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Chutes Coulonge, Fort Coulonge

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Geologic Formation Waterfall
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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  • If you are passing through Fort-Coulonge you have to visit Chutes Coulonge they are simply breathtaking,summer or winter during their Festival of Lights.Make shure to bring your camera you will want t...  more »
  • Fort Coulonge is a place with rugged attraction. Visitors can watch a short documentary that offers more than a peek to the time of the logging industry, the hardships, the simplicity, camaraderie and...  more »
  • We decided to take our Fall Drive up to Fort Coulonge & have lunch at Spruceholme. We saw the signs for the falls & decided to go. It was a gorgeous day & we had a very pleasant walk out to the falls....  more »

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