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(Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)

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Champlain, Québec, Canada - Église de Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation, est. 1684 989, rue Notre-Dame, Champlain, QUÉBEC Source: Google maps

Champlain, Québec, Canada

Champlain is named after Samuel de Champlain, "Father of New France". Champlain founded Quebec in 1608.



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Église de Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation, est. 1684
989, rue Notre-Dame, Champlain, QUÉBEC
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Champlain, Québec, Canada

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Église de Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation, est. 1684
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Villa de Champlain, Champlain, Quebec
Champlain, Québec, Canada

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1664 - Seigniory (Champlain) granted September 22, 1664 to Etienne Pezard, Sieur de la Touche

1668 - Prohibited from selling liquor to Indians
The End of February 1668. Petition presented to the Supreme Council by a number of the inhabitants of Three-Rivers, of Cap de la Madeleine, and of Champlain in which they allege that notwithstanding the prohibition to sell intoxicating liquor to the Indians, many people continue to do so : the petitioners therefore ask that this prohibition be repeated 'and that people be prevented from bringing merchandize into the woods.

Sessional Papers: Volume 24, Issue 2 Quebec Province Legislature January 1, 1890
1669 - Parish of Champlain is established

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1684 - Église de Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation established at Champlain

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1832 - CHAMPLAIN
and its Augmentation, in the county of Champlain, lie between Cap de la Magdelaine and Batiscan. The seigniory is 1 1/ 2 l. in front by 1 league in depth and was granted Sept. 22, 1664, to Etienne Pezard, Sieur de la Touche. The Augmentation, of the same breadth as the seigniory and 3 l. deep, is bounded in the rear by the T. of Radnor and waste crown lands; it was granted Apr. 28, 1697, to Mad. de la Touche, and the present proprietors are Mr. Munro and Mr. Poole. - In the front of the S. the soil is a yellow loam mixed with sand; in the rear it is stronger and better, in many places so good for the cultivation of flax, that it is to be regretted that so profitable and important an article is not attended to. - The timber is various and, though not of the first rate quality, is not too much mixed with the inferior sorts. - This S. is watered by the little river Champlain and by many small streams, which rise at a short distance in the interior, and winding down the gradual descent to... Read MORE...

1873
CHAMPLAIN, a county in the northwest part of the province of Quebec, bordering on the River St. Lawrence, has an area of 2,887,823 acres. It is traversed by the St. Maurice River, and contains numerous small rivers and lakes. Capital, Batiscan. Pop. 21,643.

CHAMPLAIN, a post village in the above county, situated on the River St. Lawrence, 75 miles S.W. of Quebec. It contains a church, a convent, 5 stores, a telegraph office, a lighthouse, and several mills. Pop. 400.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
1890 - CLERICAL INTERFERENCE.
Complaints to be Made to Rome About the Conduct of Mgr. Lafleche.

QUEBEC, July 5. - LeCanadian says complaints are to be made to Rome against Mgr. Lafleche, Bishop of Three Rivers, who is accused of meddling in politics; and that the elections for Three Rivers, Champlain and Maskinonge are to be contested on grounds of undue clerical influence. It also says Mgr. Guay, a priest in Rimouski, is to be cited before his diocesan for interfering in politics.
The Winnipeg Tribune
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
July 5, 1890
1895 - Champlain
CHAMPLAIN, a county in the north-west part of the province ot Quebec, bordering on the River St. Lawrence, has an area of 7,381,- 760 acres. It is traversed by the C. P. R. and St. Maurice River, and contains numerous small rivers and lakes. Capital, Batiscan. Pop. in 1871, 21,643; in 1891, 29,267.
Crossby, Peter Alfred. Lovell's gazetteer of British North America. (John Lovell & Son)., 1895
1897 - Steamship on the Rocks
Champlain, Que., June 27 - The steamship Turret Bay, Montreal for Sydney, C. B. is ashore at Point Aux Roches, near here. The vessel is in a dangerous position, resting on a rocky bottom. Attempts made by the vessel to pull herself off have been so far unavailing.
Boston Journal
Boston, Massachusetts
June 28, 1897
2023 - Here's a list of places to visit and things to do in Champlain, Québec:
Fort Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha!: This historic site is the birthplace of New France and offers a glimpse into the region's colonial past. Explore the reconstructed fort and learn about the early French settlers.

Musee de la Memoire Vivante: Located in Trois-Rivières, this museum is a treasure trove of local history. It tells the story of the Champlain region through interactive exhibits and artifacts.

Parc de la Rivière Batiscan: A perfect spot for nature lovers, this park offers hiking trails, picnicking areas, and a chance to see the stunning Batiscan River.

Domaine & Vins Gélinas: Discover the art of wine-making in this local vineyard. Take a tour and enjoy wine tasting sessions amid the picturesque vineyards.

La Cité de l'Énergie: Located in Shawinigan, this interactive museum explores the history and development of hydroelectric power in Québec. The highlight is a visit to the Shawinigan-2 hydroelectric power station.

La Mauricie National Park: Just a short drive from... Read MORE...


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