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This Week in the Ottawa Valley

Things to Do

The Ottawa Valley is a four-season destination for intrepid explorers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Outfitters, trippers and guides are always ready to lead our guests into the uncharted wilderness, abundant snowfalls and the roaring whitewater of the Ottawa River, making this a hotspot for outdoor adventure .

Four seasons of unique cultural heritage attractions and special events showcase the different aspects of life in the Ottawa Valley. Visitors travel from far and wide to partake in spectacular displays of craftmanship, cultivation and technology at the various theme parks, farmer's markets and attractions throughout the valley.


Whitewater Adventures
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Known as the Whitewater Capital of Canada, the area is home to some of the fastest, cleanest, warmest and safest rivers in the country - perfect for serious kayak, canoe or rafting action.
RiverRun Rafting on the Ottawa River
Wilderness Tours
HorizonX Rafting and Kayak
Madawaska River Rafting
Esprit Rafting
Madawaska Kanu Centre
Attractions and Museums
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Discover your Sense of Adventure in the Ottawa Valley! We have loads of activities that will leave you with fun-filled memories. Spend the day playing at one of our family attractions, horseback riding in our fields, zip-lining through our forests,...
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 72 Museum
Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum
Barry's Bay Railway Station
Hoch Farm
NHA NHL Birthplace Museum
Algonquin Way Cultural Centre
Golfing
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The Ottawa Valley is home to world class golf venues that are guaranteed to suit both the discriminating tastes of a seasoned pro and the novice aspirations of a true beginner.

Luscious greens, verdant landscaping and plenty of sand and water traps are sure to make for a unique golfing experience every time.
Calabogie Highlands Golf Resort
Ironwoods Golf Course at Calabogie Peaks Resort
Pakenham Highlands Golf Club
Homestead at Wolf Ridge (The)
Renfrew Golf Club
Whitetail Golf Club
Rural Ramble
The 2014 Rural Ramble is a free online event, running from September 1st to October 31st. Rural Ramblers' are able to customize their own fall touring experiences based on the wonderful events, attractions and special experiences our many tourism businesses and service providers offer!
Fishing
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The sun inches over the horizon. Mist dances over the shimmering surface of a tree-lined lake. Silence is shattered as the water erupts at the end of a taut line. Another fishing day has begun in the Ottawa Valley.
Invasive Species: Watch Out for Zebra Mussels
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Winter Adventures
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When fall turns to winter, our communities come alive with festivity. Enjoy the moon's gentle light as it reflects off large tracks of pristine undisturbed snow while snowflakes dance through the cool, crisp air. Partake in our...
Tubing
Dog Sledding
Snowmobiling
Cross Country Skiing
Skating
Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding
Fall Adventures
Experience the crisp, cool peacefulness of the Ottawa Valley in the fall. As daylight fades and the seasons change, the wind’s gentle whisper can be heard throughout our forests. This is a time to feel alive! Let nature’s stunning palette inspire you as you take the road less travelled.
Motorcycle Adventures
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The Ottawa Valley has everything a rider is looking for.
Motorcycle Routes of the Ottawa Valley
Top Fall Motorcycle Ride