Located on the shore of Rupert Bay at the confluence of the Nottaway, Broadback, Rupert and Pontax rivers, Waskaganish (“little house”) was a popular meeting place for inland communities. Also know as Fort St-Jacques, in 1668, it became the site of the very first trading post established by Pierre-Esprit Radisson and Médart Chouart, Sieur des Groseilliers.