The Pays‑d’en‑Haut: a Jewel of Leisure and Recreation

The Pays-d’en-Haut: a Jewel of Leisure and Recreation

This historic heritage circuit will help you to discover our region through its longstanding legacy of skiing and tourism. Follow the history of the Pays-d’en-Haut from the development of the railroad at the end of the 19th century to the arrival of Highway 15 in 1964.

This circuit draws a portrait of the seasonal tourism development of six villages and towns situated in the MRC des Pays-d’en-Haut territory: Sainte-Anne-des-Lacs, Saint-Sauveur, Morin-Heights, Wentworth-Nord (Montfort sector), Lac-des-Seize-Îles and Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard. This circuit highlights the importance of skiing and residential waterfront development in the region. The Pays-d’en-Haut region offers an abundance of lakes and mountains for the pleasure of tourists and residents alike.


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Produced with the financial support of the cultural development agreement concluded between the MRC des Pays-d’en-Haut and the Québec Ministry of Culture and Communications.

Learn about the founding fathers of the Pays d’en Haut region and follow its development, from the establishment of Morin County to its first modern urban plan.

This historical and heritage circuit outlines the economic, tourism and urban development of six locations situated in the following four municipalities of the MRC des Pays-d’en-Haut territory: Piedmont, Sainte-Adèle, Sainte-Marguerite-du-Lac-Masson and Estérel.

Produced by the MRC des Pays-d'en-Haut in collaboration with Sainte-Marguerite-du-Lac-Masson/Estérel Historical Society, the Pays-d’en-Haut Historical and Genealogical Society, the Laurentian Ski Museum and the Morin Heights Historical Association.

Samuel Mathieu

Marc-André Lapointe

Marc-André Lapointe and Samuel Mathieu

Dawn Bessey-Gans

Benjamin Deziel

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Based on the distance as the crow flies


The Pays-d’en-Haut: a Jewel of Leisure and Recreation