Zothique-David House

A typical build from colonial times

One of the region’s oldest and best-preserved log houses

In 1900, a Montreal businessman bought this settler home built 20 years earlier in the village of Chute-aux-Iroquois. The village got its name from an Indigenous legend about some Iroquois people who died in the rapids and whose blood is said to have turned the river red. It is also where Rivière Rouge (or Red River) got its name. 

Where history and art meet

This old log house, one of the best preserved in the region, is one of the 17 points of interest featured on the “Labelle Heritage and Artistic Tour” that were chosen for their architectural, historical or heritage value. The tour also features artworks, some of which recall the railway’s key role in building the municipality that was founded by Father Labelle in 1875 and bears his name today.  

Anecdotes, photos, and much more...

The tour is full of brief texts and narratives, illustrations of people and places, and interesting anecdotes.

For example, did you know a horse-drawn seedbed roller packed the snow to make roads more passable in winter? Or that the town doctor was regularly given potatoes, carrots or wood as payment for home visits? Take the occasion to visit the antique and period photo exhibit and to watch videos about Laurentian history, Father Labelle, P'tit Train du Nord, the area’s Indigenous people, and traditional crafts and occupations.

Extract of
Discover La Route des Belles-Histoires

Discover La Route des Belles-Histoires image circuit

Presented by : Tourisme Laurentides
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