Location within Témiscouata RCM.
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Constituted||May 5, 2010|
|• Mayor||Gilles Garon|
|• Federal riding||Rimouski-Neigette—
|• Prov. riding||Rivière-du-Loup-Témiscouata|
|• Total||245.60 km2 (94.83 sq mi)|
|• Land||218.32 km2 (84.29 sq mi)|
|• Density||23.3/km2 (60/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2006-2011||3.1%|
|Time zone||EST (UTC−5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC−4)|
|Postal code(s)||G0L 1E0|
|Area code(s)||418 and 581|
Route 185 (TCH)
Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac is a municipality in Québec situated in the MRC of Témiscouata in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region. The city was created on May 5, 2010 from the mergers of the city of Cabano and Notre-Dame-du-Lac. The new city was called Cabano–Notre-Dame-du-Lac until November 13, 2010.
This region is part of traditional Maliseet territory.
Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac is situated on the south side of the Saint Lawrence River, at about 260 km from Québec City, and 470 km west of Gaspé. The cities of importance close to Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac are Rivière-du-Loup, at 60 km to the north-west, Trois-Pistoles at 65 km to the north, Rimouski at 110 km north-east, and Edmundston in New Brunswick, at 60 km to the south-west. Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac is situated at 40 km to the north-west of the border with New Brunswick on Route 185.
Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac is situated on Lake Témiscouata which extends for 45 km. It is the second lake of importance on the Saint Lawrence River.
On May 5, 2010, the cities of Cabano and Notre-Dame-du-Lac merged to form the city of Cabano–Notre-Dame-du-Lac, which was later named Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac. The name was approved by more than 60% of the population during a referendum on June 20, 2010, and approved by the Minister of Municipal Affairs. The mayors of the cities of Cabano and Notre-Dame-du-Lac shared the role of mayor until June 10, 2010 when Gilles Garon was elected new mayor of the city.
Fort Ingall is a museum which is a reconstruction of the British fort built during the 19th century
Lake Témiscouata is an ideal location for all kinds of nautical activities including fishing.
- Reference number 411346 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
- Répertoire des municipalités : Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac
- "(Code 2413073) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
- http://www.radio-canada.ca/regions/est-quebec/2010/06/21/005-temiscouata-sur-le-lac.shtmlref=rss Radio-Canada: Cabano/Notre-Dame-du-Lac : Le 20 juin sera un grand jour
- Radio-Canada : Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac est née