The Municipalité régionale de comté d’Argenteuil, located in the Laurentians, is composed of nine local municipalities, distributed over an area of 1,339 km2. It counts nearly 33 000 permanent residents and close to 10 000 seasonal or vacationing residents.

The MRC is conveniently located approximately 80 km from Montréal and 130 km from Gatineau and offers direct access to Ontario through the Town of Hawkesbury. It is accessible via Highway 50, which links Mirabel to the Ottawa-Gatineau region. The City of Lachute, with nearly 12 000 inhabitants, is the main urban agglomeration in the MRC.

The southern part of the MRC d’Argenteuil is part of the St. Lawrence Lowlands, characterized by its flat relief and fertile soils, while the north offers a largely wooded landscape with many lakes, rivers, valleys and cliffs.

The MRC believes strongly in the economic potential of the region. All of the MRC’s services place particular importance on the economic development of its community. To do this, the MRC creates a welcoming economic environment and works hard to develop promising business opportunities. Its central hub is the City of Lachute, where most of the industrial activities as well as most of the services offered are located. The other municipalities in the MRC have a tourism offer, as well as agricultural and agroforestry zones.

This Guide for newcomers facilitates your arrival and helps you navigate Argenteuil’s many resources and services.

Visit the MRC d’Argenteuil website for more information.


The MRC d’Argenteuil’s mission is to ensure the economic, social and environmental prosperity of its territory, in cooperation with its constituent municipalities and community partners, in order to improve the well-being of its population and that of future generations.

Through financial programs and technical support adapted to the reality of the entrepreneurs and residents of its municipalities, the MRC d’Argenteuil actively participates in its entrepreneurial vitality, while preserving the health and integrity of its natural environments.

Through the concerted effort of many community partners, the Economic Development Service realized an economic revitalization strategy in 2014-2015, that enabled it to position itself in the areas of industrial development, education and labour force development, as well as entrepreneurship.