In Upper Ottawa Valley, you’ll find Petawawa where the Petawawa River and Ottawa River meet. Just east of Algonquin Park, off of the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 17), Petawawa can be easily accessed from Toronto or Ottawa for a weekend getaway or longer vacation. The variety of accommodations, including bed and breakfasts, lodges, inns, and resorts make it easy to plan your stay.

A whitewater rafting day trip on the Ottawa River is perfect for water enthusiasts seeking a surge of excitement through fast, Class III and Class IV waters. There’s also plenty of golfing nearby, including the Twin Rivers Golf Course, Roanoke Golf Club, and Pembroke Golf Club for 18-hole courses.

If you’re after a calmer water experience, head over to Algonquin Park for some canoeing and fishing. The park is a well-known spot for hiking as well as snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in winter months.

Another great hiking spot is to follow the Millennium Trail along the Petawawa River, where you can watch whitewater rafters make their way through the churning waters. Stay on the path to reach Centennial Park, where you can cross onto The Catwalk for a favourite swimming hole among locals.

This town is located in Upper Ottawa Valley

Businesses and attractions in Petawawa

Location: 176 Civic Centre Rd, Petawawa

The Petawawa Heritage Village which is Situated on 3.5 picturesque acres in the heart of the of Petawawa where history is alive and ready for your visit. Stroll the pathways of the past and experience life in Petawawa as it once was from 1850 to 1910.

(613) 687-5054
Location: 928 Rantz Road, Petawawa

Portage Place Bed and Breakfast is an open concept home on a quiet well-treed lot on the Petawawa River. Paved parking area on site. There is access to flat water upstream and fast water downstream. Our home offers guests security and privacy.

(613) 687-2053
Location: 3221 Petawawa Blvd, Petawawa

Nestled in the heart of the ottawa valley is a craft and gift store that features handcrafted collections made on the premises. We feature quality gifts from companies you know and love like Willow Tree Angels, Country Home, Boyds Bears and so much more.

(613) 687-4729
Location: 3119-B Petawawa Blvd, Petawawa

We are a new 66 room hotel that offers a free hot breakfast, free wireless interest, a pool, hot tub, fitness centre and guest laundry. We are located close to Algonquin Park and many out door activities.

(613) 687-2855
Location: 1111 Victoria Street, Petawawa

Largest community in the Upper Ottawa Vally; home to Canadaina Forces Base Petawawa. Gateway to Algonquin Park; home to Petawawa Terrace Provincial Park, World-class whitewater and an award-winning trail system!

(613) 687-5536

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