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.
Most recent Cantley 1889 article: Cantley’s Heritage – Why So Important - June 2021.
This site is a memorial to Cantley’s early pioneers,
and to Cantley’s first European settler, Andrew Blackburn
For cemetery information, visit The Blackburn Pioneer Cemetery.
Official Opening - plaque unveiling and guided tour - See poster.
See videos by videographer Pierre Belisle and others.