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Legend has it that the first sport fisherman to cast a line at Causapscal was Lord Mount Stephen. Around 1870, he established his very own private fishing estate by buying up much of the property along the banks of the Matapédia and Causapscal Rivers. In the early 1900's, a group of wealthy American and English Canadian businessmen purchased Lord Mount Stphen's estate and founded the Matamajaw Salmon Club. For more than 60 years, the luxurious Club was a second home to members and their guests, lured by the prospect of measuring their strength and cunning against the king of our rivers, the Atlantic salmon.
The historic site is located Matamajaw Causapscal in the Matapedia Valley (Route 132) approximately 136 km east of Rimouski, where the two most beautiful salmon rivers, Matapedia and Causapscal. It is the only historic site sport fishing Atlantic Quebec You are invited to explore the fishing, the lifestyle of the fishing club and a remarkable specie, the Atlantic salmon. In addition to the main building (museum), visit the dependencies (the boats shed, La Neigère) and the salmon pool (natural habitat restored) where you can observe at leisure salmon. Bilingual exhibition.
Shop Matamajaw offers a wide range of screenprinted clothing and products of regional artisans. Visit also the tea room and the art gallery (House Keeper).
(Note : We will have a restauration project on our historic site this summer. The visit of the site will be affected and the salmon pool will be closed).
- Schedule: June 16 to September 28 2019, daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Admission: adult: $5, 13 years old and +: $3, free for children 12 and under, family with children 13 and +: $10, family with children under 12: $8.