Views of the Eastern Townships, Quebec

Here is just a sample of some of the different views we see when driving through the Eastern townships of Quebec. We make the drive several times of year ever since our middle child decided to attend Bishop’s University in Lennoxville. Now that the teenage boy is attending the university, the drive will continue for a number of years.

The mountains


View from the van

The closest I will ever get to skiing. Can you see the runs?

Ski runs in the distance

Downtown Sherbrooke, I love the metal work.

Metal work (1024x656)


Hotel de Ville Lennoxville

Bibliotheque Lennoxville Library

6 Replies to “Views of the Eastern Townships, Quebec”

    1. We have travelled extensively in Ontario and still have places that can, will be visited one day. You may not have vast stretches of land and scenery but you do have history in the U.K. I look forward to hopefully visiting sometime this spring/early summer, maybe we can have a Canadian-U.K. tweetup?

  1. The region comprises counties that were originally divided into townships after the traditional method of land grants of the original New England and New York settlers. Earlier French settlement along the Saint Lawrence River had divided the landscape into parishes and Seigneuries . The tourist region now covers most of the region. The administrative region, officially called Estrie , is slightly smaller. The principal cities are Sherbrooke , Granby , Magog , and Cowansville . The towns of Drummondville , Victoriaville , and Thetford Mines are part of the historical region, but not part of the tourist. The region has summer colonies used by vacationing Montrealers and several ski resorts, including Mount Orford , Ski Bromont , Mount Sutton, and Owl’s Head.

  2. largest city in the province. Lennoxville, which is now one of the districts of Sherbrooke, and the city of Sherbrooke itself, both have their own universities. Bishop’s University, in Lennoxville, is an Anglophone university and is also one of the oldest and smallest universities in Canada with only five halls. The Université de Sherbrooke, for its part, is renowned for its science and computer science programs. Take a walk on the campus to take in the energy from students!In this region, visitors will find a large variety of activities for everyone. No matter the season, national parks and tourist stations welcome visitors and offer a vast array of activities for the entire family. A well-developed 500-kilometre bike path network and a number of cross-country skiing paths will make cross-country skiers and bikers happy. Local products are also very popular, because the region has many vineyards and orchards. More than 130 festivals and events take place during the year, for the great pleasure of tourists and people from the region.

    1. I love the area, driving through the mountain towards Lennoxville is beautiful. One of the first times we drove there, we had the opportunity to camp on Mont Orford, and I would love to do visit it again. Bishop’s University, where two of my three children go, is a lovely campus. My daughter has lived there for three years and walks many of the trails between Lennoxville and Sherbrooke. With my two children there, we visit often and always enjoy ourselves.

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