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Skyline of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield
Nickname(s): Valleyfield
Location within Beauharnois-Salaberry RCM.
Location within Beauharnois-Salaberry RCM.
Salaberry-de-Valleyfield is located in Southern Quebec
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: [1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Montérégie
RCM Beauharnois-Salaberry
Founded 1874
Constituted April 24, 2002
 • Mayor Denis Lapointe
 • Federal riding Beauharnois—Salaberry
 • Prov. riding Beauharnois
 • City 125.50 km2 (48.46 sq mi)
 • Land 107.10 km2 (41.35 sq mi)
 • Metro[5] 107.10 km2 (41.35 sq mi)
Population (2011)[4]
 • City 40,077
 • Density 374.2/km2 (969/sq mi)
 • Metro[5] 40,077
 • Metro density 374.2/km2 (969/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 1.0%
 • Dwellings 19,050
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J6S, J6T
Area code(s) 450 and 579

Route 132
Route 201
Website .ca.qc valleyfield

Salaberry-de-Valleyfield is a city in southwestern Quebec, in the Regional County Municipality of Beauharnois-Salaberry. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 40,077. Situated on an island in the Saint Lawrence River, it is bordered at its western end by Lake Saint Francis, with the Saint Lawrence to the north and the Beauharnois Canal to its south. The Port of Valleyfield is situated on the canal.


  • History 1
    • Merger 1.1
  • Climate 2
  • Demographics 3
    • Population 3.1
    • Language 3.2
  • Attractions 4
  • Education 5
    • Gault Institute 5.1
  • Famous natives 6
  • See also 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9


Salaberry was named after Colonel Charles de Salaberry who served with the British army during the War of 1812. "Valleyfield" came from the Valleyfield Mills, a paper mill south of Edinburgh in Scotland.

It is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Valleyfield.

Salaberry-de-Valleyfield is the seat of the judicial district of Beauharnois.[6]


In 2002, the city of 26,170 amalgamated with the following communities[7] (2001 Canada census figures):





Canada Census Mother Tongue - Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec[11]
Amalgamated with Saint-Timothée and Grande-Île in 2002.
Census Total
French & English
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
37,475 1.7% 95.05% 1,105 6.8% 2.80% 455 89.6% 1.15% 390 12.4% 0.99%
36,845 51.9% 95.54% 1,035 40.8% 2.68% 240 20.0% 0.62% 445 74.5% 1.15%
24,260 2.4% 95.32% 735 11.4% 2.89% 200 14.9% 0.79% 255 4.1% 1.00%
24,855 n/a 95.61% 660 n/a 2.54% 235 n/a 0.90% 245 n/a 0.94%


The Écomusée des Deux-Rives, which covers the economic and cultural history of the region, is found in the city.

The city has been the site of Les Régates de Valleyfield an international hydroplane race since 1938. In 1991, a tragic accident has occurred when two boats collided, killing a pilot and a man in the stands by some debris.


  • 9 daycare facilities
  • 3 pre-kindergarten centres
  • 12 elementary schools (some with daycare services)
    • 1 English-language elementary school
  • 2 high schools
  • 1 adult education centre
  • 2 vocational training centres
  • 1 CEGEP: Collège de Valleyfield

Gault Institute

Gault Institute was created by a man named Andrew Frederick Gault. He created this school during the time that the Gault Cotton Mills were up and running. To heat the school at one time he used underground pipes connecting from the school to the Cotton Mills since at the time there was no electricity.

Famous natives

  • Pierre Cossette (December 15, 1923 – September 11, 2009)[1][2] was a television executive producer and Broadway producer who brought the Grammy Awards to television. Cossette was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame in 2005. Born in Valleyfield, Quebec, he also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • Jean-Luc Brassard (August 24, 1972) freestyle skier, winning the gold medal at the 1994 Winter Olympics in the sport's debut as a medal event. Brassard has been credited with popularizing the wearing of bright knee pads to show off absorption and leg position for mogul skiers to best show judges how smoothly the athlete is taking the turns. Brassard placed 7th when the event was a demonstration sport in 1992, 4th in 1998 and 21st in 2002.
  • Mélodie Daoust, member of Canada's women's ice hockey team that won gold at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

See also


  1. ^ Commission de toponymie du QuébecReference number 125037 of the (French)
  2. ^ a b Affaires Municipales et Regions Quebec: Salaberry-de-Valleyfield
  3. ^ Parliament of Canada Federal Riding History: Beauharnois--Salaberry (Quebec)
  4. ^ a b c 2011 Statistics Canada Census Profile: Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec
  5. ^ a b 2011 Statistics Canada Census Profile: Salaberry-de-Valleyfield (Census agglomeration), Quebec. The census agglomeration consists of only Salaberry-de-Valleyfield itself. This was unchanged from the 2006 census.
  6. ^ Territorial Division Act. Revised Statutes of Quebec D-11.
  7. ^
  8. ^ "Salaberry-de-Valleyfield Climate". Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010 (in English & French). Environment Canada. Retrieved June 6, 2015. 
  9. ^ "2006 Community Profiles".  
  10. ^ "2001 Community Profiles".  
  11. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census

External links

  • Salaberry-de-Valleyfield official website
  • Port of Valleyfield
  • Photograph of the Salaberry-de-Valleyfield Basilica

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