With rolling hills, quiet countrysides, mountainous horizons and blue lakes, Quebec’s Estrie region encompasses most of the province’s iconic Eastern Townships. The region is alive with villages that are as colourful as the surrounding scenery, arts and cultural festivals, and endless outdoor adventures. It’s a region that not only attracts visitors, but also city dwellers, families and retirees looking for a serene setting to call home.
Every year, Quebec’s Estrie region draws vacationers and newcomers who come to escape the urban grind — to ski, snowboard and snowmobile its mountains, hike and camp its provincial parks, swim its lakes, explore its villages, farms and vineyards, and to simply relax in its peaceful countryside. Estrie’s easy accessibility less than an hour from Montreal , close to the Quebec City region, and along the U.S. border makes this a popular destination for Canadians, Americans and international visitors alike.
In fact, the Estrie region and the Eastern Townships have been a prime vacation destination for affluent Americans since the late-19th and early-20th centuries. Industrialist Foxhall P. Keene and the Barron family (of Barron's Magazine), for example, were among those who owned seasonal estates on Lake Massawippi, now the site of some of the region’s most exclusive hotels and private luxury vacation homes.
In addition to its appeal to the international elite, the region’s greatest draws include its welcoming communities, which host more than 130 festivals each year, and the intimate scale of its neighbourhoods, with their historic architecture and quiet charm.
Whether your dream is to own a luxury waterfront vacation home on Lake Massawippi or Lake Brompton, to build a private estate on an acreage with exclusive access, or a home in a welcoming neighbourhood where it’s easy to meet new friends, our Estrie real estate experts can help. We’ll share insider insight on rare real estate finds and architectural gems, and help you find a home that gives you the lifestyle you’ve been dreaming of.