Heritage route

Throughout history and territories

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The Pionneer Trail

The Pionneer Trail

137, rue Michaud, Coaticook J1A 1A9 1 866 665-666 Website

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.

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Discovery Circuits of the Coaticook Region

Discovery Circuits of the Coaticook Region

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

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.

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Circuits patrimoniaux de Coaticook

Circuits patrimoniaux de Coaticook

137, rue Michaud, Coaticook J1A 1A9 1 888 773-8888 Website

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”.

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Voices from another time

Voices from another time

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

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.

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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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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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Bury heritage tour

Bury heritage tour

569, rue Main, Bury 819 560-8414 Website

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

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 Slate Podcast of Pays de l’Ardoise

Slate Podcast of Pays de l’Ardoise

5, rue Belmont, Richmond J0B 2B0 819 826-3313 Website

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.

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Danville's Heritage Tour

Danville's Heritage Tour

150 rue Water, Danville J0A 1N0 1 888 839-2911 Email Website

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. 

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 « Incomparable Potton » circuit

« Incomparable Potton » circuit

291, rue Principale, Mansonville J0E 1X0 450 292-4403 Email Website

This 50-km driving circuit will take you on a tour of the heritage gems nestled amid the backcountry. Stop by the tourist information office to pick up some brochures.

Moreover, enhance your circuit by listening to the podcast about the history of Potton: baladodiscovery.com/circuits/1254/potton-historical-tour

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East Bolton Heritage Tour

East Bolton Heritage Tour

858 Route Missisquoi, Bolton-Est J0E 1G0 450 292-3444 Email Website

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

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Magog Heritage Tours

Magog Heritage Tours

90, rue Saint-David, Magog J1X 0H9 819 843-2099 Email Website

 
Magog Heritage Tours will make you discover the three oldest districts of Magog. Three self-guided tours highlight the architecture of the different buildings constructed between 1821 and 1950. Three interactive maps are available for this purpose, including content on demand based on points of interest.

Witness to the lives of the people who have lived here, these buildings, each in its own way, act as landmarks in the history of the city. Through them we can travel back in time to relive the history of Magog.

Please respect the privacy of the occupants of these buildings by not trespassing.

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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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Bromont heritage circuit

Bromont heritage circuit

15, boul. de Bromont, Bromont J2L 2K4 1 877 276-6668 Email Website

Two heritage circuits wind through Bromont: one in Vieux-Bromont and the other in the heart of the Adamsville district. The circuits feature 27 interpretation panels and three murals explaining the history and architecture of the buildings. Kick your tour up a notch with a BaladoDiscovery self-guided tour.

For more information, contact the Bromont tourist information office.

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Bedford's Autoguided Heritage Tour

Bedford's Autoguided Heritage Tour

1, rue Principale,, Bedford J0J 1A0 Website

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.

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Sutton heritage circuits

Sutton heritage circuits

27, rue Principale Nord, Sutton J0E 2K0 1 800 565-8455 Email Website

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.

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“Les Belles Disparues” fresco mural tour

“Les Belles Disparues” fresco mural tour

175 rue Principale, Cowansville J2K 1J4 450-263-6101 Email Website

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.

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A Tour of the Border Churches of Frelighsburg

A Tour of the Border Churches of Frelighsburg

1 Place de l'Hôtel de ville, Frelighsburg J0J 1C0 450 298-5630 Email Website

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.

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Stanstead Township  Launches a Heritage Trail

Stanstead Township Launches a Heritage Trail

778 chemin Sheldon, Stanstead J1X 3W4 Email Website

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.

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Walking in the footsteps of the pioneers - Sutton Circuit

Walking in the footsteps of the pioneers - Sutton Circuit

27, rue Principale Nord, Sutton J0E 2K0 Email Website

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

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Heritage Tour of Cowansville

Heritage Tour of Cowansville

225 rue Principale, Cowansville J2K 1J4 Website

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!

Brochures are available at the Cowansville Tourist Office and on the website.

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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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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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Circuit des sheds panoramiques

Circuit des sheds panoramiques

, Cookshire-Eaton Email Website

The Circuit des sheds panoramiques is a course currently featuring nine 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.

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The Knowlton Circuit

The Knowlton Circuit

130, chemin Lakeside, Lac-Brome J0E 1V0 450 243-6782 Email Website

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.

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The Brome-Missisquoi Prohibition Heritage Trail

The Brome-Missisquoi Prohibition Heritage Trail

173, rue Principale, Cowansville J2K 1J3 Website

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.

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