15 Cultural Outings to Enjoy this Summer in The Townships

Published on Jun 7, 2021

The Eastern Townships overflow with rich and unique cultural treasures. Tea time enjoyed in an ancestral home, visiting a famous author’s inspiring venues, discovering more about the slate rush… There are multiple opportunities to immerse ourselves in the region’s culture.

  • Teatime at the Upland Cultural and Heritage Centre
    In this Sherbrooke residence built in 1862, discover antiques, magnificent gardens, and tea served in the traditional English style… A unique experience to share with someone dear to you.
  • Test your Transportation Knowledge at the Musée de l’Ingéniosité J. Armand Bombardier
    Become a tester and see how, over time, designers and engineers have worked to improve different means of transportation for their passengers’ comfort. Also, the exhibition All About Passion, presents the story of how this emblematic enterprise has evolved through the years.
  • Discover the World of our Artisan-Ceramists at the Rozinsky Art Centre
    This place is a true gem and gathers several artisan ceramists who come here notably to participate in different workshops. However, the centre also organizes a unique event in the region: The Céramystic exhibition. This annual outdoor event exhibits the work of about thirty artisans. This year it will be held from July 1 to July 11, and promises to offer a very rich program.
  • Visit the Destinations That Have Inspired Louise Penny
    Hurry! Reserve your visit to places such as Knowlton, the Saint-Benoît-du-Lac abbey, the Manoir Hovey, etc.—that have inspired novelist Louise Penny for her famous Inspector Armand Gamache’s investigations. A not-to-be-missed tour if you’ve ever dived into one of her books.
  • Visit the Maison Merry, a True Jewel of Magog’s history
    The oldest house in Magog, and without a doubt, one of the prettiest, will offer a new exhibit starting next June 19. Ndakina: the Abenakis in the Eastern Townships. Take advantage of your time here to relax at the Pointe Merry and to do a little window-shopping walking down the town’s Main street!
  • Enjoy Great Food and Intimate Shows at Beat & Bettrave
    Established in the charming village of Frelighsburg , this café proposes a savoury and healthy menu (you must try their falafels!), while you enjoy a variety of performances. This is your opportunity to attend intimate shows by artists such as Fred Fortin, the Sœurs Boulay and other well-known entertainers in their cozy little performance hall.
  • Discover Le P’tit Bonheur de Saint-Camille
    This stylish, gourmet and cultural community centre, almost forms the entire heart of the village. With the Café du Flâneur, the performance hall, the Friday pizzas and the different exhibitions and events, Le P’tit Bonheur really spreads A LOT of Happiness!
  • Go on a Cultural Road Trip on the Townships Trail
    A 430 km route leading you across 31 municipalities, and an exclusive window showcasing the region’s history, thanks to, among others, the incredible built heritage you’ll discover here. This is the road trip to take this summer!
  • Marvel all the Wealth You’ll Discover at the Musée de l’Ardoise
    Do you know anything about the slate rush? Well, you’ll learn a lot when you visit the slate museum, Le Musée de l’Ardoise, in Richmond. Established inside a church dating back to 1889 covered with slate, this museum is one of the hidden treasures you’ll discover in the region.
  • Let Orford Musique Fill Your Ears
    The organization which is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, is a true beehive filled with talent and musical initiatives. An academy, performances held in the heart of the Parc National du Mont-Orford, concerts everywhere in the region’s parks, visual arts, gourmet proposals… All this, from June 26 to August 13.
  • Drop by the Ulverton Wool Mills (absolutely!)
    This mill built in 1849 constitutes another of the region’s hidden treasures. Here you find different event halls, Sunday brunches, hiking trails, a petting farm and a boutique filled with irresistible artisanal products. A MUST to add to your list of summer visits!

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