Des Sources

The Des Sources regional municipal county is located at the extreme north of the Eastern Townships. Its seven municipalities are graced with a varied landscape of lakes, rivers, mountains, and wide open spaces. The region’s settlement first saw Americans taking advantage of the fertile lands, followed by the British, Irish, and Scottish. Later, at the end of the 19th century, mineral extraction, particularly asbestos, attracted many workers to the area.

When visiting the Des Sources region, you won’t want to miss one of the most beautiful villages in the Eastern Townships: Danville. A little hidden treasure, the town will impress you with its voyage back in time through the community’s exceptional built heritage.

Stop at the tourist information office for help in planning your stay, and we will be pleased to reveal all the jewels of our region.

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Le P’tit Bonheur de Saint-Camille

Le P’tit Bonheur de Saint-Camille

162, rue Miquelon, Saint-Camille J0A 1G0 819 340-1993 Website

Founded in the late 1840s, Saint-Camille was one of the first French-speaking villages of the Eastern Townships. However, the architecture of its buildings draws on an English-language heritage. Renowned for its cultural activities and expertise in rural community development, Saint-Camille is a united, innovative, and learning community. Its population is growing, having recently passed the 570 mark.

Located in the former general store and opened in 1988,le P'Ti Bonheur de Saint-Camille,  this cultural and community centre, puts on shows, exhibitions, and festivals, and offers services, meals, and training to the community.

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Vitrine minéralogique et d’histoire

Vitrine minéralogique et d’histoire

351, boul. Saint-Luc, Val-des-Sources J1T 2W4 819 879-7171 Website

This is the capital of the asbestos-producing region, known particularly for its open-pit mines. With the Jeffrey Mine, the town can continue to claim to this day to have the largest open-air deposit in the world. The asbestos was discovered by 1879, and extraction began by William H. Jeffrey in 1881. Val-des-Sources (before called Asbestos) has been through its courses and graduated, growing from a simple post office to mining camp and from village to town. The name “Asbestos,” dating back to 1884, comes from the English word derived from the Greek name for incombustible.

The museum collects minerals from the Jeffrey Mine as well as derivative products from the mining industry, and provides information on the history of local mining.

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Danville

Danville

39 rue Du Dépôt, Danville J0A 1A0 1 888 839.2911 Email Website

On June 14, 1902, the Montreal Daily Herald ran the headline, “Danville, one of the most beautiful towns in the province of Quebec.” Danville is located at the edge of the Eastern Townships, where the Bois-Francs region starts. It owes its growth to the arrival of the railway in the mid-18th century. Magnificent Victorian homes and the American-style square continue to bear witness to that era.

Danville has been home to well-known leaders such as Daniel Johnson, premier of Quebec from 1966 to 1968, and Mack Sennett, an icon of Hollywood silent movies.

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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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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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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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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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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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Étang Burbank

Étang Burbank

, Danville

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Salon de créations du P'tit Bonheur - Dec. 2, 2023

Salon de créations du P'tit Bonheur - Dec. 2, 2023

162, rue Miquelon, Saint-Camille J0A 1G0 Website

December 2, 2023, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at P’tit Bonheur

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Danville Christmas Market - Nov. 27-28 and Dec. 4-5, 2021

Danville Christmas Market - Nov. 27-28 and Dec. 4-5, 2021

, Danville Website

December 3-4 from 11AM to 5PM.

At 10AM on December 4th (one hour prior to the market opening), children are invited to stop by La Galerie Perkins for a bilingual storytime activity with Rebecca.

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Val-des-Sources Craftmen's Christmas - Nov. 26-27, 2022

Val-des-Sources Craftmen's Christmas - Nov. 26-27, 2022

120 boulevard Olivier, Val-des-Sources

November 26 from 10AM to 5PM and November 27 from 10AM to 3PM at Val-des-Sources Salle des Loisirs. Free admission.

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Creations Fair at St-Camille - December 3-4, 2022

Creations Fair at St-Camille - December 3-4, 2022

162, rue Miquelon, Saint-Camille J0A 1G0 Website

Le P'tit Bonheur de Saint-Camille is delighted to invite you to its 34th edition of the Salon des créations, on December 3 and 4 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
In addition to some twenty artisans from the region, several activities and surprises are on the program: Christmas stories in the children's corner, musical performances, popcorn, face painting and draws are part of this tradition that makes the walls vibrate. du P'tit Bonheur… and the hearts of its visitors!
From 7 p.m., the festivities continue at the Centre le Camillois with an evening of traditional dancing hosted by Donald Dubuc, professional caller.

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157 rue Miquelon, Saint-Camille J0A 1G0 819-877-5995 Website

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157 rue Miquelon, Saint-Camille J0A 1G0 819 340-1993 Website

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160 rue Miquelo, Saint-Camille J0A 1G0 Website

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493, rue Principale, Saint-Georges-de-Windsor J0A 1J0 819 879-2535 Website

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