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Alors vos réponse aux 6 questions ?

 

Source, The Gazette

 

 

the hochelaga archipelago, a montreal islands trivia quiz

 

By Andy Riga 07-06-2009 COMMENTS(0) Metropolitan News

 

Filed under: Montreal, ferries, waterways, hochelaga archipelago, boucherville islands, montreal archipelago, Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville, st. lawrence river, boat tours, iles de boucherville

 

 

 

I can’t swim. Even in a pool, I panic when I momentarily can’t feel solid ground under my feet.

 

Yet, I love being on the water, especially the St. Lawrence River. Over the past couple of weeks, I spent time on a touristy Old Port cruise ship and on the east end Montreal/Boucherville islands bicycle/pedestrian ferry (seen in the above Gazette photo, taken Saturday by Peter McCabe). I was doing research for a story to be published in Saturday’s Travel section. I’ve also been researching the Hochelaga archipelego (also known as the Montreal archipelago).

 

Fortuitously, John Woolfrey, a Montreal editor/writer/translator and Metropolitan News' unofficial Chief Triva Officer, sent me an email with some fun archipelago questions. Here they are (I’ll post the answers and sources next week):

 

We live on an island surrounded by several islands with whom Montreal Island forms the Hochelaga Archipelago. How about some island trivia?

 

1) Name the main natural islands on which Expo 67 and La Ronde were built.

 

2) What's the original name of Nuns' Island?

 

3) Name the large island (245 km2)due north of Montreal.

 

4) Céline Dion built a mansion on what island she owns in the Mille-Îles River?

 

5) Name the island that's home to North America's oldest golf club.

 

6) Name the island that is also the smallest municipality in Canada, with only two permanent residents.

 

Good luck!

 

Speaking of water, below are photos I took on my June 24 trip to the Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville in the middle of the St. Lawrence.

 

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Mes réponses (plusieurs sont comme celles de Habsfan):

 

 

1: Notre-Dame et Ste-Hélène

2: ?

3: Ile Jésus

4: Ile Gagnon

5: Ile Bizard

6: Ile Dorval

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1) Name the main natural islands on which Expo 67 and La Ronde were built.

Ile Sainte-Helène (Ile Notre-Dame was manmade specifically for Expo)

 

2) What's the original name of Nuns' Island?

No clue.

 

3) Name the large island (245 km2)due north of Montreal.

Jesus Island!

 

4) Céline Dion built a mansion on what island she owns in the Mille-Îles River?

No clue.

5) Name the island that's home to North America's oldest golf club.

Ile-Bizard

 

6) Name the island that is also the smallest municipality in Canada, with only two permanent residents.

Ile Dorval

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The only one I had no idea was no. 4...

However, I've never heard of the Hochelaga Archipelargo but Montréal Archiperlargo.

Wikipédia parle de l'archipel d'Hochelaga mais le site de la ville de Montréal parle de l'archipel de Montréal.

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Pour les iles ou il y a la ronde, je crois que c'était les iles ste-helene et l'ile ronde (d'ou le nom du parc)

 

l'ile notre-dame est toute artificielle, et ils ont rejoint les iles ste-helene et ronde avec du remblais

 

l'ile Notre-Dame a été remblayé à partir d'une toute petite parcelle de terre qu'on appelait l'ile Moffat. Elle était environ là où se trouve le casino aujourd'hui.

 

Pour l'Ile Ste-Hélène, c'était en fait trois iles. D'abord, il y avait l'ile verte, la pointe extrême sud de l'ile actuelle, au sud du pont de la Concorde. Il y avait ensuite l'ile Saint-Hélène, qui s'étendait jusqu'au pont Jacques-Cartier, et ensuite l'ile Ronde, là où se situe la Ronde.

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Les réponses

Earlier this week, we launched the Hochelaga Archipelago trivia challenge, thanks to Metropolitan News' Chief Trivia Officer John Woolfrey.

 

Here are the answers:

 

1) Name the main natural islands on which Expo 67 and La Ronde were built.

 

Answer: Ȋle Sainte-Hélène and Ȋle Ronde (sources: a 1962 map of Montreal, French Wikipedia, Montreal.com and the Commission de toponymie)

 

 

2) What's the original name of Nuns' Island?

 

Answer Ȋle Saint-Paul (Sources: 1962 map of Montreal, Commission de toponymie)

 

 

3) Name the large island (245 km2) due north of Montreal.

 

Answer: Ȋle Jésus, the largest island in the city of Laval (Source: Commission de toponymie)

 

 

4) Céline Dion built a mansion on what island she owns in the Mille-Îles River?

 

Answer: Ȋle Gagnon (Sources: Private Islands Magazine and The Gazette)

 

 

5) Name the island that's home to North America's oldest golf club.

 

Answer: Ȋle Bizard. (Source: The Royal Montreal Golf Club)

 

 

6) Name the island that is also the smallest municipality in Canada, with only one permanent resident?

 

Dorval Island (Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 census)

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