Here are a few suggestions for winter activities

EXTERIOR ACTIVITIES

Downhill and snowboard

  • Mont Orford
  • Mont Owl's Head

Cross-country skiiing

  • Parc national du Mont Orford — for snow conditions: (819) 843-9855
  • Golf du Mont Owl's Head et Vallée Ruiter (Masonville)
  • Centre de loisirs Quatre-Fallons (Sainte-Catherine-de-Hatley)
  • Sentier nature Tomifobia (Ayer's Cliff)
  • Section de la route verte (Eastman)
     
  • For more information about these sites, kindly ask our counsellor. The map for cross-country skiing sites in the Eastern Townships is available at the Tourist Information Centre.

Snowshoeing

  • Parc national du Mont-Orford (50 km)
  • Marais de la rivière aux Cerises (2,8 km)
     
  • It is possible to lease snowshoeing equipemnt at both locations. The map for snowshoeing activities in the Easter Townships is available at the Tourist Information Centre.

Ice fishing

  • Les Excursions l'Air du Lac (819) 345-7450
    — access through the des Cantons Beach, Magog (Club de voile)

Skating (weather permitting)

  • 2.5 km round trip ice train on the shores of Memprhémagog Lake. 2 heated relay stations, 1 with washrooms. For ice conditions, please call (819) 843-0011.
  • For hockey, 6 exterior ice rinks (Omerville Park, de la Roche highschool, de la Pointe Merry Park, Maurice-Théroux Park, des Hautes-Sources Park and Princess Elizabeth Park).
  • Details available at www.ville.magog.qc.ca or www.tourisme-memphremagog.com/patinoires.

Tubing

  • Haut Bois Normand (Eastman), Monday, Saturday and Sunday starting at 10:00 a.m. For information: (450) 297-2659.
  • Mont Hatley Park (North Hatley), daily from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. — (819) 842-2447
  • de la pointe Merry Park, Magog with entertainment (weather permitting)

Traditional downhill slide

  • Magog municipal water ramp (rue de Hatley) — for youngsters, Princess Elizabeth School (rue Bellevue).

Surf-Kite

  • École Mouvents (819) 571-7022

Ice climbing

  • Mont Orford, equipment supplied (819) 843-6548

Snow scooters

  • Mont Owl's Head, 8 years old minimum. Reservation required 48 hours ahead— (450) 292-3342

Horse-back riding and sleigh

  • Les randonnées Jacques Robidas (North Hatley) (819) 563-0166

Winter trekking

  • Marais de la Rivière aux Cerises - 6 km round-trip. Access from du Moulin St. or through the Marsh Interpretation CEntre on Roy Road.
  • Footpath along the Magog bay

Aerial Hebertism

Arbre Aventure - Haut Bois Normand (Eastman) (450) 297-2659

Panoramic Gondola

Admire the area in all its splendor at the top of Mount Orford

Mount Orford National Park

Special programming for Spring Break from March 1 through 9. For information: (819) 843-9855 - www.sepaq.com/relache and at the Tourist Information Centre.

  • La Chouette en raquette
    Geocaching trek which will allow you to learn more about the park's natural flora and fauna. GPS systems available or by using your own personal smart phone.
  • Rallye: Did you know that?
    In cooperation with the cross-country skiing club of the Mount Orford National Park, an independant rallye is available on trails 3 and 4.
  • Families who try-out cross-country skiing have a discount!
    The Mount Orford National Park allows family to learn cross-country skiing for $60.00 per family. This package includes access to trails and full equipment for every family member.

March 1st: The magic of a torch-lit evening: the Quest of Frodor
With your family, travel through the Coyote snowshoe trail in order to solve Frodor's Quest enigma. Camp fire and hot cholotate await you. Your reservation is required.

March 4, 6 and 8: Along with a Park Ranger — Snowshoeing discoveries
Presentation of educational material next to the Le Cerisier service Centre and in snowshoeing trails. Noctural birds of prey and mammals will be featured. Seeing and touching...

March 6 and 8: Taffy on snow
Experience maple taffy on snow right next to the Le Cerisier service centre.

Footpaths through the three oldest districts in Magog with an audioguide and map: Magog's history and building patrimony. Audioguided tours during the normal Memprhémagog Library business hours and Centre d'arts visuels de Magog. Audioguides may be borrowed from: Bibliothèque Memphrémagog, 90, rue Saint-David et au Centre d'arts visuels de Magog, 61, rue Merry Nord. Reservation : (819) 843-2099 ou (819) 843-1330 ext. 898.

INTERIOR ACTIVITIES

Abbaye Saint-Benoît-du-Lac : Benedictine monks monastry reputed for their cheese and apple cider. Gregorian chant masses daily. Boutique's schedule: From 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. and from 11:45 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Closed Sunday.

Savon des Cantons (Magog) : soap interpretation centre, Saturday and Sunday, from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. You can make your own soap! For reservation — (819) 868-0161

Savonnerie des Diligences (Eastman) : from Tuesday until Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tourist visit — (450) 297-3979.

Granit Central (Stanstead) : granite interpretation centre and museum. Over 150 years of history, miniature train exhibition, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. — (866) 533-4367.

Musée d'art naïf (Magog) from Wednesday to Sunday, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. — (819) 843-2099

Colby-Curtis Museum (Stanstead) : ancestral house from 1859 with its original furnisings. From Monday to Friday, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. — (819) 876-7322.

Rivière aux Cerises Marsh land interpretation Centre (Magog) : a priviledged site to learn more about the marsh's secrets. From Wednesday to Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. — (819) 843-8118.

Chocolaterie Vanden Eynden (Magog) : From Wednesday to Sunday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. See the chocolatier at work — (819) 843-1706

Vignoble le Cep d'Argent (Magog): wine tasting, shop and interpretation centre of the Chantenoise method. Open daily — (819) 864-4441.

Interior swimming pool (Magog) : club de tennis et multi-forme Magog — (819) 868-0444 and Centre sportif La Ruche (819) 843-1133.

Le monde de Tikito (Magog) : amusement centre for children under 12 years old. From Tuesday to Sundy, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. — (819) 847-4224

Interior skating rinks:
Aréna de Magog - 100, rue St-Alphonse — (819) 843-9866
Aréna Pat Burns - 27, rue Pat Burns — (819) 876-2371

Salon de quilles Memphré Bowling : 85, rue Pomerleau, Magog — (819) 868-6808

Magog Cinema : rue Principale, Magog — (819) 868-1092

Magog Visual Arts Centre: permanent exhibition: 43 works from Quebec and international artists from the collection of the Musée international d'art naïf of Magog and temporary exhibition Fantasy and Fantastic from the Cultural Action Committee artists. From Wednesday to Sunday, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.—  61, rue Merry Nord, Magog — (819) 843-2099.

Memphrémagog Tourist Information Centre
2911 Milletta Road (A-10 exit 115), Magog (QC) J1X 0R4
(819) 843-2744 — (800) 267-2744
info@tourisme-memphremagog.com | www.tourisme-memphremagog.com