Bristol, Quebec, Canada

🇨🇦 Bristol is a municipality in the Ottawa Valley, on the Quebec side in the Outaouais region, part of the Pontiac Regional County Municipality, Quebec, Canada. It is located on the north shore of Lac des Chats (part of the Ottawa River) across from Arnprior, Ontario.

Its settlements include Bristol Village, Bristol Mines (Bristol-les-Mines), Bristol Ridge, Caldwell, Doherty, Elmside, Maple Ridge, Maryland, McKee, Norway Bay, and Weirstead.

Tourist Industry Norway Bay is a popular summer destination with hundreds of cottages and two hotels catering to tourists. Also located here is McLellan Park with a public beach and wharf on the Ottawa River.

During the months of June, July, and August, Norway Bay is considered home to hundreds of families. At the wharf, there are swimming lessons, and at the beach there are kayak and canoe adventures. Norway Bay has grown incredibly the past decade due to the many opportunities it brings to all ages.

Other outdoor activities include cycling on the Cycloparc PPJ trail, sampling agritourism and local food and drink products at Coronation Hall Cider Mills, golfing at Pine Lodge the local golf course, boating, fishing, and hiking.

In the winter, snowmobiling can be done on local trails, and on top of the frozen river, if temperatures permit.

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Bristol has a population of over 1,199 people. Bristol also forms part of the wider Pontiac Municipality which has a population of over 14,251 people. It is also a part of the larger Outaouais Region. Bristol is situated 76 km west of Ottawa.

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