Population: 88,480 (2011)
Drummondville is located in the Centre-du-Québec area, on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, between Montréal and Québec, the Mauricie and the Eastern Townships.
Temperate: wet in the spring in fall, warm in the summer and cold in the winter (below 0°C).
Referred to as the capital of expression and traditions, Drummondville showcases tourist attractions that are centred on the cultures of yesterday and tomorrow. For example, let us mention the Mondial des cultures, an event held every year in July that has been bringing together folklore ensembles from some 15 countries for over 20 years; the Village québécois d’antan, which depicts life in the 19th century, and the Ulverton Woolen Mills, which is the last mill of its kind in Quebec.
Drummondville is also a significant hub for business tourism, with two large meeting and congress centres.
- A growing industrial city.
- Accessible via two major Quebec highways: the Trans-Canada (Autoroute 20), to Québec, Montréal, Ontario and the Maritimes, and Autoroute 55, to Trois-Rivières, Sherbrooke and the United States.
- One of the lowest taxation levels in Quebec and an array of leading municipal services favouring population growth.
- Stronger immigration than elsewhere in the area; greater number of families with children.