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Sutton (Quebec)

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Sutton (Quebec)

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Sutton is a village in the Eastern Townships located in the south-east of Quebec.

Get In

Sutton is located on Route 139 about 90 minutes south-east of Montreal via Highway 10, or 80 minutes north of Burlington, Vermont via Interstate 89. Veolia (1 877 348 5599)[4] provides a 110 minute bus service to and from Montreal which runs twice a day, dropping off passengers at the gas station in the center of the village.

Get around

The village is small enough to walk around, there is no public transport. Most services and restaurants are located along rue Principale. In the center of the village rue Maple winds up to Mont SUTTON, a 5 minute drive. The ski resort provides a shuttle service between the village nd the mountain during the winter on weekends and school break weeks. There is a taxi service - inquire at the Tourist Office on rue Principale opposite the Town Hall for details.


  • Start by visiting the Sutton Tourist Information Office[5] at 24a rue Principale Sud. Their staff are very knowledgable and helpful. Pick up a leaflet for a self-guided walking tour which highlights historical buildings.


  • Outdoor Activities The Sutton Mountains provides the focus for the village's outdoor activities. Hiking and snowshoeing is available on 80kms of well maintained trails at Parc Sutton[6] for which a $4 day pass is required available at the Sutton Tourist Office[7].
For downhill skiing and snowboarding Mont SUTTON [8] offers beautiful glade skiing at Quebec's third largest snow resort.

Cross country ski and snowboard enthusiasts are well catered for at[9]located half way between the village and mountain. This is also the location for Arbre Sutton[10], a tree top adventure park. Cyclists can enjoy quiet, scenic dirt back roads or paved roads including La Route Verte, a Quebec-wide cycle network, which passes through Sutton.

  • Cultural Follow the walking trail through the village to visit examples of Sutton's Loyalist buildings or take a self guided drive of the area's cemeteries (maps available at the Sutton Tourist Office[11] ). Arts Sutton[12] at 7 Academy has a regularly changing program of contemporary art exhibitions.
  • The Wine Route [13], is a signposted route that threads 18 small vineyards together including two in Sutton.Domaine Bresee makes an excellent rosé and also sells their own organic beef. In nearby Glen Sutton, Chapelle Sainte Agnes[14] vineyard has an outstanding location which can be visited on a guided tour on Wednesdays and Sundays in summer and autumn.


Rue Principal, the main road running through Sutton's center, is lined with shops of all kinds, including clothing stores, art stores, restaurants, and souvenir shops.


For a small village there is an excellent selection of restaurants and foodie outlets all located on rue Principale. Food tends to be of good high quality and reasonably priced.

  • La Rumeur Affame Bread, sandwiches, and local specialities including cheeses and charcuterie.
  • Chocolaterie Muriel Belgian chocolate.
  • Cafe L'International Outstanding Croissants and pastries.

Casual dining

  • Le Cafetier
  • Cafe L'International
  • Tartin'Izza
  • Tintoretto

More formal dining

  • À La Fontaine
  • Il Duetto
  • Bistro Beaux Lieux
  • Le Pleasant Hôte & Café


In the village there are two bars - The Sutton bistro and the cozier Pub Mocador. In addition many of the restaurants also have bars where you can have a drink without eating notably Le Pleasant, Auberge D&K and Auberge des Appalaches.


  • Vert Le Mont B&B, 18, rue Maple, 450 538-3227, [1]. checkin: 3pm; checkout: 11am. Comfortable B&B, five guest rooms each with private ensuite bathroom. Generous home made breakfast, afternoon tea and home made cake or cookies. Excellent value for money. Close to village restaurants and shops. Ski, hiking and cycling packages available. C$89-C$99.
  • Domaine Tomali-Maniatyn, 377, Maple, 450-538-6605, [2]. checkin: 4pm; checkout: 11am. A 5 suns B&B located high above Sutton, Domaine Tomali-Maniatyn offers 5 cozy suites, a tropical indoor swimming pool, winter and summer packages, a formal dining room for up to 110 guests (weddings, seminars), spectacular views, 26 acres of land and direct access to hiking and skiing trails... (45°6'9N,72°34'48W)
  • Sutton Chalet Rentals, 1 800 538 6075, [3]. Specializing in chalet, cottage and condo rentals.

The Tourist Office has a complete listing of all Sutton lodgings[15]

Get out

From Sutton follow the signposted Townships Trail [16]

to other quaint and historic villages such as Dunham, Frelighsburgh, Knowlton (Lac Brome) and Stanbridge East. Montreal is a ninety minute drive and Quebec City three and a half hours away.

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