Heritage Trails

Throughout history and territories

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The Pionneer Trail

The Pionneer Trail

At the heart of our villages or along country roads become acquainted  with 22 characters that are both colorful and inspiring. Listen to their story and learn about the striking facts of the development of
their municipality.

Downloading the tour with the BaladoDécouverte application is free.

137, rue Michaud, Coaticook
J1A 1A9
1 866 665-666
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Discovery Circuits of the Coaticook Region

Discovery Circuits of the Coaticook Region

Discover the most beautiful itineraries through the Eastern Townships’ Coaticook region. From mountain summits to lush valleys, you’ll be  delighted by the area’s wide-open spaces, rich heritage, and historical tours.

137, rue Michaud, Coaticook
J1A 1A9
1 866 665-6669
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Circuits patrimoniaux de Coaticook

Circuits patrimoniaux de Coaticook

Discover Coaticook’s town through three heritage tours: the “Guide du promeneur”, the “Promenades architecturales” and “D’hier à aujourd’hui: L’industrie à Coaticook”.

137, rue Michaud, Coaticook
J1A 1A9
1 888 773-8888
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Voices from another time

Voices from another time

Discover Coaticook’s history and heritage as you get to know 10 of the area’s cemeteries up close! From the town’s hilltops to Lake Lyster’s shores, the tour leads you along picturesque routes, taking you back in time to the 1800s.

Download on Baladodecouverte

137, rue Michaud, Coaticook
J1A 1A9
1 866 665-6669
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Murals tour

Murals tour

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

785 Rue King Ouest, Sherbrooke
J1H 1R8
1 800 561-8331
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Tours of Sherbrooke : L'histoire à ciel ouvert

Tours of Sherbrooke : L'histoire à ciel ouvert

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.

275, rue Dufferin, Sherbrooke
J1H 4M5
819-821-5406
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Brompton's Heritage Route

Brompton's Heritage Route

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.

1 Rue Wilfrid-Laurier, Sherbrooke
J1C 0P3
819-846-1122
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Bury heritage tour

Bury heritage tour

The Bury heritage tour consists of about twenty stops at memorial sites or in front of buildings chosen for their architectural appeal.

569, rue Main, Bury
819 560-8414

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 Slate Podcast of Pays de l’Ardoise

Slate Podcast of Pays de l’Ardoise

Discover the English district of Richmond with its picturesque streets: Dufferin, Aberdeen and College. The architectural quality of their building’s slate roofing has given the
district significant historic interest. By taking the pedestrian tour, you will witness the rich heritage and cultural diversity left by its founders.
Anecdotes and historical facts of this historical epicentre are included.

Offered free of charge as a podcast: download it or play it live on your smartphone from the Slate Museum website.

5, rue Belmont, Richmond
J0B 2B0
819 826-3313
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Danville's Heritage Tour

Danville's Heritage Tour

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.

39 rue du Dépôt, Danville
J0A 1A0
1 888 839-2911
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"Incomparable Potton" Tour

This 52 kilometer marked out automobile tour will allow you to discover the backcountry’s rich heritage. Get the documentation at the Tourist Office.

291, rue Principale, Mansonville
J0E 1X0
450 292-4403
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East Bolton Heritage Tour

East Bolton Heritage Tour

Ten stations with descriptive plates in the Bolton-Centre and the Bolton-Sud hamlets.

858 Route Missisquoi, Bolton-Est
J0E 1G0
450 292-344
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Visite guidée de Magog animée par un comédien

Visite guidée de Magog animée par un comédien

2021 : not available

Discover the downtown stories with Odilon, a shoe shiner who is not afraid to speak his mind! Only offered in French.

375, rue Principale Ouest, Magog
J1X 2C4
819 843-2099
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Audioguided visits of Magog

Audioguided visits of Magog

The heritage tours cover the three oldest districts of urban Magog. Simply follow the route suggested at your own pace or amble from place to place as you choose thanks to a map indicating the numbers that correspond to commentaries recorded on the audioguide. In addition to the historical and architectural commentaries, three writers from the region, one art historian, one historian, and a former Magog textile worker all tell you their stories. The audioguides are available in English and French.

90, rue Saint-David, Magog
J1X 0H9
819 843-1330
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Heritage tour «On our Founders' Trails»

Heritage tour «On our Founders' Trails»

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

5491 Rue Foster, Waterloo
J0E 2N0
450 539-4650
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Historical circuits of Granby

Historical circuits of Granby

Immerse yourself in Granby in 1939. Discover through a historical or funny formula, several vestiges still visible today with the BaladoDécouverte application.

This one-hour tour will take you to 13 places of interest over a two-kilometre route. Departure from the Granby Tourist Welcome Office.
(in French only)

111, rue Denison Est, Granby
J2G 4C4
450 372-7056
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Bromont Heritage Trails

Bromont Heritage Trails

Two heritage routes meander through Bromont: The first crosses the Vieux-Village and the second is found in the heart of its Adamsville sector. These circuits include 27 panels et 3 murals which inform visitors about the history of the area and the architecture styles of its buildings. It is possible to enhance a tour by using an interactive an audio system, BaladoDécouverte.

For more information, contact the Bromont Tourism Office

15, boul. de Bromont, Bromont
J2L 2K4
1 877 276-6668
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Bedford's Autoguided Heritage Tour

Bedford's Autoguided Heritage Tour

Discover the pioneers, American and British loyalists, that settled down in Bedford in 1812. Take the tour on foot or by bike! Pamphlets available at the city hall reception (1, rue Principale) or the Interlude Restaurant
(48, rue Principale).

1, rue Principale,, Bedford
J0J 1A0

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Sutton heritage circuits

Sutton heritage circuits

Three self-guided heritage circuits allow you to discover a page of the Eastern Townships’ rich history. The town circuit; rural circuit and the churches and cemeteries circuit. Stop by the Sutton tourism office to get a guide for these tours.

24-A, Principale Sud, Sutton
J0E 2K0
1 800 565-8455
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“Les Belles Disparues” fresco mural tour

“Les Belles Disparues” fresco mural tour

Lost treasures: Using the idea of old post cards, the Cowansville Historical Society has promoted colour urban scenes of the town to revive the memory of now-defunct buildings. The Society and its team of mural artists created seven giant detailed and colourful pieces that celebrate the history of downtown Cowansville.

Historical plaques such as museum panels accompany each mural and guide you through 40 years of history.

225, rue Principale, Cowansville
J2K 1J4
450-263-6101
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A Tour of the Border Churches of Frelighsburg

A Tour of the Border Churches of Frelighsburg

Seven bell towers in two border villages: Discover the history of the churches in Frelighsburg and Saint-Armand. Pamphlet available at the Frelighsburg Tourist Office and on the village website.

1 Place de l'Hôtel de ville, Frelighsburg
J0J 1C0
450 298-5630
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Stanstead Township  Launches a Heritage Trail

Stanstead Township Launches a Heritage Trail

Stanstead Township Launches A Heritage Trail
Welcome to Stanstead Township, a community rich in history. Deep roots connect the people to the place which we are proud to call our home.

Start either in Fitch Bay at the Town Hall, 778 Sheldon Road or at the Carré Copp in Georgeville and follow the circuit of 23 kilometers, to go by car or by bike.

The circuit is open all year long. A map is available on at either of the two main starting points or on the municipal website.

778 chemin Sheldon, Stanstead
J1X 3W4

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Walking in the footsteps of the pioneers - Sutton Circuit

Walking in the footsteps of the pioneers - Sutton Circuit

Meander along Sutton’s back roads. Admire the scenery that charmed the early settlers of the Eastern Townships. Listen to music and sounds created especially for this circuit. Each of our self-guided heritage tours is a rendezvous with the history of Sutton. Hear voices from the past including a brothel madam, First World War soldiers and founders of the village, all brought to life by expert storytellers.

One of the three circuits is presented in a new format, as a radio drama, where every stage of the circuit adds a new element to the historical intrigue. The story is based on accounts by seniors in the community

24A, rue Principale Sud, Sutton
J0E 2K0

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Heritage Tour of Cowansville

Heritage Tour of Cowansville

We have created a virtual circuit to let you discover various aspects of Cowansville’s history and heritage. Lined with majestic trees, the long Main street connects both poles while revealing all the required efforts that were necessary to create today’s flourishing town.

Along this unique route, you will travel back in time through the heart of a city in full growth. You will thus discover 24 unique sites, each revealing its own history. Wishing you great discoveries!

, Cowansville


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Muralis, Sherbrooke's Great Mural Experience

Muralis, Sherbrooke's Great Mural Experience

This summer, MURALIS - Sherbrooke’s great murals will come to life through a unique digital experience developed by Space and Dream. Using your smartphone or tablet, bring the characters in each of the murals to life through this unique tour! A terrific way to wander the streets downtown (re)discovering the trompe-l’oeil frescos that have transformed Sherbrooke into a true open-air art gallery.

Note that iPad devices are available.

Please note: 
Suggested starting point – Tourist Information Office (785 rue King Ouest). 
Bring your earphones 
Make sure your device is fully charged 
Download the app and the map before leaving (900 Mb) 
The tour lasts for about 2 hours on foot

785, rue King Ouest , Sherbrooke
J1H 1R8
1 800 561-8331
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Patrimonial circuit of the Canton de Shefford

Patrimonial circuit of the Canton de Shefford

In French only

245, chemin Picard , Shefford
J2M 1J2

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Circuit de l'abbaye - long hikes

Circuit de l'abbaye - long hikes

The Circuit de l'Abbaye is a long-distance walking route that forms a 155-km loop starting at the iconic Abbaye de Saint-Benoît-du-Lac.

Through mountains and valleys, walkers will discover the treasures of eight municipalities - breathtaking landscapes, historic and heritage sites, a warm welcome - while experiencing a healing and introspective experience, or even a spiritual journey. An invitation to walk towards unforgettable moments during eight to ten days or in smaller courses.

, Saint-Benoît-du-Lac
J0E 2M0
819 481-0381
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Sherbus

Sherbus

This summer, hop aboard the Sherbus!

Departing from the Marché de la Gare, board a bus for a city tour and learn about the city’s history and heritage while discovering Sherbrooke’s main attractions.

SHERBUS

$5 per person (16 years and older, reservation required)
sherbus.com
819-821-1919 / 1-800-561-8331

From June 25 to September 5

Fridays: 1pm and 3 pm
Saturdays: 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm
Sundays: 11am and 3 pm

From September 11 to 25

Saturdays : 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm

710, Place de la Gare, Sherbrooke
J1H 0E9

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Ventre-Ville - animated tour

Ventre-Ville - animated tour

In French only.

80 rue Dépôt, Sherbrooke

1 800 561-8331
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Circuit des sheds panoramiques

Circuit des sheds panoramiques

The Circuit des sheds panoramiques is a course currently featuring more than seven sheds or pavilions, distributed across the Haut-Saint-François territory and situated in select locations to take in the region’s most beautiful scenery. Let us guide you through our region, where each shed tells a unique story, while letting you gaze at the beauty of our valleys, mountains, and rivers.

Explanations mostly in French.

, Cookshire-Eaton


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The Knowlton Circuit

The Knowlton Circuit

Self-guided walking tour. Free.
Step back in time and explore the magnificent built heritage of the village of Knowlton, founded in 1855. Well-preserved Victorian homes, municipal buildings, shops, schools and places of worship attest to the region’s rich past and its economic, industrial and cultural vitality.

Start your walk at the Lac-Brome Museum, continue along Lakeside Road and end on charming Victoria St. Interpretive panels illustrated with archival photos tell the story of each home and building. The route map is available at the Lac-Brome Museum and the Brome Lake Welcome Centre.

130, chemin Lakeside, Lac-Brome
J0E 1V0
450 243-6782
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The Brome-Missisquoi Prohibition Heritage Trail

The Brome-Missisquoi Prohibition Heritage Trail

Through this audio-guided tour of  more than 130 km, discover the characters, anecdotes and the various places that marked the temperance and prohibition period throughout the border region of Brome-Missisquoi between 1848 and 1933.

On the route, you’ll be accompanied by the voice of the colourful Alfred Carpentier, a fictitious alcohol smuggler, but whose stories are indeed true.

The circuit stops at several steps of the Townships Trail: Cowansville, Lac-Brome, Sutton, Frelighsburg and Bedford.

173, rue Principale, Cowansville
J2K 1J3

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