Saint-André-Avellin, Quebec

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Skyline of Saint-André-Avellin
Location within Papineau RCM
Location within Papineau RCM
St-André-Avellin is located in Western Quebec
Location in western Quebec
Coordinates: 45°43′N 75°04′W / 45.717°N 75.067°W / 45.717; -75.067Coordinates: 45°43′N 75°04′W / 45.717°N 75.067°W / 45.717; -75.067[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Outaouais
RCM Papineau
Constituted December 17, 1997
 • Mayor Thérèse Whissell
 • Federal riding Argenteuil—La Petite-Nation
 • Prov. riding Papineau
 • Total 139.00 km2 (53.67 sq mi)
 • Land 138.68 km2 (53.54 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 3,702
 • Density 26.7/km2 (69/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 7.8%
 • Dwellings 1,769
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0V 1W0
Area code(s) 819
Highways Route 321
Route 323
Website www.ville.
Route 321 through Saint-André-Avellin

Saint-André-Avellin is a municipality located within the Papineau Regional County Municipality in the Outaouais region in western Quebec, Canada. At the 2011 census, it had a population of 3,702 people.[3]


It was in 1841 that the first settlers arrived in the townships which Saint-Andre Avellin today lies. As being part of a large valley near the Ottawa River, it had agriculture potential but was located very far from the main corridor of the Saint Lawrence River and the main area in which there was significant agriculture development in large townships on both sides of the river between Montreal and Quebec City. Due to the more remote location and the lack of efficient transportation, the development during much of the remainder of the 19th century was fairly slow until several economic crises forced authorities to looks for newer land to develop. Throughout most of the century, it was mostly used for the logging industry due to the proximity of extensive forest areas in the higher valleys and hills of the region.

The parish municipality was created in 1851 and it was in 1890, that the first school was built in the area. Population gradually increase, especially during the 1970s by a wave of rural development. The parish and the village that was made official in the second half of the 19th century merged in the late 1990s.[4]

Features and Festivals[edit]

It is one of the major sites part of what it is called La Petite-Nation and is the site of two major summer events including the annual Western Rodeo Festival, as well as Musique en Nous, a county-wide event which it presents newer musical talents in the region as well as popular Quebec singers. The town is also home to a theatre and a regional museum related to the history of the Petite-Nation.

The towns, located along Quebec route 321 is located about 10 kilometers north of Papineauville and Quebec route 148 (and the future Quebec Autoroute 50) and about an hour away from Downtown Ottawa.

Municipal council[edit]


  • Therese Whissell


  • Claire Tremblay
  • Raymond Louisseize
  • Mario Carrière
  • Jean Legris
  • Richard Parent
  • Sylvain Maheux
  • Marc Ménard

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