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A community in transition

The township municipality of Low is located in the heart of the Gatineau Valley, approximately 15 minutes north of the town of Wakefield and barely 40 minutes from the large conurbation of Gatineau/Ottawa.

Spread over more than 250 square kilometers, the municipality of Low is bordered by the Gatineau River to the east, the municipality of La Pêche to the south, the municipalities of Kazabazua and Lac-Sainte-Marie to the north as well as the municipality from Alleyn & Cawood (Danford Lake) to the west.

The village of Low, the nucleus of the municipality, is located very close to the Paugan dam, an impressive structure offering exceptional panoramic views both to the north and to the south on the Gatineau River.

Built at the end of the 1920s, the dam demarcates an access point to a navigable portion of the Gatineau whose banks extend from Paugan over more than 35 kilometers of peninsulas and picturesque bays towards the north.

This navigable portion extends from the Paugan dam to the confines of the town of Gracefield, in the Pointe-Comfort sector.

The first inhabitants (mostly of Irish and American origin) were present in the territory from the beginning of the 19th century. Over the past 75 years, French-speaking families have joined the original families. The municipality's logo represents the growth and blossoming of the clover leaf in harmony with the fleur-de-lis.

The Low community is in transition. Many of its residents travel daily to the Gatineau/Ottawa urban region to get to work. The relatively low costs of real estate, infrastructure, quality of life, the presence of the Gatineau River as well as the agricultural character of the municipality attract new residents as well as many vacationers.

The citizens of Low, known for their community spirit, welcome many visitors each year. The municipality intends to take advantage of this growth in tourism on its territory. This developing sector of activity now contributes to the consolidation of the municipality's economy.

Demography and Statistics

Photo: Hydro-Québec

The Paugan power station, located in the municipality of Low, is the largest electricity production facility in the Outaouais region with a capacity of 206 MW and a head of 40 meters. It was built in 1928 and restored in 1956.

Photo: reseaupatrimoine.ca

Siskin Park recalls the forest heritage of the municipality, more particularly the Drava era. It is also the southern starting point of the Véloroute des Draveurs.