Des Sources Region

Des Sources : seven beautiful municipalities in the Eastern Townships

The Des Sources area is one of the province’s best kept secrets! Located in the northern part of the Eastern Townships, in the heart of Quebec and near four large urban communities, Des Sources includes seven charming municipalities. Its 15,000 residents are spread throughout 786 km2 of natural scenery.

Our communities are closely knit and the people who live here are creative individuals who are open-minded, welcoming, and hard-working. Our citizens are always keen to support each other. In fact, helping each other out is a way of life that has also come to define the relationships between local businesses.

A unique mountain, an unmatched architectural heritage, scenic villages, landscapes that will take your breath away, and extremely friendly local residents… all these and more await you in the Des Sources region!

Are you a sports enthusiast? Biking, hiking, swimming – you’ll find it all right here. And for those who are amateurs of culture and heritage, our arts centres are the perfect location to see performances of all kinds in an intimate setting. Furthermore, our Table Champêtre, public markets, and local products will please every palate. And if you love festivals, you’ll want to come back here again and again to take part in the more than 50 events that are held throughout the region. After a day filled with activities, take a break and relax in our spa and spend the night in one of our comfortable accommodations. In short, the Des Sources region and its wide variety of activities will make your stay with us an unforgettable one.

Want to experience our way of life? Discovering the Des Sources region means taking time to enjoy life and encountering the beauty of nature.

We promise you’ll love your stay here. An adventure full of amazing discoveries and outstanding fun is waiting for you!



The town was founded after an asbestos deposit was discovered in 1879 and mined by William H. Jeffrey. The City of Asbestos’ current landscape bears witness to the importance of the mining and industrial activity that took place in and around one of the largest asbestos mines in the world. Capital city of the Des Sources Regional County Municipality, Asbestos was also the birthplace of the union movement in the province of Quebec. Through the solidarity of its citizens, Asbestos has become home to a variety of commercial businesses, accommodations, restaurants, and recreational services. It benefits from a rich and diverse living environment, and is located near both large urban communities and wide-open spaces. Asbestos also holds a sector of the lac Trois-Lacs resort area. Asbestos is an area renowned for its camping grounds and for the outdoor recreational facilities of the Camp Musical d’Asbestos. They have become favourite summer retreats for citizens and tourists alike. And so has the famous Royal Estrie Golf Club!
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Danville, located on the edges of the Eastern Townships and Bois-Francs, is a town that boomed when the railway arrived in the region in the middle of the 19th century. Lovely Victorian houses and an American-style town square are reminders of a time when New England Loyalists moved to the area. It is also the birthplace of many famous figures such as Mack Sennett and Daniel Johnson. Its rich heritage, numerous specialized businesses, and the wildlife of its large pond impressive wildlife make Danville an exceptional community definitely worth visiting.
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A picturesque village near Mount Ham, Saint-Adrien features charming architecture such as a rectory, a church built in 1911, and a wave of French-Canadian style houses. Saint-Adrien stands out due to the variety of activities offered within its borders. Home to agricultural production and traditional logging, its businesses also offer niche products created by the many local artisans who have chosen to reside in Saint-Adrien. The La Meunerie cultural centre offers a year-round programming dedicated to showcasing up-and-coming musical talents.
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Saint-Camille was one of the first francophone villages in the Eastern Townships. In fact, its oldest buildings date from 1875, such as the dépanneur à loggia, church, and rectory. Another heritage building is le P’tit Bonheur de Saint-Camille, an establishment known for the quality of its shows and its art gallery. Over the past 25 years, it has also played a key role in the community’s cultural life and development. The Saint-Antoine Chapel is another attraction where pilgrims and amateurs of classical music converge. With its four petals, Saint-Camille is one of the most beautiful blooming villages in Quebec.
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Located in the northern section of the Des Sources regional county municipality, Saint-Georges-de-Windsor is a village that offers breathtaking views. On a clear day, head to la Halte des Horizons, a lookout in the shape of cow that offers a great view of the region’s seven church steeples. In the village itself, the church built in 1870 is a treasured religious icon. Ask anyone around and they’ll tell you that Saint-Georges-de-Windsor cheese makers produce exceptional delicacies. In fact, hundreds of visitors head to Fromagerie Proulx every week to taste the “petit lait”.



Ham-Sud is located at the foot of Mount Ham, a 710-metre magnificent mountain. Founded by Loyalists, the municipality was the county seat of Wolfe County at the beginning of the 19th century because its Gosford road linked Quebec City and Boston. A village with a strong agro-forestry industry, Ham-Sud is a lovely destination for enthusiasts of the great outdoors thanks to its recreo-touristic activities and superb landscapes.
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The first francophone township of the Eastern Townships, Wotton was home to pioneers who shaped the soul of rural Quebec as the first landowners freed from the seigniorial system. In Monsignor Maurice O’Bready’s native village, you can admire the mansard-style rectory and the church, respectively built in 1884 and 1902. Every year, the tourism trail, country festival, and Festival des Traditions attract numerous visitors who have come to love how welcoming and friendly Wotton residents are.
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