12 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day Differently

Updated on Jan 24, 2024

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!

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!

Share a delicious fondue … and simply be happy!

Bourguignonne or cheese, sharing a fondue meal is always a winning option when it comes to a lovers’ dinner.

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.

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!

Introduce yourself to alpine touring… Discover a new passion

Feel like discovering a new sport? Offer yourself an alpine touring outing on Mount Orford’s trails and paths. You can rent your equipment at the boutique Ski Vélo Vincent Renaud at the foot of the slopes.

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 sweet treat... and awaken your taste buds

Offering a delicious variety of artisan treats, Sherbrooke's Boulangerie Pâtisserie Les Vraies Richesses is brimming with sweet creations combining finesse, flavor and quality. Treat yourself to chocolate éclairs, macaroons, crok-funs, fruit tarts... and enjoy them together.

Pushing a Kick Sled … and Rediscovering Our Inner Child

The Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook has acquired a fleet of kick sleds! Rent one and head out to explore the park trails. If you should become tired (or perhaps a bit lazy!), you could even sit on your partner’s sled and enjoy the ride! Or yet again, you could hitch one to your four-legged friend and glide effortlessly on the snow!

Head Out on the Cross-country Trails … and Get Your Heart Pumping!

Ready! Set! Go! Go where? On the newly opened trails linking the Halte Massawippi (in Lennoxville) to the Capelton Mine. A few cross-country skiing kilometres that will heat up your muscles as long as you keep up the beat

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