Best of the Townships


Skiing and Snowboarding

Beautiful unique mountains and kilometres of slopes to ski in extraordinary glades and on trails for all levels; illuminated runs and exciting snow parks are waiting for you in our region . . . Experiences that will surely meet all your expectations, and more!
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The ultimate spa experience can be found here this winter. The feeling of wellness is even more intense as we ease into the warm water while the cold air tickles our cheeks! Increase your well-being index drastically by visiting one of the region’s spas.
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ASTROLab du parc national du Mont-Mégantic

Make your first foray into the fascinating world of astronomy at the foot of the mountain. Discover special exhibits and watch Rythmes Cosmiques, a film that takes viewers on an exhilarating journey to the edge of the universe on the big screen. Prefer the view from above? At the summit, you can visit the Observatory and its 1.6 metre telescope.
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Zoo de Granby

There's the new refrigerated rink, a ton of activities and the 1,500+ adorable tenants that make Granby Zoo a family favourite destination year-round. P.S. Did you know that you can spend the night in an African hut at the zoo? Or host a private event—including your wedding? Wild!
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Abbaye de Saint-Benoît-du-Lac

Enter this monastery built by Benedictine monks from France and listen as the icon of the Eastern Townships reveals all of its secrets. Admire its stunning architecture, hear the sound of Gregorian chants, and enjoy the fruits of these skilled craftsmens’ labour: cheeses, ciders, cider vinegar, apple sauce, jelly and more.
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Musée de l'ingéniosité J. Armand Bombardier

If there’s one thing this museum has excelled at in its 46 years of existence, it’s reinvention. With a noteworthy expansion, Fab Lab (where your own creations come to life!) and immersive multimedia experience, the museum paints a very current picture of Québécois heritage with a collection including 3,000 artefacts, recreational vehicles, fascinating objects and exclusive prototypes.
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Unique Lodging

A tepee at Aux Tipis de la rivière sauvage, a treehouse at Au Diable Vert, a Zoobox at Vertendre, an ecolodge at Entre Cimes et Racines, a tent at the summit of Mont Ham, a modern-day cabin in full nature at Laö Cabines, a yurt at Hébergement aux Cinq Sens, an EXP chalet at a national park… And as many extraordinary ways to spend the night in the Townships and make your visit an unforgettable adventure.
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We’d like to propose a toast to the hard work, dedication and talent of the passionate artisans honing their craft at our 15+ world-class Brasseurs des Cantons microbreweries. Looking for your new favourite local beer? Check out their Microbrewery Map or take the Route des bières, a route that leaves from Montreal and takes you to four of the region’s top spots. Cheers!
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Besides hiking, snowshoeing is, by itself, an excellent reason for visiting the Eastern Townships. Experts and beginners alike will experience unique and amazing outings, that will surely measure up to their enthusiasm!
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Cafés de village

The region counts nearly twenty small, friendly cafés offering visitors delightful epicurean stops! You’ll find a warm friendly and welcoming ambiance as you savour their locally made products along with their rich coffees.
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