In all of the Outaouais, the Pontiac is the most distinguished by its intricate historical and cultural diversity.
Colonized by successive waves of French, Irish, Scottish, English, Polish and German immigrants, this territory reveals the story of its past in the diversity of its architectural styles, such as its squared timber cabins, Victorian houses or sixty-one churches.
This cultural diversity is also reflected in the names of places in Pontiac County: Sheenboro, Fort-Coulonge, Bristol, Lake Schwartz, the Polish Hills... Even the MRC carries the name of a great native American leader, Chief Pontiac of the Ottawa Nation, who stood out after the conquest of New France for his tenacity and courage. These are the many filaments of the cultural tapestry of the Pontiac, whose colours blend more harmoniously today than in its often stormy past.
The number and quality of artists who live and work in the Pontiac are a testament to the many assets conducive to creativity that the Pontiac possesses. Our landscapes and local personalities have long been a source of inspiration for our artists.
Each year, Pontiac artists open their doors to visitors who, while enjoying the works on display, also enjoy the picture-perfect journey between the studios.
What a wonderful way to discover Pontiac County!