Grand-Remous, Quebec

Grand-Remous is a town and municipality in La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau Regional County Municipality, Quebec, Canada. The municipality is south of the Baskatong Reservoir, spanning both sides of the Gatineau River. The town is situated at the intersection of Route 117 and Route 105.

Location in western Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°37′N 75°54′W[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RCMLa Vallée-de-la-Gatineau
ConstitutedApril 29, 1937
  MayorYvon Quevillon
  Federal ridingPontiac
  Prov. ridingGatineau
  Total506.30 km2 (195.48 sq mi)
  Land358.64 km2 (138.47 sq mi)
  Density3.3/km2 (9/sq mi)
  Pop (2006–11)
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
J0W 1E0
Area code(s)819

"Grand-Remous" is French for "great eddy" and is a reference to a large whirlpool on the Gatineau River near the Grand Remous Chute. This name matches the Atikamekw name "Obémiticwang", also meaning "choppy waters" or "big stir."[4]

Its territory consists of low hills which vary between 200 meters (660 ft) and 380 meters (1,250 ft) above sea level, and which are partly cleared, mostly around Grand-Remous and along highway 105.[5]


The township municipality, formed in 1937, was first called Sicotte, named in honour of Louis-Victor Sicotte (1812-1889), County Deputy of Saint-Hyacinthe from 1857 to 1863. The local post office was also named Sicotte in 1927, but renamed to Grand-Remous in 1933. In 1973, the municipality changed its name to conform to the name of the village where the majority of the population lived.[4]

On October 11, 2003, the Township Municipality of Grand-Remous became the Municipality of Grand-Remous.[4]


Population trend:[6]

  • Population in 2011: 1168 (2006 to 2011 population change: -6.5 %)
  • Population in 2006: 1249
  • Population in 2001: 1261 (R)
    • 2001 to 2006 population change: -1 %
  • Population in 1996: 1257
  • Population in 1991: 1184

(R) = Revised count.[7]

Private dwellings (occupied by usual residents): 524


  • English as first language: 5.6%
  • French as first language: 90.7%
  • English and French as first language: 1.6%
  • Other as first language: 2.0%


  1. Reference number 379142 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: Grand-Remous
  3. "(Code 2483095) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
  4. "Municipalité de Canton de Grand-Remous" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2008-08-05.
  5. "Canton de Sicotte" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2008-08-05.
  6. Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  7. Statistics Canada - Population and dwelling count amendments to the 2001 Census
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