Alma is a city in the Canadian province of Quebec. Alma is located on the southeast coast of Lac Saint-Jean where it flows into the Saguenay River, in the SaguenayLac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec, Canada, approximately 175 kilometer north of Quebec City. Alma is the seat of Lac-Saint-Jean-Est Regional County Municipality.
Alma is the seat of the judicial district of Alma.The present city of Alma was formed in 1962 from the merging of four villages: Isle-Maligne, Naudville, Riverbend and St-Joseph d'Alma. The oldest of the villages, St-Joseph d'Alma, was founded in 1867 by Damase Boulanger.