Nature is one of the key parts of a stay in Sherbrooke, a character trait inherent to a city that, in addition to being the heart of the Eastern Townships, is full of outdoor activities whatever the season. Sherbrooke’s outdoor activities, the city’s harmony with nature, will inspire your many adventures while staying here. By foot, on the water, on a bike, you can take the time to stop, admire the landscape, take in the moment and leave with a feeling of wellbeing.
What to see on the
The Lac-des-Nations is where locals come to stretch their legs, admire the landscape (and especially the sunset!). In addition to walking, roller-blading or biking on its multipurpose pathway, the boardwalk is home to Parcours Photo Sherbrooke, structures that exhibit large format photos, the Panthéon des Sports which pays tribute to local athletes, as well as many mosaiculture which are part of the new Art and Mosaic tour. During your outing around the lake, you can stop at the Sherbrooke Marché de la Gare to taste different products from the region.
Sherbrooke seen from its waterways
With its three rivers, Sherbrooke has a lot to offer for lovers of water activities. And without a doubt it would be paddling along the Corridor Bleu in a canoe or kayak that you will have the most original views of the city. By descending the Magog River, you will discover to what point Sherbrooke residents live close to nature and waterways. The Saint-François River, which passes through the heart of downtown Sherbrooke, can be explored in a surprising and natural décor. You don’t have a canoe or kayak? The sports store Atmosphère has what you need for a great outing.
Sherbrooke by bike
Even if it is built in valleys and on hills, Sherbrooke has a lot to offer for cyclists of any level, notably with the Grandes-Fourches Cycling Network. As a family, starting from Lennoxville, pedal to the picturesque village of North Hatley using the Massawippi axis, a bike path that is accessible to any level cyclist. Road cyclists will enjoy one of the loops starting from Sherbrooke. And if you are looking for adventure, go to the Parc du Mont-Bellevue where the mountain bike trails really should be discovered.
Relax at Strøm Spa
Tired after your outdoor adventures? Do you need to relax? Take a break at Strøm Spa! Enjoy a purely Scandinavian relaxation experience in a natural site located on the shores of the Magog River…only a few minutes from downtown Sherbrooke. Relaxing music, eucalyptus steam bath, thermal experience and Finnish sauna, you can also energise your body and mind with a massage or beauty care.
Go for a hike
With its walking trails, hikers will love Sherbrooke! Heritage tours highlighting local architecture and the murals, short urban walks or nature hikes, we have the outing that is just right for you! Do you prefer to stroll the streets of Sherbrooke with company? Let yourself be guided by a greeter. These hosts and hostesses will present their city to you in their own way, exposing its secrets and anecdotes.
Bleu Lavande is Quebec’s lavender pioneer. In fact, visiting this lavender producer during the months of July and August when the lavender flowers are in bloom equals the charms of Provence. Add to this delicacies from the Eastern Townships, relaxation treatments or simply a family picnic and your wellbeing level will increase exponentially!