Eastern Townships

Travel Guide
Magog showing a house

National parks, vineyards, ski resorts and a crystal mine are some of the natural areas laid out between the small towns of this region of southeastern Québec.

Visitors from Montreal and New England converge on the gorgeous countryside of the Eastern Townships, located in Québec’s southeastern corner. The area was set aside by England in the 1790s to house Loyalists emigrating from the newly independent United States. Although the region has a population with English and Irish origins, today French is the first language. Hop between towns, explore lakes and mountains and taste the bounty of the area’s many wineries.

High in the Appalachian hills, the Eastern Townships are filled with picturesque natural sites. Tour Mine Cristal, the quartz crystal mine in Bonsecours in the region’s center. Nearby, find the Parc National du Mont Orford, which features 61 trails crisscrossing over hills and three mountain peaks.

After sundown, drive east to the Parc National du Mont Mégantic, a dark sky reserve. From the park’s 21 square miles (55 square kilometers), enjoy some of the best night sky views in North America. Stop at the Mont-Mégantic Observatory for closer star views by day or night.

Visit the area’s pleasant towns. Sherbrooke is the largest of the Eastern Townships and the region’s unofficial capital. Visit the city’s two main museums: the Museum of Nature and Sciences, where you can learn about area wildlife, and the Sherbrooke Museum of Fine Arts, where you will see regional art dating back to the 1800s.

Stanstead, on the Canadian-American border, is worth a visit as well, due to the border-spanning Haskell Free Library and Opera House. Whether you’re Canadian or American, check out a book or see a show.

During warmer months, tour the vineyards in the southwest corner of the Eastern Townships. Fall is an especially popular season to visit, since the forests take on striking colors. During winter, ski or snowboard at one of the region’s four ski resorts.

The Eastern Townships are an hour’s drive east of Montreal. Once you arrive, rent a bike to navigate the region while enjoying its temperate weather.

Hôtel Chéribourg
Hôtel Chéribourg
4 out of 5
2603 Chemin Du Parc, Orford, QC
The price is ¥8,597 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
This family-friendly Orford hotel is located on a lake, within 1 mi (2 km) of Club de Golf du Mont Orford and Mont-Orford National Park. Mont Orford Ski Area ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,060 reviews)
"Nice place for families."

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2022

Hôtel Chéribourg
Hôtel Château-Bromont
Hôtel Château-Bromont
4 out of 5
90 Stanstead Street, Bromont, QC
The price is ¥17,321 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Conveniently near skiing facilities, this Bromont hotel is located in the mountains within 3 mi (5 km) of Ski Bromont, Bromont Flea Market, and Vieux Village ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (990 reviews)
"Nice hot tubs"

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2021

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Grand Times Hotel Sherbrooke
Grand Times Hotel Sherbrooke
4 out of 5
1, rue Belvedere Sud, Sherbrooke, QC
The price is ¥16,180 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
Located in the heart of Sherbrooke, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Marché de la Gare and within 3 mi (5 km) of Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (971 reviews)
"Everything sas good except that the breakfast as not included because i went on expédia.ça instead or the main site of the Grand Times Hotel itself"

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2021

Grand Times Hotel Sherbrooke
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Le Montagnard – Auberge/Hôtel & chalets
Le Montagnard – Auberge/Hôtel & chalets
3 out of 5
264 rue Maple, Sutton, QC
The price is ¥12,379 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
Situated in the mountains, this aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Mont Sutton, Galerie Art Plus, and Museum of Communications and History of Sutton. Grace ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (90 reviews)
"Loved the art; was local photos. So close to Mont Sutton! Very convenient. Had all we needed."

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

Le Montagnard – Auberge/Hôtel & chalets
Condos Château-Bromont
Condos Château-Bromont
3.5 out of 5
Rue de Bagot, Bromont, QC
Located in the mountains, this Bromont condo building offers ski-in/ski-out access within 3 mi (5 km) of Ski Bromont, Bromont Flea Market, and Vieux Village ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (103 reviews)
Bromont Ultra Stay
"Really nice place"

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2021

Condos Château-Bromont
O'berge du Village
O'berge du Village
3 out of 5
261, rue Merry Sud, Magog, QC
The price is ¥15,541 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
Situated near the beach, this vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of Lake Memphremagog and Memphremagog Lake Beach. Magog Marine and Merry House are also ...
4/5 Very Good! (39 reviews)
"Comfortable condos within walking distance of downtown"

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2021

O'berge du Village
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