750 sites ½50 % $37-52

JblveiuÂ$

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Domaine des Cantons

Price range $ : under $75 $$ : $75 -100  $$$ : $101-150 $$$$ : $151-200  $$$$$ : over $200

}}}}} B-3

315, route 112, Saint-Étienne-de-Bolton 450-297-2444 • 1-866-770-2444 domainedescantons.com 165 sites / 2 ready-to-camp ½70 % $47-49 Jb&vÂeiu

Meals 1 : Breakfast 2 : Lunch 3 : Supper Legend of symbols, p. 213

Sherbrooke Camping Beau-Lieu Camping at Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook

Camping Havre des Îles

} B-3

10, chemin du Mimosa, Mansonville (Township of Potton) 450-292-5578 • campinghavredesiles.com 94 sites ½60 % $28-33 JbÂeivæ Camping Nature Plein air

}}} B-3

2733, chemin de la Vallée-Missisquoi, Mansonville (Township of Potton) 450-292-3737 • 1-888-746-4140 naturepleinair.com 150 sites / 1 ready-to-camp ½50 % $34-41 blÂeiv Camping Parc national du Mont-Orford Lac Fraser

6075, route 220, Orford 819-843-9855 • 1-800-665-6527 sepqaq.com/pq/mor 149 sites / 8 ready-to-camp [Ad, back cover] ½70 % $30-38 3Jbl&eié Camping Parc national du Mont-Orford Lac Stukely

}}}} C-3

3321, chemin du Parc, Orford 819-843-9855 • 1-800-665-6527 sepaq.com/pq/mor 276 sites / 21 ready-to-camp [Ad, back cover] ½70 % $30-49 3JPbl&eiu Camping Domaine du Lac Libby

Camping de L’Île Marie

}}}} B-3

426, 1er Rang, Saint-Étienne-de-Bolton 450-297-2221 • 1-800-361-3765 campinglaclibby.com 300 sites ½80 % $32-52

Jbl&vÂeiu

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}}} C-2

225, rue St. Francis, Sherbrooke 819-820-0330 • campingilemarie.com 266 sites / 2 ready-to-camp ½50 % $30-44 bÂeiv Camping Lac Magog

}}}} C-3

}}}} C-2

5153, chemin de Sainte-Catherine, Sherbrooke 819-864-4531 • campingbeau-lieu.com 465 sites / 7 ready-to-camp ½50 % $35-44 JbvÂeiv

}}}} C-2

7255, chemin Blanchette, Sherbrooke 819-864-4401 campingunion.com/fr/sherbrooke-lac-magog 149 sites / 2 ready-to-camp ½75 % $27-54 bveivÂ$ 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 175 sites / 7 ready-to-camp [Ad, p. 84] ½80 % $28-43 JPb&YvÂeiv Camping de Compton

24, chemin de la Station, Compton 819-835-5277 • 1-800-563-5277 campingcompton.com 286 sites / 4 ready-to-camp ½70 % $42-52 b&veiuÂ$

}}}} C-3


accommodations and places to eat ACCOMMODATIONS

} D-3

Camping Mont Expérience Hereford

577, chemin de Coaticook, East Hereford 819-349-8222 • hebergementmonthereford.com 15 sites / 3 ready-to-camp $29 ãi

Á C-3

Camping du Pont Couvert

Camping Baie-des-Sables

}}}} E-2

2370, chemin du Lac, Lac-Mégantic 819-583-3965 • baiedessables.com 345 sites / 5 ready-to-camp ½80 % $34-51 JPbl&vÂeiuY

}}}} E-1

2335, chemin du Pont-Couvert, Waterville 819-562-6421 • 1-888-346-5894 campingdupontcouvert.com 144 sites / 5 ready-to-camp ½65% $30-43 Jb&Âeiu

Parc du Grand Lac Saint-François

Val-Saint-François

109, chemin de la Plage, Piopolis 819-583-2114 • piopolis.quebec 35 sites ½40 % $35-45 JblÂeiv

Camping Melbourne 2000

158, chemin J.-Cyrille-Bureau, Lambton 418-486-2607 • lambton.ca 27 sites ½30 % $41 JblvÂeiv

}}}} C-1

1185, chemin du Camping, Melbourne 819-826-6222 • 1-877-610-4410 campingmelbourne.com 199 sites / 2 ready-to-camp ½75 % $25-43 bl&vÂeiu Camping Plage McKenzie

}}}} C-2

842, route 222, Racine 819-846-2011 • campingplagemckenzie.com 266 sites / 4 ready-to-camp ½60 % $32-50 bleiuÂ$ Des Sources Camping de la Rivière Nicolet

}}} D-1

32, rang 16, Wotton 819-828-0108 • campingrivierenicolet.com 22 sites / 6 ready-to-camp ½75 % $30-40 JbliéÂ$ Haut-Saint-François La Vallée Heureuse du Mont Élan

}}} E-2

Camping Piopolis

}}}} D-2

}}} E-1

Camping, chalets et spas des pignons rouges

178, route 108, Saint-Romain 418-486-2811 • chaletpignonrouge.com 33 sites ½60 % $26-36

Jbl&veivÂ$

}}} E-1

Camping Parc national de Frontenac, Baie Sauvage

599, chemin des Roy, Sainte-Praxède (Lambton) 418-486-2300 • sepaq.com/pq/fr 101 sites / 8 ready-to-camp [Ad, back cover] ½70 % $30-43 3Jb&Yeié Camping Les Berges du Lac

}}}} E-1

800, chemin des Berges, Stratford 418-443-2202 • 1-877-443-2202 lesbergesdulac.ca 298 sites ½70 % $30-48

JblveiuÂ$

229, chemin Gosford Est, Westbury (Township of) 819-832-2605 • montelan.ca 43 sites / 13 ready-to-camp ½95 % $40-60 Jb&Âeiv Mégantic Camping Aventure Mégantic

}}}} E-2

1255, route 161, Frontenac 819-554-6466 • campingaventuremegantic.com 155 sites / 13 ready-to-camp ½50 % $33-55 J&vÂeiu

Camping, chalets et spas des pignons rouges, Saint-Romain

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Outfitters

Memphrémagog 80, chemin Simard, Bolton-Est 450-297-0770 • 1-866-297-0770 entrecimesetracines.com 14 units Jl&óÖ $100 to $145 Capacity: 2-8 per unit.

Brome-Missisquoi Au Diable Vert “Station de montagne”

}}}} B-3

169, chemin Staines, Sutton 450-538-5639 • audiablevert.com 27 units J@l&Â

B-3

Zoobox / Le Vertendre

7, chemin de la Chute, Eastman 450-297-2007 • 1-855-383-2007 • levertendre.com 8 units Jl&óÖ $410 plus tax for 2 nights during regular season Capacity: 6

Mégantic Aventures Évasion Estrie

B-3

Entre Cîmes et Racines

}}}} E-2

3200, route Chesham, Val-Racine 819-583-7350 • chasse-aventures.com 4 units Ã@l9æ

Camping Nature Plein air

Non-traditional accommodations Brome-Missisquoi Au Diable Vert “Station de montagne”

B-3

2733, chemin Vallée Missisquoi, Mansonville (Township of Potton) 450-292-3737 • 1-888-746-4140 campingnaturepleinair.com 1 unit l&ó0ÖÂ$ $110. Additional person: $15 Capacity: 8

B-3

169, chemin Staines, Sutton 450-538-5639 • audiablevert.com 24 units Jl&ó¢ $79 to $269 Capacity: 112 Refuges et camping Mont SUTTON

671, rue Maple, Sutton 450-538-8455 • 1-866-538-8455 • montsutton.com 3 units 3P&¢ Rates: visit our website. Capacity: 54 Huttopia Sutton

Au Diable Vert "Station de montagne", Sutton

B-3

297, chemin Maple, Sutton 1-844-488-8674 • canada-usa.huttopia.com 80 units &ó¢ $70 to $230

Entre Cîmes et Racines, Bolton-Est

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accommodations and places to eat ACCOMMODATIONS

Les Côteaux Missisquoi

B-3

573, chemin Bolton Centre, Saint-Étienne-de-Bolton 514-944-6139 • coteauxmissisquoi.com 6 units &óÖ $110 to $140 / night (minimum 2 nights on weekends). Capacity: 26 Coaticook River Valley Auberge du changement d’ère

C-3

153, rue Thornton Nord, Coaticook 819-200-0055 • auberge.generoville.org 3 units J&ó¢ $100 to $150

Les Côteaux Missisquoi, Saint-Étienne-de-Bolton

Des Sources Parc régional du Mont-Ham

D-1

103, route 257 Ouest, Ham-Sud 819-828-3608 • montham.ca 8 units 3J&ó Rates: visit our website. Capacity: 46 Camping de la Rivière Nicolet - Roulotte Gitane

Auberge du changement d’ère, Coaticook

D-1

32, 16e rang, Wotton 819-828-0108 • campingrivierenicolet.com 1 unit Jl&óÖ From $95 a night. Capacity: 2 Mégantic Hébergement aux Cinq Sens (Yourtes)

E-2

250, rang des Grenier, Piopolis 819-583-0885 • auxcinqsens.ca 5 units J&óÖò $240 plus tax for 2 nights for 2. $130 for 1 night. Capacity of the largest unit: 4 Au domaine sous un ciel étoilé

3290, montée Notre-Dame, Saint-Augustin-de-Woburn 819-582-7592 • sousuncieletoile.com 4 units ¢ $60 to $100 for 2. Capacity: 13

Hébergement aux Cinq Sens, Piopolis

E-2

Mont Gosford

E-2

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 Jl&ó $98 / double occupancy Capacity: 20 easterntownships.org

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useful information GENERAL INFORMATION

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. Sherbrooke Tourism Office

( Permanent Centers Bromont 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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14, rue Lapointe, route 245, Eastman 450-297-2911 • eastman.quebec/visitez

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Memphrémagog service area, autoroute 10, sortie 115, Magog 819-843-2744 • 1-800-267-2744 tourisme-memphremagog.com Eastern Townships Tourism Office 100, rue du Tourisme (autoroute 10, exit 68) Saint-Alphonse-de-Granby 450-375-8774 • 1-866-472-6292 tourismegranby.com

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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

Coaticook River Valley Tourism Office

137, rue Michaud, Coaticook 819-849-6669 • 1-866-665-6669 tourismecoaticook.qc.ca Cowansville Tourism Office

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225, rue Principale, Cowansville 450-266-4058 • ville.cowansville.qc.ca

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useful information GENERAL INFORMATION

Des Sources Regional County Municipality Tourism Office

39, rue Dépôt, Danville 819-839-2911 • 1-888-839-2911 tourismedessources.com

Potton Township Tourism Office

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Dudswell (Marbelton area) Tourist Information Office

4, chemin des Pins, Mansonville (Township of Potton) 450-292-4403 • 1-844-467-6886 • potton.ca North Hatley Tourisme Office

900, rue du Lac, Dudswell (Marbleton) 819-560-8474 • tourismeculturedudswell.com

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Dunham Tourism Office 3737, rue Principale, Dunham 450-295-2273 • ville.dunham.qc.ca Frelighsburg Tourism Office 1, place de l’Hôtel de Ville, Frelighsburg 450-298-5630 • village.frelighsburg.qc.ca

JP Lambton Tourism Office 211, rue Principale, Lambton 418-486-2390 • 1-800-363-5515 • lambton.ca

Waterloo Tourisme Office

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5491, rue Foster, Waterloo 450-539-4650 • tourismewaterloo.qc.ca ) Tourist Information Stands Ayer’s Cliff Tourist Information Relay

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

300, rue Mill, North Hatley 819-842-1018 • northhatley.net

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150, rue Tyler, Ayer’s Cliff ayerscliff.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).

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Bus

Organized stays

Limocar

Les Belles Balades au Québec / Exciting Outings

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 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 Departures and stops: Windsor, Richmond, Danville and Asbestos.

Taxi Magog 819-843-3377 Sherbrooke 819-562-4717 Lac-Mégantic 819-583-0583 Bromont 450-534-4646 Granby 450-372-3000

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2034, rue Wellington, Montréal 514-969-4007 • lesbellesbalades.com Day excursion services in the Eastern Townships for individuals and small groups from Montreal including round-trip transportation, guided tours, lunchbox with local products, and tastings.

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

Carpooling 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 1-877-766-VELO (8356) 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. easterntownships.org

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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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NATURE & OUTDOORS

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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 › Fireplace swimming @ Fishing 9 Bedding provided $ Free admission Bienvenue cyclistes! J Free WiFi Certified g Golfing á BYOB . Heater shelter x Camping & Hiking 7 Canoeing Q Horseback riding æ Cash only j Hospital Þ Chemin des Cantons Î Ice fishing È Climbing i Indoor pool ” Comfort station î Interpretation r Cross-country skiing ‰ Kayaking Y Cycling ¢ Kitchenette a Downhill skiing Ö Kitchenette in all units P Electric vehicle ß Laundry charging station

† 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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assistance to move about in the business.

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ALPHABETICAL INDEX A Abbey, Saint-Benoît-du-Lac ..... 6, 60,162 Aboriginal tourism........................... 110 Access to the region...........................210 Accommodations...............................185 Accommodations, miscellaneous......201 Accommodations, non-traditional.....206 Activities, water sports.............. 129, 135 Adventures and excursions........ 81, 211 Aerial obstacle courses.......................55, 106, 140, 106 Agricultural fairs (see Events) ...........113 Agritourism....................18-19, 156-170 Alpacas........................... 35, 39, 41, 160 Antique dealer...................................126 Apples............................49, 82, 165-166 Art.........................39, 70, 126, 127, 128 Art galleries..........39, 70, 126, 127, 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 West.................................. 80 Beaches.....................................136-137 Beaulne Museum......................... 81, 85 Beauvoir..............................................72 Bed & breakfasts................................193 Bedford............................................. 34 Bee products......................................165 Beebe Plain (see Stanstead).............. 61 Beers..............................37, 59, 183-184 Berry picking.....................156-157, 165 Bike trails and road cycling........130-132 Bishop’s University............................202 Bishopton (see Dudswell) ...............100 Bleu Lavande................61, 147, 163, 65 Blueberry farms........................ 156-157 Boat rentals...................... 129, 135, 141 Boats..........................7, 57, 136-137, 62 Bolton Centre (see East Bolton) ........54 Bonsecours........................................ 87 Boutiques .35, 37, 38, 48, 57, 59, 61, 70 Brigham........................................... 34 Brome County Museum and Children's Museum...................39 Bromont................................ 34, 42-44 Bromont, Montagne d'expériences............35, 133, 155, 44

Bruck Museum....................................36 Burbank Pond............................. 96, 122 Bury.................................................. 99 Buses.................................................211

C Cabins........................................206-207 Cafés de village...................12, 172-182 Campgrounds............................202-205 Canoeing........................... 129,135-141 Capelton Mines...................................55 Carnivals (see Events) ...................9, 113 Carpooling.........................................211 Centre d'interprétation de l'ardoise.............................. 89, 128 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....... 48, 142, 51 Centre d'interprétation de la chaux.... 101 Centre d'interprétation de l'abeille.............................. 165, 74 Centre national de cyclisme....... 35, 134 Chartierville.......................................99 Cheese makers and dairy producers..................... 162, 163 Chocolate and pastry makers..... 160, 44 Chocolate museum.............. 35, 160, 44 Cider...........................82, 157, 165, 167 Cité des Géants............................. 81, 84 Coaticook Gorge.................................82, 133, 143, 153, 204, 84 Coaticook............................... 80, 84-85 Cœurs villageois..................................23 Colby-Curtis Museum..........................61 Communauto....................................211 Compton.............................................82 Confiserie Bromont......35, 160, 172, 44 Cookshire-Eaton..............................100 Copper mine........................................55 Corridors bleus..................................129 Cottages.....................................197-201 Country inns......................................191 Cowansville........................................36 Craft beverages..................................157 Créateurs de saveurs ..........10, 156-170 Cross-country skiing................ 152-154 Cruises........................................ 57, 134 Crystal mine........................................87 Culture and heritage......20-21, 125-128 Cut your own Christmas tree.....162-163 Cycling............................28-29, 130-132 Cycling club.......................................133

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D Dairy producers........................ 162, 163 Danville..............................................95 Downhill skiing.................................155 Dudswell ........................................ 100 Dunham.............................................37

E East Angus........................................101 East Bolton.........................................54 East Hereford.....................................83 Eastman..............................................55 Eaton Corner (see Cookshire-Eaton) ....................100 Eaton Corner Museum......................100 Economusée......................................128 Events................................................113 Excursions (bus).................... 36, 37, 211 Exhibition centre.................................70 Exhibition halls..................................126 Exhibitions........................................ 126

F Farnham.............................................37 Ferme brassicole..................................59 Festivals (see Events) ....................9, 113 Fishing..........................82, 134, 151, 84 Fitch Bay (see Township of Stanstead)....................................55 Flowers and gardens......61, 71, 96, 147, 163, 65 Foresta Lumina..........................6, 81, 84 Frelighsburg......................................38 Frontenac.........................................105 Fruit (see agritourism activities and orchards) ........................156-157, 165

G Gardens and horticulture...................61, 71, 96, 147, 163, 65 Georgeville (see Township of Stanstead).............55 Glo Golf........................................ 81, 85 Golf............................................138-139 Golf clubs (see Golf)..........................138 Golf courses...............................138-139 Gould................................................102 Gourmet events.....................................9 Granby................................... 48, 46-51 Granite...............................................106 Grape harvest............119, 120, 167-170 Greeters...................................... 70, 106


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H Ham-Sud........................................... 96 Hatley (Township).............................. 55 Health centres....146-147, 64, 148-149 Heritage...................20-21, 41, 107, 126 Heritage routes.................. 20-21, 41, 81 Hiking..................................26, 142-145 Hiking trails...............................142-145 Historic park................................. 91, 93 Historical society of Sherbrooke.........72, 128 Honey producers...............................165 Horseback riding centre..... 56, 140, 150 Horse-drawn sleigh rides..................150 Hotels................................................185

I Ice cider.................................... 157, 168 Ice cream...................................162-163 Ice fishing..........................................151 Indoor family fun centre......................48 Indoor games......................................48 Information, general.........................208 Information, tourist ..........................208 International Dark Sky Reserve.................................6, 25, 108

J Johnville (see Cookshire-Eaton) ......100

K Karting........................................ 50, 137 Kava Tours............................................37 Kayaking............................................129 Kéroul......................................... 213, 94 Kingsbury...........................................87 Kingsey Falls..................................... 96 Knowlton (see Lac-Brome).................38 Knowlton Landing (see Mansonville) ............................58

L La Patrie............................................101 Lac des Nations (see Sherbrooke) .......69 Lac-Brome (Knowlton)................. 38, 45 Lac-Drolet........................................ 105 Lac-Mégantic....................................106 Lake Aylmer (see Stratford)................110 Lake Massawippi...........................54, 59 Lake Memphrémagog.........................56 Lambton.......................................... 107 Laser plus (laser tag)............................70 Lavender.......................61, 147, 163, 65 Lennoxville (see Sherbrooke) ............69 Lingwick Township...........................102 Livestock farms..................................160 Locally grown (terroir) products.................................156-170 Louis S. St. Laurent National Historic Site......................................82

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Magog......................................... 56, 66 Mansonville (Township of Potton).....58 Maple products.................. 40, 105, 159 Marbleton (see Dudswell) ...............100 Marinas.....................................135-136 Marsh......................................... 57, 143 Marston.......................................... 107 Mead.................................................164 Medicinal herbs.......................... 38, 163 Melbourne (Township).......................88 Merry House........................................57 Microbreweries............7, 11, 37, 59, 183 Missisquoi Museum............................40 Motels.......................................185-191 Mount Bélanger................. 25, 109, 145 Mount Bellevue........................ 141, 151 Mount Gosford................. 109, 141, 207 Mount Ham...25, 96, 141, 144,154, 207 Mount Hereford.................................143 Mount Mégantic..... 6, 25, 108, 145, 154 Mount Orford.................... 59, 135, 136, 139, 141, 143, 199, 204 Mount Owl's Head.............. 58, 138, 155 Mount Sutton........................41,155, 45 Mountain biking...............................133 Mural painting................................. 102 Murals - Muralis..................................71 Musée canadien de l’arme et du bronze.....................48 Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke......................... 71, 127 Museum of Ingenuity J. Armand Bombardier........................... 7, 91, 92 Music camp........................ 95, 127, 201 Music school....................... 95, 127, 201 Mystic (see Stanbridge East)...............40

N Naïve art............................................127 National parks and outdoor recreation centres......................... 7, 59, 135, 141 Nature and Science Museum (Sherbrooke)...................... 72, 127, 73 Nature Autochtone..............................54 Nature interpretation............. 48, 57, 51 North Hatley......................................59 Notre-Dame-des-Bois..................... 108

O Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic.......108 Open-air museum.........................48, 50 Orchards........................49, 82, 165-166 Orford (Township)...............................59 Organized stays.................................211 Organized tours..................................36, 37, 39, 41, 72, 81, 107 Outdoor equipment rental................151 Outdoor recreation centres...... 141, 201 Outfitters...........................................206 Owl's Head (see Mansonville)............58, 138, 155

Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook............82, 133, 143, 153, 204, 84 Parc Découverte Nature........ 82, 135, 84 Parc Marie-Victorin..............................96 Parc régional du Mont-Ham ............ 25, 96, 141, 144, 154, 207 Parc Walter-Mackenzie......................102 Parks (see nature and outdoor activities) .............. 7, 59, 72, 102, 141 Pastry shops.......................................160 Pedal boating....................................135 Performance venues..........................125 Perfume factory.............................57, 70 Pick your own berries........................156 Picturesque villages...................... 22-23 Pilgrimage................................ 143, 145 Pioneer Trail.........................................82 Piopolis............................................ 108 Portrait of the region.............................6 Pottery...............................................127 Potton Township (see Mansonville) ............................58 Powder mill (Poudrière)....... 91, 144, 93 Public markets and farmers' markets............................164

Q Québec Golf Museum.........................48

R Racine.................................................88 Réserve naturelle des Montagne-Vertes............................142 Restaurants........................................172 Richmond.......................................... 88 Rock climbing....................................137 Rock Island (see Stanstead) ...............61 Route des bières..............................7, 37 Route verte................................130-132 Roxton Pond.......................................49

S Sailing...............................................136 Saint-Adrien..................................... 97 Saint-Alphonse-de-Granby...............50 Saint-Armand.................................... 39 Saint-Augustin-de-Woburn............109 Saint-Benoît-du-Lac...........................60 Saint-Camille.....................................97 Sainte-Anne-de-la-Rochelle..............89 Sainte-Catherine-de-Hatley............. 60 Sainte-Cécile-de-Milton....................50 Sainte-Marguerite-de-Lingwick (see Lingwick) ................................102 Saint-Étienne-de-Bolton...................60 Saint-Joachim-de-Shefford (see Roxton Pond) ............................49 Saint-Robert-Bellarmin...................109 Saint-Romain...................................109 Saint-Sébastien................................109 Saint-Venant-de-Paquette................83

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Sanctuaire de Beauvoir........................72 Scotstown.........................................102 Sea buckthorn...................... 57, 157, 63 Sentiers de l'Estrie.............................143 Shefford..............................................50 Sherbrooke Airport..............................70 Sherbrooke.............................69, 73-78 Shopping......................................35, 37, 38, 48, 57, 59, 61, 70 Shows................................................125 Ski centres (see Downhill skiing).......155 Slate............................................ 89, 128 Snow tubing......................................150 Snowmobiling...................................151 Snowshoeing.............................154-155 Soap makers..................... 54, 57, 80, 63 South Bolton (see East Bolton) ..........54 Spas....................146-147, 64, 148-149 Stanbridge East.................................40 Stanstead ...........................................61 Stanstead Township (see Georgeville) .............................55 Stoke...................................................90 Stone circle..........................................61 Stornoway........................................110 Stratford...........................................110 Student residences............................202 Sugar bushes (see Sugar shacks)......159 Sugar shacks......................................159

Summer theatres...............................125 Summit Drive........................24-25, 103 Sutton.................................................40 Swimming.........................................136

T Taxis for bikers and hikers (Taxi-vélo-rando)...................... 29, 211 Taxis...................................................211 Teepees (see Accommodations, non-traditional)..............................206 Tourist accommodations............197-200 Tourist information offices.................208 Tourist train................................... 57, 62 Townships Trail............................... 20-21

U Ulverton..............................................90 Underground tours..............................55 Université de Sherbrooke..................202 Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre................................72

V Vacation centres................................201 Valcourt..............................................90 Val-Racine.........................................110 Velodrome - cycling centre......... 35, 134 VéloVolant ................................. 41, 140 Vineyards..... 14-17, 37, 58, 167-170, 65

Project coordinator: Danielle Longchamps Project team: Francine Patenaude (Gen. Dir.), Danielle Longchamps, Lyette Lemay, Annie Fontaine Advertising: Julie Desmarais, Stéphanie Poulin Updating: Lyette Lemay, Annie Fontaine English writing and translation: Stevenson & Writers Inc. Texts: Marie-France Bourdages, Isabelle Bergeron Revision: Danielle Longchamps Collaboration: Alliance de l’industrie touristique du Québec Special collaboration: The Eastern Townships nine tourism CLDs. Art direction and graphic design: Standish (Isabelle St-Amand and Alan Standish) Printing: Norecob Cover photo: Saint-Benoît-du-Lac Abbey. Photo credit: Mathieu Dupuis

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Virée d'Al Capone......................... 81, 84 Virée Rustik.........................................36

W Water park.............................. 35, 49, 51 Water sports and marinas.........135-136 Waterloo.............................................50 Waterslides.............................35, 44, 51 Waterville.......................................... 83 Way's Mills (see Barnston-Ouest)......80 Weedon............................................102 Windsor..............................................91 Wine Route, Brome-Missisquoi.... 16-17, 167-169 Wine Route, Estrie...............15, 169-170 Wines................ 14-17, 37, 58, 167-170 Woburn (see Saint-Augustinde-Woburn) ...................................109 Woollen mill........................................90 Wotton................................................97

Y Youth hostels.....................................202 Yurts...................................................206 Yvonne L. Bombardier Cultural Centre.................. 91, 128, 93

Z Zoos.................................... 6, 49, 89, 51

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 2017, 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 2019. © Tourisme Cantons-de-l’Est Legal deposit:— Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, 2018 — Library and Archives Canada, 2018 ISBN 978-2-920984-68-4 ISSN 1488-9730 Printed on paper containing 100% traceability-chain certified fibres, of which 10% are post-consumer fibres.


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