Sherbrooke

The city of Sherbrooke is located in the heart of the Eastern Townships, in an environment surrounded by hills, lakes, rivers, and forests. The Abenakis lived here before Gilbert Hyatt and his associates in 1801 built a flour mill and sawmill powered by the Magog River at its gorge. Part of Sherbrooke’s charm lies in the fact that one minute you’re in a rural setting and the next urban. This is a city within nature. Sherbrooke is a town with 165 000 people, making it the sixth largest city in Quebec. The Townships Trail takes you to downtown Sherbrooke and the boroughs of Lennoxville and Brompton.

Sherbrooke’s Old North Ward features historic homes dating from 1890 to 1920. The city’s upper class lived in this district, known as the most picturesque of Sherbrooke’s old neighbourhoods. History can be seen in the architecture of the homes and public buildings, century-old trees, and gardens, giving the neighbourhood its unique charm.

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The Sherbrooke Historical Society

The Sherbrooke Historical Society

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

The Mhist-Musée d’histoire de Sherbrooke invites you to explore Sherbrooke and the Eastern Townships’ past. Discover the contribution of cultural communities on the development of the city for more than 200 years and witness their legacy.

Archives services, exhibits, tours and activities
all play in role in Sherbrooke Historical Society’s goal: promote Sherbrooke’s rich history!

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Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre

Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre

9 Rue Speid, Sherbrooke QC J1M 819-564-0409 Website

Housed in a stately and elegant heritage house, Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre combines local history with cultural and artistic traditions. The centre is a unique establishment which offers: exhibitions of works by local and regional artists, concerts, workshops, guided tours, and more!

Enter the warm and elegant ambience of a distinguished home from the past. Each room has a unique charm, thanks to the many furnishings and antiques belonging to the Lennoxville-Ascot Historical and Museum Society.

Outside, discover our exhibit on large panels and beautiful gardens, where you can experience English tea. Guides in period costume welcome you and interpret this local tea tradition.

We hope to see you soon!

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Maison des arts et de la culture de Brompton

Maison des arts et de la culture de Brompton

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

Brompton’s arts and cultural centre is located next to the Saint Francis River in Parc de la Rive. Its magnificent outdoor site welcomes many people out for a stroll or bike ride, and its train-station-inspired architecture and interpretive panels pay homage to the rich history of this heritage site.

Throughout the year, professional visual arts
exhibitions and various cultural activities are part of the wealth of cultural programming.

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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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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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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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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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L'Ancienne Forge, nanobrasserie de Bromptonville

L'Ancienne Forge, nanobrasserie de Bromptonville

49, rue Saint-Lambert, Sherbrooke J1C 0N7 819-636-0506 Email Website

Only 12 minutes away from downtown Sherbrooke, L’Ancienne Forge of Bromptonville is located in an historical building : an old blacksmith shop that goes back to 1914.

Our craft beers are brewed with the advice of the chemistry and brewing sciences department of Bishop’s University. Quick! Only small batchs are brewed at a time. 

Gathering place for all the community with shows and presentations, it is also the only microbrewery in North America to double as a Historical Centre with temporary and permanent exhibitions as well as guided tours of the old Brompton-Falls, company town of the mid-19th century.

Acting in social economy and managed by a non profit organization, L’Ancienne Forge plans to reinject it’s surplus in local community projects and organization. So, when you grab a beer there, you’re making the world a better place.

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Île de Garde B&B

Île de Garde B&B

576, rue Prospect, Sherbrooke J1H 1A8 819 346-0142 Email Website

A welcoming and authentic place, with a touch of fantasy, this is how one of the most beautiful homes in Old North Sherbrooke is presented.
Ile de Garde B&B opens its doors to welcome some privileged guests. The brick walls of the 19th century have been preserved, and rub shoulders with extensions with geometric lines in a beautiful harmony. The decoration is simple, warm, decorated here and there with bright colours by local artists, and the 4 rooms each evoke an emotion linked to the history of the house and its owner.
The breakfast are marvellous. Composed like paintings, signed by a flower or a grass grown in the garden, they highlight the best of regional products.
A 5-minute walk from downtown Sherbrooke, surrounded by its large park, herb garden and gardens, calm and relaxation make it a must to discover the Heart of the Eastern Townships or to recharge your batteries.

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La Centrale Frontenac

La Centrale Frontenac

275, rue Dufferin, Sherbrooke J1H 4M5 Email Website

In the heart of the Magog River Gorge, proudly sits the Frontenac Power Station, Québec’s oldest hydroelectricity facility still operational. Visit
the interactive exhibit titled La ville électrique (The Electric City); a journey through time and history to discover how electricity came to Sherbrooke and understand how a power station functions. Guides
available on site from the end of June to end of August.

Reservations needed from April to October. ($)

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Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre

Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre

9 Rue Speid, Sherbrooke J1M 1R9 819-564-0409 Website

SEASON 2023 : from June 17th to August 20th, reservation required.

English Tea is an important part of Uplands’ history: it has been served here for over 30 years. Our guides in period costume interpret this tradition, while serving the tea. Antique silverware and porcelain cups are part of the experience!

Reservations: Limited seats, reservation is required and will open in June 2023 on Uplands’ website.

Cancellation policy: Possible at any time, free of charge

Schedule: 2 seatings per day, 11:00 am and 2:00 pm

Menus: Small Tea $15 and High Tea $30, Kids Menu (under 12): $10

Opening hours for Uplands House (visit of the exhibits): Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm.

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Chemin Macdonald, Canton de Hatley

Chemin Macdonald, Canton de Hatley

, Canton de Hatley

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Sanctuaire du Sacré-Coeur de Beauvoir, Sherbrooke

Sanctuaire du Sacré-Coeur de Beauvoir, Sherbrooke

, Sherbrooke

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Les balades contées du domaine Howard - in french only

Les balades contées du domaine Howard - in french only

1350, boulevard de Portland , Sherbrooke J1J 1S3 1 800-561-8331 Email Website

2020: closed

In french only

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Défilé du Père Noël de Sherbrooke -2019, nov. 24

Défilé du Père Noël de Sherbrooke -2019, nov. 24

, Sherbrooke Website

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Au gîte des 4 lacs

Au gîte des 4 lacs

2115 Godfroid-Gilbert , Sherbrooke J1R 0H4 819-933-4468 Email Website

2021 : temporarily closed

Lovers of tranquility, the site of 16 acres with 4 small private lakes will transport you in a few moments miles away from city life.


Our cottage charm you with its warm and friendly atmosphere inspiring calm to replenish energy.


Come watch the sunrise while having breakfast with a beautiful view of a lake from the cottage.

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Musée d'histoire de Sherbrooke

Musée d'histoire de Sherbrooke

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

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Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre

Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre

9 Rue Speid, Sherbrooke J1M 1R9 819-564-0409 Website

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Maison des arts et de la culture de Brompton

Maison des arts et de la culture de Brompton

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

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Christmas at the Marché de la Gare - Nov. 18 to Dec. 17, 2023

Christmas at the Marché de la Gare - Nov. 18 to Dec. 17, 2023

720, place de la Gare, Sherbrooke J1H 0E9 819-569-0909 Website

Weekends from November 18th to December 17th : 9AM to 4PM.

Located in the heart of downtown Sherbrooke in the enchanting setting of the old train station, producers, merchants and craftsmen invite you to a festive outing and an authentic holiday experience.

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Chemin de North Hatley, Sherbrooke

Chemin de North Hatley, Sherbrooke

, Sherbrooke

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Bellevue en couleurs - September 30th to 8th 2023

Bellevue en couleurs - September 30th to 8th 2023

, Sherbrooke Website

September 30th and October 1st & 7-8 October, 2023

Many activities for all the family. Movies (in French), shows, sports, colors and more.

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

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

130, rue de la Cathédrale, Sherbrooke Website

November 27-28 & December 4-5, 2021

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 Christmas Market by Etsy Sherbrooke - Dec 12, 2022

Christmas Market by Etsy Sherbrooke - Dec 12, 2022

130, rue de la Cathédrale, Sherbrooke Website

December 12th, from 10AM to 4PM at the Cathédrale Saint-Michel of Sherbrooke.

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Chemin Moulton Hill, Sherbrooke

Chemin Moulton Hill, Sherbrooke

, Sherbrooke

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Lennoxville Christmas Market - December 2, 2023

Lennoxville Christmas Market - December 2, 2023

6, rue Church, Sherbrooke Website

December 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lennoxville United Church

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Brompton Christmas Market - December 3, 2022

Brompton Christmas Market - December 3, 2022

35, rue du Curé-Larocque, Sherbrooke Website

December 3 from 10AM to 4PM.  
The market benefits the community newspaper Ici Brompton and the organization CHEZ PRAXÈDE.

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130 rue de la Cathédrale, Shebrooke J1H 4M1 819-563-9934 Website

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