Knowlton is a village or a borough of Lac Brome City which consists of the amalgamation of seven villages around Brome Lake. The other six villages are Bondville, East Hill, Foster, Fulford, Iron Hill, West Brome. This region has been a summer destination for wealthy families from Quebec and New York State for many years.
Today, the region is ringed with exquisite cottage-homes and boasts a marina and grand hotel. Knowlton belongs to the Association of the most beautiful villages of Quebec, a group that represents villages which have retained their culture and history through the centuries.
Knowlton’s main thoroughfare is lined with bistros, restaurants, specialty shops such as L’Emporium, Antiques Aura, Bousada Interiors, England Hill and several bake shops whose delicious smells waft to the street. Knowlton is also known for Brome Lake duck, a world famous farm, known for its canard and delicious pate.
Duck appears on many of the area’s restaurant menus. Mr. Canard is feted each October with a duck festival that attracts 50,000 people over one weekend. Brome Lake Historical Society Museum on Lakeside is dedicated to the local history.
One display details the life of Reginald Fessenden, inventor of short wave radio, who lived in Knowlton as a child.
The most fascinating exhibit at the museum is a Fokker DV11, a First World War aircraft, one of three remaining in the world.