Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
March 2005

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


Cascapedia River


Cascapedia river, in Bonaventure county, Quebec, rises in a lake near the Shickshock mountains, in Matane county, and falls into New Richmond harbour, on Chaleur bay. It has a length of 75 miles, and is a famous stream for trout and salmon. Parallel to it, at a distance of 6 or 7 miles runs the Little Cascapedia river, which is 50 miles long, and forks off into two branches, 20 miles from its mouth. The name Cascapedia is derived from the Micmac language, but its meaning is disputed.

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 10.


© 2005 Claude Bélanger, Marianopolis College