Ottawa, the national capital, is about 150 miles (241 kilometers) to the west of Shefford, while Montreal is 50 miles (80 kilometers) to the west.
When it comes to getting the most out of your holiday, it's good to keep in mind that Shefford is merely the tip of the iceberg; Quebec has been blessed with a treasure-trove of scenic and cultural delights. Visit the Ski Bromont and Royal Bromont Golf Club in and around Bromont, about 4 miles (6 kilometers) to the northeast of Shefford.
When you are ready to venture further afield why not visit the nearest regional city. Saint Hyacinthe is 25 miles (40 kilometers) away and is home to visitor attractions including Les Saline Park, Cathedral of St. Hyacinthe the Confessor and Saint Hyacinthe Public Market. If you're still looking for things to do in the city centre, visit Centre des arts Juliette-Lassonde and Saint Hyacinthe Golf Club before heading back to Shefford.
Ask those who live in the area their favorite places to see, they'll often point you in the direction of the region's fabulous street art, open-air museums and farms. To really get an understanding of the present, it's good to step back into earlier times. Quebec's rich old towns are a great starting point.
If you're the kind of traveler who prefers to take the slow lane while on vacation, Shefford offers great picnicking and cycling. Watersports are a common pastime here. Don't miss the opportunity to go boating or swimming; this region has some great areas for it.
There is a saying: it's better to see a place once than to hear about it many times over. With its stunning beauty Quebec will exceed your expectations.