The 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.
The 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.
In 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.
A 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.
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.
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.
$3.00 per person; $5.00 per family.
Discounts for students and groups.
275, Route 299
Cascapedia St-Jules, Quebec