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Boucherville, Québec, Canada - Ste-Famille, Boucherville, est. 1680 Wikipedia

Boucherville, Québec, Canada

Boucherville is a city located on the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River in the province of Quebec, Canada. It is situated just northeast of Montreal and is part of the Greater Montreal Area.

Boucherville has a rich history dating back to the 17th century when it was first settled by French colonists. The city's name is believed to be derived from Pierre Boucher, one of the early settlers and a prominent figure in New France. Over the years, Boucherville developed as a thriving agricultural and trading community.

French is the predominant language spoken in Boucherville, reflecting the majority linguistic and cultural heritage of Quebec.



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Ste-Famille, Boucherville, est. 1680
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1891 Electoral District of Chambly & Vercheres, Quebec
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Hôtel de Ville de BOUCHERVILLE
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Hôtel de Ville de BOUCHERVILLE
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100 Boul. de Mortagne
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Le Biftheque
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Club de Golf
300 Boul. Mortagne
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300 Boul. Mortagne
Restaurant Kailua
450 Rue Mortagne
Boucherville, Québec, Canada

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450 Rue Mortagne
La Saulaie
Restaurant des gourmets Boucherville
1161 Boul. Marie=Victorin
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La Saulaie
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1161 Boul. Marie=Victorin
Restaurant Novello
680 Boul. De Montbrun, bureau A
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680 Boul. De Montbrun, bureau A
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643 Marie Victorin Blvd.
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1550 Montarville, Exit 95
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450 De Mortgagne, #1
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1667 - Boucherville is founded as a seigneurial parish by Pierre Boucher. Pierre Boucher begins farming this year but does not receive his seigneury until 1672 when he builds a palisade to protect the community from the Iroquois.

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Boucherville
Boucherville, Qué, pop 36 253 (2001c), 34 989 (1996c), incorporated as a city in 1957, is now a borough of the new city of Longueuil, created in January 2002 by the amalgamation of 8 distinct municipalities. Boucherville stretches for 7 km along the South Shore of the St Lawrence River connected to Montréal by the tunnel-bridge Louis-Hippolyte-Lafontaine (1967).

Boucherville is one of the oldest municipalities in Québec. In 1668, Pierre Boucher began farming in the area and 4 years later received his seigneury, consisting of Îles-Percées and the adjacent islands. Boucher secured the community against Iroquois attack by constructing a palisade. In 1843 a tragic fire destroyed almost the entire village. In 1856, Boucherville divided into 2 distinct municipalities: village and parish. In 1956, the parish lots with frontage on the St Lawrence River rejoined the village and a year later Boucherville was incorporated as a city. In 1963, the remaining territory of the municipality of the... Read MORE...

1680 - Église de la Sainte-Famille established at Boucherville

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1817 - 25 Below Zero
The Thermometer was 25 degrees below zero, at Boucherville, Canada, on the 15th inst.
Albany Advertiser
Albany, New York
March 1, 1817
1832 - BOUCHERVILLE,
seigniory, on the S. side of the St. Lawrence is in the co. of Chambly; bounded W. by the fief Tremblay, E. by the S. of Varennes and by Montarville in the rear. 114 arpents in front by two leagues in depth. Granted, 3d Nov. 1672, to Seiur Boucher and now belongs to Madame Boucherville. - The quality of the land, if not of the first class, is far above mediocrity, being for the most part a lightish mould inclining towards sand, and, with careful husbandry, by no means deficient in fertility. Nearly the whole is under cultivation, and generally produces very good average crops of all sorts. - The wood remaining is inconsiderable in quantity and only of inferior kinds. - Two small rivulets that fall into the St. Lawrence partially water this S. towards the front, one of which works the seignorial mill. There is no stream in the lower part. - A main road leads from the village of Boucherville to the Richelieu and thence to Chambly: several other roads, well kept up, pass through all the... Read MORE...

1834 - 94 Degrees
At Boucherville, the fashionable watering place of Lower Canada, fifteen miles from Montreal, the mercury, on Sunday last stood in the shade, at 94 degrees.
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New York
July 21, 1834
1838 - November 13 - Lower Canada Rebellion - Boucherville rebels disperse on the arrival of the militia

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1843 - Awful Conflagration the Village of Boucherville in Ashon
At the late fire at Boucherville, near Montreal, 52 houses, besides other buildings, were destroyed. Before the fire, it was one of the prettiest villages on the banks of the St. Lawrence.

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June 27, 1843


From the Montreal Herald of Wednesday.

It is our melancholy duty to record one of the most disastrous events which Providence sees fit to direct against the works of man. The village of Boucherville, which stand about ten miles below Montreal, on the opposite side of the river, and contained a population of over a thousand souls, is no longer in existance. Yesterday morning the bright sun rose upon its happy dwellings, and its cheerful looking spires; at night be set, but the wretched inhabitants wept in anguish over the ashes of their homes.

The village was built on the right bank of the St. Lawrence, fronting the river for about a mile, and four principal streets ran back to the rear. There may have been about two hundred houses, most of... Read MORE...

In 1856, Boucherville divided into 2 distinct municipalities: village and parish.

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1873
BOUCHERVILLE, an incorporated village in Chambly co., Que., prettily situated on the south shore of the St. Lawrence, 9 miles from Montreal. It has a telegraph office and several stores. Pop. 767.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
1890 - September 10, 1890 - Charles Berger discovers gold at Boucherville.

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1895 - Boucherville
Boucherville, boo'shair'veel', a village in Chambly co., Quebec, on the south shore of the St. Lawrence, 9 miles below Montreal. Pop. 767.
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
In 1956, the parish lots with frontage on the St Lawrence River rejoined the village and a year later Boucherville was incorporated as a city

www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/ en/ article/ boucherville/
In 1963, the remaining territory of the municipality of the parish and the city of Boucherville merged.

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In 2002, Boucherville lost its municipal status when it was amalgamated into the new city of Longueuil.

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2023 - Whether you're a resident or a visitor, there are plenty of places to go and things to do in and around Boucherville. Here's a list:
Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville:

Start your adventure with a visit to this stunning national park situated on the nearby islands. Enjoy hiking, cycling, birdwatching, kayaking, and picnicking amidst beautiful landscapes.

Boucherville Islands Bike Path:

Rent a bike and explore the picturesque bike paths that wind through the Boucherville Islands, offering scenic views of the St. Lawrence River.

Le Club de Golf de Boucherville:

Golf enthusiasts can tee off at this 18-hole golf course with well-maintained fairways and greens. It's a great way to spend a sunny afternoon.

Château Boucherville:

Take a leisurely walk around Château Boucherville, an elegant historic mansion, and its well-kept gardens. The building is an architectural gem.

L'Île des Soeurs:

Just a short drive away, you'll find Île des Soeurs (Nuns' Island), which boasts beautiful parks, walking trails, and stunning views of the city skyline.

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