Culture, heritage and living history

cultural treasures

The North Hatley region, located in Quebec's Eastern Townships, offers a rich array of cultural, historical and heritage experiences, captivating visitors with interactive adventures, museums, historic and religious sites.

The first stop is Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook. Here, an interactive adventure awaits visitors: the Foresta Lumina, an illuminated night-time trail that tells a fantastic story inspired by local heritage.

Another interactive trail to discover is the Acoatica, an immersive experience that takes you through the history and culture of the region's First Nations.

The Colby-Curtis Museum/Société historique de Stanstead offers a unique look at local history. Housed in a magnificent Victorian mansion, this museum tells the story of the Quebec-Vermont border, displaying fascinating artifacts and historical documents.

The region's history and religious heritage are embodied by the Abbey of Saint-Benoît-du-Lac. This majestic edifice is home to a community of Benedictine monks who, for over a century, have perpetuated a tradition of prayer, work and hospitality. A visit to the abbey offers a glimpse of monastic life and a moment of contemplation in the serene setting of Lake Memphremagog.

Finally, for those fascinated by industrial history, the Capelton Mine offers an underground tour of an old copper mine dating back to 1863. Through the old tunnels, visitors can get an idea of what life was like for miners at the time, and learn about the importance of copper in Quebec's economic history.

Park of the Gorge


Foresta Lumina




Orford Music


Colby-Curtis Museum


Calpeton Mine

Canton de Hatley



Rozynski Art Centre

Ayer's Cliff

Interactive Adventures

  • Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook
  • Foresta Lumina
  • Acoatica


  • Colby-Curtis Museum / Stanstead Historical Society

History and religious heritage

  • Saint-Benoît-du-Lac Abbey

Underground tour of an old copper mine from 1863

  • Capelton Mine