Saint-Félix-de-Valois, Quebec

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The Emery Mill on the Bayonne River
The Emery Mill on the Bayonne River
Location within Matawinie RCM
Location within Matawinie RCM
Saint-Félix-de-Valois is located in Central Quebec
Location in central Quebec
Coordinates: 46°10′N 73°26′W / 46.17°N 73.43°W / 46.17; -73.43Coordinates: 46°10′N 73°26′W / 46.17°N 73.43°W / 46.17; -73.43[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
Settledc. 1830
ConstitutedDecember 24, 1997
 • MayorAudrey Boisjoly
 • Federal ridingJoliette
 • Prov. ridingBerthier
 • Total89.80 km2 (34.67 sq mi)
 • Land87.87 km2 (33.93 sq mi)
 • Total6,029
 • Density68.6/km2 (178/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Increase 4.8%
 • Dwellings
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)450 and 579
Highways Route 131
Route 348 Edit this at Wikidata

Saint-Félix-de-Valois is a municipality in the Lanaudière region of Quebec, Canada, part of the Matawinie Regional County Municipality.

Quebec author Réjean Ducharme, recipient of several Governor General's Awards, was born in Saint-Félix-de-Valois in 1942.


Historically it was part of the Berthier Seignory. Circa 1830, a small group of pioneers from England, Scotland, and Ireland started to colonize the place. In 1840, the Mission of Saint-Félix-de-Valois was formed and soon after in 1844 it became a parish when it separated from the Sainte-Élisabeth Parish. It was named after Felix of Valois.[1]

In 1845, the Parish Municipality of Saint-Félix-de-Valois was first established, but abolished two years later. In 1851, its post office opened. In 1855, the parish municipality was reestablished.[1]

In 1926, the main village, also known as Saint-Félix-de-Valois, was incorporated as a separate Village Municipality. On December 24, 1997, the parish municipality and the village municipality were reunited into the new Municipality of Saint-Félix-de-Valois.[1]



Historical Census Data - Saint-Félix-de-Valois, Quebec[4]
1991 5,132—    
1996 5,442+6.0%
2001 5,465+0.4%
2006 5,755+5.3%
2011 6,029+4.8%

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 2548 (total dwellings: 2749)


Mother tongue:

  • English as first language: 0.5%
  • French as first language: 98.2%
  • English and French as first language: 0.3%
  • Other as first language: 1%


Commission scolaire des Samares is the French school board.

Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board serves as the English school board.[7]

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Saint-Félix-de-Valois (Municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2009-11-17.
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 62007 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b Statistics Canada 2011 Census - Saint-Félix-de-Valois census profile
  4. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  5. ^ "des Moulins (pavillon Notre-Dame)." Commission scolaire des Samares. Retrieved on September 22, 2017.
  6. ^ "des Moulins (pavillon Sainte-Marguerite)." Commission scolaire des Samares. Retrieved on September 22, 2017.
  7. ^ "Ward #10." Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Retrieved on July 31, 2015.
  8. ^ "JOLIETTE ELEMENTARY ZONE." Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Retrieved on September 17, 2017.
  9. ^ "Joliette High School Zone Sec 1-5." Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Retrieved on September 5, 2017.

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