Adolph-Ozell Park and La Macaza Cemetery

The vestiges of a multiethnic municipality

A large Polish colony

The perfect place to stretch your legs and discover something new.

Take a look at the beautiful landscape and, immediately opposite, the Notre-Dame-du-Divin-Pasteur Cemetery, where you can read the names that confirm the presence of several Polish people in the region. Indeed, a Polish colony settled there with the arrival of the train in 1903. It was so significant that Polish priests were even assigned to the parish. 

Immigration primarily from eastern Europe

La Macaza was also home to many residents of Polish, Jewish, Ukrainian, Russian, German, and Italian descent, among others. Consequently, large numbers of them heeded the call of Curé Labelle, who sang the praises of the Northern Townships.

“In a country like ours, which can support millions and millions of people, it’s incredible that the entire population doesn’t seek to settle there!”
- Curé Labelle

The municipality of La Macaza, a small multiethnic village in the Laurentians, is part of the Route du Lièvre Rouge, a tourist tour developed by the Société d’histoire et de généalogie des Hautes-Laurentides. 

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