Montréal in Le Plateau-Mont-Royal Borough, Quebec — French Canadian Region
Near here was the site of the fortified town of Hochelaga visited by Jacques Cartier, in 1535, abandoned before 1600. It contained fifty large houses, each lodging several families who subsisted by cultivation and fishing.
Erected 1920 by Commission des sites et des monuments historiques do Canada.
Location. 45° 30.216′ N, 73° 34.508′ W. Marker is in Montréal, Quebec, in Le Plateau-Mont-Royal Borough. Marker is at the intersection of Rue Sherbrooke Ouest (Quebec Route 138) and Avenue McGill College, on the right when traveling south on Rue Sherbrooke Ouest. Click for map. The marker is located on the McGill University campus, just south of the Roddick Gates. Marker is at or near this postal address: 845 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal, Quebec H3A 0G4, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. La Basilique Saint-Patrick / Saint Patrick's Basilica (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac Paul de Chomedey de Maisonneuve (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); La Basilique Notre-Dame / Notre-Dame Basilica (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); History of Basilique Notre Dame de Montréal (approx. 1.5 kilometers away); Jeanne Mance (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); Kondiaronk and Callière (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); Montréal’s Founders and First Colonists Monument (approx. 1.6 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Montréal.
Also see . . .
1. The Canadian Encyclopedia: Hochelaga. The term Hochelaga refers to an Indigenous village the French explorer Jacques CARTIER (1491-1557) visited on Sunday, 3 October 1535, during his second voyage in what is now Québec territory (1535-1536). (Submitted on April 2, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. HistoricPlaces.ca - Hochelaga National Historic Site of Canada. (Submitted on April 2, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
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