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Date Founded: 
1990
Mission: 

larger_img_4725.jpgThe Cascapedia River Museum emphasizes the importance of conservation of the Atlantic salmon, so that this valuable resource can be preserved for future generations. The Cascapedia River Museum offers a fascinating visit not only for anglers or local history buffs, but for those who know little about either fishing or history.

The story of the Cascapedia is one that is rich in tradition and history. The need to preserve this history has resulted in the creation of a community museum.

Physical Description: 

larger_campbell_bros._store_3.jpgThe Cascapedia River Museum is situated in a building that played a major role in the development of the community of Grand Cascapedia. It was formerly known as the J. A. Campbell Store, and was one of three general stores that served the village in the early 1900's.

larger_flyfishing.jpgIn 1997, the Cascapedia Society that manages the Atlantic salmon fishing on the Grand Cascapedia River for the Quebec government bought the building. In 2000, the Cascapedia River Museum officially opened and since that time the two organizations have respectfully shared the building.

The "old store" has undergone many changes as each company has sought to improve the quality of its product and services while appreciating the need to preserve the historical charm of the old building.

Collections: 

larger_img_4715.jpgA permanent exhibition displaying historic books, photographs, albums, rods, reels, flies, maps, hunting, logging, farming equipment, and artifacts belonging to Princess Louise, various governors general, presidents of the United States, and the rich and famous.

larger_2010_august_16_museum_232.jpgThe approximate number of objects in the collections is 400.

Although the museum's rich collection of angling memorabilia is the envy of many collectors who visit each year, the stories from the community’s rich heritage are what interest visitors the most.

Special Activities: 

Guided tours; gift shop; documentation center; fishing simulator; archives; films; information centre; library and video library; conservation and restoration programs including educational and school programs; temporary exhibitions.

Publications: 

N/A.

Business Hours: 

larger_img_1892.jpgJune - October guided tours of museum, fishing simulator, documentation center, and gift shop. Additional services will be opened in the near future.

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Two weeks during Christmas season.

Fees: 

$3.00 per person; $5.00 per family.
Discounts for students and groups.

Languages:

English
French
Address: 

275, Route 299
Cascapedia St-Jules, Quebec
G0C 1T0

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Telephone: 
(418) 392-5079
Fax: 
(418) 392-5070
Contact person: 
Rachel Dell, Museum Coordinator

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