With its abundant forests and peaceful lakes, Alleyn-et-Cawood is the very definition of tranquility. While it’s relaxed, it’s anything but boring. The proof is in the fact that, with the rise in telework, a number of seasonal residents have decided to live in their cottages year-round. The municipality buzzes with life as a result of its involved, driven inhabitants.
- 12 volunteer-run associations and committees
- 1 library
- 1 general store
- 50 % of the municipality is Crown land
How we stand out
- The gateway to the Pontiac.
- An hour north of our Nation’s Capital.
- The municipality has official bilingual status.
- Numerous pristine lakes to explore.
- Over 15 years ago, the Mont O’Brien Association created hiking trails on public land on Mont O’Brien for all Pontiac residents to enjoy. Today, through its involvement, this site is a Biodiversity Reserve with an area of 24 km². This paradise on earth that includes two hiking trails and a pristine lake is still a well-kept secret in the Pontiac region!
- The Domaine de Cawood Winery is an emerging vineyard just starting up operations in 2020. They have thousands grapevines of various grape varieties, plus all wines are made and bottled on site.
A community that gets involved
- When volunteers come together, it can lead to great things. Thanks to volunteers, Alleyn-et-Cawood now has Bethany Hall, a meeting place where residents hold many of their community events.
- Children’s play structures, day camps and a new SPLASH PAD were also the result of citizen engagement. The character being developed by the municipality is a reflection of its driven residents and the action they take.