Blue Sea, Quebec

La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau Regional County Municipality Gracefield, Quebec Outaouais
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Blue Sea is located in Western Quebec
Blue Sea
Blue Sea
Location in western Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°12′N 76°05′W / 46.200°N 76.083°W / 46.200; -76.083Coordinates: 46°12′N 76°05′W / 46.200°N 76.083°W / 46.200; -76.083[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionOutaouais
RCMLa Vallée-de-la-Gatineau
ConstitutedJanuary 31, 1921
Government
 • MayorLaurent Fortin
 • Federal ridingPontiac
 • Prov. ridingGatineau
Area
 • Total87.70 km2 (33.86 sq mi)
 • Land72.96 km2 (28.17 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[3]
 • Total674
 • Density9.2/km2 (24/sq mi)
 • Pop (2006–11)
Increase 10.9%
 • Dwellings
734
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)819
Websitewww.bluesea.ca

Blue Sea is a municipality in the Outaouais region of Quebec, Canada, and part of La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau Regional County Municipality. It encompasses the southern portion of Blue Sea Lake.

The village of Blue Sea is located at the extreme southern end of Blue Sea Lake, north of the larger city of Gracefield and south of Maniwaki.

History

The Gauthier, Courchesne, Beaudoin, Lacroix, Tremblay, Fortin and Bénard were among the first European families to settle at the lake since the late nineteenth century. Almost at the same time, led by the construction of railways, the first vacationers established on the shores of the lake as well.[4]

In 1921, the small location was first called Bouchette-South, then renamed to Blue Sea in 1931.[1]

With the growth of tourism in the early 1940s, Blue Sea quickly became an attractive destination, which it has remained today.[4]

Demographics

Population trend:[5]

Total private dwellings: 734
Private dwellings (occupied by usual residents): 310

Languages:

References

  1. ^ a b Reference number 142191 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire - Répertoire des municipalités: Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire Blue Sea Archived 2012-05-01 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b Statistics Canada 2011 Census - Blue Sea census profile
  4. ^ a b "Blue Sea" (in French). MRC de La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau. Archived from the original on 2008-06-11. Retrieved 2008-08-12.
  5. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census