Tours and Events

General Public Activities

Walking Tour of the Old-North Ward
Walking Tour of the Old-North Ward

Equipped with an MP3 player and a detailed map of the area, admire the rich architecture of the ancestral houses and discover Sherbrooke’s historical figures. A 2 hours stroll through history in the streets of Sherbrooke’s Old-North Ward.

Open air history
Open air history

Under the heading Open Air History, our team of guides offers 4 days of walking tours in various areas of Old Sherbrooke. After 6 years of Discovery Fridays and 2 years with the Parks, we are introducing a new type of programming by the day.


Northern Belles (Tuesday, starting at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.)

An adapted version of the Old-North Ward tour made for those who prefer to walk and ask questions to a guide during their tour. From Dufferin Street to Champ de Mars, along Montréal and William streets, discover the diverse facets of the oldest part of the Old-North Ward. Between 85 and 100 minutes. French only.

Departure from the Société d’histoire de Sherbrooke.

History and Discovery: Plateau Marquette (Thursday, starting at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.)

From boasting the very first religious and legal institutions to becoming the city’s first francophone working-class neighbourhood and fostering Sherbrooke’s cultural and educational vocations, this lively and dynamic tour of Plateau Marquette highlights the area’s architectural heritage and history. Between 85 and 100 minutes. French only.

Departure from the Société d’histoire de Sherbrooke.

Wellington, from North to South. (Friday, starting at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.)

Since the 1830s, the Wellington axis has been witness to the dynamic and effervescent nature of Sherbrooke Village. The arrival of the train station, now on Du Dépôt Street, injected life into the whole southern stretch of Wellington, namely through a multitude of hotels between King West and Aberdeen. From the site of the first mill to our very own Château Frontenac, discover the street that holds so many stories, secrets, and anecdotes. Between 100 and 120 minutes. French only.

Departure from Place des Moulins

Along the Magog River Gorge (Saturday, starting at 10 a.m and 2 p.m.)

Now bordered by a path allowing visitors to enjoy nature in the heart of the city, the banks of the Magog River Gorge were once the stage for Sherbrooke’s industrial revolution. Explore the history of the factories and workers… And one more thing: End your journey at the Frontenac Power Station, currently only accessible as a part of this activity! French only.

Departure from the Sherbrooke Tourism Office.

Randonnée urbaine (coming soon)

The Randonnée urbaine application was developed in conjunction with the Sherbrooke Nature and Science Museum and the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Sherbrooke. Thanks to this free application, Sherbrookers and tourists alike can explore over 70 of the Sherbrooke area’s historical, artistic, and scientific attractions. Short texts, photo albums, narrated clips and videos allow visitors to discover a little more about how Sherbrooke became what it is today. In addition, those who visit 15, 30, or over 60 attractions receive free admission to the museums.

History Goes to the Market (Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

The Société d’histoire team is very pleased to present the sixth edition of History Goes to the Market. In partnership with Destination Sherbrooke and the Marché de la Gare merchants and market producers, the event kindles the effervescence of public markets from the turn of the 20th century offering theatrical storytelling, children’s activities, a game, information and photos of Sherbrooke from around 1900, and even a few products for sale at prices from yesteryear. All in the most festive and friendly atmosphere! More details to come for specific activities.


Appui à la sauvegarde et la revitalisation de la vieille prison de Sherbrooke
(Prison Winter)
La Collection numérisée
Le Confluent