Campbell's Bay, Quebec

Litchfield, Quebec Pontiac Regional County Municipality Quebec
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Campbell's Bay
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Location within Pontiac RCM
Location within Pontiac RCM
Campbell's Bay is located in Western Quebec
Campbell's Bay
Campbell's Bay
Location in western Quebec
Coordinates: 45°44′N 76°36′W / 45.733°N 76.600°W / 45.733; -76.600Coordinates: 45°44′N 76°36′W / 45.733°N 76.600°W / 45.733; -76.600[1]
CountryCanada
ProvinceQuebec
RegionOutaouais
RCMPontiac
ConstitutedFebruary 23, 1904
Government
 • MayorMaurice Beauregard
 • Federal ridingPontiac
 • Prov. ridingPontiac
Area
 • Total3.50 km2 (1.35 sq mi)
 • Land3.55 km2 (1.37 sq mi)
 There is an apparent
contradiction between two
authoritative sources
Population
 (2016)[3]
 • Total744
 • Density209.4/km2 (542/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)819
Access Routes[4] Route 148
Route 301
Websitecampbellsbay.ca Edit this at Wikidata

Campbell's Bay is a municipality in Pontiac Regional County Municipality in western Quebec, Canada. Its population in 2016 was 744.[3]

It is the county seat and is home to most government offices for the county, including the Sûreté du Québec, and has French and English elementary schools. Campbell's Bay is in the heart of the Pontiac, as it is situated between Shawville and Fort-Coulonge. It also lies completely enclosed by the municipality of Litchfield on all sides, with the exception of the Ottawa River to the west.

Campbell's Bay is the seat of the judicial district of Pontiac.[5]

History

The town was founded in 1904 and named for Lieutenant Donald Campbell, a member of the Scottish Regiment who settled in the area in 1851 and operated a sawmill.[6]

A hanging took place in 1935 in Campbell's Bay Court Yard. Michael Bradley was convicted for the murder of five family members. He was the last person to be hanged in Campbell's Bay.

Demographics

Government

The town government comprises a mayor and 6 councilors.

Current council:

List of former mayors:

Town festivals

Front Street

Transportation

Quebec Route 148 and Quebec Route 301 (rue Leslie) are the main roads that connect into and out of Campbell's Bay. Front Street (rue Front) is the longest and main road within town.

There are no railway stations or airports within or near Campbell's Bay. The nearest major airport is Ottawa International Airport.

See also

References

  1. ^ Reference number 379120 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b "Campbell's Bay". Répertoire des municipalités (in French). Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire. Archived from the original on 2012-05-01. Retrieved 2012-04-03.
  3. ^ a b c "(Code 2484030) Census Profile". 2016 census. Statistics Canada. 2017.
  4. ^ Official Transport Quebec Road Map
  5. ^ Territorial Division Act. Revised Statutes of Quebec D-11.
  6. ^ http://outaouais.quebecheritageweb.com/article/campbell-house-campbell-s-bay
  7. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2019-11-18.
  8. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2014-01-28.
  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