Lauzon, Quebec

Lauzon is a former city in southern Quebec, Canada, located on the St. Lawrence River northeast of Lévis. Founded in 1867 as a village it became a town in 1910, Lauzon had a population of about 14,500 when it merged with Lévis in 1989. The then-amalgamated city had the name of Lévis-Lauzon for about one year in 1991, before merging again and changing its name for good to Lévis.

Lauzon
Location of Lauzon in Quebec

History

In 1867 Lauzon was named for Jean de Lauzon, Governor of New France from 1651 to 1656.[1] The area was once part of the Seignory of Lauzon creating in 1636 and later named 'St-Joseph-de-la-Pointe-Lévy.

Economy

One of Lauzon's former largest employers was a shipyard operated by Davie Shipbuilding. Davie's Champlain dry dock is currently the largest in Canada. The Davie Shipyard is now home to Chantier Davie Canada Incorporated.

Other employers include:

  • Cimetière Mont-Marie - opened in 1888
  • FritoLay Canada
  • Galeries du Vieux-Fort - shopping mall with 40 stores
  • Multi-Marques Master Bakers (Canada Bread)

Transportation

Climate

Climate data for Lauzon
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 12.5
(54.5)
11
(52)
18
(64)
29.5
(85.1)
31
(88)
33.5
(92.3)
34.5
(94.1)
32
(90)
31
(88)
24.5
(76.1)
21.5
(70.7)
14
(57)
34.5
(94.1)
Average high °C (°F) −7.5
(18.5)
−5.4
(22.3)
0.1
(32.2)
7.7
(45.9)
16.5
(61.7)
21.9
(71.4)
24.5
(76.1)
23.3
(73.9)
17.6
(63.7)
10.5
(50.9)
3.2
(37.8)
−4
(25)
9
(48)
Daily mean °C (°F) −11.9
(10.6)
−9.9
(14.2)
−4.2
(24.4)
3.5
(38.3)
11.3
(52.3)
16.7
(62.1)
19.6
(67.3)
18.4
(65.1)
13.2
(55.8)
6.9
(44.4)
0.1
(32.2)
−7.7
(18.1)
4.7
(40.5)
Average low °C (°F) −16.3
(2.7)
−14.4
(6.1)
−8.5
(16.7)
−0.7
(30.7)
6.1
(43.0)
11.5
(52.7)
14.6
(58.3)
13.5
(56.3)
8.8
(47.8)
3.3
(37.9)
−3.1
(26.4)
−11.4
(11.5)
0.3
(32.5)
Record low °C (°F) −39
(−38)
−35.5
(−31.9)
−32
(−26)
−18
(0)
−4.5
(23.9)
2
(36)
4.4
(39.9)
3.5
(38.3)
−4
(25)
−8
(18)
−21.5
(−6.7)
−33
(−27)
−39
(−38)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 86.9
(3.42)
67.6
(2.66)
70.9
(2.79)
80.3
(3.16)
103.3
(4.07)
115.8
(4.56)
131.6
(5.18)
113.6
(4.47)
118.5
(4.67)
99.1
(3.90)
93.8
(3.69)
88.2
(3.47)
1,169.5
(46.04)
Source: Environment Canada[2]

References


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