Slow tourism in the Mégantic region
Benefiting from a relatively pristine natural environment, the Mégantic region, according to its MRC du Granit, has been able to preserve its biodiversity over the millennia thanks to the protection provided by its inhabitants, and this for nearly 12,500 years. Involved in numerous environmental protection actions and in a regional plan for sustainable development, the latter, through its actors and inhabitants, even offers a collaborative open laboratory on its biodiversity offer and on its sustainable actions with the aim of completion of an inclusive ecological civilization.
With this 12,500-year history of occupation and the inclusive style of its civilization, the region has been able to develop products in its own image and has even adhered to internationally recognized protection concepts.
Thus, with memberships in Cittaslow, initiator of slow tourism, in the International Dark-Sky Association, protector of starry skies, and in the development of a tourist route, Route des Sommets, open to several types of users, the region is destined for its promised land, a land of innovation, humanity and conservation.