La Société d'Histoire de Sherbrooke

Eastern Townships

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

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Nearby Eastern Townships attractions

1. Musée des Beaux-Arts

0.01 MILES

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

2. Cathédrale St-Michel

0.22 MILES

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

3. Lac des Nations

0.92 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…

4. Bishop's University

3.53 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,…

5. Orford Musique

15.1 MILES

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…

6. Parc National du Mont Orford

15.27 MILES

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…

7. Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook

18.6 MILES

Straddling a lovely forested gorge outside the town of Coaticook, this scenic park is famous for having the world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge…

8. Musée J Armand Bombardier

21.09 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…