The Municipality of Lac-des-Seize-Îles 
A picturesque town and a majestic lake to discover... 

Founded in 1914, from a division of Montcalm and Wentworth Townships, the small municipality of Lac-des-Seize-Iles enjoys a great location. 
Indeed, it is located about 20 minutes northwest of Saint-Sauveur via Highway 364 and approximately 35 minutes from the village of 
Mont-Tremblant via Highway 327. 

With a length of about 5 km and situated at an altitude of 290 m, 
Lac des Seize Îles remains, to this day, one of the most beautiful lakes in the Laurentians, landlocked since the Precambrian era by the oldest mountains in the world. At its north and south ends approximately 156 permanent, year round citizens reside while about 800 seasonal, 
residents enjoy the splendor of Sixteen Island Lake mostly during the summer months. 

The southern part of the Municipality is hosts to another gem of nature: 
Lac Laurel, a smaller lake but still full of charm.

Itís during the late 19th century that activities began on the shores of the lake and at both, the south and North end with the arrival of vacationers in search of picturesque landscapes and scenery and wonderful trout fishing and permanent residents seeking work in the logging industry and other settlers seeking a corner of the country to settle and raise a family. 

In the early 20th century, a railway line belonging to the 
Canadian National Railway connected the village at the north end to the world by allowing easy access to St. Jerome via Monfort, Morin Heights and St. Sauveur. 

In 1964, this same railway was abandoned but some of its infrastructure enabled the establishment of the "Aerobic Corridor", a path winding through the municipalities of Morin-Heights and Wentworth-Nord alongside a multitude of lakes and rivers, offering hikers scenes, scents and enchanting sounds. The Village of Lac-des-Seize-Îles remains one of the main gateways to this idyllic Corridor. 

Conscious of the privilege they have to live in a part of the country so picturesque, its seasonal and permanent residents continually strive to preserve its rural nature, its charm, its legendary tranquility and healthy environment.  The citizens of Lac-des-Seize-Îles welcome all vacationers and tourists who are willing to share in their efforts to preserve this idyllic heritage for future generations.


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