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Gatineau is a former municipality in the Province of Quebec and the location of the oldest non-native settlement in the National Capital Region. It was founded on the north shore of the Ottawa River in 1800 by Philemon Wright at the portage around the Chaudière Falls just upstream (or west) from where the Gatineau and Rideau Rivers flow into the Ottawa. Wright brought his family, five other families and twenty-five labourers[3] and a plan to establish an agriculturally based community to what was a mosquito-infested wilderness. But soon after, Wright and his family took advantage of the large lumber stands and became involved in the timber trade. The original settlement was called Wrightstown, later it became Hull and in 2002, after amalgamation, the City of Gatineau.

In 1820, before immigrants from Great Britain arrived in great numbers, Hull Township had a population of 707, including 365 men, 113 women, and 229 children. Note the discrepancy in the number of men and women, owing to the male work of the timber trade. In 1824, there were 106 families and 803 persons. During the rest of the 1820s, the population of Hull doubled, owing to the arrival of Ulster Protestants. By 1851, the population of the County of Ottawa was 11,104, of which 2,811 lived in Hull Township. By comparison, Bytown had a population of 7, 760 in 1851. By 1861, Ottawa County now had a population of 15,671, of which 3,711 lived in Hull Township. The gradual move to the Township by French Canadians continued over the years, with the French Canadians growing from 10% of the population in 1850, to 50% in 1870, and 90% in 1920.[4]

The Gatineau River, like the Ottawa River, was very much the preserve of the draveurs, people who would use the river to transport logs from lumber camps until they arrived downriver. (The Gatineau River flows south into the Ottawa River which flows east to the St Lawrence River near Montreal.) The log-filled Ottawa River, as viewed from Hull, appeared on the back of the Canadian one-dollar bill until it was replaced by a dollar coin (the "loonie") in 1987, and the very last of the dwindling activity of the draveurs on these rivers ended a few years later.

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Local Attractions

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A wonderful new perspective of the Wakefield-Chelsea-Hull Steam Train ... thanks to the author Read More...
Posted by Stephen Lynott on 2010-11-23
This video is a wonderful new perspective on Wakefield Quebec ... thanks to the author Read More...
Posted by Stephen Lynott on 2010-11-02

Construction and Expansion

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Curb appeal can make the difference between selling your home and not! Here's what it takes to make home buyers want to get inside your home to have a look.   Front lawn Mow the lawn diagonally and edge the lawn along the driveway and sidewalks. Add a bench, or bistro table with two chairs to make your home entrance warm and inviting. Put a fresh coat of paint on your door and update ... Read More...
Posted by Marilyn Mullen on 2013-05-28

Community Events

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   It’s hard to find time for all the things we need to do on a daily basis.      During Veteran’s Week, Century 21 Macintyre would like to encourage everyone to take a few minutes to really think about the meaning of Remembrance Day.    It is up to every individual to show our gratitude and respect for the sacrifices our veterans have made ... Read More...
Posted by Marilyn Mullen on 2013-11-04
The Wakefield Christmas Craft Fair is an annual event held in early November in collaboration with Ski Vorlage and Vorlage President David Saunders. It takes place on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Chalet of Ski Vorlage in Wakefield, Quebec. For the little village of Wakefield, this is a rather large craft fair, with over 70 of the finest artisans from all over the Gatineau ... Read More...
Posted by Marilyn Mullen on 2013-10-31

Parks & Recreation

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The National Capital Commission (NCC) has a long tradition of conserving and protecting natural environments in Gatineau Park. For more than 40 years, thousands of studies have been conducted by the Parks professionals, as well as by researchers from scientific and academic institutions. The Parks current conservation work is structured by many scientific studies and a number of planning ... Read More...
Posted by Stephen Lynott on 2010-12-02
The Gatineau Guide is one of best resource websites for the Gatineau Park. http://guidegatineau.ca/   Read More...
Posted by Stephen Lynott on 2010-11-30

Market Reports and Conditions

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With spring being the busiest time for real estate, homeowners planning to put their homes on the market shouldn’t wait for flowers to bloom before getting ready to sell. Having a few months to prepare can make for a much smoother selling experience. If you’re a prospective home seller, here are five things you can do now to get ready for a spring sale: Start Packing It may sound ... Read More...
Posted by Marilyn Mullen on 2014-02-10
      Buying your first home is one of the largest investments of your life. Canada's Economic Action Plan introduces the First-Time Home Buyers' (FTHB) Tax Credit and the expansion of the Home Buyers' Plan (HBP) to provide you with additional benefits and help you realize your dream of homeownership. First-Time Home Buyers' (FTHB) Tax Credit The costs associated with purchasing ... Read More...
Posted by Marilyn Mullen on 2014-01-07

Sports & Activities

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Mont Ste-Marie is located just 60 minutes north of downtown Ottawa and just 45mins from Gatineau. Mont Ste-Marie has 1,200 vertical feet of skiing and 20 runs.  There are two sides to the mountain, both serviced by high speed quad chairlifts. Vanier has great beginner and intermediate slopes, as well as the Liberation snow park. Cheval Blanc has the best expert slopes around, with a great balance ... Read More...
Posted by Stephen Lynott on 2010-11-26
October 03, 2010 (Gatineau Park) – A total of 257 roller skiers gathered on Saturday morning Oct. 2 in Gatineau Park as Ottawa’s Fresh Air Experience ski shop sponsored an attempt to set a World Record for the most roller skiers in one place at one time.       Read More...
Posted by Stephen Lynott on 2010-11-23
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