Dating back to 1799, Sutton is a storied town home to an array of historic buildings and intimate art galleries showcasing the town’s past and present traditions and culture. The town is also a gateway to the popular Mont Sutton ski resort area, along with nature parks and towering mountains.
Things to do in Sutton
Begin your Sutton holiday around Rue Principale, a popular shopping and dining hub. Duck into Pub Mocador for a cold beer or check out Le Comptoir Sutton for fresh coffee and light bites. You can purchase gourmet cheese at La Rumeur Affamee and knitting materials at Mont Tricot or head to Le Jasmin to browse women’s clothes and accessories.
Sutton’s downtown core is also home to numerous art galleries stocking contemporary artwork from local artists, such as JazzArt Bazar and Galerie D'Art Les Imagiers. You can catch live music at Salle/Alec & Gérard Pelletier or take a heritage walking tour to admire up some of the town’s centuries-old buildings.
If you’re visiting Sutton during winter, venture out to the Mont Sutton ski area, which boasts about 60 groomed runs for all skill levels and a terrain park. Active travellers will also enjoy exploring the Réserve Naturelle des Montagnes-Vertes, a verdant expanse of native trees and immersive hiking trails leading to scenic countryside lookouts.
Discover the local wine-making culture at Vignoble Domaine Bresee, a winery known for its Bressoc and Rose. You can step back in time at a recreated historic village at Brome County Historical Society, which features heritage buildings, an antique plane and old furnishings.
Getting around Sutton
Sutton is just over one hour’s drive from Montreal, where you can fly into Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. You can explore the main part of town on foot, but will need a car to travel further afield.