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Parc du Bourg de Pabos Interpretation Centre

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Mission: 

The Parc du Bourg de Pabos interpretation site was designed to offer visitors the opportunity to learn more about the lives of 18th century fishermen in the Gaspé.

Physical Description: 

Excavation site (Photo - Courtesy)Overlooking Grand Pabos Bay, the site is located 60 km from Percé and features a restored eighteenth century fishermen’s hut.

Animated fictitious excavations explain how archaeologists were able to trace the area’s history.

Visitors can also move among the ruins of the King Brothers Company, which was the forerunner of the Gaspésia Company in Chandler. The birth of logging in the Gaspé is also interestingly described at this site.

Depending on the weather and the tides, it is possible to visit Beauséjour Island, an idyllic site chosen by the seigneurs de Bellefeuille to establish their manor.

Collections: 

Interpretation Centre. (Photo - Courtesy)Artifacts from many historical periods are on display. The older objects found are from the prehistoric and American Indian periods.

The artifacts of fishermen from Europe, most of them Norman or Basque who came on a seasonal basis, are also on display. The most important collection of archeological artifacts is from the French period that ended in 1758 with the British conquest.

From 1873 to 1930, the wood industry left its signature.

Special Activities: 

Camping.
Swimming.
Hiking and cycling trails.

Publications: 

Pabos: Sur La Trace de Nos Ancêtres (French only): Details the archaeological excavations and the history of the Lefebvre family of Bellefeuille. Pabos History. (Photo - Courtesy)

Business Hours: 

June 21-September 14, every day, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m

Fees: 

Adults: $7.00
Family: $12.00
Seniors and students: $5.00
Children under the age of 10: FREE

Languages:

English
French
Address: 

Parc du Bourg de Pabos Interpretation Centre
75, de la Plage
Pabos Mills, QC
G0C 2J0

Telephone: 
(418) 689-6043
Fax: 
(418) 689-4240