I bought my cottage at lac Gauvreau in 2010 – one year after the sale of our family cottage at lac Tremblant. Since then, I have canoed around lac Gauvreau many, many times. As the seasons unfolded, and I paddled round and round the lake, I noticed that I was finding it hard to get a sense of place. The story that always came to mind was that lac Gauvreau had faced environmental challenges. My own experience of growing up at lac Tremblant was so rich and varied that I thought – there must be something more to lac Gauvreau?!
I decided to find out what that was...
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