Cantley 1889 - Our past Our future

to discover, catalogue, protect and promote our heritage


Cantley 1889 in the Cantley Echo:

Most recent article: Dean Family Christmas on “The Burr Road” - December 2018.

See other articles about Cantley's history.

Aspects of Cantley History

See videos by videographer Pierre Belisle and others.

Close to the nation's capital is the rural municipality of Cantley, Quebec. Its first pioneers settled here in the 1820's; a local government was established in 1889. Today it is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Canada.

Cantley 1889 was founded by volunteers interested in discovering Cantley's roots from the early 19th century - its logging on the Gatineau River, mining mica from the rocky Canadian Shield, farming its rolling hills and fields. Our mandate is to discover, catalogue, protect and promote our heritage.

We are a registered not-for-profit voluntary organization. Your membership supports Cantley 1889. We welcome your stories and photos of Cantley’s past and your volunteer help.

Read Articles from Cantley 1889, our monthly column on Cantley Heritage and topics of local historical interest originally published in the community newspaper The Echo of Cantley.


Parc Mary-Anne-Phillips (47 ch Summer, Cantley)

  • Cantley’s restored Tugboat and Mine Car with their descriptive panels situated with a unique view of the Gatineau River. In 2017, Embâcle, a sculpture carved from river logs, was installed here showing the symbolism of the river’s history.
St. Andrew’s pulpit and pew with part of “Cantley’s Mining Heritage” photo display in the background.

Cantley Townhall, Lower Lobby, 8 ch River, Cantley, Quebec

  • Cantley 1889 photo exhibit: Cantley’s Mining Heritage
    Historic pulpit and pew donated from St. Andrew’s Church (1876 - 2016)

Notecards for Sale

to commemorate Cantley 1889’s major projects in Parc Mary-Anne- Phillips. See more.