The spectacular natural beauty of Mont-Saint-Pierre has sealed its reputation as a first-rate tourist destination. Its majestic cliffs overlooking the sea are a favourite hang gliding and paragliding site for enthusiasts from around the world. Every summer, they flock to the area to celebrate free flight at the Fête de vol libre. During the festival, those who want to discover these thrilling sports can try an introductory tandem flight.
The area is crisscrossed by more than fifty kilometres of hiking trails, including the prestigious International Appalachian Trail. It is also a mountain-biking and quadding paradise. In winter, snowmobilers can explore to their heart’s content and skiers can enjoy the thrills of backcountry ski trips.
This beautiful glacial valley also provides great access to the Réserve faunique des Chic-Chocs and the Mont Jacques-Cartier sector of the Parc national de la Gaspésie.
Populace name: Pierremontais, Pierremontaises
Area: 52.07 km2
Year founded: 1947