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Bromont

Bromont

A town of traditional rustic character located between Mont Brome, a link in the chain of the Montérégiennes, and the Yamaska River, a tributary of the St. Lawrence River.

Following the American Revolution, John Savage, a Loyalist of Irish origin arrived in 1793 with an aim to colonize the Shefford sector, which in 1888 became the village of West Shefford, mainly Anglophone at that time. For his part George Adams, a merchant from Saint-Armand established himself in what became the village of Adamsville, incorporated in 1916.

In 1964 entrepreneur-brothers Rolland and Germain Désourdy imagined Bromont based on two lines of development: recreational tourism and high technology industry. From 1964 to 1974 the city expanded its territory by fusing with West Shefford and part of the village of Adamsville plus twelve annexations. The current population is 9,500 citizens.

The sports profile of Bromont is an international one. In 1964 the mountain welcomed its first skiers, eventually becoming the largest lit skiable area in North America that becomes a water park and mountain bike heaven in the summer. Figuring among its remarkable events Bromont has hosted the freestyle skiing, alpine skiing and mountain biking World Cups and the equestrian disciplines for the 1976 Olympic Games.

The Bromont National Cycling Centre opened in 2001. It is the only institution in Canada to bring together in a single environment the six cycling disciplines (road, track, mountain, cyclocross, BMX, para-cycling).

The Old Village has a unique charm with its shops, cafes, restaurants, galleries, heritage route plus golf courses, biking the Route Verte cycling path, an extensive 100 km + multipurpose trail network and a festive calendar of art, theater and music.

Whether it is a stay for nature-seekers, sporting activities, events, relax or corporate affairs, Bromont’s accommodation distinguishes itself both in terms of diversity and quality.

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