Thomas Leopold “Carbide” Willson was a great inventor and fascinating Canadian historical character. Come discover the ruins of a revolutionary industrial plant he built in 1911, right here in Gatineau Park. Take a hike with us and learn more about this prolific inventor!
– Learn more about the industrial history of this area before it became part of Gatineau Park.
– Get acquainted with this fascinating man and his extraordinary inventions.
– Visit the site of his experimental fertilizer plant and enjoy the photogenic ruins and waterfall.
This is a walk of approximately 3-4 kms on hilly and probably wet terrain. Appropriate footwear and clothing as well as water and a snack are recommended. This Friends of Gatineau Park activity is for persons aged 10 and older. Reservations are required.
Below are more details about this activity:
When? Saturday, May 9, 2015 (bilingual), 9:30 am to 12 pm
Cost? Member of the Friends of Gatineau Park – Adult: $12; Student (13 and over) / Senior (60 and over): $10. Non-Member – Adult: $15; Student / Senior (60 and over): $12; Child (Age 10 to 12): $5. The funds raised will help support Friends of Gatineau Park activities.
- Meeting Point? Gatineau Park Visitor Centre, 33 Scott Road, Chelsea, Quebec. Participants will drive to O’Brien parking lot (P11) on Meech Lake Road, starting point of the hike
- Reservations and information? 819-827-2020 or 1-866-456-3016 (toll-free)
Photos: Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons