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

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
• Madawaska Kanu Centre• Madawaska River Rafting
• OWL Rafting on the Ottawa River• Paddler Co-op
• River Run Resort• Ottawa River Family Rafting Trips

Motorcycle Adventures

The Ottawa Valley and Ontario's Highlands has everything a rider is looking for.

• Top Fall Motorcycle Ride

Winter Adventures

Imagine , for a moment, a day without a list. Imagine a place where you can escape the everyday rules and your own rushed schedule and where the best days just happen.   Forget your usual haunts. Try the path less travelled and explore the...

• Dog Sledding• Cross Country Skiing
• Snowmobiling• Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding
• Tubing• Skating
• Curling• Give-It-A-Try Tour
• Snowshoeing• Sleigh Rides

Attractions and Museums

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,...

• Madonna House Gift Shops, Gallery, and Pioneer Museum• Marguerite Centre
• McDougall Mill Museum• Mission House Museum and Gallery
• Murray L. Moore Hydro Museum• Pembroke Heritage Murals
• Petawawa Heritage SocietyVillage• Petawawa Research Forest Visitor Centre
• Polish Kashub Heritage Museum• Royal Canadian Legion Branch 72 Museum
• School House Museum• St. Lawrence Parks Commission
• Hugli's Blueberry Ranch, Ice Cream and Country Gift Store• Upper Canada Village
• Waba Cottage Museum and Gardens• Zurakowski Park
• Bonnechere Museum• Calabogie MotorSports Park
• Canadian Clock Museum (The)• CFB Petawawa Military Museums
• Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village• Chutes Coulonge Park
• Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum•
• 42nd Field Regiment (Lanark and Renfrew Scottish) RCA Regimental Museum• Algonquin Way Cultural Centre
• Aqua Rose Gems and Minerals• Arnprior and District Museum
• The Railway Station• Bonnechere Caves
• Frontier Trails Kids Camp• Great Canadian Bungee
• Pembroke Public Library• Ross Museum
• Calabogie Peaks Ski Resort• Logos Land Resort
• Museums of Smiths Falls• Red Wolf Retreat and Public Fishing Pond
• Hidden Canada• The NHA NHL Birthplace Museum
• Whitewater Brewing Company• Shaw Woods Outdoor Education Centre
• Renfrew County Museums Network• Renfrew Public Library
• The Rockingham Church• Arnprior and McNabBraeside Archives
• Friends of Bonnechere Parks• Upper Ottawa Valley Genealogical Group
• Escaping Renfrew• Mapleside Sugar Bush


• Ottawa Valley Beaches


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.

• Barry's Bay Golf Resort• Dragonfly Golf Links
• Homestead at Wolf Ridge (The)• Mountain Creek Golf Course
• Pakenham Highlands Golf Club• Whitetail Golf Club
• Ironwoods Golf Course at Calabogie Peaks Resort• Renfrew Golf Club

Outfitters and Recreation

• Mount Pakenham Ski Resort• Escapade Eskimo
• Barry's Bay Outfitters• Canadian Voyageur Adventures
• Renfrew County ATV Club• Snow Country! OFSC District 6
• Ottawa Valley Outfitters• Skydive Petawawa
• Gearheads• Thunder Compass Adventures
• Frontier Trails Camp• Frontier Trails Kids Camp
• Algonquin Bound (Madawaska)• Algonquin Bound (Barron Canyon)
•• Timberland Tours
• Beachburg Off Road Cycling Association• Madawaska River Rentals
• Valley Cycle Tours• Horse Country Campground
• Opeongo Hills Nordic Ski Club• la-vallee-des-rosiers


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• How do I get there

Indoor Recreation

• Pembroke Bingo Country• Eganville Curling Club

Special Events

• Calabogie Blues and Ribfest: August 18-20, 2017• Palmer Rapids Twin Music Festival
• Rodeo Pontiac• Pontiac Artists' Association
• The Guy Show• The Pioneer Gathering
• Taste of the Valley 2017• Madawaska Valley Studio Tour
• Renfrew Art in the Park• Emerge-Canada's Yoga Festival
• Tour de Bonnechere• Pick N Ride Bluegrass Festival Aug 10-14, 2017
• Pontiac Artists Studio Tour 2017• Ontario Festival of Small Halls

Visual and Performing Arts

• Stone Fence Theatre


• Geocaching in the Ottawa Valley


• Explore ATV Trails in Renfrew County

Fall Adventures

Experience the crisp, cool peacefulness of the Ottawa Valley in the fall. As daylight fades and the seasons change, the windís gentle whisper can be heard throughout our forests. This is a time to feel alive! Let natureís stunning palette inspire you as you take the road less travelled.

Rural Ramble

Ottawa Valley Tourist Association