Saint-Narcisse-de-Beaurivage is a parish municipality in the Lotbinière Regional County Municipality in the Chaudière-Appalaches region of Quebec, Canada. Its population is 1,091 as of the Canada 2011 Census. It was named after the Narcisse Dionne, an early benefactor of the parish. Beaurivage is associated to the seigneurie of Beaurivage, also known as Saint-Gilles.

View of the village.
Location within Lotbinière RCM.
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°29′N 71°14′W[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
ConstitutedMay 1, 1874
  MayorDenis Dion
  Federal ridingLotbinière—
  Prov. ridingLotbinière-Frontenac
  Total60.80 km2 (23.48 sq mi)
  Land61.91 km2 (23.90 sq mi)
 There is an apparent contradiction between two authoritative sources
  Density17.6/km2 (46/sq mi)
  Pop 2006-2011
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
G0S 1W0
Area code(s)418 and 581
HighwaysNo major routes


On August 26, 1972, five days after escaping from Saint-Vincent-de-Paul jail in Laval, Quebec, notorious French criminal Jacques Mesrine and his Quebec accomplice Jean-Paul Mercier robbed the Caisse populaire of Saint-Narcisse-de-Beaurivage. Ten minutes earlier, they had robbed the caisse of Saint-Bernard, for a total of $26,000 that day.[4]


In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Saint-Narcisse-de-Beaurivage had a population of 1,152 living in 446 of its 466 total private dwellings, a change of 4.2% from its 2016 population of 1,106. With a land area of 62.07 km2 (23.97 sq mi), it had a population density of 18.6/km2 (48.1/sq mi) in 2021.[5]


  1. "Reference number 57278 in Banque de noms de lieux du Québec". (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec.
  2. "Geographic code 33030 in the official Répertoire des municipalités". (in French). Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l'Habitation.
  3. "Saint-Narcisse-de-Beaurivage (Code 2433030) Census Profile". 2011 census. Government of Canada - Statistics Canada.
  4. "Jacques Mesrine". Les grands criminels. Retrieved 2009-05-08.
  5. "Population and dwelling counts: Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), Quebec". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved August 29, 2022.

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