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More than 80 wild islands encircled by hills on a 25 km long lake created by the construction of the Cedar dam in 1929. Our lake is distinguished by its isolated campsites hidden under pine forests, beaches to bathe in pure water and landscapes of striking beauty. The lake Poisson Blanc deserves to be your getaway in summer or in winter.
Reefs, cliffs and hills constitute an enchanting scenery while paddling, with a minimum of traces of civilization. Here and there, public hang-outs at sandy beaches invite you to rest and bathe. The water is of a hallucinating clarity. You can see several meters deep! The temptation to jump from its innumerable capes is irresistible. You need to take a break? Walk on short paths leading to spectacular views.
Prepare your fishing equipment as our lake is known for its variety of fish. We have heard several stories of people who waited for hours until the last minute and just at that moment the catch of the century.
Around our lake, full of activities to occupy your summer days: mountain biking at Mont Sainte Marie, trecking at the Bowman Forest Regional Park or on the Denholm Fall Trail or a round of golf at LSM. Need a facilitator or guide? Contact the Air Eau Bois Open Air Base or the Poisson Blanc Regional Park located in Notre Dame de Laus. In winter, you can ski or practice snowboarding at Mont Sainte Marie and let yourself be conducted by dogs from Ferme l’Aventure or another dog sled company. We have several snowmobile trails maintained by some of our members and also on the Trans-Outaouaise which is maintained by the municipality of Denholm.
The attraction of the Poisson Blanc reservoir is not new. For about 20 years, canoeists and boaters have taken advantage of its islands to bivouac. But in the past, this practice, carried out in an anarchic way, ended up seriously damaging the islands. “People left their waste there, cut wood and made fires anywhere, sacking the environment,” now we have a Regional Park that encompasses the northern part of the lake to the Mystery island but the southern sector is still unattended. Our association and the regional park make it a duty to protect the beauty of this lake and make it an ecotourism destination for all!
Take a look at our lake on video:
Clip from Gabriel Tétreault (Winter camping):
Clip from One Day One Travel (for our international tourists):
Clip from the Regional Park Poisson Blanc:
Clip from Sylvain Gagnon 2017:
Lac Newton: info’s coming soon
Now let’s protect Poisson Blanc & Newton lakes and its community.
Who are we?
Our group consists of volunteer property owners, cottagers and other lake users from all walks of life forming a association built on solidarity and partnerships.
What do we do?
- Make your opinion heard;
- Participate in community life by taking advantage of the activities of the Association to know your neighbours;
- We share information from our region with you;
- We make you aware of topics of common and environmental interest;
- We strongly encourage networking with other associations, organizations, municipalities and private entrepreneurs;
- Resolutions of problems of common interests.
- We find ways to better protect the environment of our lake.
We are committed to building a strong community in Lac Poisson Blanc & Lac Newton by helping our neighbours. We want to have an impact and improve the natural setting of our lake. We need your help and participation. Our voice resound more with all of us working together. Your contribution helps everyone.
Let your voice be heard ! Get to know your neighbours.
- Buoy committee;
- Improved road signage (speed limits, information signs);
- Awareness raising in environmental concerns and neighbourhood issues;
- Organization of community activities;
- Water quality testing;
- Volunteers for cleaning some neglected sites on certain islands;
- Addressing quality of life issues in the Bowman and Newton Bay areas (access roads, boat launch, privacy);
- Access to winter trails past the wooden bridge on ch Grand-Poisson-Blanc;
- All season access to the Trans-Outaouais;
- Better cellular coverage.
- Awareness of the preservation of our shoreline;
- Our website full of practical information;
- Spring newsletter for our members;
- Fishing tournament;
- Representation of your rights with local organizations.