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Saint-Joachim, Montmorency, Québec, Canada - Église de Saint-Joachim 165, rue de l’Église, Saint-Joachim-de-Montmorency, QUÉBEC Established 1721 Source: Google maps

Saint-Joachim, Montmorency, Québec, Canada

Saint-Joachim-de-Montmorency is a parish municipality located in the regional county municipality of La Côte-de-Beaupré, in the Metropolitan Community of Quebec and in the administrative region of Capitale-Nationale. Saint-Joachim occupies an area of nearly 41 square kilometers.

Saint-Joachim was the first colonization site east of the Côte-de-Beaupré. It was chosen by Samuel de Champlain as a place of agricultural production in order to supply food to the population of Quebec.

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The parish was placed under the patronage of Saint Joachim because of its neighbor, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré. It seemed appropriate to put the "husband" next to the "mother" of Mary, mother of Jesus Christ.



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Église de Saint-Joachim
165, rue de l’Église, Saint-Joachim-de-Montmorency, QUÉBEC
Established 172
Saint-Joachim, Montmorency, Québec, Canada

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Église de Saint-Joachim
165, rue de l’Église, Saint-Joachim-de-Montmorency, QUÉBEC
Established 1721
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1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
Saint-Joachim, Montmorency, Québec, Canada

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1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
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1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
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Samuel de Champlain had the first dwellings and barns built there between 1626 and 1628.
Nevertheless, according to certain sources, the first establishments of farmers who cultivated wheat were born there in 1610. The colony was burned down during the attack of the Kirke brothers in 1628.

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It was in 1661 that the first religious mission was founded in Saint-Joachim. Families of settlers settled there and the place took the name of Petite-Ferme.
In fact, a school was opened there in the late 1660s by the priests of the Séminaire de Québec to teach the profession of farmer.
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In 1676, a school was opened there for students with physical disabilities and for young people with little discipline.

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1687 - St. Joachim established
The missions St. Joachim & Cap de la Madeleine de la Province de Quebec is established this year.

Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique - Univeriste de Montreal
In 1721, the parish of Saint-Joachim separated from that of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré. It was then that the parish was baptized Saint-Joachim because of the proximity of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré. Indeed, Saint Joachim was the husband of Saint Anne.

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On August 23, 1759, the parish church and all the other buildings were burnt down following fighting between the residents of the parish and the British troops.
This was one of the rare cases of civilian participation in this war. Father Philippe-René Robineau of Portneuf led the attack on the soldiers which resulted in the death of 7 to 35 parishioners.
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In 1779, the new church of Saint-Joachim was erected.

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1832 - The Parish of St. Joachim, Cote de Beaupre,
by a regulation made Sept. 20, 1721, confirmed by a decree of the council of state, March 3, 1722, extends 1 1/ 2 leagues along the St. Lawrence from Cap Tourmente E. to the R. Ste. Anne, W. and N. - This is one of the most beautiful parishes in Lower Canada; it is thickly inhabited and the lands are of good quality and in high cultivation, producing wheat and other grain very plentifully; it contains also some very luxuriant pasturage. Nearly all the farms in this parish were conceded prior to 1759, each extending 2 or 3 arpents in front by 1 1/ 2 league in depth, subject to a quit-rent of about 2 livres old currency per front arpent...

The parochial church has nothing remarkable in its exterior,, but the interior is decorated in the most elegant manner, and it would be difficult to select a parish in all the province whose inhabitants excel those of St. Joachim in social, moral, and religious duties. - In this parish, delightfully situated on a rising ground, at a short distance... Read MORE...

In 1855, during the process of municipal reorganization in Quebec, the municipality of the parish of Saint-Joachim was incorporated.

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1873
ST. JOACHIM, a post village and parish in Montmorency co., Que., on the N. shore of the St. Lawrence, 27 miles from Quebec. It contains a church and 5 or 6 stores Pop 923.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
1895 - Saint Joachim
Saint Joachim, a post-village in Montmorency co., Quebec, on the N. shore of the St. Lawrence, 27 miles N.E. of Quebec. It contains a church and 5 or 6 stores.
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
1906
Saint Joachim, a post-village of Montmorency co., Quebec, on the N. shore of the St. Lawrence, 27 miles NE. of Quebec on the Quebec R.
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
1908 - Prince of Wales Visited at St. Joachim
By Associated Press.
Quebec, July 27. - The Prince of Wales today visited the old French-Canadian village or St. Joachim, and was entertained at the summer establishment of Laval university. There was a regatta today between the crews of the British, French and American warships.
The Charlotte News
Charlotte, North Carolina
July 27, 1908
1920 - Damage estimated at $200,000 was done in St. Joachim, Que., last night when fire destroyed a sawmill and lumber yard, and five houses.

Vancouver Daily World
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
May 28, 1920
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in and around Saint-Joachim:
Montmorency Falls Park (Parc de la Chute-Montmorency): This is a must-visit attraction. The Montmorency Falls are even taller than Niagara Falls. You can take a cable car to the top for stunning views or walk along the suspension bridge. In the winter, the falls often freeze, creating a breathtaking ice sculpture.

Cycling and Hiking: The Montmorency Falls area offers several biking and hiking trails, such as the Sentier des Chutes, which provides excellent views of the falls. It's a great way to explore the natural beauty of the region.

Île d'Orléans: Take a short drive to Île d'Orléans, a picturesque island just east of Saint-Joachim. It's known for its agriculture, historic sites, and beautiful scenery. You can pick your own strawberries or apples at local farms, visit art galleries, and enjoy some of the best regional cuisine in Quebec.

Parc de la Chute-Montmorency Campground: If you're an outdoor enthusiast, consider camping at the campground within Montmorency Falls... Read MORE...

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