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Bonaventure, Québec, Canada - Église de Saint-Bonaventure, est. 1860 99, rue Grand-Pré, Bonaventure, QUÉBEC wikipedia

Saint-Bonaventure is a municipality in the Drummond Regional County Municipality of southwestern Quebec.

Officially created on January 1 of the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty-seven in the territory of the canton of Upton, the municipality of Saint-Bonaventure is detached from the municipality of Saint-Guillaume...

Located geographically at the limits of the Seigneurie de Guire of royalist allegiance and French, in the British canton of Upton registered in 1792, the village is officially designated "Parish of Saint-Bonaventure" by a Catholic bishopric in 1856...

Like so many other villages around the world, Saint Bonaventure developed near water. The "Rivière-aux-Vaches", coming from Saint-Majorique, crosses the municipality and continues its course towards Saint-Pie-de-Guire and Saint-François-du-Lac. This river is truly responsible for the development of the first community of settlers...

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Église de Saint-Bonaventure, est. 1860
99, rue Grand-Pré, Bonaventure, QUÉBEC
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Église de Saint-Bonaventure, est. 1860
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1760 - The first permanent European settlement of Bonaventure was in 1760 by Acadian refugees who had successfully avoided the expulsion of Acadians that had begun in 1755.

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1791 - Bonaventure parish opened

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1855 - Église de Saint-Bonaventure established at Saint-Bonaventure

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Indeed, on July 1, 1855, the municipality of the township of Upton-Partie-Nord-Est was born and its territory was divided in 1867 into two distinct municipalities: Saint-Guillaume and Saint-Bonaventure.

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1890 - St Bonaventure
"St Bonaventure, vil.. Quebec, co. Drummond, 30 m. NE. of St Hyacinthe. P. of sub-district 1,063"
The Pocket Atlas and Gazetteer of the Dominion of Canada John George Bartholomew John Murdoch Harper January 1, 1890 London : J. Walker
1906 - Saint Bonaventure
Saint Bonaventure, a post-village of Yamaska co, Quebec, 30 miles from St. Hyacinthe. Pop 300.
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
1975 - Tornado
If the humble and old houses of the settlers resisted it as best they could, the tornado of July 25, 1975 unfortunately resulted in the loss of human lives and mourned, suddenly, the inhabitants of Saint-Bonaventure and the surrounding area. After this tragedy, the entire population, both in the ranks and in the village, will respond to the destructive and murderous anger of the winds by rebuilding houses, barns and stores, and this with the same fierce determination that the elders had shown when founding parish.
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2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Bonaventure, Quebec:
Bonaventure River: The Bonaventure River is the centerpiece of the town and offers excellent opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, and tubing. The crystal-clear waters are teeming with salmon, making it a prime spot for fishing. You can rent equipment locally or join guided tours to explore the river.

Bioparc de la Gaspésie: This wildlife park is home to various native species, including moose, deer, and black bears. It's an excellent place to learn about the local fauna and enjoy a leisurely stroll through beautiful natural surroundings.

Bonaventure Island and Percé Rock National Park: Just a short drive from Bonaventure, this national park is famous for its iconic Percé Rock and the largest bird sanctuary in North America. You can take a boat tour to the island to see thousands of nesting seabirds, including puffins, guillemots, and gannets.

Cycling and Hiking: Bonaventure offers an extensive network of cycling and hiking trails that wind through forests, along the coast,... Read MORE...

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