The municipality of Ferland-et-Boilleau was formed by the Ferland and Boilleau townships, both proclaimed in 1916. This highly forested region was perfect for forestry as early as 1880. This is how the region, and more particularly the city, slowly started to be inhabited. It’s only towards the 1930s that people started settling in these two towns. In 1978, the municipality of Ferland-et-Boilleau was finally created, after three unsuccessful attempts. The name of Ferland comes from the abbot Jean-Baptiste-Antoine Ferland who was a well-known historian from Québec. The name of Boilleau, for its part, evokes the memory of Charles-Henri-Philippe, baron of Gauldré-Boilleau, who was the French Consul in Québec from 1859 to 1863.
This city, which is home to about 600 inhabitants, enjoys a vast territory where nature abounds and invites people to do all kinds of outdoor activities. Come do some hiking, hunting, fishing and even dogsledding. Take advantage of the area for several days by renting a cottage or a campground site. Visit the covered bridge built in 1934, or climb to the top of the viewpoint to observe the outstanding view on the surrounding area.
The Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean Travel guide allows you to find all the tourism information concerning the activities, attractions, events as well as accommodation in the region. You will find information concerning tourism in the Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean region, as well as water and sports activities, parks, museums and cultural attractions.
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