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.

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Our Cycling Circuits

Whether you prefer pedalling on asphalt, bicycle paths, gravel roads, or mountain trails, with little, some, or lots of elevation, you’re sure to find a route adapted to the beat you want to follow in the region. Let’s go! Hop on your bikes!

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Want to glimpse at eras past? Richmond’s slate roofs, Ulverton Woolen Mills and the Windsor Powder Mills all offer peeks at bygone days in the Val Saint-François area. If you’re interested in ingenuity, you won’t want to miss the impact of J. Armand Bombardier on Valcourt.

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Coeurs villageois

“Cœurs villageois” is made up of 13 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

August 7-27, 2022

Festival international de la chanson de Granby, 54th édition

One of the largest Francophone song festivals.

June 9 to August 12, 2022

Orford Musique Festival

The Orford Music Festival is a prestigious event of international scope. Its rich artistic program features more than 70 events throughout the summer.

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Head Outdoors and Enjoy our National Parks!

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