Since 1960, we have established a nationwide popular destination recognized for its quality and variety. Over time, we succeeded in developing a remarkable complicity and loyalty with our customers and our employees.
Standing at the foot of the Biosphere Reserve of Mont Saint-Hilaire, our land and lakes are fed by the Hertel lake pristine waters . It is the presence of this high quality water and the beauty of the landscape between the two mountains that inspired the founder and architect Maurice Robillard.
In 1960, the first camp sites along with lakes and beaches were built. The expansion of the company has since increase with its popularity. At the 1967 Expo, we already had 1,000 sites. The seasonal vocation of our resort really started to concretize when in 1970, the Rouville Recreation Committee, a volunteer organization, gave life to much of the magic that lives in this place. At the 1976 Olympics the capacity increased to 1,500 sites and is now 1950. Throughout the season, we welcome and entertain more than 200,000 people.
In 1972, we committed in the construction of a large golf complex. First a par 3 course and practice facilities are constructed. A few years later, we added three 9 hole courses with a club house. A wide variety of trees were planted, they are now mostly mature and give the golf its unique breathtaking landscape. Golf de Rouville was one of the first to focus on public golf. Our actions created a huge impact on public golf courses development across Quebec.
Environmental friendliness is present in all our actions : Tree planting and caring, production of drinking water, lake treatment, wastewater treatment since 1984, waste management and other residues, integrated pest management. All in a voluntary and autonomous way.
The estate is now managed by the family's second generation . We continue to creatively move toward the future. Amongst our projects, a partnership with the Cooperative Fédéré allows us to use a large area of our territory for agriculture research purposes .
All this sustainable development and generated affluence has contributed significantly to the economic development of the area where we are proud to be a living part of the community.