GVHS Publications

The GVHS promotes publications dealing with history of the Gatineau region, occasionally financially assists writers to publish books on Gatineau-area topics, and sells publications at our meetings and special events.

The following publications are sold by the Society. They can be obtained from the GVHS at its monthly talks and special events, at the archives office or by mail. Some publications are also available directly from the authors or from local retailers in the Gatineau Valley area. To order any of the following publication, see order publications.

Note Cards

Note card and envelope - Old Chelsea 1898
Scene of Old Chelsea in 1898 painted by Francis Fitz Roy Dixon
Note card and envelope - On the Gatineau
On the Gatineau, a painting in pastel by Alfred Worsley Holdstock, circa 1850. The landscape is believed to be near the former Paugan Falls (now the Paugan dam) in Low.


Samuel Bingham - King of the Cascades
Biography on lumberman Samuel Bingham (1845-1905), known as the “King of the Cascades” because of his skills on the river.
Karen Bingham & Pauline Masson
Walking in the Footsteps of Philemon Wright
The story of Philemon Wright, pioneer of the first settlement in Canada's National Capital
Rick Henderson
A Collection of Works by Florence Helena McGillivray
A large, high quality coffee-table style book with hundreds of images of oil and water colour paintings and other forms of art created by Whitby artist, Florence Helena McGillivray (1864-1938) in the early 20th century. 2015.
Bill Allen
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Touring Historic Wakefield
A series of walking tours around the village, with detailed descriptions and over 100 photographs. 2015.
Norma Geggie
The Last of the Wild Rivers: The Past, Present, and Future of the Rivière du Moine Watershed
Story of the Du Moine River Valley in Western Quebec, the last of the undammed Quebec tributaries flowing into the historic Ottawa River.
Wallace Schaber
Low Municipality - Reflections of the Past
Municipality of Low, Quebec from the 1800' as it progressed from a logging outpost, to a colonization settlement, to finally an intriguing, vibrant township. 2016.
Don Kealey
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Hurling Down the Pine
The history of the Wright, Gilmour and Hughson families, timber and lumber manufacturers in the Hull and Ottawa Region and on the Gatineau River, 1800–1920. 4th edition, 2014.
John Hughson and Courtney Bond
Some Personal Recollections and Historic Facts About Kingsmere
A paper delivered at Moorside, Kingsmere, in 1963 to the Historical Society of the Gatineau (now the Gatineau Valley Historical Society)
Arthur Bourinot
Gatineau River Heritage Paddle: A Guide
A spiral-bound guide to historic landmarks and other points of interest. Colour maps, descriptive text and historic photos. Available in English or French. 2012.
Edited by Louise Schwartz.
$15.00 (colour)
$10 (black&white)
Tributes: Gatineau Personalities and Historical Events
An illustrated collection of 31 articles written by the late journalist and local historian Ernie Mahoney. 2010.
Edited by Norma Geggie and Anita Rutledge.
In Memory of Chelsea's Historic Cemeteries
Chelsea’s community development told through its well-preserved cemeteries and the people buried in them; includes walking tours, cemetery plans and extensive index of names on monuments and from burial records. 2005.
Carol Martin
A Place Apart: A Search for the Pioneer Cemeteries of the Lower Gatineau Valley
A brief history of traditional cemeteries from Hull to Lac-Sainte-Marie, Quebec, as well as private and unmarked burial grounds in the Gatineau. 1999.
Norma Geggie
Out of print
The Extra Mile: The Journals H. J. G. Geggie, MD.
The journals of an early rural doctor in the Wakefield area. 2007.
Edited by Stuart and Norma Geggie. Revised by Norma Geggie.
Wakefield: un deuxième regard
A short history of the village of Wakefield and the families significant in its development. French-language version of the out-of-print Wakefield Revisited. 2003.
Norma Geggie, traduit par Jean K. LaFlamme
The History of Cantley
Bilingual pamphlet on the history of the municipality of Cantley. 1989.
R. A. J. (Bob) Phillips
Historical Walks: The Gatineau Park Story 3rd edition
A one-stop reference and handbook to the 363-square-kilometre park. Fully illustrated with maps and archival and contemporary photographs. 2004.
Katharine Fletcher
Promenades historiques dans le parc de la Gatineau 2ième édition
French-language version of Historical Walks: The Gatineau Park Story. 1998.
Katharine Fletcher, traduit par André Renaud et Marie-Andrée Charlebois-Renaud
Historic Map of West Hull–1875 (enhanced colour version, laminated)
Colour poster 25 in. x 26 in. of land ownership for the current municipalities of Chelsea and Cantley as indicated by the 1875 valuation roll.
Gatineau Valley Railway Stations
Laminated colour poster of historic railway stations 11 in. x 17 in. with photos, map and bilingual text.