Romantic getaway

Experience all the enchantment of the holiday season!

41 km

8 stops

2 days

Get into the holiday spirit with this trip idea in Sherbrooke and Magog. Visit the Christmas market and explore the boutiques for great gift ideas!

Great Finds Await at the Marché the Noël

Marché de la Gare in Sherbrooke

Begin your stay by stopping at the Marché de la Gare in Sherbrooke to fill your heart with the Christmas spirit. You’ll find great gift ideas thanks to the more than twenty artisans you can meet there. Savour local products, fill up your provision cart for your Holiday meals, enjoy a hot chocolate drink or a cup of warm wine, have your picture taken with Santa and admire the beautifully lit Christmas tree.

Go for a Walk in the Heart of the City

The Promenade du Lac-des-Nations and the Gorge of the Magog River

When you’re done shopping, take advantage of the nearby Promenade du Lac-des-Nations and enjoy a brisk walk in nature. Covering a distance of 3.5 km, the Promenade du Lac-des-Nations is an urban trail that takes you around the lake and constitutes a relaxing, easy ballad. For those who would like to lengthen their walk, head out to the Gorge on the Magog River. A footbridge runs along the river which borders the downtown area and takes you all the way to the Frontenac power plant damn.

Offer Yourself Some Comfort Food

The fresh air makes us hungry, this is a well-known fact! To satisfy your appetite, why not stop in one of Sherbrooke’s downtown restaurants? Le Bouchon, La Suite, O’Chevreuil-Taverne Américaine, the restaurant Auguste . . . you’ll find so many flavourful menu choices!

Sleep Like a Baby

After a very busy day, it’s a good idea to get some rest. So why not stay in one of Sherbrooke’s many lodging offers? Whether you’re the small welcoming B&B type, the luxury hotel type or yet again, the charming inn type of traveller, you’ll certainly find a place that will please your taste and your budget!

Get on Board a Christmas Train

The Orford Express

If you’re in the Sherbrooke area on December 22 or 23, you’ll be able to get on board the Orford Express tourist train at the Sherbrooke train station. During the ride, a traditional Christmas meal (brunch or lunch) will be served in a festive Holiday ambiance. Several other dates are available for the Christmas train rides with departures from the Magog train station.

Shop in Downtown Magog Boutiques

Fall under the charm of downtown Magog and its countless boutiques. Complete your Holiday purchases and uncover some unique finds. Take the time to also make a slight detour to the Savonnerie des Diligences in Austin. Starting in mid-November, the soap factory transforms itself into a Christmas market and proposes excellent soaps and local artisanal products.

Le Bar à chocolat – Chocolats Vanden Eynden

Between two boutiques, let yourself be tempted by a mug of truly delicious hot cocoa at the Bar à chocolat Vanden Eynden. You’ll also find a wide selection of homemade chocolate products. Take the time to savour their fine pastries and other treats as well. Indeed, a not-to-be-missed stop for all chocolate amateurs!

Jump Out Onto the Ice

Magog’s frozen pathway

Weather permitting, pull your skates on and head out to the 2.5 km frozen path which runs along the shoreline of Lake Memphremagog. An exceptional panorama awaits you: On one side the Mount-Orford massif and on the other, the lake which extends into the horizon all the way out to Mount Owl’s Head. Illuminated in the evening, the frozen path and the skating experience it offers, will complete your stay in the Eastern Townships in a most amazing way!

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Ski package at Mont-Orford


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Located in the heart of Magog and at a short distance from Mont-Orford, the Auberge du Grand Lac offer comfort and all the amenities to make your stay the most enjoyable.
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A day of exceptional relaxation to reduce your stress and revitalize your body and spirit. Enjoy our comfortable rooms and a day at Spa Bolton.
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