Drummondville was founded in June 1815 by Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick Heriot.
Drummondville is the seat of Drummond Regional County Municipality, and of the judicial district of Drummond.
The purpose of the town was to provide a home for British soldiers in the War of 1812 and to guard the Saint-François (St Francis) River against American attacks. The town was named after Sir Gordon Drummond, the Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada between 1813 and 1816.
From 1982 to 2017, Drummondville was home to the Mondial des Cultures, one of the largest folk dance festivals in the world.
The Estimated Population of Drummondville is 68,601.
Drummondville is a city in the Centre-du-Québec region of Quebec, located east of Montreal on the Saint-François River.
Drummondville is home to the Cégep de Drummondville, a public French-language CEGEP.
Drummondville has three sister cities: La Roche-sur-Yon, Vendée, Pays de la Loire, France; Braine-l’Alleud, Walloon Brabant, Belgium & Community of Communes Ackerland and Kochersberg, France.
The construction of the Hemmings Falls hydro-electric dam in 1920 brought a new wave of industrial growth to the Drummondville area.
Since 2008 Drummondville hosts the Festival de la Poutine, towards the end of August; during three days people are invited to attend concerts there and to savour several kinds of poutine, a Canadian dish of provincial origin.