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About our location and region

Val-des-Monts is one of seven localities that make up the Municipalité régionale de comté (MRC) des Collines-de-l’Outaouais (regional county municipality). Val-des-Monts is bordered by Denholm and Bowman to the north, by Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette and L’Ange-Gardien to the east, by La Pêche to the west, and by Cantley and Gatineau to the south.

 

On a broader regional scale, Val-des-Monts forms part of both Québec’s Outaouais region and the national capital region, also known as Ottawa-Gatineau.


About our population

Val-des-Monts is blessed not only with one of the Outaouais/Ottawa-Gatineau region’s largest territories (almost 481 square kilometres), but also with more than 125 lakes, rich farmlands and massive forests. It’s also nestled among rolling hills and lush valleys, hence the name Val-des-Monts.

 

Montvalois is the name given to the Municipality’s 11,900 residents (population according to the Gazette officielle du Québec as of December 27, 2017). More than 10,000 seasonal vacationers join the mix during the summer months, bringing the total population to more than 22,000.

 

Our permanent residents are spread across three hubs, Perkins, Saint-Pierre-de-Wakefield and Poltimore, the former towns that were amalgamated in 1975 to create Val-des-Monts.

 

On average, population density in the Municipality is 24.03 inhabitants per square kilometre.

 

Val-des-Monts saw its population grow by 9.2% between the 2006 and 2011 censuses; in comparison, the national average increase was 5.9% over the same period.