Cowansville is the largest municipality in Brome-Missisquoi. The history of Cowansville began in 1798 with the arrival of the first pioneer, the son of a Loyalist named Jacob Ruiter.


Cowansville is named after Peter Cowan, a Scottish businessman and sheriff of Bedford District. The incorporated village became a town in 1931. Loyalist-influenced buildings characterize the area. Today, residents of Cowansville are proud of their bilingual, industrial village. The region has prospered because of its specialized textile companies and small- and medium-sized businesses.

Cowansville: must-see

Tourist information office Cowansville and the Bruck museum (225, rue Principale, Cowansville, 450 266-4058, The Cowansville tourist office is different because of the quality of its welcome within a magnificent heritage residence at the Bruck museum. You’ll find an exhibition of works, packages and a multitude of information on the region. In the heart of Brome-Missisquoi, Cowansville welcomes you!

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