Notre-Dame-du-Laus, Quebec

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Location within Antoine-Labelle RCM.
Location within Antoine-Labelle RCM.
Notre-Dame-du-Laus is located in Central Quebec
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°05′N 75°37′W / 46.083°N 75.617°W / 46.083; -75.617Coordinates: 46°05′N 75°37′W / 46.083°N 75.617°W / 46.083; -75.617[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Laurentides
RCM Antoine-Labelle
Constituted January 1, 1876
 • Mayor Poste vacant
 • Federal riding Laurentides—Labelle
 • Prov. riding Labelle
 • Total 958.50 km2 (370.08 sq mi)
 • Land 862.55 km2 (333.03 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 1,518
 • Density 1.8/km2 (5/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 2.9%
 • Dwellings 1,878
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0X 2M0
Area code(s) 819
Highways Route 309
Website www.notre-dame-

Notre-Dame-du-Laus is a municipality in the Laurentides region of Quebec, Canada, part of the Antoine-Labelle Regional County Municipality.

The municipality is characterized by hilly forests with a great number of lakes, rivers, and creeks. The eastern portion of its territory is part of the Papineau-Labelle Wildlife Reserve. Consequently, the local economy is dependent on forestry as well as on the influx of tourists, fishermen and hunters.[4]


Between 1820 and 1849,[4] the Hudson's Bay Company operated a trading post at the outlet of Sables Lake on the Du Lièvre River that controlled all the fur brigades from the upper Du Lièvre and Gatineau Rivers.[5]

In 1873, the Notre-Dame-du-Laus parish was founded, named after the apparitions of Our Lady of Laus. In 1876, the place was incorporated as the United Township Municipality of Bigelow-Wells-Blake-et-McGill, and two years later the post office, which was named Notre-Dame-du-Laus, opened.[4]

In February 1946, the municipality was renamed to its current name.[4]


Population trend:[6]

  • Population in 2011: 1518 (2006 to 2011 population change: -2.9%)
  • Population in 2006: 1564
    • 2001 to 2006 population change: 13.2%
  • Population in 2001: 1382
  • Population in 1996: 1378
  • Population in 1991: 1244

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 775 (total dwellings: 1878)

Mother tongue:

  • English as first language: 4.5%
  • French as first language: 93.3%
  • English and French as first language: 0.9%
  • Other as first language: 1.3%

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Reference number 44882 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 79005 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (French)
  3. ^ a b Statistics Canada 2011 Census - Notre-Dame-du-Laus census profile
  4. ^ a b c d "Notre-Dame-du-Laus (Municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2009-08-13. 
  5. ^ Luc Coursol. "Municipalité, Les premiers occupants". Notre-Dame-du-Laus. Retrieved 2009-08-14. 
  6. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census