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Lac-Brome, my Town, my lake!

Considered as one of the most beautiful villages in Quebec with its Victorian charm, its intimate atmosphere coming from the heritage left by the loyalists and its majestic lake which is an integral part of the life of those who live there, Town of Brome Lake is a peaceful place where an harmonious community life is at the heart of preoccupations. With its English country vibe which makes it popular with those who want to escape the frenzy and concrete of big cities , even if only for a day or a weekend, it also attracts more and more residents who decide to settle here to enjoy on a daily basis its enchanting setting and its green spaces.

An inspiring town for artists, families and business people

Created by the merger of many municipalities surrounding its banks, Town of Brome Lake will transport you to a different world, just over an hour from Montreal. Proud of its heritage, it has a mixed population of anglophones and francophones who live in harmony, including many freethinkers, artists, business people, visionaries and families, all attracted by the quality of life that Town of Brome Lake can offer them. The Town is even featured in the Louise Penny novels, a famous resident and author recognized throughout the world *. For business people, Town of Brome Lake combines prosperity and quality of life, two major assets for those who are also looking for a stimulating and safe environment.

Brome lake at the heart of the lives of its residents

With an area of ​​14.53 km2, the Brome lake attracts tourists year round. It is also at the heart of the lives of its residents. A paradise for fishermen, artists, outdoor and sports enthusiasts, it is used for swimming, fishing, sailing, kayaking, rowing or paddleboating (SUP) in summer, running and walking in the trails that border its banks and by biking along its shores. In the winter, ice fishing and the ice skating rink with its heated shelter at Douglass beach are popular with families. You can also enjoy the nature trails that attract a crowd of walkers, cross-country skiers and snowshoe enthusiasts.

A favourite spot for photographers and painters, Brome lake is spectacular no matter the time of the year, but especially at sunset, with the backdrop of Mount Brome. The Quilliams Wildlife Reserve and its marshes, which are accessed by Tiffany Beach, also house a diverse fauna, including fascinating birds among which the Duck, the emblematic bird that has made the Town so famous.

Town of Brome Lake: a paradise for sportsmen, nature lovers and culture lovers

In addition to its lake, Town of Brome Lake is surrounded by nature and offers multiple ways of moving for young and old. There are well-established trail networks and new ones under construction, offering magnificent views, scenic drives, walking/cycling paths, four downhill ski centres within 30 minutes (and Jay Peak just a short distance away) , snowshoe trails, cross-country skiing, walking and running, equestrian centers, some of the most beautiful golf courses in Quebec and several major sporting events such as the “Tour du Lac Brome” which will celebrate its 40th edition in 2018. Nature also serves as a backdrop to many artists who draw inspiration to their paintings and writings, as well as health and wellness enthusiasts who come to personal growth retreat and yoga.

A cultural leader in the Eastern Townships, Town of Brome Lake hosts several festivals, gourmet events and cultural events throughout the year, including “Canard en Fête” in September. It is also home to a major cultural venue, the recently renovated “Théâtre Lac-Brome”, which offers a rich and varied programming that places a special emphasis on Francophone and Anglophone artists from here and elsewhere.

Far from the big cities, close to everything

Residents of Town of Brome Lake can boast access to almost anything near their home, often even within walking distance: quality primary schools (a French school offering the international program, as well as an English school) , Health professionals (such as doctors, dentists, osteopaths, massage therapists, etc.), retail stores, restaurants, two radios, a large bilingual library, a theater, museums, a community garden, a beach, a Farmers Market and more. Thanks to new technologies and high-speed Internet in villages such as Knowlton, more and more workers are choosing to come and settle down in an enchanting and inspiring setting without the hassle of being stuck in traffic in large cities. Working remotely will never have been so enjoyable!

Recently the holder of the accreditation “Coeur Villageois” , whose slogan is “Ici on étire le temps”, Town of Brome Lake invites you to discover us in all seasons or, even better, to move here, because in our town, time stops to leave room for happiness and peacefulness!

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* In Louise Penny’s books, the town is called “Three Pines”, but you’ll recognize many places in Knowlton. A circuit exists in town to make you discover them.