Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
March 2005

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


Val d'Or


Val d'Or, a town in the County of Abitibi East, Quebec, on the Canadian National Railways, 344 miles northwest of Montreal. It was founded in 1934 and incorporated in 1937. Bourlamaque and Val d'Or are twin towns located in a valley rich in gold content. The population is very cosmopolitan. The most important towns in the vicinity are Bourlamaque, Malartic, Cadillac, Sullivan and Perron. Val d'Or is the commercial centre of a district which includes Lamaque Mining Company, Sigma Mines (Quebec), Sullivan Consolidated Mines, Siscoe Gold Mines, Perron Gold Mines, Canadian Malartic Gold Mines, East Malartic Mines, Sladen Malartic and Malartic Mines, Golden Manitou Mines, East Sullivan Mines and Louvicourt Goldfields. It has a public library, two high schools, a convent and a hospital. There are two weekly newspapers, La Gazette du Nord and The Stay. The combined population of Val d'Or and Bourlamaque is 10,000 [in 1948].

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE., ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. VI, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 398p., p. 226.


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