L’Île-du-Grand-Calumet is the original homeland of the voyageurs.
Samuel de Champlain noted the beautiful archipelago of the Rocher-Fendu on his first pass in 1613.
The Ottawa River was to be the highway into the wild interior for the next 200 years.
The French regime wanting to keep good relations with the Natives, discouraged European establishments deep inland.
 L’Île-du-Grand-Calumet was naturally a good place to settle since the Algonquins of Tessouat were controlling the trade route just up stream.
Our Island is as far up as the voyageurs could likely establish themselves without disturbing the order of things.
In the beginning of the 19th century, Irish Settlers then came to enrich our local history, bringing honest values with tried and true traditions of there own.
Both official languages have since lived in harmony and our unity makes us real Canadians, the originals.
That is our story, the beginning of a flourishing community 250 years before the birth of our Nation as we know it today.