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Location within Les Laurentides RCM
|Constituted||November 22, 2000|
|• Total||248.10 km2 (95.79 sq mi)|
|• Land||234.40 km2 (90.50 sq mi)|
|• Density||40.5/km2 (105/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2011-2016||1.6%|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|Highways|| Route 117 (TCH)
Mont-Tremblant 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 seven 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").
The surrounding area also features hiking, cycling, canoeing, fishing, golfing, ziplines, tennis, running, go-karting, and a host of other outdoor activities.
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.
- 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
- French as first language: 89.0%
- English as first language: 7.4%
- Other as first language: 2.3%
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, L'Odyssée, La Ribambelle, Tournesol, Trois Saisons.
- High school: École Polyvalente Curé-Mercure.
The Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board operates English-language schools:
- Saint Agathe Academy in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts serves students for both elementary and secondary levels.
- Arundel Elementary School in Arundel also serves students at the elementary level
Professional training school: Centre Le Florès.
CEGEP: Centre Collégial de Mont-Tremblant (also called CEGEP de Saint-Jerome Mont-Tremblant campus).
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