7 Townships Activities to Do at Night

Zoo de Granby

Updated on Jul 18, 2022

The sun is slowly setting, but you don’t feel like going home just yet? Great! There’s still plenty to do!


Foresta Lumina

Discover a magical where nocturnal creatures and the forest come alive as soon as the sun sets to tell you the story of Margaret. In the heart of the Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook, Foresta Lumina continues to enchant small and tall, from the first visit … until the fifth! By the way, don’t forget to stop at the Tourist Information Centre before your visit; Rumour has it that a few fairies made their home here!

To do just before: Enjoy an ice cream cone at Laiterie de Coaticook dairy!


Night Sky Odyssey

Are you fascinated by space and all the constellations? You’ll really enjoy visiting the first open air planetarium, in Sutton. You’ll be invited to find a seat in their natural amphitheatre on the slope of the mountain from where you’ll be able to admire a starlight show thanks to an augmented reality headset. A very unique way to contemplate the beauty of the sky at night!

While you’re there, why not have a delicious meal and a craft beer at À l’Abordage’s microbrewery, in the heart of Sutton.


Compton’s Evening Market

Thursday evenings, the village of Compton becomes a festive venue as you discover their outdoor evening market! You’ll find fresh fruits and vegetables as well as the region’s succulent terroir products. Let yourself be tempted by the delicious treats prepared directly on the site.

For an amazing gourmet experience, make a note of going to the Comptonales October 8 and 9, 2022, followed by Grand Marché des Récoltes, October 10th.


A Starry Sky Getaway With Zenderfull, in Val-Racine

Are you fascinated by the universe’s celestial landscapes? In the heart of the International Dark-Sky Reserve of Mount Mégantic you’ll learn how to photograph the stars above! The activity is offered to all those who wish to learn the basics of astrophotography. You’d like to combine adventure, tranquility and energy? Come and enjoy a weekend retreat including meals, lodgings and astronomy, hiking, yoga or SUP activities. A Zenderfull experience, which promises to be both rejuvenating and energizing!


An Evening Trek at the Zoo de Granby

Would you like to visit the zoo from a new angle? Try going on an evening walk and discover the animals under the moonlight. A biologist will guide you towards the ones that become active as soon as the sun sets. The evening ends around a campfire with some of the zoo’s ambassador animals. Sounds tempting, right?

Nearby, don’t miss the Centre d’Interprétation de la Nature du Lac Boivin summer event Escapade Estivale from August 6 to August 18!


An Evening Cruise on board the Grand Cru

Would like to experience a unique gastronomical evening? Discover the Grand Cru, Escapades Memphrémagog’s cruise ship. The boat will amaze you with its luxurious interior and the delicious menu offered here. Furthermore, the view from the bridge is absolutely breathtaking.

If you prefer the peace and quiet of the mainland, enjoy a dinner at one of the best restaurants in the Townships, the Bistro 4 Saisons.


Street Food and Gondola Rides at Mount-Orford

Taking a break in the middle of the week, sounds tempting? Wednesday from July 6 to August 24 between 4 :00 p.m. and 8 :00 p.m., head out to the foot of Mount-Orford and discover the delicious menus offered by the food trucks you’ll find on the site. Enhance your experience by riding up the mountain via the resort’s hybrid chairlift (offered from 4 :00 p.m.; until 7 :00 p.m.) and admire the magnificent landscapes from atop the ski hill. Careful however, this duo is offered every week so you could make a habit of it . . . really!

A little extra for selfcare?


There’s always a good reason for taking care of ourselves in one of the amazing spas or health centres you’ll find in the region. Discover the countless benefits the thermal experience offers by visiting these true wellness destinations . . . under a star-filled sky!

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