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Matane, Québec, Canada

Poised on the St. Lawrence estuary at the gateway to Gaspésie, Matane boasts an outstanding location. Its name originates in a Mi’kmaq word for “beaver pond”.
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Matane includes: Saint-Jérome-de-Matane, Petit-Matane and Saint-Luc-de-Matane.



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  • In 1672, the land on both sides of the Matane River was granted as a seignory to Mathieu D'Amours, which led to the first settlements shortly after.

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  • In 1845, the place was first incorporated as the Municipality of Matane, but dissolved two years later.

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  • In 1855, it was reestablished as the Parish Municipality of Saint-Jérôme-de-Matane, named after the local parish.

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  • In 1893, the main population centre at the mouth of the Matane River separated from the parish municipality and was incorporated as the Village Municipality of Saint-Jérôme-de-Matane.

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  • Matane, Québec, Canada
    L'Eglise
    Postcard
  • Matane, Québec, Canada
    Ecole Modele, 1907
    Postcard
  • Matane, Québec, Canada
    Early street view, North of Rue principale (main street)
    Postcard
  • Matane, Québec, Canada
    The Lighthouse
    Postcard
  • Matane, Québec, Canada
    New Belle Plage Hotel
    Matane sur Mer
    Postcard
  • 1937 - Matane became City of Matane


  • Matane, Québec, Canada
    Ave. St-Jerome
    Postcard
  • Matane, Québec, Canada
    Hotel Bernier, 1951
    Postcard
  • On September 26, 2001, the neighbouring municipalities of Petit-Matane, Saint-Luc-de-Matane, and Saint-Jérôme-de-Matane were amalgamated into the Town of Matane.

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Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Matane, Québec, Canada


Matane, Québec, Canada
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L'Eglise
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Matane, Québec, Canada
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Ecole Modele, 1907
Postcard

Matane, Québec, Canada
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Early street view, North of Rue principale (main street)
Postcard

Matane, Québec, Canada
Pinterest
The Lighthouse
Postcard

Matane, Québec, Canada
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New Belle Plage Hotel
Matane sur Mer
Postcard

Matane, Québec, Canada
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Ave. St-Jerome
Postcard

Matane, Québec, Canada
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Hotel Bernier, 1951
Postcard

History, News and Stories of Matane, Québec, Canada

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  • In 1672, the land on both sides of the Matane River was granted as a seignory to Mathieu D'Amours, which led to the first settlements shortly after.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • In 1845, the place was first incorporated as the Municipality of Matane, but dissolved two years later.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • In 1855, it was reestablished as the Parish Municipality of Saint-Jérôme-de-Matane, named after the local parish.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • In 1893, the main population centre at the mouth of the Matane River separated from the parish municipality and was incorporated as the Village Municipality of Saint-Jérôme-de-Matane.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1937 - Matane became City of Matane
  • On September 26, 2001, the neighbouring municipalities of Petit-Matane, Saint-Luc-de-Matane, and Saint-Jérôme-de-Matane were amalgamated into the Town of Matane.

    www.wikipedia.org

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