Pontiac Regional County Municipality Thorne, Quebec Outaouais
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Danford Lake
Danford Lake
Location within Pontiac RCM
Location within Pontiac RCM
Alleyn-et-Cawood is located in Western Quebec
Location in western Quebec
Coordinates: 45°55′N 76°10′W / 45.917°N 76.167°W / 45.917; -76.167Coordinates: 45°55′N 76°10′W / 45.917°N 76.167°W / 45.917; -76.167[1]
ConstitutedJanuary 1, 1877
 • MayorCarl Mayer
 • Federal ridingPontiac
 • Prov. ridingPontiac
 • Total325.93 km2 (125.84 sq mi)
 • Land314.83 km2 (121.56 sq mi)
 • Total172
 • Density0.5/km2 (1/sq mi)
 • Pop 2011–2016
Increase 2.49%
 • Dwellings
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)819
Highways Route 301 Edit this at Wikidata

Alleyn-et-Cawood is a municipality in the Outaouais region, northwest of Gatineau, part of the Pontiac Regional County Municipality, Quebec, Canada. Its main population centre is Danford Lake, located along Route 301.

Elected in 2013, the mayor of the municipality is Carl Mayer.

Highest point in the municipality is Mont O'Brien with an altitude of about 180 metres (590 ft).[4]


The municipality is named after the 2 geographic townships that it covers. The Township of Cawood was established in 1861, and named after Cawood in England (first used on a map by Gale and Duberger in 1795 and misspelled as Cadwood for a while). The Township of Alleyn, established in 1864, was named in honour of Charles Joseph Alleyn, a lawyer and politician of Quebec.[1][4]

The United Township Municipality of Cawood-et-Alleyn was formed in 1876 when it split off from the United Township Municipality of Thorne-Cawood-et-Alleyn (which became the Municipality of Thorne).[1] In 2004, the united township municipality of Alleyn-et-Cawood became the Municipality of Alleyn-et-Cawood.[5]

Danford Lake

In 1855, the area's first settler was Patrick Danford, after whom the lake and community are named. He was followed by loggers and other settlers, notably William Heeney and his family in 1861. His descendants contributed much to the growth and development of the community. In 1868, the post office opened in Danford Lake, and in 1902, its first general store.[6]





Local businesses include:

Local government

List of former mayors:

See also


  1. ^ a b c Reference number 379138 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 84050 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b "(Code 2484050) Census Profile". 2016 census. Statistics Canada. 2017.
  4. ^ a b Reference number 11662 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  5. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2004-08-22. Retrieved 2012-03-25.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "History: Municipality of Alleyn and Cawood". Municipalité d'Alleyn-Cawood. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  7. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2019-11-13.
  8. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2014-02-01.
  9. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-04-03.
  10. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  11. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census