Self-Guided Tour of Kapuskasing and Hearst Region



At / Near :

Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada

Language :  

english

Suggested transport :

   foot     

Trail :  

112.45 km

Points of interest :  

10

Rating :  

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Target :  

Everyone

Accessibility :

  • Permanently, the whole year

Presented by

Destination Northern Ontario


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Self-Guided Tour of Kapuskasing and Hearst Region

Description


Sawmills and timber harvesting were an integral part of the settlement of the province. Pulp and paper mills were soon established, leading to the birth of many towns in Northeastern Ontario.  This tour examines some of the phenomena that shaped the early economy of the communities of Hearst and Kapuskasing and subsequently allowed the lumber industry to gradually carve out a niche.

In Hearst, the percentage of Francophones is higher than anywhere else in Ontario. For this city of about 5,000 inhabitants, 9 out of 10 people are French-speaking. In Kapuskasing, a town of 8,000 inhabitants, 70% of the population is French-speaking.

SELF-GUIDED TOUR OPTION

The map and content are available both online (streaming) and offline (without Internet in the field, cell phone in hand) with the Preload option of the mobile application. This guide is therefore accessible everywhere.

Good discoveries!


CREDITS

Produced by Destination Northern Ontario, in collaboration with FedNor, NOHFC, Town of Hearst and Town of Kapuskasing

Main picture: Old postal card capted by Dumoulin Studio, Kapuskasing.

Thanks also to:

Kapuskasing Economic Development Corporation
Heritage Sawmill
Ecomusée de Hearst
Ron Morel Memorial Museum
Destination Northern Ontario
Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation

Overview of map and points of interest

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You must use a tablet or smartphone to access it.
  1.  

    1. The old Spruce Falls factory

  2.  

    2. Railway station of Kapuskasing | Ron-Morel Museum

  3.  

    3. Kapuskasing Inn

  4.  

    4. Prisoner of War Internment Camp Monument

  5.  

    5. CFS Lowther Radar Old Site

  6.  

    6. Reesor Siding Monument

  7.  

    7. Reesor, the Ghost Hamlet

  8.  

    8. Heritage Sawmill

  9.  

    9. Ecomusée

  10.  

    10. La Maison Verte

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