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Parc Victoria - Sherbrooke, Québec
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member oiseau_ca
N 45° 24.936 W 071° 53.394
19T E 273885 N 5033183
Quick Description: un parc municipal immense situé à Sherbrooke (Qc) Canada / a huge municipal park located in Sherbrooke (Qc) Canada
Location: Québec, Canada
Date Posted: 9/1/2019 5:16:54 PM
Waymark Code: WM117QJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
Views: 5

Long Description:
D'une superficie d'environ 36 000 mètres carrés (120 000 pieds carrés), cet immense parc est situé sur la rive est de la rivière Saint-François, à 2 km (1.25 mile) du centre-ville de Sherbrooke, Québec.

En 1890, la ville de Sherbrooke achète, au coût de 150 $ l’acre, les 60 acres du vaste boisé de la ferme Terrill pour y aménager son plus vaste parc. À partir de 1947, ce parc comporte également un zoo, avec la présence de 110 espèces d’animaux sauvages. Le jardin zoologique est fermé en mai 1979.

Le parc a été nommé en honneur de la reine Victoria. Née à Londres, Victoria est la fille d'Edward, duc de Kent, et de Louise Victoria, princesse de Saxe-Cobourg. Couronnée à l'âge de 18 ans, elle régnera pendant 64 ans, période au cours de laquelle son royaume deviendra une première puissance mondiale.

Ce toponyme est officialisé par la Commission de toponymie du Québec, le 5 juin 2001.

Sherbrooke est une ville du Québec, au Canada, située au confluent des rivières Magog et Saint-François. Elle se trouve à environ 140 kilomètres à l'est de Montréal et à 50 kilomètres au nord de la frontière américaine. Sherbrooke est le principal centre économique, culturel et institutionnel de la région administrative de l'Estrie.

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Covering an area of approximately 36,000 square meters (120,000 square feet), this huge park is located on the east bank of the Saint-François River, 2 km (1.25 miles) from downtown of Sherbrooke, Quebec.

In 1890, the city of Sherbrooke bought the 60 acres of the vast woodland of Terrill Farm for $ 150 an acre to build its largest park. From 1947, this park also includes a zoo, with the presence of 110 species of wild animals. The zoological garden was closed in May 1979.

The park was named in honor of Queen Victoria. Born in London, Victoria is the daughter of Edward, Duke of Kent, and Louise Victoria, Princess of Saxe-Coburg. Crowned at the age of 18, she will reign for 64 years, during which time her kingdom will become a first world power.

This toponym was officialized by the Commission de toponymie du Québec on June 5, 2001.

Sherbrooke is a city in southern Quebec, Canada. Sherbrooke is situated at the confluence of the Saint-François (St. Francis) and Magog rivers in the heart of the Estrie administrative region.

Source: Internet
Name: Parc/Park Victoria

Street Location: rue du Cégep

Local Municipality: Sherbrooke

State/Province, etc.: Québec

Country: Canada

Web Site: [Web Link]

Memorial/Commemoration: no

Date Established: 1890

Picnic Facilities: Tables, fireplaces, pavillion, etc.

Recreational Facilities:
Children's Playgrounds, Baseball/Softball, Swimming pool, Hiking Trails


Monuments/Statues: none

Art (murals/sculpture, etc.): none

Fountains: none

Ponds/Lakes/Streams/Rivers/Beach: lake, swimming pool

Special Events: regular and occasional

Traditional Geocaches:
around 20 different caches


Visit Instructions:
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