8 Gift ideas for Lovers of the Great Outdoors

Do you have a lot of outdoor sports enthusiasts in your entourage? Offer a gift that will allow them to experience some unforgettable moments in contact with nature. Here are some of our suggestions.


A Membership Card for Sentiers de l’Estrie

The Sentiers de l’Estrie has 200 km of forest hiking trails throughout the Eastern Townships that will take you to our most important summits, from Kingsbury, to the north, all the way to Glen Sutton in the south. With the network membership card, you’ll be offering your hiking and snowshoeing enthusiasts unlimited access to this vast playground they’ll truly enjoy discovering.

Cost: Individual membership card $45 │ family Membership (two adults) $70 Memberships are valid for one year.


SÉPAQ Annual Membership Card

The region counts four national parks offering a panoply of activities throughout the year: hiking, cross-country skiing, fatbike, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, cycling, nature observation… By offering an annual membership to the SÉPAQ, your Outdoor activity adepts will be able to practise their favourite pastimes in the four corners of the Townships without having to spend one dollar for their park pass!

Cost: Annual membership cards for Quebec’s National Parks $80 │ Annual Park pass (one park only) $43, 75 │ Unlimited access for 12 months.


© Marc Lajoie

An Overnight Stay in an Unconventional Lodging

Your loved ones enjoy taking out-of-the-ordinary nature vacations? Have them experience an overnight stay (or longer) in one of our numerous special lodging offers. You can choose a refuge up in the trees, a troglodytic shelter, a zoobox, a yurt, a teepee or perhaps a pod; You’re sure to make them very happy!


An Outdoors Package in the Townships

Find the perfect special offer which will please all your outdoor enthusiasts. Some examples? An alpine skiing and overnight stay at the hotel, an all-inclusive stay in a chalet, a sports activity with a relaxation time and a gastronomical meal… You’ll find many options in our package section.


©Jean Roy

Bicycle Parts

If you have cycling fanatics in your family or among your friends, Café-Vélo des Nations is where you should go. Bicycles, accessories, clothing and sports shoes, the boutique offers a fine selection of Quebec-made products. And you’ll be able to enjoy a warm beverage or a bite to eat, as you’re shopping, because here, you’ll also find a coffee bar!


A Horseback Outing or a Sleigh Ride

A horseback outing in winter? What a great way to discover the snow-covered landscapes of the Townships! Offer a horseback outing at the Centre d’équitation Jacques Robidas in Canton de Hatley or, why not a sleigh ride!

Cost: Sleigh ride (6 places) $150 │ Horseback outing $65/hour per person.


©Jonathan Tessier

A Membership for an Outdoor Activity Centre

Whether it’s an annual membership for the Mont-Ham regional park, a gift certificate for the Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook, a season ticket for Mont-Bellevue, a subscription for Plein Air Sutton, a membership card for the Parc d’environnement naturel de Sutton (P.E.N.S.), a season membership for the Station touristique Baie-des-sables, your loved ones will truly enjoy benefiting from the installations these outdoor activity centres for free.


A Ticket for the Banff Mountain Film

Next February, the University of Sherbrooke’s Centre culturel will present the 24th Quebec edition of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour. It’s the ideal opportunity to view short films and medium-length films, produced by our most daring adventurers. Cycling, skiing, hiking, climbing, kayaking and many other sports will be showcased. Hurry! There are very few tickets left for this event!

Cost: $25 $/ticket

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