5 place you’ll love to go shopping in the Townships

Updated on Oct 17, 2023

In the Townships there are plenty of beautiful shopping streets, and charming downtown areas where you’ll love to take your time to find all kinds of little treasures to offer your loved ones, yourself included!

Shefford Street, in Bromont

Its pretty church, its ancestral homes and its many trees, give Vieux-Bromont’s popular Shefford Street a very special appeal. Plus, you’ll find everything you’ll need to spend an amazing shopping moment.

Where to Stop?
  • Are you a vintage-style fan? Of porcelain tea cups? Of handmade rugs? You must visit La Belle Vieillerie. You’re sure to find a little something quite unique.
  • Another great place to shop décorations? EmaRose!
  • Maison Oléa, an artisanal soap shop, creates true body care treasures.
  • At M. & Mme. Swell’s shop, you’ll find, among others, Quebec-made clothes and jewelry, perfect to complete your Holiday list, and, indeed, for any other festive event.
  • Finally, if you’re a tea lover, stop by L’Apothicaire where you’ll discover a vast selection of infusions. The shop also offers a wide selection of spices as well as organic skin care products.
  • For a restaurant stop, Désirables gâteries will delight your taste buds with its wide selection of pastries (and other treats for saltier tastes).

In the Heart of Knowlton

Knowlton, a chic Victorian village, has everything you’ll need for a few delightful hours of shopping and treasure hunting. Antique shops, museums, gift shops … you’ll have plenty to choose from!

Where to Stop?
  • If you’re at a loss for finding the perfect gift, the boutique Panier Champêtre is where you should stop. Body cares, toys, decor items, etc. A good idea: You could opt for a prepared gift basket or order a personalized one.
  • An antique gift? We suggest you take the Antique Shop Circuit. OH! The treasures you’ll find here …
  • Don’t forget to make a stop at Brome Lake Ducks’ lovely boutique and stock up for your upcoming events.
  • Finally, why not have a bite to eat inside the Township’s oldest inn, Auberge Knowlton, built in 1849? Its menu, uniting modern flavours and regional products will without a doubt, totally satisfy you!

Le Centro, in Sherbrooke

Sherbrooke’s dynamic downtown area abounds with charming clothing and gift boutiques where you can slowly start your Holiday shopping.

Where to Stop?
  • Your child has a keen interest in the environment? Offer him or her a gift purchased at the Musée de la science et de la nature’s gift shop. Minerals, precious stones, games, books … all kinds of objects.
  • The Centrale Métiers d’art is a must. Our most beautiful artisan creations await your visit.
  • On North Wellington Street, the Boutique Joséphine is a true Aladdin’s cave where you uncover items such as jewels, utensils, bags, paper products, etc.—mostly locally produced and quite unique.
  • Also, on North Wellington, at the Librairie Appalaches, you’ll discover an universe of books for all kind!
  • And if you’re hungry, downtown Sherbrooke has several very good restaurants, such as Auguste, Siboire Dépôt and Le Tapageur. Sherbrooke’s Centro, with its imposing cathedral, and the view overlooking the Magog River, is truly one of our favourite destinations!

Sutton’s Main Street

Sutton’s highly popular Main Street is another venue where there are plenty of gourmet and artisan options. And you’ll also be able to quench your thirst here at one of the two microbreweries, the Sutton Brouërie and À l’Abordage.

Where to Stop?
  • For lovely and unique kitchenware, the l’Atelier-Bouffe shop is a must. You’re sure to find that little original gift you were looking for!
  • Fond of clothing lines created by local designers? You’ll want to stop by the boutique Urbaine des Champs.
  • The gallery-boutique Farfelu, where they’ve collected creations from about forty artisans is also on your way through the town!
  • To satisfy your appetite and to stock up on gourmet gifts; Jams, cereals, oils, pastries, etc., La Rumeur affamée is the perfect place!

Main Street, North Hatley

The charming village of North Hatley is an invitation in itself to stroll through its peaceful streets. The architecture of its sumptuous homes, the mirror stillness of Lake Massawippi and the spectacular geography of the area will all delight you. It’s no wonder that North Hatley is often cited as being one of the most beautiful small towns of Quebec!

Where to Stop?
  • The boutique Passerose, for its elegant house linens, mohair throws and traditional quilts.
  • Emporium, for the antiques, its thousands of gift ideas, and … its sweets!
  • Located on the first floor just above Emporium, the Jeannine Blais gallery is well worth the detour for its paintings, its illustrated cards and its sculptures.
  • Hungry? Stop by the restaurant Le Pilsen or the Pub de la cie Vilandrée.

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