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Tadoussac

History

Tadoussac became the first fur-trading post in European North America in 1600, eight years before the founding of Québec City. The word tatouskak, in the Innu (Montagnais) language, means breast, and refers to the two, rounded hills by the fjord and bay. When the Hudson’s Bay Company closed its doors, Tadoussac was briefly abandoned, only to be revived as a resort with the building of Hotel Tadoussac in 1864, and as an important cog in the pulp and paper wheel.