A region with a thousand faces, the Eastern Townships are located just an hour’s drive from Montreal along Highway 10. The area is a treasure trove of activities waiting to be discovered.
A Zen ride through the treetops
Sitting in a VéloVolant suspended recumbent bicycle, pedal your way through the canopy while enjoying the magnificent landscapes of Sutton Mountain. You’ll glide along a mountainside, passing through ravines and over waterfalls. Unique in Canada, this activity, offered at the Au Diable Vert outdoor centre, is geared to ages 12 and over. Visitors can also rent kayaks or paddle boards and find lodging on site.
Coaticook, a must!
The Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook is a vast playground for outdoor enthusiasts, offering hiking trails, mountain bike paths, a mini-farm, a gorge and the longest suspended footbridge in North America (169 m). Don’t miss Foresta Lumina, an extroardinary project created by Moment Factory that transforms the forest into an enchanted world through sound and lighting effects.
Valcourt, more than just snowmobiles!
The Musée de l’ingéniosité J. Armand Bombardier traces the history of the Bombardier company, from the invention of the snowmobile to the present day. Take the controls of a Bombardier C Series aircraft or use your ingenuity to create a virtual vehicle in their Idea Studio.
Regional products and the Wine Route
The cradle of Quebec viticulture, the Eastern Townships boast 21 vineyards along the Brome-Missisquoi Wine Route. The 140 km circuit can be explored by bike, by car or as part of a guided tour (departures from Montreal).
To savour the flavours of the Eastern Townships, check out the “Créateurs de saveurs” (flavour creators) and “Cafés de village” for seasonal products and a great cup of Joe. For a delicious gourmet experience, book a table at one of the restaurants helmed by one of their “Chefs créateurs” (creative chefs).