What to do this weekend – July 10-12

Stock up on supplies at an evening public market, sample a snack in a new Café de village, take a guided bus tour of Sherbrooke, swoosh down a water slide, take off on a road trip and admire the panoramic vistas all around our stunning countryside….. This weekend in the Townships is going to be just wonderful!

Drop by Compton’s evening market

Every Thursday evening throughout the summer season, 25 food producers and local artisans will be displaying their wares at the Marché de soir de Compton. You’ll be able to find almost anything – vegetables, fruit, a variety of meats, cheese, baked goods, ready meals, herbs, plants, craft beverages, maple products… the list goes on!

Thursdays from July 9-September 17 (4pm-7pm) | Parc des Lions, Compton


Sample one of our two newly certified Café de village

Ayer’s Cliff and Stanstead have just welcomed a couple of newly certified restaurants designated as a Café de village – a network of eateries where visitors can absorb the local ambience and enjoy regional food. At Café Folies in Ayer's Cliff you can tuck into wheat and buckwheat pancakes prepared with regional products (a house specialty), while at Auberge Le Sunshine in Stanstead you can choose from a varied menu (it changes every week) or pick out something from its mouthwatering array of pastries and cheeses. To work off the calories, we suggest that you follow the Tomifobia Nature Trail, a 19-km bike path linking the villages of Ayer’s Cliff and Stanstead!

Climb aboard the Sherbus

So what exactly is the Sherbus? It’s a free guided bus tour offered to visitors and locals to discover (or perhaps rediscover!) the city of Sherbrooke and its tourist attractions. The bus stops at the Halte des Pèlerins winery and on the campus of Bishop’s University (Lennoxville) but you can also hop on and off the bus to visit a museum or explore the downtown area, before being transported back to the starting point.

Every Saturday – July 4-August 22. Four possible departures – 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm | The bus leaves from Marché de la Gare in Sherbrooke | Places are limited. Reservations required.


Follow the Circuit des sheds panoramiques

A great way to explore the vast region of Haut-Saint-François is to take a road trip incorporating the « panoramic sheds » (basically scenic lookout points) that stand between Weedon and Saint-Isidore-de-Clifton, via East Angus and La Patrie. There are seven pavilions altogether and along with spectacular views, you’ll learn about the region’s history and culture, documented at each stop.

Cool off at Bromont’s Water Park

The weather is beautiful and it’s hot… time to head for Bromont’s Water Park where a slew of activities awaits! Thirteen water slides (from easy to extreme), four heated pools, a climbing wall, a bungee trampoline session, disc golf, a gondola ride to the top of the mountain, an introduction to mountain biking and the Divertigo experience - an aerial adventure game during which participants have to overcome 40 challenges (on four levels) using zip lines, a giant swing and a free fall simulator, all included in the cost of entry to the park!

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