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National parks, vineyards, ski resorts and a crystal mine are some of the natural areas laid out between the small towns of this region of southeastern Québec.

Visitors from Montreal and New England converge on the gorgeous countryside of the Eastern Townships, located in Québec’s southeastern corner. The area was set aside by England in the 1790s to house Loyalists emigrating from the newly independent United States. Although the region has a population with English and Irish origins, today French is the first language. Hop between towns, explore lakes and mountains and taste the bounty of the area’s many wineries.

High in the Appalachian hills, the Eastern Townships are filled with picturesque natural sites. Tour Mine Cristal, the quartz crystal mine in Bonsecours in the region’s center. Nearby, find the Parc National du Mont Orford, which features 61 trails crisscrossing over hills and three mountain peaks.

After sundown, drive east to the Parc National du Mont Mégantic, a dark sky reserve. From the park’s 21 square miles (55 square kilometers), enjoy some of the best night sky views in North America. Stop at the Mont-Mégantic Observatory for closer star views by day or night.

Visit the area’s pleasant towns. Sherbrooke is the largest of the Eastern Townships and the region’s unofficial capital. Visit the city’s two main museums: the Museum of Nature and Sciences, where you can learn about area wildlife, and the Sherbrooke Museum of Fine Arts, where you will see regional art dating back to the 1800s.

Stanstead, on the Canadian-American border, is worth a visit as well, due to the border-spanning Haskell Free Library and Opera House. Whether you’re Canadian or American, check out a book or see a show.

During warmer months, tour the vineyards in the southwest corner of the Eastern Townships. Fall is an especially popular season to visit, since the forests take on striking colors. During winter, ski or snowboard at one of the region’s four ski resorts.

The Eastern Townships are an hour’s drive east of Montreal. Once you arrive, rent a bike to navigate the region while enjoying its temperate weather.

Top Hotels in Eastern Townships

Espace 4 Saisons
Espace 4 Saisons
4 out of 5
4940 Chemin du Parc, Orford, QC
The price is CA $105 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25

Located next to a golf course, this slopeside resort offers ski-in/ski-out access in Orford within 2 mi (3 km) of Mont-Orford National Park and Mont Orford Ski ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (407 reviews)

"The room is very nice and the bed very comfortable. Also enjoyed the pool."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 7, 2021

Espace 4 Saisons
Manoir des Sables Hôtel & Golf
Manoir des Sables Hôtel & Golf
4 out of 5
90 Des Jardins Ave., Orford, QC
The price is CA $101 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26

This family-friendly Orford hotel is located on a lake, within 1 mi (2 km) of Club de Golf du Mont Orford and Mont-Orford National Park. Centre d’Arts Orford ...

4/5Very Good! (635 reviews)
Amazing Stay!!!

"Amazing stay..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 5, 2020

Manoir des Sables Hôtel & Golf
Hôtel Château-Bromont
Hôtel Château-Bromont
3.5 out of 5
90 Stanstead Street, Bromont, QC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $135 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20

Conveniently near skiing facilities, this Bromont hotel is located in the mountains within 3 mi (5 km) of Ski Bromont, Bromont Flea Market, and Vieux Village ...

4.3/5Excellent! (998 reviews)

"Was great, amazing staff, Pools were open for us fortunately, restaurant were closed, couldn't ski in and out which was sad, but well located. Would stay again only after the pandemic to have access to services, if not, it's not worth the high cost of a room for the night."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 14, 2021

Hôtel Château-Bromont
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Vacation Rentals in Eastern Townships

Condos Château-Bromont
Condos Château-Bromont
3.5 out of 5
Rue de Bagot, Bromont, QC

Located in the mountains, this Bromont condo building offers ski-in/ski-out access within 3 mi (5 km) of Ski Bromont, Bromont Flea Market, and Vieux Village ...

4.2/5Very Good! (81 reviews)

"Clean, spacious, very well situated at the base of the mountain."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 17, 2020

Condos Château-Bromont
Le Montagnard – Auberge/Hôtel & chalets
Le Montagnard – Auberge/Hôtel & chalets
3 out of 5
264 rue Maple, Sutton, QC
The price is CA $131 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20

Situated in the mountains, this aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Mont Sutton, Galerie Art Plus, and Museum of Communications and History of Sutton. Grace ...

4.2/5Very Good! (67 reviews)

"Belles chambres et propriétaire très accueillants"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 6, 2020

Le Montagnard – Auberge/Hôtel & chalets
Lovely Cottage With Spa
Lovely Cottage With Spa
Bolton-Est, QC

Situated in the mountains, this romantic chalet is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Bolton Falls Spa and within 6 mi (10 km) of Cabaret Eastman and Lake Memphremagog. Spa ...

Lovely Cottage With Spa
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