Taking a Short Cut
Looking to go from Quebec to Ontario or vice-versa in a hurry? Good luck with that, as there aren't many bridges, unfortunately, that cross the Ottawa River once you are out of the city's downtown core. A bridge is in the works as I write this post but is only slated to be finished a few years from now. With today's sweltering 39 degree Celsius heat, that just wasn't going to cut it. My withered Adventure Buddies just wanted to go home! Rather than make the return drive of 60+ kilometres, for only $7.50 we took the 5-car ferry at Quyon across to Fitzroy Harbour and saved ourselves much time, gas, energy, aggravation, etc. They were so well behaved on the way back, I had to treat them to an ice-cream cone of course!
The Quyon area has a rich history, with the ferry playing an integral part. With humble beginnings back in 1885, the reliable ferry service has, over the years, provided an important inter-provincial link that still today supports tourism, agriculture, and employment for many of the locals.