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Ville Marie, Quebec, on the shores of Lake Temiscaming

Ville-Marie is a town on Lake Temiscaming in western Quebec, Canada. It is the largest city and seat of the TĂ©miscamingue Regional County Municipality, Quebec.

The municipality has a surface area of 6.11 km² and has a population of 2696 (2006). It is home to the Fort TĂ©miscamingue National Historic Site.

CKVM-FM broadcasts from Ville-Marie. The town was home to the Junior "A" Ville-Marie Dragons of the Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League in 2008-09.

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History

Ville Marie is the oldest town in the Abitibi-TĂ©miscamingue region. The town's first resident was an Oblate missionary who in 1874 started to build a farm here. He was followed by new settlers in the succeeding years.

  • October 13, 1897: Founding of village of Ville-Marie.
  • December 22, 1962: The village of Ville-Marie becomes the town of Ville-Marie.

Climate

Ville-Marie presents a typical continental climate, with extremely cold winters and relatively warm and humid summers. It benefits from the lake's influence in winter, its temperature being significantly higher than in other towns further from the lake. It still holds the record as the hottest day in Quebec with a temperature of 40° in July 6 1921.


Weather data for Ville-Marie, Quebec
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 11.7
(53)
12
(54)
22.2
(72)
30.6
(87)
35.6
(96)
37.8
(100)
40.0
(104)
36.7
(98)
33.3
(92)
28.9
(84)
23.3
(74)
16
(61)
40.0
(104)
Average high °C (°F) -8.9
(16)
-6.9
(20)
-0.4
(31)
8.6
(47)
17.2
(63)
22.0
(72)
24.5
(76)
23
(73)
17.2
(63)
10.2
(50)
1.8
(35)
-5.2
(23)
8.6
(47)
Average low °C (°F) -21.4
(-7)
-20.1
(-4)
-12.6
(9)
-3.5
(26)
3.5
(38)
8.9
(48)
11.9
(53)
11
(52)
6.6
(44)
1.2
(34)
-5.8
(22)
-15.7
(4)
-3
(27)
Record low °C (°F) -50
(-58)
-50
(-58)
-41.1
(-42)
-28.3
(-19)
-17.8
(-0)
-4.4
(24)
-1.7
(29)
-2.2
(28)
-6
(21)
-15
(5)
-36.7
(-34)
-43.9
(-47)
-50
(-58)
Precipitation mm (inches) 51.1
(2.01)
37.2
(1.46)
51.8
(2.04)
59.7
(2.35)
74.1
(2.92)
87.1
(3.43)
87.1
(3.43)
88
(3.46)
87.5
(3.44)
78.4
(3.09)
64.3
(2.53)
53.2
(2.09)
819.5
(32.26)
Source: Environment Canada[1] 29 Jun 2009

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Coordinates: 47°20′N 79°26′W / 47.333°N 79.433°W / 47.333; -79.433

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