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

Acoatica - Parc Découverte Nature

Meet Acoatica, an immersive adventure game from this Coaticook fish farm. Partake in a series of challenges to grow your school of fish (one of four species reared on-site) as large as possible. This out-of-the-box experience should prove both fun and educational for the whole family.

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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 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

Aug 8, 2024 ~ Aug 18, 2024

Festival international de la chanson de Granby, 54th édition

The Festival International de la Chanson de Granby (FICG) is one of the Francophonie’s largest song festivals. Considered the most prestigious Francophone singing [...]

Jun 12, 2024 ~ Aug 10, 2024

Orford Musique Festival

The Orford Music Festival is a prestigious international event that attracts nearly 25,000 festival-goers each summer. Its rich artistic program consists mainly of about [...]

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