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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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Matane Nostalgia: Vintage Photos, Ads, and Postcards

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Ecole Modele, 1907
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Early street view, North of Rue principale (main street)
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Early street view, North of Rue principale (main street)
The Lighthouse
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Hotel Bernier, 1951
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Hotel Bernier, 1951

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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.
The Lordship of Matane was granted to Sieur Mathieu D'Amours de Chauffours. Many fishermen then settled in the region to fish for cod and salmon.

The first settlements were made shortly after the concession of the seigneury of Matane in 1672 to Mathieu Damours, on both sides of the river.
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Read more about Mathieu DAMOUR (D'AMOURS) dit DESCHAUFOURS
In 1845, the place was first incorporated as the Municipality of Matane, but dissolved two years later.
First established as the municipality of Matane in 1845, which became part of the county municipality in 1847, the current municipality, borrowing its name from the religious parish, was officially created in 1855. Saint-Jérôme was a famous father of the Church , born around 347 and died in 420.
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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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Mother parish of Matane, Saint-Jérôme-de-Matane is considered to have been founded in 1662, although it was not erected until 200 years later, in 1861.

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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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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.

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2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in and around Matane:
Matane Wildlife Reserve (Réserve faunique de Matane): Explore the breathtaking wilderness of Matane by visiting this wildlife reserve. It's a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, offering opportunities for hiking, camping, fishing, and wildlife watching. Keep an eye out for moose, black bears, and a variety of bird species.

Matane River Park (Parc de la Rivière Matane): Stroll along the scenic riverside pathways in this park. It's an excellent spot for a leisurely walk, picnicking, and enjoying the serene ambiance of the Matane River. In the summer, you can rent kayaks and canoes for a relaxing paddle on the water.

Matane Lighthouse (Phare de Matane): Visit the iconic Matane Lighthouse, which stands as a symbol of the town's maritime heritage. You can take a guided tour to learn about its history and enjoy panoramic views of the St. Lawrence River from the top.

Matane Beach (Plage de Matane): If you're visiting during the warmer months, spend some time at Matane Beach. Relax on... Read MORE...

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