7 Townships Activities to Do at Night

Zoo de Granby

Published on Jul 3, 2019

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!

The ObservÉtoiles

Crédit : Michel St-Jean

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 next October 5 and 6.

Noémia, an evening outing on the Water

Crédit : Daphné Caron

Imagine… Calm waters, the last rays of the sun setting on the horizon, a light breeze blowing on your face, and you, standing on your board, quietly paddling! Then darkness comes down on the landscape and a lantern set on your board sends luminous beams towards the sky… Simply amazing, right? This magical moment has a name and is called Noémia! It goes on at the Parc national de la Yamaska on Wednesdays and Saturdays, until the beginning of September.

Evening Outing 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?

Don’t miss the Fête des mascottes, in Granby, next July 17 to July 20!

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’re prone to seasickness, instead, choose the Orford Express, Escapades Memphrémagog’s train.

Camping on the top of the Mountain—Parc régional du Mont-Ham

Have you ever spent the night on top of a mountain? Well, you can experience this by camping on the summit of Mont-Ham! Certain specific dates have been designated for this hilltop activity, so don’t forget to reserve your spot!

To reward yourself for your daring expedition, head to La Mara’s inn restaurant where you’ll find a country-style table d’hôte offering local farm products.

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