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The facts

Consumer market totalling $135B within a radius of less than 350 km

Located in an immense territory, the Gatineau Valley is bordered by the urban Outaouais and shares the La Verendrye Wildlife Reserve with Abitibi-Temiscamingue and a border with the Laurentians. The Valley has an effective link to Montreal via Highway 50 in the Outaouais and Highway 117 in the Laurentians.

More and more people are coming to settle in the Gatineau Valley

The advantages and attractions of the Gatineau Valley seduce many new residents. Between July 1, 2020 and July 1, 2021, nearly 300 new residents have taken up residence in the Vallée-de-la-Gatineau territory.

The Gatineau Valley Regional County Municipality (RCM)

Number of permanent residents: 20,182
*Number of secondary residents: 21,174
Total: 41,356 

**Consumer expenses close to $600 million (vacationers and permanent residents)

Major cities: Maniwaki and Gracefield


1- Vallée-de-l’Or RCM

Number of permanent residents 43,226
**Consumer spending More than $1 billion

Major town: Val d’Or

2- Antoine Labelle RCM

Number of permanent residents 35,243
**Consumer spending Close to $960 million

Major town: Mont-Laurier

3- Ottawa-Gatineau CMA

Number of permanent residents 1,323,783
**Consumer spending More than $31 billion

4- Montreal CMA

Number of permanent residents 4,098,927
**Consumer spending More than $100 billion

*Statistics Canada 2017 Census Profile, 2016 Census, product no. 98-316-X2016001 in the Statistics Canada catalogue, Ottawa, released on November 29, 2017

**number of households (census profile, 2016 census) X common consumption per Quebec household, 2019 (Statistics Canada, Table 11-10-0222-01 Household spending, Canada, regions and province


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