The walk is almost entirely on paved paths and city streets.
The Deschênes Rapids have witnessed many events during their long history, the traces of which remain in a relatively undeveloped natural setting. Come discover the natural and historical heritage of this fascinating site - the portage, the old dam, nesting birds, and much more.
This is a bilingual walk./Ceci est une visite guidée bilingue. Description francais.
We'll meet at the south end of Vanier Road at the river bank. The walk will first take the bike path along the river, west and east of the meeting point, and then go along streets in the neighbourhood (Martel, Rosenes, Deschênes, Vanier).
Howard is President of the Deschênes Residents' Association. The Deschênes Rapids have inspired him for 25 years. For the last several years, with other colleagues, he has been documenting and popularizing the heritage of the rapids.