the Thetford region

Located in the very centre of Québec, in Chaudière-Appalaches, the greater Thetford region is home to over 42 000 people in the 19 municipalities that make up the Appalaches Regional County Municipality.

Surrounded by beautiful and bountiful nature, our citizens enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities, from hiking to hang gliding and diving (in a world-renowned site). The region also offers sports and cultural facilities, and events and festivals add to the active lives of local families.

It includes in particular:

  • a local community service centre; 
  • a variety of sports and cultural facilities;
  • French- and English-language preschools, and elementary and high schools;
  • vocational training centres;
  • an adult learning centre;
  • a college and a university centre;
  • financial institutions;
  • shopping centres;
  • the same government services as in Québec and Montréal;
  • industrial parks;
  • a co-creation entrepreneurial space;
  • a conference centre;
  • daycare centres;

The Appalaches Regional County Municipality is made up of the city of Thetford (pop. 25 649), the semi-urban areas of Adstock, Disraeli and East Broughton (pop. over 2 000 in each), and 15 rural municipalities (total pop. 10 000).

Thus, the Thetford region consists of 19 different communities that offer a wide range of new life projects in urban and rural settings


  • Québec (1:17 by car, 106 km)
  • Montréal (2:36 by car, 231 km)
  • Ottawa (4:37 by car, 427 km)
  • Toronto (8:50 by car, 772 km)
  • New York (8:45 by car, 765 km)

By choosing the Thetford region, you will leave your stress behind and find more time for the things that truly matter to you and your family. You will also enjoy an unmatched quality of life that makes financial sense.

  • Discover a safe community located near major cities.
  • Live in a region that stands out for its incomparable views and the comprehensive entrepreneurial ecosystem the region is known for.
  • Drive to Montréal in only two and a half hours, or Québec or the US border in just over an hour.

Traffic is a breeze and you are always just minutes away from everything.