Deschênes Residents' Association

  was incorporated in Québec in 2010

Our objectives:

  • to ensure that the identify of Deschênes is respected in order to promote the interests and the quality of life of residents of the neighbourhood
  • to foster reflection, consultation and cooperation of members in everything related to local development
  • to represent residents of Deschênes to governmental and other authorities

Deschênes is deeply rooted in the natural environment and the history of the Outaouais.  Looking out over one of the few remaining undeveloped rapids on the Ottawa River, and set in green spaces maintained in their natural state, our neighbourhood is surrounded by a diversity of habitats and of plant and animal species.  

A resting and meeting place on the "Great River of Trade" for the First Nations and first European explorers, Deschênes was the site of a series of industrial developments based on the power of the rapides from the middle of the 19th century to the 1920s.  Incorporated as a village in 1920, Deschênes saw both residential development and establishment of a vacation community.  The neighbourhood is presently characterised by a mixed lodging and small businesses.  

We undertake projects to document the natural and historical heritage of the neighbourhood and to contribute to its conservation and sound development.

See our completed projects and our ongoing projects


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