14 Family Outings in the Eastern Townships

Published on Jun 7, 2021

Learning more about bird species while walking along a marsh, or about the stars while visiting a famous observatory; or just having a lot of fun heading down the Zoo’s water slides, or simply savouring an ice cream cone, the Eastern Townships region is definitely a not-to-be-missed destination for the entire family!

  • Observe the Ecosystem of the Johnville Bog & Forest Park
    This Cookshire-Eaton park shelters a unique ecosystem notably with its bog and several ponds. Combine outdoor fun and learning experiences by reading the 26 interpretation panels you’ll discover along the way. 
  • Have Fun in the Water Games at Divertigo
    Water slides and an aerial course? THE 100% pure summer fun outing! A zipline, a climbing wall, a free-fall simulator … all followed by a wave pool and tube slides. The entire family will absolutely find something to make them happy.  
  • (Re) discover the Zoo de Granby  
    It needs no introduction, but it’s still not-to-be-missed with each visit as pleasant as the previous one! And the amusement park as well as the water park offer the perfect complements to the days visitors spend there!
  • Play a Round of Minigolf at Glo Golf Aventures
    Playing a round of minigolf on an illuminated course, established in an old church? Strange, for sure, but definitely thrilling! This, and the fact that you’ll be able to savour the world’s best ice cream nearby at the Laiterie Coaticook dairy!
  • Admire the Starlit Sky at the ASTROLab of Mont-Mégantic
    You’ll leave this place, with its exhibit and multimedia rooms, totally starry-eyed! You and your children will learn more about astronomy and will have seen the starlit sky as never before. This is why the ASTROLab is located in the heart of the world’s first International Dark Sky Reserve!
  • Walk With an Animal at the Verger Champêtre
    Going for a walk holding on to a miniature horse or an alpaca will be the icing on the cake for your child! However, the animal parks, café terraces, game modules and a gourmet boutique will also perfectly enhance the rest of your visit here!
  • Play an Interactive Game of Acoatica at the Parc Découverte Nature
    Create the largest school of fish by accumulating the most points possible; this is the goal when you play a new interactive game called Acoatica, at the Parc Découverte Nature in Coaticook. Combined with a bit of fishing and a walk along the Sentier des Moulins trail, you’ll have spent the perfect family day.
  • Take the Guided Tour at the Ferme Norli
    Located in Bromont, the Ferme Norli welcomes some 150 alpacas on its farm, each more adorable than the next. Enjoy a guided tour with your family, drop by their boutique and have an amazing day!
  • Cycle With the Entire Family on the Estriade Bicycle Path
    From Granby to the Parc National de la Yamaska, as you pass by Waterloo, the kilometres will go by fast, even for those with shorter legs! Of course, you’ll choose appropriate segment (the Granby loop, Waterloo…) and you’ll also enjoy the amazing sculptures of the Atria exhibition, spread throughout your route, enhancing the entire network.
  • Enjoy a Day at the Station touristique Baie-des-Sables
    The beach, nautical activities, hiking trails, cycling paths, an aerial course, camping… For one day or for three, you’ll leave with your head full of beautiful memories of your stay here!

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