Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
January 2005

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia




Kamouraska, a county in Quebec, lying south of the St. Lawrence river, opposite Murray Bay , and between L'Islet and Témiscouata counties. The name is an Indian word signifying "where there are rushes on the other side of the river." County town, Kamouraska. Pop. 25,535 [in 1948]. Kamouraska is also a village in Kamouraska county, Quebec, on the south shore of the St. Lawrence, 29 miles south-west of Rivière-du-Loup. It lies directly in front of St. Pascal, on the Canadian National Railway, and is a popular summer resort.

Source : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. III, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 396p., p. 320.

© 2005 Claude Bélanger, Marianopolis College