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. 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.
Psssst: the snow on the path is fully removed during winter!
Few cities can boast of having a mountain full of activities in its heart. Whether you are interested in alpine skiing or snowboarding or exploring the trails on foot, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing or snow biking, Mont-Bellevue Park is a great way to entertain visitors, as as well as the local population.
Hours and hours of winter fun also await families, as the center also offers tube sliding. It is also possible to rent ski equipment. In short, the Mont-Bellevue is a real place of nature and outdoor discoveries located just steps from everything!
Want to be on the move in Sherbrooke this winter? Here are some ideas to stretch a little:
• Howard Domain Park
To skate with the whole family in an enchanting place, go to Domaine Howard's ice pond located in the heart of the Old North of Sherbrooke.
• Base plein air André-Nadeau
This is a well-kept secret: 100 acres of land reserved for sports fans, 562 meters of tube sliding, 11.2 km of cross-country ski trails, 3.5 km of hiking and snowshoe trails and the possibility of to sleep in a tipi!
• Illuminated walkway of the Magog River Gorge
In the heart of the city center, admire the beauty of the ice created by the frost on the Magog River from a landscaped and illuminated walkway.
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.
The highest ski area in the Eastern Townships and 4th in Quebec, Mont-Orford, nestled in the heart of the national park, is spread over 3 mountains and 4 slopes. Ride his 61 tracks, including his 17 undergrowths with exhilarating challenges or try out the alpine hike offered by the resort!
For an after-ski in Orford more than perfect, see our packages including a night in Sherbrooke and enjoy all that the city has to offer: nightlife, microbreweries, shopping and spa.