One dreamy stay, three regions
People come to this destination for its culture, food, and landscapes. People stay to delve into its delights and wonders, to make new discoveries. But the province’s southern regions inspire more than just a stay. Feel the spark of wanderlust light you up with this dreamy itinerary.
Day 1: Montérégie
Maple is a precious tradition here. To kick off your stay in Montérégie, celebrating at the best sugar shack is a must. Savour pure, velvety sweetness in traditional sugar shack settings deep in a vast forest. You can discover rich flavours and history at the Sucrerie de la Montagne year-round.
Then, to learn more about the legendary history of the French colonies, head to Fort Chambly National Historic Site. The fort is located riverside with a magnificent view of the region’s natural settings, a place like no other. Come take a fascinating peek into the past!
Next stop, Rougemont. A paradise for apple growers! For five generations now, Cidrerie Michel Jodoin has been making flavourful ciders. Delect and discover the fruit of many years’ work that has resulted in authentically tasty ciders. As night falls, you’ll find the region has restaurants and accommodations to suit every taste.
Day 2: From Montérégie to Centre-du-Québec
After waking in Montérégie, head to Centre-du-Québec for your first stop in a world of sensations. Not only is Rose Drummond the largest flower producer in Quebec, but you can also enjoy one of the best coffees around at Rose Café. And why not stock up on local quality products at their boutique?
There’s the Village Québecois d’Antan nearby, where you can hear all about what life was like in Quebec villages back in the day. Part of learning about the village comes from listening in on characters that are both funny and endearing. They bring the place and its period buildings to life.
Then it’s time to hit the road to Kinsey Falls, where you can visit Parc Marie-Victorin. At this park, you can take in amazing, giant 3D mosaicultures as well as huge replicas of insects made from recycled metal. The park’s trails meander through six impressive themed gardens. Of course, trying our famous poutine is how to wind down your day. Hailing from Centre-du-Québec, poutine is an intriguing, original, and iconic Quebec mainstay.
Day 3: From Centre-du-Québec to the Eastern Townships
For your third day of discovery, take in the impressive murals in downtown Sherbrooke. The 17 frescoes depict the city’s history in living colour, for an urban, dynamic feel. Looking at them is like diving into period architecture.
The city gives way to fields! On the waterfront, you’ll find the village of Fitch Bay, which is home to Bleu Lavande, well known for its quality products. In the summer, the lavender fields–embodying the passion, perseverance, and very nature of the region–are spectacularly beautiful.
Once night falls, a magical experience awaits: Foresta Lumina. Located along Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook, it presents an illuminated nighttime landscape. Dive into this unique dreamlike world of magic, an Eastern Townships must-visit experience. Since the show finishes late, it’s a good idea to book nearby accommodations.
Day 4: Eastern Townships
For your last day with us, visit an iconic Eastern Townships building. Abbaye Saint-Benoît-du-Lac is a stunning, modern, and contemporary landmark. The imposing architecture celebrates the harmony of natural geometric shapes. When you visit this building, you will discover ciders produced by local monks, as well as cheese, apple butter, applesauce, and jam.
The Townships are home to the largest number of vineyards in the province. Le Cep d’Argent vineyard is particularly noteworthy, with its traditional production methods. Hailing from the Champagne region, the producer offers a champagne experience using
Quebec grape varieties.
Next, hit up Memphremagog Lake for a gourmet cruise on the Grand Cru. All aboard for delicious dining and a fabulous view that changes with the seasons. After an evening relaxing on the lake’s gentle waters, your trip through the province’s southern regions will leave you with but one wish: to come back.
Heavenly pillows and heaping plates
With everything from underground dwellings to a five-star inn or a night under the stars, the southern regions promise a comfortable stay. While you’re here, why not try our poutine or some fine cuisine for a truly delightful experience?