Grosse-Île is one of two municipalities forming the urban agglomeration of Îles-de-la-Madeleine in Quebec, Canada. It is part of the Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine region, and its population was 465 as of the 2016 Census.
Location within Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine TE.
Location in eastern Quebec.
|Coordinates: 47°37′N 61°31′W|
|Constituted||January 1, 2006|
|• Mayor||Rose Elmonde Clarke|
|• Federal riding||Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine|
|• Prov. riding||Îles-de-la-Madeleine|
|• Total||96.60 km2 (37.30 sq mi)|
|• Land||37.59 km2 (14.51 sq mi)|
|• Density||12.4/km2 (32/sq mi)|
| • Change |
|Time zone||UTC−5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||418 and 581|
As part of a municipal reorganization across Quebec, the seven communities of the Magdalen Islands amalgamated to form the municipality of Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine on January 1, 2002. However, after a 2004 referendum, Grosse-Île decided to split from the municipality, effective January 1, 2006.
Located on Grosse Île (French for Big Island) between Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine's villages of Grande-Entrée (south) and House Harbour (southwest), it was settled during the late 18th century by Scots. French-speaking people would come and establish themselves just after, as seen by a Catholic parish founded in 1793. Today, Grosse-Île remains one of three communities of the archipelago to be predominantly English-speaking, the other being Entry Island and Old Harry (a hamlet part of Grosse-Île on Big Entry Island).
- Grosse Ile holds one of the longest and most pristine beaches of the Magdalen Islands
- Nature walks in the East Point Wildlife Reserve
- Sail, wind surfing, and kite surfing
- Sea Kayaking
- Horse riding
- Taste the local products
- Visiting local museums
- Experience local culture through Summer cultural festivals
|Canada census – Grosse-Île, Quebec community profile|
|Population:||465 (-5.1% from 2011)||490 (-7.7% from 2006)||531 (-2.2% from 2001)|
|Land area:||37.59 km2 (14.51 sq mi)||37.29 km2 (14.40 sq mi)||37.29 km2 (14.40 sq mi)|
|Population density:||12.4/km2 (32/sq mi)||13.1/km2 (34/sq mi)||14.2/km2 (37/sq mi)|
|Median age:||49.1 (M: 50.0, F: 48.9)||43.8 (M: 43.6, F: 44.0)||40.5 (M: 40.0, F: 41.1)|
|Total private dwellings:||254||229||231|
|Median household income:||$81,152||$.N/A||$58,716|
|Notes: 2011 income data for this area has been suppressed for data quality or confidentiality reasons. – References: 2016 2011 2006 earlier|
|Historical Census Data - Grosse-Île, Quebec|
- Reference number 388449 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
- Geographic code 01042 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
- "Census Profile, 2016 Census: Grosse-Île, Municipalité [Census subdivision], Quebec". Statistics Canada. Retrieved November 29, 2019.
- "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2019-11-29.
- "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2014-02-23.
- "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2014-02-23.
- "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
- Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
- Commission de toponymie du Québec
- Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire