Take your pick: adrenaline packed or slow and contemplative?
Thinking about what to do over the Easter weekend? Here are some ideas for this special time of the year, which is associated with having time off with the kids, family get togethers, Easter brunch and, of course, chocolate!
Pick up your supplies for the Easter weekend at Place Johnson in Granby. Some forty food producers and artisans will be on hand to offer a slew of delicious goodies – meat, cold cuts, wine, cider, cheeses, pastries, chocolate and a lot more besides……There will also be a mini farm and taffy on snow ($) – a seasonal favourite with young and old!
Friday, April 12 (4pm-8pm), Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14 (9am-4pm) | Place Johnson, downtown Granby.
Easter wouldn’t be Easter without tucking into an Easter Brunch – a tradition with many families. The following is a list (by no means exhaustive) of places where you can dine with your loved ones. It’s a good idea though to make a reservation as soon as possible!
Another tradition at Easter time is, of course, chocolate! You’ll find an array of sweet treats at Chocolats Vanden Eynden in Orford, the Musée du chocolat (Chocolate Museum) in Bromont and Aux Avelines in Eastman. Don’t wait too long. The most beautiful chocolate creations go very quickly!
The sugaring-off season is drawing to a close and if you haven’t yet visited a sugar shack, now is the time! Most sugar shacks continue to serve meals until the last weekend in April. Click here for further details.
Take a bracing walk in the fresh spring air! Have a look at our article Trails for a Perfect Family Sunday Outing for suggestions of places that are suitable for the entire family.
Head for Mont SUTTON to enjoy the final downhill skiing of the season! The mountain will be open to welcome spring skiing aficionados and there will be a number of special Easter activities.
At the Musée des Beaux-arts de Sherbrooke (Fine Arts Museum) families are invited to join a hunt for ‘golden eggs’. Participants are given a map with clues about where the treasure might be hidden which leads them through the museum. At the end of the treasure hunt, they’re rewarded with – what else? – chocolate!
The Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Sciences is organizing an Easter event in conjunction with Earth Day (April 22). L’effet Domino, mon coco! demonstrates how when you plant nasturtiums from seed, they will grow into plants, that in turn attract pollinating insects – the domino effect in other words!
Are you one of the lucky people who will have a four-day weekend? If so, you’ve got time for an outing along one of the Townships’ scenic tourist routes – truly among the region’s prime tourist attractions! Check out our tourist routes ideas and our weekends trip ideas.
Four farms in the Eastern Townships breed these South American camelids - Domaine des nobles alpagas, Alpagas Sutton Alpacas , Les Alpagas de la Ferme Norli and Wow Freli Alpagas and are open year-round. On site are Interpretative plaques that give some background about these curious-looking animals and boutiques that sell alpaca products. Before heading out, check the opening hours of each property.
Easter is a religious festival so why not take time to visit some of the region’s most sacred sites? Scattered throughout the Eastern Townships are many architectural gems, from churches to a Benedictine monastery.