TO DO WITH YOUR FAMILY THIS WINTER IN THE TOWNSHIPS
Often considered as unloved among all the seasons, winter can be quite pleasant when we practise some amazing activities! Here are a few suggestions of things to do you can put on your calendar for an unforgettable winter!
The Zoo de Granby
Some strongly recommend light therapy to avoid the winter blues. As for me, I simply adore zootherapy! Visiting the Zoo de Granby during the winter months is a must at my house for many reasons. First, tickets are sold with a discount of 50%, which is highly appreciated after all the Holiday expenses! Second, visitors can still admire 90% of the animal population, even in the colder weather. New this year: The lions and rhinoceroses will be making their first appearances since the zoo in winter event first began. And finally, the Winter Village maze has the child in each of us come out to enjoy this delightful moment!
Bromont, montagne d’expériences
It’s a secret for no one: the mountain has a panoply of trails and events to offer small and tall loads of laughter and fun times. A new installation awaits snow enthusiasts in 2019–2020! The addition of the Chalet du Sommet will allow them to discover spectacular views of the Eastern Townships, the Montérégiennes and the Appalachian mountain range.
Parc national de la Yamaska
Being part of the SEPAQ park system, the Parc national de la Yamaska offers many amazing activities for all ages. Snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, fat bikes, and walking trails will have winter sports enthusiasts fall under the charm of this natural environment. Fat bikes and snowshoe rentals are free of charge for children 17 years of age and younger.
We can also go ice fishing here, accompanied by a guide, as we learn more about aquatic wildlife, and also to try this sport, enjoyed by many snow and cold weather fans.
From February 28 to March 8, 2020, the Nocturnia immersive experience will be back with a new and improved version! Wearing snowshoes and coloured lanterns at hand, participants are invited to observe the forest and its animals, but also to look up at the sky and all the constellations that will amaze star gazers after the sun has set.
has recently added a new activity that has attracted many glide sports fans. Like a snow kart, the Yooner allows its passengers (8 years old and up) to take on Mount Sutton’s ski lift trails in a whole new, fun and original way. Perfect for thrill-seeking families!
If you have a passion for art, the outdoor sculptures presented by Art à la montagne, a non-profit organization deserves your attention. The works of art can be viewed near the chairlifts and even directly on the mountain’s famous glade trails.
Located in the heart of Knowlton, Douglass Beach is the perfect place to take some extraordinary family pictures as you increase your blood flow! Skates, snowshoes, Scandinavian kick sleds and cross-country skis can be rented on-site for those who wish to discover all the assets of Lake Brome!
Once you’re all rosy-cheeked and you’ve filled your lungs with the invigorating air of the Eastern Townships, a meal in one of the area restaurants is certainly well deserved. Espace café of the Loupiot tanière familiale in Granby and the Musée du chocolat et de Confiserie Bromont are just a couple of the numerous establishments that will delight children just as much as their parents!