Fermont is a one-industry town that is wholly dependent on iron mining. The town’s main feature is its extraordinary 1.3 km windbreak wall. In summer, brave the chilly waters and swim across Lac Daviault, hike Mont Daviault or join our night-time Randonnée du Solstice (solstice hike) in the Severson Mountains. You can also tour the Mont Wright Mine, one of the largest open-pit mines in North America. Be sure to catch the magnificent northern lights – more visible at high latitudes. In March, enjoy the fun activities of the Taiga Carnival and the Taiga Challenge, a country-wide sled dog race. Stand beside the 200-ton Caterpillar dump truck that stands proudly at the town entrance, and see how you measure up. As you do so, you’re sure to notice the Fermont community’s pride and vitality!