Bytown Paranormal Returns To The Symmes

Bytown Paranormal will be returning this month to investigate the Symmes Museum in Aylmer Quebec.

It was in 1831 that Charles Symmes, founder of Aylmer (then the region’s administrative centre) and nephew of Philemon Wright, built this hotel to accommodate travellers coming by steamboat from Montreal. They were required to land in Wrightstown (Hull) to avoid the Chaudiere Falls. The passengers then travelled by stagecoach along the historic Aylmer Road to Symmes Inn before embarking on a steamboat to continue upriver.

Situated on the banks of Lac Deschênes and the Ottawa River, Symmes Inn is the centerpiece of Aylmer’s heritage, cultural and tourist district, which is the most significant and best preserved area of Gatineau’s historic buildings.

A symbol of pride for the people of the region, Symmes Inn was classified as an historic monument in 1975 and designated as a national historic site of Canada in 1976. After having served many a purpose throughout the years, the building was restored in 1978. In 2002, the City of Gatineau proclaimed the building a “heritage gem” par excellence. Since 2003, the inn has housed the Symmes Inn Museum.   *Thanks to Joe Houston


Lost Villages Museum Public Paranormal Evening, July, 2017

Thanks to everyone who attended the second Public Paranormal evening of Summer 2017. Sold out and an enjoyable, but warm evening.  Thanks to Catherine for lending a hand.

Our next Lost Villages Paranormal Evening is Saturday August 26th, at the The Lost Villages Museum See what we do, investigate with us and learn more about the Paranormal. We would love to hear your Paranormal stories as well. Tickets available by phone at (613) 534-2197

Reservations are required. Last year, these evenings were sold out so reserve early.