Things to do

  • Skiing: The Eastern Townships is such a great spot for a ski vacation! Not only is the region irresistibly charming, its mountains offer skiers a very different adventure every single day.

    The ski mountains, situated only a couple of dozen kilometres from one another, each have their own unique personalities. Once you’ve booked your accommodation, all you need to do is follow your whim for any given day - glade skiing, astonishing views, night skiing……The mountains, in other words, offer you the ultimate ski experience!
Mount Orford Ski Centre  (13 km) (50 km)
Owl’s Head (51 km)
Mount Sutton ( 61 km )

SkiMontjoye for small children (23 km)

  • Cross-Country skiing: Whether you practice the diagonal stride or freestyle, you can enjoy cross-country skiing in our four provincial parks and many well-organized private centres. These wide-open spaces are located outside of urban centres and are noted for their breathtaking scenery. More than 1,000 km of marked trails will provide exceptional adventures for enthusiasts of all levels. For a list of centres, follow this link.
  • Golf: Golfers too are well catered for at a number of excellent courses nearby including the 18 hole, par 72, Jack Nicklaus designed Paarl Valley Golf Course as well as Paarl, Stellenbosch, De Zalze, Erinvale, Somerset West and Booschenmeer
  • Snowshoeing : Snowshoeing trails offer the same features as cross-country ski trails but are usually shorter. However, these will allow you to reach mountain tops inaccessible with cross-country skis.
  • Gourmet activities: The Eastern Townships is a paradise for foodies.  The diversity of the regional produce and the creativity of the chefs, who come up with an endless selection of inventive and delicious dishes, are major drawing cards for gourmands and gourmets. Meandering along our country roads, looking for that special place to eat, is guaranteed to build up a healthy appetite!
  • Culture and Heritage: With lots of high-quality concert halls, the performing arts thrive in the Eastern Townships. Also featured are art galleries that highlight regional artists and colourful Art Naïf, antique stores and other shops featuring local products.