Vaudreuil-sur-le-Lac, Quebec

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Vaudreuil-sur-le-Lac
Village municipality
Location within Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM.
Location within Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM.
Vaudreuil-sur-le-Lac is located in Southern Quebec
Vaudreuil-sur-le-Lac
Vaudreuil-sur-le-Lac
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°24′N 74°02′W / 45.400°N 74.033°W / 45.400; -74.033Coordinates: 45°24′N 74°02′W / 45.400°N 74.033°W / 45.400; -74.033[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Montérégie
RCM Vaudreuil-Soulanges
Constituted May 29, 1920
Government[2][3]
 • Mayor Claude Pilon
 • Federal riding Vaudreuil-Soulanges
 • Prov. riding Vaudreuil
Area[2][4]
 • Total 2.80 km2 (1.08 sq mi)
 • Land 1.37 km2 (0.53 sq mi)
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total 1,359
 • Density 989.2/km2 (2,562/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 5.3%
 • Dwellings 479
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J7V 8P3, J7V 9R7
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways No major routes
Website www.vsll.ca

Vaudreuil-sur-le-Lac is a village municipality in Vaudreuil-Soulanges Regional County Municipality in the Montérégie region of Quebec, Canada. It is located on the western portion of the Vaudreuil Peninsula, which projects into Lake of Two Mountains. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 1,359.

Vaudreuil-sur-le-Lac is predominantly residential (90%), and only 10% industrial and commercial. The Club Nautique des Deux-Montagnes attracts a large number of sailing enthusiasts.[5]

History[edit]

Early in the twentieth century, the first vacationers arrived here, attracted to the beauty of the lakeshore. May 19, 1920, marked the date of the incorporation of the village Municipality of Belle-Plage (meaning "beautiful beach"), with Ludger Dupont as first mayor. Belle-Plage was then primarily known as a vacation destination: there were 77 owners for a total of about 300 people but only seven families residing here permanently.[5][6]

On January 4, 1960, the Municipal Council changed the name of "Belle-Plage" to "Vaudreuil-sur-le-Lac". The new village name is a reference to the historic Vaudreuil Seignory, granted to and named after Philippe de Rigaud Vaudreuil, Governor of New France from 1703 to 1725.[6]

In the early 1960s, the region began to be transformed into a residential suburb of Montreal City following the construction of the Île aux Tourtes Bridge and Highway 40, which passes Vaudreuil-sur-le-Lac just to the south. Consequently, in the late sixties the village began to witness a perceptible increase in population.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Vaudreuil-sur-le-Lac, Quebec[9]
Year Pop. ±%
1991 876 —    
1996 928 +5.9%
Year Pop. ±%
2001 893 −3.8%
2006 1,290 +44.5%
Year Pop. ±%
2011 1,359 +5.3%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Vaudreuil-sur-le-Lac, Quebec[9]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
1,345
995 Increase 3.1% 73.98% 225 Increase 7.1% 16.73% 25 Increase 150.0% 1.86% 100 Decrease 4.8% 7.43%
2006
1,290
965 Increase 32.2% 74.81% 210 Increase 133.3% 16.28% 10 Steady 0.0% 0.77% 105 Increase 61.5% 8.14%
2001
895
730 Decrease 11.5% 81.56% 90 Increase 20.0% 10.06% 10 Steady 0.0% 1.12% 65 Increase 160.0% 7.26%
1996
935
825 n/a 88.24% 75 n/a 8.02% 10 n/a 1.07% 25 n/a 2.67%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference number 65221 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
  2. ^ a b Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire: Vaudreuil-sur-le-Lac
  3. ^ Parliament of Canada Federal Riding History: VAUDREUIL--SOULANGES (Quebec)
  4. ^ a b c 2011 Statistics Canada Census Profile: Vaudreuil-sur-le-Lac, Quebec
  5. ^ a b c "Découvrez Vaudreuil-sur-le-Lac, Historique" (in French). Municipalité de Vaudreuil-sur-le-Lac. Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  6. ^ a b "Vaudreuil-sur-le-Lac (Municipalité de village)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  7. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2014-02-19. 
  8. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2014-02-19. 
  9. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census