Mont-Valin, Quebec

Mont-Valin is an unorganized territory in the Canadian province of Quebec. It makes up over 87% of Le Fjord-du-Saguenay Regional County Municipality and is the largest subdivision of the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region. The territory, named after Mount Valin, had a population of 5 as of the Canada 2011 Census, and covered a land area of 35,080.51 km2.

Location in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Quebec.
Coordinates: 48°37′N 70°48′W[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RCMLe Fjord-du-Saguenay
ConstitutedFebruary 18, 2002
  Federal ridingChicoutimi—Le Fjord
  Prov. ridingDubuc
  Total38,032.30 km2 (14,684.35 sq mi)
  Land35,080.51 km2 (13,544.66 sq mi)
  Density0.0/km2 (0/sq mi)
  Pop (2006–11)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)

The territory has one settlement: the hamlet of Chutes-des-Passes, located 160 kilometres (99 mi) north of Chicoutimi (49°50′23″N 71°09′55″W). It was founded in 1941, when Alcan built a dam on the Peribonka River. When operation of the dam was automated in 1974, the community was almost entirely abandoned.[4]


Population trend:[5]

  • Population in 2011: 5 (2006 to 2011 population change: -66.7%)
  • Population in 2006: 15
  • Population in 2001: 20
  • Population in 1996: 2
  • Population in 1991: 5

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 3 (total dwellings: 4)

See also


  1. Reference number 149749 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: Mont-Valin
  3. "Mont-Valin census profile". 2011 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2010-10-25.
  4. "Chute-des-Passes (hameau)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2010-10-25.
  5. Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
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