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Owls Head Ski Resort

  • Nearest town: Canmore
  • Resort Altitude (metres): 150m (492ft)
  • Ski Season: December to April
  • Mountain Range: Franconia Range
  • Number of Lifts: 8
  • Highest Lift (metres): 750m (2461ft)
  • Lowest Lift (metres): 150m (492ft)
  • Number of Slopes: 27
  • Snowboarding: yes: park, halfpipe and on all pistes

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Because Owl's Head is quite remote you will have to drive to Montreal to experience some local attractions. A visit to the Basilique Notre-Dame is a must. It is big enough to hold 4,000 worshipers and its richly furnished interior is breathtaking. This magnificent structure was designed in 1824 by James O'Donnell, an Irish-American Protestant architect from New York. The Musée des Beaux-Arts, Montreal's museum of fine arts and the city's most prominent museum, was designed specifically for the visual arts. Montreal features a lot of other attractions which are worth a visit.

  • Languages: English
  • Temperatures: - 6°C
  • Driving: Drivers drive on the right-hand side of the road
  • Emergency contact numbers: All Emergencies 911
  • Population: 10,792
  • Religion: 83% Roman Catholic
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Although Owl's Head, located in Mansonville, is an appealing distance from Montreal, it is an isolated spot, from which there are few available escapes from resort life. Apre Ski facilities are limited to one restaurant and the nightlife and organised events are often disappointing.


It is believed that the name "Owl's Head" was derived from the contour of the mountains peak which resembles an owl's head. This is however refuted by folklore from the original settler families which confirm that the name originated from an Indian tribe who inhabited the area. The mountain was developed into a recreational area and its name was retained to preserve the identity and spirit of the original inhabitants. Owl's Head is a popular resort of the region and boasts multiple lifts and trails to entice any skier and rider.

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