Prévost Tourism, Canada

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Prévost is a town within the La Rivière-du-Nord Regional County Municipality, Quebec, Canada, and the administrative region of Laurentides in the Laurentian Mountains, north of Montreal. It was created in 1973 from the amalgamation of the former villages of Shawbridge and Lesage with old Prévost on the other side of the Rivière du Nord. Shawbridge was named after William Shaw (1805-1894) who settled in the township of Abercromby in 1847 and built the first bridge over the Rivière du Nord. It is known for its cross-country skiing and for the Shawbridge Boys' Farm, a youth detention centre operated by Batshaw Youth Services. Route 117, also known as Curé-Labelle Boulevard, is the town's main street crossing the city from south to north. Autoroute 15, the Laurentian Autoroute, also serves the town. The city's main roads also include chemin du Lac-Écho and rue de la Station which both lead to nearby Saint-Hippolyte, Quebec. Prévost was formerly known as Shawbridge until 1973. Police services are provided by the Sûreté du Québec, the provincial police force. Shawbridge was formerly served by freight and passenger services of the Canadian Pacific Railway. The Prévost railway station is now a community centre and stop on the Parc Linéaire Le P'tit Train du Nord bicycle and hiking trail. Shawbridge and old Prévost were traditionally linked by the Shaw bridge, built in 1923 as a replacement for William Shaw's wooden bridge, over the Rivière du Nord. The bridge was closed by the Quebec government in late June 2008 as unsafe, forcing pedestrians to walk along the highway, but local residents and the town's mayor, Claude Charbonneau, have asked that the bridge be reopened, at least for pedestrian and bicycle traffic. The Quebec Ministry of Transport reopened the bridge on August 28, 2008, but only for pedestrians and bicyclists.

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Facts and Stats for Prévost*

  • Pollution Statistics in Prévost

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

    • Air Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 75 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 10 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 37.5 (Low)
  • Prévost: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 55.56 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 55.56 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 72.22 (High)
    • Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 47.22 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 47.22 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 63.89 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 44.44 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 52.78 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Prévost - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 48.61 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 53.29 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 29.83 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 70.35 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 77.78 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 144.64 (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 Prévost

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.24 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.51 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35.85 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 79.23 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 48.33 USD

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

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