A Catholic mission was started here in 1860, and the town was named in 1874. The name has nothing to do with laughter, but rather from an old French word for unexpected barrier or dead end. The “dead end” refers to Lac Temiscouata, 8 km to the east, where early canoe travellers were forced to begin an 80 km overland portage to Notre Dame de Portage on the St Lawrence.

St Louis du Ha Ha

St Louis du Ha Ha Attractions

Aster, La Station scientifique du Bas-Saint-Laurent (Aster Scientific Station)

59, Bellevue way
Saint-Louis-of-ha! Ha! (Quebec), G0L 3S0
(418) 854-2172 off-season: (418) 854-2172 Fax: (418) 854-1898 off season: (418) 854-1898

Since 1976 Aster has showcased astronomy to thousands of annual visitors. Discover what you can observe in the sky with the naked eye, with binoculars, or with a telescope, including their new telescope computer-controlled Meade 14. See stars, galaxies and comets.


Fort Ingall, Cabano

81, street Caldwell
Cabano (Quebec), G0L 1E0
Telephone: (418) 854-2375 Fax: (418) 854-5454

Fort Ingall relives the days of the British garrison of 1839 at the time of the border conflict between the United States and Canada. The garden devoted exclusively to 1500 pink rose trees from 300 species and varieties. Open: June 21 – September 1: daily, September 1 – October 15: Monday – Friday)

St Louis du Ha Ha Area Map