Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier

Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier is a municipality in the Capitale-Nationale region of Quebec, Canada, located in the Jacques-Cartier River valley. It is home to the Canadian Forces Base Valcartier since World War I.

Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier
Location within La Jacques-Cartier RCM.
Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°56′N 71°28′W[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionCapitale-Nationale
RCMLa Jacques-Cartier
Settled1816
ConstitutedOctober 5, 1985
Government
  MayorBrent Montgomery
  Federal ridingPortneuf—Jacques-Cartier
  Prov. ridingLa Peltrie
Area
  Total446.50 km2 (172.39 sq mi)
  Land435.44 km2 (168.12 sq mi)
Population
  Total2,933
  Density6.7/km2 (17/sq mi)
  Pop 2006-2011
3.7%
  Dwellings
1,150
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
G0A 4S0
Area code(s)418 and 581
Highways
A-573

Route 369
Route 371
Websitewww.saint-gabriel-
de-valcartier.ca

History

In 1647, Robert Giffard de Moncel was granted the Saint-Gabriel seignory that became property of the Jesuits in 1667 and Crown property in 1800. Around 1816, John Neilson (1776-1848), together with Andrew Stuart and Louis Moquin, Quebec lawyers, obtained some 50 concessions in the Saint-Gabriel seignory. This marked the start of the Val-Cartier settlement that was intended to receive Irish and Scottish colonizers.[1]

In 1832, the Parish of Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier was formed when it was detached from Sainte-Catherine(-de-la-Jacques-Cartier) and Charlesbourg. In 1845, the Municipality of Valcartier was created in 1845 but abolished in 1847. The Parish Municipality of Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier was officially established in 1855, then divided in 1862 into two municipalities: Saint-Gabriel-Ouest and Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier.[1]

In 1985, Saint-Gabriel-Ouest and Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier were merged again to form the current municipality.[1]

Demography

Population

Historical Census Data - Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Quebec[4]
YearPop.±%
1991 2,754    
1996 2,204−20.0%
YearPop.±%
2001 2,256+2.4%
2006 2,827+25.3%
YearPop.±%
2011 2,933+3.7%
2016 3,382+15.3%

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 1,124 (total dwellings: 1,150)

List of mayors

Climate

See also

References

  1. "Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier (Municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2010-04-19.
  2. Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire - Répertoire des municipalités: Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier
  3. Statistics Canada 2011 Census - Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier census profile
  4. Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011, 2016 census
  5. "Quebec/Jean Lesage INT'L A, Quebec". Canadian Climate Normals 1981−2010. Environment Canada. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
  6. "QUEBEC/JEAN LESAGE INTL A". Environment Canada. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
  7. "Quebec (1875-1959)". Canadian Climate Data. Environment Canada. Archived from the original on 10 April 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  8. "QUEBEC/JEAN LESAGE INTL". Canadian Climate Data. Environment Canada. Archived from the original on 10 April 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2016.

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