Public Archaeological Digs at Leamy Lake Park and the Moore Farm

Leamy Lake Park 

Leamy Lake Park contains the largest pre-contact archaeological site complex in the Outaouais Region. Most of the sites were occupied between 1,000 and 2,000 years ago. The artifact collections recovered from these sites provide important information about First Nations history in Canada’s Capital Region.

  • August 4 to 7 
  • August 11 to 14 
  • August 21 and 22 

8 am to noon, and 1 pm to 5 pm

Parking lot of the former Gatineau Boom, 80 Fournier Boulevard, Gatineau, Quebec

Moore Farm

The Moore Farm dig is centred on Broadview Cottage, which was built around 1900, and destroyed by fire in 1956. This dig is providing new insight into early 20th century farm life in the region.

  • August 25 to 27 

8 am to noon, and 1 pm to 5 pm

670 Alexandre-Taché Blvd, Gatineau, Quebec


Free (admission and activity)

Information and reservations

Due to the popularity of the digs, advance reservations are recommended, but are not required.

Please complete the registration form below, to help us plan this activity.

One submission per participant.

This activity is geared toward adults and children age 10 and up. A simulated archaeological dig will also be offered for families with young children.

We recommend that you bring water and insect repellent, and wear a hat and closed-toe shoes with good treads, as a section of the trail to the dig site passes over rough terrain.

The parking lot can accommodate approximately 30 vehicles. Bike racks will also be available. Additional paid parking is available at Leamy Lake Park.

Note: Upon request, additional excavation activities for groups can be scheduled in August at these sites. For more information, please contact Ian Badgley at 613-239-5678, ext. 5751, or 613-355-7019 (cell).