The municipality of Rapides-des-Joachims (also known as Swisha) was established in 1955 when it was formed out of the Sheen-Esher-Aberdeen-Malakoff townships. The former Aberdeen Township joined the municipality in 1960 to create this vast, sparsely populated territory characterized by boreal forest, lakes and streams. The village occupies the island of Rapides-des-Joachims, which was created when the construction of a hydroelectric dam in 1950 flooded the old river bed and concealed the rapids that had given the municipality its name.
The municipality is isolated from the Quebec road network since the only paved access to the village is through Rolphton in Ontario. Rapides-des-Joachims is also served by the Ontario telecommunications network making it part of eastern Ontario’s 613 area code rather than western Quebec’s 819 area code.
Rapides-des-Joachims is known as a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts: hiking trails, the waterway, canoe routes, and outfitters all lead to unusual discoveries.
|Director General:||Sylvain Bégin|
|Address:||48 De l'Église st., J0X 3M0|
|Hours:||Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.|