With its architectural and cultural heritage, Portage-du-Fort is known for its Stone School Gallery, which is currently occupied by the Pontiac Artists’ Association. Big city galleries have nothing over the Stone School Gallery, which brings together communities of artists and their works in a majestic space. The beauty of its historical walking tour is also proof of the uniqueness and richness of this municipality.
- 234 residents
- 1 hydroelectric dam (Cheneaux)
- 18 -minute drive to Renfrew, Ontario
- Dépanneur Thompson, has been the village’s general store since 1914. This institution, which has been revamped by Nicole and her family, has played a number of varying roles over the years.
- Murf’s is a chip stand that serves both good, comforting meals and ice cream when in season; it is also a meeting place for the community.
- There are two artists’ associations in Portage-du-Fort: Artistes de la Rivière and the Pontiac Artists’ Association. Together, they contribute not only to making the municipality come alive, but also to the development of the Pontiac region’s cultural life.
- In 2021, the purpose of an old Portage-du-Fort building completely changed when it became a residence for autonomous retirees—a wonderful way to keep seniors in the village.