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1. Calabogie Winter Carnival 2017
Events and Festivals >> Winter Events
Hosted by Calabogie and Area Recreation Committee on Friday, February 10th and Saturday, February 11th at the Calabogie Community Centre
2. Calabogie Artfest
Events and Festivals >> Art Shows and Exhibitions
Come visit the scenic town of Calabogie and enjoy our 16 th annual Calabogie Artfest. Here you will find a variety of paintings in oil, watercolour ,acrylic and pencil . Also find the very talented fibre artist, weaving ,carving ,metal works and more ! Enjoy our Tea Room hosted by The Valley...
3. Calabogie 500 Hill Drag
Events and Festivals >> Winter Events
Calabogie Peaks is once again proud to partner with Northeast Snowmobile Drag Racing to bring the Calabogie 500 back to The Peaks for another year of heart pounding excitement. Last year’s event was a huge success with over 2000 people attending, 340 sleds, and over 800 races. OSM On Snow...
4. Calabogie Santa Claus Parade
Events and Festivals >> Holiday Celebrations
 The Calabogie Santa Claus Parade takes place December 6th at 1:30 pm.
5. Calabogie Wake Surf Championship
Events and Festivals >> Sporting Events and Tournaments
The Calabogie Wake Surf Championship, held July 11 – 13, 2013,  is the premier wake surfing event held in Eastern Canada.  It will be held at the Calabogie Peaks Resort on Calabogie Lake, Ontario, Canada. The Calabogie Wake Surf Championship is founded and directed by Steve Karam,...
6. Calabogie Peaks Resort
Info Centre >> Corporate Sponsors and Partners
Calabogie Peaks Resort is the Ottawa Valley's premier four-season resort and home to Eastern Ontario's highest vertical ski hill. Stay, Play and Indulge as you experience seasonal activities including skiing, golfing, hiking, canoeing, swimming and more. Stay at Dickson Manor and relax in the day...
7. Calabogie Peaks Hotel
Accommodations >> Hotels and Motels
Country charm meets modern convenience at Calabogie Peaks Hotel. We have 25 beautifully appointed rooms to choose from, each and every one featuring a picturesque Dickson Mountain or Calabogie Lake view. Guests will enjoy full access to our many amenities. Select from standard rooms, standard rooms...
8. The Old KandP (South) (Valley Explore)
Valley Explore >> Bike >> Madawaska River and Highlands
The abandoned Kingston to Pembroke (K & P) Railway is a popular recreation trail. This tour travels down to Calabogie along the K & P and returns by some of the small back roads that are abundant in the area. There are some hills on the way back from Calabogie along the roads, so you have...
9. Calabogie Blues and Ribfest
Events and Festivals >> Festivals
Calabogie Blues & Ribfest will feature Eastern Ontario's BEST blues music lineup. In addition there will be ribbers from across North America, vendors, kids' zone, food, beer garden, and of course everyone's favorite feature - mountainside camping available all weekend long.  Calabogie...
10. Calabogie Peaks Resort
Accommodations >> Lodges and Resorts
Calabogie Peaks is Ottawa Valley’s premier mountain, lake and wilderness resort. Getaway with your family to take part in all of our seasonal activities from skiing/snowboarding, skating, snowshoeing to golfing, hiking, biking, canoeing and swimming at our beach. Stay at Dickson Manor and...
11. Calabogie Music Festivals - Volunteer Opportunities
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Members)
Calabogie Peaks Resort in partnership with 101.9 DAWG FM and Class Axe Guitars are hosting the First Annual Class Axe Guitars Calabogie Country Music Festival (June 28-30) and the Third Annual Class Axe Guitars Calabogie Blues & Ribfest (August 16-18). We are currently seeking festival...
12. Trails at Calabogie Peaks (Valley Explore)
Valley Explore >> Walk >> Madawaska River and Highlands
Information: There are 3 trails at Calabogie Peaks Resort. – Bear Claw, Skywalk and Lost Valley. Bear Claw: Great for children, families and seniors, this trail is an easy, 2.5 km self-guided interpretive hike through a hardwood forest exploring the local history of the area. Skywalk:...
13. Calabogie (Valley Explore)
Valley Explore >> Walk >> Madawaska River and Highlands
Information This 11 km trail starts in the pretty town of Calabogie and follows the abandoned K&P railroad across the Madawaska River. Wetland wildlife will be seen in the bogs that border the railroad as it makes it's way to Norway Lake. Ahead of you on the route back are the picturesque...
14. Manitou Mountain Trail (Valley Explore)
Valley Explore >> Walk >> Madawaska River and Highlands
Information: The Manitou Mountain Trail is a 9 km, hiking/snowshoeing corridor through picturesque pine forests and spectacular wilderness scenery. Along this shoulder width trail you will encounter 3 spectacular mountain top vistas. This trail is not recommended for beginners. A trail map is...
15. Give-It-A-Try Tour
Things to Do >> Winter Adventures
   IMPORTANT UPDATE: The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Club's Go Snowmobilng! Give-It-A-Try Tour, scheduled for February 16-19 at Calabogie Highlands Resort in Calabogie, has been cancelled due to lack of snow and poor trail conditions. 
16. Calabogie Blues and Ribfest
Events and Festivals >> Festivals
Calabogie Blues & Ribfest will feature Eastern Ontario's BEST blues music lineup. In addition there will be ribbers from across North America, vendors, kids' zone, food, beer garden, and of course everyone's favorite feature - mountainside camping available all weekend long. ...
17. Military Appreciation Day at Calabogie Peaks Resort
Events and Festivals >> Winter Events
Calabogie Peaks Resort will hosting two Military Appreciation Days this year: January 31st and February 28th. This means serving (and retired) Regular (and Reserve) Force personnel will able to ski or board for free.   Their immediate families will be welcome to join them for...
18. Ironwoods Golf Course at Calabogie Peaks Resort
Things to Do >> Golfing
Ironwoods is a 9 hole course located on the shore of Calabogie Lake.  Three holes are par 4s, and the rest are par 3s.  But; don’t let this fool you – it’s a challenge for all skill levels.  Beginners will find it friendly and a very easy place to learn the game....
19. Renfrew - Calabogie on the Old KandP (Valley Explore)
Valley Explore >> Bike >> Madawaska River and Highlands
Information The abandoned Kingston to Pembroke (K & P) Railway is a popular recreation trail. This tour travels down to Calabogie along the K & P and returns by some of the small back roads that are abundant in the area. There are some hills on the way back from Calabogie along the roads,...
20. March Break SkiSnowboard Camps
Events and Festivals >> Winter Events
The perfect remedy for not only keeping the kids busy and active during the school holidays, the Snow School Holiday Camps at Calabogie Peaks Resort teach kids the fundamentals of skiing/snowboarding to keep them coming back for years to come. Register at www.calabogie.com for any of these Holiday...
21. Manitou Mountain Trail (Valley Explore)
Valley Explore >> XC Ski >> Cross-Country Skiing Guide
Information: The Manitou Mountain Trail is a 9 km, hiking/snowshoeing corridor through picturesque pine forests and spectacular wilderness scenery. Along this shoulder width trail you will encounter 3 spectacular mountain top vistas. This trail is not recommended for beginners. A trail map is...
22. Canthooks Restaurant at Calabogie Peaks Resort
Dining >> Dining
Open daily for dinner from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm including fully licensed patio.   Canthooks Restaurant, at the base of Dickson Mountain at Calabogie Peaks Resort, is a culinary treat unequalled in the Ottawa Valley. The restaurant’s warmth and offerings comfort the palate and make the...
23. Calabogie Peaks Introduces Newly Improved Ski Trail
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Members)
Calabogie, ON: Calabogie Peaks Resort is introducing their newly improved ski trail, “Face of the Tiger”, also known as Barrett Chute. The Peaks’ staff have been hard at work prior to the opening, removing massive amounts of rock and trees to open the “Face of the...
24. Mountain Man Music Festival
Events and Festivals >> Festivals
Mountain Man Music Festival featuring the roots of all music. Folk, rock, blues, country, and more. In addition to the music there will a beer garden vendors, food, beach, hiking and of course everyone's favorite feature - mountainside camping available all weekend long. Those who attend...
25. Grand Opening: Calabogie Adaptive Snowsports Center of Excellence
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Members)
Calabogie Peaks Resort and Conference Centre is pleased to announce the grand opening of the “Centre of Excellence”, a 1500 square foot building addition adjacent to Algonquin Hall at the base of Dickson Mountain. This project was funded by a Federal Grant “Enabling...
26. Celebrate Our River Paddle - Madawaska Calabogie to Burnstown Paddle and Fiddle
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
The Bonnechere River Watershed Project is partnering with numerous other organizations and municipalities this summer to bring group paddle opportunities to residents and tourists. Some of the events also feature local food and entertainment. For information on this summers paddles visit,...
27. Canadian Musical Comedy Duo Bowser and Blue to perform in Calabogie at The Valley Food and Drink Co.
Events and Festivals >> Concerts and Performing Arts
 Bowser and Blue, Canada’s foremost musical comedy  duo, will be performing on August 8th 2015 at 8:00 p.m.  at the “The Valley Food and Drink Co.” restaurant in Calabogie, Ontario. This iconic duo has the audience in stiches with their comedic satire of almost...
28. Calabogie Timeshares
Accommodations >> Lodges and Resorts
SellMyTimeshareNow.com offers 5-star quality timeshare suites at affordable prices. Accommodations can be purchased or rented within the Calabogie Peaks and Lodge Resorts, both popular with the locals and visiting tourists due to their outstanding amenities and guest services. Units boast...
29. Calabgoie and Area set to benefit from Eastern Ontario Development Program Funding
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Members)
“Calabogie and Area Business Association” and “The Township of Greater Madawaska” benefit from the Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP) and additional funding support for Canada Day celebrations.   The “Calabogie and Area Business Association” has...
30. 2nd Annual Rural Ontario Active Recreation (ROAR) Conference
Events and Festivals >> Workshops and Courses
September 21st – 24th, 2015 – Calabogie Peaks Resort, Calabogie, ON Rural Ontario Active Recreation (ROAR) is a community-based partnership comprised of recreation professionals from rural areas of Ontario. ROAR offers opportunities to those in recreation and health care, volunteers and municipal...
31. Calabogie Peaks Resort Songwriters Workshop Hosted by Trio of Nashville Songwriters
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Members)
Calabogie Songwriter Workshop leader Gil Grand has just released a brand new single to Country Music Radio across Canada. The new release, “She’ll Always Be Mine,” co-produced by Gil Grand and Byron Hill and co-written by Gil Grand and Jeffrey East, is already creating a buzz...
32. OFSC Give-It-A-Try Tour comes to Calabogie February 16-19
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
  (Pembroke, ON) –The Calabogie & District Snowmobile Club, in partnership with GoSnowmobiling TV, Snowmobiler Magazine, the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) and the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA), are pleased to present the 2012 Go Snowmobiling Give-It-A-Try...
33. Calabogie (Township of Greater Madawaska)
Communities >> Communities
Located in the heart of the Ottawa Valley just 1 hour from Ottawa, Calabogie and the Township of Greater Madawaska is the four seasons destination of choice for active people who love the outdoors.   Noted for outstanding natural beauty, a unique rural character and friendly people, the...
34. Madawaska Nordic Trails (Valley Explore)
Valley Explore >> XC Ski >> Cross-Country Skiing Guide
How to Get There: The Madawaska Nordic Trails are located west of Calabogie near the Calabogie Peaks Ski Resort. To find the trailhead, travel 6 km west from the intersection of Highways 508 and 511 in Calabogie to Viewmount Drive. Turn right on Viewmount Drive and take the second right onto...
35. Calabogie Blues and Ribfest: August 18-20, 2017
Things to Do >> Special Events
The Fifth Annual Class Axe Guitars Calabogie Blues & Ribfest August 18-20, 2017! Blues artists and ribbers from across North America will be taking over the Calabogie mountainside for a weekend of all things blues! A weekend fun for families and people of all ages - beer garden,...
36. Calabogie Mountain Man Music Festival
Events and Festivals >> Festivals
 Mountain Man Music Festival is a music-intensive festival that explores the roots of music, celebrates singer song writers, folk artists, indie bands and the blues.  The setting is the beautiful surroundings of Calabogie Peaks Resort, which includes Ontario's highest public ski hill,...
37. New Years Eve Party
Events and Festivals >> Dances
Celebrate New Year`s Eve at the Valley Food and Drink Co. in Calabogie. Dance to the music of `Low Mileage Band`featuring Rick Leben and enjoy a great dinner with your choice of Salmon wellington or Prime Rib Roast. Appetizers, dessert, party7 favours and a glass of bubbly included! only $60. ...
38. The Canadian Wake Surf Nationals
Events and Festivals >> Sporting Events and Tournaments
 Wake surfing is still a young, but rapidly growing sport that is taking the world by storm.  Associations and tournaments are growing year over year, as evidenced by the World Series 2014 lineup that includes Russia, Germany, Switzerland, Thailand, Mexico, several US stops, and two...
39. Rural Outdoor East Recreational Conference ROAR
Events and Festivals >> Trade Shows
Rural Ontario-East Active Recreation (ROAR)fall conference at Calabogie Peaks Resort.  Professionals from across the province involved in parks, recreation, health and tourism will gather to discuss partnership, project sharing and collaboration on a large scale for the betterment of rural...
40. Ontario's Highlands Tourism Organization holds its first AGM
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
(Pembroke, ON) – The recently formed Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO) will be holding its first Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Calabogie Peaks Resort in Calabogie, Ontario on Tuesday, February 22, 2011. The AGM will run from 10 am to noon, and will include the...
41. Burnstown - Stewartville (Valley Explore)
Valley Explore >> Bike >> Madawaska River and Highlands
Information This ride offers everything from the quaint village and artist’s community of Burnstown, to the hydro dam at Stewartville, to the farmland of McNab Township. You can top this tour off at the popular swimming beach on the Madawaska River. Directions   Park at the...
42. Showcase Paradise 2017
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
 Featuring Artists, Contractors, Accommodations, Restaurants, Service Clubs, Recreation Equipment, Vehicles, Friends of the Lakes and Forest, Wedding Venues, Camp Grounds and so much more!
43. Madawaska Nordic Trails (Valley Explore)
Valley Explore >> Walk >> Madawaska River and Highlands
Information: Cross country ski trails in winter, hiking trails in summer; Madawaska Nordic offers 18 km. of easy hiking trails. These trails, which were at one time old logging roads, wind their way through a picturesque forest landscape with lots of gentle ups and downs to keep the outing...
44. OVTA Announces Board of Directors for 2015-2016
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
(Pembroke, ON) – The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA) is pleased to announce its Board of Directors for 2015 – 2016.   The Board of Directors, which is comprised of membership representatives from various sectors of the local tourism industry, was elected at the Annual...
45. OVTA Announces Board of Directors
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA) is pleased to announce its Board of Directors for 2013 – 2016.   The Board of Directors, which is comprised of membership representatives from various sectors of the local tourism industry, was elected at the Annual General Meeting held on...
46. Calabogie Blues and Ribfest receives Celebrate Ontario grant
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Members)
Calabogie, (ON):  Battle of the Barbeques and boogie with the Blues!  Thanks to the tremendous support of the Province of Ontario’s Celebrate Ontario Program, Greater Madawaska Township is pleased to announce that the 3rd Annual Class Axe Guitars Calabogie Blues & Ribfest will...
47. Calabogie
Info Centre >> Ottawa Valley Visitor Information Centres
How to Get There Located at 12517 Lanark Road. From downtown Renfrew, take County Road 52 down to Burnstown. Turn right onto County Road 508. Continue along this road until you reach County Road 511.   Turn left on County Road 511. Continue through Calabogie. At the "Y"...
48. Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship Round 1
Events and Festivals >> Sporting Events and Tournaments
 Come on out and support the local superbikers!   The last time the series was in Calabogie was in 2009. Tickets available at www.calabogiemotorsports.com
49. Whitewater's Pub Crawl from Barry's Bay to Arnprior!
Events and Festivals >> Winter Events
Whitewater Brewing Company's Pub Crawl 2016 Visiting restaurants between Barry's Bay and Arnprior that have supported us this past year. The bus will start picking people up at 1pm in Renfrew and the Crawl will start at Ash Grove in Barry's Bay shortly after 2:15pm. We will then start an EPIC pub...
50. Calabogie Motor Inn
Accommodations >> Hotels and Motels
51. Calabogie Peaks Welcomes ParaAlpine Athletes of the 2010 Ontario ParaSport Winter Games January 22 -24th, 2010
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Members)
 Calabogie, ON: Calabogie Peaks is proud to be the Alpine host site for the 2010 Ontario ParaSport Winter Games(OPWG) from January 22 - 24. OPWG is the largest multi-sport event in the province for athletes with a physical disability. ParaAlpine Skiing athletes combine speed and agility while...
52. Tourism Season is Not Over- It Actually Never Ends
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
(Calabogie, ON)-  Snow was in the air as the Board of Directors of the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA) met recently in Calabogie in Greater Madawaska Township.  While the summer and fall tourism seasons have wrapped up, winter, and all it has to offer residents and tourists...
53. FESTIVAL OF THE SENSES, OCTOBER 3-4, 2009
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Members)
In and Around Calabogie and Burnstown   Building on the success of last year’s first, Festival of the Senses, there is something for everyone including trail hiking, garden and historical tours, shopping, beach bonfire, chair lift sky ride, motorsport track laps, decadent desserts and...
54. Calabogie Lodge Resort
Accommodations >> Lodges and Resorts
Calabogie Lodge offers  43 units with natural wood walls in the living room, dining room and kitchen create a pure country setting. The furniture and accents make each room inviting and comfortable. Bedrooms are cozy and warm. Lounging on your own patio, or from your bedroom\living room...
55. Arnprior - Burnstown - White Lake (Valley Explore)
Valley Explore >> Bike >> Madawaska River and Highlands
Information This tour is a training ride for the Men Against Flab in Arnprior (MAFIA) Bike Club. For other riders this is a great pavement tour with plenty of opportunities to take a break. The tour goes through a number of small communities, and passes by a riverside and a lake front park for...
56. Canadian Musical Comedy Duo Bowser and Blue to perform in Calabogie at The Valley Food and Drink Co.
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Members)
Bowser and Blue, Canada’s foremost musical comedy  duo, will be performing on August 8th 2015 at 8:00 p.m.  at the “The Valley Food and Drink Co.” restaurant in Calabogie, Ontario.   This iconic duo has the audience in stiches with their comedic satire of...
57. From Calabogie 10 Mile Road Race 2014
Events and Festivals >> Sporting Events and Tournaments
This 10 Mile Road Race is the fourth of the 6 "Get Here from There" events The Neat Cafe has introduced for 2014. All events end in Burnstown.  In this instance 'There' is Calabogie.  The course follows County Road 508 between the two towns. We've chosen to separate all of the...
58. OVTA holds Press Conference to launch 5 day Motorcycle FAM tour
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
  The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA) invites you to attend a Press Conference to launch a special 5 day Motorcycle FAM Tour of the Ottawa Valley!       What: A special press conference to launch a 5 day motorcycle FAM tour of the Ottawa Valley. This...
59. Jocko's Beach Resort and Motel
Accommodations >> Hotels and Motels
The heart of the resort is an expanse of sandy beach that stretches along the shore of Calabogie Lake. For fishing or boating , our docking facilities will safely accommodate your watercraft.  Fishing boats are available on a rental basis. For a leisurely tour, enjoy...
60. Back to the Future in Communications OVTA Tourism Conference theme
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
We are going “Back to the Future in Communications” for the upcoming Ottawa Valley Tourism Conference:   (Pembroke, ON) – The annual Ottawa Valley Tourism Conference and AGM will be held Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at Calabogie Highlands Golf Resort.  Communication is the...
61. The 2013 Ottawa Valley Tourism Conference
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
Excitement is building for the 2013 Ottawa Valley Tourism Conference. The Conference, an annual event hosted by the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA), is being held April 23 at the beautiful Calabogie Peaks Resort, and promises to be a value packed event with learning and networking...
62. OktoberFEAST
Events and Festivals >> Festivals
The Canadian Cancer Society presents OktoberFEAST a craft beer, drink, and food festival that is sure to satisfy every craving. Featuring craft beer vendors such as Whitewater Brewing Co. and Calabogie Brewing Company, and food vendors such as Ulrich's, Kitchen Catering Company, Westwinds and...
63. Snowshoeing
Things to Do >> Winter Adventures
What better way is there to learn and be a part of our wonderful Canadian winters than simply getting out there and experiencing it first hand?   The Ottawa Valley is home to some terrific and pristine wilderness just waiting to be explored. Take a guided tour or rent some snowshoes and try...
64. Ottawa Valley Adventure Information Centres Open for 2013 Season
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
Renfrew County Adventure Information Centres, previously known as Visitor Information Centres, are now open and ready to welcome visitors to the Ottawa Valley.   In preparation for the opening of the centres, the Adventure Information Centre (AIC) staff, also known as Tourism Ambassadors,...
65. Exploring the Medicine Wheel
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Members)
Many original native ways are lost but here in the Ottawa Valley there’s one way that’s coming back full circle. Tim Yearington, who designed Greater Madawaska’s new Manitou Mountain hiking trail, is also a wilderness guide, artist and writer. Tim has returned from the bush...
66. Ottawa Valley Fall Songwriter Concert
Events and Festivals >> Concerts and Performing Arts
The Ottawa Valley is known for its heritage of music and it is fantastic that here are quite a few artists performing at local restaurants, pubs and festival venues, but what is missing from the music scene are opportunities to showcase local songwriting talents. The Ottawa Valley Songwriter...
67. And the Ottawa Valley Tourism Awards go to
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
(Pembroke, ON) – The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA) announced the nominees and recipients of the inaugural Ottawa Valley Tourism Awards at their recent tourism conference held at the Calabogie Highlands Golf Resort. The recipient of the Marilyn Alexander Tourism Champion Award was...
68. Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding
Things to Do >> Winter Adventures
Our tree-lined slopes, challenging vertical drops (including the highest in Eastern Ontario) and gentle runs make the Ottawa Valley a great alpine skiing and snowboarding destination. Most hills offer state-of-the-art snowmaking and grooming equipment, which means plenty of good skiing and...
69. 2014 Ottawa Valley Tourism Conference and AGM
Events and Festivals >> Workshops and Courses
Register by April 12th for your chance to win a Full Page ad in Ottawa Outdoors Magazine  ($2,000 value)   please join us for the BIGGEST TOURISM Networking Event in Renfrew County The Annual Ottawa Valley Tourism Conference April 29, 2014, Calabogie Highlands Golf...
70. Calabogie MotorSports Park
Things to Do >> Attractions and Museums
This world-class facility is home to the longest track in Canada, consisting of 20 turns, measuring 40 feet wide, and featuring a 2,000 ft long straightaway. Since opening in the fall of 2006, the Alan Wilson designed track has become the preferred destination for North American motorsports...
71. So many things to see and do in the Ottawa Valley this weekend!
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
This weekend, August 15 - 17, there are a large number of wonderful events and activities that visitors and residents of Renfrew County can participate in.  From a Taste of the Valley event, featuring local farmers, artists and artisan works on exhibit and for sale, to the annual Algonquins of...
72. Construction Update – Week of October 31 to November 4, 2016
Media and Communications >> County of Renfrew Road Construction Report
 Ongoing Projects   County Road 4 (Queens Line) – Township of Whitewater Region   The rehabilitation of County Road 4 (Queens Line) from County Road 653 (Chenaux Road) to County Road 7 (Foresters Falls Road) has commenced and will continue until the end of October. During...
73. 2011 Motorcycle FAM Tour Brings A New Tourism Perspective To the Ottawa Valley
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
Greater Madawaska, ON: Wednesday, June 1st kicked of the 2011 motorcycle familiarization (FAM) tour at Calabogie Peaks Resort. This starts their four day journey throughout the Ottawa Valley. Along their route they will stop at various Ottawa Valley tourism destinations while enjoying the beautiful...
74. Days Inn and Conference Centre Renfrew
Accommodations >> Hotels and Motels
The DAYS INN  & Conference Centre, nestled in the heart of Ottawa Valley, offers an ideal location for outdoor enthusiasts and golfers.    Centrally located to take advantage of local attractions, such as whitewater rafting, scenic golf courses, Calabogie Racing, ATV tours,...
75. Ottawa Valley Tourism Thriving Despite Challenging Summer Weather Conditions
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
  A series of meteorological challenges have placed the Ottawa Valley in the news a lot lately. Reports have covered the difficult weather conditions the Valley has faced this summer, namely the drought, storm damage and forest fires. Local tourism operators want you to know that despite the...
76. Calabogie Motor Inn
Accommodations >> Hotels and Motels
This recently built 11-unit motel features all the comfort and amenities needed to make your stay truly enjoyable. Each of our tastefully decorated rooms features two queen-size beds, carpeting, air conditioning, table and chairs, NEW LCD TV's, free internet service, telephone, hairdryer, and an...
77. White Lake BioBlitz
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
The White Lake Preservation Project in partnership with Watersheds Canada would like to invite you to participate in a 2 day BioBlitz of the North Shore of White Lake adjacent to Wabalac Road (south east of Calabogie) from 3pm Friday May 27 until 3pm on Saturday May 28th. Throughout the two days,...
78. Construction Update – Week of October 24 to October 28, 2016
Media and Communications >> County of Renfrew Road Construction Report
 New Projects   County Road 511 (Lanark Road) – Township of Greater Madawaska   The County of Renfrew will be undertaking storm sewer repairs on County Road 511 (Lanark Road) at Parnell Street commencing the week of October 17, 2016. The road will remain open to traffic....
79. Road Construction: Nov 5 - 9, 2012
Media and Communications >> County of Renfrew Road Construction Report
Ongoing Projects   County Road 34 (Norton Road) – Township of Greater Madawaksa   The rehabilitation of County Road 34 (Norton Road) from 4.5 km north of County Road 508 (Calabogie Road) northerly 1.2 km will continue until mid-November. The work includes road realignment,...
80. Road Construction: Nov 12 - 16, 2012
Media and Communications >> County of Renfrew Road Construction Report
Ongoing Projects   County Road 34 (Norton Road) – Township of Greater Madawaksa   The rehabilitation of County Road 34 (Norton Road) from 4.5 km north of County Road 508 (Calabogie Road) northerly 1.2 km will continue until mid-November. The work includes road realignment,...
81. Construction Update – Week of October 17 to October 21, 2016
Media and Communications >> County of Renfrew Road Construction Report
 New Projects   County Road 511 (Lanark Road) – Township of Greater Madawaska   The County of Renfrew will be undertaking storm sewer repairs on County Road 511 (Lanark Road) at Parnell Street commencing the week of October 17, 2016. The road will remain open to traffic....
82. It's Tourism Week... Celebrate by Exploring the Ottawa Valley!
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
Media Release For Immediate Release May 29, 2009   (Pembroke, ON) - The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA) is celebrating Tourism Week (June 1-7, 2009) and residents and visitors are invited to explore and experience all that the Ottawa Valley has to offer. The Ottawa Valley –...
83. Renfrew Art in the Park
Events and Festivals >> Art Shows and Exhibitions
Twelve years ago a group of four artists from Renfrew County met and decided to form the Renfrew Art Guild, based in Renfrew, Ontario, Canada. The aim of the group was to bring together people of a like mind to enjoy each other's art and company. The R.A.G. has now evolved into a diverse group...
84. Cross Country Skiing
Things to Do >> Winter Adventures
Winter sport enthusiasts must experience the groomed and scenic cross-country ski trails winding through our meadows and forests. For a list of cross-country ski trails, including trail maps and directions, visit the Ottawa Valley's on-line trail guide - Valley Explore. ...
85. Plenty of Rural Ramble activities left to enjoy!
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
Plenty of Rural Ramble activities left to enjoy! (Pembroke) – We are two weeks into our annual Rural Ramble and many great activities remain to be discovered; in fact, there are events taking place right up until October 31st for Ramblers to enjoy.   Organized by the Ottawa Valley...
86. Valleylicious
Events and Festivals >> Winter Events
VALLEYLICIOUS has been created to promote restaurants and dining experiences throughout the Ottawa Valley as an added bonus to our winter tourism season. From March 1 to 31, 2013, diners will have an opportunity to experience fare at Valley restaurants through fixed-price...
87. The BIGGEST TOURISM Networking Event in Renfrew County
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
(Pembroke, ON) – Excitement is building for the 2011 Ottawa Valley Tourism Conference. The Conference, an annual event hosted by the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA), is being held April 28 at Twin Rivers Golf Course located on the Canadian Forces Base in Petawawa. This year’s...
88. Celebrate Ottawa Valley Arts and Culture and History and Heritage
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
(Pembroke, ON) – October 2nd & 3rd is the final weekend of the Rural Ramble with sites showcasing Ottawa Valley Arts & Culture and sites highlighting Ottawa Valley History & Heritage.   This weekend provides the perfect opportunity to celebrate the Ottawa Valley’s...
89. Construction Update – Week of October 11 to October 14, 2016
Media and Communications >> County of Renfrew Road Construction Report
 Upcoming Projects   County Road 511 (Lanark Road) – Township of Greater Madawaska   The County of Renfrew will be undertaking storm sewer repairs on County Road 511 (Lanark Road) at Parnell Street commencing the week of October 17, 2016. The road will remain open to...
90. The A.Y. Jackson Trail
Getaways and Daytrips >> Tours and Activities
  Alexander Young Jackson (1882 – 1974)   Group of Seven member A.Y. Jackson is one of Canada’s best known and loved artists.   During his long illustrious career he crisscrossed Canada numerous times, painting a new vision of our country. Many of his paintings are...
91. Renfrew Millennium Trail (Valley Explore)
Valley Explore >> Walk >> Madawaska River and Highlands
Information Renfrew’s Millennium Trail is 3.4 km long, has lighting, and is suitable for walkers, joggers, wheelchairs, bikers, and cross country skiing. It follows the route of the CN Railway, through the heart of Renfrew and imparts the atmosphere of both the town, and countryside. There...
92. Calabogie Peaks Ski Resort
Things to Do >> Attractions and Museums
Calabogie Peaks Resort, Eastern Ontario’s largest mountain resort has become the distinct four-season meeting, leisure and recreation destination of Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. Guests’ year round compliment their time spent at the conference table with activities on the...
93. Skating
Things to Do >> Winter Adventures
What could be more exilerating than taking the family out into the cool, crisp air, slapping on a pair of skates and gliding the day away on one of our well-maintained municipal rinks. Our skating season is generally from December through to March (weather inclement). ...
94. Ottawa Valley Motorcycle FAM Tour a 'Revving' Success
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
(Pembroke, ON) – The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA) is proud to report that the recent Motorcycle Media Familiarization (FAM) Tour was a great success. The 8 participating moto-journalists had a wonderful time and the positive editorial coverage of the area is starting to pour...
95. Visitor Information Centres open across Renfrew County to welcome and share tourism information with visitors
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
In preparation for the opening of the regions' Visitor Information Centres (VIC's), the VIC staff recently participated in the inaugural Frontline Tourism Trade Show, Customer Service Excellence Training for VIC's and a one day familiarization (FAM) tour focusing on core experiences in the Ottawa...
96. Ottawa Valley Visitor Information Centres Open for 2011 Season
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
(Pembroke) - The Visitor Information Centres in Renfrew County are now open to welcome visitors to the Ottawa Valley.   In preparation of the opening of the centres, the Visitor Information Centre (VIC) staff, also known as Tourism Ambassadors, recently participated in a 3-day...
97. Road Construction Report: October 8 - 12, 2012
Media and Communications >> County of Renfrew Road Construction Report
  New Projects   County Road 34 (Norton Road) – Township of Greater Madawaksa   The rehabilitation of County Road 34 (Norton Road) from 4.5 km north of County Road 508 (Calabogie Road) northerly 1.2 km will commence the week of October 9, 2012. The work will include...
98. Ramble the Ottawa Valley - Rural Ramble 2014
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
Ramble the Ottawa Valley : Rural Ramble events taking place until October 31st! (Pembroke) – There are many autumn adventures and memories to create as you participate in the offerings of the 2014 Rural Ramble in the Ottawa Valley. This annual fall touring festival showcases events and...
99. Celebrate the harvest with the Rural Rambles Agriculture and Food Weekend
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
(Pembroke, ON) – Celebrate the harvest with a farm adventure and delicious local cuisine with the Rural Ramble’s Agriculture & Food weekend, September 25th and 26th. A healthy appetite for knowledge and good food is a must for this theme weekend! Some of the things a Rambler can...
100. Autumn Adventures in the Ottawa Valley: Rural Ramble events taking place until October 31st
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
Amp up your autumn adventures with the 2013 Rural Ramble in the Ottawa Valley. The annual fall touring festival showcases events, including the two final Tastes of the Valley, taking place right up to October 31st!     Organized by the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA), the Rural...
101. Let's Get Ready to Ramble: 2011 Rural Ramble Applications Now Being Accepted
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
  (Pembroke, ON) – Applications are now being accepted for the 2011 Rural Ramble. The 2011 Rural Ramble will be a festival to remember, with four theme weekends set up to showcase the unique aspects of rural living in the Ottawa Valley. The themed weekends are: Adventure &...
102. OVTA Announces 2011-2012 Board of Directors
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
(Pembroke, ON) – The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA) is pleased to announce its Board of Directors for 2011 – 2012. The Board of Directors, which is comprised of membership representatives from various sectors of the local tourism industry, was elected at the Annual General...
103. Motorcycle Tourism Experts roll into the Highlands
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
Pembroke, ON. May 27, 2013 – The Ontario Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO) has been working hard to bring motorcycle tourism to the region in conjunction with local tourism offices. BC Hughes Tourism Consultants was hired by OHTO in January to assist in developing motorcycle routes and...
104. Come on in... the water is fine! Ottawa Valley home to plenty of clean, sandy beaches!
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
The Ottawa Valley boasts an abundant amount of clean, welcoming water. Cradled between the Ottawa River and Algonquin Park, the Valley is home to over 900 lakes and 4 major river systems. Beaches offer plenty of affordable recreation opportunities, from swimming to friendly sand castle competitions...
105. Ottawa Valley Motorcycle FAM Tour
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
(Pembroke, ON) – The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA) is excited to announce a very special motorcycle familiarization (FAM) tour, taking place May 31 – June 4th, 2011. The upcoming media FAM tour will result in invaluable editorial coverage featuring motorcycle riding in the...
106. The new Rural Ramble Set to Showcase the Ottawa Valley
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
The new Rural Ramble Set to Showcase the Ottawa Valley (Pembroke) - The new Rural Ramble in the Ottawa Valley is getting ready to celebrate rural living. Showcasing three weekends of exploration, agriculture, arts and history, this year’s event begins September 18th and runs until October...
107. Ottawa Valley Beaches
Things to Do >> Swimming
  The Ottawa Valley boasts an abundant amount of clean, welcoming water. Cradled between the Ottawa River and Algonquin Park, the Valley is home to over 900 lakes and 4 major river systems. Beaches offer plenty of affordable recreation opportunities, from swimming to friendly sand castle...
108. A Spark for Tourism in Ontario Highlands
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
A group of tourism operators from the Ottawa Valley recently travelled together to explore the current success and future potential of experiential tourism during IGNITE Ottawa Valley, an interactive, three day workshop hosted by Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO). A total of 19...
109. Switchbacks and Shorelines (Valley Explore)
Valley Explore >> Drive >> Driving Tour Guide
This tour meanders along the backroads of the Bonnechere and Madawaska River Valleys, through the heart of the Ottawa Valley. Itinerary Approximate Distance: 223km (138mi) Depart Burnstown Burnstown to Mt. St. Patrick Mount St. Patrick to...
110. "Ride the Valley" - 2011 Ottawa Valley Motorcycle FAM tour
Media and Communications >> Events and Conferences
The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA) is excited to announce a very special motorcycle familiarization (FAM) tour, taking place May 31 – June 4th, 2011. The upcoming media FAM tour will result in invaluable editorial coverage featuring motorcycle riding in the Ottawa...