Family-friendly in the City

Walls that talk, a creative café, a versatile mountain five minutes from the city and a kid-friendly hotel? Truly, Sherbrooke is the ultimate family destination—and the perfect place to enjoy a playful, stimulating and affordable getaway with loved ones in tow.

The Murals Circuit

Your family adventure starts in front of the first of 17 trompe-l’oeil murals that transform Sherbrooke’s downtown core into an open-air museum. Send your little ones on a scavenger hunt to find elves and other items hidden within the frescos, then download the Muralis app on your smartphone or tablet and watch the illustrious characters come to life. Will you be able to work together, solve the riddles, and get the keys to the city?

Café Créatif au Croquis

The next stop on your Culture Crawl is Café Créatif au Croquis, a restaurant serving up gluten-free vegan cuisine (made with local, fresh and organic ingredients) to please your palate, plus ceramic painting to get your creative juices flowing. Our tip? Order a fresh, preservative-free smoothie from the juice bar or an organic beer. Cheers!

Hôtel Le Président

Families love Hôtel Le Président—and for good reason! This four-star property is known for its outstanding hospitality, peaceful atmosphere and high-quality amenities. Oh, and did we mention the huge indoor pool? A certified lifeguard is always on duty so parents can relax in the adjacent hot tub worry-free.

Parc du Mont-Bellevue

Mont-Bellevue is an extraordinary spot to explore as a family—a veritable treasure trove tucked in the heart of Sherbrooke! It boasts 30 kms of groomed trails adults and children alike can enjoy on foot, snowshoe or cross-country skis. And did we mention that entry is free? There are also tubing trails—always a hit with the little ones—and 9 kms of fatbike runs for winter cycling enthusiasts.

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