At the foot of the Appalachian Mountains, the Wine Route (Route des Vins) meanders through our beautiful vineyards. The surrounding parks and mountains offer up an abundance of hiking paths and ski trails. And the International Dark Sky Reserve is the ideal spot to gaze at the stars in total darkness and complete wonder. It's simply out of this world!
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Good wine, stars and an enchanted forest. These are some of the region's charms to be discovered.
Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook
This jewel of the Coaticook area is home to numerous winter activities, including snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, skating, fatbiking and yukigassen. Never heard of yukigassen? It’s a snowball fight that ends when one team takes possession of the opposing team’s flag.
Climbing for adventurers
Whether they’re beginners or experts, thrill seekers can enjoy ice climbing on one of the eight ice-covered rock walls of the Coaticook gorge.
Wine Route (Route des Vins)
Pride in the quality of our wines is what prompted us to create what is the only signposted Wine Route (Route des Vins) in Québec. The gamble taken by wine enthusiasts that their vines would adapt to our climate paid off, and there are now some 20 wineries in the Brome-Missisquoi region.
Amid a magnificent setting, the 160-km (99-mi.) Wine Route takes you on a discovery of some of Québec’s most passionate artisans. Not only will you have plenty of opportunities to buy wine, but you can also taste different varieties and visit winery facilities and exhibition rooms. For example, the Vignoble de l’Orpailleur’s Vine and Wine Économusée is an engaging site. Elsewhere, you can enjoy a farm visit, go hiking or horseback riding, take a horse-drawn sleigh ride or even participate in a vine harvest. There's just no getting bored at our vineyards!
The Eastern Townships region accounts for over 60% of Québec's wine production.
The ASTROLab in the Parc national du Mont-Mégantic
"Having your head in the clouds" takes on a whole different meaning at the ASTROLab in the Parc national du Mont-Mégantic, where the sky takes centre stage each night!
Equipped with Canada’s most powerful observatory, the ASTROLab is located in the heart of the world’s first International Dark Sky Reserve. Here, the nights are so dark, thanks to the absence of light pollution, that the starry canopy appears to be sprinkled with sparkling diamonds ... on a clear night, of course! But cloudy or not, there is never a dull moment at the ASTROLab. This astronomy discovery centre, located at the base of Mont Mégantic, in Notre-Dame-des-Bois, offers a host of daytime and nighttime activities: exhibits on the history of astronomy, workshops, conferences, a tour of the observatories and the film Emergence. A great way to introduce children to science!
The Festival d’astronomie populaire du Mont-Mégantic takes place in July.
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