La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau Regional County Municipality

Regional county municipality Gracefield, Quebec Pontiac Regional County Municipality
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La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau
Location of La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau
Coordinates: 46°32′N 76°03′W / 46.533°N 76.050°W / 46.533; -76.050Coordinates: 46°32′N 76°03′W / 46.533°N 76.050°W / 46.533; -76.050[1]
EffectiveJanuary 1, 1983
County seatGracefield
 • TypePrefecture
 • PrefectChantal Lamarche
 • Total13,931.50 km2 (5,378.98 sq mi)
 • Land12,480.50 km2 (4,818.75 sq mi)
 • Total20,182
 • Density1.6/km2 (4/sq mi)
 • Change
Decrease 1.7%
 • Dwellings
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−04:00 (EDT)
Area code(s)819

La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau (The Valley of the Gatineau) is a regional county municipality in the Outaouais region of western Quebec, Canada. The seat is in Gracefield. It was incorporated on January 1, 1983 and was named for its location straddling the Gatineau River north of Low.

It consists of two cities, fifteen municipalities, and five unorganized territories. The area also has two Algonquin communities, Rapid Lake in the heart of the La Vérendrye Wildlife Reserve and Kitigan Zibi.

The territory of the Gatineau Valley is bordered by other Outaouais RCMs: to the east by the Antoine-Labelle Regional County Municipality, to the southeast by Papineau RCM, to the south by the Les Collines-de-l'Outaouais RCM and to the west by the Pontiac Regional County Municipality. To the north is La Vallée-de-l'Or Regional County Municipality in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region. Numerous lakes abound in area, including everything from the small Lac des Pins [5] to 31 Mile Lake.[6]

The administrative centre for La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau is north of Kitigan Zibi in Maniwaki, previously the county seat of historic Gatineau County.


There are 22 subdivisions within the RCM:[2]


Access routes

Highways and numbered routes that run through the municipality, including external routes that start or finish at the county border:[7]

See also


  1. ^ Reference number 141085 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b c Geographic code 830 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b "Census Profile, 2016 Census: La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau, Municipalité régionale de comté [Census division], Quebec". Statistics Canada. Retrieved December 3, 2019.
  4. ^ "(Code 2483) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
  5. ^ Lac des Pins, Aumond, Quebec
  6. ^
  7. ^ Official Transport Quebec Road Map