The MRC Pontiac

Discover Our Region

With over 14,000 residents spread out over 14,000 kilometers, there’s a lot to discover in the MRC Pontiac!

We’re the “West” in “West Quebec,” situated along the Ottawa River and the border with Renfrew County in Ontario. Just an hour from Ottawa/Gatineau, we have all the benefits of being close to a major city while still enjoying the quiet rural life.

Below you will find links to important parts of this website describing the MRC, its government, and the people who administer the day-to-day activities of the municipality. 

You’ll also discover our history, explore our 18 municipalities, and keep up-to-date with all the important news and public notices from the MRC Pontiac.


Our Region

Learn more about the people and the history of the MRC Pontiac, as well its vision for 2030 and beyond.

From Bristol to Rapides-des-Joachims, Portage-du-Fort to Alleyn-et-Cawood, learn more about the various municipalities of the region and the wonderful people that make up the MRC Pontiac.

We owe much to the the Indigenous people that first settled the area and to waves of European immigrants that eventually called the Pontiac home. Learn more about the history of the Pontiac.

In 2020 the MRC initiated a strategic planning process to redefine the socioeconomic future of our communities. The process called for a visionary, integrated and participative approach.

The MRC Pontiac showcases the talent and artistic diversity of the region, and its works are made easily accessible to the public by being on permanent display at the MRC building.

More than 70% of the MRC Pontiac is the uninhabited and unorganized territory of Lac-Nilgaut. This untouched wilderness is home to cottagers, campers, hunters and fishermen who seek to get away from it all and be one with nature.

Stay informed and connected with all the happenings, announcements, initiatives, and events that shape the heart of our the MRC Pontiac and our region. 


Learn more about the government and the administration of the MRC Pontiac.

The MRC Pontiac is governed by a Warden and a council made up of mayors from the 18 individual municipalities of our region. Learn more about the people who make up your local government.

Read the official minutes  or view the archived Facebook live video recording from each of the monthly council meetings at the MRC Pontiac. 

Looking for a specific employee at the MRC Pontiac? Consult our Employee Directory with contact information for each individual department. 

Discover how our municipality allocates resources and funds by exploring our dedicated page for the municipal budget and finances. 

Interested in joining our dynamic team and making a difference in our community? Check out our Careers page to explore exciting job opportunities and find your perfect fit within our municipality. 

Access crucial information on events, policies, and changes that may affect you, ensuring you’re always in the know about the latest developments in our municipality.

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