Asbestos Tourism, Canada

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Asbestos is a town in the Estrie region of southeastern Quebec, Canada on the Nicolet River. Asbestos is the seat of Les Sources Regional County Municipality, formerly known as the Asbestos Regional County Municipality. The town covers an area of 29.67 square kilometres (11.46 sq mi), including land acquired due to the merger of the City of Asbestos with the Municipality of Trois-Lacs on Dec 8, 1999. At the 2011 census, 7,096 people resided in Asbestos. It is situated in the centre of a square formed by the cities of Drummondville, Sherbrooke and Victoriaville, and the Nicolet River to the north. It is the site of the Jeffrey mine, until recently the world's largest asbestos mine, which has long been the town's largest employer, and of the now-closed Magnola magnesium refinery. It was the site of the famous 1949 Asbestos Strike.

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A place in Canada, Asbestos is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. The nearest major city to Asbestos is Montreal. Take a short trip from Asbestos and set some time aside to explore the Montreal. Dotted with places like Mosaicultures Internationales, Botanical Garden, Notre-dame Basilica; it will definitely be a good idea. Also, to reach Asbestos, you'll have to take a flight to Montreal; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. A vacation to Asbestos can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

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Facts and Stats for Asbestos*

  • Pollution Statistics in Asbestos

    Know the pollution level of Asbestos before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 2.27 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 15 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 15 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 10 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 3.13 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 6.25 (Very Low)
  • Asbestos: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Asbestos for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Asbestos.

    • Burglary and Theft 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 2.5 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 11.11 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 22.5 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 5 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 5 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 5 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 82.5 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 10 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 22.5 (Low)
  • Living in Asbestos - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 87.99 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 41.04 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 4.72 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 14 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 59.43 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 61.3 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 138.79 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Asbestos

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Asbestos

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.16 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.16 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 23.31 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 63.45 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 41.95 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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