Barachois 350

About Barachois 350

350 years ago, in 1672, Seigneur Pierre Denys de la Ronde constructed a winter residence at La Petite-Rivière, now Barachois

This was the first permanent French establishment in the Gaspé Peninsula. There was a residence that could accommodate fifteen people, a barn, a stable, a warehouse for food and for tools for boats, a garden. The site was surrounded by a palisade of wooden posts. The Barachois and Area Development Committee (BADC) is leading the organization of four seasons12 months of activities to mark this important anniversary, from July 2022 to July 2023. We recognize that Barachois and the surrounding areas are located in Mi’kma’ki, the traditional and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq Nation
Starting on July 20th 2022, twelve months of activities to celebrate the beginnings of Barachois and the history of our diverse mix of cultures

Our Partners - Thank You !

Who we are

The Team

The Barachois 350 Organizing Committee
Janet Harvey
Christian Roy
Louise Chicoine
Françoise Joncas
Jennifer Appleby
Avec le soutien de Anne Nober
de Vision Percé Now

Community Support

Thank you to all of the volunteers who contribute their valuable time ! The following are some of those who took part in the organizing and execution of the 350th Anniversary events: Steve Methot, Carolyn Devouge, Carole Chicoine, Laura Chicoine, Lester Ste-Croix, Lawrence McNally, Kathryn Chicoine, Gary Lawrence, and more !
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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)


Image Tour

See the extraordinary landscape of Barachois and view the unique images of this enchanting historical village