Saint-Émile-de-Suffolk, Quebec

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Location within Papineau RCM.
Location within Papineau RCM.
Saint-Émile-de-Suffolk is located in Western Quebec
Location in western Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°56′N 74°55′W / 45.933°N 74.917°W / 45.933; -74.917Coordinates: 45°56′N 74°55′W / 45.933°N 74.917°W / 45.933; -74.917[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Outaouais
RCM Papineau
Settled 1860s
Constituted January 1, 1881
 • Mayor Michel Samson
 • Federal riding Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel
 • Prov. riding Papineau
 • Total 59.20 km2 (22.86 sq mi)
 • Land 58.40 km2 (22.55 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 566
 • Density 9.7/km2 (25/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 5.4%
 • Dwellings 410
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0T 1K0, J0V 1Y0
Area code(s) 819
Highways Route 323

Saint-Émile-de-Suffolk is a municipality in the Outaouais region of Quebec, Canada, part of the Papineau Regional County Municipality. Until 1994 it was known as United Township Municipality of Suffolk-et-Addington.

This farming community, 40 kilometers (25 mi) north of Montebello, is often visited by cottage vacationers for hunting and fishing in the numerous lakes of the area.[1]


The area is characterized by rugged terrain of the Laurentian Mountains, marked here and there by mountains that rise more than 400 meters (1,300 ft) above sea level.[4] Its principal streams are the Little Rouge River and the Suffolk Creek that feeds it, the first being a tributary of the Petite-Nation River.[5]


Suffolk Township (named after the county in England) was already on the Gale and Duberger map of 1795, but not officially established until 1874.[5] Municipally it was part of the United Township Municipality of Hartwell-et-Suffolk until 1880 when the municipality separated[6] and the Township Municipality of Suffolk was formed, taking effect on January 1, 1881.

In 1885, Addington Township (named after Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth) [4] was merged with Suffolk Township, creating the United Township Municipality of Suffolk-et-Addington.[1]

In 1889, the Parish of Saint-Émile-de-Suffolk was formed. This name paid tribute to Émile Quesnel of Saint-Andre-Avellin, who had been particularly generous toward the early settlers of the area.[1]

Piece by piece, portions of the united township were detached to form new municipalities: Vinoy in 1920 (which became part of Chénéville in 1996), Lac-des-Plages in 1950, and finally Namur in 1964.[7]

In 1994, the name and status were changed to that of Municipality of Saint-Émile-de-Suffolk.[1]


Population trend:[8]

  • Population in 2011: 566 (2006 to 2011 population change: 5.4%)
  • Population in 2006: 537
  • Population in 2001: 528
  • Population in 1996: 433
  • Population in 1991: 448

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 247 (total dwellings: 410)

Mother tongue:

  • English as first language: 11%
  • French as first language: 89%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 0%


Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board operates Anglophone public schools:


  1. ^ a b c d e "Saint-Émile-de-Suffolk (Municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2010-04-27. 
  2. ^ a b Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire - Répertoire des municipalités: Saint-Émile-de-Suffolk
  3. ^ a b Statistics Canada 2011 Census - Saint-Émile-de-Suffolk census profile
  4. ^ a b "Addington (Canton)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2009-01-13. 
  5. ^ a b "Suffolk (Canton)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2009-01-13. 
  6. ^ "Lac-Simon (Municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2008-12-02. 
  7. ^ "Namur (Municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2009-01-12. 
  8. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  9. ^ "LAURENTIAN REGIONAL HS ZONE." Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Retrieved on September 4, 2017.