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, founded in 1843 and modeled after Oxford and Cambridge in England. The campus' architectural highlight is St Mark's Chapel 8:30am to 6pm, from noon Sun) built in 1857, richly decorated with carved pews and stained-glass windows.
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Nearby Eastern Townships attractions
1. Cathédrale St-Michel
Quietly overlooking the action from its hilltop perch is the Cathédrale St-Michel, a monumental granite, Gothic-style edifice.
2. Musée des Beaux-Arts
This museum has a good permanent collection featuring works by regional artists; it also stages temporary exhibitions.
3. La Société d'Histoire de Sherbrooke
This center offers an engaging introduction to the town's history and includes exhibitions on the odd Loyalist-Francophone identity of the Eastern…
4. Lac des Nations
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. 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…
6. 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…
7. Parc National du Mont Orford
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…
8. Musée J Armand Bombardier
This eccentric little museum is named after Joseph Armand Bombardier, the inventor of the Ski-Doo (snowmobile). Also known ambitiously as the Museum of…