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Lac Tremblant with its cabins in a woodland setting:  a picturesque archetypal North American landscape, © Fabienne Joliet

By Gourbilière, Claire and Joliet, Fabienne

Emblematic Landscapes of Lac-Tremblant-Nord: Natural Scenic Area and Cultural Heritage Asset

Lac Tremblant is well-known due to its proximity to Mont Tremblant, which looms over it.  The uniqueness of the site resides in the fact that, historically, the land use of Lac Tremblant has long been split into two subdivisions, which is reflected in the area's distinct landscapes. The southern part of the lake and the mountain have been turned into a world-renowned recreation area, whereas, since the beginning of the 20th century, the northern segment has been protected as a natural heritage scenic area, a fact which is evident in natural features of the region.  In this way, the M...

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