In 2017, Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade, a charming municipality of about 2,000 inhabitants, celebrated its 350 years of history. This anniversary was the occasion to recall the historical noteworthy events of the “Canadian Venice“ whose development is closely bound to the Sainte-Anne River.
Today, we are inviting you on this trip through time and space. During the different halts, you will come across typical Quebec figures of years ago and be witness to their fiercest spats but also to their greatest achievements. You will have the chance to be guided during this journey by two of the most important builders of this picturesque village located in the Mauricie region.
To begin, you will get on board a canoe on the Sainte-Anne River with the notary Michel Roy, said to be Châtellerault, and set off to meet the first colon in the New France period. Then you will follow Jeffrey Alexandre Rousseau, member of Parliament and banker, for a stroll through the heart of the village at the turn of the 20th century to relive the industrial and commercial rise of modern Quebec.
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From Pioneer to Premier: the Seigniorial and Village History of Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade
Domaine seigneurial Sainte-Anne