The ruins in the Deschênes Rapids

One of my favourite places to go and shoot at is the Deschênes Rapids historical site, a short ten minute drive from home.  See my gallery page for all photos

 From the  Outaouais’ Forest History multimedia website
The locality of Deschênes is situated on the North shore of the Ottawa River, at the southern end of the Vanier Road, near Aylmer, in the City of Gatineau. Its name dates back to 1686, the fateful year in which the Chevalier de Troyes went up the Ottawa River and crossed the Abitibi Region with a French military contingent, with orders to launch a surprise attack on the English Forts that stood on the shore of Hudson’s Bay….” Read more here

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