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Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

D'Alembert 

D'Alembert

Historical background

This geographical name honors the memory of Captain D’Alembert, Officer of the Royal-Roussillon Regiment of the Marquis de Montcalm’s army.

At first the parish was named Saint-Christophe-de-Dufresnoy, patron saint of travelers, referring to the comings and goings of the lumberjacks and prospectors in the township.

In the early 1930's, the timber companies built a general store; two years later, settlers and minors were already living in D'Alembert. The economic activities of the areas were limited primarily to mining and timber operations.

With implementation in 1939 of the Rogers-Auger Plan, about forty families established on lands made available for colonization purposes and the parish of Saint-Christophe-de-D'Alembert was founded.

In 1980, the parish became a municipality; the housing constructions were multiplying at a significant speed, attributed to the lowest property tax rate in the MRC de Rouyn-Noranda. In 2007, 966 people lived in D’Alembert.

In 2002, following the amalgamation of all the municipalities of the MRC, D'Alembert became a neighborhood of Rouyn-Noranda.

Today, D’Alembert is characterized by the ecological consciousness of the riparian population, the first to adhere to a municipal lake protection program.

Area description

The D'Alembert neighborhood is situated on the immediate outskirts of the urban core of Rouyn-Noranda. The village core is at a distance of 18 km north of the downtown area. Housing has developed along Highway 101, given its proximity to the urban center and the absence of agricultural ranged lots. D’Alembert has a surface area of 401 km2; it is delimited on the south by the Rouyn-Noranda city center, on the southwest by the Évain and Arntfield neighborhoods, on the west by the Ontario border, on the northwest by Duparquet, on the northeast by the Destor neighborhood and on the east by the Cléricy neighborhood.

Contact us


D'Alembert Municipal Office
5087, rue Saguenay
Rouyn-Noranda (Québec) J9Y 0B1
Telephone : 819 797-7110 # 5600
Fax : 819 797-2136


City of Rouyn-Noranda  100, Taschereau Est, C.P. 220, Rouyn-Noranda, QC J9X 5C3 | Phone: 819 797-7110 enveloppe or by email