Laurentians

  • Population: 592,683 inhabitants
  • Size: 20 544 km2
  • Main cities: Saint-Jérôme (72,111 inhabitants), Blainville (56,606 inhabitants),  Mirabel (47,954 inhabitants), Saint-Eustache (44,900 inhabitants), Boisbriand (27,389 inhabitants)

Economy and employment in the Laurentians

  • High technology: aeronautics
  • Forestry and wood processing sectors
  • Tourism
  • Construction and retail trade sectors
  • Pulp and paper and textile manufacturing businesses
  • Agriculture, fisheries and food industry: orchards, market gardening, forage crops, milk, beef cattle, maple products, ornamental horticulture, alcoholic beverages, agritourism businesses

For more information on the economy: Services Québec

Nature and culture

  • Outdoor activities: Parc du Mont-Tremblant, Le P’tit Train du Nord linear park, Poisson Blanc Regional Park, Mont Saint-Sauveur, Parc national d’Oka, and more
  • Celebrations and festivals: Tremblant International Blues Festival, AIM Electronic Music Festival, Les Rythmes Tremblant, 24h Tremblant, and more
  • Cultural heritage: Route des Belles-Histoires, Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides, and more

For more information: Tourisme Laurentides

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