Mont-Tremblant, Quebec


Mont-Tremblant, Quebec
Mont-Tremblant
Nickname(s): Tremblant
Mont-Tremblant is located in Quebec
Mont-Tremblant
Coordinates: 46°13′N 74°35′W / 46.217°N 74.583°W / 46.217; -74.583
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Laurentides
RCM Les Laurentides
Settled
Incorporation November 22, 2000
Government
 - Type Ville
 - Mayor Pierre Pilon
Area[1]
 - Total 235.97 km2 (91.1 sq mi)
 - Land 234.40 km2 (90.5 sq mi)
Population (2006)[2]
 - Total 8,892
 - Density 37.9/km2 (98.2/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal Code J8E
Area code(s) 819
Website Ville de Mont-Tremblant
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 13 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, the Mystral. It also has a Junior AA hockey team, Les Diables (Devils).

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History

The city of Mont-Tremblant, was created in 2000 from the merger of the municipalities of Mont-Tremblant and Lac-Tremblant-Nord, the village of Saint-Jovite, and the parish of Saint-Jovite. After a referendum, the municipality of Lac-Tremblant-Nord decided to part from the new city and returned to its former status as municipality in 2006.

Education

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[3] (also called CEGEP de Saint-Jerome Mont-Tremblant campus)

Demographics

Population:[3]

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: 7000

Saint-Jovite (ville): 4118

Saint-Jovite (parish): 1275

Total private dwellings, excluding seasonal cottages: 3873 (total: 6628)

Mother tongue:

English as first language: 7.7 %

French as first language: 90 %

English and French as first language: 0.7 %

Other as first language: 1.6 %

See also

References

External links

Coordinates: 46°12′44″N 74°35′08″W / 46.21222°N 74.58556°W / 46.21222; -74.58556 (Mont Tremblant)


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