Haute-Yamaska

The Haute-Yamaska regional municipal county covers eight municipalities and connects the Saint Lawrence plains to the Appalachian mountains. The Townships Trail takes you to Granby and, through Shefford Township, to Waterloo.

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Granby

Granby

130, rue Principale, Granby J2G 2V2 450 372-7056 Email Website

Welcome to Granby! Admire its mixed French and English architecture heritage, first with the Saint-Georges Church.
With is Collegiate Gothic style architecture, this Anglican Church was built in 1908, has a 65 feets high tower and a Casavant organ inside.

One heritage tour, two experiences!
Immerse yourself in the history of Granby during a 2 km walk. Explore the remains of the city in a fun way or with the new historical formula that will delight history enthusiasts.

Feel free to enjoy many shops, restaurants and green spaces on your way too!

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Waterloo tourism office

Waterloo tourism office

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

The Town of Waterloo has many treasures for you to discover. Whether you want to walk, relax, explore or experience Waterloo, you'll be pleased. Come and ride our bike paths, explore our beautiful lake, discover our beautiful downtown core and our impressive heritage tour or visit our Railway Museum. You can even take part in one of our free events and shows downtown. Visit our merchants and discover the magic of our ambassadors. They'll give you an exceptional experience.

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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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Canton de Shefford

Canton de Shefford

245, chemin Picard, Shefford J2M 1J2 450 539-2258 Website

Founded in 1792 by Loyalists who fled the United States, Shefford Township has a rich history of pioneer and rural life. At the eastern limit of the Haute-Yamaska region, the old hamlet of Frost Village, named after the Frost brothers who founded it, features several beautiful specimens of local heritage. They are the last vestiges of a community that for a brief time rivaled Waterloo in size.

Today, Shefford is a semi-rural municipality. The landscape is dominated by Shefford Mountain, which offers several beautiful perspectives on the region. Part of the bike trail Estriade is also located here, to the south of the Mountain, as well as Parc écologique Jean-Paul Forand and its walking trails. The region’s 200 km of small secondary roads are great for cycling expeditions.

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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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Manoir Maplewood

Manoir Maplewood

26 rue Clark, Waterloo J0E 2N0 450-920-1500 Email Website

In 1864 the Senator A.B. Foster’s family had this manor built and designed by the famous architect Sir John William Hopkins. All the specifics of a typical French manor can be found, front gate, library, chapel, a spacious living room, stables with a coach gate, large courtyard and a gazebo looking out on the property

Today, Manoir Maplewood combines the comfort and refinement of a hotel and the intimate and cosy atmosphere of a guest house.

Ten rooms and suites, tasty cuisine, gourmet breakfast, conference room and health centre are offered to our guests for an authentic and personalized experience…

«Crossing the threshold of ‘maplewood Manor is to witness an exceptional place with its own unique charm.»

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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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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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