Mont Gale. Photo Caroline Couture, Tourisme Bromont

Brome-Missisquoi is an apple- growing and wine-producing region of exceptional landscapes. Delimited to the south by the U.S. border and to the north by the Eastern Townships Autoroute (A-10), the region comprises more than twenty municipalities including Bedford, Bromont, Cowansville, Dunham, Farnham, Lac-Brome and Sutton.

Réserve naturelle des Montagnes-Vertes. Tourisme Brome-Missisquoi

Located between the St. Lawrence plain and the Appalachian Mountains, the region has a strong agritourism and recreational tourism potential. To the east, the forest occupies a very large part of the territory, while the west is more agricultural. Mountains, lakes and rivers attract fans of outdoor activities in summer and winter alike. On foot, on snowshoe, by bicycle or by kayak, you can observe birds in peace and quiet in the heart of nature.

Quilliams Natural Reserve. Lac-Brome. Photo Sylvain Gagné

The region has a varied topography, an interesting forest cover (mostly hardwood), numerous water bodies, and an abundance of wetlands. As one of the southernmost regions of the province, its microclimates and its moderate subhumid and continental climate make it the mildest region in Quebec.

Great Crested Flycatcher. Photo Suzanne Pellerin

Because of its ecological characteristics, Brome-Missisquoi is one of the regions of Quebec with the largest number of breeding and visiting bird species, despite the general decline in bird populations and the great vulnerability of certain species as a result of pollution, habitat destruction and fragmentation, as well as certain agricultural practices (chemicals, intensive farming, repeated hay cuts).

Common Merganser. Photo Rolande Leblanc

We would like to highlight the work of certain groups such as the Appalachian Corridor (ACA), the Groupe de réflexion et d’action pour le paysage et le patrimoine (GRAPP), and the Fondation des terres du Lac Brome, which work to preserve the natural environments of our territory and with which COBM collaborates.