Take your pick: adrenaline packed or slow and contemplative?
Let yourself be enchanted by the magic filling the air in Coaticook. Span a river and make a wish. Taste the best ice cream in the world and take the time to discover all the treasures surrounding you.
As you explore this region, your eyes will take in the sweep of stunning rural landscapes. Along the Voie des pionniers and the Townships Trail colourful characters from the past come alive.
The heart of this Cœur villageois beats to the rhythm of nature, which, thanks to Foresta Lumina is sprinkled with a touch of magic. Situated in the Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook, this nocturnal extravaganza – a sound and light show - attracts thousands of visitors every year.
A local legend says that if you launch a samara – a winged “key” from a tree – off a bridge into the Coaticook River, your wishes will come true.
The bridge spanning the Gorge – the longuest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America – and the bridge over the Pratt Creek (downtown) are the very places to test this enchanting tale.
Coaticook is a Cœur Villageois with many facets! Discover them with the testimony of the coaticookois and coaticookoises.
Start your tour by stopping at the Tourist Information Office. You will have a warm welcome and you will find everything you need to make the most of your visit.
In order to fully appreciate what this Cœur villageois is all about, learn something about its past by exploring the trails that are themed around Coaticook’s history. The architecture, burial grounds, past industries and so on, give visitors a context from which to understand Coaticook’s way of life today.
15 kilometres of bike trails wind along the river, giving cyclists a very different perspective on the town, with scenic stopover points along the way. Take the opportunity to discover the circuits Gravel Biking the Valley and La Grande Boucle de la Vallée, which will give you a nice overview of the landscapes around Coaticook.
For 75 years, Laiterie de Coaticook has made this Cœur villageois one of the most “delicious” destinations in the region. The dairy is famous for its yummy ice cream, but also a number of other products, notably its tasty cheeses.
The Microbrasserie de Coaticook, a microbrewery, is renowned for its craft beers as well as the Microbrasserie Hop Station, then there are the the local farms that produce honey and other regional produce.
Special mention also to the Coffret de l'Imagination, open only in summer and located at the entrance of the Parc de la Gorge, with its pretty terrace in the shade of trees.
2 metres, 20 seconds, a face covering... You know the drill. This summer, we all need to do our part to make this vacation season both enjoyable and responsible.
(In fact, I can even stand apart.)
(Anyways in #touristmode, I'm in no hurry!)
(Ring ahead to avoid the crowd... it’s that simple!)
(I promise... this is no time to joke around.)
Together - For a safe vacation - Let’s be responsible.