Live in the heart of nature
Our Municipality features beautiful forests, serene lakes, and pristine streams for outdoor enthusiasts. It is the ideal place for swimming, fishing, hunting, kayaking, hiking, and camping. We are the home of a protected biodiversity reserve, Mont O’Brien, which is maintained by the Mont O’Brien Association. The Association organize activities throughout the year: bird watching, hikes, mushroom forging and other nature inspired activities. The Picanoc River, which Pierre-Elliott Trudeau once paddled, goes through our Municipality. We also have a local equestrian school. In the winter, there are federated ski-doo trails. Also, we are located 15 minutes from Mont-St-Marie ski hill.
The hospitality of the community
The Municipality has a great sense of community with events throughout the year organized by hard working and generous volunteers. The Henry Heeney Memorial Park is home to many of our community events and associations. The community War Memorial is located here, where our annual Remembrance Day ceremony is held and organized by the hard working Cenotaph Committee. Our Annual Mud run is held here which is organized by the Danford Lake Recreation Association (DLRA) and MANY dedicated hard working volunteers. Our Annual Free Canada Day BBQ/Celebration is also hosted here. In 2015, the Municipality and DLRA purchased and installed a play structure for the youth of our community. The Municipality maintains an NHL sized rink and a cosy and warm building for you to put your skates on and warm up between hockey games.
The Bethany Hall, a meeting place
Bethany Hall which was built by volunteers and which is maintained by the Bethany Hall Committee serves as a community center and is available to rent for a minimal fee. It is the home of our annual Breakfast with Santa which is a free breakfast served to the community and Santa brings gifts for all the local children. It is the hub of all seniors’ events: cards, darts, Christmas Supper, etc. The Bethany Hall Committee hosts the Annual Thanksgiving Dinner, Spring Yard/Bake Sale, many craft and kids sales, the Low District Lions Club Annual Sweet Heart Auction and other community celebrations; many couples in our community have held their wedding receptions here.
Our proximity to major urban centers
Our proximity to major cities such as Gatineau/Ottawa makes us the ideal location for a quiet escape. Whether you are looking for a big lake for water sports or smaller lake for kayaking/canoeing, paddleboat or to paddle board; WE HAVE IT ALL!! If you are looking for a new place to call home, we are within a 30 minute drive from government subsidized daycares, elementary and secondary schools, grocery stores and pharmacies, community health and social service centers, doctor and dentist offices, restaurants, bakeries, hardware stores, service stations, arena, baseball diamonds, soccer fields and many more children activities.