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This Week in the Ottawa Valley

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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.
Wilderness Tours
Paddler Co-op
RiverRun Rafting on the Ottawa River
Madawaska Kanu Centre
Esprit Rafting
OWL Rafting on the Ottawa River
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,...
42nd Field Regiment (Lanark and Renfrew Scottish) RCA Regimental Museum
Great Canadian Bungee
NHA NHL Birthplace Museum
Canadian Clock Museum (The)
Pembroke Heritage Murals
Petawawa Public Library
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.
Renfrew Golf Club
Homestead at Wolf Ridge (The)
Whitetail Golf Club
Dragonfly Golf Links
Ironwoods Golf Course at Calabogie Peaks Resort
Barry's Bay Golf Resort
Rural Ramble
The 2013 Rural Ramble is a free online event, running from September 1st to October 31st. Rural Ramblers' are able to customize their own fall touring experience! Now accepting site submissions.
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.
How do I get there
Invasive Species: Watch Out for Zebra Mussels
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...
Sleigh Rides
Snowshoeing
Cross Country Skiing
Curling
Snowmobiling
Tubing
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