Real Estate in Rivière-au-Tonnerre, Quebec
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Rivière-au-Tonnerre is a municipality in the Côte-Nord region of the province of Quebec in Canada.
In addition to Riviere-au-Tonnerre itself, the communities within the municipality include Rivière-Pigou, Rivière-aux-Graines, and Sheldrake, all located along the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and accessible via Quebec Route 138.
The main and almost exclusive local economic activity is crab fishing. A factory which processes the crab meat sustains the bulk of the population.
The eponymous Thunder River (French: Riviere au Tonnerre), which flows through the municipality, has a large series of waterfalls at 5 kilometers (3.1 mi) from its mouth in the Saint Lawrence. These falls with a total drop of about 50 meters (160 ft) have a roar that reminds one of the noise caused by thunder.