Although we love our city, we all need to escape from it sometimes and you can do so by taking a 2 hour drive to Gatineau to visit the Carbide Willson Ruins. Your eyes will certainly not be deceived when you get to witness what happens when nature collides with vintage architecture.
These beautiful ruins in Meech Lake, Quebec originate from an industrial plant built in 1911 by Thomas Leopold Willson. The inventor, engineer and electrochemist had a hidden workshop where he discovered how to produce Calcium Carbide. You can see historic land all across Gatineau Park, and it is truly breathtaking to see. It's a hauntingly beautiful walk through the park, you would never expect to see this kind of beauty so close to home.
It's a 30 minute hike up to the ruins, but the view is worth every step. These ruins are incredibly photogenic; so insta-worthy, especially in the fall and summer. The beautiful trees that surround the mini waterfall and pierce through the architecture, make these ruins a prime location for photographers. Treat yourself by taking this cute road trip with your bff's, a romantic date with a special someone, or even a fun afternoon with family members!
Time for you to pick up a double-double and cream cheese bagel at Tim Horton's, put on your cutest fall outfit that is you know "nature friendly", and go on a little 2 hour drive to visit the Carbide Willson Ruins, Quebec's hidden gem.