"BELLE RIVER ONTARIO" Belle River by LoriPori

Belle River Travel Guide: 17 reviews and 223 photos


"The settlement of this area began following the survey in 1793 of the lots fronting on the Belle River. Among the early settlers were many French Canadians from the vicinity of the Detroit River. When the Great Western Railway was constructed, 1852-53, a station named Belle River was opened here. By 1855 a steam grist-mill and sawmill had been erected by Luc Ouellette and others, and a community known as Rochester soon developed. It was supported by a brisk lumber trade but attracted few other industries and in 1866 had only 300 inhabitants. On November 26, 1874, the community now comprising over 750 persons, was incorporated as the Village of Belle River, and on January 1, 1969, it became a Town."

This inscription is on a Plaque " The Founding of Belle River" located in Ladoucer Park at the corner of St. Peter Street.


I'm going to use my Belle River page to highlight the pictures of MOTHER GOOSE AND BABIES. See the Travelogues below this page. Enjoy!

  • Last visit to Belle River: Apr 2012
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Jul 20, 2013 at 5:42 AM

    Love to visit the Country crafts and folkart shop, and the car show too! Interesting page!

    • LoriPori's Profile Photo
      Jul 21, 2013 at 5:51 AM

      Thanks for stopping by and yes Belle River really is a lovely town. I love the car show which is actually going on this weekend during Belle River Days Sun Splash Festival.

  • pieter_jan_v's Profile Photo
    Jan 10, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Lori, How many candles will that be at the 27th?? PJ

    • LoriPori's Profile Photo
      Jan 11, 2013 at 2:57 AM

      I gave you a hint when I said I will start to collect OA pension and in Canada you collect OA pension when you turn 65!

  • starship's Profile Photo
    May 21, 2012 at 5:56 AM

    Wow, the Sunsplash Festival sounds like a fun day! Love the geese pics! Nice page!

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Apr 17, 2012 at 8:32 AM

    The majority of the car models out of your travelogues we haven't seen here in the USSR but some we had of our own production under other names... Thank you Lori for wonderful travelogues, including about the mother goose!

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Apr 13, 2012 at 3:28 AM

    Lovely photos of the goose and her babies!

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Apr 12, 2012 at 6:48 PM

    I love the photo of all the baby ducks, how special. What a great place to visit. As always I enjoyed the tour! Nice page!

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Mar 30, 2012 at 5:50 AM

    Hi, Lori! Thanks for your wonderful story and excellent photographs!...

  • kokoryko's Profile Photo
    May 7, 2010 at 1:26 PM

    Thanks for looking at my albums, Lori; geese and cars. . .Beautiful pictures! I like the name of Belle River.

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Sep 20, 2009 at 12:24 PM

    Beautiful photos of the Canadian goose!


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