Sample a myriad of local flavours prepared specially for you.
Of course, you can buy him a gift, but the best gift of all is for you to spend time together. Here are some ideas that will linger in his memory - courtesy of Tourism Eastern Townships.
Discover the 14 cheese dairies in the Townships that are a part of the brand new Têtes Fromagères circuit. You can create your own itinerary online and plan a day that Daddy will enjoy. Have a good tasting!
Keep your fingers crossed for good weather for Father’s Day weekend so you can go picknicking with the family! You will find beautiful sites in the region such as Cidrerie Milton (a cidery), Verger champêtre, and L’École du 3ème rang (a cidery and vineyard).
With its twenty or so microbreweries, the Eastern Townships region has some of the best beers in Quebec. Visit one of the 20 microbreweries on the circuit of Brasseurs des Cantons with him. Your dad will be delighted to discover good artisanal beers.
140 kilometres of picturesque countryside where you can stop by any one of 20 wineries that line this route. There you’ll discover gourmet treats. Some of them surprising. All of them, downright addictive! Several of the vineyards have scenic little corners where you can tuck into a picnic. Along the way, you’ll also find numerous restaurants. Enjoy the trip!
The Ayer’s Cliff Rodeo also happens to take place during the Father’s Day weekend. From June 13 to June 16, country music and country style will be front and centre. The number of attractions are way too many to list here, but rest assured they include horses, bulls, cowboys, live entertainment, dancing, a petting farm and a number of local artisans, food producers and farmers. In fact, the organizing committee sees the Rodeo as an ideal opportunity to showcase our local food, products and handicrafts. There’s no arguing with that!
The drive to La Ruée Vers Gould, a B&B and restaurant in Lingwick County, is as picturesque as they come. It’s also your chance to see McVetty-McKenzie Covered Bridge, one of the few covered bridges in Quebec (there are about 80). Built in 1893, it’s also one of the oldest examples, making it a Cultural Heritage site. And of course, you won’t leave hungry: La Ruée Vers Gould is known for its hearty brunches featuring flavours inspired by Scottish, Amerindian, British and Quebecois cuisine.