Lake Témiscouata

Coordinates: 47°40′N 68°50′W / 47.667°N 68.833°W / 47.667; -68.833
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Lake Témiscouata
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Lake Témiscouata is located in Quebec
Lake Témiscouata
Lake Témiscouata
LocationTémiscouata Regional County Municipality, Quebec
Coordinates47°40′N 68°50′W / 47.667°N 68.833°W / 47.667; -68.833
Primary outflowsMadawaska River
Basin countriesCanada
Max. length45 km (28 mi)
Max. width5 km (3.1 mi)

Lake Témiscouata is a lake in the Témiscouata region of southeastern Quebec, Canada. It is 40 km long, with a total area of 66 km².[1] The Madawaska River flows from this lake to the Saint John River.[2]

The cities of Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac, Dégelis and Saint-Juste-du-Lac are located on this lake.[3][4][5] Forestry is a major industry in this area.[6]

The Petit Témis Interprovincial Bicycle Path, runs from Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec to Edmundston, New Brunswick, following an abandoned railway line along the lake.[7]

The lake is theorized to be the inspiration for the nearby parish of Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha!. One explanation suggests the archaic French word haha, here meaning an unexpected obstacle or abruptly ending path, as the lake is an extremely long and particularly formidable obstacle to travel.[8]


  1. ^ "Lac Témiscouata". Retrieved 2022-04-25.
  2. ^ "Rivière Madawaska". Retrieved 2022-04-25.
  3. ^ "Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac". Retrieved 2022-04-25.
  4. ^ "Dégelis". Retrieved 2022-04-25.
  5. ^ "Saint-Juste-du-Lac". Retrieved 2022-04-25.
  6. ^ Government of Canada, Statistics Canada (2017-02-08). "Census Profile, 2016 Census - Témiscouata, Municipalité régionale de comté [Census division], Quebec and Canada [Country]". Retrieved 2022-04-25.
  7. ^ "Petit-Témis Interprovincial Linear Park". Retrieved 2022-04-25.
  8. ^ "Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha!". Retrieved 2022-04-25.

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