Claudette B.


Proposed themes:

  • Green spaces
  • History and heritage
  • Murals
  • Tours of the city

Language spoken: French

I have lived in Sherbrooke for the past 40 years. It’s a great city to discover, with its two universities, sports and cultural infrastructure, and some of its great visual aspects. Of course, its green spaces, parks and its two rivers that meet downtown give it a great natural setting.

I suggest that we discover parts of it by foot. We can start with the paths along the Magog River running to the hydro dam. From there, we can admire several murals in the area, as well as City Hall, the Museum of Nature and Science, the Société d’Histoire, the Museum of Fine Arts and the majestic cathedral.

Whatever the season, there are many other possibilities. We can explore the Beckett Wood, which is an old urban forest with its own family history, fauna and flora, with more than 6 km of paths.

The Réal D. Carbonneau Marsh stands out for its wood walkways, its aquatic plants and the many types of birds that call it home.

From the top of Mont Bellevue, we can enjoy the view of part of the city. Or why not visit the Beauvoir Sanctuary, a great place to contemplate with its open-air chapel. In August you can have fun counting the Perseids there.

We could also explore the Domaine Howard, with its buildings, gardens, mosaiculture and its pond (where you can go fishing from time to time). For those who like meditating, it’s a great spot.

I have travelled to several similar sized European and American cities, and find that Sherbrooke offers similar quality architectural and heritage sites, arts and culture events, and a similar lifestyle. This is why for me, Sherbrooke is the best place to live. Sherbrooke, much more than just a city, it’s a great place to visit or live!