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Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Montréal, Québec, Canada - Église de Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Established 1703

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue is located on the western tip of Île de Montréal, about 35 km west of MONTRÉAL. Its shoreline, bathed by the waters of lakes Deux-Montagnes and Saint-Louis, has made the town popular for pleasure boating and yachting. The canal (1843) linking the two lakes is a national historic site and remains the busiest in the province.

The town took its name in 1878, the year it was incorporated as a village. The name Bellevue, which refers to the panoramic view from the western end of Île de Montréal, is reminiscent of the fief of Bellevue that was granted to two brothers, Louis and Gabriel de Berthé, in 1672...

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Église de Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue
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Panorama of Macdonald Agricultural College, Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Que.
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Poultry Buildings, Macdonald College, 1909
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1703 - Église de Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue established at Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue

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Around 1712, René-Charles de Breslay, local parish priest from 1703 to 1719, got caught in a fierce snowstorm. He fell from his horse, broke his leg on the ice, and lost the horse. Breslay was allegedly saved through the intervention by Sainte Anne,
after which he built a chapel dedicated to her at the westernmost point of Montreal Island next to Fort Senneville and Tourtes Island (Île aux Tourtes). Two years later, the parish was reestablished and took the name Sainte-Anne-du-Bout-de-l'Île.
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From the early 1800s the town of Sainte-Anne became a place of literary pilgrimage after Thomas Moore the famous Irish composer wrote one of his most celebrated works Canadian Boat Song here.

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1832 - The Parish of Ste. Anne,
by a regulation made Sept. 20, 1721, confirmed by an Order in Council, Mar. 3, 1722, was erected at the upper end of the island, and contains the extent between the R. de l'Orme N. and the Cote de Pointe Claire S., and also the upper part of Isle Perrot. The greatest extent of land possessed by one person is 360 arpents. All the P. is conceded, and the greater part previous to 1759, and the portion conceded since, in farms of 3 arpents by 30, pay the same rent, viz. one sol per front arpent and half a bushel of wheat for every 20 superficial arpents.

Population 625
Churches, R.C. 1
Cures 1
Presbyteries 1
Corn-mills 1

Name of church - Ste. Anne
A Topographical Dictionary of The Province of Lower Canada by Joseph Bouchette, Esq., London, 1832
In 1835, the local post office opened at Sainte-Anne.

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In 1843, the Sainte-Anne Canal was completed, resulting in a large amount of travellers and merchants passing through the village.

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1854 (Sainte-Anne) - the Grand Trunk Railway was built through the area

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In 1878, the main settlement was incorporated as a separate village municipality, and the parish municipality was renamed to Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue that same year.

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1887 - Canadian Pacific Railway came to Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue

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1890 - Ste. Anne de Bellevue
"Ste. Anne de Bellevue, vil., Quebec, co. Jacques Cartier, 21 m. W. of Montreal. P. 1,163. It is a favourite summer resort."
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John George Bartholomew John Murdoch Harper January 1, 1890 London : J. Walker
1906
Sainte Anne de Bellevue, a post-town of Jacques Cartier co., Quebec, on the Canadian Pacific and Grand Trunk Rs., 21 miles from Montreal, its banking point. Pop. in 1901, 1343.
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
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Qué, Town, pop 5197 (2006c), 5062 (2001c), inc 1895. Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue is located on the western tip of Île de Montréal, about 35 km west of MONTRÉAL. Its shoreline, bathed by the waters of lakes Deux-Montagnes and Saint-Louis, has made the town popular for pleasure boating and yachting. The canal (1843) linking the two lakes is a national historic site and remains the busiest in the province.

The town took its name in 1878, the year it was incorporated as a village. The name Bellevue, which refers to the panoramic view from the western end of Île de Montréal, is reminiscent of the fief of Bellevue that was granted to two brothers, Louis and Gabriel de Berthé, in 1672.

The town's geographic location, close to the entrance of the Ottawa River and the Upper St Lawrence, made it an important river port, particularly during the FUR TRADE era. The well-known explorer and fur trader Simon FRASER lived here. His house is now a historic site. The town's... Read MORE...

2023 - Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue is a charming town located on the western tip of the Island of Montreal, offering a mix of history, nature, and vibrant local culture. Here's a list of places to visit and things to do:
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal National Historic Site:

Take a leisurely stroll along the historic canal, which played a significant role in the development of Montreal. The charming waterfront and the locks provide a picturesque setting for a relaxing afternoon.

Morgan Arboretum:

Nature lovers will enjoy exploring Morgan Arboretum, a beautiful natural reserve with trails winding through a diverse collection of trees and plants. It's a great place for hiking, birdwatching, or simply enjoying the tranquility of the outdoors.

Sainte-Anne Street:

Wander through the quaint Sainte-Anne Street, lined with historic buildings, shops, and cafes. It's a perfect spot for a leisurely stroll, and you might discover some unique boutiques and art galleries along the way.

Ecomuseum Zoo:

Located nearby in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, the Ecomuseum Zoo is a family-friendly attraction that showcases the wildlife of Quebec. It's an educational and entertaining experience, with a focus on... Read MORE...

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