Before 1996, this part of the region was not connected to the road network from Havre-Saint-Pierre on, largely because of the numerous bridges required to cross the magnificent rivers you can now discover by car.
Wishing you an enjoyable drive!
|Castle of Baie-Johan-Beetz|
© Marc Loiselle, ACSL
This grand manor from a bygone era, built in 1897 and declared a historical monument in 1979, will make you relive the history of this great man and the town named after him.
|''The Galets'' of Natashquan |
© Marc Loiselle, ACSL
“GALETS” fishing camp
Over time, this place commonly referred to as the “Galets” became the town’s symbol, and was recently declared a historical site by the government of Québec.
Their granite foundations since polished by the tide, these former fishing warehouses have weathered time, winds and sea mist. Once owned by the fishermen of Natashquan and used to store tackle, salt and dry cod, and stow seal oil, they now belong to small independent local fisheries.
|Interpretation Centre ''Le Bord du Cap''|
© D. Poitras, ATR Duplessis
“BORD DU CAP” INTERPRETIVE CENTRE
You’ll come across the centre as you walk along the “early settlers trail,” a magnificent boardwalk stretching the length of the bay of Natashquan. A visit is a must to really familiarize yourself with the local lifestyle.
|The Old School of Natashquan |
© Charlotte Cormier
“VIEILLE ÉCOLE” schoolhouse
Now converted into a museum, this old schoolhouse houses an exhibit on Vigneault, who sang and wrote about his region and some of the colourful people who inhabited it.
A tour of the schoolhouse will introduce you to people who actually existed, and through Vigneault’s songs, you will gain a better understanding of how they lived. Songs about fishing, hunting and trapping, relations between aboriginals and non-aboriginals, secrets, dancing and music, and departures... You’ll feel the spirit of those who shaped the life and history of Natashquan.
Visitors often leave this schoolhouse filled with emotion, making it a meaningful way to discover Natashquan.
|''Trait de scie'', Aguanish|
© Mélissa Bélanger
During this 2- to 3-hour family adventure, you’ll also be able to admire giant holes drilled into the riverbed by the river current and rocks propelled by the turbulence. The holes are so polished they look like cooking pots, hence, their nickname, “the devil’s cooking pots.”