CANCELLED—Deschênes Heritage by the River
Île Mary McConnell / Mary McConnell Island
Due to water levels in the Deschênes area, this walk has been cancelled.
Note: In light of predictions of rainfall and snowmelt, there may be flooding along the Ottawa River. We will post an update closer to Jane's Walk Weekend when we know more about the water levels at that time. Please check the website on or after Friday, May 3, to confirm whether flooding will prevent us from holding this walk.
Deschênes, on the north bank of the Ottawa River beside the Deschênes Rapids, has witnessed the many stages of the region's history—portages by First Nations and European explorers, industries powered by flowing water, a nickel refinery, and the development of a mixed suburban residential environment. Green spaces and the river provide a beautiful natural setting. This walk will explore highlights of the past and present of this historic area, including the ruins of the old hydro dam and wildlife of riverside habitats.
This is a bilingual walk./Ceci est une visite guidée bilingue.