June 13, 2016
2610 CANADA (Quebec) - Mont-Tremblant
Located in the Laurentian mountains, approximately 130km northwest of Montreal and 140km northeast of Ottawa, Mont-Tremblant is most famous for its ski resort, the Mont-Tremblant Ski Resort, which is 5km 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"). It is surrounded by lush boreal forest and breathtaking views, standing at 875m altitude.
The area was first settled by the aboriginal people, the Algonquins and 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. 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 Rivière-du-Diable, providing electricity initially for Saint-Jovite.
About the stamp
The stamp is part of a series of five definitive stamps, Baby Wildlife, about which I wrote here.
Mont-Tremblant, Quebec - Wikipedia
Sent from Montreal (Quebec / Canada), on 15.09.2015
Photo: Francis Lepine