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Drummondville
Ville de Drummondville
Quebec Route 122 through Drummondville
Quebec Route 122 through Drummondville
Coat of arms of Drummondville
Location within Drummond RCM.
Location within Drummond RCM.
Drummondville is located in Quebec
Drummondville
Drummondville
Location in Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°53′N 72°29′W / 45.883°N 72.483°W / 45.883; -72.483[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionCentre-du-Québec
RCMDrummond
Constituted7 July 2004
Government
 • TypeDrummondville City Council
 • MayorStéphanie Lacoste
 • Federal ridingDrummond
 • Prov. ridingDrummond–Bois-Francs
and Johnson
Area
 • City260.10 km2 (100.43 sq mi)
 • Land246.85 km2 (95.31 sq mi)
 • Urban
52.3 km2 (20.2 sq mi)
 • Metro803.81 km2 (310.35 sq mi)
Elevation
365 m (1,198 ft)
Population
 (2021)[4]
 • City79,258
 • Urban
72,089
 • Urban density1,378.4/km2 (3,570/sq mi)
 • Metro96,118
 • Metro density94.5/km2 (245/sq mi)
 • Pop 2011-2016
Increase 5.0%
 • Dwellings
33,812
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code819
Websitewww.drummondville.ca

Drummondville is a city in the Centre-du-Québec region of Quebec, located east of Montreal on the Saint-François River. The population as of the Canada 2021 Census was 79,258.[6] The mayor of Drummondville is Stéphanie Lacoste.

Drummondville is the seat of Drummond Regional County Municipality, and of the judicial district of Drummond.[7]

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History

Drummondville was founded in June 1815 by Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick Heriot. The purpose of the town was to provide a home for British soldiers in the War of 1812, and to guard the Saint-François (St Francis) River against American attacks. The town was named after Sir Gordon Drummond, the Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada between 1813 and 1816.

The construction of the Hemmings Falls hydro-electric dam in 1920 brought a new wave of industrial growth to the Drummondville area. Several outlying municipalities have been amalgamated into Drummondville since the 1950s:

  • 1955: Saint-Joseph de Grantham, Saint-Jean-Baptiste
  • 1966: Drummondville-Ouest
  • 1982: Drummondville-Sud
  • 1993: Grantham
  • 2004: Saint-Nicéphore, Saint-Charles-de-Drummond, Saint-Joachim-de-Courval[8]

Demographics

In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Drummondville had a population of 79,258 living in 36,727 of its 37,931 total private dwellings, a change of 5.1% from its 2016 population of 75,423. With a land area of 247.11 km2 (95.41 sq mi), it had a population density of 320.7/km2 (830.7/sq mi) in 2021.[9]

In 2021,[10] Drummondville was 92.7% White/European, 5.6% visible minorities and 1.7% Indigenous. The largest visible minority groups were Black (2.1%), Latin American (1.5%) and Arab (1.3%).

French was the mother tongue of 93.8% of the population. The next most common first languages were Spanish (1.4%), English (1.1%), and Arabic (0.9%). 0.7% of residents listed both French and English as mother tongues, while 0.4% listed both French and a non-official language.

71.9% of residents were Christian in 2021, down from 90.8% in 2011.[11] 64.4% were Catholic, 5.6% were Christian n.o.s, 0.8% were Protestant, and 1.0% belonged to other Christian denominations or Christian-related traditions. 26.0% of the population was non-religious or secular, up from 8.4% in 2011. Other religions and spiritual traditions accounted for 2.0% of the population, up from 0.8% in 2011. The largest non-Christian religion was Islam (1.7%).

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1881 900—    
1891 1,955+117.2%
1901 1,450−25.8%
1911 1,725+19.0%
1921 2,852+65.3%
1931 6,809+138.7%
1941 10,555+55.0%
1951 14,341+35.9%
1961 27,909+94.6%
1971 31,813+14.0%
1981 26,975−15.2%
1991 35,462+31.5%
1996 44,882+26.6%
2001 46,599+3.8%
2006 67,392+44.6%
2011 71,852+6.6%
2016 75,423+5.0%
2021 79,258+5.1%
*Note that historical populations are affected by amalgamations in 1936, 1938, 1955, 1966, 1982, 1993 and 2004.
Mother tongue language (2021)[10]
Language Population Pct (%)
French only 73,260 93.8%
English only 890 1.1%
Both English and French 585 0.7%
Other languages 2,890 3.7%

Attractions and culture

Drummondville markets itself as Quebec's Capital of Expression and Traditions, with attractions focusing on culture, both past and present. The main attractions are the Village Québécois d'Antan.

Since 2008 Drummondville has hosted Festival de la Poutine, towards the end of August; during three days people are invited to attend concerts there, and to savour several kinds of poutine, a Canadian dish of provincial origin.[12]

From 1982 to 2017, Drummondville was home to the Mondial des Cultures, one of the largest folk dance festivals in the world.

Founded in 2017, Drummondville has also a huge amusement fun park named Laser Force which offers laser tag, indoor mini golf, arcades, virtual reality, indoor climbing and arcades. This 18000 square feet facility is located inside Swift Galey. [13]

Climate

Drummondville has a humid continental climate (Dfb) with warm, rainy summers and cold, snowy winters.

Climate data for Drummondville (1981−2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 16.0
(60.8)
15.5
(59.9)
25.0
(77.0)
30.5
(86.9)
33.9
(93.0)
35.0
(95.0)
36.7
(98.1)
36.1
(97.0)
34.0
(93.2)
28.9
(84.0)
23.3
(73.9)
20.6
(69.1)
36.7
(98.1)
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) −5.4
(22.3)
−3.4
(25.9)
2.2
(36.0)
11.0
(51.8)
18.6
(65.5)
23.6
(74.5)
25.8
(78.4)
24.7
(76.5)
20.0
(68.0)
12.5
(54.5)
5.4
(41.7)
−2
(28)
11.1
(52.0)
Daily mean °C (°F) −10.2
(13.6)
−8.3
(17.1)
−2.6
(27.3)
6.1
(43.0)
13.1
(55.6)
18.4
(65.1)
20.9
(69.6)
19.7
(67.5)
15.1
(59.2)
8.3
(46.9)
1.8
(35.2)
−6
(21)
6.4
(43.5)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) −14.9
(5.2)
−13.1
(8.4)
−7.3
(18.9)
1.0
(33.8)
7.5
(45.5)
13.1
(55.6)
15.8
(60.4)
14.6
(58.3)
10.2
(50.4)
4.0
(39.2)
−1.9
(28.6)
−9.9
(14.2)
1.6
(34.9)
Record low °C (°F) −42.8
(−45.0)
−40.6
(−41.1)
−35
(−31)
−20.6
(−5.1)
−12.2
(10.0)
−1.7
(28.9)
1.7
(35.1)
1.0
(33.8)
−6.1
(21.0)
−12.8
(9.0)
−25
(−13)
−40
(−40)
−42.8
(−45.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 85.7
(3.37)
71.9
(2.83)
69.8
(2.75)
79.8
(3.14)
94.2
(3.71)
102.3
(4.03)
106.2
(4.18)
106.0
(4.17)
94.9
(3.74)
101.5
(4.00)
103.7
(4.08)
97.6
(3.84)
1,113.6
(43.84)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 26.1
(1.03)
19.4
(0.76)
33.8
(1.33)
68.9
(2.71)
94.0
(3.70)
102.3
(4.03)
106.2
(4.18)
106.0
(4.17)
94.9
(3.74)
100.3
(3.95)
84.0
(3.31)
36.4
(1.43)
872.3
(34.34)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 59.6
(23.5)
52.5
(20.7)
35.9
(14.1)
11.2
(4.4)
0.3
(0.1)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1.3
(0.5)
19.7
(7.8)
61.2
(24.1)
241.7
(95.2)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm) 14.8 11.9 11.9 12.5 13.4 13.7 13.7 12.1 12.3 13.2 14.8 14.9 159.2
Average rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm) 2.9 2.5 6.3 11.4 13.4 13.7 13.7 12.1 12.3 13.0 11.5 4.2 117
Average snowy days (≥ 0.2 cm) 13.0 9.8 7.0 2.2 0.1 0 0 0 0 0.5 4.4 11.3 48.3
Source: Environment Canada[14]

Sports

Drummondville is home to the Quebec Maritimes Junior Hockey League (QMJHL)'s Drummondville Voltigeurs, founded in 1982. The team plays its home games at Centre Marcel Dionne. Drummondville also has another arena, Olympia Yvan-Cournoyer.

Drummondville and Victoriaville co-hosted the 2013 World U-17 Hockey Challenge.

Prior to the Voltigeurs, Drummondville was home to the Drummondville Rangers of the QMJHL from 1969 to 1974.

Drummondville also was host to several baseball teams in the Quebec Provincial League in the 1940s and 1950s. The Drummondville Tigers in 1940, the Drummondville Cubs from 1948-1952, the Drummondville Royals in 1953, and the Drummondville A's in 1954.

The Autodrome Drummond holds various automotive races throughout the summer season.

La Courvalloise is used for tubing, skiing, and snowboarding.

Economy

Drummondville is home to the Promenades Drummondville regional shopping mall which has 109 stores.[15]

MicroBird by Girardin has its headquarters in Drummondville.[16]

Transportation

Drummondville railway station.
Highways

Drummondville is served by Autoroutes 20 and 55.

Local transit

Intra-city transit has been operated since 1987 by Drummondville Transit, which currently operates city bus services on six routes headquartered at the main bus terminal at Des Forges and Lindsay Streets. Service runs at half-hour intervals Monday to Saturday and hourly on Sundays.[17]

Intercity buses

Intercity highway coach service is provided by Orléans Express and Groupe La Québécoise.[18] Major destinations include the nearby cities of Montreal, Quebec City, Sherbrooke, Trois-Rivières, Victoriaville, Saint-Hyacinthe, and Thetford Mines.

Intercity rail

Passenger train service towards Montreal and Quebec City is provided by Via Rail. Drummondville is part of the high-traffic Quebec City–Windsor Corridor, and trains run at a rate of about five per day in either direction from the Drummondville railway station.

Air

General aviation services are available at the Drummondville Airport and the Drummondville Water Aerodrome.

Education

Drummondville is home to the Cégep de Drummondville, a public French-language CEGEP. Drummondville is served by two school boards, the English-language Eastern Townships School Board and the French Centre de services scolaire des chenes.

Notable people

Sister cities

[19]

See also

Notes

References

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  2. ^ a b "Drummondville — Répertoire des municipalités — MAMROT". Mamrot.gouv.qc.ca. 7 July 2004. Archived from the original on 12 May 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2012.
  3. ^ "History of Federal Ridings since 1867". .parl.gc.ca. Retrieved 26 November 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Census Profile — Census subdivision". 2.statcan.gc.ca. 2 November 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2012.
  5. ^ a b 2011 Statistics Canada Census Profile: Drummondville (Census agglomeration), Quebec The census agglomeration consists of Drummondville, Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil (village), Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil (parish), Saint-Cyrille-de-Wendover, Saint-Germain-de-Grantham, Saint-Lucien, Saint-Majorique-de-Grantham, Wickham. In the 2006 census, the census agglomeration had not included the village or parish municipality of Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil, nor Wickham.
  6. ^ a b "Census Profile, 2016 Census - Drummondville [Population centre], Quebec and Quebec [Province]". 8 February 2017.
  7. ^ "Territorial Division Act". .publicationsduquebec.gouv.qc.ca. Retrieved 26 November 2012.
  8. ^ "Modifications aux municipalités du Québec. juillet 2004" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 December 2006. Retrieved 26 November 2012.
  9. ^ "Population and dwelling counts: Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), Quebec". Statistics Canada. 9 February 2022. Retrieved 29 August 2022.
  10. ^ a b Government of Canada, Statistics Canada (9 February 2022). "Profile table, Census Profile, 2021 Census of Population - Drummondville, Ville (V) [Census subdivision], Quebec". www12.statcan.gc.ca. Retrieved 17 January 2023.
  11. ^ Government of Canada, Statistics Canada (8 May 2013). "2011 National Household Survey Profile - Census subdivision". www12.statcan.gc.ca. Retrieved 17 January 2023.
  12. ^ "Latest Breaking News, Headlines & Updates | National Post".
  13. ^ "À Drummondville un nouveau mini-putt attire les amateurs d'un grand classique revu et corrigé | Journal Vingt55".
  14. ^ "Drummondville". Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010. Environment Canada. 25 September 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  15. ^ "Promenades Drummondville". The Westcliff Group of Companies. 2007. Archived from the original on 23 December 2011. Retrieved 29 January 2012.
  16. ^ "HISTORY". Archived from the original on 9 July 2010. Retrieved 23 January 2010.
  17. ^ "Parcours et horaire - Ville de Drummondville". Archived from the original on 15 November 2017. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  18. ^ https://www.orleansexpress.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Horaire-MTL-DRUMM-VICTO-18.06.17.pdf [bare URL PDF]
  19. ^ "Jumelages internationaux - Ville de Drummondville". www.drummondville.ca. Archived from the original on 28 February 2018.

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