The Eastern Townships in Quebec is a popular tourist destination as well as a popular week-end getaway for Montrealers. Bordering the Saint Lawrence River to the north and the United States to the south, the Eastern Townships is divided into townships. The most common are Sherbrooke, Granby, Magog and Cowansville. Montreal is only a couple of hours drive while Ottawa is about a 4 hour drive. The Vermont border is only 30 minutes. Quebec is well known for its lively culture and talent and the Eastern Townships is home to more than 130 festivals that will be sure to entertain. Visit the Labyrinthe Memphrémagog located on the shores of Lake Memphrémagog, an open-air labyrinth, one of a few of its kind in the world. There are over 500km of bike paths inter-woven throughout the area perfect for a day's outing. For those who enjoy fine cuisine, the Eastern Townships is well-known for its gourmet cuisine, including freshly prepared regional cuisine, specialty cheeses and decadent home-made chocolates. Located in a fertile valley there are also a few wineries that can also be enjoyed. Enjoy all of the comforts of home while on holidays renting your own cozy cottage or cabin rental. Owner Direct helps make planning your holiday easy and efficient, providing a variety of vacation rental styles to suit all tastes and budgets.
Enjoy winter to the fullest staying in the Eastern Township and enjoy a day of skiing at one of 4 ski hills. This area is known for receiving a lot of snow, an average of 450-500cm. Mount Sutton is well-known for its unique glade skiing. Satisfy your sweet tooth at a visit to the Musée du Chocolat in Bromont and then enjoy a day at Ski Bromont with 145 trails and glades over 7 slopes. Mont Orford is one of the 3 biggest ski areas in Quebec offering 61 trails and terrain for all skier and boarder abilities as well as tubing. Owl's Head offers 120 skiable acres plus 20 acres of "super-bois" glade skiing. Thoroughly enjoy your ski and snowboard vacation by staying in a your own chalet or condo rental complete with cozy fireplaces, hot-tubs and all the amenities of home. A variety of vacation rental homes and condos are available at the resort as well as closer to town.