The Townships at a glance

Visiting the Eastern Townships, means filling your lungs with fresh air as you stand on top of our majestic mountain; being awe struck by the beauty of our lakes; enjoying the offer of our exceptional restaurants, tasting flavours you’ll find nowhere else; Raising your glasses in the most magical places; discovering a rich and unique architectural heritage in our cities and villages; falling under the charm our Coeurs villageois; meeting the most welcoming people eager to share their know-how with you; relaxing in some quite unusual lodgings set in the heart of nature…

Simply put, visiting the Eastern Townships, means that you’ll fall in love with a region where, all year round, whether it’s for two days or for twenty, you’ll want to escape to again and again!

A Tourist Destination Since 1850

The Eastern Township region is shaped by both a rich past and a promising future, a respect for traditions and the capacity for innovating, the art of relaxation and the urge to move. Our region offers a territory steeped in dualities, but where the elements never come into conflict. In fact, they complement and enrich each other, creating a balanced, cohesive, and harmonious combination.

Located at an hour’s drive from Montréal, the Eastern Townships region shares its border with the American states of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

The Region in numbers

  • 9 territories
  • 114 municipalities
  • 13 Coeurs villageois
  • 3 official tourist routes
  • More than thirty vineyards and so much microbreweries, as well as many cideries and microdistilleries
  • More than 30 public markets
  • 4 national parks
  • 4 major ski resorts
  • 2 regional parks
  • 365 km of cycling routes, 8 mountain bike centers and many gravel circuits
  • Over a hundred short, average and long-distance hiking trails.

The importance of tourism for our region

  • The 4th most visited region in Québec
  • 2,000 tourism-related businesses
  • 20,000 jobs
  • 10M visitors annually
  • 6.5M overnight stays
  • $900M in tourist spending
  • 4th largest economic sector in the region, 4th most important employer

9 Territories to Discover

The Townships are organized into nine territories; each offering their own unique experiences, contributing to the region’s multiple possibilities as a destination. Visiting the Eastern Townships means discovering the most impressive summits in the Mégantic region, exclusive restaurant offers in the Sherbrooke region, very talented producers everywhere around Coaticook … and still so much more! Rich, generous and diversified, the Townships region, thanks to its territories, offers visitors an ever-changing adventure!

Best of the Townships

The Eastern Townships’ flagship attractions, our absolute musts, define the main features of our region and contribute to making it a privileged destination.

About Us!

Since 1978, Tourism Eastern Townships has strived to promote its many attractions, supporting its members while fostering a conscientious and sustainable development. Driven by a dynamic team deeply attached to the region, our organization promotes values of collaboration, respect and inclusiveness.

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