Spa & relaxation

48 Hours to Fill Up on Memories in Sherbrooke

24 km

8 stops

2 days

With its wide range of activities, Sherbrooke is, without a doubt, the favourite destination for outdoor enthusiasts, foodies, as well as for culture and relaxation seekers. Here’s the perfect itinerary to explore in 2023, including the ideal pied-à-terre , in the Eastern Townships’ largest urban centre.

  • Day 1
  • Day 2 - Downtown

Set Your Bags Down at the OTL Gouverneur

Located near several attractions, the OTL Gouverneur is the ideal place to stay in Sherbrooke. Personalized breakfast, extremely cozy beds, an indoor pool, a wine cooler distributor, a professional gym … this five-star accommodation has planned its amenities offer to the smallest details. Indeed, you’ll discover that comfort, luxury and modernity are second to none here. Please note that just a few steps away from your room, a gourmet experience awaits as well! With its exceptional wine list and specialty steak and seafood menu, the Boefish restaurant is sure to delight your taste buds.

Explore Nature in the Heart of the City

One of the features that has Sherbrooke stand out from other urban centres is certainly Mont-Bellevue Park. Being both a natural reserve and a ski hill, this park offers everything all great outdoors enthusiasts can imagine to truly take advantage of the joys of winter. Besides six illuminated downhill ski trails and a tube sliding zone, you can also enjoy many more cold-weather activities such as fatbiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and discovering the forest hiking trails. A definite must for collecting memories, only a few kilometres from the city’s downtown area and your accommodation.

Experience a Magical Moment at the Domaine Howard

Pull your skates on and warm up your leg muscles on a nearly 6,000 m² pond. Day or night, the Domaine Howard pond is the perfect venue to enjoy winter. In the evening, the park is illuminated with a multitude of brightly coloured lights, creating a magical, enchanting environment. A true delight for small and tall alike!

Escape Awhile at Paus Spa

For a perfect relaxation moment, there’s nothing better than to end your day of outdoor activities than by treating yourself to a thermal experience. Hot tubs, Finnish baths, eucalyptus scented hammam, polar basin... These are just a few of the amenities you’ll enjoy at the Paus Spa Health Centre, located within the OTL Gouverneur complex. Indulge yourself by reserving one of the spa’s different massages or body and facial care options. A guaranteed feeling of well-being awaits! Psst... Access to the thermal experience and a complimentary drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) are offered with all treatments and massages.

Fill Up on Culture and Fresh Air

With these three walking paths, each more enchanting than the next, downtown Sherbrooke can easily be discovered on foot. Whether you start out at the Lac-des-Nations promenade or the trail by the Rapides, you’ll definitely be charmed by the heritage architecture and the natural surroundings you’ll find here. As you follow the different urban routes, you’ll be amazed as you explore the countless attractions offered on the way; these include our historical murals, waterfalls, footbridges, rest areas and even a photographers’ route. Keep your eyes wide open, many more treasures are just waiting to be discovered...

Treat Yourself at Les Vraies Richesses Bakery-Pastry Shop

Breads, Viennese and other pastries, sandwiches, salads, soups, quiches, pretzels... Concocted onsite every day, these delightful homemade treats are among the excellent eating options you’ll find in downtown Sherbrooke. At Les Vraies Richesses bakery & pastry shop, you’ll be charmed by the friendly ambiance as you regain your energy and prepare for the next activity on the program.

Discover Our Historical Heritage

Founded more than 200 years ago at the confluence of the Magog and St-François rivers, Sherbrooke’s downtown sector has a unique and rich heritage. Explore the history of the Eastern Townships’ regional capital by visiting the Musée de l’Histoire de Sherbrooke’s permanent and interactive exhibition, Mémoires Sherbrookoises. Abenaki legends, rare artifacts, heartfelt testimonies and period photographs will immerse you in the region’s past as you learn more about those who lived, built and dreamed Sherbrooke.

Enjoy an Outing Inside a Heritage Theatre

Built in 1929, the Granada Theatre reigns over the heart of Wellington Street North. Designated as a Canadian Heritage Site, this theatre offers a diverse range of cultural events. Daniel Bélanger, Jesse Cook, Bleu Jeans Bleu, The Barr Brothers, Les Cowboys fringants and Charlie Winston are just a few of the wonderful artists who’ll be performing on the stage of this mythical institution throughout the upcoming months. It’s a great way to fill up on memories before your next trip to the region.

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