Choose your favourite way to discover culture and nature in Sherbrooke!

Destinations to explore, June 10, 2024 2024-06-10
Couple taking a picture of a mural in Sherbrooke. Murales de Sherbrooke

Sherbrooke, only 90 minutes from Montreal, is a must-see destination to add to your Eastern Townships vacation itinerary or your weekend getaway wishlist. Sherbrooke boasts an amazing array of urban attractions, most notably nature spots and restaurants worth stopping for. In the summer, the city takes its cues from its many blooming green spaces as its streets and parks come alive to the rhythm of festival season. Rediscover one of Quebec's most vibrant cities this summer!

Kayak guide on the lac des nations.
Combine history and kayaking

Kayaking right in the city!

There’s no better way to experience nature and the city than Sherb-Histoire’s kayak trips. These two-and-a-half-hour kayak outings on Lac des Nations in the heart of the city, with experienced guides, will introduce you to the biodiversity and history of Lac des Nations. You can also choose a nighttime kayak trip with Sherb-Histoire. During a night trip lasting an hour and a half, slow down and enjoy the moment of peace and tranquillity that falls over the lake after the sun has set and the wind has quieted down.

An open-air gallery

The Sherbrooke Murals Circuit is a star attraction in Sherbrooke, popular with locals and visitors alike. Whether you’re a history buff or a street art fan, or looking for a fun outdoor family activity, you’ll love this circuit made up of no fewer than 18 murals. To get the best out of your experience, download the brochure or app and discover the “find and seek” activity, the mural quiz and fun facts about the murals.

Tour the museums!

Nature may be everywhere in Sherbrooke, but culture and history play major roles too. See this for yourself on a museum tour! Three museums are located downtown near many restaurants and each offers a different experience. The Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke presents permanent and temporary exhibits that highlight the region’s artists’ expansive talents. Then there’s the Sherbrooke History Museum (MHIST) which offers various exhibitions. Finally, the Museum of Nature and Science, a hit with families, illustrates just how much science is all around us through playful participatory exhibits.

Front of the Sherbrooke fine arts museum.
Photo credit: Vincent Monneret

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