Parc historique de La Poudrière de Windsor

Founded in 1864 under the auspices of the American Civil War, the Windsor Powder Mill produced black powder, one of the essential components for explosives. Until 1922, the town of Windsor in Quebec made its living from this very dangerous industry. You can now learn its explosive secrets, the how and the why of this manufacturing through a permanent interactive exhibition and theatrical guided tour through the 56 buildings that made up the factory. Nature lovers will appreciate the park’s ecological discoveries. Personalized service, a souvenir shop and a picnic area are among the services offered.

Services

  • Free access to Wi-Fi
  • Tourist signs

Access for people with restricted physical ability

  • Partially accessible
  • Tourist and leisure companion

Schedule

  • Open year-round
  • Schedule  Saturday and Sunday. June 24 to Labor Day, daily.
  • Detailed schedule  May to June: Sat. and Sun., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 24 to Labour Day: daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Labour Day to Thanksgiving: Sat. and Sun.

Rates

  • Entrance  with fee

Activities

Features

  • Departure  Main entrance at the Poudrière
  • Arrival  Main entrance at the Poudrière
  • Marked
  • Loop
  • Number of trails  14
  • Total length (km)  25
  • Difficulty level: Easy
  • Difficulty level: Intermediate
  • Characteristics  Stone dust ecological trails along the Watopeka River. Archaeological remains.

Services

  • Free access to Wi-Fi
  • Children's play area
  • Picnic areas
  • Gift shop
  • Trail maps available onsite
  • Dogs permitted on leash
  • Reception and information staff
  • Access to drinking water
  • Snowshoeing
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Parking
  • Accessible telephone
  • Washrooms

Access for people with restricted physical ability

  • Partially accessible

Schedule

  • Open year-round
  • Closed during hunting season

Rates

  • Entrance  with fee
  • Detailed rates  $5. During opening hours of the museum.
  • Payment options  Cash, Debit card, Visa

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