Bolton East, Memphremagog, Estrie, Quebec, Canada

East Bolton is a Quebec municipality located in the municipality of Memphremagog in Estrie, 120 km from Montreal and 65 km from Sherbrooke. There is a chain of hills that runs through the municipality diagonally where several rivers and streams originate. It includes Mount Glen, the Missisquoi River Bolton Falls, many lakes, streams, valleys, ponds and wetlands. The first settlers (1808) established in the area that is called Bolton Centre, after there was a dismemberment, when Magog was formed as the West Bolton region, that is why the municipality of East Bolton now occupies just a quarter of the territory of the original territory of the canton, 81 square km. To see: St. Patrick’s Anglican Church (1874), rhe municipality Bolton-Est building (1867), Holy Trinity Anglican Church (1859) among others. It is a very quiet area, ideal for hiking, biking, fishing, camping and skiing. There are also many artists who settled in the region.

Tips

It’s a nice place for a family outing and to enjoy activities such as agritourism, visit the national parks you find in the area, visit the producers and taste local products such as cheese, ice ciders, wines and chocolates.
For a relaxing or romantic outing, enjoy the Bolton Falls Spa.

 

The Big Wheel of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Since September, 1st 2017, the Big Wheel of Montreal has been put into operation. With 60 meters of height; the equivalent of 20 floors, you will have a fantastic panoramic view of the Old Port, the St. Lawrence River and the city. The majority of the cabins (42) have very comfortable seats for 8 people, in ultra-clear tempered glass that will protect you from UV rays and they are air-conditioned in both summer and winter. It was built by a Dutch company, the Dutch Wheel. The site is not yet finished but there will be a bistro, a bar and cafe on site.

Tips

Check the website for the schedule of the year.

There are also VIP cabins and private cabins.

Take both experiences, you will have a very different outlook during the day and night, it’s worth it with or without good weather!

Old Port of Montreal, Bonsecours Basin

Metro Champ-de-mars

International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada

Each year, the Haut-Richelieu sky is invaded by nearly 125 hot air balloons during the International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. It is undoubtedly the largest gathering of balloons in Canada and offers an elaborate show during nine days not just hot air balloons but live music performances and family activities. This event is a reference in the world of Balloon with over 1.5 million square feet of activity areas and 450 000 visitors gathered around this theme. It is also a must summer event for fans of large concerts. The 34th edition of the festival will take place from 12th to 20th August 2017. This is an appointment not to be missed, just 20 minutes from Montreal.

Consejos

Bring your chairs and everything necessary to make the picnic with friends or family, it is worthwhile to live this experience in full air, so beautiful in the visual than in auditor .

You can check the schedule on the festival site.

 

The International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
 12th to 20th August 2017
Municipal Airport
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (QC), Canada
J3B 7B5