ICOST 2005 : 3rd International Conference On Smart homes and health Telematic

From Smart Homes to Smart Care - July 4-6, 2005


In this section, you can find links to web sites providing information for tourists.

The city of Sherbrooke

Welcoming and Dynamic, the city of Sherbrooke counts 140 000 inhabitants and is the 7th biggest city of the Québec. Sherbrooke is a bilingual city situated on a relief made up of hills, valleys and plates.
Sherbrooke regroups many shops, industries working in many sectors and services of all kinds. It is also a significant center of care and research in health.
For more informations: SDES and City of Sherbrooke
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The University of Sherbrooke

The University of Sherbrooke, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, gathers 35 000 students and more than 3 000 teachers and assistants.
For more informations: University of Sherbrooke
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The city of Magog, is lying along the Magog River, near the foot of Lake Memphremagog, 20 miles (32km) north of the border with Vermont, US.
For more informations: Tourisme MemphreMagog and City of Magog
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General information on tourism in the province of Quebec

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Information on tourism in the eastern townships

The conference is located in the eastern townships region (Cantons de l’est in French).
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A selection of events...

  • At the Orford Art Center,

    • Free concerts of classical music will be held on July 3rd, 5, 6, 7.
    • Paying concert on July 2nd, 8th and 9th.
    • A shuttle can bring you there from the hotel.

  • July 2-10. Art Tour: " La Grande virée artistique, 4th edition." Sherbrooke. Artists and artisans open their studios. Maps detailing the location of the studios will allow you to plan your tour, meet and chat with the artists and artisans, and admire their creations in person.

  • July 3 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.). "Miss Émilienne entertains..." Period animation 1950s costumed interpretation activity. Meet Miss Émilienne, the St-Laurent’s maid, who has much to talk about. Louis S. St-Laurent National Historic Site of Canada, Compton. Info: (819) 835-5448.

  • July 8-10. Mount Megantic Astronomy Festival. Notre-Dame-des-Bois. Info: (819) 888-2941 / 1 (866) 888-2941.
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A selection of sites close to the conference location...

    Travel back in time underground in the old Capelton Copper Mines dug out with picks and shovels by candlelight in 1863. In the heart of Canada's oldest mining complex, enjoy a unique experience by visiting the underground galleries of the old copper mine, dug by pick and shovel.

  • ADRÉNALINE adventure
    ADRÉNALINE adventure offers leisure and adventure programs that comprised a variety of adventure and ecotourism activities.

  • Abbaye St-Benoît Practiced with this eye of faith, the reception of guests is precious to the monk’s heart. The guest may be a visitor who is paying a short visit to the Abbey, or one who wants to share the monks’ prayer for the length of an Office.

  • Arbre Aventures
    "Arbre Aventure" is a new and exciting activity for the whole family. Come jump, slide, and climb among the treetops via suspended bridges, ladders, Tarzan's rope , and zip lines - all the while in complete security.

  • National Parks

    • http://www.sepaq.com/
    • Parc du Mont-Orford (close to Hotel Chéribourg): Climb to the top of Mounts Orford and Chauve. Stroll through a magnificient broaleaved forest where sugar maples abound and mosquitoes are persistently absent!

  • Memphrémagog Labyrith: Spend about an hour and a half of fun, finding the middle of the giant maze on foot or on inline skates (rentals available) , while solving funny riddles. Relax at our bar-terrace admiring beautiful lake Memphremagog. On site : large park for picnics, beach, also sailboat, canoe, kayak and pedal boat rental.
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