We’ll always come back to the skating trail along Lac Memphrémagog, right near Magog’s pretty downtown area. It’s a classic! Pro tip: The sunset over the lake is a spectacular sight, so plan accordingly.
A lovely setting, a hole that’s already dug, all the necessary gear… all you have to do is convince the fish to bite! Come discover why ice fishing is one of the favourite activities at Parc National de la Yamaska.
Have friends who love cross-country skiing? Bring them to Parc National du Mont-Mégantic to explore some 26 kms of intermediate and expert trails. Want to explore the backcountry? Discover the 8.2 km backcountry skiing trail flanking the northern side of the mountain.
Grab your crampons or snowshoes, a dog harness and leash, warm layers, water and snacks. The goal? Hike 713 metres to the summit of Mont-Ham, in Ham-Sud, to admire the incredible 360-degree view. From January 24 to 27.
When the kids start to bounce off the walls, head for the hills and set off for a family hike in Shefford. With pretty views and a child-friendly distance (4 kms return), it’s a failsafe remedy for cabin fever.
Where? At Centre d’Interprétation de la Nature du Lac Boivin, in Granby. Why? Because this conservation area is renowned for its diverse fauna, including birds that happen to like being hand-fed. It’s fun for grown-ups and totally thrilling for kids.
Whether you want to learn to ski or enrol your kids in lessons, Mont Bellevue is the beginner mountain par excellence. With accessible terrain and flexible lesson plans (à la carte, packages, private or group), you’ll be hitting the slopes with confidence in no time.
Already a pro at skinning—or always wanted try? Parc National du Mont-Orford has two new trails for the season (for total of eight), plus two uphill corridors and nine trails accessible outside the park’s opening hours.
Pick Bromont, montagne d’expériences for its expansive illuminated terrain, Mont-Orford for maximum vertical drop, SUTTON for gorgeous glades and Owl’s Head for panoramic views. Which will you choose first?
The three tubing runs are sure to delight kids—not to mention the kids-at-heart. You can also hit the ski (cross-country and downhill) or snowshoe trails for an action-packed day as a family. At Station Touristique Baie-des-Sables in Lac-Mégantic.
Fresh air, crisp snow, a horse-drawn sleigh… It doesn’t get much more festive that that. An experience to enjoy at least once this winter with your significant other, kids, friends or family. At Jacques-Robidas Riding Centre in North Hatley.
If you’re with a significant other, it will be romantic. If you’re with kids, it will be oh-so-exciting. And no matter who you’re with, you’re sure to appreciate the unique experience that is exploring Rivière-aux-Cerises marsh.
Is there anything better than a warm chocolate beverage on a cold day? We think not! This winter, make it your mission to find the very best hot chocolate in the Townships. Spoiler alert: We’re betting these spots will all make the cut.
Nothing says vacation mode quite like lazy brunch. Whether you’re on team sweet or team savoury when it comes to morning meals, these Townships restaurants score high marks for their cozy ambiance and delicious morning fare.