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Key sectors of activity

The workforce of Potton Township, which comprises around 940 people work in the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors. The jobs are located in Potton Township or adjacent municipalities. In the primary sector, there are around one hundred workers who earn their living mainly in agriculture and forestry, they represent 11% of the workforce. The secondary sector comprises around 310 workers, one third of the workforce. Finally, the tertiary or services sector comprises about 60% of workers. 


Potton Township offers a range of services including commercial establishments, two schools, a CLSC (health services), restauration and lodging, sports, leisure, culture and varied attractions. 


We have two primary schools: l'École du Baluchon and the Mansonville Elementary School. When young people reach high school, they must attend La Ruche in Magog or Massey Vanier in Cowansville.

Health services

Mansonville hosts the CLSC (local community health center) which falls under the CSSSM (Centre de santé et services sociaux de Memphrémagog). In addition to doctors and administrative support staff, a physiotherapist, a community organizer and social workers work there. 

Restauration and lodging

While these services are not abundant, restauration and lodging are available.

Attractions and Activities

In addition to its stunning mountains, the best known is Owl's Head, and Lake Memphremagog, the Township of Potton has several attractions, including: 

  • Owl's Head ski area
  • Owl's Head golf course
  • Round barn
  • Covered bridge
  • Russian Orthodox Monastery
  • Heritage buildings
  • Missisquoi River
  • Ruiter Valley Land Trust
  • Campgrounds
  • Hiking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing trails
  • Vale Perkins and Knowlton Landing wharves
  • Breathtaking panoramas

Culture and heritage

Potton Township has is rich in culture and heritage in large part because of the diverse origins of its population.

In the arts area, Hill Strategies Research Inc.. established in 2010 that the Township of Potton held the 9th largest in Canadian concentration of artists. Indeed, 4.06% of our population is in the arts world. This means that throughout the year many cultural activities are organized by our artistic community. I should also mention that we are part of the Tour of Arts and the ''Circuit des arts''.

Finally, we have a library, located in City Hall, which offers a beautiful range of services.

As for heritage, there are numerous places and relics of the past which are highlighted by our very active Heritage Association.


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