Saint-Bruno was founded in 1885. Located strategically with the Saguenay area to the east and Lac-Saint‑Jean to the north, Saint-Bruno has established an enviable place in the industrial and agricultural sectors throughout the years. Crops of grain cereal, hay, and wheat can be seen for kilometres on end. Milk production is also quite prevalent. The larger dairy farms stand out across the landscape, and the region’s cheese making has an excellent reputation. With their strong spirit of entrepreneurship, the Brunois (residents of Saint-Bruno) have encouraged the creation of numerous businesses and service companies.
Today, Saint-Bruno is undergoing a sizeable expansion, thus becoming a new suburb adopted by families who value quality of life above all, yet enjoy being close to the region’s major city centres. Saint-Bruno is part of Québec’s Municipalité amie des enfants (child-friendly municipality) program.