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Communities Also Named Pointe Claire ...

We have found two communities that share the name Pointe Claire.

There is one other community in Quebec which is also named Pointe Claire.

Beyond Quebec, there is another community also named Pointe Claire in Canada and the United States.

  • Communities Located In Quebec ...
    • Unknown
      • The profile page for Pointe Claire #1
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Quebec community of Pointe Claire.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Louisiana
      • Saint Landry Parish
      • This Pointe Claire is located in Saint Landry Parish and lies 1,426 miles [2,294.9 km]<2> to the southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pointe Claire
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Landry Parish community of Pointe Claire.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pointe Claire ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Bordeaux
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bordeaux
    • Bordeaux lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Pointe Claire
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bordeaux came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bordeaux
  • Cedar Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Park
    • Cedar Park lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Pointe Claire
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Park came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Park
  • Creek Beach
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creek Beach
    • Creek Beach lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Pointe Claire
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creek Beach came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creek Beach
  • Elm Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elm Park
    • Elm Park lies less than 2 miles<2> to the west of Pointe Claire
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elm Park came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elm Park
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Grove Hill
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grove Hill
      • Grove Hill lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Pointe Claire
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grove Hill came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grove Hill
    • Lacey Green
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lacey Green
      • Lacey Green lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Pointe Claire
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lacey Green came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lacey Green
    • Lakeroad
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeroad
      • Lakeroad lies less than 2 miles<2> to the west of Pointe Claire
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeroad came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeroad
    • Monkland
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monkland
      • Monkland lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Pointe Claire
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monkland came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monkland

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Pointe Claire. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • Sir John Abbott     (4th Prime Minister of Canada (June 1891 - November 1892))
      • 4th Prime Minister of Canada (June 1891 - November 1892). He was born in Saint Andre d'Argenteuil (Quebec) on Wednesday March 21, 1821 and died in Montreal (Quebec) on Monday October 30, 1893 at the age of 72.
      • Saint Andre d'Argenteuil is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Pointe Claire.
      • Montreal is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Pointe Claire.
    • Marc Claude Boileau     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Pointe Claire on Saturday September 3, 1932 and died in Pointe Claire on Wednesday December 27, 2000 at the age of 68. The body was cremated.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marc Claude Boileau<4>
    • Therese Casgrain     (Activist, politican)
      • Activist, politican. She was born in Montreal (Quebec) on Friday July 10, 1896 and died in Montreal (Quebec) on Tueday November 3, 1981 at the age of 85.
      • Montreal is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Pointe Claire.
      • Montreal is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Pointe Claire.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Therese Casgrain<4>
    • Henry Corden     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Montreal (Quebec) on Tueday January 6, 1920 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday May 19, 2005 at the age of 85. He is buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Montreal is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Pointe Claire.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry Corden<4>
    • Don Ferguson     (Comedian, actor, writer, producer)
      • Comedian, actor, writer, producer. He was born in Montreal (Quebec) on Thursday May 30, 1946
      • Montreal is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Pointe Claire.
    • Scott Garland     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Regina (Saskatchewan) on Friday May 16, 1952 and died in Montreal (Quebec) on Saturday June 9, 1979 at the age of 27. He is buried at Regina Cemetery (Saskatchewan).
      • Montreal is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Pointe Claire.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Scott Garland<4>
    • Hamilton Livingstone 'Billy' Gilmour     (Professional hockey)
    • Linda Griffiths     (Actress, playwright)
      • Actress, playwright. He was born in Montreal (Quebec) on Wednesday October 7, 1953 and died in Toronto (Ontario) on Sunday September 21, 2014 at the age of 60. We don't have any burial details.
      • Montreal is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Pointe Claire.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Linda Griffiths<4>
    • Roland Hewgill     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Montreal (Quebec) on Monday February 11, 1929 and died in Kingston (Ontario) on Monday November 9, 1998 at the age of 69. He is buried at Cataraqui Cemetery (Frontenac County, Ontario).
      • Montreal is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Pointe Claire.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roland Hewgill<4>
    • Gordon 'Duke' Keats     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Montreal (Quebec) on Friday March 1, 1895 and died in Victoria (British Columbia) on Sunday January 16, 1972 at the age of 76. He is buried at Royal Oak Burial Park (British Columbia).
      • Montreal is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Pointe Claire.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gordon 'Duke' Keats<4>
    • Gordon 'Duke' Keats     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Montreal (Quebec) on Friday March 1, 1895 and died in Victoria (British Columbia) on Sunday January 16, 1972 at the age of 76. He is buried at Royal Oak Burial Park (British Columbia).
      • Montreal is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Pointe Claire.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gordon 'Duke' Keats<4>
    • Guy L'Ecuyer     (Genie Award nominated actor)
      • Genie Award nominated actor. He was born in Montreal (Quebec) on Sunday July 26, 1931 and died in Montreal (Quebec) on Friday September 20, 1985 at the age of 54.
      • Montreal is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Pointe Claire.
      • Montreal is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Pointe Claire.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Guy L'Ecuyer<4>
    • Dollard St. Laurent     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Verdun (Quebec) on Sunday May 12, 1929 and died in Beloeil (Quebec) on Monday April 6, 2015 at the age of 85. We don't have any burial details.
      • Verdun is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of Pointe Claire.
      • Beloeil is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Pointe Claire.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dollard St. Laurent<4>

How Far From Pointe Claire to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Pointe Claire to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Pointe Claire and extending to:

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 91 miles [146.5 km]<2> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Pointe Claire to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,494 miles [8,841.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,219 miles [10,008.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,096 miles [6,591.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pointe Claire. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Province of Quebec: https://www.quebec.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Pointe Claire could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pointe Claire) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pointe Claire. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pointe ClaireOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pointe Claire. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.4728, Longitude: -73.8068    
<3>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<6>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Pointe Claire to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 305.208 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.478 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 300.284 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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