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Lodge at Bryson Point

Enjoy the beautiful weather at the Lodge at Bryson Point! Conveniently located 5 minutes from the Inn, this private property sits at the confluence of the Coulonge and Ottawa rivers. Wind your way down the river to the old railway bridge, past Bryson house and under the scenic Red Bridge. This is a great spot to go for a swim or simply to enjoy the scenery from the dock and beach.
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Chutes Coulonge

Experience the breathtaking scenery of the area's most magnificent waterfalls and canyon. The site pays tribute to the historic days of the great log drives, and a 3000 ft wooden log slide. Explore the Coulonge Falls on well maintained pedestrian trails, footbridges, and lookouts. Bring a picnic, shop for souvenirsor browse the many logging artefacts.

If you’re feeling adventurous, you can experience the aerial park at the chutes, which includes giant zip lines above white water rapids, climbing of the canyon’s rock face using cables and anchors, as well as an obstacle course located high up in the trees.

Marchand Bridge

This bridge is the longest covered bridge in Quebec, still used for vehicular traffic. It was built in 1898. The Pont Marchand was officially declared a historical monument in 1989, by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs of Quebec.

Whitewater rafting

Horizon X: Our unique river approach makes HorizonX the only truly exciting rafting company out there. We play more, surf more, and bodysurf more. No waiting around. Our trips are designed to take maximum advantage of the river features without compromising safety. Superior quality rafting on the Ottawa River! Rafting runs from May to October.

Exclusively in Canada! Horizon X is excited to be the only company on the Ottawa River to offer FULL MOON RAFTING trips. Come rafting with us through up to class II rapids and experience the thrill of White Water while rafting under the serenity of the moonlit sky. We guide you down the river as you experience the nature and wildlife that can only be seen under the stars.

Esprit Rafting: Esprit offers a variety of fun, high quality whitewater adventure trips that range from scenic meandering canoeing to adrenaline pumping whitewater day trips, multi-day adventures, float trips and physically challenging expeditions. Esprit offers Canadian based programs to international adventure travel. Discover the variety of tours available for both first time adventurers and experienced paddlers alike. Satisfy your spirit of adventure and join Esprit!

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Cycling

Built on the old Pontiac Pacific Junction railroad tracks, the Cycloparc PPJ (PPJ 1 on the map) offers a relatively flat ride, enjoyable and accessible for the whole family. This 92-km off-road trail, which is for the exclusive use of cyclists and hikers, crosses the Pontiac between Bristol to the East and l'Isle-aux-Allumettes to the West. The agricultural and forest landscapes, wetlands, exceptional views of the Ottawa River and the small authentic and welcoming communities it intersects, make it a trail of contrasts and discoveries.

Horseback Riding

R.S. Ranch: Western horseback and trail riding for every skill level! We specialize in horseback adventures in the Pontiac region of Western Quebec. For the beginner or expert we have an adventure that will satisfy you. If you have your own horse we are happy to have you along on one of our trail rides, and join in our fun.

We offer horseback riding, day camps, trail rides, riding school, sleigh and wagon rides, pony rides and overnight trail ride campouts.

Golf

Pontefract Golf Course: This lovely course offers 18 holes and is located in Mansfield, Quebec. Rentals of golf carts, pull carts and clubs are available. Norway Bay: Our 1930’s golf course (par 38/39) offers challenging play and an opportunity to play a “little piece of history”. Stanley Thompson and Robert Trent Jones are world famous golf course architects  - and they also happen to be the architects of Norway Bay golf course! This gem in the Ottawa Valley is a testimonial to great design and signature architecture. Interesting layout, signature features and beautiful natural setting are just a few reasons to play this unique course.

Power carts, club and pull cart rentals along with a full service proshop make your golf experience enjoyable.

Skating

Enjoy a skate on the river across from Spruceholme. Bring your own skates or borrow a pair at the end of Jewel St, where you can also get some hot chocolate.
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Dog sledding

Eskimo: Come enjoy a memorable experience in the Outaouais region. We offer dogsledding, snowshoeing, sliding, geocaching and much more!

Timberland: Since 2008, Timberland Tours has been offering year round sledding adventures for the whole family. Our experienced guides will teach you how to harness, hook-up and drive your very own team of race dogs on our private, world class trails through a beautiful red pine forest. No experience necessary.  We have over 40 dogs waiting to take you on a thrilling ride.  These dogs aren’t your typical Siberian Huskies. They are a special mix of German Pointer, Greyhound and Alaskan Husky.  This creates some of the fastest sled dogs on the planet! You can enjoy a ride with your family and friends on our custom-made dry-land rig in the summer, and on our sleds in the winter.

Downhill Skiing

Mont Chilly offers the kind of terrain one finds in the big mountain resorts of the Rockies – in a micro resort in the Laurentians. With six runs, Mont Chilly offers everything from a gentle groomer, to un-groomed glades skiing, to steep bump runs. With an excellent fall-line, Chilly boasts 430′ of vertical served by a single T-Bar. Typical descent time on the longest run for an advanced skier/snowboarder is 1m30s. With several black diamond and double black trails – Mont Chilly is a great mountain for the whole family, from experts to novices. The cost is $2.00 per run or $20.00 for the day.

Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

Welcome to SKI PONTIAC, an opportunity for cross-country ski and snowshoe enthusiasts to share with family and friends an exciting winter experience in beautiful Pontiac County. Nestled within the picturesque grounds of the Pine Lodge Golf Club and the surrounding area, SKI PONTIAC offers over 12.5km of groomed and tracked cross-country trails. Come and discover our trails, make new friends and play in Pontiac County.

Snowmobiling

Pontiac Snowmobile Driver’s Association Inc.: Travel along 450 km of trails. Our territory stretches from Gatineau, Aylmer sector, to Shawville and Portage-du-Fort, then to Kazabazua, forming a triangle.

Pingouin Snowmobile Club: Discover the snowy trails of the Pontiac! Our 420 km of trails cross through the municipalities of Rapide-des-Joachims and Fort-Coulonge.

   
NameAddressPhone
Number
Website
Chutes
Coulonge
100 Promenade du Parc-des-Chutes
Mansfield,
QC J0X 1R0
(819) 683-2770http://chutescoulonge.qc.ca
Horizon X12 cadieux,
Ile du grand calumet
QC J0X1J0
1-866-695-2925www.horizonx.ca
Esprit Rafting3 Chemin Esprit Davidson
(Mansfield-et-Pontefract),
QC J0X 1R0
1 (800) 596-7238www.whitewater.ca
R.S. Ranch2 Chemin du Tré Carré
Mansfeld et Pontefract
QC J0X 1R0
1 819-683-1252www.ranch-rs.com
Pontefract
Golf Course
35 Terry Fox Drive
Mansfield
QC J0X 1R0
1-819-683-3308http://pontefractgolf.com
Norway Bay#3 Second Line
Bristol
QC J0X 1G0
819-647-2776www.norwaybaygolf.ca
Timberland36 Ragged Chute
Bristol
QC J0X 1G0
819-647-3185www.timberlandtours.ca
Eskimo1378, Route 301 P.O. Box 483
Otter Lake
QC J0X 2P0
613 454 5443 http://escapade-eskimo.com/dog-sled.html
Mont Chilly220 Chemin du Lac de la Truite
Mansfield-et-Pontefract
QC J0X 1R0
(819) 683-3595www.montchilly.ca
Ski Pontiac http://skipontiac.ca
Pontiac
Snowmobile
Association
945 PO Box
Shawville
QC J0X 2Y0
819-456-2526www.amp-psda.qc.ca
Pingouin
Snowmobile
Club
10 PO Box
Fort-Coulonge
QC JOX 1VO
819-689-2675www.motoneiges.ca