Barkmere was incorporated in 1926 under the Cities and Towns Act of the Province of Quebec. The main objective pursued by the “founding fathers” was to protect Bark Lake and its environment against the threats of deforestation, agricultural runoffs, and overfishing. These preoccupations were very forward thinking for the era.Over the years, generations of Mayors and Councillors have continued this countercurrent approach to municipal administration, where protection and preservation supersede development. They have enacted various bylaws to protect the shoreline, to enforce maintenance of septic systems, and to control residential development.Today, the result of these efforts is a Lake with pristine waters, surrounded by a natural landscape where the footprint of the residents is kept to a minimum. These residents, the Bark Lakers, are very proud of their achievements, and very protective of their lake. Thanks to their continuous efforts, and their rigorous standards, this legacy of beauty and tranquility is being preserved for the future generations.Feel free to explore the website and let us know your comments.