Famed for its stunning outdoors, the Upper Ottawa Valley, Ontario’s Adventure Playground, is surrounded by woodlands with more than 900 pristine lakes and four major river systems. The region neighbours the majestic Algonquin Park and stretches for 220 kilometres east to west along the TransCanada Highway.
Known as the Whitewater Capital of Canada, there are more than 10 clean, warm, and safe whitewater rivers for all seasons and skill levels; the Ottawa, Madawaska, Bonnechere, Petawawa, Opeongo, Barron, Mattawa, Coulonge and more. The region offers a variety of guided packages from high-adventure rafting to gentle family float-trips, sea kayaking and sport-yaking, canoe clinics, slalom racing and whitewater rodeos.
From bird watching to dog sledding, an array of four season outdoor activities await you. The Valley features expansive multi-use trails, hunting, fishing, geocaching, golfing, breathtaking canyons, ATVing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and downhill skiing and snowboarding.
Join us for literary, film and arts festivals, concerts, live theatre and studio tours. Visit a museum, take a self-guided hike through Wilno – Canada’s First Polish Settlement, or enjoy a show from Stone Fence Theater.
Stay at one of the many cottages, lodges, resorts, bed and breakfasts, and inns that dot the countryside. Tasty cuisine can be savoured in a variety of eateries and shopping can be found at the numerous antique shops, boutiques, galleries and craft stores.
For more information, please visit the Ottawa Valley Tourism website