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Explore and discover the beauty that lies within and surrounding Canada's Capital Region. We explore many of the region’s natural and historical gems, from caves and mines to abandoned ruins and unique landscapes. This site is all encompassing and offers a wide variety of fascinating opportunities to suit any outdoor or heritage enthusiast. We have created this site to showcase these modest marvels and share a little of our local history.
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ABANDONED Vinette Silo
The structure, which was built in 1945, is known as the Vinette silo because it was constructed by brothers Rhéo and Lionel Vinette to store corn after the Second World War ended. Their father owned the farmlands before them and the Vinettes are considered one of the pioneer families of Orléans.
The brothers are said to have waited until the end of the war so they would have the right materials to make the cement for a well-made silo.