Location within Papineau RCM
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Constituted||December 17, 1997|
|• Mayor||Jean-René Carrière|
|• Federal riding||Argenteuil—La Petite-Nation|
|• Prov. riding||Papineau|
|• Total||139.00 km2 (53.67 sq mi)|
|• Land||137.99 km2 (53.28 sq mi)|
|• Density||27.2/km2 (70/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2011-2016||1.3%|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|Highways|| Route 321 |
Saint-André-Avellin is a municipality located within the Papineau Regional County Municipality in the Outaouais region in western Quebec, Canada. At the 2016 census, it had a population of 3,749 people.
The town, located along Quebec route 321, is about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) north of Papineauville and Quebec route 148 (and the future extension of Quebec Autoroute 50) and about an hour away from Downtown Ottawa.
It was in 1841 that the first settlers arrived in the townships which Saint-André-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 look 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 increased, 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.
|Canada census – Saint-André-Avellin, Quebec community profile|
|Population:||3,749 (1.3% from 2011)||3,702 (7.8% from 2006)|
|Land area:||137.99 km2 (53.28 sq mi)||138.68 km2 (53.54 sq mi)|
|Population density:||27.2/km2 (70/sq mi)||26.7/km2 (69/sq mi)|
|Median age:||51.2 (M: 50.8, F: 51.7)||49.1 (M: 48.6, F: 49.6)|
|Total private dwellings:||1,893||1,769|
|Median household income:||$48,213||$41,812|
|References: 2016 2011 earlier|
|Historical census populations – Saint-André-Avellin, Quebec|
|Population amounts prior to 1997 are total of Saint-André-Avellin VL and Saint-André-Avellin P.|
Source: Statistics Canada
Features and festivals
It is one of the major sites 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.
List of former mayors:
- Jean-Denis Lalonde (2002–2005)
- Thérèse Whissell (2005-2017)
- Jean-René Carrière (2017–present)
- Reference number 338915 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
- Geographic code 80027 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
- "(Code 2480027) Census Profile". 2016 census. Statistics Canada. 2017.
- "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2020-01-30.
- "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2020-01-30.
- "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
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