Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Lake of Two-Mountains ,part of our Around Labelle Province

About 2 Mo
In case you are visiting from somewhere else on planet earth

2 mo is short for Two-Mountains. Two Mountains which officially called Deux-Montagnes because of the language issues around Quebec is located about 24 km (16 miles) northwest of downtown Montreal, Quebec Canada at the point where the Lake of Two Mountains turns into the Mille-Iles (Thousand Island) river. For those of you with GPS units, it is at N45 32.153 W73 54.033. These particular co-ordinates will lead you to the steps of the Tartan Pub which is considered by many as the center of Two Mountains the universe. For people that are into geocaching you will find a cold beer at this place and you may leave your cache (cash) there in return. Tell 'em Paul sent you.

The train is the most direct link to Montreal as it is only a 24km ride while the drive can be anywhere from 30 to 45 km depending on the roads you choose. Its population is around 17,000 with about 20% Anglophone. Until 1963 it was called St-Eustache-sur-le-lac (on the lake) and it was mainly comprised of cottages for people of Montreal. Since then, cottage country has migrated north quite a bit.

For more information go to the official Deux-Montagnes city site.
There is also another site containing a lot of Two Mountains Info: go to  communityconnections-dm.org

In case you are from real far away in space here's a better map. Point your spaceship to the middle of the star.



Check this out: If you want to know what Two Mountains looks like from a satellite click here. You can then zoom in or out on any part. Click and hold on the map to pan around. The Google maps feature will leave every other map web site in the dust when it reaches its final release. Try the directions tab.

For a complete history of Two-Mountains from the real beginning check out this part of the Deux-Montagnes web site. WARNING with the new design of the website (June 2007) the History pages seemed to have disappeared.

1 comment:

Les F said...

Certainly one of the picturesque areas of Labelle Province,and a nice place to visit,,,,you might remember picnics to that region ?
Here is a compilation of aerial shots from the area, circa:1955 ish approx.

-Cheers ! HF&RV
also here is one of our Photo Albums from Our Verdun Connections Photo Section.....We have alot of great old photos in there,so as I'm apt suggest periodically ,Have a look through the whole site,& I'm sure you will find some things of interest to you.