Pointe-de-l'Église, Nova Scotia

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Pointe-de-l'Église
Church Point
Community
Sainte-Marie's Church
Sainte-Marie's Church
Pointe-de-l'Église is located in Nova Scotia
Pointe-de-l'Église
Pointe-de-l'Église
Location of Pointe-de-l'Église, Nova Scotia
Coordinates: 44°20′20.22″N 66°06′51.04″W / 44.3389500°N 66.1141778°W / 44.3389500; -66.1141778
Country  Canada
Province  Nova Scotia
County Digby
Founded June 1783
Incorporated February 28, 1890
Electoral Districts     
Federal

West Nova
Provincial Clare
Government
 • Type Town Council
 • MLA Wayne Gaudet (L)
 • MP Greg Kerr (C)
Elevation 0 - 152 m (−499 ft)
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Canadian Postal code B0V 1A0
Area code(s) 902
Telephone Exchange 245
Median Earnings* 28,551
Website http://www.ChurchPoint.ns.ca
  • Median household income, 2005 (all households)

Pointe-de-l'Église, is an unincorporated community located on Saint Mary's Bay in the District of Clare, Digby County, Nova Scotia, Canada. It is home to Université Sainte-Anne and is known primarily for the tallest wooden church in North America, Église Sainte-Marie, which is located just north of the University. The Rendez-vous de la Baie Visitor Centre, housing an Acadian interpretive centre and visitor information, is located on the university campus. An Acadian Odyssey Monument commemorating the founding of Clare was erected in September 2015, and is situated in front of the Visitor Centre.

Also on the university campus houses the local arena and the home of the Clare Acadiens hockey association.

History[edit]

The post office in Pointe-de-l'Église.

The Catholic Church Sainte-Marie, was built from 1903 to 1905. Today it is on the "Evangeline Trail" and borders the campus of Université Sainte-Anne, the only French language university in Nova Scotia. Pointe-de-l'Église continues to constitute part of a thriving Acadian French linguistic presence in Nova Scotia.


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Coordinates: 44°20′20.22″N 66°6′51.04″W / 44.3389500°N 66.1141778°W / 44.3389500; -66.1141778