Site patrimonial de pêche Matamajaw

53C, rue Saint-Jacques Sud
Causapscal (Quebec) Canada
G0J 1J0
Phone:
+418-756-5999
Email:
matamajaw@causaspcal.quebec

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Founded in 1873 by businessman Lord Mount Stephen, the Matamajaw Salmon Club was one of the most famous private salmon fishing camps in the province. Located at the confluence of the Matapédia and Causapscal rivers, the club welcomed many prestigious members and guests over the years, until it was purchased by the Québec government in the 1970s. It was subsequently classified a heritage property by Québec’s Ministry of Culture and Communications in 1984 and has been a museum since 1989. The five buildings that make up this site were all extensively restored in 2021.

Learn more about the history of salmon fishing in the Matapédia Valley by visiting the new permanent exhibition. For 90 minutes, follow Joe and Florence through our heritage buildings: put on headphones and enjoy an immersive sound experience!

Stay tuned for cultural events, including musical, literary, theatrical and humorous performances, in the intimate setting of the Matamajaw bistro’s patio.


Opening dates

June 11 to October 8, 2023


Schedule

June 11 to August 20: daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. August 21 to October 8: Thursday to Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost

$17/adult, $10/student, free for children under 11

Payment methods

  • Visa  Visa
  • MasterCard  MasterCard
  • American Express  American Express
  • Interac  Interac
  • Cash  Cash

Activities available

Museums
Follow your guides, Joe and Florence, through various heritage buildings during a brand-new sound experience that will immerse you in the rich history of salmon fishing and private fishing clubs.
Interpretation Sites
Visit our five newly restored buildings: the caretaker’s house, the main lodge, the icehouse, the canoe shed and the fishing guides’ quarters.
Regional Flavours
Enjoy a tasty coffee at the heart of this heritage site in the Matamajaw bistro. You can also savour a selection of local beers in the bistro or on the patio—a perfect way to end your visit!
Arts and Crafts
The gift shop offers clothing, kitchen items, books, outdoor items and souvenirs from Matamajaw. A selection of products from local artisans is also available. Be sure to drop in and browse!


Services

  • Picnic area
  • Bar
  • Boutique
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Free parking

How to get there

Via Route 132, the heritage site is:

  • About 440 km (275 mi.) from Québec City
  • About 660 km (410 mi.) from Montréal
  • About 90 km (55 mi.) from Mont-Joli

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