Who hasn’t heard of “The Flower” or “Le Démon Blond” (The Blonde Demon) Montreal Canadien’s famous number 10?
This hockey legend was born in the lively town of Thurso. As a tribute to the famous hockey player, the municipality has erected an eight-foot-tall bronze statue in his image in Place Guy Lafleur on the grounds of City Hall. Frequently, you’ll observe fans being photographed with the effigy of “The Flower”. It’s an opportunity to claim a souvenir card from the City Hall office (during office hours). By night, the site is illuminated.
Parc national de Plaisance is another noteworthy town attraction and one of the gateways is located in Thurso. From this Société d’établissement de plein air du Québec (SEPAQ) site, it is possible to cycle along the Outaouais River for 21 km. Visitors will be charmed by the groundhogs and turtles, not to mention the 230 bird species (out of a total of 327 in Québec) observed in the Thurso marshlands.
In addition, boaters, canoeists, kayakers can take advantage of the boat launch to enjoy an outing on the Outaouais River to take in the outstanding scenery in this sector.
Locals and visitors may also enjoy the town’s parks, playgrounds, pool, cycling and walking trails as well as the curling club and golf club.
In order to accommodate visitors, the town has made Wi-Fi available in city offices, at Place Guy Lafleur and near the advertising pillar in front of the church.