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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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Culbute Locks & Dam - 1873
Culbute Locks and Dam are a couple of kilometres west of Chichester, PQ on the Culbute Channel in the Ottawa River on the north side of Allumette Island. They were built between 1873 and 1876 as part of the larger Georgian Bay Ship Canal project. They were in use until 1889 when they were abandoned.