Parc National du Mont Orford

Eastern Townships

Just outside the town of Magog, Mont Orford (853m) dominates the lush Parc National du Mont Orford. In winter the park is a cross-country and downhill skiing center; summer brings hiking (on 80km of trails), plus swimming, boating and camping on Lac Stukely and Lac Fraser. Canoe, kayak and ski rentals are available.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Eastern Townships attractions

1. 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…

2. Abbaye St-Benoît-du-Lac

11.7 MILES

Sitting on the western shore of Lac Memphrémagog, about 12km south of Magog, this complex is a striking blend of traditional and modern architecture,…

3. Musée J Armand Bombardier

13.08 MILES

This eccentric little museum is named after Joseph Armand Bombardier, the inventor of the Ski-Doo (snowmobile). Also known ambitiously as the Museum of…

4. Lac des Nations

14.44 MILES

South of all the sights, Rivière Magog flows into the pretty Lac des Nations, which is surrounded by a scenic paved trail perfect for walking, in-line…

5. La Société d'Histoire de Sherbrooke

15.27 MILES

This center offers an engaging introduction to the town's history and includes exhibitions on the odd Loyalist-Francophone identity of the Eastern…

6. Musée des Beaux-Arts

15.28 MILES

This museum has a good permanent collection featuring works by regional artists; it also stages temporary exhibitions.

7. Cathédrale St-Michel

15.3 MILES

Quietly overlooking the action from its hilltop perch is the Cathédrale St-Michel, a monumental granite, Gothic-style edifice.

8. Bishop's University

16.72 MILES

If you're interested in scholarly pursuits, head 5km south from Sherbrooke (or catch bus 2 or 11) to Lennoxville to see the Anglican Bishop's University,…