The Maniwaki region has a reputation as a leader in forest fire fighting techniques, including those developed through research and in practice by specialists with the Société de protection des forêts contre le feu (SOPFEU). In the interpretation centre’s own words, the centre is “a testimonial to those whose time, talent and energy have gone into protecting our forests for the benefit of generations to come.” Visitors are invited to discover “how man’s relationship with the forest has evolved and how we have used our accumulated knowledge to better protect our valuable and shared resource.”
Château Logue was built in 1887 by Irish immigrant Charles Logue, and served for a time as his family’s home. Built in the style known as Second Empire, the house was constructed entirely of hand-cut local granite. Restored in 1988, the building is now home to the interpretation centre, a conference centre, and an art gallery (on the third floor). In 2000, Château Logue Resort, a large hotel complex, was built next door to the historic building.
Artifacts and displays pertaining to the forestry industry and forest fire fighting.
Permanent exhibitions include: “The Magical Forest” (Room 1); “Harvesting the Forest” (Room 2); “Protecting the Forest: Our Laws” (Room 3); “Protecting the Forests: Machines and Men” (Room 4); and “Fire Control Centre” (Room 5). Each exhibition has a different sponsor.
Temporary exhibitions feature local and regional artists and other displays (please contact the Château for details.
Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Monday, by reservation only
By reservation only
Group visits: by reservation
Entry fee: $2.00 individual; $5.00 family; Free for children under 6.
Free admission to the temporary exhibits.
Le Château Logue, 8, rue Comeau Maniwaki, QC J9E 2R8.