Escape to Bromont: A Change of Scenery in the Eastern Townships


© Domaine Château-Bromont

When was the last time you took a breath of fresh air and really let loose?

A change of scenery is waiting in Bromont, Québec, halfway between Montréal and Sherbrooke and only a half-day’s drive from Toronto. The Eastern Townships region, which made the 2023 New York Times’ list of must-visit destinations, is a treasure trove of outdoor experiences.

Bromont is a cyclist’s dream, with thousands of kilometres of gravel and road bike routes in the area, offering beautiful scenery and an unparalleled riding experience. The Parc des Sommets and Bromont, montagne d’expériences provide 200 km of mountain bike trails and hiking trails, and whether you prefer cross-country, enduro or downhill biking, you will find courses for every level.

Bromont is known for its cycling community! As the host of the National Training Centre with its Centre National de Cyclisme and its newly built Velodrome, this city is the epicentre of cycling in Canada and a must-visit for biking enthusiasts. Bromont is the perfect starting point for cyclists taking to the trails and also makes for a spectacular day trip.

Cycling isn’t the only thing that makes Bromont unique—with small-town charm in spades and a seemingly endless supply of things to do, see, and eat, the magic of Bromont is waiting to be discovered around every corner. Summer brings an abundance of opportunities to get out and enjoy the outdoors. Whether your perfect summer day includes a trip to the Wave Pool in the Bromont Waterpark, hiking and picnicking at the summit of mont Bernard, or getting up close and personal with animals at the nearby Granby Zoo, Bromont is the place to make life-long memories.

Golf enthusiasts will be charmed by Bromont’s three golf courses that host world-class golf events! Golf Château-Bromont, Le Royal Bromont, and Le Vieux Village are all certified championship courses by PGA Canada, distinguished by the quality of their greens, immaculate conditions, breathtaking scenery and unparalleled customer service.

© BALNEA spa + réserve thermale

Old Bromont, on Shefford Street, is the perfect place to spend the day. There’s so much to see in this charming and historic region, from the unique architecture of the Anglo-Saxon legacy to the colourful streets full of art galleries, boutiques, and local shops.

Locals will tell you that the true magic of Bromont can be found in its restaurants—gourmet flavours abound with so many exciting local products and dishes to taste and discover. Whether you prefer discovering hidden gems or indulging in tried-and-true local favourites, Bromont has something for everyone to savour. The local products of the Eastern Townships will delight even the pickiest of palates. A trip to the Brome-Missisquoi Wine Route, also known as La Route des Vins, yields the perfect after-dinner treat: a bottle of locally made wine from one of 20 Québec vineyards, all located along a scenic stretch perfect for a day trip.

Bromont offers an infinite source of reenergizing possibilities where you can connect with nature. Indulge your senses at one of Bromont’s renowned spas that enable well-being and wellness through the power of aromatherapy, herbal therapy, and well-being gardens. BALNEA spa + réserve thermale, for example, is the largest spa natural domain in Québec, located in the middle of nature.

At the end of your day exploring all the best that Bromont has to offer, you can rest assured that your accommodations will be equally as indulgent. The perfect trip requires time for relaxation, after all! From charming bed and breakfasts to chalets, campgrounds, and hotels of all sizes and styles, you can choose to wake up in the heart of the city or be surrounded by nature. Whatever your style, you’ll find it in Bromont.

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Half-way between Montreal and Sherbrooke, Bromont is the breath of fresh air everybody needs. Witness the magnificent landscape of the Eastern Townships for a weekend or longer. The town offers a wide range of sports, outdoors, relaxation and family activities. We live life to the full. Change your scenery. Whatever you are looking for, you will find it here.


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