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Rapide-Danseur got its intriguing name from the First Nations peoples, whose word “opacitcicimoski” means “where we stop to dance, to stretch our legs.”

Crédit : Mathieu Dupuis

Halfway between the municipalities of La Sarre (37 km) and Rouyn-Noranda (58 km), Rapide-Danseur is the ideal compromise for people who have to work in town but want to live in the country.

The forestry research centre on the shores of lac Duparquet is in fact studying the forest there — one of the oldest in North America.

Meanwhile two nearby lakes, Duparquet and Hébécourt, encourage leisure and outdoor activities. Swimming, hiking on developed trails, fishing, outfitters and campsite rentals are all part of the daily lives of local residents.

You don’t need to know how to dance to fall in love with Rapide-Danseur; you just need to enjoy fresh air, play in pristine snow and appreciate water and greenery.

By the numbers

Date of incorporation
37 km
Distance from La Sarre
Crédit : Mathieu Dupuis

Contact the municipality of Rapide-Danseur

(819) 948-2152


535 Route du Village, Rapide-Danseur, Quebec J0Z 3G0


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