Lachine Massacre National Historic Event

Lachine, Quebec
Lachine Massacre (© Parks Canada | Parcs Canada)
Plaque in place
(© Parks Canada | Parcs Canada)
Address : 1255 Saint-Joseph Boulevard, Lachine, Quebec

Recognition Statute: Historic Sites and Monuments Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. H-4)
Designation Date: 1923-05-25
  • 1689 to 1689 (Significant)

Other Name(s):
  • Lachine Massacre  (Designation Name)

Importance: This designation has been identified for review


Existing plaque:  1255 Saint-Joseph Boulevard, Lachine, Quebec

During the night of the 4-5 August 1689, fifteen hundred Iroquois landed at Lachine and placed themselves in small groups near all the houses along the shore. At a given signal the massacre began; two hundred persons perished and one hundred and twenty were taken into captivity. The year 1689 was long known as "the year of the massacre". *Note: This designation has been identified for review. A review can be triggered for one of the following reasons - outdated language or terminology, absence of a significant layer of history, factual errors, controversial beliefs and behaviour, or significant new knowledge.