Cradled between the Ottawa River and Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario's Highlands, the Ottawa Valley is a place steeped in culture where you can immerse yourself in our unique blend of heritage and outdoor recreation. We are Ontario's Adventure Playground. With more than 2.4 million hectares (6 million acres) of pristine waterways, rolling woodlands and forests, our river and trail networks challenge and test the might and mettle of every explorer to our region.
Renowned as the Whitewater Capital of Canada, the Ottawa Valley is home to more than 900 lakes and four major river systems, including the mighty Ottawa, Madawaska, Bonnechere and Petawawa rivers. We invite you to raft, kayak, canoe, surf and fish in our water bounty and explore and discover our rocky, rugged, serenely dramatic and breathtaking landscapes.
For adventure and exploration, a romantic getaway or family holidays, let the Ottawa Valley be your playground.
The Ottawa Valley boasts 11 Adventure Information Centres located throughout Renfrew County, not including our offices. Each centre is staffed with knowledgeable and professional personnel ready to provide visitors with a wide assortment of tourism information and share stories of the local area. Whether you are looking for information on local attractions, accommodations, maps, or just a place to take a rest and refresh from your drive, our staffed Visitor Information Centres are here to make your travelling to the Ottawa Valley more convenient and enjoyable.