Top things to do in Eastern Townships & Mauricie

Top Choice Monastery in Magog

Abbaye St-Benoît-du-Lac

Sitting on the western shore of Lac Memphrémagog, about 12km south of Magog, this complex is a striking blend of traditional and modern architecture, including a hallway awash in colorful tiles and a lofty church wi…
Top Choice Fusion in Trois-Rivières

Le Poivre Noir

At this upmarket place by the riverfront, chef José Pierre Durand’s inspired, often daring, blend of French, Québécois and international influences creates a memorable dining experience. Appetizers such as asparagus…
Top Choice Québécois in North Hatley

Auberge Le Coeur d'Or

For a delightful night out, head to this charming farmhouse inn. The restaurant's four- to five-course dinners make abundant use of local ingredients, including cheeses from Sherbrooke, rabbit from Stanstead, duck f…
Park in Mauricie

Parc National de la Mauricie

This highly-organized national park covers 550 sq km, straddling northern evergreen forests and the more southerly hardwoods of the St Lawrence River Valley. The low, rounded Laurentian Mountains, which are among th…
Park in Eastern Townships

Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook

Straddling a lovely forested gorge outside the town of Coaticook, this scenic park is famous for having the world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge. Visitors come for hiking, mountain biking and horseback ridin…
Arts Center in Parc National du Mont Orford

Orford Musique

Each summer this renowned music academy, dating back to 1951, hosts the Festival Orford Musique, a celebration of music and art that features more than 60 concerts by international musicians, with performances by gu…
French in Lac Brome

Le Relais

At Auberge Knowlton, this restaurant features juicy Lac Brome duck served many ways, such as duck ravioli in mushroom sauce, duck confit in orange sauce and duck livers with blackened butter. The many other options …
Village in Eastern Townships

Frelighsburg

A few kilometers from the Vermont border, this village makes a pleasant stop along the Eastern Townships Route des Vins (Wine Route). A cluster of stone and wood homes straddles the banks of the brook that runs thro…
Winery in Sutton

Vignoble l’Orpailleur

One of the province’s oldest and best-known wine producers, l'Orpailleur has a terrific little display on the history of alcohol in Québec, as well as captions in the vineyards explaining the grape varieties and how…
Québécois in Eastern Townships

Cabane du Pic-Bois

If you want to really gorge yourself, you can't do better than the all-you-can-eat spread at this traditional sugar shack. You get all the classics – omelettes, pork jowls, ham, maple sausage, beans and potatoes – p…