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More interesting facts on Quebec
- the traditional oral rules for leadership selection at the Rapid Lake Indian reserve in Quebec were put down in writing for the first time in 1996?
- the Gens de Terre River in Quebec, Canada, has a 25 km (15.5 mi) section with continuous whitewater while flowing through 25 m (80 ft) high cliffs?
- the Gouin Reservoir in Quebec, Canada is not one contiguous body of water, but the collective name for a series of lakes with highly irregular shapes?
- priest Benjamin Pâquet was such a controversial figure in 19th-century Quebec that his possible nomination to bishopry was rejected for three different dioceses?
- one of the largest fish culture stations in Quebec, Canada, is in Lac-des-Écorces?
- half of all Quebec's program spending for the Eastern Habitat Joint Venture is devoted to the nationally significant wetlands in the biosphere reserve and region of Lac Saint-Pierre?
- in 1975, Tivi Etok, a Quebec artist, was the first Inuk printmaker to have a collection of his own prints released?
- on September 9, 1949, Albert Guay blew up a Douglas DC-3 over Sault-au-Cochon in Quebec, Canada, killing 23 people, in order to kill his wife and collect insurance money?
- the Ice Hotel in Québec, Canada, is the first ice hotel in North America?
- the Kipawa River in Quebec, Canada, is being considered for hydroelectric development which would completely divert it?
- the name of Kazabazua in Quebec comes from the Algonquin word kachibadjiwan, meaning "underground river", and refers to the Kazabazua River which disappears underground?
- the original Atikamekw village of Obedjiwan and its archaeological sites in Quebec, Canada, were flooded during the construction of the Gouin Reservoir?
- until 1981 the Municipality of La Visitation-de-l'Île-Dupas in Canada had one of the longest place names in Quebec history, namely "La Visitation-de-la-Sainte-Vierge-de-l'Isle-du-Pads"?
- the name of Cabonga Reservoir in central Quebec is derived from the Algonquin kakibonga, meaning "completely blocked by sand"?
- the ferry from Godbout to Matane, Quebec, is Godbout's main employer?
- the Manawan Indian reserve in the Mauricie region of Quebec has had road access only since 1973?
- the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal (pictured) near Montreal attracts 181,000 visitors and 23,000 boaters, making it the second busiest canal and locks in Quebec?
- the Montreal Gazette of November 18, 2008, included the Papineau-Labelle Wildlife Reserve in the 10 hot spots of Quebec's wilderness that "you should experience before you die"?
- during the 1880s, businessman Guillaume Bresse joined a syndicate which bought a railway from the Quebec government, and sold it to Canadian Pacific Railway for substantial profits?
- although Saint-Thomas once was the largest tobacco producer in the province of Quebec, Canada, it no longer is cultivated there?
- Cape Wolstenholme of Ungava Peninsula is the northern-most tip of the Canadian province of Quebec?
- Clarendon is known as the heartland of Anglo-Saxon Protestantism in western Quebec, Canada, because its founder required that all settlers be Protestant?
- Harrington Lake in Quebec is the official country retreat of the Canadian Prime Minister?
- Quebec-born singer Alys Robi was subjected to a lobotomy in 1952, following a mental breakdown?
- professional wrestling promoter Eddie Quinn is credited with making wrestling more popular in Quebec than any other sport except hockey?
- geologist T.H. Clark retired from McGill University in Quebec, Canada, at the age of 100, after teaching for 69 years?
- Montreal Mayor Aldis Bernard was the first President of the Dental Association of the Province of Quebec when it was founded in 1869?
- Pierre Trudeau was "known to paddle" the Kazabazua River in Quebec?
- Jean Pouliot founded both major private TV networks in Quebec, TQS and TVA?
- Kitigan Zibi, a First Nations Reserve in the Outaouais region of Quebec, is the largest Algonquin Nation in Canada, in both area and population?
- Montmorency River (falls pictured) in Quebec was visited by French explorer Samuel de Champlain, and the named river began appearing in maps as early as 1641?
- Rapides-des-Joachims, Quebec has no paved road connection with the rest of Quebec?
- Serge Monast was a Québécois journalist and conspiracy theorist who claimed that Project Blue Beam is a NASA plan to fake the Second Coming of Christ to bring about the New World Order?
- Marie-Josephte Corriveau, whose story inspired many books, songs, plays and even ballet over the centuries since her execution in Quebec, was gibbeted for mariticide in 1763?
- Louis-Adolphe Paquet was one of the most vocal opponents of both mandatory public education and women's suffrage in early 20th-century Quebec?
- Lac-Simon, in Quebec, Canada, is named after Marie-Louise Cimon, the wife of an early settler?
- Les Éboulements is located in the centre of the Charlevoix crater in Quebec, and was named after a large landslide that occurred in 1663?
- Canadian landscape ecologist André Bouchard used notarized acts to determine the composition of Quebec's forests at the time of colonization?
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