This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Mont-St-Pierre.
Mont-St-Pierre is a very small town tucked away on a flat part of the land between two of the larger hills that begin the Chic Choc mountain ranges. The town itself is a tourist town and is geared towards tourists; the entire main strip of the town is filled with hotels, souvenir shops, ice cream shops, and other touristy attractions.
The major attraction in Mont-St-Pierre is the amazing paragliding that is aided by the massive hills and cliff faces on either side of the town. The paragliding place is in the middle of the main street along Highway 132.
There is an entrance into the Chic Choc Faunique Reserve from the park, where you can engage in hiking and other activities. The town is also close to the Gapsesie National Park, where you can go and try your luck with seeing a moose or a caribou that the park are well renowned for.
Getting to Mont-St-Pierre may be a challenge if you do not have a car, given that the town is so small. When you arrive, you will find that everything is within walking distance of the hostels in Mont-St-Pierre within the town itself, however as it is so small you will find that it is missing many of the larger amenities that you may need. It has a small convenience store, but not much else. If you have a car, then the next town over in the easterly direction along the highway has more amenities that you can access and it takes approximately five minutes to get there.
Written by local enthusiast for Mont-St-Pierre hostelsGlobetrotter