The Ottawa Valley, rich in history and culture is filled with hidden gems, iconic geological features and full of adventure for all to enjoy. Choose one of these day trips from Jamieson Travel & Tours (operated locally in Beachburg, ON) for everything from adrenaline inducing zip-lining to gentle cycling tours to cave exploration to local farmer’s markets! The Valley has plenty to offer for all ages and ability!
HISTORIC & SIGHTSEEING TOURS
Opeongo Line and Stone Fence Dinner Theatre (Ottawa Valley)
$139/ per person
The Opeongo Line starts in the little hamlet of Casstleford on the Ottawa River. This scenic road was once the major highway for new immigrants to Canada starting off to make a new life. Settled mainly by Scottish, Irish and Polish settlers, this scenic section of road still reflects the hints of culture brought over. Admire the stone fences as you wind your way eventually to the top of Foymount Hill for stunning views. See the impressive Wilno Church as we continue our journey to Eganville. Enjoy some Valley hospitality with a homecooked meal of roasted Ontario beef, salads, trimmings and home baked goods/pie. Next enjoy the Stone Fence Theatre production, “Here Comes the Train,” The Ottawa Valley Railway story. This production goes behind the scenes to look at the lives of railway people in the Steam Era, the impact railways had on their communities and the impact of their loss. The show is based on the first-hand experiences of some of the last of the Ottawa Valley railway workers from that era.
Ottawa Valley Farms (White Water Region)
$85/ per person
The Ottawa Valley is farm country! We boast some of the country’s finest hay production, diary, and beef production. We also have some innovative farmers in the area who are turning manure gasses into energy! The quiet country roads and gentle rolling hills will make this a truly memorable day for those who love to see farmland, cattle grazing in pastures and see how modern day farms are operating. A meal will be included at a dairy barn that has been converted into a brewery with operating pub!
Caves and Old Growth Forest (Bonnechere Caves & Shaw Woods)
$85/ per person
500 million years ago, the Ontario’s Highlands were at the bottom of a warm tropical sea… today it is now a place to discover the remains of ancient creatures! Located outside of Eganville, the Bonnechere Caves have been welcoming guests for the past 55 years. Join us as we take a guided tour into the caves with tales of ancient fossils and intrepid explorers. Then enjoy the local scenery and take a hike on the fossil trail. After lunch we will venture onto the trails of an old growth maple, beech and hemlock forest which has been undisturbed since 1847. With trees reaching as high as 30-35m this forest offers a glimpse at what early settlers to the area would have experienced. Join us as we discover some of Canada’s most incredible Natural History! A fantastic and fun outing for all ages.
ACTIVE TOURS & ACTIVITIES
Dog Sledding (Pontiac, Quebec)
$85 /per person
Have you ever wondered what it is like to try dog sledding? In the summer the dogs still need to train, so they will take you for a ride on a dry-land buggy! Learn about the art of dog sled racing from a nationally ranked team of experts! Then go for a ride through the red pine forest. We finish the day with a tour, cider tasting and piece of homemade apple pie at the Coronation Hall Ciderie!
Chutes, Zip-Lines & Oiseau Rock Hike (Pontiac, Quebec)
$95/ per person
Are you up for a little adventure! In the morning ride a zip-line down the canyon over Quebec’s historic Chutes Coulonge! Visit the logging museum and take in the trails around the falls. In the afternoon enjoy a scenic hike up Oiseau Rock and go for a swim at the summit lake and take in spectacular views of the Ottawa River! Lunch at a local area farmhouse and all entrances included.
High Falls Hike and Natural Water Slide (Algonquin Park, Ontario)
When you visit Ontario, Algonquin Park is a definite must see! Established in 1893, Algonquin Park is Ontario’s oldest provincial park. At 7,653 km² the park is about a quarter the size of Belgium and has over 2400 lakes and 1,200 km of streams and river. In the park we will explore the forest as we hike into High Falls. There you can soak in the pools or ride the natural water slide! If you are quiet you may be lucky enough to see some of the incredible local wildlife! Algonquin park is home to 272 species of bird, 31 species of reptile & amphibian and 53 species of mammals (including wolves, bears and moose)!
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