Blue Sea, Quebec

Blue Sea is a municipality in the Outaouais region of Quebec, Canada, and part of La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau Regional County Municipality. It encompasses the southern portion of Blue Sea Lake.

Blue Sea
Blue Sea
Location in western Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°12′N 76°05′W[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RCMLa Vallée-de-la-Gatineau
ConstitutedJanuary 31, 1921
  MayorLaurent Fortin
  Federal ridingPontiac
  Prov. ridingGatineau
  Total87.70 km2 (33.86 sq mi)
  Land72.96 km2 (28.17 sq mi)
  Density9.2/km2 (24/sq mi)
  Pop (2006–11)
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
J0X 1C0
Area code(s)819

The village of Blue Sea is located at the extreme southern end of Blue Sea Lake, north of the larger city of Gracefield and south of Maniwaki.


The Gauthier, Courchesne, Beaudoin, Lacroix, Tremblay, Fortin and Bénard were among the first European families to settle at the lake since the late nineteenth century. Almost at the same time, led by the construction of railways, the first vacationers established on the shores of the lake as well.[4]

In 1921, the small location was first called Bouchette-South, then renamed to Blue Sea in 1931.[1]

With the growth of tourism in the early 1940s, Blue Sea quickly became an attractive destination, which it has remained today.[4]


Population trend:[5]

  • Population in 2011: 674 (2006 to 2011 population change: 10.9%)
  • Population in 2006: 608
  • Population in 2001: 570
  • Population in 1996: 595
  • Population in 1991: 520

Total private dwellings: 734
Private dwellings (occupied by usual residents): 310


  • English as first language: 6.6%
  • French as first language: 93.4%


  1. Reference number 142191 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire - Répertoire des municipalités: Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire Blue Sea Archived 2012-05-01 at the Wayback Machine
  3. Statistics Canada 2011 Census - Blue Sea census profile
  4. "Blue Sea" (in French). MRC de La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau. Archived from the original on 2008-06-11. Retrieved 2008-08-12.
  5. Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
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