Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent


Illustration of a group of mainly women bowling.

Dames jouant aux quilles à Cacouna, illustration by Edward Jump published in L’Opinion publique, Vol. 3, No. 35 (August 29, 1872).

© Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, digital coll.

Many narratives mention the bowling alleys that could be found in eastern Quebec hotels starting in the 1870s.Some alleys were even built outside, on summer peoples’ grounds. 

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