Gracefield is a city in the province of Quebec, Canada. It is located in the regional county municipality of the Gatineau Valley and, in turn, in the administrative region of Outaouais. It is part of the electoral districts of Gatineau at the provincial and Pontiac levels at the federal level.
Its name comes from Patrick Grace who opened there the first business and was mayor of Wright from 1885 to 1890.
Gracefield is located along the Gatineau River and Picanoc River. Its area is dotted with many lakes, most of which are lined with numerous summer camps and cottages.
On June 23, 2010, Gracefield was struck by a magnitude 5.0 earthquake that rocked Central Canada. A state of emergency was declared after several buildings were damaged, including the church, some of the city's administration buildings and the Vimy Hotel.
Gracefield had many mica mines in the late 19th century to early 20th century but they have now all closed. There has been some interest in mining zinc since discovering an important quantity in Wright around the Calument Road area corner of the 105 provincial Road.blog comments powered by Disqus