Big Hill, Québec
Prominence: 169 m, 554 ft
Elevation: 169 meters, 554 feet
Approx. Isolation: 86.79 km, 53.93 mi
47° 16' 46'' N; 61° 41' 39'' W
47.279334, -61.694288 (Dec Deg)
598748E 5237033N Zone 20 (UTM)
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Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine (Highest Point)
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2004-08-11 by Luc Tremblay
2013-08-06 by Ben Lostracco
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Ile d'Entree a small all grassland Island (4km long X 2.5km wide) is the only community in the archipelago of Iles-de-la-Madeleine that is not attached by land or bridge. Today the Island is an Anglophone lobster fishing community with approx 126 people.
The western half, fenced-off with an electrified fence, is home to all the Hills.
The Highest Point on the Iles-de-la-Madeleine, lives up to its name "Big Hill" given by the locals. Most references puts the elevation at 174 meters, however the spot elevation on Quebec's Natural Resources Topographic Map (11N05-200-0102), 1CM = 200M with 10M contours, is given as 169M. All the entered data comes from these Maps.
The BM on the summit embedded in a concrete pedestal reads "Geodetic Survey of Canada", unfortunately without an elevation or reference number.
Southwesterly view of Ile d'Entree as the ferry arrives at Iles-de-La-Madeleine, dominating L-R are Pig Hill, Cherry Hill and Big Hill (2013-08-04). Photo by
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: 169 m/554 ft
: 169 m/554 ft
: Gulf of Saint Lawrence 0 m/0 ft
86.79 km/53.93 mi
Nearest Higher Neighbor
Isolation distance is based on NHN and is slightly overstated.
Gulf of Saint Lawrence Appalachians
Anticosti Island-Magdalen Islands
Île d'Entrée (Highest Point)
11 N/5 1:50,000
1:50,000 Topographic Survey Map
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