Heritage Tours

Audio guided tours: FREE!

Circuits patrimoniaux de Sutton

© Lynda Graham, Richard Leclerc and Heritage Sutton

Now you can discover Sutton with our first self-guided audio heritage tours for tablets and smartphones.

Meander along Sutton’s back roads. Admire the scenery that charmed the early settlers of the Eastern Townships. Listen to music and sounds created especially for these circuit. Each of our self-guided heritage tours is a rendezvous with the history of Sutton. Hear voices from the past including a brothel madam, First World War soldiers and founders of the village, all brought to life by expert storytellers.

Sutton Heritage Circuits

By car or on a hybrid bike, this is a great way to discover one of the distinctive features of our region: the ancient hamlets that shaped Sutton as we know it today ... North Sutton, Westover Mill, Sutton Junction, Draper Hill, West Sutton, Glen Sutton, The route also highlights the local religious heritage and includes visits to cemeteries and churches… on the trail of the pioneers. There are also places where you can pause to continue your exploration on foot.

If you love history and culture, these tours are for you!

Listen to a short audio extract:

Circuit 1 - On the trail of the pioneers: tales of Sutton

Principal topics of this fascinating heritage circuit: the religious diversity of the village and the impact of the First World War on its inhabitants.

You can now download the audio guide for the first circuit.

Circuit 2 - Life in the hamlets: tales of Sutton

This second circuit starts in the center of town and leads to the former hamlets of North Sutton and West Sutton. You will discover how the area evolved over the 19th century.

You can now download the audio guide for the second circuit.

Circuit 3 - If these roads could speak : tales of Sutton

This third circuit is presented in a new format, as a radio drama. Take a journey into the early 1900s in Glen Sutton, an area renowned for its magnificent scenery. Listen to the story based on accounts by seniors in the Glen Sutton community.

You can now download the audio guide for the third circuit.

For more information about the making of this circuit visit our Facebook page. (Some clips in English or with subtitles)

Several partners worked with the Town of Sutton on these tours. In particular Heritage Sutton did the historical research, the Maison des arts et de la parole created and interpreted the storytelling, Audiotopie took care of the music, sound effects, recording and editing of the audioguides and Andrée Pelletier did the script writing of the 3rd tour.

Historical Treasures Hunt Tour!

Traditional tours

Circuits classiques de Sutton

© Bibliothèque et archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ), Richard Leclerc and Heritage Sutton

Three fascinating heritage tours were created in 2001, all starting in Sutton, allowing you to discover a little of the rich history of the Eastern Townships and its architecture. At each stop there is an information panel illustrated with photos from our archives. You can pick up a combined guide and map at the Sutton Tourist Information Office.

  • Village Tour: Walking tour in Sutton - 4 km (About an hour)
  • Rural Tour: Tour in Sutton and Abercorn - 33 km. Ideal for by car or hybrid biker.
  • Churches and Cemetery Tour: The entire tour, consisting of 2 loops, takes you through some of the most picturesque countryside we have to offer.
    • Loop 1: Starts in Sutton and takes in Sutton Junction, Brome, West Brome and North Sutton.
      About 45 kilometers.
    • Loop 2: From Sutton and goes south through Abercorn and Glen Sutton.
      Approximately 54 kilometers.


Claudine Filion-Dufresne

Cultural development officer : 450 538-2290 : 450 538-0930