The call of the West

Travelling west into the Pontiac is a journey to the unknown, to a territory of striking untamed beauty where unique experiences await you: ziplining high above a canyon, rafting under the full moon, and dogsledding in midsummer! Start your adventure at Coulonge Falls Park. Follow the interpretive trails along the river, and if the spirit moves you, soar high above it!

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Points of interest

Coulonge Falls Park
100, promenade du Parc-des-Chutes
Mansfield-et-Pontefract (Québec) J0X 1R0

Discover Coulonge Falls Park in the heart of the Pontiac, and enjoy history, culture and outdoor adventure! Stroll along our hiking trails, where you’ll find displays of artifacts and information about the log drive. For a real thrill, try our new aerial obstacle courses (for adults and children) or our giant zip lines leading to the Via Ferrata. An ideal destination for an active day out with family, friends or work colleagues.

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Big thrills for big kids! Traverse a cliff face on the Via Ferrata, or soar above the canyon on a zipline.
Chutes Coulonge Adventure Park
100, promenade du Parc-des-Chutes
Mansfield-et-Pontefract (Québec) J0X 1R0

Come discover our two new adult aerial obstacle courses and the eight zip line series! Our giant canyon zip lines are guaranteed to take your breath away. Don’t miss the Via Ferrata (Latin for "iron road"), a 500-metre climbing experience along the rock face above the Coulonge River. Activities for all skill levels, from beginner to expert.

37,8 km
After an active half day at Coulonge Falls Park, drive to Horizon X Rafting. If you happen to be there the night of a full moon, be sure to try night rafting! Along the way, take a break in Fort Coulonge at the historic Spruceholme Inn, a 19th-century  mansion that has been meticulously restored to its original splendour.
Horizon X Rafting
12, chemin Cadieux
L'Île-du-Grand-Calumet (Québec) J0X 1J0

Fun for the whole family! Located 50 minutes from Gatineau-Ottawa, Horizon X invites you to experience rafting and kayaking on the Ottawa River, with a great rate of flow and warm water throughout the summer season. We offer personalized service and organized activities for all ages. Exclusive to Horizon X: Class 2 full-moon rafting excursion! Include Horizon X in your summer vacation plans!

30,6 km
After that adrenalin rush, it's time for a good meal! Café 349 in Shawville is just the place. Next, off to Timberland Tours for a ride through the woods on a sled pulled by friendly dogs—the fastest on the planet!
Timberland Tours
36, chemin Ragged Chute
Bristol (Québec) J0X 1G0

You can live an unforgettable adventure any time of year, in the heart of Pontiac, only 45 minutes from Gatineau/Ottawa! Discover an exceptional breed of dogs – a hearty mix of greyhound, husky and pointer; over 40 very endearing pups! In the summer months, climb aboard a wagon pulled by a team of dogs, over scenic sand covered trails. In the winter, dog-sled tours are organized over 15 km of snowy trails. A wonderful experience crowned by warm hospitality, bonfire and wood cabin. By reservation only.