Welcome to Ottawa Valley!
Despite its inland location in southeastern Ontario, the Ottawa Valley is known for its exciting waterways, including the Ottawa and Madawaska rivers, which are reputed to have the largest rapids this side of the Rocky Mountains. The region, which is home to important communities like Pembrooke, Renfrew, Arnprior and Wilno, also has a number of scenic canoe and kayak routes, not to mention a plethora of fruitful fishing holes, which are all well-known throughout Canada. Deep below the surface of the region is an amazing network of caves, the Bonnechere Caves, which can be explored daily. Take a trip back to the good old days at the Champlain Trail Museum, which has a number of displays and artifacts reflecting days gone by. The Airborne Forces Museum at CFB Petawawa has an impressive display of military memorabilia, including tanks, airplanes and helicopters. Finally, a stroll through downtown Pembrooke will reveal 29 fascinating murals that pay homage to the town's history in the timber industry.