Territory and economy
Surface : 4 456,57 km2
The MRC of Bonaventure extends for about 90 km along the coastline of the Bay of Chaleur. Its surface is covered (94%) by forests. The exploitation of its coastal waters was the first important economical activity. But now is being replaced by agriculture and forest activities.
For a long time fishing was the main activity, but like the rest of Quebec the tertiary section has gained in importance since the 1970’s.