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.

Discovery Fridays
Discovery Fridays

Type of visit: Guided tour
90 to 120 minutes
All friday july and august at 13 h 30
Departure from:
Société d'histoire de Sherbrooke, Beckett Woods Park, Sherbrooke Tourism Office or Sherbrooke City Hall
Cultural diversity, local history, social history
Free activities. For informations or reservations contact us

The Beauties of the North

July 7 and August 4, 2017

The Old North district has fine examples of institutional, religious and residential buildings from the Victorian era. With an enthusiastic guide, discover architectural styles such as Second Empire, Italian Villa and Gothic Revival. You will be delighted !

Departure: The Historical Society of Sherbrooke, 1:30 p.m.

History and discovery: the plateau Marquette

July 14 and August 11, 2017

The plateau Marquette has a great deal of history waiting to be told. The district hosted the first religious and legal buildings in Sherbrooke. It was also one of the first francophone working class districts of the city. Over time, the plateau Marquette has been known for its cultural and educational aspects. Our guides will unveil the plateau Marquette’s mysteries during a lively and dynamic visit highlighting its architectural heritage and its rich history.

Departure: The Historical Society of Sherbrooke, 1:30 p.m.

Discovering the Domaine-Howard

July 21 and August 18, 2017

Along this visit, you will be acquainted with the history of the Howard family and also discover varied information, ranging from the Festival des Cantons to fly fishing. Come explore the Domaine-Howard accompanied by our guides who will introduce you to new and vast aspects of this historic park.

Departure: Sherbrooke Tourism Office, 1:30 p.m.

City Hall Guided Tour

July 28 and August 25, 2017

Discover the history of the Sherbrooke City Hall, a patrimonial building erected between 1904 and 1906. The development of Strathcona Square, the original use of the building as a courtroom and the changing pratices of municipal politics will all be addressed. And, on top of that, the visit to the hall and the council chamber is a must !

Departure: Sherbrooke City Hall, 1:30 p.m.

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