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, document,protect and promote Cantley's history and 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.
Cantley 1889 received these awards recognizing its work to discover, document, protect and promote Cantley's history and heritage.
Most recent article - September 2023:
Cantley School Days
See upcoming events for more information.
Images and videos of Cantley's history and heritage showing Cantley's historical artefacts, buildings and sites.
Created by Cantley 1889, Valérie Crevier and photographer Pierre Bélisle.
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.
The cemetery is open to visitors.
60, chemin River, Cantley QC