There are two mountains or hills located in the heart of the city of Sherbrooke.
One of them is the Mont Bellevue, the other the John S. Bourque Mountain. Mont Bellevue is 327 meters (1,073 feet) high and the John S. Bourque is even higher – 370 meters or 1,214 feet. The Mont Bellevue Park is an exceptional natural site. In summer, guests enjoy hiking, bird watching, picnicking.
There is a great number of walking trails, although visitors can just walk up the hill on their own without a trail. A big cross sits at the top of the hill. This cross, when lighted at night, is visible anywhere in Sherbrooke.
In winter, the Mont Bellevue area offers excellent opportunities for downhill and cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing In winter, the Mont Bellevue ski resort is frequented by locals and people coming from neighbouring American states to spend a few days in Sherbrooke. There is a ski rental shop. Ski instructors can help rookies to find out mysteries of winter sports.
The Mont Bellevue has three ski lifts and six lighted trails. It is also open to snowboarders.
It has an 80 metres (250 feet) vertical drop. Two parking lots are available for visitors, one of them is located on Dunant Street, the other one is on Druillettes Street (toilets are available near Antonio Pinard Chalet).