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The Pionneer Trail

The Pionneer Trail

137, rue Michaud, Coaticook J1A 1A9 1 866 665-666 Website

At the heart of our villages or along country roads become acquainted  with 22 characters that are both colorful and inspiring. Listen to their story and learn about the striking facts of the development of
their municipality.

Downloading the tour with the BaladoDécouverte application is free.

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Sentier poétique de Saint-Venant-de-Paquette

Sentier poétique de Saint-Venant-de-Paquette

12 Chemin du Village, Saint-Venant-de-Paquette J0B 1S0 819-658-9050 Website Facebook

Fourteen sites bordered by stone sculptural works which highlight Quebec authors and their literary works. The walk lets you discover the heirlooms
of the church museum and the annual exhibition of the Art Gallery in the Sacristy.

Three kilometers with or without audio guide

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Discovery Circuits of the Coaticook Region

Discovery Circuits of the Coaticook Region

137, rue Michaud, Coaticook J1A 1A9 1 866 665-6669 Website

Discover the most beautiful itineraries through the Eastern Townships’ Coaticook region. From mountain summits to lush valleys, you’ll be  delighted by the area’s wide-open spaces, rich heritage, and historical tours.

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Circuits patrimoniaux de Coaticook

Circuits patrimoniaux de Coaticook

137, rue Michaud, Coaticook J1A 1A9 1 888 773-8888 Website

Discover Coaticook’s town through three heritage tours: the “Guide du promeneur”, the “Promenades architecturales” and “D’hier à aujourd’hui: L’industrie à Coaticook”.

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Voices from another time

Voices from another time

137, rue Michaud, Coaticook J1A 1A9 1 866 665-6669 Website

Discover Coaticook’s history and heritage as you get to know 10 of the area’s cemeteries up close! From the town’s hilltops to Lake Lyster’s shores, the tour leads you along picturesque routes, taking you back in time to the 1800s.

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Hyatt One-Room Schoolhouse

Hyatt One-Room Schoolhouse

chemin McVerty, Waterville J0B 3H0 819 346-6746 Website

One of the most significant buildings in Milby is its one-room schoolhouse. This historical monument dates back to 1822 and is the oldest surviving building from the early settlement years. Prior to serving as a school, the building was used as a house of worship and as a meeting place for notaries

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Murals tour

Murals tour

785 Rue King Ouest, Sherbrooke J1H 1R8 1 800 561-8331 Email Website

In all four corners of downtown Sherbrooke, fifteen gigantic fresco murals show off the old districts of the city to their advantage. This tour is a unique attraction that transforms the downtown area in a magnificent open air museum. The Baladodiscovery application offers an interactive tour of the fresco murals with videos, music and historical information about characters and places that shaped Sherbrooke’s history.

Information brochure available at the Tourist Information
Center. Open year-round

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La Virée des Murales avec Mary O’Malley

La Virée des Murales avec Mary O’Malley

785 Rue King Ouest, Sherbrooke J1H 1R8 819 842-4710 Email Website

Only available in French

 

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Tours of Sherbrooke : L'histoire à ciel ouvert

Tours of Sherbrooke : L'histoire à ciel ouvert

275, rue Dufferin, Sherbrooke J1H 4M5 819-821-5406 Email Website

Three independants tours of the streets of Sherbrooke’s Old-North Ward and downtown, presented by the Mhist-Musée d'histoire de Sherbrooke on BaladoDecouverte's application. In French only.

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Brompton's Heritage Route

Brompton's Heritage Route

1 Rue Wilfrid-Laurier, Sherbrooke J1C 0P3 819-846-1122 Website

Brompton's Heritage Route, near the Townships Trail, offers a unique experience to visitors and is free. As Responsive Web design, this circuit of 2.1 kilometer is adapting to the New Technologies of Information to highlight the architectural heritage and history of the community. The Maison des arts et de la culture de Brompton is the starting point of the circuit. Open year-round.

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Bury heritage tour

Bury heritage tour

569, rue Main, Bury 819 560-8414 Website

The Bury heritage tour consists of about twenty stops at memorial sites or in front of buildings chosen for their architectural appeal.

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Lime Interpretation Center

Lime Interpretation Center

191, rue Principale Est, Marbleton (Dudswell) J0B 1G0 819 560-8484, p. 2700 Email Website

Limestone exploitation has been practiced for a very long time in Dudswell.  
Although the Lime Interpretation Center had to close in 2018, the Miner's Gardens around the Lime Ridge house still remain in place and provide an opportunity to learn more about the history of lime in Dudswell.

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 Slate Podcast of Pays de l’Ardoise

Slate Podcast of Pays de l’Ardoise

5, rue Belmont, Richmond J0B 2B0 819 826-3313 Website

Discover the English district of Richmond with its picturesque streets: Dufferin, Aberdeen and College. The architectural quality of their building’s slate roofing has given the
district significant historic interest. By taking the pedestrian tour, you will witness the rich heritage and cultural diversity left by its founders.
Anecdotes and historical facts of this historical epicentre are included.

Offered free of charge as a podcast: download it or play it live on your smartphone from the Slate Museum website.

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Parc historique de la Poudrière de Windsor

Parc historique de la Poudrière de Windsor

342, rue Saint-Georges, Windsor J1S 2Z5 819 845-5284 Website

Come see, hear and above all, smell the history of black powder! In an enchanting setting, live to the rhythm of the industry that has marked the town’s history. Come visit our exhibits, theatrical guided tours and multi-sensory show. Enjoy five kilometers of pedestrian trails, musical happy hours and art galleries.

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«Petits chevaux de fer» at Coburn Park

«Petits chevaux de fer» at Coburn Park

, Richmond Website

When stopping in the Melbourne Township it is important to admire the magnificent sculpture made out of steel bands by the artist Jean-Marc Tétro. This work, which evolves and changes as the seasons change, honors the painter Frederick S. Coburn. It represents two horses surrounded by a giant frame, like painting as a background with our
typical countryside landscape.

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Danville's Heritage Tour

Danville's Heritage Tour

39 rue du Dépôt, Danville J0A 1A0 1 888 839-2911 Email Website

Take a stroll along the three heritage tours, which will reveal Danville’s exceptional charm with more than 66 buildings of heritage, historical, and cultural interest. The tours take you to buildings of neo-Queen Ann, American vernacular, mansard, neo-Italian, Second Empire, and Boomtown styles.  A pamphlet on the tours is available at the MRC des Sources tourist information office.

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 « Incomparable Potton » circuit

« Incomparable Potton » circuit

291, rue Principale, Mansonville J0E 1X0 450 292-4403 Email Website

This 50-km driving circuit will take you on a tour of the heritage gems nestled amid the backcountry. Stop by the tourist information office to pick up some brochures.

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East Bolton Heritage Tour

East Bolton Heritage Tour

858 Route Missisquoi, Bolton-Est J0E 1G0 450 292-3444 Email Website

Ten stations with descriptive plates in the Bolton-Centre and the Bolton-Sud hamlets.

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Visite guidée de Magog animée par un comédien

Visite guidée de Magog animée par un comédien

375, rue Principale Ouest, Magog J1X 2C4 819 843-2099 Email Website

Discover the downtown stories with Odilon, a shoe shiner who is not afraid to speak his mind!

Only offered in French.

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Audioguided visits of Magog

Audioguided visits of Magog

90, rue Saint-David, Magog J1X 0H9 819 843-1330 Email Website

The heritage tours cover the three oldest districts of urban Magog. Simply follow the route suggested at your own pace or amble from place to place as you choose thanks to a map indicating the numbers that correspond to commentaries recorded on the audioguide. In addition to the historical and architectural commentaries, three writers from the region, one art historian, one historian, and a former Magog textile worker all tell you their stories. The audioguides are available in English and French.

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Haskell Free Library and Opera House

Haskell Free Library and Opera House

1 Church Street, Stanstead J0B 3E2 819 876-2471 Email Website

The Haskell Free Library and Opera House is deliberately located on the border between Canada and the United States. The idea was to give the border community a shared place of cultural enrichment and learning. The stage and seating area are in separate countries.

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Centre d’interprétation de la nature du lac Boivin

Centre d’interprétation de la nature du lac Boivin

700, rue Drummond,, Granby Email Website

This conservation area invites you to discover a marsh, which is one of the most beautiful bird watching sites in the province of Quebec.
Observation tours and walking trails will please nature lovers. Five trails for a total of 22 kilometers are offered for winter cross country skiing and hiking (10 km) followers. Exhibition room and gift shop are available.


MISSION: to preserve its territory, its habitat, its fauna and its flora for
all generations

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Heritage tour «On our Founders' Trails»

Heritage tour «On our Founders' Trails»

5491 Rue Foster, Waterloo J0E 2N0 450 539-4650 Email Website

Welcome to Waterloo!

Whether you are on foot or on your bike, here’s your chance to explore more than 150 years of history.

Heritage homes, places of worship and institutions are evidence of a golden age that has often fallen by the wayside.

From the tourist information booth, you will have easy access to all documents, the Artria Open Air Museum and the Yamaska River.

Available in English on BaladoDecouverte

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Historical circuits of Granby

Historical circuits of Granby

111, rue Denison Est, Granby J2G 4C4 450 372-7056 Email Website

Take a trip back to the Granby of 1939. Use the BaladoDiscovery app to discover the entertaining and historical backstories of the many vestiges that remain today.

This one-hour tour, which departs from the Granby tourist information office, will take you to 13 places of interest along a two-kilometre route.

(in French only)

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Waterloo’s Maison de la Culture

Waterloo’s Maison de la Culture

441, rue de la Cour, Waterloo J0E 2N0 1-877-539-4764 Website

In 1913, The Freemasons purchased the Universalist church, built in 1870, and converted it to a temple. It was then abandoned during the 1970s and 1980s and acquired a new vocation in the 1990s as it became Waterloo’s Maison de la Culture, a concert hall devoted to cultural events. It is recognized as one of the most beautiful such halls in its category in Quebec. It now features an improved and air-conditioned hall.

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Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke

Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke

241, rue Dufferin, Sherbrooke J1H 4M3 819 821-2115 Email Website

Founded in 1982 by a group of art enthusiasts, the Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke has been located since 1996 in the former headquarters of the Eastern Townships Bank, a fine 19th-century building which is part of Sherbrooke’s architectural heritage. Its downtown location places the museum at the very heart of regional cultural activities. Its program of cultural mediation and educational activities, adapted to the various communities, allows the general public to learn more about art and deepen their understanding of the art world.

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Mine’s observatory

Mine’s observatory

Boulevard St-Luc, face à la rue Panneton, Val-des-Sources Website

One of the world largest open-pit mining site is located in Val-des-Sources. Dug by more than 120 years of mining, Its 2-kilometer-diameter pit can be seen from an observatory overlooking the mine. Free access. A unique view!

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Bromont heritage circuit

Bromont heritage circuit

15, boul. de Bromont, Bromont J2L 2K4 1 877 276-6668 Email Website

Two heritage circuits wind through Bromont: one in Vieux-Bromont and the other in the heart of the Adamsville district. The circuits feature 27 interpretation panels and three murals explaining the history and architecture of the buildings. Kick your tour up a notch with a BaladoDiscovery self-guided tour.

For more information, contact the Bromont tourist information office.

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Bedford's Autoguided Heritage Tour

Bedford's Autoguided Heritage Tour

1, rue Principale,, Bedford J0J 1A0 Website

Discover the pioneers, American and British loyalists, that settled down in Bedford in 1812. Take the tour on foot or by bike!

Pamphlets available at the city hall reception.

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Sutton heritage circuits

Sutton heritage circuits

27, rue Principale Nord, Sutton J0E 2K0 1 800 565-8455 Email Website

Three self-guided heritage circuits allow you to discover a page of the Eastern Townships’ rich history. The town circuit; rural circuit and the churches and cemeteries circuit. Stop by the Sutton tourism office to get a guide for these tours.

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“Les Belles Disparues” fresco mural tour

“Les Belles Disparues” fresco mural tour

175 rue Principale, Cowansville J2K 1J4 450-263-6101 Email Website

Lost treasures: Using the idea of old post cards, the Cowansville Historical Society has promoted colour urban scenes of the town to revive the memory of now-defunct buildings. The Society and its team of mural artists created seven giant detailed and colourful pieces that celebrate the history of downtown Cowansville.

Historical plaques such as museum panels accompany each mural and guide you through 40 years of history.

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A Tour of the Border Churches of Frelighsburg

A Tour of the Border Churches of Frelighsburg

1 Place de l'Hôtel de ville, Frelighsburg J0J 1C0 450 298-5630 Email Website

Seven bell towers in two border villages: Discover the history of the churches in Frelighsburg and Saint-Armand. Pamphlet available at the Frelighsburg Tourist Office and on the village website.

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Stanstead Township  Launches a Heritage Trail

Stanstead Township Launches a Heritage Trail

778 chemin Sheldon, Stanstead J1X 3W4 Email Website

Stanstead Township Launches A Heritage Trail
Welcome to Stanstead Township, a community rich in history. Deep roots connect the people to the place which we are proud to call our home.

Start either in Fitch Bay at the Town Hall, 778 Sheldon Road or at the Carré Copp in Georgeville and follow the circuit of 23 kilometers, to go by car or by bike.

The circuit is open all year long. A map is available on at either of the two main starting points or on the municipal website.

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Walking in the footsteps of the pioneers - Sutton Circuit

Walking in the footsteps of the pioneers - Sutton Circuit

27, rue Principale Nord, Sutton J0E 2K0 Email Website

Meander along Sutton’s back roads. Admire the scenery that charmed the early settlers of the Eastern Townships. Listen to music and sounds created especially for this circuit. Each of our self-guided heritage tours is a rendezvous with the history of Sutton. Hear voices from the past including a brothel madam, First World War soldiers and founders of the village, all brought to life by expert storytellers.

One of the three circuits is presented in a new format, as a radio drama, where every stage of the circuit adds a new element to the historical intrigue. The story is based on accounts by seniors in the community

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Heritage Tour of Cowansville

Heritage Tour of Cowansville

225 rue Principale, Cowansville J2K 1J4 Website

We have created a virtual circuit to let you discover various aspects of Cowansville’s history and heritage. Lined with majestic trees, the long Main street connects both poles while revealing all the required efforts that were necessary to create today’s flourishing town.

Along this unique route, you will travel back in time through the heart of a city in full growth. You will thus discover 24 unique sites, each revealing its own history. Wishing you great discoveries!

Brochures are available at the Cowansville Tourist Office and on the website.

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Géorallye de Val-des-Sources

Géorallye de Val-des-Sources

345, boulevard Saint-Luc, Val-des-Sources J1T 2W2 Website

In french only

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Cookshire-Eaton Art Gallery

Cookshire-Eaton Art Gallery

125, rue Principale ouest , Cookshire-Eaton J0B1M0 819-578-4383 Email Website

The Cookshire-Eaton Art Gallery offers, from April to December, a program of exhibitions of works by contemporary, mid-career or established artists working in the field of visual arts, mainly in painting, sculpture and photography, on a heritage and cultural site in the Eastern Townships.

 

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Musée ferroviaire  de Waterloo

Musée ferroviaire de Waterloo

2326, rue Beaulac, Waterloo J0E 2N0 Email Website

Located in the heart of the Vélo-Parc, the Railway Museum is housed inside one of Waterloo's heritage gems, a caboose.

The exhibition tells the story of Waterloo's railway network and its builder, Asa Belknap Foster. The man nicknamed "the king of Canadian railroads" will tell you all about his epic and that of Waterloo through various explanatory panels. There's also an illustrated section for children, and a superb model of the city in the days of the train, which bridges the gap between the past and the present.

Since summer 2023, you can also listen to the story Choisir son Waterloo in podcast format, inspired by the city's amazing history. Written and narrated by Waterloo storyteller Paul Bradley, the tale is divided into three episodes. This fascinating tale takes us back to a time when Foster, Lewis and Robinson were living characters, long before these names were used to designate city streets and parks.

The Railway Museum is open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., until Labor Day (closed in case of rain). Admission is free.

 

 

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Patrimonial circuit of the Canton de Shefford

Patrimonial circuit of the Canton de Shefford

245, chemin Picard , Shefford J2M 1J2 Website

In French only

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200 tons Haul truck

200 tons Haul truck

375, boulevard St-Luc, Val-des-Sources Website

Johns-Manville mining company ordered this 1,3 million dollars massive haul truck from the United States in the early 1970s. Given that it can’t be driven on public roads due to its exceptionnal weight and size, it was delivered in parts and assembled on site. The dump truck has been on display at the entrance to the City of Val-des-Sources since 1987 in memory of the municipality's mining history

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Sherbus

Sherbus

785, rue King Ouest, Sherbrooke J1H 1R8 819 821-1919 Website

This summer, hop aboard the Sherbus!

Departing from the Sherbrooke Tourist Information Office, board a bus for a city tour and learn about the city’s history and heritage while discovering Sherbrooke’s main attractions.

SHERBUS

$8 per adult (16 years and older, reservation required)
$5 per child (5 years and older, reservation required)

Free for children under 5 years old

Upcoming Schedule

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Rallye-Énigmes de Saint-Camille

Rallye-Énigmes de Saint-Camille

157 Rue Miquelon, Saint-Camille J0A 1G0 Website

Not available in English.

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Circuit des sheds panoramiques

Circuit des sheds panoramiques

, Cookshire-Eaton Email Website

The Circuit des sheds panoramiques is a course currently featuring more than seven sheds or pavilions, distributed across the Haut-Saint-François territory and situated in select locations to take in the region’s most beautiful scenery. Let us guide you through our region, where each shed tells a unique story, while letting you gaze at the beauty of our valleys, mountains, and rivers.

Explanations mostly in French.

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The Knowlton Circuit

The Knowlton Circuit

130, chemin Lakeside, Lac-Brome J0E 1V0 450 243-6782 Email Website

Self-guided walking tour. Free.
Step back in time and explore the magnificent built heritage of the village of Knowlton, founded in 1855. Well-preserved Victorian homes, municipal buildings, shops, schools and places of worship attest to the region’s rich past and its economic, industrial and cultural vitality.

Start your walk at the Lac-Brome Museum, continue along Lakeside Road and end on charming Victoria St. Interpretive panels illustrated with archival photos tell the story of each home and building. The route map is available at the Lac-Brome Museum and the Brome Lake Welcome Centre.

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Maison de la culture John-Henry-Pope

Maison de la culture John-Henry-Pope

25, rue Principale Est, Cookshire-Eaton J0B 1M0 1 (873) 825-7003 Email Website

The Maison de la culture John-Henry-Pope is located in the former Anglican presbytery, in the heart of the village of Cookshire-Eaton. During the summer period, it houses the tourist information office. The Maison de la culture offers a visit to the John-Henry-Pope exhibition in the St-Peters Anglican Church.

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85, avenue du Parc, Cookshire-Eaton J0B 1M0 Website

Season 2023: from June to early September  at dark, one performance per evening.

"Les murmures du canton" is a video projection animation presented on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays on the walls of Victoria Hall, St-Peters Church and the English School. This production of The Unknown in the Dark with the Maison de la culture John-Henry-Pope is a free artistic interpretation of the history of Eaton Township and the surrounding area. It explores the presence of the Abenakis, colonization by different populations as well as the territory.

Free activity.

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The Brome-Missisquoi Prohibition Heritage Trail

The Brome-Missisquoi Prohibition Heritage Trail

173, rue Principale, Cowansville J2K 1J3 Website

Through this audio-guided tour of  more than 130 km, discover the characters, anecdotes and the various places that marked the temperance and prohibition period throughout the border region of Brome-Missisquoi between 1848 and 1933.

On the route, you’ll be accompanied by the voice of the colourful Alfred Carpentier, a fictitious alcohol smuggler, but whose stories are indeed true.

The circuit stops at several steps of the Townships Trail: Cowansville, Lac-Brome, Sutton, Frelighsburg and Bedford.

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Les matinées découvertes

Les matinées découvertes

275 rue Dufferin, Sherbrooke J1H 4M5 819 821-5406 Email Website

Only available in French

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Randonnée urbaine

Randonnée urbaine

275 rue Dufferin, Sherbrooke J1H 4M5 Website

Only available in French

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Sur les traces du passé

Sur les traces du passé

275 rue Dufferin, Sherbrooke J1H 4M5 819 821-5406 Email Website

Only available in French

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Podcast - Local stories in Waterloo

Podcast - Local stories in Waterloo

5491 rue Foster, Waterloo J0E 2N0 Email Website

Download the Anekdote mobile audiovisual platform to discover Waterloo's heritage, cultural and tourist attractions in a fun and captivating way. Nearly fifty points of interest are listed on the Waterloo territory. In addition to highlighting the city's emblematic landmarks, the app also lists local businesses with a bit of their history.

The app guides you through your visit with an interactive map, and is triggered each time you approach a point of interest to tell you the stories that have shaped Waterloo. With Anekdote on your cell phone, it's like walking with a local guide.

To download the free application: www.anekdote.ca

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32, rue Principale Sud, Sutton J0E 2K0 (579) 534-8222 Email Website Facebook Instagram

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