Barachois, the jewel of the Gaspé Peninsula,

where beauty and history surround you.
Who are we ?

The Barachois and Area Development Committee

We are a group of volunteers residing in the villages around the bay of Malbay, some of us with roots going back over 275 years

The Barachois and Area Development Committee (BADC) is a non-profit organization created in 2016 to promote community participation and to carry out projects identified in consultation with the residents of Barachois and the surrounding areas, and in collaboration with various community organizations. Such projects include Public Markets, the Discovery Circuit trail, and the 350th Anniversary of Barachois in 2022. These projects aim to improve the quality of life, to ensure the accessibility of services for the elderly, to attract young families, to promote artistic activities, and to share the richness of the local history and the exceptional natural environment.

Credit : Claude Bouchard

What we do

Our Projects

Barachois 350

1672 to 2022
350 years of history
Come and join the festivities !

Public Markets

Once a month in the summer and fall, residents sell their garden produce and crafts at the local market.
(page to come)

Discovery Circuit

Experience the calm, the exceptional landscape, and feel the history and as you walk beside the sea or the barachois
(page to come)
Barachois 350


15Jul 22
Pre-launch – 350th Anniversary of Barachois

Fall back in time at the historical photo exhibition on the second floor of Robin’s store

July 15 – Saturday

3pm to 5pm – Vernissage – Historical Photo Exhibit

Magasin général Thompson, Barachois

20Jul 22
Opening Day – Barachois 350

Everyone is welcome to mingle with dignitaries and historians of the region and enjoy some food and music with a cultural mix !

Wednesday July 20th

3pm – Opening Ceremony – Barachois 350
5pm – Community BBQ

Under the tent at the Barachois Rec Centre

21Jul 22
Malbay Festival


July 21st to July 24th – Under the Tent

Thursday July 21 – 10am Seniors Day
Friday July 22 – 10am Children’s Day Activities
Friday July 22 – 9pm – NASH STANLEY and the NARROWS
Saturday July 23 – 2pm – Amateur Hour
Saturday July 23 – 9pm – TAMMY ADAMS
Sunday July 24 – 2pm – Old Time Fiddling

Under the tent at the Barachois Rec Centre

30Jul 22
Barachois 350 Summer Fest

Come and shop for local produce, baking, jams, arts and crafts created by membres of the community

July 30th Saturday – under the tent

9am to noon 

Under the tent at the Barachois Rec Centre

05Aug 22
Barachois 350 Summer Fest

In the evening under the tent, enjoy Country and Blue Grass sounds from Nova Scotia, and welcome returning home local musician and banjo player Frank Doody

August 5th – Friday


Under the tent at the Barachois Rec Centre

Who we are


Janet Harvey
Christian Roy
Vice President
Pascale Gagnon
Sandy Coombs
Stephanie Bond
Louise Chicoine
Gaston Quirion
Who helps us

Our Supporters

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Interested in volunteering ? We need you !

We are always looking for help with our activities and projects – if you are interested, please let us know ! Fill out the Google form at the link below.

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Every dollar helps

Your donation to the Barachois and Area Development Committee will help fund our projects:
- by cheque payable to the Barachois and Area Development Committee (1185A Rue du Moulin, Barachois, Qc, G0C1A0)
- by Interac E-transfer / email to:
(Please note that we do not issue tax receipts)