Carbide Willson Ruins Hike

Carbide Willson Ruins Hike
Carbide Willson Ruins Hike
Location Info

Thomas Leopold Willson was a great inventor and fascinating Canadian historical character. Join the Friends of Gatineau Park for a hike to discover the ruins of a revolutionary industrial plant that he built in 1911.

  • Learn about the industrial history of this area before it became part of Gatineau Park.
  • Discover this fascinating man and his extraordinary inventions.
  • Visit the site of his experimental fertilizer plant, which offers great opportunities for photos of the waterfall and ruins.

This three-kilometre hike (round trip) follows hilly terrain that is likely to be muddy. It is recommended that you wear appropriate footwear and clothing, and bring water and a snack.

This Friends of Gatineau Park activity is for persons aged 10 and older. Reservations are required.

When?

Saturday, May 9, 2015 (bilingual)
9:30 am to noon

Cost?

Member of the Friends of Gatineau Park

Adult: $12
Student (13 and over) / Senior (60 and over): $10

Non-Member

Adult: $15
Student (13 and over) / Senior (60 and over): $12

Child (Age 10 to 12)

Cost: $5

The funds raised will help support Friends of Gatineau Park activities.

Where?

Meeting point at 9:30 am: Gatineau Park Visitor Centre
33 Scott Road, Chelsea, Quebec
Participants will drive to the hiking starting point located at O’Brien parking lot (P11) on Chemin du Lac-Meech.

Reservations and information

819-827-2020 or 1-866-456-3016 (toll-free)