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.
Granby Tourism office
Granby is the second largest city in terms of population in the Eastern Townships. The first pioneer to settle here, where the hamlet of Granby would later be established, was John Horner around 1810. The village of Granby first had a mostly English-speaking and Protestant citizenry, and its history took off in 1824 when Richard Frost acquired lot 8 of the seventh range and in 1825 drew the first plans for the village of Granby. The first Irish and French-Canadian settlers began arriving in 1835, at which point the town’s dual ethnic reality took shape with a Catholic and French-speaking village and pockets of Protestants and English-speakers.
In January 1859, the village of Granby separated from the township to become an independent municipality. It owes its name to John Manners, supreme commander of the English army, duke of Rutland, and marquis of Granby, whom King George III of England wanted to honour for services rendered. Between 1880 and 1916, Granby grew from a village to a small industrial town of more than 5000 inhabitants. Over the years, it continued to grow to become an industrial crossroads and leading regional centre for rubber, textile, tobacco, and dairy production.
Granby awaits you with a range of leisure activities, touristic attractions and festivals. The numerous green spaces, our picturesque landscapes,
our parks, our Lake Boivin Nature Interpretation Centre and our Miner Heritage Farm, make it a unique resort place for you to visit.
111, rue Denison Est , Granby
1 800 567-7273
Ferme Héritage Miner
This major project is being undertaken to protect, restore and showcase the old “Pine Tree” farm belonging to William Harlow Miner.
As a genuine organic urban farm, it provides visitors with access to a vibrant, exciting parts of country living, just a few steps from downtown Granby!
100, rue Mountain, Granby
Waterloo tourism office
Whether it is for walking, practicing sport and cultural activities, sleeping or eating, your needs will all be satisfied. Come and browse through our impressive cycling trails and unmarked circuits. Visit our museums, attend a show, relax on the beach or spend a moment across our numerous parks.
Canton de Shefford
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.
245, chemin Picard, Shefford
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