Bonaventure Regional County Municipality

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Bonaventure
Regional county municipality
Location of Bonaventure
Coordinates: 48°03′N 65°29′W / 48.050°N 65.483°W / 48.050; -65.483Coordinates: 48°03′N 65°29′W / 48.050°N 65.483°W / 48.050; -65.483[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Effective April 8, 1981
County seat New Carlisle
Government[2]
 • Type Prefecture
 • Prefect Jean-Guy Poirier
Area[2][3]
 • Total 4,401.70 km2 (1,699.51 sq mi)
 • Land 4,375.27 km2 (1,689.30 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 18,000
 • Density 4.1/km2 (11/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 0.3%
 • Dwellings 8,525
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Website www.mrcbonaventure.com

Bonaventure is a regional county municipality in the Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine region of eastern Quebec, Canada, on the Gaspé Peninsula. Its seat is New Carlisle.[2]

Subdivisions[edit]

There are 14 subdivisions within the RCM:[2]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Bonaventure Regional County Municipality, Quebec[6]
Year Pop.   ±%  
1991 19,848 —    
1996 19,550 −1.5%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2001 18,267 −6.6%
2006 17,948 −1.7%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2011 18,000 +0.3%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Bonaventure Regional County Municipality, Quebec[6]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
17,755
14,915 Increase 1.7% 84.00% 2,645 Decrease 5.4% 14.90% 145 Increase 107.1% 0.82% 50 Decrease 75.0% 0.28%
2006
17,730
14,665 Decrease 3.3% 82.71% 2,795 Increase 10.7% 15.76% 70 Decrease 74.1% 0.40% 200 Increase 566.7% 1.13%
2001
17,995
15,170 Decrease 7.9% 84.30% 2,525 Decrease 10.5% 14.03% 270 Increase 157.1% 1.50% 30 Increase 100.0% 0.17%
1996
19,410
16,470 n/a 84.85% 2,820 n/a 14.53% 105 n/a 0.54% 15 n/a 0.08%

Transportation[edit]

Access Routes[edit]

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

Attractions[edit]

  • Banc-de-Paspébiac Historical Site (Paspébiac)
  • Bonaventure Airport (Bonaventure)
  • Canomore Hydro (Saint-Elzéar)
  • Gaspésie Biopark/Acadian Museum of Quebec (Bonaventure)
  • Gaspésie British Heritage Centre (New Richmond)
  • Hamilton House (1852) (New Carlisle)
  • Pin-Rouge Ski Area (New Richmond)
  • Saint-Elzéar Cave (Saint-Elzéar)
  • St-Edgar Covered Bridge (1938) (New Richmond)

Protected Areas[edit]

  • Petite-Cascapédia Wildlife Reserve
  • Port-Daniel Wildlife Reserve
    • MLPC Campaign Post
  • Rivière-Bonaventure ZEC
  • Rivière-Cascapédia Wildlife Reserve
  • Rivière-Port-Daniel Wildlife Reserve

See also[edit]

References[edit]