Unique Experiences

Every chance we get, we like to experience The Eastern Townships ourselves.  You will find some of the region's favorite and most unique activities on this page.  

We have handpicked these activities and given them the Chalets Hygge (or Kerri & Philippe) stamp of approval!  As we experience more of these unique experiences our region offers, we will share them with you. 

Note: Many of these activities are seasonal, so make sure to check the websites for opening hours and reservation requirements.

Bleu Lavande

Take a trip to the lavender fields, transport yourself to Provence, and bring home a treat from their lavender boutique!  

At these dog-friendly lavender fields, you can bring a picnic, take beautiful photos (filter not required!), experience a massage in the lavender fields, tour the immersive lavender experience by Moment Factory, or attend one of their many special events.

Hygge Perk: Our guests get 20% off of the entry ticket price!

Photo: Courtsey of Bleu Lavande

Foresta Lumina

Whether or not you have already experienced a fantastic multi-media light show by the innovative Quebec company Moment Factory, this is an experience like none other.  

A night-illuminated pathway that starts with crossing the largest suspended footbridge in North America and brings to life a mythological Quebec story that takes you on a journey through the Coaticook Canyon Gorge is an experience that doesn't exist anywhere else in the world.

Reserving tickets online is strongly recommended.

Chalet Hygge Recommendation: We take all our family and friends when they visit us because it is such a unique experience.  We never get tired of it because it is updated annually and it is always an awe-inspiring experience.   

Photo: Marie-Joelle & Maxime of @thestorytellers_MTL

Escapades Memphrémagog

Experience our gorgeous Lake Memphremagog, the surrounding mountain landscapes, and views of Abbaye Saing Benoit-du-Lac from the water. 

With the choice of a bubbly hour cruise, a 3-course brunch, or a 3-course dinner cruise, you can pick the experience that best suits you.  But since we have done all 3 of them, we can tell you there is no wrong choice.  All three options feature live music from a local musician that takes the relaxing cruise vibe up a notch.

Check the full calendar and book your cruise on the Escapades Memphremagog website.

Photo: Kerri, Philippe, and friend Sarah, on the bubbly cruise with picture being taken by another friend, Dany.

Sabering in the Vineyard

Sabrage: A technique for opening a champagne bottle with a saber, used for ceremonial occasions.   

And what better event is there to celebrate than a vacation?  

In the heart of the vineyard of Le Cep d'Argent, learn the art of sabering with a bottle of their bubbly blanc or rose. Then, sit back and relax while you enjoy your sparkling wine and the breathtaking scenery.  We recommend bringing along a charcuterie and cheese platter!

Photo: Sarah, a BFF of Kerri, taken by Kerri when we did our experience testing (someone has to do it!)

Giant Zipline + Zipline Rollercoaster

Calling all adrenaline junkies! 

Mont Sutton has not only a 1 km long zipline but it's also got the biggest incline in Canada.  Still want to take it to the next level?  They also have the only roller coaster zipline in North America.  Yup, a roller coaster zipline.  And it's as fun, scream, and laugh-inducing as you imagine it is.

Check out their website for all the conditions and must-know details to ensure it is a good fit for your group.  We can say we had one of the best days with our god-children here! 

Photo: Bee, one of our god-children, taken by Kerri on the day of our experience.

A Real Farm-to-Table Dining Experience

Les Cocagnes is an agroecological collective farm located in the village of Frelighsburg. Their mission is to provide affordable access to land to small agro-producers by pooling resources.  

Summer weekends: Renowned guest chefs create menus highlighting the food produced on the community lands.  Reservations are required for the weekend seatings.

Summer Tuesday evenings: From 5:00 to 8:00 pm, an aperitif featuring artisanal pizzas, wines, ciders, beers, and local cocktails is open to the community. Reservations are not required for the Tuesday aperitif.

This will be an experience that is one of the highlights of your trip to The Eastern Townships. While the drive is about an hour from the chalets, both the drive and the experience are beautiful!

Photo: By Kerri when we did one of the weekend seatings for my birthday!

    Guided Fishing Tour with Hugues Sébire

    Have a memorable day fishing on Lake Massawippi or Lake Mempremagog with Hugues, who is a pro of the fishing of these lakes!  

    Everyone from beginners (like Kerri) to serious (like Kerri's dad) will enjoy a fun day on the waters.  All equipment is provided including: fishing rods, bait, and life jackets.  Just bring yourself, your fishing license, and food and drinks!

    If you are visiting in winter, he also offers ice fishing experiences!

    Where to buy a fishing license: Plein Air Chasse et PêcheCanadian Tire, or Walmart (all in Magog)

    Click here for more information.

    Chalets Hygge Recommendation: Not everyone in our family is a fishing person, but we all enjoyed a day on Hugues boat.  Whether you are fishing, reading a book on the boat, or just soaking in the relaxation of being on a boat, it's an activity everyone can enjoy!

    Abbaye de Saint-Benoît-du-Lac

    The Abbaye is one of the iconic images of the Eastern Townships.  Situated on Lake Memphremagog, the Abbey is a fully functional Monastery.  

    Photo: Evelyne Caillé-Guibert of @miss_evycookies and Steve Pepin of @travel_with_steve and together @monsieurmadameexplore

    Orford Cine-Parc

    The Orford Cine-parc is only one of three left in Quebec!

    So, what could be more nostalgic than an evening at the Cine Parc with family, friends, and dogs?  Bring a blanket and chairs, a picnic, your dog, buy some popcorn, and voila...a summer evening perfectly made!

    Check out the movies playing this week and the price of admission.