The Townships

What makes the Townships different? It all boils down to variations on a single theme: pleasure. The delight you’ll feel when you come across the most picture-perfect town or village, and among them our exquisite Coeurs villageois. The happiness brought on by a humble yet oh-so-delicious snack in a Café de village. The joy of discovering local flavours through the creativity and savoir-faire of Créateurs de saveurs restaurants and food producers.

You’ll also find pleasure in discovering the region’s most time-honoured attractions, as well as the new additions and myriad of year-round festivals. In spas, vineyards, parks and world-class accommodations. In experiences, too, like seeing the sky through virtual reality, blending a personalized fragrance or learning to sabre bubbly.

In the Eastern Townships, opportunities to create memorable moments abound. Come find out for yourself—we can’t wait to see you.

Best of the Townships

Our Numerous Microbreweries

The region counts more than twenty microbreweries who work together under the Brasseurs des Cantons banner to centre stage the (delicious) fruits of their labour. Each beer produced here is the result of our passionate artisans’ tireless work. Consult our microbrewery map designed by the Brasseurs des Cantons and head out to discover our local hopped flavours.

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Trace the region’s Scottish heritage by exploring Lingwick County, the so-called Highlands of Quebec. There’s no gold rush in Chartierville anymore but you can experience its magnetic hill or enjoy the sights of the Townships’ oldest village, Eaton-Corner.

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Coeurs villageois

“Cœurs villageois” is made up of 12 emblematic small towns and cities highlighting all the beautiful features of our region. They attract by their personality, their exclusive assets and their tempting epicurean offer. The “Coeur villageois” designation is worn by the people who live here and who have worked hard to meet the criteria required to receive this recognition. People who, with the same motivation—their love for their town—, have by different means, enhanced the exceptional qualities that characterize each one of them.

Our signature events

July 14-19, 2020

Fête du Lac des Nations Promutuel Insurance

Family festival featuring 30 musical performances by artists from Quebec and the international scene, 6 fireworks evenings, activities for the entire family, mobile amusement park, arts and crafts, and food services.

July 22 to August 2, 2020

International Bromont

Québec’s largest horse jumping and hunter event.

August 6-9, 2020

Correspondances d'Eastman

Literary festival. Performances, readings, opportunities to meet the authors, activities, exhibitions. Letter-writing area. A celebration for everyone.

August 10-29, 2020

Festival International de la Chanson de Granby, 52nd edition

One of the largest Francophone song festivals.

August 10-14, 2020

Perseid Evenings

Shooting star celebration: workshops and observation of shooting stars, with music and activities. By reservation.

August 12-16, 2020

Festival des Traditions du Monde de Sherbrooke

Visit this festive world village to discover the splendours of every continent through music, dance, food, and arts and crafts.

August 27-30, 2020

Ayer's Cliff Fair, 175th edition

The Stanstead County Fair is one of the oldest fairs in the country. Experience the appeal of this agricultural exhibition.

September 4-7, 2020

Expo Brome Fair

The largest country fair in Québec, an agricultural exhibition providing fun for the whole family since 1856.

September 5-6-7 and 12-13, 2020

Fête des Vendanges Magog-Orford

A celebration of local wine and other products on the shores of Lake Memphremagog. Gourmet presentations, musical performances, wine-tasting workshops, and lots more on offer.

September 18 to October 18, 2020

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.

September 18-20, 2020

Grande Coulée beer fest

In the middle of nature, at the foot of the slopes, a small brewery village awaits you. Microbreweries, outdoor performances, and activities at the summit.

October 3-4, 2020


Families and food lovers are invited to discover local gourmet fare through the tasty treats served along a country route with eight stops.

16-30 October, 2020

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.

February 12-14, 2021

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.

June 12-14, 2020

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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