Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
July 2007

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


Des Prairies River


Des Prairies, river, a channel of the Ottawa river that separates the island of Montreal from isle Jésus. It is sometimes known as the Back river; but the name Des Prairies is found on a map as early as 1650. It was the name of a French pilot (see Father Vimont's Jesuit Relation, 1640).

Source: W. Stewart WALLACE, The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 202.


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