Canada, Quebec, Cantons-de-l'Est (Eastern Townships), Abbaye St-Benoit-du-Lac, Benedictine monastery

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Eastern Townships

Lush rolling hills, crystal-clear lakes and checkerboard farms fill the Eastern Townships, or the Cantons-des-l'Est as they're known by French-speaking inhabitants. The region begins 80km southeast of Montréal and is squished between the labyrinth of minor highways that stretch all the way to the Vermont and New Hampshire borders. New Englanders will feel right at home: covered bridges and round barns dot the bumpy landscape, which is sculpted by the tail end of the US Appalachian mountain range.


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Canadian food: beer and fries with sauce close-up on the table


Craft beer heaven in Canada's Eastern Townships

Mar 29, 2019 • 4 min read