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 du Canada.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board marker series.
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. Touch 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. Mathew Hamilton Gault (approx. half a kilometer away); Boer War Memorial (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Fontaine commémorative (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Monuments Macdonald et/and Laurier Monuments (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Wilfred Laurier Monument (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Immeuble de la Sun Life (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Ignace Bourget Monument (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); War Memorial (approx. 0.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map 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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