Bromont beckons families this summer

This Eastern Townships borough has new trails for hiking, a water park pass that includes free access to an aerial course and mountain biking lessons for kids

Summer break looks a lot different this year for families in Quebec and across the country. Although COVID-19 may have thrown a wrench in your holiday plans, there is still the opportunity to make fun, lasting memories. If you’re looking for a local getaway, Bromont in the Eastern Townships checks off all the boxes for a fun vacation destination.

Located just an hour’s drive from downtown Montreal, Bromont has made many updates for this summer season. With newly updated trail circuits for hiking, mountain biking, and exploring the latest attractions, Bromont offers many ways to enjoy the outdoors while staying safe.

Below are some suggestions for places families visit, eat and stay.

WHAT TO DO

Explore Bromont Summits Park

A family trip to Bromont is not complete without a visit to the newly updated Bromonts Summits Park. This space has more than 140 kilometres of trails with improved circuits that are organized by level of difficulty. They cross the mountain, the heart of the Old-Bromont, lakes, and residential areas.  No matter which trail you choose, you’ll be treated to stunning views of the Eastern Townships on the summit. Bromont Summits offers an extensive network of paid and free trails, all of which are easily accessed with complimentary parking.

For example, the Villageois Network offers trails for hiking and includes circuits with food and picnic stops, observation sites, water stations, and restrooms. This excursion will take you through the villages of Bromont and Adamsville. Families can read the heritage panels to learn about the history of these villages and discover the old village’s many terraces and shops. Trail maps available at the Tourist Information Centre  and on the Ondago application.

Learn Mountain Biking

Kids 6 and older can take part in a private (or small group) mountain biking lessons. You and your family can learn the basic techniques of this exciting sport, and by the end of the two-hour lesson, you’ll even be able to make your first descent. All lessons include a four-hour lift ticket, bike rental, and protective gear. Click here for more information.

Enjoy the Water Park 

Beat the summer heat and enjoy a water adventure at Bromont’s water park, which has four pools and 13 slides. After a fun-filled day, families can enjoy beautiful mountain views on a scenic chairlift ride, which is included in your admission ticket.

Also included in your water park pass this year is access to Divertigo, a four-level aerial course with climbing walls, zip lines, rope games, swings, and a freefall simulator. Divertigo is located in Mont Soleil, and participants must be 1.57 tall with their hands in the air.

WHERE TO EAT

Outarde Jaune

This quaint bistro and patio serves dishes made from fresh local produce and is known for its vast selection of grilled options.
606 Shefford St., Bromont 

Gaïa

This vegan restaurant serves plant-based dishes in a rustic cottage-setting.
840 Shefford St., Bromont  

Restaurant Le Madrigal

Restaurant Le Madrigal has a family menu with a selection of takeaway soups and hearty entrees like paella.
46e Bromont Blvd., Bromont 

WHERE TO STAY

Le St-Martin Bromont Hotel & Suites is located in Bromont and is a seven-minute drive to the water park. A four-star property, this hotel has an outdoor pool with a selection of pool toys, free WIFI and a complimentary continental breakfast for two adults and children under the age of 5. It is rated as one of the most family friendly hotels in the area by booking.com.