North Hatley, Quebec

North Hatley is a village of 750 people, located at the north end of Lake Massawippi. It is part of the Memphrémagog Regional County Municipality in the Eastern Townships region of Quebec, also known as Estrie or Cantons de l'Est in French.

North Hatley
North Hatley Sign.JPG
Location within Memphrémagog RCM.
Location within Memphrémagog RCM.
North Hatley is located in Southern Quebec
North Hatley
North Hatley
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°17′N 71°58′W / 45.283°N 71.967°W / 45.283; -71.967Coordinates: 45°17′N 71°58′W / 45.283°N 71.967°W / 45.283; -71.967[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
ConstitutedOctober 25, 1897
Named forHatley, Cambridgeshire[1]
 • MayorMichael Page
 • Federal ridingCompton—Stanstead
 • Prov. ridingOrford
 • Total4.60 km2 (1.78 sq mi)
 • Land3.34 km2 (1.29 sq mi)
167 m (548 ft)
 • Total654
 • Density195.9/km2 (507/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Decrease 9.4%
 • Dwellings
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)819
Highways Route 108
Census profile2445050[4]
MAMROT info[1][2]
Toponymie info142203[1]
A pier on Lake Massawippi.

North Hatley was also the location for the shooting of a few films, including Secret Window with Johnny Depp,.[5][6]

Locals usually have to drive to the nearby towns of Magog or Sherbrooke to find big-city amenities, although there are smaller stores and cafés in the town which are open year-round. Those include Saveurs & Gourmandises (a bakery and pastry shop), Emporium (antiques), The Pomegranate (antiques) LeBaron's Store (grocery store and gift shop) and The Pilsen Pub, Accommodation Massawippi (convenience store) among others. It is also home to many artists and craftspeople, including Naisi LeBaron known locally for her "art naive" paintings of village life in North Hatley and environs, as well as local graphic artist Mellanie Beauchamp.

North Hatley was mentioned in the television show The X-Files as the location of the Cigarette Smoking Man's hideout (in the episode "The Red and the Black").

North Hatley was the setting for the 2003 film Hatley High. Some of its landmarks, including the North Hatley sign, can be seen throughout the movie. However, the bulk of the movie was filmed in Hudson.

Many of the first settlers around North Hatley were United Empire Loyalists, mostly farmers, who left New England in the years following the American Declaration of Independence in 1776. The village owes most of its great houses and particular architecture to its first aristocrats, and mostly Americans from south of the Mason–Dixon line.

Several Canadian Modernist poets, including F. R. Scott, Louis Dudek, Ralph Gustafson, Ronald Sutherland, and D. G. Jones, have lived in North Hatley.[7]

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  1. ^ a b c Reference number 142203 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b c Geographic code 45050 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ "ParlInfo Has Moved". Retrieved August 14, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c "(Code 2445050) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
  5. ^ "The Stanstead Journal - Google News Archive Search". Retrieved August 14, 2019.
  6. ^ "North Hatley Travel Guide: North Hatley, Quebec (QC) | WORLDWEB.COM". Retrieved August 14, 2019.
  7. ^ Susan Stromberg-Stein, Louis Dudek: A Biographical Introduction to his Poetry, 131.