Kenauk Nature is the remaining area of the original Seigniory de la Petite Nation, which was granted to Bishop Laval in 1674 by King Louis 14th of France. In 1801 the property was bought by the Papineau family who built a large manor on the side of the Ottawa River.
Part of the grounds at Fairmont Le Château Montebello, The Manoir Papineau National Historic Site is a unique example of a seigniorial manor that belonged to Louis-Joseph Papineau, lord of the Petite-Nation. Built in 1850, the manor’s architecture, as well as the facilities surrounding the manor, reflects Louis-Joseph Papineau’s culture and personality. The Grain Shed and the Papineau family’s Funeral Chapel are open to the public.
The Manoir Papineau National Historic Site is open from mid-May to the end of October. The visit takes approximately 1 hour. Their hours of operation are from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 7 days a week. Reservations are required and can be made through our activity desk located in the lobby.
Built in 1931, the Montebello train station now houses a visitor information center and an interpretation center commemorating the railway transportation era in the Petite-Nation region. Open year-round.
For more information, call 819 423 5602.
Located close by Kenauk Nature is a fenced 1,500-acre wildlife habitat. Guests can view many wild animals, including Red deer, Corsican Moufflon, Wapiti, Deer, Bison, Wolves and many more, depending on the season and all from the safety of their own vehicle. Guests drive along a ten-kilometer drive where the animals are literally feet from your vehicle. For more information on the park, visit Parc Oméga’s website. Located between Highway 50 and the entrance gate to Kenauk Nature, the park is easily accessed and driving directions are available from the entrance gate to Kenauk Nature. For more information, call 819 423 5487.