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Grand-Métis is a municipality in the La Mitis Regional County Municipality within the Bas-Saint-Laurent region of Quebec, Canada. It is situated where the Mitis River meets the Saint Lawrence River, and was developed from 1818 by the pioneering John MacNider.

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Location within La Mitis RCM
Location within La Mitis RCM
Grand-Métis is located in Eastern Quebec
Location in eastern Quebec
Coordinates: 48°38′N 68°08′W / 48.63°N 68.13°W / 48.63; -68.13[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RCMLa Mitis
ConstitutedSeptember 13, 1855
 • MayorRichard Fournier
 • Federal ridingHaute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia
 • Prov. ridingMatane-Matapédia
 • Total25.30 km2 (9.77 sq mi)
 • Land25.12 km2 (9.70 sq mi)
 • Total218
 • Density8.7/km2 (23/sq mi)
 • Pop 2016-2021
Increase 2.3%
 • Dwellings
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)418 and 581
Highways R-132


The names "Métis" and "Mitis" are said to come from a Mi'kmaq word meaning "meeting place" or another referring to willow or poplar trees.


In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Grand-Métis had a population of 218 living in 122 of its 206 total private dwellings, a change of 2.3% from its 2016 population of 213. With a land area of 25.12 km2 (9.70 sq mi), it had a population density of 8.7/km2 (22.5/sq mi) in 2021.


Canada census – Grand-Métis community profile
Population218 (+2.3% from 2016)167 (-29.5% from 2011)237 (-11.6% from 2006)
Land area25.12 km2 (9.70 sq mi)25.55 km2 (9.86 sq mi)25.66 km2 (9.91 sq mi)
Population density8.7/km2 (23/sq mi)6.5/km2 (17/sq mi)9.2/km2 (24/sq mi)
Median age59.2 (M: 59.2, F: 58.8)59.2 (M: 61.0, F: 55.5)55.5 (M: 56.9, F: 53.5)
Total private dwellings206191176
Median household income$37,376
References: 2021[3] 2016[4] 2011[5] earlier[6][7]


The historic Reford Gardens (Jardins de Métis) are located nearby. These gardens, now maintained by Les Amis des Jardins de Métis, are the result of Elsie Reford's extraordinary passion for horticulture. An International Garden Festival is held here each summer. The garden's symbol, the Himalayan Blue Poppy (Meconopsis betonicifolia), can be found growing there in summer. The gardens were designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1995.[8]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Reference number 79838 in Banque de noms de lieux du Québec". (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec.
  2. ^ a b "Geographic code 09060 in the official Répertoire des municipalités". (in French). Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l'Habitation.
  3. ^ a b c "2021 Community Profiles". 2021 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 4, 2022. Retrieved 2022-12-19.
  4. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. August 12, 2021. Retrieved 2022-07-27.
  5. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 21, 2019. Retrieved 2022-07-27.
  6. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. August 20, 2019.
  7. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 18, 2021.
  8. ^ Jardins de Métis. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 1 April 2012.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Grand-Métis at Wikimedia Commons