Pointe-Fortune, Quebec

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Pointe-Fortune
Village municipality
Pointe-Fortune QC.JPG
Coat of arms of Pointe-Fortune
Coat of arms
Motto: La fortune aime les audacieux
Location within Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM.
Location within Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM.
Pointe-Fortune is located in Southern Quebec
Pointe-Fortune
Pointe-Fortune
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°34′N 74°23′W / 45.567°N 74.383°W / 45.567; -74.383Coordinates: 45°34′N 74°23′W / 45.567°N 74.383°W / 45.567; -74.383[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Montérégie
RCM Vaudreuil-Soulanges
Constituted August 28, 1880
Government[2][3]
 • Mayor Jean-Pierre Daoust
 • Federal riding Vaudreuil-Soulanges
 • Prov. riding Soulanges
Area[2][4]
 • Total 9.60 km2 (3.71 sq mi)
 • Land 8.35 km2 (3.22 sq mi)
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total 542
 • Density 64.9/km2 (168/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 6.9%
 • Dwellings 265
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0P 1N0
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways
A-40

Route 342
Website pointefortune.ca

Pointe-Fortune is a village municipality in southwestern Quebec, Canada, on the Ottawa River (Rivière des Outaouais) in Vaudreuil-Soulanges Regional County Municipality, northwest of Montreal. The population at the 2011 Census was 542.

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Pointe-Fortune, Quebec[7]
Year Pop. ±%
1991 413 —    
1996 451 +9.2%
Year Pop. ±%
2001 457 +1.3%
2006 507 +10.9%
Year Pop. ±%
2011 542 +6.9%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Pointe-Fortune, Quebec[7]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
540
435 Increase 16.0% 80.56% 75 Decrease 28.6% 13.89% 10 Increase n/a% 1.85% 20 Decrease 20.0% 3.70%
2006
505
375 Decrease 5.1% 74.26% 105 Increase 162.5% 20.79% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.00% 25 Increase 25.0% 4.95%
2001
455
395 Steady 0.0% 86.81% 40 Decrease 33.3% 8.79% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.00% 20 Increase n/a% 4.40%
1996
455
395 n/a 86.81% 60 n/a 13.19% 0 n/a 0.00% 0 n/a 0.00%

Attractions[edit]

Macdonell-Williamson House,[8] which owes its existence to the fur trade and the legendary Voyageurs, is located at the historical boundary marker (which still stands to this day) which marks the division between Upper and Lower Canada..

Pointe Fortune celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2004.

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