The municipality of the Township of Gore was founded in 1840. This small township was formerly considered to be mainly a vacation area, but gradually it has become an excellent place to live on a permanent basis. Our permanent population is steadily increasing and sits now at 1965 persons. The seasonal population is estimated at over 4000. Gore is the municipality with the highest growing rate in the MRC of Argenteuil.
Our forests, waterways, wetlands, and abundant fauna and flora are the key to what makes our municipality so beautiful. Much of our forestry cover is composed of mature trees from 50 to 70 years old, and includes many species such as birch, poplar, sugar maple, white pine, spruce, balsam, hemlock, cedar and beech. These diverse features fashion the richness and beauty of an area that has preserved its natural environment while developing as a residential and recreational treasure to be discovered ... and all this only 50 minutes from Montreal.
A natural choice
Gore’s territory covers 93.862 km on the Laurentian Plateau, with the Municipality of Mille-Isles to the north, Wentworth to the west, Saint-Colomban to the east and Lachute to the south. The natural beauty of the township’s rolling terrain and the wealth of lakes and waterways add to the quality of life of our inhabitants. The land elevations vary from 168 metres to 427 metres (550 to 1400 feet) above sea level, giving rise to a wide range of magnificent landscapes.
In Gore, the lakes are numerous and of exceptional beauty. Some are fully developed, while others remain undeveloped. Lakes Barron, Hughes, Echo, Kenny, Chevreuil, Bird, Solar, Caroline, Evans, Dawson, Clark, Grace and part of Sir John Lake are quite developed, with several residences surrounding them. These cover 595 hectares, or 6.2% of the territory of the municipality.
Several lake associations exist in the municipality and are dedicated to developing a sense of community around their lake, protecting the environment around these lakes and develop pollution awareness.