Location within La Mitis RCM.
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|Constituted||September 13, 1855|
|• Mayor||Richard Fournier|
|• Federal riding||Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia|
|• Prov. riding||Matane-Matapédia|
|• Total||25.30 km2 (9.77 sq mi)|
|• Land||25.66 km2 (9.91 sq mi)|
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|• Density||9.2/km2 (24/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2006-2011||11.6%|
|Time zone||EST (UTC−5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC−4)|
|Postal code(s)||G0J 1Z0|
|Area code(s)||418 and 581|
|Highways|| Route 132
Grand-Métis is a municipality in the La Mitis Regional County Municipality within the Bas-Saint-Laurent region of Quebec. It is situated where the Mitis River meets the Saint Lawrence River, and was developed from 1818 by the pioneering John MacNider.
The names "Métis" and "Mitis" are said to come from a Mi'kmaq word meaning "meeting place" or another referring to willow or poplar trees.
The historic Reford Gardens (Jardins de Métis) are located nearby. These gardens, now maintained by Les Amis des Jardins de Métis, are the result of Elsie Reford's extraordinary passion for horticulture. An International Garden Festival is held here each summer. The garden's symbol, the Himalayan Blue Poppy (Meconopsis betonicifolia), can be found growing there in summer. The gardens were designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1995.
||Sainte-Flavie||Saint Lawrence River|