Lac Guillaume-Delisle, 712 km2, is a large, triangular, saltwater lake in northern Québec, connected to the eastern shore of Hudson Bay by Le Goulet, a 5 km long narrow channel. The treeline begins a few km north and the many islands that litter the southern portion of the lake are wooded. The area was visited seasonally by Inuit and Innu, especially at 2 rivers (Petite and Grande Rivière de la Baleine) a short distance to the south, where beluga whales congregate in the summer. The lake was originally called Richmond Gulf by the Hudson's Bay Company, which operated a trading post on an island in the 1750s. It was renamed in 1962 after Guillaume Delisle (1675-1726), a French cartographer who is considered the founder of modern cartography.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Francis, Daniel. "Lac Guillaume-Delisle". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 16 December 2013, Historica Canada. www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/lac-guillaume-delisle. Accessed 24 September 2023.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Francis, D. (2013). Lac Guillaume-Delisle. In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/lac-guillaume-delisle
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Francis, Daniel. "Lac Guillaume-Delisle." The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 07, 2006; Last Edited December 16, 2013.
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Lac Guillaume-Delisle," by Daniel Francis, Accessed September 24, 2023, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/lac-guillaume-delisle
Article by Daniel Francis
Published Online February 7, 2006
Last Edited December 16, 2013