Mont-Tremblant, Quebec

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Mont-Tremblant
City
Mont-Tremblant
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Nickname(s): Tremblant
Location within Les Laurentides RCM.
Location within Les Laurentides RCM.
Mont-Tremblant is located in Central Quebec
Mont-Tremblant
Mont-Tremblant
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°07′N 74°36′W / 46.117°N 74.600°W / 46.117; -74.600Coordinates: 46°07′N 74°36′W / 46.117°N 74.600°W / 46.117; -74.600[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Laurentides
RCM Les Laurentides
Constituted November 22, 2000
Government[3]
 • Mayor [2]Luc Brisebois
 • Federal riding Laurentides—Labelle
 • Prov. riding Labelle
Area[3][4]
 • Total 248.10 km2 (95.79 sq mi)
 • Land 234.40 km2 (90.50 sq mi)
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total 9,494
 • Density 40.5/km2 (105/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 6.8%
 • Dwellings 7,492
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J8E
Area code(s) 819
Highways Route 117 / TCH
Route 323
Route 327
Website www.villede
mont-tremblant.qc.ca
Centre of the original Mont-Tremblant village on Mercier Lake.

Mont-Tremblant is a city in the Laurentian mountains of Quebec, Canada, approximately 130 kilometres (81 mi) north-west of Montreal and 140 kilometres (87 mi) north-east of Ottawa. The current municipality with city status was formed in 2000. Mont-Tremblant is most famous for ski resorts such as the Mont-Tremblant Ski Resort, which is 5 kilometres from the village proper, at the foot of a mountain called Mont Tremblant (derived from local Algonquins who referred to it as the "trembling mountain").[citation needed] The largest population centre in Mont-Tremblant is Saint-Jovite.

Mont-Tremblant has a race track called Circuit Mont-Tremblant. It once hosted Formula One, Can-Am, Trans-Am, and Champ Car World Series competitions.

The surrounding area also features hiking, cycling, canoeing, golfing, and a host of other outdoor activities.

Since the summer of 2006, Mont-Tremblant has its own senior amateur Football team, the Mystral, and Junior AA hockey team, Les Diables (Devils). There is also a new Zipline and Ariel games course on the resort called Tremblant Adventure Course.

History[edit]

The area was first settled in 1872 by parish priest Antoine Labelle, leading to formal establishment of the parish in 1879. A railway line from Montreal was completed to the village of St. Jovite in 1892, and extended to Lac Mercier in 1904. The Lac Mercier station would become the village of Mont Tremblant. In 1905 a hydroelectric dam was erected on the banks of the Ruisseau Clair and the Riviere du Diable, providing electricity initially for St. Jovite. Principal economic activities were agriculture and logging.

Constructed by Joseph Bondurant Ryan, the ski resort Mont Tremblant Lodge began operation of their first chair lift in 1939. His family sold the resort in 1965 to a consortium of investors.

In 2002 the four municipalities in the area merged, Ville St. Jovite, Paroisse de Saint-Jovite, Mont Tremblant, and Lac-Tremblant-Nord becoming the amalgamated Ville de Mont Tremblant. The Municipality of Lac-Tremblant-Nord afterwards separated effective 2006.[5]

Education[edit]

The city has five elementary schools on its territory, one high school, one professional training school, and one public college.

Elementary schools: Fleur-Soleil, La-Doyenne, La Ribambelle, Tournesol, Trois Saisons.

High school: École Polyvalente Curé-Mercure.

Professional training school: Centre Le Florès.

College: Centre Collégial de Mont-Tremblant[6] (also called CEGEP de Saint-Jerome Mont-Tremblant campus).

Demographics[edit]

Language:

  • English as first language: 7.7%
  • French as first language: 90%
  • English and French as first languages: 0.7%
  • Other as first language: 1.6%

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References[edit]

External links[edit]

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