Manoir Papineau National Historic Site
Set in Montebello, halfway between Gatineau and Montréal, Manoir Papineau is a page straight out of 19th century history that opens right before your eyes, the grand estate of Louis-Joseph Papineau, the man who was to become a leading figure in Canadian politics.
Flanked by four towers, the manor house rules over its surrounding landscape with its landscaped garden, spacious lawns, wooded areas and a stream.
Take an excursion into the life of the head of Francophone patriots. On the menu: a guided tour of the manor and its outbuildings. Nostalgia is guaranteed.
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Hours of operation
Closed for the winter season
Free admission for youth in 2018. Other fees still apply.
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Carillon Barracks National Historic Site
Opened in 1843, the Sainte-Anne Canal was the main entry point for the waterway between Montréal and Kingston. Take a trip through 150 years of history. Then go to the pier for a picnic and watch the lock in operation.
Carillon Canal National Historic Site
Watch boats pass through the Carillon Canal lock, navigating a 20-metre drop in a single operation. Stop in at the museum to inspect an interpretive panel about the history of the Ottawa River’s 19th century travellers.
Fort Témiscamingue National Historic Site
Stand at the spot where an important trading post operated for two centuries. Travel into the past and enjoy a natural setting on the shores of Lake Témiscamingue.
Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site
The Coteau-du-Lac site is a natural stop for history lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. As the first fortified lock structure in North America, the canal is the direct ancestor of the St. Lawrence Seaway.
Rideau Canal National Historic Site
An historic 19th century military waterway linking rivers and lakes across Eastern Ontario’s countryside, the Rideau Canal is now a popular natural playground, perfect for boating, paddling, fishing, camping, hiking and cycling the canal’s wooded pathways.