Mont-Tremblant

Mont-Tremblant (French pronunciation: [mɔ̃ tʁɑ̃blɑ̃]) is a city in the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec, Canada, approximately 130 kilometres (81 mi) northwest of Montreal and 140 kilometres (87 mi) northeast of Ottawa, Ontario. The current municipality with city status was formed in 2000. Mont-Tremblant is most famous for its ski resort, the Mont-Tremblant Ski Resort, which is 7 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").

Mont-Tremblant
Mont-Tremblant
Nickname(s): 
Tremblant
Location within Les Laurentides RCM
Mont-Tremblant
Location in central Quebec
Coordinates: 46°07′N 74°36′W[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionLaurentides
RCMLes Laurentides
ConstitutedNovember 22, 2000
Government
  Federal ridingLaurentides—Labelle
  Prov. ridingLabelle
Area
  Total248.10 km2 (95.79 sq mi)
  Land234.40 km2 (90.50 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[4]
  Total9,646
  Density40.5/km2 (105/sq mi)
  Pop 2011-2016
1.6%
  Dwellings
8,082
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
J8E
Area code(s)819
Highways Route 117 (TCH)
Route 323
Route 327
Websitewww.villede
mont-tremblant.qc.ca

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

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

Since the summer of 2006, Mont-Tremblant has its own senior amateur Canadian football team, the Mystral, and Junior AA hockey team, Les Diables (Devils).

History

The area was inhabited by Algonquins before European colonization. It was 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 Saint-Jovite in 1892, and extended to Lac Mercier in 1904. Mont-Tremblant developed around the Lac-Mercier station. In 1905 a hydroelectric dam was erected on the banks of the Ruisseau Clair (Clear River) and the Rivière-du-Diable (Devil's River) providing electricity initially for Saint-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 Saint-Jovite, Paroisse de Saint-Jovite, Mont-Tremblant, and Lac-Tremblant-Nord, becoming the amalgamated Ville de Mont-Tremblant. Afterwards the Municipality of Lac-Tremblant-Nord separated, effective 2006.[5]

Demographics

Population:[6]

  • Population in 2016: 9646
  • Population in 2011: 9494
  • Population in 2006: 8892
  • Population in 2001: 8317 (adjusted for boundary change)
  • Population total in 1996:
    • Mont-Tremblant: 977
    • Lac-Tremblant-Nord: 4
    • Saint-Jovite (ville): 4609
    • Saint-Jovite (parish): 1708
  • Population in 1991:
    • Mont-Tremblant: 707
    • Lac-Tremblant-Nord: 0
    • Saint-Jovite (ville): 4118
    • Saint-Jovite (parish): 1275

Language:

  • French as first language: 89.0%
  • English as first language: 7.4%
  • Other as first language: 2.3%

Education

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

The Commission scolaire des Laurentides operates French-language schools:

  • Elementary schools: Fleur-Soleil, La-Doyenne, La Ribambelle, Tournesol, Trois Saisons.
  • High school: École Polyvalente Curé-Mercure.

The Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board operates English-language schools:

Professional training school: Centre Le Florès.

CEGEP: Centre Collégial de Mont-Tremblant[9] (also called CEGEP de Saint-Jerome Mont-Tremblant campus).

See also

References

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