October 5, 2022

Jacques Cartier

Jacquet River Gorge
History, Landmarks, Video

Jacquet River Gorge

Jacquet River is a former municipality in Restigouche County and is now part of the municipality of Belledune. Most people agree that Jacquet River got its name for the famous French explorer, Jacques Cartier, who landed around this area. It…

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Bathurst
History, Landmarks

Bathurst

The Chaleur Region derives its designation from the Bay of Chaleur ( "The bay of warmth" ), so named by Jacques Cartier, the first European to visit the area. It was a warm summer day way back in 1534. Permanent…

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Miscou Island Lighthouse
Lighthouses, History, Landmarks

Miscou Island Lighthouse

Miscou Island is located in the Gulf of St. Lawrence at the northeastern tip of Gloucester County. It is separated from neighbouring Lamèque Island to the southwest by the Miscou Channel with both islands forming Miscou Harbour. Lamèque Island and Miscou…

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Miscou Island
Lighthouses, History, Landmarks

Miscou Island

Miscou Island is located in the Gulf of St. Lawrence at the northeastern tip of Gloucester County and is characterized by white sandy beaches, peat bogs, stunted trees, lakes, salt lagoons and a lighthouse at the northern tip, Miscou Point. …

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