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Buade Lake
Buade Lake is located in Quebec
Buade Lake
Buade Lake
Location in Quebec
Location Saguenay-Lac Saint-Jean
Coordinates 49°05′11″N 74°11′24″W / 49.08639°N 74.19000°W / 49.08639; -74.19000
Type Natural
Primary inflows
  • (clockwise)
  • Normandin River
  • outlet of Jarnac Lake
  • outlet of Salomon Lake
  • outlet of Leeds Lake
  • outlet of lake "de la Malice »
  • outlet of Haget Lake
  • outlet of Namur Lake
  • outlet of Margin Lake.
Primary outflows Normandin River
Basin countries Canada
Max. length 22.9 kilometres (14.2 mi)
Max. width 2.0 kilometres (1.2 mi)
Surface area 13.57 kilometres (8.43 mi)
Surface elevation 392 metres (1,286 ft)

Buade Lake is a freshwater body of the unorganized territory of Lac-Ashuapmushuan, Quebec, in the western part of the Regional County Municipality (MRC) Le Domaine-du-Roy, in the administrative region of Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, in the province of Quebec, in Canada . This lake straddles the townships of Buade and Poutrincourt. It is located west of the Ashuapmushuan Wildlife Reserve.

Forestry is the main economic activity of the sector. Recreational tourism activities come second.

The western portion of the Buade Lake hydrographic slope is accessible via the R1032 forest road (North-South direction) which passes through the Ventadour River valley, on the west side. The forest road route 167 passes northeast of Nicabau Lake, connecting Chibougamau to Saint-Félicien, Quebec; a secondary road is detached to serve the east side of Poutrincourt Lake. The Canadian National Railway runs along route 167.

The surface of Buade Lake is usually frozen from early November to mid-May, however, safe ice movement is generally from mid-November to mid-April.


Buade Lake is located at the western end of the MRC Le Domaine-du-Roy. This lake has a length of 22.9 kilometres (14.2 mi), a maximum width of 2.0 kilometres (1.2 mi) and an altitude of 392 metres (1,286 ft). The northern part of the lake has an archipelago of islands. This lake constitutes a large widening of the Normandin River which crosses it on its full length.

The mouth of Lake Buade is located at:

The main hydrographic slopes adjacent to Buade Lake are:

From the road bridge at the mouth of lake Buade Lake, the current flows over:


In the old days, Buade Lake was designated "Kapikitegoitch Lake".

The toponym "Lake Buade" was made official on December 5, 1968 by the Commission de toponymie du Québec.

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