Enchanting scenery, vibrant culture
Less than an hour away from Montreal,
the Eastern Townships are located in southeastern
Quebec, bordering the U.S. for more than 300 kilometres.
The region is renowned for its pristine natural
environment, breathtaking landscapes, rich culture and
For outdoor enthusiasts, the Eastern
Townships are a dream destination at any time of year –
with lakes and mountains galore and hundreds of
kilometres of cycling, hiking, snowshoeing and
cross-country skiing trails.
With more than 130 festivals, several
major events and a thriving community of artists and
performance venues, the area is well known and well
loved for its dynamic cultural scene.
And the enchanting countryside is
also full of wonderful surprises, among them round
barns, roadside crosses and some of the province’s
oldest covered bridges. Follow the “Chemin des Cantons”
(Townships Trail) to explore two centuries of history
and follow in the footsteps of American, Loyalist, Irish
and Scottish settlers.
For more information, visit the website of the Estrie