Deschênes Heritage by the River

Photo:  Mary McConnell Island and the mill race at the Deschênes Rapids

Deschênes, on the north bank of the Ottawa River at 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, 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. Description francais.

Carte indiquant le point de départ

The route will mostly follow the cycle path along the river, to the west and east of the starting point. We will also visit part of the neighbourhood with its nice mixed housing stock.

Au sujet du guide

Howard Powles, President of the Deschênes Residents' Association, has been working with historians, naturalists, residents and municipal authorities to document and protect the natural and historical heritage of the neighbourhood for several years. We are very happy and proud to introduce visitors to our beautiful riverside area.


Howard Powles

Date:sam 6 mai, 2017
Durée: 1 heure
Langue: anglais
Début:South end of Vanier Road, <p>..........................parking lot by the river
Quartier:Deschênes, Aylmer sector, <p>.........................Gatineau
Distance:2.0 kms

The route follows the paved cycle path, sidewalks, and streets.

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Deschênes Island
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