Although his athletic career ended when he retired in 1988, Harvey remains a very active member of the Canadian Cross-Country skiing community. He was instrumental in helping establish the Centre National d’Entainement Pierre Harvey in Quebec City. This venue is one of Canada’s four National Development centres for cross-country skiing, and has produced numerous Canadian World Cup athletes.
Harvey also played a key role in bringing the FIS World Cup to Quebec City in 2012, as he served as the Honorary Event Chair with the event organizing committee.
Harvey’s impressive accolades are not only limited to the athletic scene, as he is a member of the Order of Canada, was inducted into the Canadian Ski Hall of Fame in 1992 as well as the Canadian Cycling Hall of Fame in 2006, and was made a Knight of the National Order of Quebec in 2011.
Pierre Harvey was a dual-sport athlete who serves as an icon for Canadian Cross-Country skiers and cyclists alike. His impact on the Canada Games and the progression of cross-country skiing across Canada and Quebec cannot be refuted. He is a true sports icon, and rightfully deserving of his induction into the Canada Games Hall of Honour.