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Lake Saint-Joseph in Fossambault-sur-le-Lac
Lake Saint-Joseph in Fossambault-sur-le-Lac
Motto(s): Crois en l'avenir
Location within La Jacques-Cartier RCM.
Location within La Jacques-Cartier RCM.
Fossambault-sur-le-Lac is located in Central Quebec
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°52′N 71°37′W / 46.867°N 71.617°W / 46.867; -71.617Coordinates: 46°52′N 71°37′W / 46.867°N 71.617°W / 46.867; -71.617[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Capitale-Nationale
RCM La Jacques-Cartier
Constituted March 10, 1949
 • Mayor Jean Laliberté
 • Federal riding Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier
 • Prov. riding La Peltrie
 • Total 13.80 km2 (5.33 sq mi)
 • Land 11.38 km2 (4.39 sq mi)
Elevation 367 m (1,204 ft)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 1,613
 • Density 141.7/km2 (367/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 5.3%
 • Dwellings 1,257
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s) G3N
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Highways No major routes
Website www.fossambault-

Fossambault-sur-le-Lac is a French-speaking city in the south part of Quebec, Canada, in La Jacques-Cartier Regional County Municipality, just north of Quebec City. It had a population of 1,613 as of the Canada 2011 Census. It is located near Lake Saint-Joseph.



Historical Census Data - Fossambault-sur-le-Lac, Quebec[4]
1991 817—    
1996 921+12.7%
2001 1,055+14.5%
2006 1,532+45.2%
2011 1,613+5.3%

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 728 (total dwellings: 1,257)


Mother tongue:

  • English as first language: 2.0%
  • French as first language: 96.7%
  • English and French as first language: 0.7%
  • Other as first language: 0.7%

Places of interest[edit]

Station Touristique Duchesnay is one of the most attractive places of the town. The Jacques-Cartier River flows just nearby, and Route Fossambault links the town to Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier, where the Sainte Catherine's church is located. There is also a well-known hotel, called "Hotel de la Glace", with views overlooking the lake.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Reference number 23278 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire - Répertoire des municipalités: Fossambault-sur-le-Lac
  3. ^ a b Statistics Canada 2011 Census - Fossambault-sur-le-Lac census profile
  4. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census