Urban, lively and located in the heart of nature, Sherbrooke offers a variety of great experiences to get you out and about. Explore the Lac-des-Nations boardwalk, stop by the Marché de la Gare, and then take the Magog Gorge trail to the downtown core. With its renowned restaurants, unique murals, vibrant cultural life, museums, attractions and plenty of places for an overnight stay, Sherbrooke is a must-see destination on your next trip to the Eastern Townships!

Celebrations and Festivals

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Follow the rhythm of Sherbrooke's celebrations and festivals. Music, fireworks, food and world cultures are in the spotlight all summer long in Sherbrooke. After more than two years of waiting, this summer marks the great return of celebrations and festivals, including the Fête du Lac des Nations, Sherblues & Folk and the Festival des traditions du monde. Sherbrooke is a unique destination where the bustling shows and events create a whirlwind of culture!

Sherbrooke’s Murals

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There are many ways to discover the 18 murals that adorn the city of Sherbrooke. These murals compose an open-air art gallery that reveals the history and culture of Sherbrooke! Did you know that the murals come to life thanks to Muralis, an application you can download on your mobile devices? To make the most of this activity, please bring headphones and plan on about 2 hours to complete the tour. You can also learn more about them by answering questions about the history of the frescoes in the Quiz, available on the Sherbrooke’s Murals website. Add up your points, compare your scores and share on social media!

Lac-des-Nations Boardwalk

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Located a stone's throw from downtown, the Lac-des-Nations Boardwalk is the natural heart of Sherbrooke. Walk, bike or rollerblade this 3.5-km loop. This boardwalk is more than just a trail! As you walk, keep your eyes peeled for the floral works of the Art and Mosaic Circuit, including the “Banc de poissons" (fishbeds), a 3D structure composed of over 9,000 plants with elements that double as benches for pedestrians. A stop at the Marché de la Gare is also a must for discovering specialized gourmet kiosks. It's the ideal place to uncover new local products or to taste the gelato at Savo.

The Grandes-Fourches Bike Path

Do you love cycling? Take a ride on Sherbrooke's Véloroute des Grandes-Fourches, which runs across a variety of natural and urban landscapes on 96 km of bike paths. Let your bike guide you to downtown Sherbrooke for a tasty break, to visit museums or to go shopping in the small stores in the heart of the city. Looking for a new way to discover Sherbrooke by bike? Try a guided tour on the Véloroute with an electric bike or a mountain bike tour of Mont-Bellevue Park. Guaranteed fun!

Sherbus, guided bus tour of Sherbrooke

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Board the Sherbus to enjoy a guided tour of the city of Sherbrooke. For about 2 hours, let yourself be transported into the world of Sherbrooke to discover the main attractions as well as the history and heritage of the city. The Sherbus is designed to make you see Sherbrooke in a different way! Attractions on the itinerary include the Domaine Howard park, the Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre, the Siboire microbrewery, Sherbrooke's Vieux-Nord area and Bishop's University. (Website available in French only.)

Magog River Gorge Walkway and Frontenac hydroelectric station

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The Magog River Gorge Walkway, located in the heart of downtown Sherbrooke, is the ideal place to stroll and feel the power of hydroelectricity all around you. Lookouts are set up to allow you to admire an exceptional panorama. Nearby is the Frontenac power plant, which can now be visited. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about the history of the electrification of the city of Sherbrooke. Spot the mural commemorating the centenary of the municipalization of electricity in Sherbrooke. The mural was painted in 2008 on one of the walls of the power plant.

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