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Location within Montcalm RCM.
Location within Montcalm RCM.
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Lanaudière
RCM Montcalm
Settled 1807
Constituted March 1, 2000
 • Total 118.80 km2 (45.87 sq mi)
 • Land 118.52 km2 (45.76 sq mi)
 • Total 17,463
 • Density 147.3/km2 (382/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Increase 23.3%
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s) 450 and 579

Saint-Lin–Laurentides is a small city located in the Montcalm Regional County Municipality of Quebec, Canada. Its official name uses an en dash; however, the city's own website uses the two-hyphen version of its name: Saint-Lin-Laurentides. In the Canada 2011 Census its population was 17,463.

Saint-Lin was the birthplace of former Canadian Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier, whose paternal home is now a National Historic Site of Canada.


Eglise de St-Lin
Church of St-Lin, 2009

Saint-Lin–Laurentides was formed on 1 March 2000, when the Municipality of Saint-Lin and the Town of Laurentides were merged.

Saint-Lin was first settled in 1807 when pioneers from Saint-Pierre-du-Portage (now L'Assomption) arrived. In 1828, the Saint-Lin-de-Lachenaie Parish was founded. In 1845, the Parish Municipality of Saint-Lin was established, but was abolished 2 years later in 1847 when it was absorbed into the county municipality. That same year, its post office opened. In 1855, the municipality was reestablished as Saint-Lin-de-Lachenaye, with Carolus Laurier, father of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, as first mayor.

Laurentides was originally the Village Municipality of Saint-Lin, which became an incorporate entity in 1856. In 1883, it changed name and statutes and became the Town of Laurentides. Also that year, the local post office opened.



  • Population in 2011: 17,463 (2006 to 2011 population change: 23.3%)
  • Population in 2006: 14,159 (2001 to 2006 population change: 14.4%)
  • Population in 2001: 12,379
  • Population in 1996:
    • Laurentides: 2703
    • Saint-Lin: 9336
  • Population in 1991:
    • Laurentides: 2336
    • Saint-Lin: 7029

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 6618 (total dwellings: 6972)

Mother tongue:

  • English as first language: 1.5%
  • French as first language: 96.9%
  • English and French as first language: 0.5%
  • Other as first language: 1.25%
Lieu historique national du Canada de Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier 20
Home of Sir Wilfrid Laurier

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