Grand-Métis, Quebec

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Location within La Mitis RCM
Location within La Mitis RCM
Grand-Métis is located in Eastern Quebec
Location in eastern Quebec
Coordinates: 48°38′N 68°08′W / 48.63°N 68.13°W / 48.63; -68.13Coordinates: 48°38′N 68°08′W / 48.63°N 68.13°W / 48.63; -68.13[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Bas-Saint-Laurent
RCM La Mitis
Constituted September 13, 1855
 • Mayor Richard Fournier
 • Federal riding Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia
 • Prov. riding Matane-Matapédia
 • Total 25.30 km2 (9.77 sq mi)
 • Land 25.66 km2 (9.91 sq mi)
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Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 237
 • Density 9.2/km2 (24/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 11.6%
 • Dwellings 176
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G0J 1Z0
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Highways Route 132
Route 234
Website www.municipalite.

Grand-Métis is a municipality in the La Mitis Regional County Municipality within the Bas-Saint-Laurent region of Quebec, Canada. It is situated where the Mitis River meets the Saint Lawrence River, and was developed from 1818 by the pioneering John MacNider.


The names "Métis" and "Mitis" are said to come from a Mi'kmaq word meaning "meeting place" or another referring to willow or poplar trees.


The historic Reford Gardens (Jardins de Métis) are located nearby. These gardens, now maintained by Les Amis des Jardins de Métis, are the result of Elsie Reford's extraordinary passion for horticulture. An International Garden Festival is held here each summer. The garden's symbol, the Himalayan Blue Poppy (Meconopsis betonicifolia), can be found growing there in summer. The gardens were designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1995.[4]

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