Neuro Retreat 2022


Hôtel Château Bromont, 90 Stanstead Street, Bromont, QC, J2L 1K6, CA


The Neuro is planning an in-person Retreat on June 3-5, 2022, at Chateau Bromont, Bromont, Quebec. A majestic setting in the valleys of the Eastern Townships located at the base of Mount Bromont

The 2022 Neuro Retreat will offer members of the different professional groups that make up The Neuro a long-awaited opportunity to reconnect with each other after many extremely challenging months. The collegial and interactive environment characteristic of recent Neuro Retreats will provide an ideal forum to re-establish and reinforce the strong and resilient fabric of The Neuro. The aim will be to re-ignite our efforts to work together to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery and treatment of neurological diseases and disorders.

This Retreat will also provide an opportunity for The Neuro to reconnect with other McGill research institutes. The aim will be to discuss how we can work together to grow into a stronger and more integrated community in the post-pandemic era.

This year’s program will include presentations from Neuro clinical and research leaders, leaders of other McGill research institutes, as well as team activities aimed at reconnecting the various professional communities of The Neuro and reinforcing our common goals.

Registration is by invitation only.

Neuro extracurricular activities

*These activities will be organized through the Neuro and require registration.

Hiking on Mount Brome

17 km of pristine hiking trails can be found at nearby Mount Brome. The trails are accessible at walking distance from the hotel. A group guided hike is available Saturday afternoon following lunch or Sunday morning. If you would prefer to hike independently, see the trail Map.

Backbone Boulder

Bouldering involves climbing on 16’ boulder walls without rope or harness and allowing mattresses to absorb your fall. It is an activity for people who want to challenge themselves but requires no previous experience. Backbone Boulder also houses a bar, cafe, and restaurant with a beautiful outdoor terrace. Carpooling will be organized. Website.

Divertigo Adventure Course

Looking for a safe but fun challenge? The aerial obstacle course includes zip lines, rope games, swings, climbing walls and more. This activity will be planned through the Neuro if there is enough interest. You must sign a waiver to participate. Cost: $40.25/per person. Website

Wine Tasting at the Château Bromont (on-site)

Located in the winery at the Chateau Bromont, an in-house sommelier will provide an intimate wine tasting experience for 4-6 participants. Cost is TBD.

Winery Tour and Tasting at Leon Courville (off-site)

Join the group vineyard tour and wine tasting at the magnificent Leon Courville vineyard located only minutes from Chateau Bromont. This sensory examination and evaluation of various wines and vineyard tour will take approximately two hours. Cost is $33.50/per person. Departure from the hotel is at 1:30 pm. Carpooling will be organized.

Regional attractions

Enjoy summer activities such as golf and biking. Nearby trails are open for hiking and horseback riding, and indoor activities such as bouldering, visits to art galleries, and a tour at the chocolate museum include some of the regional attractions.

Here are some suggestions for activities near Hôtel Château Bromont:

Golf Château Bromont

18 holes, you must book your departure at least 7 days in advance. Weekend prices: $77.60, After 3PM: $43.10, golf cart rental: $23. Book your departure here.

Bromont Water Park

Discover waterslides, heated pools and mountain activities! Open 10am – 6:30pm. Cost: Adult: $51.75, Child: $37.95, 55+: $37.95. Buy your tickets here. Map of park found here

Granby Zoo

The Granby Zoo is home to nearly 1,500 animals from over 225 different species. It also boasts an amusement park and water park. Tickets must be purchased in advance online. Visit their website for more information and seasonal rates.

Mountain Biking

From easy rides to white-knuckle thrills! Cost: One day, unlimited lift rides: $67.85, Bike trail access only, no lift rides: $19. Website.

Chocolate Museum

The Chocolate shop and museum offers its clientele more than forty chocolate flavours and aromas. Confectionery and local products including homemade sponge toffee, fudge, jams, mustard, vinaigrette and coulis can be found in the shop. Website.

Amerispa (on-site)

Unique in its Aquatonic park, Amerispa contains more than 15 stations devoted to relaxation muscle recovery, and conditioning. The hammams include water fountains, a Finnish sauna, a Turkish bath, multi-jet showers, and jet horizontal heated benches. Other services offered include body scrubs and massages, for an additional fee. For more information and to book a treatment, visit their Website.

Balnea Spa (off-site)

Located less than 15 minutes from Chateau Bromont, this unique spa offers a variety of services including thermal treatments, massages, facials, manicures and pedicures to name a few. A gourmet restaurant is available for snacks and meals. For more details about their services and packages, visit their website.

Quartier Bromont

Quartier Bromont offers a wide variety of outlet stores, restaurants and quality services for everyone. Website.


17 km of pristine hiking trails can be found at nearby Mount Bromont. The trails are accessible at walking distance from the hotel. See the trail map.


Coming soon!

Organizing committee

Deborah Rashcovsky

Stefano Stifani, Chair


Contact Information

Debbie Rashcovsky
debbie.rashcovsky [at]
Office Phone: 
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The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital) is a bilingual academic healthcare institution. We are a McGill research and teaching institute; delivering high-quality patient care, as part of the Neuroscience Mission of the McGill University Health Centre. We are proud to be a Killam Institution, supported by the Killam Trusts.




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