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Coat of arms of Mascouche
Coat of arms
Location (red) within Les Moulins RCM.
Location (red) within Les Moulins RCM.
Mascouche is located in Central Quebec
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: [1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Lanaudière
RCM Les Moulins
Constituted July 1, 1855
 • Mayor Guillaume Tremblay
 • Federal riding Montcalm
 • Prov. riding Masson
 • Total 107.70 km2 (41.58 sq mi)
 • Land 106.64 km2 (41.17 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 42,491
 • Density 398.4/km2 (1,032/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006–2011 25.8%
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J7K, J7L
Area code(s) 450 and 579

Route 125
Website .ca.qc.mascouche.villewww

Mascouche is an off-island suburb of Montreal, in southern Quebec, Canada. The city is located on the Mascouche River within the Les Moulins Regional County Municipality and has a population of 42,491,[3] ranking 30th among Quebec municipalities.

The name comes from Algonquin word maskutchew meaning "bear plain" in singular. Compare plular form to maskutew for the Les Maskoutains Regional County Municipality located nearby.


  • History 1
  • Infrastructure 2
  • Demographics 3
    • Population 3.1
    • Language 3.2
  • Mayors 4
  • Famous residents 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7


Mascouche received city status on December 9, 1970, under mayor Gilles Forest.


Montréal/Mascouche Airport, the largest regional airport in Quebec, is three kilometres southeast of the city.

Autoroutes 640 and 25, both major national transportation routes, meet just south of the centre of the city.

Mascouche is connected to Montreal's Central Station by commuter rail via the Mascouche Station of Agence métropolitaine de transport's Mascouche Line.

L'Étang-du-Grand-Coteau, an urban park situated in the city centre on Mascouche Boulevard, has the same area as Mount Royal Park in Montreal.




Canada Census Mother Tongue - Mascouche, Quebec[6]
Census Total
French & English
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
39,580 25.8% 93.82% 1,010 5.2% 2.39% 275 120.0% 0.65% 1,320 26.3% 3.13%
31,470 13.4% 93.66% 960 17.1% 2.86% 125 40.5% 0.37% 1,045 111.1% 3.11%
27,760 5.0% 94.79% 820 9.4% 2.80% 210 82.6% 0.72% 495 3.1% 1.69%
26,430 n/a 94.63% 905 n/a 3.24% 115 n/a 0.41% 480 n/a 1.72%


  1. André Duval (1955-1965)
  2. Gilles Forest (1965-1983)
  3. Bernard Patenaude (1983-1992)
  4. Richard Marcotte (1992-2012)
  5. Denise Paquette (2012-2013)
  6. Guillaume Tremblay (2013-present)

Famous residents

Mascouche is the hometown of baseball player Éric Gagné.

It is also Émilie Mondor's hometown, a Canadian Olympic athlete, who was a two-time national champion in the women's 5,000 metres.

See also


  1. ^ Commission de toponymie du QuébecReference number 39528 of the (French)
  2. ^ a b Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire
  3. ^ a b c d Statistics Canada 2011 Census – Mascouche community profile
  4. ^ "2006 Community Profiles".  
  5. ^ "2001 Community Profiles".  
  6. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census

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