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Wilderness Way - North Hastings Scenic Route #2


Wilderness Way - North Hastings Scenic Route #2

This is a road route designed for motorcycle, cycling on-road and autos.

This scenic route has 10 Points of Interest. These include 3 scenic views, a dam, rapids, 2 beaches and two sets of enroute washrooms for the travellers convenience.

Point 7 - View of Papineau Lake

The Making of Canada - Papineau Lake is named for Louis-Joseph Papineau  a famous Canadian politician who was born on Oct. 7, 1786, in Montreal. He was educated at the Seminary of Quebec and then read law. In 1809 he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada for the county of Kent; in 1814 he won the right to represent the Riding of Montreal West in the Assembly. He was appointed Speaker of the Assembly in 1815 and occupied that important office almost continuously until 1837.

Papineau quickly became the recognized leader of the patriotes, the French-Canadian reformers, and his political strength was such that in 1820 the governor, Lord Dalhousie, sought to gain his support by offering Papineau a seat on the Executive Council. Papineau accepted and then resigned almost immediately when he found that he could not influence policy. He came increasingly to dislike the control that the British government exercised over the political life of the colony. He played a major role in the events leading to the Rebellion of 1837 in Lower Canada, although he took no part in the rebellion itself.

Following the military defeat of the Patriotes, Lower Canada was merged with Upper Canada under the Union Act. The Canadiens had a narrow majority in the new political entity, and with continued emigration of English-speakers to Ontario, this dominance was short lived. Eight years after the Union, a responsible elected government was set up in the united Province of Canada. The instability of this new regime eventually led to the formation of the Great Coalition. In 1867, there was another major constitutional change and formation of the Canadian Confederation.

For more information on this and the 13 routes that make up the North Hastings Scenic Routes see:

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