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Encyclopedia > Tadoussac, Quebec
Contemporary Tadoussac
Contemporary Tadoussac
Tadoussac in about 1612, illustrated by Samuel de Champlain
Tadoussac in about 1612, illustrated by Samuel de Champlain

Tadoussac is a village of 857 inhabitants (2005) in Quebec, Canada which was once an important seventeenth century French trading post. It is the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in Quebec, and the oldest surviving French established settlement in the Americas. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 536 pixelsFull resolution (1344 × 900 pixel, file size: 231 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 536 pixelsFull resolution (1344 × 900 pixel, file size: 231 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 780 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1210 × 930 pixel, file size: 248 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Tadoussac - circa 1612 - From Samuel de Champlains diagram. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 780 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1210 × 930 pixel, file size: 248 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Tadoussac - circa 1612 - From Samuel de Champlains diagram. ... Statue symbolizing Samuel de Champlain in Ottawa. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ...

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Geography

Tadoussac is located where the Saguenay River meets the St-Laurence river on the North side. The first is not very deep and brings cold fresh water into a very deep second where the water is salted. The water swirls with fresh water into the deep salted one creating an incredible area of fauna and flora where krill dwells. This has become a privileged area for whale feeding. The Saguenay River is a major river of Quebec, Canada. ...


Tadoussac is the east end of the Baie-Ste-Catherine / Tadoussac ferry, which offers free and frequent service across the Saguenay River and is part of Quebec Route 138 and the main link to Sept-Îles. The ferryboat Dongan Hills, filled with commuters, about to dock at a New York City pier, circa 1945. ... Quebec Route 138 is one of the oldest highways in Canada. ... Sept-ÃŽles (French for Seven Islands)is a city in the Côte-Nord region of eastern Quebec, Canada. ...


History

Tadoussac was France's first trading post on the mainland of New France. It was established in 1599 by Francis Grave (a merchant) and Pierre Chauvin (a captain of the French Royal navy) when they acquired a fur trade monopoly from Henry IV. The establishment of Tadoussac as the first French colony at the mouth of the Saint Lawrence River was a direct result of their desire to profit from its location. Grave and Chauvin built a settlement near the waterway's shore, however, only five out of 16 men with them survived the first winter. Tadoussac remained the only seaport of the Saint Lawrence River for 30 years. A trading post is a place where trading of goods takes place. ... Capital Quebec Language(s) French Religion Roman Catholicism Government Monarchy King See List of French monarchs Governor See list of Governors Legislature Sovereign Council of New France Historical era Ancien Régime in France  - Royal Control 1655  - Articles of Capitulation of Quebec 1759  - Articles of Capitulation of Montreal 1760  - Treaty... An Alberta fur trader in the 1890s. ... This article is about the economic term. ... Henry IV of France, also Henry III of Navarre (13 December 1553 – 14 May 1610), ruled as King of France from 1589 to 1610 and King of Navarre from 1572 to 1610. ... a broat veiew of the St LAwrence River, with a Quebec City on a background The Saint Lawrence River (In French: fleuve Saint-Laurent) is a large south west-to-north east flowing river in the middle latitudes of North America, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. ... a broat veiew of the St LAwrence River, with a Quebec City on a background The Saint Lawrence River (In French: fleuve Saint-Laurent) is a large south west-to-north east flowing river in the middle latitudes of North America, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. ...


The Bay of Tadoussac was a centre of whalehunting. Tourists discovered the village in the 19th century. The large hotel building in Tadoussac dates from 1864.


Present day

The modern village of Tadoussac lies not very far from the original settlement, at the mouth of the Saguenay River. It is known as a tourist destination, mostly because of its facilities for whale watching and because of the rugged beauty of the Saguenay fjord. The Saguenay River is a major river of Quebec, Canada. ... Whale watching off the coast of Bar Harbor, Maine. ...


The entire area is either rural or still in a wilderness state, with several federal and provincial natural parks and preserves competing for prestigious spots. Tadoussac encompasses the first marine national park of Canada. The nearest urban agglomeration is Saguenay about 100 km (63 miles) west. Saguenay (officially Ville de Saguenay) is a city (2001 population: 148,050) in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec, Canada, on the Saguenay River, about 200 kilometres north of Quebec City. ...


The film based on the 1981 novel The Hotel New Hampshire was shot at the Hotel Tadoussac. This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ...


Museums

  • Old chapel (the oldest wooden church in Canada and USA)[1]
  • trading post of Pierre Chauvin
  • CIMM (Centre d'interprétation des mammifères marins), translated as Center of Marine Mammal Interpretation

External links

Wikimedia Commons has media related to:
  • Tadoussac website
  • The CIMM in Tadoussac

Coordinates: 48°09′N, 69°43′W Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Tadoussac, Quebec - definition of Tadoussac, Quebec in Encyclopedia (182 words)
Tadoussac was France's first trading post on the mainland of New France (now in Quebec, Canada).
The modern village of Tadoussac lies not very far from the original settlement, at the mouth of the Saguenay River.
It is known as a tourist destination, mostly because of its facilities for whale watching and because of the rugged beauty of the Saguenay fjord.
Project SeaWolf: GRACE UNDER PRESSURE: The Controversy of Boating with Orcas (1139 words)
Tadoussac, harbouring a modest population of 840 residents, is noted for its excellent hospitality and exquisite regional fare.
Tadoussac is reached by Highway 138 from points east in Québec and Ontario.
Tadoussac is a part of the greater Manicouagan region: Tourisme Québec prints a selection of comprehensive tour guides for free distribution.
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