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Thetford Mines

(4.1/5 based on 20+ reviews for 3 attractions)
Things to do: museums, historic sites, nightlife
Thetford Mines is a town in south-central Quebec, Canada. It is the seat of Les Appalaches Regional County Municipality.Thetford Mines was founded in 1876 after the discovery of large asbestos deposits in the area, and the city became a hub for one of the world's largest asbestos-producing regions. In 2001 the city expanded to its current boundaries, merging with Black Lake, Robertsonville, Pontbriand and Thetford-Sud.The former Governor General of Canada, Michaëlle Jean, originally settled in Thetford Mines, after arriving in Canada from Haiti.Thetford Mines is the seat of the judicial district of Frontenac.Activities Winter:Given the abundance of snow for several months in winter, it is a popular area for snowmobiling and four-wheel drive vehicles as well as for downhill and cross-country skiing, the main ski trails are at Mount AdstockThe city is home to the minor-pro ice hockey team the Thetford Mines Isothermic, who are members of the Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey (LNAH). They play home games at Centre Mario Gosselin. Thetford Mines is the only city to have hosted an LNAH team in every season since the league's 1996 inception. The city has ringette and hockey organisations for the youth, and there are yearly tournaments for ringette and minor Hockey players, as well as old-timers hockey tournaments.
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