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Location (red) within Les Moulins RCM.
Location (red) within Les Moulins RCM.
Mascouche is located in Central Quebec
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°45′N 73°36′W / 45.750°N 73.600°W / 45.750; -73.600Coordinates: 45°45′N 73°36′W / 45.750°N 73.600°W / 45.750; -73.600[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Lanaudière
RCM Les Moulins
Constituted July 1, 1855
 • Mayor Denise Paquette
 • Federal riding Montcalm
 • Prov. riding Masson
 • Total 107.70 km2 (41.58 sq mi)
 • Land 106.64 km2 (41.17 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 42,491
 • Density 398.4/km2 (1,032/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006–2011 Increase 25.8%
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J7K, J7L
Area code(s) 450 and 579

Route 125

Mascouche is an off-island suburb of Montreal, in southern Quebec, Canada. The city is located on the Mascouche River within the Les Moulins Regional County Municipality and has a population of 42,491,[3] ranking 30th among Quebec municipalities.

On April 20, 2012, the longtime mayor Richard Marcotte was arrested in connection with a corruption investigation.[4]

The name comes from Algonquin word maskutchew meaning "bear plain" in singular. Compare plular form to maskutew for the Les Maskoutains Regional County Municipality located nearby.


Mascouche received city status on December 9, 1970, under mayor Gilles Forest.


Montréal/Mascouche Airport, the largest regional airport in Quebec, is three kilometres southeast of the city.

Autoroutes 640 and 25, both major national transportation routes, meet just south of the centre of the city.

L'Étang-du-Grand-Coteau, an urban park situated in the city centre on Mascouche Boulevard, has the same area as Mount Royal Park in Montreal.


Population trend:[5]

  • Population in 2011: 42491 (2006 to 2011 population change: 25.8%)
  • Population in 2006: 33,764 (2001 to 2006 population change: 14.2%)
  • Population in 2001: 29,556
  • Population in 1996: 28,097
  • Population in 1991: 25,828

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 15,789 (total dwellings: 16,290)

Mother tongue:

  • English as first language: 2.9%
  • French as first language: 93.7%
  • English and French as first language: 0.4%
  • Other as first language: 3%


  1. André Duval (1955-1965)
  2. Gilles Forest (1965-1983)
  3. Bernard Patenaude (1983-1992)
  4. Richard Marcotte (1992-2012)
  5. Denise Paquette (2012- )

Famous residents[edit]

Mascouche is the hometown of baseball player Éric Gagné.

It is also Émilie Mondor's hometown, a Canadian Olympic athlete, who was a two-time national champion in the women's 5,000 metres.

See also[edit]