Barkmere was incorporated in 1926 under the Cities and Towns Act of the Province of Quebec. The main objective pursued by the “founding fathers” was to protect Bark Lake and its environment against the threats of deforestation, agricultural runoffs, and overfishing. These preoccupations were very forward thinking for the era.Over the years, generations of Mayors and Councillors have continued this countercurrent approach to municipal administration, where protection and preservation supersede development. They have enacted various bylaws to protect the shoreline, to enforce maintenance of septic systems, and to control residential development.Today, the result of these efforts is a Lake with pristine waters, surrounded by a natural landscape where the footprint of the residents is kept to a minimum. These residents, the Bark Lakers, are very proud of their achievements, and very protective of their lake. Thanks to their continuous efforts, and their rigorous standards, this legacy of beauty and tranquility is being preserved for the future generations.Feel free to explore the website and let us know your comments.

Luc Trépanier, mayor of the city

10 October 2018

Public Notice – Result for Elections in Barkmere

Click on the following link to see the results of the Elections 2019.

6 September 2018

Council Meeting for Saturday, June 8th 2019

Here is the proposed Agenda for the next Council meeting.
18 July 2018

Public Notice – Document for planned forest cuts in the Laurentians

Click on this link  to see the public notice for the planned forest cuts in the Laurentians, and details about the public consultation on May 29th 2019 at 07:00 pm.



18 May 2018

Your Emergency Plan

By definition, emergencies happen when we don’t expect them, and often when families are not together. Suddenly, you need to think about your kids at school or elderly parents across town. If phones don’t work, or some streets aren’t accessible, what will you do?  Having a family emergency plan will save time and make real situations less stressful.  Click on this link to get prepared.  Click on this link to register with the Laurentian MRC,

3 March 2017

FILAU – High Speed Internet

Here is the link to download a contract to subscribe to FILAU (French only).

25 May 2016

Graphic matrix of the town of Barkmere

Click on this link to open the graphic matrix of the town of Barkmere.

18 March 2016

The dam

Here is a video of the dam taken this spring 2018.




Risk of fire 
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