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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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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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 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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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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Alcôve des Céramistes

Alcôve des Céramistes

911, rue Western, Waterloo J0E 2N0 1 (450) 877-2141 Email Website

L’Alcôve des Céramistes, nestled in a 1834 historic home is in Waterloo, the crossroads of bicycle paths in the center of the Eastern Townships!

Neighbor to Bromont, Eastman, Granby and their attractions; near Yamaska National Park, Mont Orford and Sutton, Waterloo is the ideal place to explore the region.

L'Alcôve is a place of healing and artistic inspiration. Located above the workshop-boutique of ceramist Coralie Huckel, you can discover all the phases of creation!

Very bright open concept loft on the second floor that can accommodate up to four people with a closed bedroom (queen size bed) and bedroom space (double bed) in the open concept living room. Full kitchen with island and dining area, bathroom with bathtub. private covered veranda and access to the garden of the property.

The loft is surrounded by a large garden and hundred-year-old trees which create a bubble of tranquility in the heart of dynamic Waterloo. Just a few steps away and you will find the beat of the city: shops, terraces, historic buildings, etc. Also enjoy the many parks and the lake: volleyball, kayaking and paddle boards!

As a couple, with family or friends, come explore the Eastern Townships at L'Alcôve!

Historical house

L’Alcôve is part of the Robinson House, built in 1834 in stone and wood in the neoclassical style by Hezekiah Robinson. It is one of the first buildings in Waterloo.

Hezekiah Robinson (1791 – 1851) was an important figure in the life of Waterloo. He was a businessman, justice of the peace and civil servant. Born into an American Congregationalist family, Hezekiah Robinson was educated at Newfane College in Vermont. At the age of 18, he worked as a carder and manufacturer of “made clothing” in the summer and as a schoolteacher in the winter. On June 30, 1817, he married Selucia Knowlton, eldest daughter of Luke Knowlton, Deputy Judge of Windham County, and from this marriage nine children were born. In May 1821, he immigrated to Stukely Township when the Eastern Townships were opened to the Loyalists and settled in Waterloo shortly thereafter.

You will find the name Robinson in many public landmarks in Waterloo. Although the house remained in the Robinson family until the early 20th century, it was once owned by distinguished members of society, professionals and artists, before becoming the home of the Huckel-Fidalgo family.

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Holiday Agri-Food Gatherings  - Nov. 26, 2023

Holiday Agri-Food Gatherings - Nov. 26, 2023

5005, rue Foster, Waterloo Website

Nov. 26th, 9AM to 4PM - Waterloo, Salle St-Bernardin.

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Granby Craft Show - November 24 -25-26, 2023

Granby Craft Show - November 24 -25-26, 2023

270, rue Principale, Granby J2G 2W3 Website

November 24 ∙ 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
November 25 ∙  10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
November 26 ∙  10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Notre Dame Center
270, rue Principale in Granby

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Centre d’interprétation de la nature du lac Boivin, Granby

Centre d’interprétation de la nature du lac Boivin, Granby

700, rue Drummond,, Granby Website

Observation tours and walking trails with splendid views of Boivin Lake and the surrounding mountains.

(picture by Clement Feuz)

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Agri-Food Gatherings - Granby - Dec. 1-2-3 2023

Agri-Food Gatherings - Granby - Dec. 1-2-3 2023

270, rue Principale, Granby J2G 2W3 Website

Friday December 1st from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday December 2 and Sunday December 3

from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Notre Dame Center

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