Nominingue is a lovely village located in the Laurentides Region (Antoine-Labelle County).
Founded in 1883 by pioneers sent by famous priest Labelle to develop this wild region, Nominingue stretches on 308 km2 and its population is of about 2400.
Nominingue is located 200 kilometers (124 mi) north of Montreal, along Route 117, in the Laurentian Mountains, between Mont-Laurier and Riviere-Rouge. The village was called Lac Nominingue (Nominingue Lake), but the community decided to change its name in 2000.
The village is surrounded by a vast forest and dozens of lakes, including Petit (Small) and Grand (Big) Nominingue Lakes, Grandes Baies Lake, and Ste-Marie Lake.
The Papineau-Labelle Wildlife Reserve and Rouge-Matawin Wildlife Reserve are located nearby.
Historically, Nominingue was once the last station of the famous "P'tit train du Nord" - Little train of the North which has been transformed in a long cyclists path. The former Canadian Pacific Railway station in Nominingue is now a museum and rest stop for cyclists.
Golf, biking, fishing and hunting are among the favourite outdoor activities. The community is also known for being home for Camp Nominingue, established in 1925.
Founded in 2001, musical Festival Boré-Art takes place every summer in Nominingue. Festival's mission is to promote cultural life, as well as to stimulate and to enrich the public’s appreciation of classical music. The Festival aims to introduce the public to the repertoire of various periods and to the specificities of different instruments. Therefore, each concert features pieces that highlight the contributions of the main musical schools to the development of either vocal, instrumental or chamber music. Through its carefully designed program, the Festival allows the public to enjoy major classical masterpieces and invites the audience to deepen its knowledge of the art of interpretation. During each concert, the musicians comment on the works presented and, after the performances, engage in a dialogue with members of the audience, who are highly appreciative of such privileged moments.
Almost all the residents of Nominingue speak French as their first language.