During Quebec’s economic crisis, in the 30,s, the government implemented plans to encourage those who were unemployed to colonize new lands.
To provide medical services to the settlers, the government hired colony nurses.
Nurse, midwife, dentist, surgeon, pharmacist and occasionally a veterinarian , the colony nurse was available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week where doctors refused to settle.
In Quebec, there were 174 dispensaries and of that number 61 in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, including The Dispensaire de la Garde de La Corne.
The Dispensaire de la Garde de la Corne was classified a National Historical Site by the Historic Sites and Monument Board of Canada in May 2004.
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Guided tour (duration of 75 minutes)
– Accessibility for people with reduced mobility.
– Large parking lot.
– Picnic area.
– Park nearby.
– Beach and rustic campground within 5 km.
– Restaurant and gas station nearby.
Opening of the site : June 15 to September 15
– 7 days a week 10 am to 5pm.
– The rest of the year on reservation.
– Adults $ 10.00
– Children 6 to 16 years old $ 5- Groups of 10 or more $ 6.00
– Children under 5: Free
– Family(2 adults, 2 children): $25
– Group of 10 pers and more: $8