Havre-Saint-Pierre, Quebec, Canada
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Approdximately 2½ Hours
Meals not included
Located 500 miles from Quebec City, the port town of Havre St Pierre is home to just 3,500 souls. It was founded in 1857 by six fishing families from Iles-de-la-Madeleine. Originally known as Pointe-aux-Esquimaux (Eskimo Point), the town was renamed Havre-Saint-Pierre after the patron saint of fishermen in 1927. The local residents refer themselves as Cayens, and are very proud of their Acadian heritage. For many years fishing, hunting and lumber were the main industries of the village but, today, mining surpasses them all.
This walking tour takes you on a journey into the local lifestyle, as well as introducing you to the historical and economic background. Taste the other-worldly cloudberry pie at a local restaurant.
The Roland Jomphe culture house in an old general store holds a permanent exhibit whose theme is The Other Story. It timelines the history of Havre-Saint-Pierre, from its founding until today. The Interpretive Center is conveniently located in the port area and provides an opportunity to learn more about the local Cayens in a self-guided visit.
Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes