QC ~ Cartier-Brebeuf National Historic Site : Historic Sites to Visit
FOR OVER 40 years, the Lairet River was not a part of the National Historic Site of Cartier-Brébeuf Park, located along the St. Charles River, in the Quebec City borough of Limoilou.
Recent rehabilitation works have reestablished the original landscape of the mouth of the Lairet River, a site which hosted the first Europeans who
came to America. On his second voyage in 1535-1536, Jacques Cartier and his fellow travelers had wintered at this site near the Iroquois village of
Stadacona. This is also where Jesuit missionaries built their first residence in Québec.