The story behind Rue J.-Armand-Bombardier


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Joseph-Armand Bombardier is seated at the wheel of the B12 military snowmobile, circa 1943.

This street is named in honour of Joseph-Armand Bombardier (1907-1964), who was born in Valcourt, in Quebec’s Eastern Townships. He was an inventor and businessman who founded Bombardier Inc., which is now a multinational manufacturer of planes and trains. His most famous invention was the snowmobile, including a smaller recreational model that became known as the Ski-Doo.