Saint-Benoît-du-Lac abbey, Canton de l'est © TQ/J-F.Hamelin

Eastern Townships

The cradle of winemaking in Québec and justly proud of its opulent Victorian dwellings, this region abounds in theatres, art galleries and antique shops. With snowy peaks that draw skiers in droves, expansive lakes, impeccable golfing greens, fine dining and farm tourism routes—not to mention charming inns and B&Bs—the Eastern Townships truly offers something for everyone!

Location and access

The Eastern Townships (Cantons-de-l’Est) region sits side-by-side with Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, running along the American border for 300 km.

When the United States declared independence in 1775, Loyalists who remained faithful to the British Crown flocked to the Eastern Townships, officially designated as such in 1792.

Official tourist guide