Sainte-Anne-des-Monts is the main service city at the heart of the regional county municipality. Home to many government offices, a hospital and several educational institutions, Sainte-Anne-des-Monts is also the site of the Maison de la Culture, the Blanche-Lamontagne library, the Francis-Pelletier auditorium and an exhibition space. The eastern sector of the town, Tourelle, has kept its maritime character and is well known for preserving the oral traditions of the French-speaking world.
Sports enthusiasts will enjoy the arena, the indoor pool, the 18-hole golf course, several parks, playgrounds and hiking trails. For those who love the water, Sainte-Anne-des-Monts offers a salmon river, a marina, a fishing harbor and Cartier beach, a favourite gathering place for kiteboarders.
The gateway to the Parc national de la Gaspésie, Sainte-Anne-des-Monts is also renowned for its driftwood art collection, with new works added every year thanks to a festival held every August that attracts artists from all over for four days of creation and entertainment.
Populace name: Annemontois, Annemontoises
Area: 265 km2
Year founded: Sainte-Anne-des-Monts was founded in 1846 and was merged with the municipality of Tourelle in 2000.