, is a town in southwest Quebec
, 75km northwest of Montreal
, on the Rivière du Nord
, a tributary of the Ottawa River
, and west of Mirabel International Airport
. It is located on Autoroute 50
, at the junctions of Quebec Provincial Highways Route 148
, Route 158
and Secondary Highways 327
It is the seat of Argenteuil Regional County Municipality, and is served by the Lachute Airport.
Its major industries include paper mills and lumber.The population of this town is about 12 000 people. The town is famous throughout the province for its flea market, which is held every Tuesday.
- Kevin Lowe, former NHL defenceman and current general manager of the Edmonton Oilers .
- Hon Jim Watson, Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) for the riding of Ottawa West—Nepean and Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing; former Mayor of Ottawa, Ontario. Honourable Watson is a member of the Ontario Liberal Party.
- Pierre Page, former coach of several NHL hockey teams (Calgary, Minnesota, Quebec and Anaheim), and currently head coach of Eisbären Berlin (Berlin Polar Bears) of the Deutsche Eishockey-Liga.
- Thain Wendell MacDowell, Victoria Cross Recipient 1917, Vimy Ridge, France.