Samuel de Champlain

Samuel de Champlain was a French explorer and cartographer best known for establishing and governing the settlements of New France and the city of Quebec.

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Ross Museum

Located in the community of Foresters Falls, the Ross Museum was established in 1995. It is the main focus of the Whitewater Historical Society which was established in 1985 to promote and preserve local history and collections.

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Foresters Falls was founded in the early 1840s by Oliver Forester, a prominent pioneer who was the community's first postmaster.

Mussie is a Nessie-like creature said to reside in Muskrat Lake. However, like Nessie, it is likely a myth.

Cobden is the hometown of Susie Laska, former professional hockey player for the NWHL; Westmeath is the birthplace of D. Allan Bromley, physicist, academic administrator and Science Adviser to former President of the United States, George H. W. Bush.


Genealogy is the study of family ancestors including documentation of birth, marriage and death dates throughout parents, grandparents, great grandparents, and so on as far back as possible. Whitewater Region is a very cultural place. We have a strong focus on genealogy and our Region is visited by many enthusiasts exploring the past and finding a future.

Historical Sites

Within the Whitewater Region there are several historical sites to visit and admire.

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