A family holiday is memories that will last a lifetime. During your stay in Sherbrooke, in the Heart of the Townships, come and have a great time with your children. Children of any age will find an activity that will amaze them. Wit hits festive summer events, its closeness to nature and its overflowing and accessible cultural activities, Sherbrooke is the perfect spot for families looking for unforgettable moments.
Each season, the team at the Museum of Nature and Sciences offers incredible exhibits. With the AlterAnima exhibit, visitors can discover the wonderful work of animals and how they are similar to humans. Do you want more? Well, discover the power of the Eastern Townships’ geological formations with Terra Mutantes – a rich and fun exhibit of the scientific world that helps you learn fascinating things about the region.
What’s hidden in the Sherbrooke murals?
To find out, challenge your kids to find all the little creatures that are found in them. How? If you have a mobile phone, go online to the Murals Quiz. Answer the questions, earn points and compare your score with other users.
Do you prefer paper? Get the Murals Circuit brochure and play find and seek. From fresco to fresco, you will test your sense of observation, stroll through downtown and discover more about Sherbrooke’s history and heritage. And all for free!
Water in the heart of nature
With its three rivers and the Lac-des-Nation, we can say that water is really part of Sherbrooke’s landscape. And there is a ton of nature and waterway interpretation activities here. At the Réal-D.-Carbonneau marsh, you will walk on raised pathways through wetlands. If they look closely, children can find unique bird, reptilian and amphibian species that are enjoying the sun.
At the Lucien-Blanchard park, the Maison de l’eau presents an exhibit where you can observe different species that live in Sherbrooke’s aquatic ecosystems. You can also become explorers by renting a watercraft and head out on the Magog River for a family adventure!
Because the major events that take place during the summer season are always fun for families, come enjoy festivals and events with your gang. From the Classique Pif to the Fête du Lac des Nations and including the Festival des traditions du monde et Bouffe ton centro, you will always find something to amaze your children.
Over a coffee…
When on vacation, what is more relaxing than enjoying a coffee? In downtown Sherbrooke, two establishments welcome families looking for something fun to do. Au Croquis, café créatif, they combine ceramic painting with a healthy and vegetarian menu, while at La Capsule Bistro & Cinema, there is a game corner and they continuously show films.
Your holiday is never ruined if it rains in Sherbrooke! Quickly, here are a few suggestions of things to do when Mother Nature isn’t cooperating:
- Films at the Maison du cinéma and Galaxy
- Laser plus (laser tag) and Aventure laserputt (indoor mini-putt)