Sainte-Adèle

Sainte-Adèle, Qué, Town, pop 10 634 (2006c), 9215 (2001c), inc 1965. Sainte-Adèle is situated in the Laurentides region about 60 km north of MONTRÉAL. The Laurentides and MONT-TREMBLANT provincial parks are found to the north. In 1997 Sainte-Adèle annexed the village of Mont-Rolland (pop 2882, 1996c).

In the mid-1840s, as conditions worsened in the seigneuries, settlers came to the area called Les Cantons du nord, later, Les Pays-d'en-haut. The coming of the railway at the turn of the century assisted colonization and the establishment of the tourist industry in the area. Sainte-Adèle, like many other municipalities in the region, started to develop and became a well-known resort. Its population doubles on weekends and on holidays.

Musée Village de Séraphin depicts life in the early days of the colony. Sainte-Adèle is the birthplace of writer Claude-Henri GRIGNON, the author of Un Homme et son péché.