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❅ Season's Greetings to all our GVHS members ❅

We hope to resume our normal activities in 2022.

Give a gift of local history...

UTG Cover

Do you love the local history of the Gatineau Hills, or know a family member or friend who does?

UTG bag

You can get a lovely gift-bagged set of all 47 volumes of Up the Gatineau! and we'll include a complimentary copy of the book Tributes, with selected columns from the Low Down by the late journalist, Ernie Mahoney.

Only $125.00, a saving of $35 over our standard price
add a cumulative Index ~ $ 10.00

~ Note that prepaid shipping by Canada Post is only $26.00 anywhere in Canada ~

Give a Gift of GVHS Membership

and support our mission of preserving and promoting the heritage and history of the Gatineau River Valley.

Reasonably priced at $20 (one year) or $35 (two year), per family ~ gifting a GVHS membership is the gift that keeps giving! Please note our membership fees are rising in 2022 ~ $25 for 1 year & $40 for 2 years.

Here are some of the benefits of GVHS membership

  • A complimentary copy of the Society's annual journal Up the Gatineau! published each spring.
  • The quarterly GVHS newsletter containing Society news, events, and items of interest to the local heritage community.
  • Access to the Society's growing collection of local archival records and digital resources.
  • Meetings and events with speakers on topics of local and national historical or heritage interest.

Each membership gift will be announced with an attractive custom gift card and envelope, which the GVHS will send out by Canada Post on your behalf, or which you can personalize with a note and signature before mailing.

Contact Louise Schwartz at publications@gvhs.ca or 613-762-1429 to place your order. Recipient details, including name, mailing and email addresses, are required.

Other Publications Available from GVHS

Up the Gatineau! Volume 47 ~ $15.00

The publication of the latest volume of our local history journal, Up the Gatineau!, is continuing its unbroken 47-year history...

Check out the table of contents for Volume 47 to see what diverse topics they’ve written about.

The featured online article this year is Valérie Crevier's Cemented in Forever in the Gatineau Hills: Thomas Maxwell and Katie Burnett.

Unique Note Cards

4"x 6" blank note cards with envelopes
Price: $4.00 each or 3 for $10.00


A reproduction of a painting of Old Chelsea, Quebec by Francis Fitz Roy Dixon, 1898. Thanks to Jon and Lyne Dellandrea for the reproduction rights for this painting.


On the Gatineau, is 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. Thanks again to Jon & Lyne Dellandrea.

CD ~ Te Na Gadino ~

Ian Tamblyn ~ now only $10.00
Te Na Gadino

This CD is a compilation of the songs from Ian Tamblyn's recent Gatineau Hills historical trilogy of plays, featuring original cast members from Bridge to the Past, A River Runs Through Us, and A Summer - A Fair.

Additional publications for gift ideas

See our latest Newsletter for list of publications.

See our current Newsletter.

Past Events

Remembrance Day ceremony

2021 Remembrance Day ceremony at the Chelsea Pioneer Cemetery and Cenotaph.

Other past events.