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  • The Cascapedia River Museum
  • The Grand Cascapedia
  • The Grand Cascapedia
  • The Grand CascapediaPhoto courtesy of Jean MacWhirter Bujold
  • The Grand Cascapedia River
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Artwork of the Cascapedia

Princess Louise Caroline Alberta

This young woman was born a princess to one of the most formidable women of history, Queen Victoria. She was blessed with beauty, intelligence, and position. She was a strong, independent woman of artistic temperament and exquisite taste. She had an independent mind and strong convictions. Although controversial at times, she could never be faulted for hypocrisy or lack of human compassion. The exhibition will bring to life many aspects of her life including her connection to the Cascapedia River.

Princess Louise, Queen Victoria’s daughter, came to the river in 1879 with her husband the Marquis of Lorne, who was Governor General of Canada at the time. The following year they had the first pre-fabricated building made in Canada shipped to the river. She was an angler and an artist, and it has been said that her best piece of Canadian art was done while here on the river. It was also said that her happiest days spent in Canada were on the Cascapedia River.