Sherbrooke is a city of Quebec, Canada, capital of the administrative region of Estrie, located at the confluence of the Magog and San Francisco rivers, both tributaries of the San Lorenzo. Sherbrooke is a city of Quebec, Canada, capital of the administrative region of Estrie.
The region of Sherbrooke is known for its mountains and lakes. Five ski resorts are approximately an hour or less away, Owl's Head, Sutton, Bromont, Orford and Mountjoy. Mount Bellevue, small in the centre of the city is a place where you can also ski. The New England mountains, such as Sugarloaf and Killington Peak, are located near the city, 50 minutes from the United States border.
Sherbrooke has a humid continental climate, with long, cold and snowy winters, warm summers and short crisp springs and autumns. The maximum values range from -5.8 ° C (21.6 ° F) in January to 24.6 ° C (76.3 ° F) in July. In an average year, there are 34 nights at temperatures lower than -20 ° C (-4 ° F) and 6.5 nights at temperatures lower than -30 ° C (-22 ° F); 4.1 days will see maximums reaching 30 ° C (86 ° F).  Annual snowfalls are large, averaging 287 centimetres (113 inches), sometimes falling in May and October. Precipitation is not scarce at any time of the year, but it is the highest in summer and autumn and at least from January to April, totalling 1,100 millimetres (43.3 inches) annually.
Sherbrooke, which is the economic center of Estrie, is an important cultural, industrial and academic center in the province. The city has the direct service of three railroads that have connections with the Canadian National and Canadian Pacific railways: the St. Lawrence and Atlantic Railroad, the Quebec Central Railway and the Montreal, Maine and the Atlantic Railway. Sherbrooke also has four freeways and a regional airport, named for Sherbrooke, but located in the nearby town of Cookshire-Eaton. However, the airport no longer offers commercial services as of March 2010.blog comments powered by Disqus