About the Town
A BREATH OF FRESHNESS
« Ma joie ou ma douleur chante le paysage »
Alfred Desrochers, Hymne au vent du Nord
If a rich past is the guarantor of the future, The Town of Brome Lake retains the youthfulness of its 35 years of history and remains faithful to its 200 year old roots. Established in 1971 and nestled in a bountiful rural setting, Brome Lake offers visitors a breath of freshness, a kind of passport to escape, rest, nature and the country.
An Eastern Townships Municipality
The Town of Brome Lake is set in the majestic Eastern Townships, a historic region situated south of the Saint Lawrence Valley and stretching to the American border. The mountainous terrain of the Eastern Townships distinguishes the region from the Saint Lawrence plain. A Sunday traveler will find numerous panoramas and landscapes that may bring to mind some corners of England where most of the Township place names originated: Brome, Bolton, Hatley, Stanstead, Shefford, etc.
Brome Lake – a town of enchantment
The first surprise when arriving in Brome Lake is its size: a vast area of 209.37 square kilometers. Since its incorporation in 1971, the municipality is made up of five sectors represented at Council by councillors from the Foster, Fulford, Bondville, Iron Hill, West-Brome, East Hill and Knowlton sectors. Town of Brome Lake’s population is around 5,600 people.
A lake, a town…
First and foremost, there’s the lake. With its 5.6 square miles of water, Brome Lake is the very heart of the municipality and makes it a prime holiday and tourist destination. This majestic lake has always attracted outdoor and sporting enthusiasts. Summer is for swimming, pedal boats, sail boarding and catamarans. The nature preserves and ecological areas will also delight the visitor. And then there is the array of other summer activities like the Tour du Lac Brome, and the Fisher, Howson and Fairwinds cups.
The charm of the town...
The Town of Brome Lake carefully manages its affairs to insure the preservation of its unique cachet – a town whose Victorian charm captivates its visitors and perpetuates the intimate ambiance that was the heritage of its loyalist forefathers.