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Living in the area

Living in the area

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  • Living in the area
  • Living in the area


Victoriaville,
a lovely place to live

Located in the heart of industrial Quebec, halfway between Montreal and Quebec. Sherbrooke and Trois-Rivières, Victoriaville is situated in an ideal place.

Considered as the « cradle of sustainable development », Victoriaville is a colourful and dynamic town, whose mission and values are to preserve the quality of its environment for future generations.

Victoriaville is home to 42 000 inhabitants, making it a major town with all the amenities, yet on a manageable scale. Bois-Francs also has many economic opportunities for new businesses and development of existing ones. The low cost of living is a definite advantage, and unemployment rate is under 5%.

Living in Victoriaville means living close to a mountain, a lake, a well laid-out cycling path, and all this in an area of high potential in terms of community and culture. Activites and events are in abundance throughout the year, a good mix of culture and sport.

Health and education

The CSSS of Arthabaska-Érable provides services and offre des services and health care in the five areas of the region. General and specialized medical care are mainly provided by the Hôtel-Dieu d’Arthabaska, located in Victoriaville.

The Bois-Francs school board counts around fifty primary and secondary schools, two vocational training centers, as well as a service for adult education. Added to these : Claretain College, a private institution, which is top of the list each year in Quebec, the Cegep of Victoriaville and the National school of furniture and cabinet-making.