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Montebello,_Quebec

Montebello, Quebec

Montebello is a municipality located in the Papineau Regional County Municipality of Western Quebec (Canada). As of the 2001 census, there were 1,039 permanent residents. The village has a total area of 7.85 km²> (3 mi²), and is located at the eastern edge of Canada's National Capital Region.

Non-native settlement of the area began in the early 19th century when land was purchased by the family of Louis-Joseph Papineau. Later, Louis-Joseph Papineau built the Manor of Montebello which is preserved by Parks Canada as the Manoir Papineau National Historic Site.

The village is world famous for the Château Montebello resort, the largest log structure ever built. The resort was the host for the 1983 NATO Nuclear Planning Group, and the 1981 G7 Economic Summit.

The village is also the site of the Parc Omega, a large drive-through wildlife reserve.

The President of the United States (George W. Bush), the Prime Minister of Canada (Stephen Harper), and the President of Mexico (Felipe Calderón) held a major trilateral summit meeting, in relation to the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America, at the Château Montebello, on August 20-21 2007. A diverse group numbering more than 1,200 protestors opposed the SPP meeting. The group included labour unions, environmental activists, political parties and NGOs.

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