Lac-Bouchette, Quebec

Lac-Bouchette is a municipality in Quebec, Canada. The town is located on the eastern shore of the eponymous Lake Bouchette, along Quebec Route 155 and the Canadian National Railway.


Coat of arms
Location in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Quebec
Coordinates: 48°15′N 72°11′W[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RCMLe Domaine-du-Roy
ConstitutedSeptember 25, 1971
  MayorBenoît Gélinas
  Federal ridingRoberval—Lac-Saint-Jean
  Prov. ridingRoberval
  Total972.20 km2 (375.37 sq mi)
  Land908.63 km2 (350.82 sq mi)
  Density1.3/km2 (3/sq mi)
  Pop (2006–11)
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
G0W 1V0
Area code(s)418 and 581

In addition to Lac-Bouchette itself, the municipality also includes the population centres of Lac-des-Commissaires and Lizote.

The municipality and lake were named in honour of Surveyor General of Lower Canada Joseph Bouchette (1774-1841).


Population trend:[4]

  • Population in 2011: 1174 (2006 to 2011 population change: -10.5 %)
  • Population in 2006: 1311
  • Population in 2001: 1370
  • Population in 1996: 1445
  • Population in 1991: 1485

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 565 (total dwellings: 1120)

Mother tongue:[5]

  • English as first language: 0%
  • French as first language: 99.2%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 0.8%


  1. Reference number 32983 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: Lac-Bouchette
  3. "Lac-Bouchette census profile". 2011 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
  4. Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  5. "Lac-Bouchette community profile". 2006 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
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