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Trois-Pistoles, Québec, Canada - Église de Notre-Dame-des-Neiges 30, rue Notre-Dame Est, Trois-Pistoles, QUÉBEC Established 1827 Source: Google maps

Trois-Pistoles is located 250 km northeast of Québec City on the south shore of the ST LAWRENCE R, between Rivière-du-Loup and Rimouski. According to legend, the name was given to the river at whose mouth the town is located because sailors once lost a silver goblet worth 3 gold pistoles in the river. BASQUES were among the fishermen and whale hunters who sailed to the river's estuary before John Cabot's explorations in N America. The remains of several ovens used to melt whale oil have been found on the island opposite the town, appropriately named Ile-aux-Basques.

The seigneury of Trois-Pistoles was granted to Denis de Vitré in 1687. The mission was served by priests from Kamouraska until 1783 and by missionaries 1783-1806, at which time the first resident priest arrived. The municipality's major economic activities were agriculture and forest resources.
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The village of Trois-Pistoles, Quebec relies on an annual influx of anglophone students during the 12 weeks of French immersion summer school for its local economy. The town hasn’t grown much since 1904 and its 1873 rail station stands unused.
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Église de Notre-Dame-des-Neiges
30, rue Notre-Dame Est, Trois-Pistoles, QUÉBEC
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Église de Notre-Dame-des-Neiges
30, rue Notre-Dame Est, Trois-Pistoles, QUÉBEC
Established 1827
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1870
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The seigneury of Trois-Pistoles was granted to Denis de Vitré in 1687.

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1713 - Parish of Trois-Pistoles is opened

Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique - Univeriste de Montreal
The mission of Trois-Pistoles was served by priests from Kamouraska until 1783 and by missionaries 1783-1806, at which time the first resident priest arrived.

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1827 - Église de Notre-Dame-des-Neiges established at Trois-Pistoles

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1832 - TROIS PISTOLES,
seigniory, in the co. of Rimouski, is bounded N.E. by Richard Rioux; S.W. (according to title) by Dartigny or Villerai; in the rear by waste lands; in front by the St. Lawrence. - 2 leagues in breadth and depth. Granted, Jan. 6, 1687, to Sieur de Vitre. - Besides the isles and islets in front, the Isles aux Basques are included in this grant. - This seigniory is divided into numerous fiefs. The surface is uneven, but the soil is generally good; in front it is light, and in some parts sandy; in the rear the soil is strong. There are 3 ranges of concessions, 2 of which are completely settled, and the third partially, having only 20 settlers: the farms are 42 arpents by 3. In the front range, which is most settled, two-thirds of the farms are under cultivation, in the 2nd range one-third, and in the 3rd range only 20 farms are cultivated. - The principal rivers are Trois Pistoles and its branches, the Riviere du Moulin which turns a saw-mill, the Ruisseau de l'Eglise which turns two... Read MORE...

1873
TROIS PISTOLES, a flourishing post village in Temiscouata co., Que., on the S. shore of the St. Lawrence, and on the I. R., 148 miles below Quebec. It contains a church, a convent flouring, carding and saw mills, about 15 stores, and a telegraph office. Pop. 650.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
1895 - Trois Pistoles
Trois Pistolés, a post-village in Temiscouata co., Quebec, on the S. shore of the St. Lawrence, and on the Intercolonial Railway, 148 miles below Quebec. It contains a church, a convent, flouring-, carding-, and saw-mills, and 15 stores. Pop. 650.
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
Trois Pistoles, a banking post-village of Temiscouata co., Quebec, on the S. shore of the St. Lawrence River and on the Intercolonial R., 148 miles below Quebec. It has lumber and pulp-mills. Pop. about 1000.
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
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Trois-Pistoles, Qué, Town, pop 3500 (2006c), 3635 (2001c), inc 1916. Trois-Pistoles is located 250 km northeast of Québec City on the south shore of the ST LAWRENCE R, between Rivière-du-Loup and Rimouski. According to legend, the name was given to the river at whose mouth the town is located because sailors once lost a silver goblet worth 3 gold pistoles in the river. BASQUES were among the fishermen and whale hunters who sailed to the river's estuary before John Cabot's explorations in N America. The remains of several ovens used to melt whale oil have been found on the island opposite the town, appropriately named Ile-aux-Basques.

The seigneury of Trois-Pistoles was granted to Denis de Vitré in 1687. The mission was served by priests from Kamouraska until 1783 and by missionaries 1783-1806, at which time the first resident priest arrived. The municipality's major economic activities were agriculture and forest resources. Trois-Pistoles is now a small service-industry town where... Read MORE...

2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Trois-Pistoles:
Trois-Pistoles Beach (Plage de Trois-Pistoles):

Start your visit by relaxing on the sandy shores of Trois-Pistoles Beach. It's an excellent spot for sunbathing, swimming, picnicking, or simply taking a leisurely stroll along the coastline. The view of the St. Lawrence River is breathtaking.

Rivière Trois-Pistoles Park:

Explore the Rivière Trois-Pistoles Park, a serene natural area along the river. You can hike along its trails, have a picnic, or simply enjoy the peaceful surroundings. It's a great place for birdwatching as well.

Ferme Sartigan:

Visit Ferme Sartigan, a working farm that offers tours and activities for the whole family. You can see farm animals, learn about agriculture, and even try your hand at milking a cow. It's an educational and fun experience.

Maison Hertel-de-la-Fresnière:

Immerse yourself in history by touring Maison Hertel-de-la-Fresnière. This heritage home provides insights into the life of the early settlers in Trois-Pistoles and the... Read MORE...

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