Imagine you're on the shores of the Ottawa River. You turn your face up to the warming rays of the sun and take a cleansing breath; the air is crisp, fresh, sweet. An American Goldfinch sings; not to be outdone, the Cardinal, Robin, and Blue Jay vie for attention. Flaps of wings alert you to the Great Blue Heron leaving its perch. Gentle waves lap around the rocky shore, and a splash confirms that the fish are restless.
Could you have found an oasis of calm so close to Canada's Capital city?
You're in beautiful Pontiac County, so untouched by big city development that it's easy to imagine our first great explorer, Samuel de Champlain, paddling his canoe along this very shore, his senses engaged by the same smells, sounds and views that we're enjoying 400 years later.
Yet, time hasn't stood still. Once only accessible by river, today the Pontiac greets you from all cardinal points, and whether by car, by boat, or by bicycle, we're proud to invite you to explore our inner beauty.
By Car - Take the main roads and highways to get to our region and veer off onto crossroads. You won't know where to look.
By Bike - Ride in the open air either on the Cyclopark PPJ or along the small winding roads of our themed trips.
By Boat - Sail on one of our thousands of lakes and our majestic rivers. Put a line in the water and let the waves rock you to utter relaxation under a Pontiac sunset.