Otterburn Park, Quebec

Otterburn Park, Quebec
Otterburn Park, Quebec
—  Town  —
Location within La Vallée-du-Richelieu Regional County Municipality.
Coordinates (472, rue du Prince-Edward [1]): 45°32′27″N 73°11′25″W / 45.54083°N 73.19028°W / 45.54083; -73.19028
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Montérégie (16)
RCM La Vallée-du-Richelieu
Incorporated April 26, 1969
Electoral Districts

Provincial Borduas
 – Mayor Michel Martin
 – Federal MP(s) Matthew Dubé (NDP)
 – Quebec MNA(s) Pierre Curzi (PQ)
 – Land 5.35 km2 (2.1 sq mi)
Population (2006)[4]
 – Total 8,464
 – Density 1,583.2/km2 (4,100.5/sq mi)
 – Change (2001-06) increase7.6%
 – Dwellings 3,140
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 – Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J3H
Area code(s) 450
Access Routes[5] Route 133
Website www.ville.otterburn

Otterburn Park is a small town located 40km east of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The population as of the Canada 2006 Census was 8,464. The town lies south of Mont-Saint-Hilaire, on the Richelieu River, and is one of the few officially bilingual towns in Québec.



The once-rural region that the town now occupies became a favourite destination for CN Rail company picnics. Many CN employees bought or built summer cottages, and eventually people took up permanent residency in the town.

In 1864, on a train bridge crossing the Richelieu River between Otterburn Park and Beloeil, 99 people were killed when an immigrant train failed to stop at an open swing bridge and fell into the river. Hence the bridge's name, "Pont Noir", or black bridge.



Population trend[6]

Census Population Change (%)
2006 8,464 increase7.6%
2001 7,866 increase7.5%
1996 7,320 increase21.1%
1991 6,046 N/A


Mother tongue language (2006)[4]

Language Population Pct (%)
French only 7,595 89.83%
English only 585 6.92%
Both English and French 70 0.83%
Other languages 205 2.42%

See also


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Coordinates: 45°32′N 73°13′W / 45.533°N 73.217°W / 45.533; -73.217

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