Updated on Jan 25, 2023

What to do this weekend – January 27-29

With all the winter activities and events in the Townships this weekend, you’ll be guaranteed to have loads of fun! Here’s what on the agenda…

Marvel at the star-filled skies

This weekend, head to the ASTROLAB in Mont Megantic National Park for a spellbinding evening of astronomy! The evenings begin with a presentation about the James Webb Space Telescope, during which you’ll learn about the mysteries of the outer reaches of the Universe. Afterwards - weather and viewing conditions permitting - you can either stargaze outside or track celestial objects through a telescope. The highlight of these Saturday evenings is being able to marvel at the star-filled skies from the vantage point of walking along a trail lit by flaming torches.

BTW: Be sure to dress warmly….

Saturdays |Between 3:30pm and 11pm | ASTROLAB du parc du Mont-Mégantic | Reservations must be made in advance | Free for those aged 17 and under

Pedal along Granby’s Estriade Bike Trail

If you enjoy riding a fatbike, you’ll be pleased to learn that this winter, the snow-cleared stretch of the Estriade Bike Trail has been extended! More than 21 kilometres, linking Granby with Waterloo (via Shefford), are now accessible. Walkers can also take advantage of the groomed section of the trail.

Celebrate winter at Mont Orford

Festival Les Plaisirs d’Hiver at Mont Orford is back again with a weekend of festivities, themed around the “Pleasures of Winter”. The festival takes place at a number of sites at the base of the mountain. Gather on the terrace in a festive atmosphere with live entertainment and a DJ to learn about a range of winter sports – alpine hiking, fatbiking, snowboarding, downhill skiing etc. Round out the day at the Slalom Pub where some 38 food stalls await. Sample cider, spirits, finger food and sweet treats – all for free! There will be other surprises as well. Don’t miss the winter fun!

38 family-friendly activities

Want your kids to get the most out of winter? Pull on your snowsuits and discover one (or more!) of these 38 family-friendly activities – glamping, hiking through a magical forest, petting alpacas, visiting a chocolate museum. The list goes on….These fun experiences will take you all over the Townships - a great way to explore the region! For further details, click here: 38 family-friendly activities.

Counteract the cold with comfort food

Chinese and cheese fondues, slow-cooked stews, creamy pasta, fragrant Tonkinese soup... just the kinds of comfort food to warm you up after a day in the outdoors! Take a look at our list of 19 restaurants that serve the kind of tasty, nourishing fare that will counteract the cold.

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