Map of Kamouraska, Témiscouata and Madawaska, 1829


Below is a detail from an 1829 map of Lower Canada (as Québec was then called). This detail focuses on the communities of Kamouraska county, and includes the Madawaska Settlement (lower right hand corner of the map detail below) and the portage from Kamouraska, via Lake Temiscouata, to Madawaska. The map, prepared by the Geographer to the British King, was published in English.

Many of the people who came to Madawaska in the early to mid 1800s came from the region around Kamouraska in what was then known as Lower Canada. The inhabitants of Madawaska also often visited Kamouraska. The route taken by these people was known as the "Grand Portage", and is shown clearly on the map below as the "Temiscouata Portage". (For some references to the Grand Portage go to the page on "Depositions and Testimony from 1828").

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This map is from the collection of the Bibliothèque Nationale du Québec; their excellent online collection of historical maps is accessible at:

From the map:

A New Map of the Province of Lower Canada
Describing all the Seigneuries, Townships, Grants of Land, &c.

Compiled from Plans deposited in the Patent Office Quebec;
By Samuel Holland, Esqr., Surveyor General
To which is Added
A Plan of the Rivers Scouriac & Magaguadavic
Survyed in 1796, 97, and 98,
by Order of the Commissioners, appointed to ascertain the true
River St. Croix intended by the Treaty of Paris in 1783
Between His Britannic Majesty,
and the
United States of America
Published by James Wyld, Geographer to His Majesty
5 Charing Cross, Jany. 1, 1829


Kamouraska Ste-Anne Rivi re-Ouelle Ixworth L'Isle-Verte St-Roch-des-Aulnais Rivi re-du-Loup Map of Kamouraska & Madawaska, 1829
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Last revised 23 May 2003
© 2003 C. Gagnon