Pontiac is located in the Outaouais Region, in the Collines-de-l'Outaouais County. The community runs along the Ottawa River beginning at the west boundaries of the Aylmer sector in the City of Gatineau.
Close to 6 thousand people live here. Pontiac was founded in 1975 as a result of the amalgamation of four villages, thus Onslow-South, Onslow-North, Quyon and Eardley. Today Quyon is Pontiac’s urban centre. This sector is located approximately 50 kilometres from Gatineau. Pontiac borders the municipalities of Chelsea and La Peche.
The Gatineau Park, one of the most beautiful parks in Canada is partly situated within the Pontiac’s boundaries.
The locals appreciate the magnificent rural landscape which is made up of agricultural terrain enclosed by the Ottawa River and the Eardley escarpment, which is a unique geological formation, made by glaciers that also moulded the Outaouais region after the Champlain Sea had receded. There are presently affordable building lots available in the municipality to accommodate family life.
There are two main sporting facilities in Pontiac; one is situated in Luskville and another in Quyon. There are also two schools, one for the French speaking children and the second one for the English speaking kids. This rural community has always been focused on farming.
A beautiful canal, built in the 1800’s crosses the territory.
Funny enough, it was never used, but today it’s a part of an attraction of the area. A marina and camp grounds in Quyon, as well as the bicycle trail and the Chats falls Regional Park are structuring projects which are presently under study or in progress.
To contact Pontiac:
2024, route 148
Phone: 819 455-2401 Pontiac’s Web site: www.munpontiac.com
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