A historical heritage

The village of Dunham cradle of Quebec’s wine industry, was the first of the Eastern Townships to be established. A charming community surrounded by picturesque rural landscapes, its built heritage has a distinct Anglo-Saxon flavour.

Unique element, the Clos Ste-Croix , a vineyard in the heart of the village, blends naturally into the decor and enhances its charm!

You’ll enjoy the warmth, talent and expertise of the craftspeople. The shops, boutiques and art galleries give this Cœur villageois a unique personality. Absolutely enchanting.

As you walk through the village you’ll notice an eye-catching old building – the Relais de la Diligence. Constructed in 1865, it served as a coaching inn on the road to Saint Albans, Vermont. Later, it became the Seely Hotel, frequented by the great and the good. In 1893, the building was converted into the Small Brothers factory. Today, the Relais de la Diligence houses (among other establishments), a store selling local fare, a microbrewery and a craft cooperative whose artisans create beautiful objects fashioned from recycled materials. And don’t miss the Marché des artisans – Dunham’s craft market, held during the summer months.

Village Tour

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Following in the footsteps of the past

To familiarise yourself with the history of the village, follow the heritage trail. It starts at the public library, and along the way you’ll find 15 notable buildings, highlighting the rich history of Dunham’s past. In 2022, the village is celebrating its 155th anniversary!

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Discover its wineries

Mention Dunham and Quebec’s wine industry springs to mind. There are a dozen wineries in and around the village and they all offer excellent produce, as well as providing magical settings for enjoying al fresco picnics. A few examples? Clos Ste-Croix, Les Trois Clochers, L'Orpailleur, Château de Cartes, Val Caudalies...

The Dunham microbrewery – a veritable institution!

Dunham is no longer known only for its wines, but also for the beer made at its microbrewery, Brasserie Dunham, housed in the former Relais de la Diligence. Beer lovers can sample its famous brews while watching a live show or eating at the “farmers’ table”.

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A “tasty” village!

In addition to the vineyards, two of which are in the heart of the village, you can discover the tasty treats created by the bakers and the microbrewery, as well as enjoy a great meal in one of the restaurants, which take great pride in featuring local produce on their menus. Bernard Le Boulanger, Épicerie-Café Dunham, La Bodega restaurant, La Rumeur Affamée are places where to make your taste buds very happy!

Village Tour

Nicely illustrated, here are the main stops to make in this Coeur villageois. You will find the addresses and other useful information that will allow you to make the most of your visit!
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