Living and working
Sports, recreation, and outdoor activities

A Fresh Air Paradise

With its lakes and mountains, Sherbrooke offers an exceptional quality of life. The city provides all the advantages of a dynamic urban metropolis… with an added value: the abundance of nature to practice many sports to the delight of open air enthusiasts. Sailing, swimming, kayaking, golf, tennis, soccer, horse-riding, hiking, biking, downhill skiing, snowshoeing and more are on your doorstep!

In brief

  • 6 arenas
  • 14 swimming pools
  • 108 parks and green spaces
  • 126 km of bike trails
  • 13 places to walk in Sherbrooke
  • 1 ski centre within the city and 4 major centres within 45 minutes
  • 1 outdoor center
  • 2 beaches
  • 50 soccer fields
  • Three 18-hole golf courses
  • Modern infrastructures for major sports events on the 2 university campuses


A sports city

Sherbrooke is a University City where sports occupy a central place. Elite sports school teams and amateur sports teams alike are evidence of a deep-rooted sports culture in the city, a culture which contributes significantly to the quality of life. Numerous organizations work very hard to offer a wide range of sports activities. Over 60 large-scale sporting events are held in Sherbrooke every year, contributing greatly to the vitality of the sports tourism sector.



Sherbrooke: Host City of the 2013 Canada Summer Games

Sherbrooke is proud to welcome the 2013 Canada Summer Games and is the first city in Quebec to host this major sports competition. The 2013 Summer Canada Games Host Society has been mandated to organize and implement all services and infrastructures needed to ensure the success of this major event.