12 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day Differently

Of course, there’s the traditional restaurant outing, boxes of chocolate and cozy inn getaway… But if you’re looking for something really out of the ordinary, unique moments to share with your lover, the Eastern Townships is where you should go!

Try a yooner… for plenty of laughs!

A what? A Yooner! A small, easy to manoeuvre, snow kart with a seat and a monoski that you can rent at Mount SUTTON. We promise, after your first descent, you’ll already feel quite at ease on this contraption. Soon you’ll be heading full speed down the slopes of the ski hill.

Go Winter Camping in the Parc de la Gorge … and remember it forever

Yes, yes! It’s really possible to camp in winter at the Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook. The campsites are located by the welcome centre and are close to all the services. Bundle up warmly inside the tent! Sweet dreams!

Share a delicious fondue … and simply be happy!

At the restaurant or at home, bourguignonne or cheese, sharing a fondue meal is always a winning option when it comes to a lovers’ dinner. For a bit of authenticity, opt for the dinner & show offered at Manoir aux Mystères or for the Hot Tub winter experience at the restaurant Savo.

Win over your lover with a bottle of sparkling maple wine from the Vignoble du Ruisseau vineyard

It’s sweet (just a little), it’s pleasantly tingly for your palate and pairs very well with Italian food.

Hike up one of the highest summits of the region together … and be so proud!

In the Townships, there are plenty of summits for you to hike up to. Among the highest ones, you’ll find Mount Gosford (1193 m), Mount Mégantic (1105 m), it’s neighbouring Mount St-Joseph (1065 m) and Sutton’s Round Top (968 m). Come on! Let’s reach some new heights!

Skating hand in hand … and fall in love again.

In the evening, once illuminated, Magog’s long ice path takes on very romantic airs. With Lake Memphremagog and Mount Orford as backdrops, it’s the perfect place for coming closer together. Put on your skates!

Star gazing … deep in your lover’s eyes.

At the foot of Mount Mégantic, the ASTROLab offers you the opportunity to admire a star-filled sky as you learn more about the science of astronomy. For twice the fun, combine this activity with a torchlight snowshoe outing through the trails of the Parc national du Mont-Mégantic!

Introduce yourself to alpine touring… Discover a new passion

Would you like to discover a new sport? Offer yourself an alpine touring evening outing on the trails of Mount-Orford. The activity includes your uphill access ticket, equipment rental, a guide, and a well-deserved beer upon your return! Saturday, February 15 at 4:00 p.m. | Reservations are required.

Organize a beer & food pairing evening … immerse yourself in these amazing treats!

Cheese from the Saint-Benoît-du-Lac Abbey, Brome Lake Duck rillette, Charcuterie Scotstown’s sausages, Pâtisserie Duquette’s doughnuts… Fill your baskets with provisions for a gourmet feast you’ll be able to perfectly pair with the area’s microbrewery beers. Happy pairing, happy couple!

Go on a horse-drawn carriage ride … and relish the wind on your cheeks!

Take a seat in one of the horse-drawn carriages of the Jacques Robidas Equestrian Centre and let yourself be taken across amazing snow-covered landscapes.

Offer yourself a treat from the Ça Beigne doughnut factory … and have the sweetest evening ever!

Decadent, savoury and creative doughnuts, you’ll find plenty of these by going to Ça Beigne artisanal doughnut factory, in Sherbrooke. Please yourself by choosing their discovery box … to be savoured as a couple in the comfort of your home!

Create your own perfume … and let yourself be mesmerized by the scent.

Here’s Expérience Maeva’s unique concept: Create your own eau de parfum by first choosing your scent family (fruity, spicy, floral, etc.) then, by selecting among the more than 130 aromas, select the ones you’ll add to your fragrance. An excellent idea for the one you hold so dear to your heart.


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