This town was the site of the Battle of the Long Sault in 1660, when 17 men save New France from an Indian invasion. In 1833, British Army Engineers built the first Carillon Canal to make the Ottawa River Navigable between Montreal and Ottawa’s Rideau Canal.
This is the highest conventional lock in Canada, bypassing the 654,500 kilowatt Carillon power project. There is a plaque at the entry lock, still intact, detailing the history of the canal.
This ferry connects the community of Pointe Fortune with Carillon and operates April to November
Argenteuil County Historical Museum (Musee Regional d’Argenteuil
50 rue Principale, at the Carillon Ferry
The museum is in a four-storey stone barracks built 1834-1837 to house soldiers guarding the first Carillon Canal. The barracks housed 108 menu during the Rebellion of 1837, and today contain exhibits showcasing the rich history and heritage of the area.
44 route du Long-Sault, Carillon, Quebec, Canada
The Carillon Barracks are closely associated with the history of defence and transportation in Lower Canada. Constructed for Charles John Forbes, a retired Commissioner of the British Army, the building was used as a troop quarters during the building of the Carillon Canal and the Rebellion of 1837, and later as a residence and hotel.
Carillon Generating Station
240 Rue du Barrage, Saint-André-d’Argenteuil, QC J0V 1X0
1 800 365-5229
A power plant in an enchanting setting. A great family outing! Built near Long-Sault, site of the historic battle between Dollard des Ormeaux’s men and the Iroquois, Carillon is the most powerful hydroelectric generating station on the Rivière des Outaouais (Ottawa River). Be impressed by the sheer size of the facilities, in a spectacular setting as you visit the lock and watch boats go right through the dam! Open Wed-Sun from May 20 to August 25, 2019. Tours in French: 9:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 2:45 p.m, and in English upon request. Tour takes 90 minutes, and is free. Flat, closed shoes are mandatory. Visitors over age 18 must present official ID.