Gem Urban Wilderness Sherbrooke
The Sherbrooke area, with its mountains, lakes and rivers, enjoys a solid reputation as a holiday destination of choice. Not only the nature is magnificent, offering all the possibilities fees for recreation, sports and outdoors, but the city also offers all the advantages of an urban dynamic museums of international, multicultural exhibitions, performances , nightlife and renowned gourmet restaurants! There are many tourist attractions for the tourists, who find for sure the activity room or table that will meet their expectations and making their memorable experience.
More than 975 000 people / visits in 2009
More than $ 90 million in new money generated in the Sherbrooke area by visitors
More than 1,700 direct and indirect jobs in Sherbrooke related to tourism
2 convention centers
infrastructure and sporting events
unique combination of planning and nature
near vacation sites important
attractions that have proven
Each year, Sherbrooke enhances its tourist offer to stay in the forefront of the 10 destinations that make you dream Quebecers (*). According Tourisme Sherbrooke, in 2009 alone, the value of projects and confirmed that aim to develop and improve the tourist offer current customers to host business conferences, leisure and group amounted to more $ 52 million. For example: Times Hotel / Conference Centre $ 16 million Exhibition Centre $ 17 million development of the Magog River Gorge $ 6.6 million, Orford Express tourist train, adding a $ 1.5 million lounge car, etc.. With its judicious investments and consistent, the city of Sherbrooke welcomes every year more and more visitors.
The convention events and is profitable for hotels and motels in Sherbrooke, recent years have seen a significant increase in the number of visitors and overnight stays related events. The construction of a new hotel and conference center in the heart of downtown revitalization project and another hotel in Sherbrooke confirm the growth experienced by this economic niche and fill a need that was more feel.
Conference / event
111 conferences / events (minimum 50 nights / rooms per activity) during the last year
more than 69,000 delegates and participants in connection with the 38 conventions and 73 events
14 Congress has attracted more than 400 participants each
Each year, Sherbrooke hosts more than 60 sporting events and summer 2013, it will host the Canada Games. 14 of these sporting events are major Canadian, North American or international. Many projects or confirmed in 2009 with a value of $ 65 million will directly affect the level of sport tourism. Some examples: The construction of a new sports complex in Bishop’s University ($ 29 million), construction of a new swimming pool at the University of Sherbrooke in anticipation Games Canada ($ 12 million), construction two new rinks at Le Triolet ($ 15 million) etc..