Chutes Coulonge, Fort Coulonge

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The Coulonge Chutes is a non-profit recreation park and historical exhibition area operating in Mansfield-et-Pontefract, in the Pontiac Regional County Municipality of western Quebec, Canada. Its main attraction is the 42m high Grandes Chutes waterfall of the Coulonge River and 100m long cement log slide.Although the last log drive ended here in 1982, the waterfalls and gorge of the Coulonge River enjoy a substantial popularity among tourists, hikers and cyclists for playing a tremendous role in the reimagining of ecotourism in an area no longer able to survive upon resource extraction alone.HistoryAt the beginning of the 19th century, early forestry operations pushed tall white pines, squared by axe, down into the Ottawa River, destined to be sold by auction near the Canadian Parliament buildings and exported to England where they were used to build ships during the Berlin Decree proclaimed by Napoleon Bonaparte. Timber from the area played a large part in the construction of cities along the American East Coast including Boston and New York City.
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  • October 3, 2017
    Fortunately I went when no one else was around. This was during the spring runoff when the volume and force of water falling was at its peak. I could only marvel at nature's majesty: the narrow canyon...  more »
  • September 13, 2017
    Visited Chutes Coulonge recently and found it very interesting. The falls are wonderful to see and the park itself is a lovely walk. Lots of signage to explain everything we were seeing. Didn't try to...  more »
  • August 27, 2017
    Makes a really good date. Ziplinging over a waterfall and climbing through a canyon and tree top park. It's even nice to just go there and hike around to see the waterfalls.  more »

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