Notre-Dame-de-Montauban, Quebec

Notre-Dame-de-Montauban is a municipality in the Mauricie region in Canada. This municipality is located at the northern edge of regional county municipality of Mékinac Regional County Municipality and the administrative region of Mauricie. It includes the population centres of Notre-Dame-des-Anges and Montauban-les-Mines. Both communities are located along route 367, about 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) apart.

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Location within Mékinac RCM
Location within Mékinac RCM
Notre-Dame-de-Montauban is located in Central Quebec
Location in central Quebec
Coordinates: 46°52′N 72°20′W / 46.867°N 72.333°W / 46.867; -72.333Coordinates: 46°52′N 72°20′W / 46.867°N 72.333°W / 46.867; -72.333[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
ConstitutedJanuary 3, 1976
 • MayorNathalie Groleau
 • Federal ridingSaint-Maurice—Champlain
 • Prov. ridingLaviolette
 • Total173.70 km2 (67.07 sq mi)
 • Land165.31 km2 (63.83 sq mi)
 • Total747
 • Density4.5/km2 (12/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Decrease 11.7%
 • Dwellings
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)418 and 581
Highways Route 367 Edit this at Wikidata

Today, tourist activities, and the resort are significant. With the marked trails for recreational vehicles (snowmobile, ATV ...), the hunting, fishing and forest walks attract many visitors. Nine out of the fall of the Batiscan River is the major tourist attraction. On the west bank, the municipality has built a beautiful park, with a gateway to reach a large rock in the middle of the fall.

At Notre-Dame-de-Montauban, the population is approximately 850 inhabitants, with a median age of 45 years. The most significant age group is 25-44. In summer season, the population double because of the country cottages. The town has two Catholic places of worship, the church of Notre-Dame-des-Anges (Our Lady of the Angels) and the chapel of Montauban.

The Sports Centre Jules Paquin inc (Arena), located at 505 Avenue des Loisirs, Notre-Dame-de-Montauban, so designated in recognition to Jules Paquin, a businessman in the lumber industry, school commissioner, mayor and county prefect.[4] The sports center was built in 1982 and renovated in 2011. While the "Maison des jeunes Index Inc", is located nearby, at 515 Avenue des Loisirs.


The municipality covers 163.53 km² and has 53 lakes.[5] Batiscan river flowing from north to south, divides the city in two. The village of Notre-Dame-des-Anges is located on the east side of the river, downstream from the breathtaking falls new. While the village of Montauban-les-Mines is located in the East, near the limit of Saint-Ubalde, Quebec. The village of Notre-Dame-de-Montauban is part of the Batiscanie, Quebec, being in the watershed Batiscan River. However, an area at the southeast of the municipal territory, at the limit of Saint-Ubalde, Quebec, is rather dependent on the watershed Sainte-Anne River.


The railway from Hervey-Jonction to Chambord (Lac Saint-Jean) has contributed greatly to the economic growth of Notre-Dame-des-Anges sector. The railway station was built on the West side of Batiscan River.

Historically, the local economy was mainly based on agriculture and forestry. The agricultural zone occupies about 8% of the municipal territory in the area, nearly 44% is cultivated and 51% in oak. Some pastures are also intended for breeding cattle.[6] While Montauban-les-Mines area experienced an economic boom in the mining industry, since the beginning of 20th Century.

In the history of Notre-Dame-de-Montauban, 34 sawmills have been identified. "Scierie Montauban" (Montauban sawmill) turns to be the major business in the area and only sawmill to survive. Other local SMEs operating specialize in construction, mechanical equipment and cabinetry.

Municipal timelineEdit

  • 1882: Constitution of the "municipality of Notre-Dame-des-Anges-de-Montauban" from the unorganized Portneuf territories.
  • 24: The "municipality of the parish of Saint-Rémi" stands "Notre-Dame-des-Anges-de-Montauban".
  • 1919: The "municipality of Notre-Dame-des-Anges" stands "Notre-Dame-des-Anges-de-Montauban".
  • 1919: The "village municipality of Montauban" stands "Notre-Dame-des-Anges-de-Montauban".
  • 1969: Fusion between "Notre-Dame-des-Anges" and "Notre-Dame-des-Anges-de-Montauban" to form the "municipality of Notre-Dame-des-Anges".
  • 3: Fusion between "Notre-Dame-des-Anges and Montauban" to form the municipality of "Notre-Dame-de-Montauban".

Religious chronologyEdit

  • January 1, 2018 - Creation of the new "fabrique" of the parish of Saint-Coeur-de-Marie, merging the factories of Notre-Dame-des-Anges, Saint-Éloi-les-Mines, Saint- Rémi-du-Lac-aux-Sables, St. Leopold of Hervey-Junction, St. Thecla and St. Adelphe.
  • June 10, 2018 - Inauguration of the new factory in the presence of the Bishop of the Diocese of Trois-Rivières Mgr. Luc Bouchard.


Population trend:[7]

Year Population Variation (%) Median age
2011 747  -11,7 % 54.8 years
2006 846  +3,5 % -
2001 817  -10,0 % -
1996 909  +1,5 % -
1991 895 -
1986 - -

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 373 (total dwellings: 712)

Mother language of Sainte-Thècle's citizens:

  • French as first language: 100%
  • English as first language: 0.0%
  • English and French as first language: 0.0%
  • Other as first language: 0.0%

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Reference number 72484 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: Notre-Dame-de-Montauban
  3. ^ a b "(Code 2435005) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
  4. ^ "Centre sportif Jules Paquin inc (aréna) (Jules Paquin Sport Center inc)".
  5. ^ "Municipalité of Notre-Dame-de-Montauban".
  6. ^ "Municipalité Notre-Dame-de-Montauban" (in French).
  7. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census

External linksEdit

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