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Tadoussac, La Haute-Côte-Nord, Québec, Canada - 1863 Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1948-108-1  www.collectionscanada.gc.ca

In Quebec, you will never find Quebecers who do not know Tadoussac, the oldest village in Canada, founded in 1600, long before Quebec on the banks of the Saint-Laurent. The village is located at the entrance to the Saguenay Fjord, unique in North America, surrounded by sand dunes and with a charming little lake in the heart of the village.

And yet, this small village has only a population of 830.

Tadoussac is located in the administrative region of Côte-Nord and is part of the Regional County Municipality of La Haute-Côte-Nord.

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1603 - March 15, 1603 - Samuel de Champlain leaves Honfleur [France]
With fur trader Pont-Gravé and Pierre de Monts on Aymar de Chaste's ship 'Bonne Renomme'; his First major voyage to Canada; will survey the region with a view to future settlement; will spend the winter at Tadoussac, and on his return publishes an account of his voyage: Des Sauvages. Honfleur, France

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1611 - July 20 - Samuel de Champlain leaves Québec for Tadoussac, Québec, then back to France.

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1620 - 1620, July 7 - Hélène de Champlain arrives in New France
Samuel de Champlain's young wife enchants the local native children, who admire her clothes and ask her to sing. Tadoussac, Québec

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1628 - July 10 - David Kirke & Lewis Kirke capture Tadoussac, Miscou, and Cap Tourmente, and seize supply ship of the Hundred Associates; leave Québec when Samuel de Champlain makes a show of strength and refuses to surrender

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1662 - October 27 - Pierre de Monts and Pierre Boucher arrive at Tadoussac with 100 soldiers.

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1663 - December 16 - French West India Company is dissolved by royal edict
After heavy losses in wars with the English and Dutch; founded by Jean-Baptiste Colbert in 1664 to replace the Compagnie des cent-associés; supposed to populate Canada, using the profits of the Guadeloupe sugar trade; 1665 sent the Régiment Carignan-Salières to New France, to provide security against Iroquois invasion, and contributed to the settlement of the colony, by the arrival of 1200 men from the Dauphiné, Liguria, Piedmont and Savoy; Charles Aubert de La Chesnaye, fur trader in Tadoussac between 1663 and 1666, was general clerk of the Company from 1666-69, and after the dissolution of the company, held the fur monopoly from 1675-81. Le Havre, France

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In 1866, the Tadoussac Hotel and Sea Beating Co. had the first Grand Hotel built in Tadoussac. For more than a century, Tadoussac has been one of the top tourist spots in North America.

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1873
TADOUSAC, a post village and watering place of Quebec, capital of the co. of Saguenay, situated at the east entrance of the Saguenay river, about 5 miles above its confluence with the St Lawrence, on a semicircular terrace at the top of a beautiful bay with a sandy beach, hemmed in by mountains of solid rock, 25 miles from Riviere du Loup, 130 miles from Quebec. It has a good hotel, and a number of handsome villas, including one built by His Excellency Earl Dufferin, and is much frequented by tourists aid health seekers during the summer months. Tadousac, apart from its pleasant situation as a watering place, is interesting from the circumstance of its having been at an early period the capital of the French settlements, and for a long time was one of the chief fur trading posts. Here are the ruins of a Jesuit religious establishment, which are considered a great curiosity although nothing remains but the foundations upon which the ancient edifice rested. It is confidently asserted... Read MORE...

1883 - Tadoussac
Tadoussac is situated at the mouth of the far famed Saguenay river, 132 miles below Quebec. The harbour is small, but well protected and capable of affording anchorage and refuge to 20 or 25 large ships. The water rises twenty-one feet at high tide. The small village of Tadoussac is charmingly built on a semi-circular terrace surrounded by mountains. The
terrace is composed of alluvial sand, has an elevation of about fifty feet and is washed at its base by the waters of the Saguenay which are there mixed with those of the St. Lawrence. The beach is sandy, hard and quite suited for taking baths. The western point of the terrace is formed by an abrupt rock stretching into the waters of the Saguenay. There the french had erected a redoute commanding the Saguenay, the village and the basin. This stretching rock gives to the harbour its semi-circular from. Here the rock takes the name of Ilet Point. On the terrace appear the few houses of the village, surrounding the old chapel. This... Read MORE...

1889 - Église de la Sainte-Croix established at Tadoussac

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1895 - Tadoussac
Tadousac, a post-village and watering, place of Quebec, capital of the co. of Saguenay, situated at the E. entrance of the Saguenay River, 5 miles above its confluence with the St. Lawrence, 25 miles from Rivière du Loup, and 130 miles from Quebec. It has a good hotel and a number of handsome villas, and is much frequented by tourists and health-seekers during the summer months. It was at an early period the capital of the French settlements, and for a long time was one of the chief fur-trading, posts. Tadousac contains several grist- and saw-mills" as a large lumber-trade. Salmon and other fish are plentiful in the waters here. Pop. 765.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott


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1906
Tadousac, a post-village of Quebec, in Saguenay district, situated at the E. entrance of the Saguenay River, 5 miles above its confluence with the St. Lawrence and 21 miles from Fraserville, its banking point. It has a number of handsome villas and is much frequented by tourists and health-seekers during the summer months. It was at an early period the capital of the French settlements and for a long time was one of the chief fur-trading posts. Pop. in 1901, 511.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
Tadoussac
Tadoussac, Québec, Village, pop 850 (2006c), 870 (2001c), inc 1899. Tadoussac is located at the confluence of the Saguenay and St Lawrence rivers, 210 km northeast of Québec City. In the Montagnais language, its name means "nipples" or "breasts," from the rounded hills found here.

When Europeans arrived, Tadoussac was already an important trading centre for Indigenous peoples of the north and south shores of the St Lawrence. This activity drew European traffickers by the mid-16th century. Pierre Chauvin tried in vain to establish a colony here in 1600, and it was here that Samuel de Champlain concluded a first treaty between Europeans and the Montagnais-Naskapi (1603). Tadoussac was captured by Sir David Kirke in 1628 but was returned to France later. A major fur-trading centre from the 17th century on, Tadoussac gained a new and lasting role in the 19th century - forestry and tourism. Chauvin's habitation has been reconstructed. One of the oldest wooden chapels in North America... Read MORE...

2023 - Here's a list of places to visit and things to do in Tadoussac, La Haute-Côte-Nord, Québec:
Tadoussac Bay: Start your journey with the breathtaking views of Tadoussac Bay. The meeting point of the Saguenay River and the St. Lawrence River provides an incredible backdrop for relaxation and photography.

Whale Watching Tours: Tadoussac is renowned as one of the best places for whale watching in the world. Various companies offer boat tours where you can spot minke, humpback, and blue whales, as well as belugas. It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Parc National du Fjord-du-Saguenay: If you're a nature enthusiast, this national park is a must-visit. Enjoy hiking trails, stunning viewpoints, and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Saguenay Fjord.

Tadoussac Chapel: Explore the historic Tadoussac Chapel, built in 1747. It's one of the oldest wooden churches in Canada and provides a glimpse into the region's colonial history.

Pointe de l'Islet: Take a walk to Pointe de l'Islet for panoramic views of the bay and surrounding landscapes. It's a great spot for a picnic or ... Read MORE...

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