Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent

Like in the good ol’ days

Travellers getting ready for a trip in a horse-drawn carriage near a wharf.

Travellers heading to Hôtel Tadoussac, 1941.

© Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent, Chamberland-Breton coll., cb359.

In the early 1940s, there were many more cars on Quebec’s town and country roads. However, a horse-drawn carriage ride between the wharf and Hôtel Tadoussac was a not-to-be-missed tourist attraction. 

Did you know that a calèche is a horse-drawn carriage with just two wheels? Four-wheeled carriages had other names according to the model: buggy, surrey, victoria... There were many different kinds!

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