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1. 3rd Annual Eganville GIANT Pumpkin Drop
Events and Festivals >> Fairs and Agricultural Events
A GIANT pumpkin, weighing 1,200 pounds, will be dropped from a 40-foot crane at 2 pm in the parking lot of Eganville Foodland. Bring your Thanksgiving guests to take part in the excitement. Google Eganville Pumpkin Drop to see previous events. You can support the local Farmers' Market by...
2. Nicole Coward
Events and Festivals >> Concerts and Performing Arts
 Nicole Coward will be performing at the Eganville Farmers Market at 2 pm as part of Eganville Community 125 Celebration.
3. Painting 101 Party
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
Enjoy tasty Hors d'oeurvres while you paint your masterpiece during the "Painting 101 Party" being held on Saturday, April 23 from 3 pm to 6 pm at the Eganville Seniors Centre. Please register before April 20. Spend an afternoon with friends having fun and creating your own masterpiece. Cost...
4. St Johns Lutheran Church, Augsbug 150th Anniversary Celebration Dinner and Dance
Events and Festivals >> Community and Parish Dinners
St. John's Lutheran Church, Augsbug 150th Anniversary Celebration Dinner and Dance WHERE Eganville Legion WHEN Sunday, September 23, 2012 TIME 1-5PM 1-5PM Dance Featuring Kickin' Kountry 4PM...
5. Junior Vendors' Day at Eganville Farmers' Market
Events and Festivals >> Farmers Markets
Junior Vendors Day (vendors ages 18 and under join regular vendors).  Plus entertainment by Toronto folk singer Nicole Coward at 2pm  All homemade and homegrown products. Picnic tables available.
6. Traditional Robbie Burns Celebration
Events and Festivals >> Holiday Celebrations
Eganville Legion is the place to be Saturday January 28 when the annual Robbie Burns celebration takes place.     In its' 16 year, the annual celebration conitnues to attract a loyal audience who proudly dress in their favourite Scottish tartan while enjoying the formalities of the...
7. Eganville and Area Horticulture Society Annual Christmas Dinner
Events and Festivals >> Holiday Celebrations
The Eganville and Area Horticultural Society invites everyone aged 12 + to their annual Christmas Dinner on Tuesday Nov 24, featuring: Author and radio celebrity Mary Cook, with stories of Christmas past Full turkey dinner Silent auction Candy and baked goods for sale ...
8. Celebrate Our River Paddle - Wilber Lake to Eganville
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...
9. Annual Harvest Auction for Eganville Horticultural Society
Events and Festivals >> Fairs and Agricultural Events
The Eganville & Area Horticultural Society's annual Harvest Auction is at the Eganville Legion at 7 p.m.  Auctioneer Terry Hoelke, back by popular demand, will sell the fruit (and vegetables) of the labour of members - herbs, vegetables, preserves, perennials, baked goods and whatever...
10. Mass Paddle from Wilber Lake
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
There will be mass paddle from Wilber Lake to Eganville (arena) on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 9:30 am. This will be followed by local food and music (open mic). To register visit: www.celebrateourriver.ca. Cost is $10 per person on-line and $13 on-site.
11. Ottawa Senators Alumni Game LIVE in Eganville
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
 Join us to celebrate our game with the Senators Alumni vs the Eganville All Stars on February 12th to raise funds for  local skating club. For more information, please contact Heather Kuisma at 613.401.8662
12. Music in the Park Summer Series
Events and Festivals >> Concerts and Performing Arts
Music in the Park runs every Wednesday and Friday (June 15 to August 31) from 7 pm to 9 pm in Eganville's Centennial Park(behind the Eganville Tourist Information Centre). Every evening featuring local entertainment. Come bring a lawn chair or blanket and hear the quality entertainment. There is...
13. Horticultural Society Meeting
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
 Meetings take place at the Eganville Legion at 7:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend a meeting for free and if interested, buy a membership on second visit for $10 per year.
14. Plant Sale and Spring Bazaar
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
Join the Eganville and Area Horticultural Society as they host a Plant Sale and Spring Bazaar on Saturday, May 14 from 9 am to 11 am at the Eganville Legion. The sale inlcudes plants, bake table, books, trinkets & treasures, raffle prizes, and coffee and muffins in the cafe.
15. Eganville
Info Centre >> Ottawa Valley Visitor Information Centres
How to Get There From Highway 17, (via Pembroke) 36 km Take Highway 41 towards Eganville.  Continue along passing Lake Dore.  Take a left onto Lett's Cemetery road.  Lett's Cemetery Rd will turn into Bruce Street and bring you into Eganville.  At the bottom of the...
16. Garlic and Herb Day at Eganville Farmers' Market
Events and Festivals >> Farmers Markets
It's Herb & Garlic Day at the Eganville Farmers' Market. Find garlic - fresh, pickled or blended into many products. Herbs are everywhere too - teas and tortieres, sauces and sausages, pickles and pierogies, soaps and bread, and lots more. Toronto folk singer Nicole Coward returns for a...
17. May Mudder
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
3rd Annual Eganville May Mudder including tow Truck Races and much more.  Registration opens at 7am or online at www.bonnecherevalleytwp.com and follow Events Menu Gates are open from 9am-6pm. Adults $15, Kids 12 and under $10, Kids 2 and under are FREE. Family pass $40 (2 adults and 2 kids)
18. Pakenham presents Kevin Collins In Concert
Events and Festivals >> Concerts and Performing Arts
Pakenham is pleased to welcome renowned newfoundland recording artist Kevin Collins to the Stewart Community Centre on June 20,2014. Joining Kevin is his top notch Canadian band featuring winning guitarist Steve Petticco and master fiddler Don Reid. Tickets for this event are available at...
19. Christmas Sugar Plum Tea
Events and Festivals >> Holiday Celebrations
Christmas Sugar Plum Tea at the Bonnechere Museum in Eganville from 2 pm to 4 pm
20. Bonnechere Babes Ladies Night Out
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
Ladies, time to grab your BFF's and head to the outrageously fun & exciting Bonnechere Babes Ladies Night Out! On Friday, June 7th from 5 pm to 10 pm at the Eganville Arena (178 Jane Street, Eganville) the Ladies will get treated to an evening of viewing the latest pampering trends,...
21. Kids Fishing Derby
Events and Festivals >> Sporting Events and Tournaments
FISH FOR FREE \"NO LICENSE REQUIRED\" FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD PRIZES TO BE WON JULY 02,2016 STARTING AT 8:00AM FINISHING AT 2:00PM LOCATION IS ON THE BONNECHERE RIVER OFF OF WATER STREET BEHIND THE EGANVILLE HOME HARDWARE STORE. ALL AGES UP TO 16 YEARS OLD ARE ELIGABLE FOOD AND DRINKS ARE...
22. Presentation by Lee Valley Tools
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
Join the Eganville and Area Horticultural Society on Monday, May 16th at 7:00 pm at the Eganville Legion as host Lee Valley Tools, Ottawa and they present a session of "Work Smarter, not Harder with these New and Nifty Tools". (Note: A 5% discount and free shipping for order that evening, cheque...
23. Harvest Auction hosted by Eganville & Area Horticultural Society
Events and Festivals >> Fairs and Agricultural Events
Annual fundraising Harvest Auction features fruit, vegetables and perennials donated from Horticultural Society members' gardens, as well as baking and preserves featuring garden items. Begins at 7:00 pm at St Luke's Lutheran Church, Eganville.  Auctioneer is Terry Hoelke who creates an...
24. Presentation on the "Importance of Water in our World & How to Conserve it in Gardening
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
Join the Eganville and Area Horticultural Society as they host Jay McLaren, former owner of Sunset Nursery, now Algonquin College teacher on Monday, June 13th at 7:00 pm at the Eganville Legion as he makes a presentation on the "Importance of Water in our World & How to Conserve it in Gardening".
25. Eganville's Evening in Wonderland dinner
Events and Festivals >> Community and Parish Dinners
The Friends of the Bonnechere Union Public Library hold an annual dinner with a different theme each year. This year it's "Evening in Wonderland" featuring Alice and her famous tea party at the Eganville Legion. Get tickets early - it sells out. Hot turkey dinner, fancy salads, meatballs,...
26. Valley Irish Show
Events and Festivals >> Fairs and Agricultural Events
March 8/15 at 2:00pm at the Cobden Agricultural Hall. Featuring Gail Gavan, Mike Ryan, Kyle Felhaver, Seamus Costello plus local dancers. $15.00/person advance tickets for the show only. $20.00/person at the door for the show only. Roast Pork & Mased Potato Supper following show (advance ticket sales only) $12.50 per person. Advance tickets available until March 1, 2015 at Dahl's Convenience in Renfrew, Eganville Country Store in Eganville & Rooney's Gas Station in Cobden.
27. Preserves Day & Fall Concert at Eganville Farmers Market
Events and Festivals >> Farmers Markets
The Eganville Farmers' Market kicks off Ontario Agriculture Week with Preserves Day. In addition to the fresh, organic fall vegetables, meats and other products, there will be preserves of all kinds, some traditional and some with a new twist. Salsas, jams, jellies, pickles, sauces, fruit and more....
28. Celebrate Our River Day - Eganville community arena
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
At 10 am - Displays, local food and an exhibition by local artists 10:30 am Talk by author and adventurer, Max Finelstein, on his Capital to Capitol Paddle. 2:00, Algonquin drumming by Bear Nation as paddlers arrive from Wilber Lake at the Rotary beach beside the Eganville community arena. Also...
29. There's Hippies Up the Line
Events and Festivals >> Concerts and Performing Arts
In its tenth anniversary season, Stone Fence Theatre, the Ottawa Valley's heritage theatre company, is mounting a unique, all-new musical comedy about a cultural group that's become important in the upper Valley. There's Hippies Up the Line! looks at how the back-to-the-landers who arrived forty...
30. Stone Fence Theatre Presents: There's Hippies up the Line
Events and Festivals >> Concerts and Performing Arts
In its tenth anniversary season, Stone Fence Theatre, the Ottawa Valley's heritage theatre company, is mounting a unique, all-new musical comedy about a cultural group that's become important in the upper Valley. There's Hippies Up the Line! looks at how the back-to-the-landers who arrived forty...
31. Celebrate Our RIver Paddle - Eganville to Fourth Chute 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,...
32. Harvest Dinner at Grace Lutheran Church
Events and Festivals >> Community and Parish Dinners
The Grace Lutheran Church, 14 Bonnechere Street West, Eganville will be hosting their annual Harvest Dinner on Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Menu: Oktoberfest sausages, sauerkraut, turkey and all the trimmings, scalloped potatoes, lots of vegetables, salads and pies....
33. 2015 Old Sled Show
Events and Festivals >> Sporting Events and Tournaments
2015 Old Sled Show Saturday January 10, 2015  10 am to 4 pm Eganville Snodrifters Clubhouse Hwy 41 & 60, Eganville, Ont. Admission $5 per person (Free admission with show sled)   The BIGGEST OLD SLED SHOW in Ontario!   Old Snowmobile Show & Shine Swap Section...
34. Celebrating Our Game Day Kick Off Party
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
Athletes and musicians celebrate in Eganville It may be a slight bit of a stretch on the word athlete to describe the woman and older guys showing up to play hockey in Eganville’s third annual Celebrating Our Game Day put on by “the friends of the arena”. COGD Co-organizer Anne...
35. Annual Holiday Bazaar at Eganville Public School
Events and Festivals >> Holiday Celebrations
Annual Holiday Bazaar at Eganville Public School, Saturday Dec 6, 10am-2pm. Over 35 vendors offering a variety of food, crafts and gifts. Lunch available, photo with Santa, 50/50 draw, door prizes. Free entry. Include this event on your Christmas shopping tour that day and support the Grade 8...
36. The ABC's of GMO's - all about genetically modified food
Events and Festivals >> Workshops and Courses
GMO's!!  They're often in the news.  What is genetically modified food and how does it affect our health and environment? How can you avoid them? Speaker Devorah Belinsky is an experienced nutritionist and dietician and she will explain all that and more at her presentation entitled...
37. Stone Fence Theatre Production
Events and Festivals >> Concerts and Performing Arts
Join Stone Fence Theatre on September 26th at 6 pm at the Eganville Community Centre (Eagle's Nest) for the production of "Here Comes The Train! The Ottawa Valley Railway Story". The opening entertainment will be Emily Yarascavitch. Supper Theatre. Ticket prices: Adults (supper) $44,...
38. Christmas Tree and Gingerbread House Lighting Ceremony
Events and Festivals >> Holiday Celebrations
Come on out to the Eganville Visitor Information Centre, Thursday Dec 6th, for a Christmas Tree and Gingerbread House Lighting Ceremony. Hot chocolate and cookies will be handed out.
39. The Eganville Leader
Local Media >> Local Newspapers
40. Festival of Choirs
Events and Festivals >> Concerts and Performing Arts
The Ottawa Valley Music Festival launches the 2015 season with the Festival of the Choirs in Eganville, the first of 3 events. This choral concert features the Arnprior Community Choir and the Ottawa Valley Music Festival Chorus. 3:00 P.M. Each choir will present 30 minutes of music with a...
41. Capture the Moment with your Camera
Events and Festivals >> Workshops and Courses
Eganville & Area Horticultural Society is hosting a photography workshop with Lisa Agnew & Jenny Good, Treasured Moments Photography. Bring your camera if you need instruction. They will provide tips and techniques for taking the best outdoor photos ever. Samples for discussion (good and...
42. 50 & 60s Dance
Events and Festivals >> Dances
Join the Bonnechere Valley Recreation Department as they host a 50 & 60s Dance on Saturday, June 25 at 8 pm at the Eganville Arena.
43. Medieval Festival Cancelled
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Members)
Eganville's Community Development Committee regrets to announce that due to unforeseen circumstances the Medieval Festival, planned for July 4th and 5th, has been cancelled. “We are not to able to proceed with this major event this year, so we will instead concentrate on continuing our...
44. Eganville Farmers' Market
Shopping and Services >> Farmers Markets
Local vendors offer homegrown or homemade products:- everything you expect at a farmers market and much more! Rain or shine. Open Fridays, 2-6 pm, until Thanksgiving. Special Events: July 1 - Canada Day market with Rotary Breakfast July 29th  - Junior Vendors Day (vendors aged 18 &...
45. Eganville - Douglas (Valley Explore)
Valley Explore >> Bike >> Bonnechere River and Valley
Information This is an easy and scenic bike ride that provides many views of the Bonnechere River. The route passes by the Bonnechere Caves, and allows a visit to the village of Douglas, famous in the valley for their St. Patrick’s Day festivities. There are picnic spots at the Bonnechere...
46. Bonnechere Cup Dance
Events and Festivals >> Dances
From 9 pm to 1 am. Cost is $10/person and Age of Majority is required. Milano's Pizza Slices will be available $3/slice (while quantities last).  
47. Landowner Workshop in Eganville
Events and Festivals >> Workshops and Courses
Interested in growing a healthy forest on your idle land? Learn about your options, including information on available subsidies by attending our free landowner workshop on March 3rd, 2015, from 7pm-9pm.
48. Bonnechere Valley (Township of)
Communities >> Communities
Not only can you witness nature at its finest with abounding lakes or the beautiful Bonnechere River entwined in the woodlands of the Canadian Shield, but you can also explore the mysterious and world famous Bonnechere Caves.   You can relax and stroll along the streets of the "Jewel of...
49. Junior Vendors Day at Eganville Farmers' Market
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Members)
The Eganville Farmers’ Market is returning on June 28 for its second full season and is offering a unique opportunity to young people in the area later in the season. The Market is hosting a Junior Vendors’ Day on Friday, August 9 during the usual market hours from 2:00 until 6:00 pm....
50. Fourth Chute, Bonnechere (Valley Explore)
Valley Explore >> Waterfalls >> Waterfall Viewing Guide
Information The Fourth Chute, 8 km east of Eganville, is one of five spectacular waterfalls on the Bonnechere River. The Chute is the site of the Bonnechere Caves. The limestone caves were carved out by water after the last ice age about 10,00 years ago. The Bonnechere River travels 145 km from...
51. The Egan Inn
Accommodations >> Bed and Breakfasts and Inns
Come and visit the EGAN INN located on the Bonnechere River.  It has four suites which are uniquely decorated to retain the Inns original charm. You will be treated to a walk through history, through the time of the great lumber baron John Eagan and the opening of the Bonnechere River. The Inn...
52. St. Patrick's Day Dance
Events and Festivals >> Dances
Saturday March 14th from 8:00pm to 1:00am at the Legion Hall in Eganville Music by Clint Degarie, Ron Resmer, Neil Resmer and Ernie Sampson Door prizes/late lunch $10 each Proceeds to Ketcha Star Daycare Tickets available at Ketcha Star Daycare or at the door
53. The Meadows Unique Decor and Gifts
Shopping and Services >> Shopping
It's a Home and Cottage Lifestyle Store not to miss! Our collection of beautiful decor is designed to bring style to every room. Our wide selection of linens, prints, candles, home & garden decor, handbags, jewellery, and furniture willl help inspire with flare and style. For a personalized...
54. OVTA Announces Board of Directors for 2010 2011
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
(Pembroke, ON) – The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA) is pleased to announce its Board of Directors for 2010 – 2011. The Board of Directors, which is comprised of membership representatives from various sectors of the local tourism industry, was elected at the Annual General...
55. BonFire Friends Public Bonfire
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
Join the BonFire Friends as they host as part of the Eganville 125 events a Public Bonfire on Saturday, May 7th, 7 pm. All are welcome. Bring our own lawn chair and join this group of youth.
56. Celebrate Our River - Mass Paddle down the Bonnechere River
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
Celebrate Our River - Mass Paddle Down the Bonnechere Saturday, June 1 Starting point at the Eganville Arena then shuttle to Wilber Lake $11 for registration More information contact Mark Jones at: markajones@hotmail.com Lots of more information to come!
57. The Hobit Bed and Breakfast
Accommodations >> Bed and Breakfasts and Inns
A warm and friendly welcome awaits you in this spacious century home located on the south side of the Bonnechere River, in the picturesque Ottawa Valley village of Eganville. Visit our historic two-story home on .6 acres and relax in the cozy porches and comfortable sitting areas. German Service available.
58. Mac's Ce-Dar-Est
Accommodations >> Campgrounds and Cottages
Excellent family camping on beautiful Mink Lake, 250 full-serviced sites; sandy beach, boat launch and boat rentals. Horseshoes, volleyball, recreation hall, store, fish and game licenses., licensed restaurant and bar. Dumping station, showers and laundromat. Four season lots for seniors and...
59. Tour de Bonnechere
Events and Festivals >> Sporting Events and Tournaments
 Based from Eganville the tour is not a race!  Enjoy riding with like-minded people at your own pace.  Join in the potluck barbeque after the tour.  All proceeds support local charities. Short Course:  60 km Long Course:  100 km Family Ride:  18 km  
60. Tour de Bonnechere
Events and Festivals >> Sporting Events and Tournaments
 Based from Eganville the tour is not a race!  Enjoy riding with like-minded people at your own pace.  Join in the potluck barbeque after the tour.  All proceeds support local charities. Short Course:  60 km Long Course:  100 km Family Ride:  18 km  
61. Women on Fire Sculpture, Pottery and Jewellery
Events and Festivals >> Art Shows and Exhibitions
Check out Women on Fire: Sculpture, Pottery and Jewellery November 7th and 8th at The Watershed Gallery in Eganville. This exhibition of pottery and sculpture by local artists Kathryn Kasaboski, Edie English and Rui Xi will showcase raku jewellery, teapots, vases, mugs and plates. A great place to...
62. Engine House Coffee Roastery and Gallery
Dining >> Dining
An artisan coffee roastery and cafe located in the pretty town of Eganville. Dan and Genevieve focus on roasting fair trade, organic, direct trade and specialty beans. Come into the shop for fresh coffee, a delicious cappuccino, organic teas, homebaking & treats, specialty coffee equipment,...
63. Bonnechere River Watershed Project
Events and Festivals >> Sporting Events and Tournaments
  1pm -Eganville to Fourth Chute Paddle/ Fiddle/Music - $10. Followed by Bonnechere Caves BBQ ($5) and Music ($10). Organized by BRWP, Bonnechere Caves. Rendezvous: Bonnechere Caves.
64. Free Computer Skills for Writing and Budgeting
Events and Festivals >> Workshops and Courses
Learn: Windows Basics Internet & Email Word Excel 9 am - 3 pm every Friday for 12 weeks starting April 17th at the Training & Learning Centre in Eganville If you don't have a high school diploma OR you completed high school some time ago and need to refresh you skills, this...
65. 2016 Eganville Mudder
Events and Festivals >> Sporting Events and Tournaments
Join Eganiville in its 125th Birthday Celebrations with a  drag racing and tough truck mud bogging good time for the whole family! Beer gardens and food concessions available.   
66. Out of This World Event - Spring Dinner
Events and Festivals >> Community and Parish Dinners
It is with great excitement and anticipation, the Friends of the Library announce that they are partnering with the Astro All-Stars to offer guests and evening that will be "Out of This World" at the annual spring dinner. Your extratessestrial experience will begin on arrival as you are greeted by...
67. The Granary Restaurant
Dining >> Dining
 The Granary is a locally owned and operated eatery that has been serving Eganville and area since 1985.  Our food is prepared in-house and we delight in providing excellent service to families, from young children to respected seniors. 
68. Bonnechere Authors Festival
Events and Festivals >> Festivals
The Bonnechere Authors Festival is in its 14th year. Enjoy fascinating stories, conversation and dessert with renowned Canadian authors. On Wednesday, July 27th, author Doug Gibson, "Across Canada by Story" will be in town at St. James Church Hall (78 Wellington Street, Eganville) at 7:30...
69. Bonnechere Authors Festival
Events and Festivals >> Festivals
The Bonnechere Authors Festival is in its 14th year. Enjoy fascinating stories, conversation and dessert with renowned Canadian authors. On Wednesday, July 6th, author Steve Burrows, "A Cast of Falcons" will be in town at St. James Church Hall (78 Wellington Street, Eganville) at 7:30...
70. Bonnechere Authors Festival
Events and Festivals >> Festivals
The Bonnechere Authors Festival is in its 14th year. Enjoy fascinating stories, conversation and dessert with renowned Canadian authors. On Wednesday, July 13th, author Helen Humphreys, "The Evening Chorus" will be in town at St. James Church Hall (78 Wellington Street, Eganville) at 7:30...
71. Eganville Farmers' Market
Events and Festivals >> Farmers Markets
Local vendors offer homegrown or homemade products:- everything you expect at a farmers market and much more!   Rain or shine. Open Fridays, 2-6 pm, until Thanksgiving.   Special Events:   July 29th  - Junior Vendors Day (vendors aged 18 & under join regulars) plus...
72. BayDay BeatDown 2
Events and Festivals >> Sporting Events and Tournaments
Smash Wrestling is a Toronto based professional wrestling promotion that is doing a Valley tour, aka The Rural Rumble. Stops include Eganville, Bancroft and Barry's Bay. The Bay hosted the BeatDown last year as well to Bay Day for two exciting shows. Tickets are just $15, doors open at 6pm,...
73. Bonnechere Authors Festival
Events and Festivals >> Festivals
The Bonnechere Authors Festival is in its 14th year. Enjoy fascinating stories, conversation and dessert with renowned Canadian authors. On Wednesday, July 20th, author Paul Todd, "Extreme Mean: Trolls, Bullies and Predators Online" will be in town at St. James Church Hall (78 Wellington...
74. The Bonnechere Authors Festival
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
 The Bonnechere Authors Festival was founded in 2002 and has since grown to be a signature event in the Ottawa Valley! Every Wednesday in July, a Canadian author comes to Eganville and speaks about their adventures in writing, researching, and living. They read from their latest works,...
75. 11th Annual Bonnechere Authors Festival
Events and Festivals >> Concerts and Performing Arts
11th Annual Bonnechere Authors Festival The Training and Learning Centre of Renfrew County and the Bonnechere Union Public Library are pleased to host: Wednesday, July 3rd James FitzGerald, What Disturbs Our Blood Wednesday, July 10th Anna Porter, The Ghosts of Europe Wednesday,...
76. In the News
About the OVTA >> In the News
The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association has made the news! Following is a collection of stories mentioning the OVTA and it's accomplishments as reported by local media.    South of 60 Awarded for Service Excellence, My Barry's Bay Now, October 26, 2015   Ottawa Valley...
77. Stuart Log Cottage
Accommodations >> Campgrounds and Cottages
On the shore of Mink Lake, in a private wooded setting, this authentic log cabin is perfect for a romantic getaway or a family adventure vacation. Equipped for modern comfort, its handcrafted appointments lend a rustic charm.   Make our secluded lakeside housekeeping cottage your base for...
78. Rankin Culture and Recreation Centre Golf Tournament
Events and Festivals >> Sporting Events and Tournaments
Rankin Culture & Recreation Centre Golf Tournament! Proceeds in support of new rink boards and rink area. Saturday, September 12th 2015, at the Whitetail Golf Course, Eganville, ON. Registration and Payment due by Spetember 1st 2015 The cost of the event is $100 per person which...
79. 2016 Bonnechere Cup
Events and Festivals >> Sporting Events and Tournaments
Some of the greatest names in snowmobiling history have experienced the ‘thrill of victory and the agony of defeat’ right here at our track. Names like Lee, Vandolder, Riemenschneider, Wahl, Vessair and of course, Villeneuve, have all shaped the course of their careers at the...
80. Local Coffee Roaster Visits Colombian Suppliers
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Members)
Perhaps the most rewarding way to change the world for the better is through one’s choice of work.  That’s why Eganville entrepreneurs, Daniel Scorziello and Genevieve Townsend, chose to open a coffee roastery.  When Scorziello learned that conventional coffee production...
81. 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...
82. 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...
83. 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). ...
84. Community Power Info Session
Events and Festivals >> Workshops and Courses
This past April, the Minister of Energy released a directive which gave way to a new round of Feed-In Tariff (FIT) contracts. New FIT contracts allows our members to receive a solid return on investment by guaranteeing a fixed price per kWh of energy generated. In light of this news, OREC's...
85. Madawaska Valley Studio Tour Fall 2014
Events and Festivals >> Studio Tours
As autumn flashes her Canadian colours come and discover what lay Hidden in the heart of the Ottawa Valley, find true artists and artisans in the creative elements of their workspaces ready to welcome you. Partake in the 23rd annual Madawaska Valley Studio tour, for many of the artists it is the...
86. Opeongo Road - Lake Clear (Valley Explore)
Valley Explore >> Walk >> Madawaska River and Highlands
Information A 7 km circular trail to the pretty First Baptist Church and an old cart track flanked by cedar and stone fences. There are sweeping views of the Bonnechere Valley and Madawaska Highlands, and Eastern Bluebirds if lucky, as you wind your way towards and along the historic Opeongo...
87. Summermusic 2014
Events and Festivals >> Events for Children
SUMMERMUSIC is a two-week day-camp located in Deep River, Ontario. We have been in operation every July since 1993; more than a thousand young musicians have experienced this wonderful opportunity for music making over the past twenty years. SUMMERMUSIC 2014 runs from July 14 to 25. Campers aged...
88. 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...
89. The 2011 Rural Ramble is in full swing: Two theme weekends to go!
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
(Pembroke) - The 2011 Rural Ramble in the Ottawa Valley is in full swing. There are two theme weekends left in the month long festival and still plenty of opportunities to participate in this beloved Valley tradition. Organized by the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA), the Rural Ramble is a...
90. Shaw Woods (Valley Explore)
Valley Explore >> Walk >> Bonnechere River and Valley
Information Explore the Shaw Woods, a protected area of old growth forest, via a network of connecting trails that provide access to the area's natural beauty. How to get there On Hwy 41, 13 km north of Eganville, skirting the northeastern shore of Lake Doré, turn right on...
91. Testimonials
About the OVTA >> Become an OVTA Member
Membership with the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association holds great value...but don't take our word for it! Hear what OVTA members have to say about their partnership with the Association.           "Thanks for getting everything up and running so quickly!...
92. Snowmobiling
Things to Do >> Winter Adventures
Winter in the Ottawa Valley means lots of snow and crisp temperatures – perfect snowmobiling weather for sledding enthusiasts! By mid-December, when a blanket of snow covers the land, a quarter-century of trail building opens the landscape and makes the wilderness even more accessible. The...
93. Stone Fence Theatre adds October 27 matinee to sold-out Schoolhouse season
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Members)
  EGANVILLE: Stone Fence Theatre, the Ottawa Valley's heritage theatre company, has a new problem - performances of all its fall performances of Schoolhouse, by Leanna Brodie, have been sold out since before the first one in September. To meet the demand, it is offering an additional...
94. Wilno (Valley Explore)
Valley Explore >> Walk >> Bonnechere River and Valley
Information This walk is a 12.8 km long circular route which starts and ends at Wilno Heritage Park, winding its way along country roads and through Renfrew County forests. The trail leads to nearby Shrine Hill Lookout where a historic plaque commemorates the first Polish Settlement...
95. 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...
96. 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...
97. 4-Day Cruise Promotes Tourism on the Ottawa River Waterway
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
(Pembroke, ON – July 12, 2012) – On the eve of the 400th anniversary of Samuel de Champlain’s historic voyage on the Ottawa River, a group of Ontario adventurers are riding from Pembroke to Temiskaming Shores and back on personal watercraft (PWC). In partnership with Ontario...
98. A Trail of Two Rivers (Valley Explore)
Valley Explore >> Drive >> Driving Tour Guide
Explore the watersheds of these two rivers by traveling 'round the Bonnechere Valley and up into the Madawaska Highlands. Itinerary Approximate Distance: 292km (181mi) Depart Pembroke Pembroke to Bonnechere Bonnechere to...
99. 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...
100. OVTA Announces Winners of "Remember When" Photo Contest
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
(Pembroke, ON) – The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA) is pleased to announce the winners of the “Remember When” photo contest, which ran for the month of August. The contest invited visitors and residents to submit pictures of their most memorable vacations in the Ottawa...
101. Feelings for Retail and Service
Events and Festivals >> Workshops and Courses
The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA), together with the Township of Whitewater Region and the Ontario's Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO) are pleased to invite tourism businesses to attend a full-day workshop on Feelings for Retail & Service Facilitated by The Delfi Group, this...
102. 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...
103. Building a Culture of Service Excellence
Events and Festivals >> Workshops and Courses
 Facilitated by the Ontario Tourism Education Corporation (OTEC), and presented by the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA), in partnership with the Ontario's Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO) and the Township of Bonnechere Valley, this workshop will provide owners,...
104. Curling
Things to Do >> Winter Adventures
Find a sheet of ice for tossing a few rocks in the Ottawa Valley. CURLING CLUBS Arnprior 15 Galvin...
105. 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...
106. Olympic Torch Coming to the Ottawa Valley
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Members)
On Sunday, December 13, the Ottawa Valley will have the rare opportunity to host the Official Olympic Torch as it passes through a number of communities in Renfrew County before arriving in Vancouver and Whistler for the start of the Olympics. The Torch will complete its journey that day...
107. 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...
108. 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...
109. 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...
110. 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...
111. 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,...
112. 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...
113. 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...
114. The 2011 Rural Ramble Set to Showcase the Ottawa Valley
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
(Pembroke) - The 2011 Rural Ramble in the Ottawa Valley is getting ready to celebrate rural living. Showcasing four weekends of exploration, agriculture, history and arts, this year’s event begins September 10th and runs every weekend until October 2nd. Organized by the Ottawa Valley Tourist...
115. 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...
116. The Ottawa Valley Celebrates Tourism Week in Canada
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
Media Release For Immediate Release May 29, 2009   The Ottawa Valley celebrates Tourism Week in Canada!   (Pembroke, ON) – June 1st to 7th, 2009 is Tourism Week in Canada, which is a great opportunity for all Canadians to celebrate the important contributions that...
117. The BIGGEST TOURISM Networking Event in the Ottawa Valley
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
Excitement is building for the 2012 Ottawa Valley Tourism Conference. The Conference, an annual event hosted by the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA), is being held April 18 at the Renfrew Best Western Inn and Conference Centre. This year’s conference promises to be a value packed...
118. 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...
119. Winter Workshop Opportunities
Media and Communications >> Events and Conferences
  The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA) is excited to announce the following winter workshop opportunities for local tourism businesses.  Introduction to Packaging (Packaging Workshop 1 of 3) Developing Experiences  (Packaging Workshop 2 of 3) Package...