11 Unique Things to do in The Eastern Townships for Spring Break

Everyone knows the Eastern Townships has every outdoor winter sport imaginable. But after you are done hitting the slopes, how about trying out some of these unique activities?

Sugar Shack

Experience the sweetest part of winter with a visit to a sugar shack where you can indulge in all foods covered in maple syrup and learn how maple syrup is made!

The Eastern Townships is full of sugar shacks which you can start exploring in this list compiled by Tourisme Cantons de le'Est:  7 Exceptional Sugar Shacks 

This year, we are going to try out Au Bec Sucre which translates to The Sugar Kiss (isn't that cute?).  It's a traditional rustic sugar shack located in the village of Valcourt about 30 minutes from the chalets.

Location: Erablière Au Bec Sucre in Valcourt, Quebec

Torchlights Walk

Discover the magic of a winter wonderland by taking a torchlight night walk - an unforgettable way to explore the beauty of the snowy landscape. 

The Marais de la Rivière-aux-Cerises hosts dog and family-friendly night walks illuminated by hundreds of torches on February 24, 25, and March 2, 3, and 4.

Check out their Facebook page for more information.

Photo by Marais de la Rivière-aux-Cerises

Snow Tubing

An activity that brings all family members endless laughter and fun, so it's a family activity that is not to be missed. 

There are 4 options to choose from within proximity of the chalets:

Photo by Julia Sakalouskaya on Unsplash

Snow Scooter

Take winter fun to the next level with snow scootering - a unique and exhilarating way to explore the snowy terrain. 

A dog and family-friendly activity, this Scandinavian tradition is quickly becoming a favorite in Quebec. 

You can rent all the necessary equipment at Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook and hit their 4.5 km of snow scootering trails right away because no prior experience or training is needed.

Photo by Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook

Outdoor Escape Game 

Embark on a thrilling adventure with your family and test your problem-solving skills with an outdoor escape game at Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook

An exciting and fun activity that will challenge your mind and create unforgettable memories. Get ready to work together, uncover clues, and solve puzzles in the great outdoors!

Photo by Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook

Pet and Feed Alpacas

Alpacas Sutton has approximately 40 alpacas ready to be petted, loved, and fed from your hand. 

Petting alpacas is proven to be a leading method of significantly reducing your stress (case study of 1 and it’s me). Yeah, you just must go.

Afterwards, visit the super cute boutique where you can get some products made from local alpacas and alpacas from afar!

Photo by Joseph Sharp on Unsplash

Family Time at Strøm Nordic Spa

Soak in hot tubs, relax in saunas and steam rooms, and create unforgettable memories in a tranquil and beautiful winter setting. 

Strom Spa is welcoming the whole family, from kids to grandparents, to enjoy a moment of pure bliss and wellness.

Photo by Bianca des Jardins for Strøm 

Ice Skating

Glide across the ice and create unforgettable memories with family and friends - ice skating is a classic winter activity that never goes out of style. 

The most unique and beautiful ice skating in the region is the path along the shore of Lake Memphremagog. After skating, warm yourself up at one of the cafes or restaurants just a few steps away in downtown Magog.

But while we are partial to our local ice skating path, Tourisme Canton's de l'Est has done a great job of compiling all the options!

Photo: Lake Memphremagog by Tourisme Cantons de l'Est

D-Vert Indoor Climbing Gym

Snow or shine, this indoor climbing gym in Magog is the perfect place for family fun - climb your way through various exciting obstacles.

Or if you need to take a moment away for yourself, D-Vert also offers an array of yoga classes and afterwards you can treat yourself to a coffee, smoothie, fresh juice and snack at the cafe.

Photo by D-Vert Climbing Gym

Fat Biking

Get your heart pumping and explore the winter wilderness on a fat bike - a fun and exciting way to stay active during the colder months. 

Park National Mont Orford, has over 25 km of trails and is only 2.5 km from the chalets (you can also rent bikes there!).

If one day just isn't enough, check out all these fat biking options from Tourisme Cantons de'Est.

Photo by Tourisme Cantons de l'Est

Alpine Touring

Take skiing to the next level alpine touring- a thrilling activity that combines skiing and mountaineering, allowing you to explore the beauty of the mountains in a new and exciting way. 

Mont Orford offers daily passes alpine touring. 

Don’t have the equipment, no problem you can rent from either Vélo-Café Endurance Aventure or Pied Sportif, both located close to the chalets.

Want to explore some more of the activities to do this spring break? Head over to The Eastern Townships tourism website…it’s full of ideas! 

Bonne semaine de relâche!