What to do this weekend - February 28 - March 1

For many people, this coming weekend heralds the start of the Spring Break. In the Townships, a ton of activities awaits– a family-oriented carnival, activities in the great outdoors, gourmet meals….. There is, in short, something for everyone!

Enjoy the activities amid the festive ambience at Sherbrooke’s Carnival

The Carnaval de Sherbrooke features a multitude of festive attractions - zip lines, via ferrata (a climbing circuit), pony rides, inflatable games, mini-train rides, bubble football, fat biking, street entertainers, face painting, shows, live music and fireworks. Non-stop fun from dawn to dusk!

From February 28 to March 1 | Parc Jacques Cartier, Sherbrooke | No entry fee but there is a charge for certain activities. Passes available online.


Spring Break with the kids

Are your kids among the lucky ones who have a week’s vacation coming up? Come and enjoy the many activities around the region. Our themed overview School Break 2020 will give you plenty of suggestions regarding how to spend your time with the family – each idea more fun than the next!

A fat bike excursion in the dark!

Riding a fat bike at night gives you a real feeling of adventure! Yamaska National Park is organizing just such an opportunity this Saturday and bikes can be rented on site. Cyclists set off at 6 :30pm and with the aid of a headlamp, they can wend their way along the park’s 30 kilometres of trails. At the end of the outing, warm up with marshmallows, tea and coffee beside a roaring campfire!

Reservations required. Bike rental is $20 for the evening.


Treat yourself to a gourmet meal at eco-friendly Maison Boire

For an unforgettable gourmet experience, drop by the Maison Boire in Granby. An eco-friendly eatery, it is considered to be one of the ‘greenest’ establishments in Canada with a slew of certificates to prove it! Maison Boire specializes in fine cuisine featuring seasonal ingredients from around the region, cooked over a wood fire. This unusual restaurant is well worth a visit!

Discover Coaticook’s Parc de la Gorge

If you’re looking for somewhere to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, follow in the footsteps of journalist, TV personality and avid cyclist Yvan Martineau, and head for the Parc de la Gorge in Coaticook. Within the park, you can make a foray on a fat bike (there are 15-km of trails), crunch through the forest on snowshoes along 21 km of groomed trails, skate or go ice climbing. Best of all, you can stay overnight in a rustic cabin or even a « ready-to-camp » tent! You’ll soon see why the Parc de la Gorge is one of our favourites!

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