The Thetford Region has a lot to offer you: an abundance of lakes, forests and mountains for the practice of outdoor activities, an appetizing gastronomic offer, a variety of quality accommodation, a rich mining history, remarkable historic sites and, above all, strong and unique markers in the landscape, for which you are ready to come and say: “I was really there! » No need to take a plane to get away from it all, nowhere else will you see landscapes like here.
In addition, you are close to this unique territory: the Thetford region is located in Chaudière-Appalaches, on the south shore of Quebec. It is bordered by Beauce, the Eastern Townships and Center-of-Québec. It is only a few hours' drive away from the larger centers.
The region's mining industrial heritage is unique. Its contribution to the development of Quebec offers a rich history to tell and to discover. Observe the ancient mining pits filled with turquoise water. Crisscross roads with lunar decorations.
Would you like to see a turquoise lake, easily accessible, for free? See you at the Belvédère de la Mine BC!
It is located on rue du Lac Noir in Thetford Mines. (👉Blue signs from the Ministry of Tourism will lead you there easily! 😃)
The story behind the mining landscape is fascinating and it's not just limited to the mines! Discover this fascinating past by visiting one of the region's interpretation centers or by taking part in a circuit.
The Thetford region is also recognized for its offer of outdoor activities. This is understandable when we know that there are several mountains, many lakes including two of the largest south of the St. Lawrence, a national park, an ecological reserve, rivers, forests as far as the eye can see ... Thetford region has nature as its backyard!
The 3 monts
The 3 monts is not just a network of 20 km of path linking three mountains. It is also a hebertism trail !!
👉 Why not become a member of the organization and thus have unlimited access to the trails?
The Thetford region is dotted with lakes, including Lac Aylmer and Grand Lac Saint-François, both accessible via marinas. There is also a huge artificial lake in the region for the safe practice of many water activities.
To make the most of your stay in the Thetford region, you absolutely must take advantage of the gourmet offer and the many entertainment options. Also, find the accommodation that will meet your needs!
Where to sleep?
For an impeccable stay, the planning visitor has ample choice of accommodation options, such as several lodges and inns, hotels and motels. In addition, dozens of cabins are available for rent - no wonder when you see the number of lakes scattered throughout the area! Camping enthusiasts will also be delighted. Consult the directory!
Where to eat?
A special occasion to celebrate, a craving to satisfy, or a lack of culinary inspiration are all good reasons to feast on a good meal in one of the restaurants in the Thetford region. The directory in the next section contains all the restaurants in the region. From refined and gourmet cuisine, to country tables and traditional Quebec cuisine, everything is there. Enjoy your meal!
What to do?
The Thetford region can be discovered through several unmissable and unusual attractions. The mining heritage asserts itself and suggests a visit to museums and interpretation centers, which are as varied as they are interesting. Mountains and parks with their four-season hiking trails punctuate the outdoor activities. The network of trails for ATVs and snowmobilers are the pride of the region. The marinas and water activities offered are second to none. The cycling networks are magnificent, unique and varied. All the good reasons to visit the Thetford region are detailed in the following section.