municipality is named for the Philadelphia industrialist who established
the first pulp and paper mill in the Gaspé area in 1912, Percy Milton
time, the mill employed about 200 persons most of them of Italian origin. Chandler
was then a village, but later became a city in 1954.
An important regional center, you will find a variety of services and
entertainment, (bars, discos and theatres). In the summertime, many
fishermen fish for Mackerel off its' pier. You can also see them at
the superb beach located on the barachois of Grand Pabos Bay. Some very
nice trails with walkways over the swamps have been set-up at the Lake
Vachon Promenade in center town. Aside from bird-watching, you can learn about the area
from information panels installed along the way. Another place to check
out, is the marina, which is often the site of festivities.
Chandler to Pabos is about 6 kilometers
Was an important fishing center before the British conquest of 1758.
After a decline which lasted about 60 years, the village had only about
35 inhabitants in1819. Later on, many Irish families came established
there. When the municipality was created in 1876, it covered all of the
territory of the Pabos Seigneurie, that is from Pabos Mills to Little
known as Pabok (which means quiet waters in the Indian language).
A peaceful village located between two larger cities, (Chandler and
Grande Rivière), its'population has doubled in the past 20 years. At the
recreational park, you will see a horse-racing track, and a driving
range. In the winter, alpine ski trails thrill sportsmen