For decades, the Maniwaki region has been internationally recognized for its technical excellence in the protection of forests against fire...
Visit the Forest Fire Observation Tower
Erected in 1910 by J.N.O. Fenderson, the first forest fire observation tower in Quebec was located near Lake Matapédia at an altitude of 518 meters. On a clear day, a forest ranger was said to be able to watch over 260,000 hectares of forest from the top of that tower. Several decades ago, the province of Quebec had more than 500 observation towers in use. Several of those were located in the forests around the Maniwaki area. Now you can climb up a 80 feet high newly reconstructed tower at the Interpretation Centre next to the Chateau Logue.
Free Tours and Excursions
The Interpretation Centre receive a government aid from the Department
of Culture, Communications and the Status of Women of Quebec