Pointe-de-l'Église, Nova Scotia
Pointe-de-l'Église, (Church Point) is an unincorporated community located on Saint Mary's Bay in the District of Clare, Digby County, Nova Scotia, Canada. It is home to Université Sainte-Anne and is known primarily for the tallest wooden church in North America, Église Sainte-Marie, which is located just north of the University. The Rendez-vous de la Baie Visitor Centre, housing an Acadian interpretive centre and visitor information, is located on the university campus. An Acadian Odyssey Monument commemorating the founding of Clare was erected in September 2015, and is situated in front of the Visitor Centre.
Location of Pointe-de-l'Église, Nova Scotia
|Coordinates: 44°20′20.22″N 66°06′51.04″W|
|Incorporated||February 28, 1890|
|Electoral Districts |
|• Type||Town Council|
|• MLA||Wayne Gaudet (L)|
|• MP||Greg Kerr (C)|
|Elevation||0 - 152 m (−499 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC-4 (AST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-3 (ADT)|
|Canadian Postal code|
Also on the university campus houses the local arena and the home of the Clare Acadiens hockey association.
The Catholic Church Sainte-Marie, was built from 1903 to 1905. Today it is on the "Evangeline Trail" and borders the campus of Université Sainte-Anne, the only French language university in Nova Scotia. Pointe-de-l'Église continues to constitute part of a thriving Acadian French linguistic presence in Nova Scotia.