Sherbrooke stands out for its art, architecture and innovative projects. The city is unique! You can discover it on foot while building your leg muscles!
Open-Air Art Gallery
Look up, and you will find the city’s different treasures. There are 17 giant murals spread out through the city core, adding colour to an already colourful décor. This tour is the first of its kind in Canada. It’s also the longest tromp-oeil tour in North America!
There are five different ways to discover them. For those technologically inclined, an augmented virtual reality app called Muralis is made for you! You can bring the characters in the murals to life!
City in Bloom
In Sherbrooke, every hike or jog is unique. For several years now, horticulturalists have been installing living works of art that are fun, modern and grandiose. The Circuit Art & Mosaïques adds a touch of beauty that amazes both visitors and locals.
The major attractions this year are the giant rubber ducky (really, really big) and Gustave the Garden Gnome. The latter is a 10-foot high gnome that will travel to events and festivals.
Catch one of these structures on your camera? Share it at #SherbrookeArtMosaiques.
The North Ward
Sherbrooke's North Ward is the city's oldest neighbourhood which can explain its grand architecture! While walking through the neighbourhood, you will be amazed by the beautiful large homes. To learn more about different styles of architecture and lives of the first owners, take a three-kilometre tour while listening to an audio file that explains everything.
Head to Lennoxville to discover a unique cultural community! Influenced by British and American architecture, Lennoxville is a unique borough in Sherbrooke where there are many anglophones still reside. The neighbourhood reflects Anglo-Saxon architectural styles and lifestyle. You can enjoy tea in the high English tradition in the neo-Gregorian house at Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre, built in 1862.
After tea, you must visit Bishop’s University. Based on the tradition of English Church Colleges, similar to Oxford, the university’s St-Mark’s Chapel is inspired by the gothic style of the 13th century. It’s one of the region’s jewels.