Gatineau Quebec List of regions of Quebec
Coordinates: 45°47′N 75°05′W / 45.783°N 75.083°W / 45.783; -75.083Coordinates: 45°47′N 75°05′W / 45.783°N 75.083°W / 45.783; -75.083
CountryCanada Canada
ProvinceQuebec Quebec
Regional County
Municipalities (RCM) and Equivalent
Territories (ET)
 • Regional conference of elected officersPaulette Lalande (President)
 • Land30,808.69 km2 (11,895.30 sq mi)
 • Total382,604
 • Density12.4/km2 (32/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal code
Area code819

Outaouais (French pronunciation: ​[utawɛ]); (/təw/; also commonly called The Outaouais) is a region of western Quebec, Canada. It includes the city of Gatineau (Hull, Aylmer, Gatineau, Masson-Angers, Buckingham), the Pontiac region, and the town of Maniwaki, and is located on the north side of the Ottawa River opposite Canada's capital, Ottawa. It has a land area of 30,808.69 square kilometres (11,895.30 sq mi) and its population was 382,604 inhabitants as of the 2016 Census.[1]


Regional County Municipalities
Regional County Municipality (RCM) Population
Canada 2011 Census[3]
Land Area Density
(pop. per km2)
Seat of RCM
La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau 20,530 12,477.19 km2 (4,817.47 sq mi) 1.6 Gracefield
Les Collines-de-l'Outaouais 46,393 2,048.24 km2 (790.83 sq mi) 22.7 Chelsea
Papineau 22,541 2,941.82 km2 (1,135.84 sq mi) 7.7 Papineauville
Pontiac 14,358 12,992.69 km2 (5,016.51 sq mi) 1.1 Campbell's Bay
Gatineau (Equivalent territory) 265,349 342.98 km2 (132.43 sq mi) 773.7 Gatineau
First Nations Reserves

Major communities

School districts




  1. ^ a b c "Census Profile, 2016 Census Outaouais [Economic region], Quebec". Statistics Canada. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
  2. ^ "La région de l'Outaouais, ainsi que ses MRC et TE". Profils des régions et des MRC (in French). Quebec: Institut de la statistique du Québec. 2011. Archived from the original on 3 May 2012. Retrieved 11 September 2012.
  3. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census divisions, 2011 and 2006 censuses". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. 2012-04-11. Retrieved 14 August 2013.