The Townships

Breathtaking towns and villages, quaint shops and upscale gourmet restaurants, farmer’s markets, rock concerts, spa stays and wine routes… There really is something for everyone in the Eastern Townships. So what are you waiting for? Book your hotel, B&B or campsite stay and come say bonjour to us today!

Did you know?

Christian Barthomeuf, the present owner of Clos de Saragnat vineyard, is the inventor of Ice Cider.

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Outdoor Adventure at National and Regional Parks

Hiking, swimming, cross-country skiing, cycling, snowshoeing, torchlight excursions, climbing, paddleboarding, kayaking… Our four national parks (Yamaska, Mont-Orford, Frontenac, Mont-Mégantic) plus two regional parks (Parc régional du Mont-Ham and Parc d’environnement naturel de Sutton) are the perfect place to practice your favourite sports—all year round. Come soak in the sights, enjoy a little fresh air and re-connect with Mother Nature in a pristine setting for the day, night or longer.
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Des Sources

It’s home to two eye-opening routes: Chemin des Cantons and Route Verte. If ornithology makes your heart sing, don’t forget to stop in Danville. Into rural innovation? Check out Saint-Camille. Finally, if an outdoorsy adventure is what you’re after, Mount Ham is the place to be.

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Coeurs villageois

The villages and small towns nestled in the valley below mountains or beside lakes, where quality of life meets the art of living, welcome you with arms wide open to share with you their history, local products and expertise.
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Our signature events

July 25-29 and August 1-5, 2018

International Bromont

Quebec’s largest horse jumping and hunter event.
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August 8-12, 2018

Festival des Traditions du Monde de Sherbrooke

Visit the very festive world village and discover the splendours of every continent through music, dance, food, arts and crafts.
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August 9-12, 2018

Correspondances d'Eastman

Literary festival. Performances, readings, opportunities to meet the authors, activities, exhibition. Letter-writing area. A celebration for everyone!
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August 10-14, 2018

Perseid Evenings

Shooting star celebration: workshops and observation of shooting stars, with music and activities.
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August 15-29, 2018

Festival International de la Chanson de Granby, 50th edition

One of the largest Francophone song festivals.
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August 23-26, 2018

Ayer's Cliff Fair, 173rd edition

The Stanstead County Fair is one of the oldest fairs in the country. Experience the charm of this agricultural exhibition.
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August 31 to September 3, 2018

Expo Brome Fair

The largest country fair in Québec, an agricultural exhibition providing fun for the whole family since 1856.
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September 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 2018

Fête des Vendanges Magog-Orford

A celebration of local products on the shores of Lake Memphremagog. Music, gourmet presentations, and wine-tasting workshops are on the program.
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September 14-16, 2018

Grande Coulée beer fest

In the middle of nature, at the foot of the slopes, a small brewery village awaits you. Microbreweries, food trucks, outdoor performances, and activities at the summit.
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September 15-16, 2018

Comptonales

Families and food lovers are invited to discover local gourmet fare through the tasty treats served along a country route with eight stops.
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September 15-16, 22-23, 29-30 and October 6-7, 13-14, 2018

Flambée des couleurs

Fall foliage event celebrating autumn colours! The natural and unique backdrop inspires a slew of activities that combine culture and seasonal pleasures.
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October 2018 (dates to be confirmed)

Sherbrooke met la table

An invitation to a gourmet event highlighting Sherbrooke’s fine food. Participating restaurants will feature a three-course table d’hôte meal at lunchtime and dinnertime.
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February 8-10, 2019

Grand Prix Ski-Doo de Valcourt

Three days of intense competitions at the legendary Yvon-Duhamel track. Shows, activities, and festivities for the whole family.
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November 2019 (dates to be confirmed)

Dégustabière

A gourmet beer-tasting event highlighting craft beers from Quebec paired with local Eastern Townships fare.
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June 8-10, 2018

Sherbrooke t'en Bouche un Coin

Gourmet event highlighting the talents of the region’s top chefs and the fare of its producers.
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July 17-22, 2018

Fête du Lac des Nations

Fourth year of the North American fireworks competition. Featuring 30 musical performances, artists from Québec and the international scene, and activities for the entire family.
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