Bonaventure Regional County Municipality

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Bonaventure
Location of Bonaventure
Coordinates: 48°03′N 65°29′W / 48.050°N 65.483°W / 48.050; -65.483Coordinates: 48°03′N 65°29′W / 48.050°N 65.483°W / 48.050; -65.483[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionGaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine
EffectiveApril 8, 1981
County seatNew Carlisle
Government
 • TypePrefecture
 • PrefectJean-Guy Poirier
Area
 • Total4,401.70 km2 (1,699.51 sq mi)
 • Land4,379.40 km2 (1,690.90 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[3]
 • Total17,660
 • Density4.0/km2 (10/sq mi)
 • Change
2011-2016
Decrease 1.9%
 • Dwellings
8,744
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Area code(s)418 and 581
Websitewww.mrcbonaventure.com

Bonaventure is a regional county municipality in the Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine region of eastern Quebec, Canada, on the Gaspé Peninsula. Its seat is New Carlisle.[2]

Subdivisions[edit]

There are 14 subdivisions within the RCM:[2]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Canada census – Bonaventure Regional County Municipality community profile
2016 2011 2006
Population: 17,660 (-1.9% from 2011) 18,000 (+0.3% from 2006) 17,948 (-1.7% from 2001)
Land area: 4,379.40 km2 (1,690.90 sq mi) 4,375.27 km2 (1,689.30 sq mi) 4,375.24 km2 (1,689.29 sq mi)
Population density: 4.0/km2 (10/sq mi) 4.1/km2 (11/sq mi) 4.1/km2 (11/sq mi)
Median age: 52.3 (M: 51.5, F: 52.9) 50.1 (M: 49.4, F: 50.7) 46.3 (M: 45.9, F: 46.6)
Total private dwellings: 8,744 8,525 7,959
Median household income: $53,346 $47,827 $41,065
References: 2016[4] 2011[5] 2006[6] earlier[7]
Historical Census Data - Bonaventure Regional County Municipality, Quebec
YearPop.±%
1991 19,848—    
1996 19,550−1.5%
2001 18,267−6.6%
YearPop.±%
2006 17,948−1.7%
2011 18,000+0.3%
2016 17,660−1.9%
[8][9]

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Bonaventure Regional County Municipality, Quebec[8][3]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2016
17,445
14,700 Decrease 1.4% 84.3% 2,515 Decrease 4.9% 14.4% 160 Increase 10.3% 0.82% 70 Increase 40.0% 0.4%
2011
17,755
14,915 Increase 1.7% 84.00% 2,645 Decrease 5.4% 14.90% 145 Increase 107.1% 0.82% 50 Decrease 75.0% 0.28%
2006
17,730
14,665 Decrease 3.3% 82.71% 2,795 Increase 10.7% 15.76% 70 Decrease 74.1% 0.40% 200 Increase 566.7% 1.13%
2001
17,995
15,170 Decrease 7.9% 84.30% 2,525 Decrease 10.5% 14.03% 270 Increase 157.1% 1.50% 30 Increase 100.0% 0.17%
1996
19,410
16,470 n/a 84.85% 2,820 n/a 14.53% 105 n/a 0.54% 15 n/a 0.08%

Transportation[edit]

Access Routes[edit]

Highways and numbered routes that run through the municipality, including external routes that start or finish at the county border:[10]

Attractions[edit]

  • Banc-de-Paspébiac Historical Site (Paspébiac)
  • Bonaventure Airport (Bonaventure)
  • Canomore Hydro (Saint-Elzéar)
  • Gaspésie Biopark/Acadian Museum of Quebec (Bonaventure)
  • Gaspésie British Heritage Centre (New Richmond)
  • Hamilton House (1852) (New Carlisle)
  • Pin-Rouge Ski Area (New Richmond)
  • Saint-Elzéar Cave (Saint-Elzéar)
  • St-Edgar Covered Bridge (1938) (New Richmond)

Protected Areas[edit]

  • Petite-Cascapédia Wildlife Reserve
  • Port-Daniel Wildlife Reserve
    • MLPC Campaign Post
  • Rivière-Bonaventure ZEC
  • Rivière-Cascapédia Wildlife Reserve
  • Rivière-Port-Daniel Wildlife Reserve

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference number 141115 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b c d Geographic code 050 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b c "Census Profile, 2016 Census: Bonaventure, Municipalité régionale de comté [Census division], Quebec". Statistics Canada. Retrieved November 29, 2019.
  4. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2014-03-09.
  5. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2014-03-09.
  6. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2014-03-09.
  7. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  8. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  9. ^ "(Code 2405) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
  10. ^ Official Transport Quebec Road Map