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 hiking or in mountain biking, Mont-Bellevue Park is a great way to entertain visitors, as well as the local population.
Jump on your bike and barrel down the slopes used by the best young cyclists in Canada in 2013’s Canada Games. Discover the high quality trails Sherbrooke has to offer!
In short, the Mont-Bellevue is a real place of nature and outdoor discoveries located just steps from everything!
Having fun in calm waters
Do you love the outdoors and water sports? Sherbrooke offers various entertaining ways to enjoy its many water points.
• Le Corridor bleu
On the Magog and Saint-François Rivers come enjoy a magnificent outing that combines rural and urban landscapes.
• Surf à pagaie
Discover a trendy watersport and all its variations: SUP Yoga and de SUP Fitness.
The École de ski nautique de Sherbrooke Jean-Perrault (waterskiing) offers courses and tours of waterskiing and wakeboarding to people of all ages.
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.