Free, free and more free Christmas time and time to spare, money too
some free or almost free suggestions to have fun during the Holiday Season.
is free in most municipalities, even indoor skating at the Pat Burns Arena is free for residents of Stanstead, Stanstead East, Ogden and Ayer’s Cliff on Wednesdays (10:30 am to noon) and Saturdays (6:30 pm to 8:00 pm). Check the schedule on the Town of Stanstead’s web site, stanstead.ca. Good luck if you can find it, so call: (819) 876-7181.
through the snow and down the hills. There is absolutely, as in not a penny to pay, to slide down the hill at the Stone Circle in Stanstead.
in Coaticook, but with some paying activities. Like throwing snowballs Japanese style for a mere $5.75. For the Japanese it’s no longer snowball-throwing, but Yukigassen. Doing it at home is not so hot anymore when you can say “Yukigassen”. It’s close by and most activities are affordable. Horse rides, mountain biking and a lot more. There are lot more winter activities at the Gorge, most on the French page of their website.
there’s skiing. For those who like the sport, Stanstead is almost heaven. In less than an hour, on both sides of the border, you have world class skiing. Two or three hours of travel and you’re in ski heaven. as free can be, a walk in North Hatley. Bishop’s University and the Université de Sherbrooke have a pool where you can swim for a small fee.
Afree carol concert by the excellent Choeur des gens heureux at St. Édouard in Eastman, next Sunday at 3:00 pm. Donations suggested.
galore! At 33% less than in Montreal! No annoying ads or selfpromos for apps! At La Maison du Cinéma in Sherbrooke, for those who haven’t been there yet, ample free parking is always available. All the blockbusters are in English.
and shopping. What about Quebec’s and Vermont’s General Stores? They are free to enter but it’s hard to resist spending money there. Four General Stores in the region have made made it into the Historia series on General Stores, ‘Magasin Général’: J.B. LeBaron, in North Hatley; Magasin Général du Village, in Bonsecours; Jewett, in Potton; and F.G. Edwards in West Brome.
a bit more than an hour’s drive from Stanstead, there is Prince Arthur Flour in Norwich, the cook’s dream destination.
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Coaticook’s Parc de la Gorge has some new activities planned for the winter season.