Eastern Townships

  • Population: 322 099 inhabitants
  • Size: 10 197 km2
  • Main cities: Sherbrooke (162,666 inhabitants), Magog (26,464 inhabitants), Coaticook (9,188 inhabitants), Asbestos (6,873 inhabitants), Lac-Mégantic (5,838 inhabitants)

Economy and employment in the Eastern Townships

  • Export, recreational tourism activities
  • Traditional sectors: transportation, rubber products manufacturing, wood transformation, papermaking, textile, agriculture
  • Non-traditional sectors: metal fabricating, machinery industry, biomedical techniques, information technology
  • Agriculture, fisheries and food industry: animal production, horticulture, maple and maple syrup production, over 75 certified organic farms, agritourism, Christmas tree production

For more information on the economy: Services Québec

Nature and culture

  • Outdoor activities: Mont-Orford, Mont-Mégantic, Frontenac and Yamaska provincial parks; Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook, and more
  • Celebrations and festivals: Perseids Festival, Carnaval de Sherbrooke, ShazamFest, and more
  • Cultural heritage: Astrolab of the Parc national du Mont-Mégantic, Granby Zoo, and more

For more information: Eastern Townships Tourism

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