The Townships Trail invites you to explore and escape!

The Townships Trail lets you discover the Eastern Townships differently. It highlights the built and natural heritage of the Eastern Townships along a 430-kilometre marked tourist route. You can travel through 31 municipalities and stop at 27 official locations and another 8 nearby.

Townships Trail information and promotional resources will enhance your visit and vacation in the Eastern Townships. Be sure to take advantage of them. These are all available in tourist information offices and welcome centres in the Eastern Townships. The resources can also be ordered by Internet or by telephone.

All along the Trail, the Friends of the Townships Trail will enhance your experience in this unique cultural adventure.

American and British heritage is a distinctive characteristic of the Eastern Townships region. The Townships Trail therefore draws on this theme as it takes you to the reminders of those first waves of settlement, by Americans, Loyalists, Scots, and the Irish, who arrived here at the end of the 18th and throughout the 19th centuries.

Travelling the Townships Trail at your own pace is the ideal way to escape, contemplate the beautiful rural landscapes, and relax in the heart of picturesque villages where life is good…

Happy travels in the Eastern Townships!



Discover the region's program of cultural activities on the Tourism Eastern Townships Website.



These are glimpses into what awaits you along the Townships Trail as it winds through 31 picturesque towns and villages of the Eastern Townships. History is everywhere in the architecture: the homes, churches, round barns, covered bridges, general stores, village centres, and more. Many interpretation centres, museums, heritage tours, and activities of all sorts bring the past to life and form a bridge to the present...

Le Chemin des Cantons en vidéo

Tourism on the road - Townships Trail

Vidéo de l'étape Compton


Vidéo de l'étape Gould


Vidéo de l'étape Mansonville


Vidéo de l'étape Melbourne


Vidéo de l'étape Stanstead


Vidéo de l'étape Ulverton