If you travel east of Montreal, you'll stumble across a quaint little town known as Granby. While its initial impression may not be a grand one, once you peel back the first layer of this town, you'll soon realize Granby is among the greatest kept secrets in Quebec. With a population of just under 65,000 residents, Granby combines the charm of an old-world town with the relaxation of rural countryside.
Granby - Regional Epicenter for Industries and Relaxation. Known as the regional powerhouse for various industries and commercial businesses, Granby surprises all who enter it. While you may not think this unimposing town offers substantial attractions, locals understand that some of the greatest locations are also the lesser known.
Lining the streets of this small town are piercing cathedrals in grand design. It seems with each street a unique piece of architecture flanks the roads while hidden restaurants and attractions tantalize all who dare to explore. Have a desire to experience face-to-face time with exotic animals? Then head on over to the Granby Zoo. Take note: plan your visit in July when the yearly Mascot Festival is in full swing at the zoo.
Perhaps best known for its festivals and antique dealers, visit during the summer months to enjoy the annual International Classic Car Show, which features nearly 3,000 antique vehicles. Wish to expand your closet? Then you'll want to pay a visit to the Galeries de Granby, which boasts 106 department and boutique stores.
Much like many other cities in Quebec, Granby offers a myriad of city-sponsored parks. In fact, you could spend an entire vacation exploring over 40 parks. Wish to explore nature outside of the city? Then a visit to one of the many marked and unmarked bicycling trails is in order. During the winter months, Granby transforms into a winter wonderland, with miles of skiing and snowshoeing trails.