Welcome

Located not more than a stone’s throw from the heart of Knowlton village, Douglass Beach offers safe swimming, a picnic area with lovely views out over the water as well a canteen and walking paths.

Sanitary Rules during COVID-19

IMPORTANT – New for summer 2021 regarding access to Douglass Beach

Non-residents: you MUST present a parking ticket from the Douglass Beach parking meter (where your vehicle is parked) paid on the same day, otherwise you will be denied access to the beach. Please note that the parking meter only accepts credit and debit cards (no cash). If the Douglass Beach parking lot is full, this means that you cannot go to the beach. This measure is intended to control the number of people present on the site, in compliance with current sanitary measures. No reservations can be made.

Residents: you must present your wristband OR proof of residence.

Wristbands are given to residents only and are available in two sizes: adult and child. They can be acquired during business hours at Town Hall or at the Centre Lac-Brome. Proof of residency, such as a driver’s licence or a tax bill, is required. Only one person from your household can pick up the wristbands. If your wristband breaks during the summer, you can bring it back and we will replace it.

The beach has a maximum capacity of 375 people. For any question: 450 521-5742.

Dogs

Please note that dogs are not allowed at Douglass Beach.

Lifeguard Schedule
Lifeguards will be on site between 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. from June 19 to August 29.
Swimming is not permitted after hours.
Children must be supervised.

Red Cross Swimming Lessons for Children

Parking

Passes for Residents of Town of Brome Lake

Like last year, about a quarter of the spaces are reserved for residents of Brome Lake, who can access them free of charge with their parking sticker affixed to the windshield. Citizens can purchase them for $2.00 at the Centre Lac-Brome (270 Victoria Street) between 8 a.m. and noon and 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., as well as at the Town Hall. Stickers purchased in the last two years are still valid.

Daily Parking Rates for non-residents (in effect between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.)
Parking fees are payable at the parking meter.
Less than 2 hours: $6
More than 2 hours: $20

Please note that there is a parking ban on buses, recreational vehicles over 22 feet and vehicles with trailers.

Water Quality
Click here for the most recent water quality results for Douglass Beach (listed as Plage municipale du lac Brome (Douglass)

Every summer season, the water at Douglass Beach is evaluated by Quebec’s Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques. The objective is to ensure that bathers have information about the quality of the water, and can enjoy the Lake with complete peace of mind. A rating of A, B, C, or D is awarded, based on an analysis of the bacterial quality of the water.

Results are posted at the beach and the Town Hall throughout the summer.

Additional Links:

Blue-green algae

Renaissance Lac-Brome

Boats
Small Boat Launch

It is not possible to launch boats from a trailer at Douglass Beach. You can, however, have access to the water with smaller boats such as kayaks, sculls ou a stand-up paddleboard.

There is a ramp for small boats at Tiffany Park.

Tiffany Park is located on Lakeside Rd, between Foster and Knowlton. Parking is free and there is a picnic and rest area.

Directions

Douglass Beach is located at 213 Lakeside Rd.

From Montreal or Sherbrooke: Take exit 90 off Autoroute 10. Follow Route 243 (Lakeside Rd) south towards Lac-Brome. Douglass Beach will be on your right.

From Knowlton village centre: Take Lakeside Rd. north for about 2 minutes. Douglass Beach is on your left.