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The region

Territory and region


Brome-Missisquoi is part of the Estrie administrative region and the Eastern Townships tourism region. There are 21 municipalities in Brome-Missisquoi. Its county seat is Cowansville.

  • Total area: 1,652 km²
  • Total population: 65,866 (in 2021)
  • Municipalities: 21
  • Official language: French
  • Economic areas: 6
  • Neighbouring regions:
    • MRC La Haute-Yamaska (to the north)
    • MRC Memphrémagog (to the east)
    • Vermont, United States (to the south)
    • MRC Haut-Richelieu (to the west)

A region for doing what you love

Gateway to the Eastern Townships, Brome-Missisquoi is just 45 minutes from Montréal. It’s an inspiring bilingual region where outdoor fun meets cultural activities, fine food and a spirit of innovation.

Living in Brome-Missisquoi means making the most of the mountains, lakes and rivers around you. Brome-Missisquoi also offers tons of top-notch services, making it a great, healthy place to raise a family!

In Brome-Missisquoi, there’s plenty to do all year round. This active, exciting region has everything a family, entrepreneur, big business or other organization might need.

The territory

MRC Brome-Missisquoi is a one-of-a-kind area in the physiographic provinces of the St. Lawrence lowlands and the Appalachian Mountains. This exceptional location gives rise to landscapes made up of interconnected networks of forests, lakes, wetlands and riparian zones scattered throughout the region’s rural areas, farms, villages, towns and surrounding areas.

Landscapes in Brome-Missisquoi can be classified into five major groups, made up of 14 areas and 31 distinct features. As you travel west to east through the region, the landscape transitions from open plains to farmlands interspersed with forests, then transforms into ridges and plateaus that give way to trenches and valleys, eventually growing into foothills and mountain ranges.

Landscape atlas

The landscape atlas of Brome-Missisquoi provides a description of each feature, including information about land use, building types and geology.


Paysages en série

Brome-Missisquoi’s unique landscapes have inspired a historical and descriptive account, interspersed with maps, photos, illustrations and videos.