Carbide Willson Hike – Saturday, May 9

220px-Thomas_Leopold_WillsonThomas 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

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