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Lac-au-Brochet, Quebec

Lac-au-Brochet is an unorganized territory in the Côte-Nord region of Quebec, Canada. It makes up over 83% of the La Haute-Côte-Nord Regional County Municipality.

Location within La Haute-Côte-Nord RCM.
Location within La Haute-Côte-Nord RCM.
Lac-au-Brochet is located in Côte-Nord region, Quebec
Location in Côte-Nord region of Quebec.
Coordinates: 49°40′N 69°36′W / 49.667°N 69.600°W / 49.667; -69.600Coordinates: 49°40′N 69°36′W / 49.667°N 69.600°W / 49.667; -69.600[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RCMLa Haute-Côte-Nord
ConstitutedJanuary 1, 1986
 • Federal ridingMontmorency—Charlevoix
 • Prov. ridingRené-Lévesque
 • Total10,176.70 km2 (3,929.25 sq mi)
 • Land9,645.71 km2 (3,724.23 sq mi)
 • Total0
 • Density0.0/km2 (0/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Steady N/A
 • Dwellings
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
HighwaysNo major routes

The community of Labrieville (49°18′00″N 69°33′50″W / 49.30000°N 69.56389°W / 49.30000; -69.56389) is located approximately in the centre of the territory along the Betsiamites River. Named after Napoléon-Alexandre Labrie, bishop of the Diocese of Golfe St-Laurent, it was established in the 1950s as a work camp to accommodate Hydro-Québec workers constructing the Bersimis-1 and Bersimis-2 generating stations. The company town was fully serviced with a hospital, hotel, bank, and shopping plaza. Upon completion of the hydro-electric facilities, Hydro-Québec tried to find another buyer for the town. But this proved unsuccessful, and they transferred most houses and businesses to Forestville in 1974.[4] The community now serves as an access point to the Labrieville ZEC.

The eponymous Brochet Lake is about 20 kilometres (12 mi) north-east of the Pipmuacan Reservoir and just over 30 kilometres (19 mi) north of Labrieville. It has a surface area of nearly 45 square kilometres (17 sq mi), and is drained by the Brochet River, a tributary of the Betsiamites. Named after the northern pike (French: brochet), the Montagnais called it Tshinusheu Shakikan, also meaning Pike Lake.[5]


Population trend:[6]

  • Population in 2011: 0
  • Population in 2006: 0
  • Population in 2001: 0
  • Population in 1996: 3
  • Population in 1991: 0

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Reference number 149767 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire - Répertoire des municipalités: Lac-au-Brochet
  3. ^ a b Statistics Canada 2011 Census - Lac-au-Brochet census profile
  4. ^ "Labrieville". Histoires oubliées (in French). Les Productions Vic Pelletier inc. Retrieved 2010-06-21.
  5. ^ "Lac au Brochet" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2009-06-21.
  6. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census