Notre-Dame-du-Nord

The municipality of Notre-Dame-du-Nord is located in the of Abitibi-Temiscamingue (Temiscamingue County). It has about 1100 inhabitants. The village is located near Lake Temiscamingue, at the mouth of the Des Quinze River.

A Timiscaming First Nations Reserve is enclaved within its territory. Notre-Dame-du-Nord was founded in the 1870s, when the Hudson Bay Company opens a trading post in the area

In 1896, the St-Joseph-de-Nord-Temiscamingue Mission was founded on the northern bank of the Des Quinze River. In 1914, the Notre-Dame-des-Quinze Parish was erected, and in 1919 the municipality of Notre-Dame-du-Nord was proclaimed. The bridge connecting the two banks of the Des Quinze River was built in 1918. However, a major part of Notre-Dame-du-Nord was destroyed during the great fire of 1922.

Nowadays, the village has an Industrial Park, an arena, a baseball field, a tennis court, a skate park, a public beach, a marina, a municipal park, low income housing, CLSC, a community hall and a municipal library. Agricultural companies provide employment for more than 100 full-time employees.

Tourists find here the Fossil Centre interpretation centre, a 40-km-long snowmobile trail, boardwalk near the lake. Three Ottawa River hydroelectric power stations are located nearby.

Truck Rodeo Show attracts more than 60 000 visitors and truck-drivers annually. Another event is the Drum-Fest which offers drumming competitions and motorcycle exhibits.

Actually, Notre-Dame-du-Nord is a great municipality to live in. Services offered to the citizens are numerous, available and of good quality. The economy is solid and diversified.

The enterprises are prosperous and complement each other.

Besides, Lake Temiscamingue is at the heart of tourism development for Notre-Dame-du-Nord. Guests can reach Notre-Dame-du-Nord by the Trans-Canada Highway 101, as well as by the Highway 65.

Address of Notre-Dame-du-Nord: 71, rue Principale, C.P. 160 Notre-Dame-du-Nord J0Z 3B0 Phone: 819 723-2294

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