Campbell's Bay, Quebec

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Campbell's Bay
Skyline of Campbell's Bay
Location within Pontiac RCM.
Location within Pontiac RCM.
Campbell's Bay is located in Western Quebec
Campbell's Bay
Campbell's Bay
Location in western Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°44′N 76°36′W / 45.733°N 76.600°W / 45.733; -76.600Coordinates: 45°44′N 76°36′W / 45.733°N 76.600°W / 45.733; -76.600[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionOutaouais
RCMPontiac
ConstitutedFebruary 23, 1904
Government
 • MayorMaurice Beauregard
 • Federal ridingPontiac
 • Prov. ridingPontiac
Area
 • Total3.50 km2 (1.35 sq mi)
 • Land3.54 km2 (1.37 sq mi)
 There is an apparent
contradiction between two
authoritative sources
Population
 (2011)[3]
 • Total775
 • Density219.1/km2 (567/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)819
Access Routes[4] Route 148
Route 301

Campbell's Bay is a municipality in Pontiac Regional County Municipality in western Quebec, Canada. Its population in 2011 was 775.[3]

It is the county seat and is home to most government offices for the county, including the Sûreté du Québec, and has French and English elementary schools. Campbell's Bay is in the heart of the Pontiac, as it is situated between Shawville and Fort-Coulonge. It also lies completely enclosed by the municipality of Litchfield on all sides, with the exception of the Ottawa River to the west.

Campbell's Bay is the seat of the judicial district of Pontiac.[5]

History[edit]

The town was founded in 1904 and named for Lieutenant Donald Campbell, a member of the Scottish Regiment who settled in the area in 1851 and operated a sawmill.[6]

A hanging took place in 1935 in Campbell's Bay Court Yard. Michael Bradley was convicted for the murder of five family members. He was the last person to be hanged in Campbell's Bay.

Government[edit]

The town government comprises a mayor and 6 councilors.

Current council:

  • Mayor: William Stewart
  • Councillors: Raymond Pilon, Tim Ferrigan, Maurice Beauregard, Lisa Dagenais, Lois Smith and Suzanne Dubeau-Pilon

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Canada census – Campbell's Bay, Quebec community profile
2011 2006
Population: 775 (+4.0% from 2006) 745 (-2.7% from 2001)
Land area: 3.54 km2 (1.37 sq mi) 3.54 km2 (1.37 sq mi)
Population density: 219.1/km2 (567/sq mi) 210.7/km2 (546/sq mi)
Median age: 45.2 (M: 41.8, F: 48.1) 45.7 (M: 43.4, F: 47.4)
Total private dwellings: 350 333
Median household income: $38,079 $38,146
References: 2011[7] 2006[8] earlier[9]
Historical Census Data - Campbell's Bay, Quebec[10]
YearPop.±%
1991 912—    
1996 874−4.2%
YearPop.±%
2001 766−12.4%
2006 745−2.7%
YearPop.±%
2011 775+4.0%

Town festivals[edit]

  • FallFest at the Church of Faith, Praise and Prayer
  • Bikes in the Bay - weekend of motorcycle events, music, food and kids' activities on June 12, 13 & 14, 2009 visit www.bikesinthebay.com for more info
Front Street

Transportation[edit]

Quebec Route 148 and Quebec Route 301 (rue Leslie) are the main roads that connect into and out of Campbell's Bay. rue Front is the longest and main road within town. Boulevard de Waltham bridge crosses over the Ottawa River.

There are no railway stations or airports within or near Campbell's Bay. The nearest major airport is Ottawa International Airport.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference number 379120 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  2. ^ a b "Campbell's Bay". Répertoire des municipalités (in French). Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire. Archived from the original on 2012-05-01. Retrieved 2012-04-03.
  3. ^ a b c "Campbell's Bay census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-04-03.
  4. ^ Official Transport Quebec Road Map
  5. ^ Territorial Division Act. Revised Statutes of Quebec D-11.
  6. ^ http://outaouais.quebecheritageweb.com/article/campbell-house-campbell-s-bay
  7. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2014-01-28.
  8. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-04-03.
  9. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  10. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census

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