Pointe-des-Cascades, Quebec

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Pointe-des-Cascades
Village municipality
Pointe-des-Cascades-Phare Parc des Ancres.jpg
Coat of arms of Pointe-des-Cascades
Coat of arms
Location within Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM.
Location within Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM.
Pointe-des-Cascades is located in Southern Quebec
Pointe-des-Cascades
Pointe-des-Cascades
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°20′N 73°58′W / 45.333°N 73.967°W / 45.333; -73.967Coordinates: 45°20′N 73°58′W / 45.333°N 73.967°W / 45.333; -73.967[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Montérégie
RCM Vaudreuil-Soulanges
Constituted May 1, 1961
Government[2][3]
 • Mayor Maryse M. Sauvé
 • Federal riding Vaudreuil-Soulanges
 • Prov. riding Soulanges
Area[2][4]
 • Total 10.00 km2 (3.86 sq mi)
 • Land 2.67 km2 (1.03 sq mi)
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total 1,340
 • Density 502.2/km2 (1,301/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 28.1%
 • Dwellings 600
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0P 1M0
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways Route 338
Website www.pointe-
des-cascades.com

Pointe-des-Cascades is a village municipality in Vaudreuil-Soulanges Regional County Municipality in the Montérégie region of Quebec, Canada. It is located on a spit of land where the Saint Lawrence River flows into Lake Saint-Louis. The river has here a significant drop, forming several cascades which give the village its name.[5]

History[edit]

Starting in the mid seventeenth century until 1700, many military expeditions arrived at this place in order to portage around the cascades on the Saint Lawrence River. The first reference to Pointe-des-Cascades appeared in a text of Louis-Armand de Lahontan in 1684 and on a map of Deshayes in 1695, when Pointe des Cascades was included in the Vaudreuil Lordship.[5]

In 1893, the post office opened under the English name Cascades Point (renamed in 1951 to Pointe-des-Cascades). A few years later construction began on the Soulanges Canal and when it was completed in 1899, the village became the eastern, downstream terminus of the canal.[5] In 1958, it closed when it was superseded by the new Beauharnois Canal. The paths along the canal are now being used as a regional cycling route.[6]

In 1961, the Village Municipality of Pointe-des-Cascades was formed on the territory of the Parish Municipalities of Saint-Joseph-de-Soulanges and Saint-Michel-de-Vaudreuil.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Pointe-des-Cascades, Quebec[9]
Year Pop.   ±%  
1991 691 —    
1996 910 +31.7%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2001 913 +0.3%
2006 1,046 +14.6%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2011 1,340 +28.1%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Pointe-des-Cascades, Quebec[9]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
1,340
1,180 Increase 19.8% 88.06% 100 Increase 185.7% 7.46% 25 Increase n/a% 1.87% 35 Increase 133.3% 2.61%
2006
1,035
985 Increase 13.2% 95.17% 35 Decrease 22.2% 3.38% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.00% 15 Increase n/a% 1.45%
2001
915
870 Decrease 2.2% 95.08% 45 Increase 350.0% 4.92% 0 Decrease 100.0% 0.00% 0 Decrease 100.0% 0.00%
1996
920
890 n/a 96.74% 10 n/a 1.09% 10 n/a 1.09% 10 n/a 1.09%

See also[edit]

Media related to Pointe-des-Cascades at Wikimedia Commons

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