Lac-des-Plages, Quebec

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Location within Papineau RCM
Location within Papineau RCM
Lac-des-Plages is located in Western Quebec
Location in western Quebec
Coordinates: 46°00′N 74°54′W / 46.000°N 74.900°W / 46.000; -74.900Coordinates: 46°00′N 74°54′W / 46.000°N 74.900°W / 46.000; -74.900[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Outaouais
RCM Papineau
Constituted January 1, 1950
 • Mayor Josée Simon
 • Federal riding Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel
 • Prov. riding Papineau
 • Total 168.20 km2 (64.94 sq mi)
 • Land 152.96 km2 (59.06 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 522
 • Density 3.4/km2 (9/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 29.5%
 • Dwellings 673
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0T 1K0
Area code(s) 819
Highways Route 323

Lac-des-Plages is a town and municipality in the Outaouais region of Quebec, Canada, part of the Papineau Regional County Municipality. It is named after Lac des Plages (French for "Lake of Beaches") which attracts many vacationers with the beauty of its beaches.[4]


The community and post office have been identified under several other names, following the name changes of the adjacent lake. It was first known as Lac Rond (Round Lake), Lac Desormeaux (in honour of pioneer Norbert Desormeaux who arrived in the territory in 1890), as well as Lac des Sables (Sand Lake).[4]

In 1950, the Municipality of Lac-des-Plages was formed when its territory detached from the United Township Municipality of Suffolk-et-Addington.[4]


Population trend:[5]

  • Population in 2011: 522 (2006 to 2011 population change: 29.5%)
  • Population in 2006: 403
  • Population in 2001: 362
  • Population in 1996: 380 (1991 to 1996 population change: 1.8%)
  • Population in 1991: 374

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 269 (total dwellings: 673)

Mother tongue:

  • English as first language: 0%
  • French as first language: 90%
  • English and French as first language: 10%
  • Other as first language: 0%