Sherbrooke

Sherbrooke

Sherbrooke, regional capital of the Eastern Townships, abounds in cultural and historical treasures to discover. On irregular terrain, hills and valleys, wherever you are, the breathtaking vista highlights the beauty of the city of Sherbrooke.


Sherbrooke

From the Lake of the Nations to Magog River's illuminated path; from the Marché de la Gare to restaurants, bistros, shops and museums through the Murals tour, fully soak up this unique atmosphere marked by the coexistence of English and French populations. The excitement that emerges is reflected in the many events organized throughout the year.

Sherbrooke: must-see

Tourist information office Sherbrooke (785, rue King Ouest, Sherbrooke, 819 821-1919 ou 1 800 561-8331, www.destinationsherbrooke.com): Over the years, the team of Destination Sherbrooke has gained a lot of experience in planning and organizing custom tours for you. In addition to advising you properly, we offer a booking service for meals, accommodation, tour guide services and chosen activities. 

A stay in Sherbrooke would not be complete without a professional guide on board who will teach you the historical, cultural, and geographical particularities of our magnificent region. Destination Sherbrooke works actively in the development and the constant improvement of its range of group activities.

TO SEE...

You can discover the city by yourself with the multimedia free tour "Downtown virtual guide - Walk through time in Sherbrooke!" , guided by historians and citizens who witnessed the past of Sherbrooke. You can also try "Murals of Sherbrooke - Virtual guided tour" free tour. Everything is available on iPhone, iPod, iPad and Android tablets and phones (you have to download the free application BaladoDiscovery for your device and to choose your free Tour in Sherbrooke).


We invite you to experience life in the past through this tribute to the families of Sherbrooke, the personalities of different neighbourhoods and traders familiar with the old Sherbrooke. Ask the reception staff for the leaflet to follow the trail of the 10 murals. Guided Tour "Par le Chemin des Fresques" is also avalaible : From July to October, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm. Reservations required. 


Animated Walking Tours of Old Sherbrooke: From July to September. Start at the Tourist Information Bureau of Sherbrooke, 785 King Street West. On reservation.


Pôle du lac des Nations (221, Rue Marchant, Sherbrooke, 819 564-6232, info@marchedelagare.com, www.marchedelagare.com): The Lac des Nations Trail is 3.5 km long and a great place to walk, to do roller blade or to do bicycle.


Place de la Gare (710, Place de la Gare, Sherbrooke): A few steps away from the path, discover the Marché de la Gare, which offers speciality foods and a large outdoor market during summer. You can also rent roller blades and bicycles.


Parc du Domaine-Howard (120-164, Rue de Vimy, Sherbrooke): Unique Sculpture Garden. Sherbrooke is proud to have on its territory monumental sculptures that are truly unique in North America. Artists used chainsaws to sculpt the large trees which remained rooted in the ground after being toppled by a violent windstorm. These monumental sculptures are about 9 feet high and respect nature.


St. Mark’s Chapel (Bishop's University, Rue College, Sherbrooke): St. Mark’s Chapel, built in 1857, is one of the most important buildings on the campus. It was built in the tradition of English "Church Colleges" such as those at Oxford and Cambridge Universities.


University Bishop (2600 College St., Sherbrooke): Its formation truly gave Lennoxville its economic vocation and makes it an educational and cultural center of the anglophone community of the Eastern Townships. 1853 marks Bishop's university accreditation, guiding the training of students more towards the Anglican clergy.

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The Townships Trail - GPS & Virtual Guide

The Townships Trail - GPS & Virtual Guide image circuit

Presented by : Corporation de gestion du Chemin des Cantons

Directions to get there

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