Québec’s Eastern Townships
The Eastern Townships region is the southernmost tourist region in the province of Québec. A short drive from Montréal, it shares a border with the US states of Vermont and New York.
Among the earliest settlers in the region were the English loyalists, the Scots, and the Irish, whose influence has shaped the culture and way of life to this day.
This region is located in a magnificent natural setting, dotted with imposing mountains, lakes dating back to the last ice age, rivers, and large forested areas, and boasts a great ecological diversity.
The Eastern Townships region reveals traces of the past, such as round barns, which were built to resist fierce winds, or covered bridges, constructed with a roof to protect them from the elements and thus lengthen their life span. The religious heritage of this region is highly diversified, and people can visit more than a hundred churches representing all denominations.
The Townships are home to several provincial parks and tourist spots which welcome visitors and offer a vast array of activities for the entire family. A well-developed 500-kilometre bike path network will please cycling enthusiasts. Local products from the many farms, vineyards and orchards are also very popular.
Please check this site closer to the Festival dates for information on where to stay, and what restaurants are nearest our concert venues and activities.
For more information on the region, please visit http://www.easterntownships.org