Renfrew County is known for its beautiful scenery, clear water, and pristine beaches. You can enjoy many outdoor activities such as golfing, fishing, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, cycling, snowshoeing, skating, boating, hunting, skiing (X-Country and downhill), sailing, scuba diving, caving, whitewater rafting, camping, snowmobiling and ATVing.

In Ontario, there are more than 20 provincial parks and the largest and most famous of those, Algonquin Park, is next door to CRL and Renfrew County.

The Province of Quebec also has some stunning National Parks.

Recreational Resource Guides

Ottawa Valley Travel Guide
Travel our Backyard

Driftwood Provincial Park
There are many interlocking trail loops from 1km to 3.7 km long, in a forested location, skirting a bay with sandy beaches on the Ottawa River. Lookouts from high points or at the river's edge afford picturesque views across to the Laurentian Hills and to the mouth of the Dumoine River in Quebec. Day and campsite passes can be purchased at the park office (Tel: 613 586-2553 or 705 744-2276 ). Although the park's gate is closed for the winter, visitors may enter for hiking, snowshoeing and cross-county skiing.

The Barron Canyon
The Barron Canyon Trail is a 1.5 km looped trail that passes through pine forest to the rim of a 100 m deep canyon, which is one of the most spectacular sights in Algonquin Park.

High Falls
High Falls is a small water chute, perfect for a picnic and a favourite spot in Algonquin Park for a swim to cool off in the heat of summer. This well marked trail through mixed forest, is a pleasant and direct walk to the falls. For a longer walking trip to High Falls, use the Eastern Pines Backpacking Trails that begin from Achray.


For information on snowmobiling trails and permits, consult North Renfrew Snowmobile Association Inc.


For more information on beaches in the area, consult The Swim Guide

Burke’s Beach, Laurentian Hills
Burke's Road, Point Alexander

A quiet family beach with a gazebo, swimming platform, and outhouse. Deep water close to shore. No lifeguard supervision provided.

Pine Point Beach, Deep River
Pine Point Road, Deep River

A family beach with no lifeguard supervision provided. Washroom facilities are available for public use.

Lamure Beach, Deep River
Beach Ave, Deep River

Open seven days a week, 12 pm - 5 pm. This supervised beach, situated on Beach Ave, is a 6-minute walk from Deep River town centre. It is equipped with two volleyball courts and a playground. Washrooms open during operating hours. Picnic areas are available and campfires are permitted in a designated area with permission from the Fire Department.

Tee Lake Beach
Tee Lake Road, Rolphton

A hidden jewel in Laurentian Hills. This public beach provides a picnic shelter, outhouses, swim raft, and boat launch.

The Petawawa Point Beach
East Street and Island View Drive, Petawawa

Petawawa Point Beach is an unsupervised beach equipped with a children’s playground, a beach volleyball court, washrooms, picnic facilities, canoe, kayak, stand up paddleboard rentals and canteen services.

Black Bear Beach/Kiska Beach
Mark Lawrence Lieven Road, Petawawa
May to September

This sandy beach is also a full-service campground with hydro and water hook- ups for 100 sites.

Riverside Park Beach, Pembroke
961 Pembroke St W, Pembroke

The beach is part of the 75-acre tent and trailer park but is accessible to the public as a day-use facility. The swimming area is marked off by buoys and the river bed drop off is very gradual. Public restrooms are the main facilities on site. Lots of activities such as mini-golf, ball diamonds, a playground, a splash pad and a snack bar are available. Late August, you could spot gulls, terns, ducks, geese, cormorants and songbirds such as vireos, warblers, sparrows and finches.

Lake Clear Beach, Eganville
Melissa Bishop Park, just off Highway 41 on Township Park Road, Eganville

Lake Clear Beach is well known for its crystal-clear water. The smooth lake bed drop-off is gradual and leads to deep, refreshing water. This is an unsupervised public beach with toilets available for the public.

Robert Simpson Park, Arnprior
400 John St N, Arnprior

The clean, sandy beach is well maintained by the town and, during the summer, is supervised daily from 12 pm – 6pm by lifeguards. Also at the park are a playground, splash pad, band-shell, fountain, washrooms and canteen.

Burnstown Beach
1537 Calabogie Road, Renfrew

A beautiful sandy beach on the Madawaska River, play structure, seasonal concession stand and public washrooms. Now offering paddle sport rentals daily!

Recreational Facilities

Each municipality will be able to guide you to the closest recreational facilities available.


Indoor and outdoor skating rinks can be found in Deep River, Laurentian Hills, Petawawa, Pembroke, Cobden, Renfrew, Barry’s Bay, and Arnprior.

Swimming Pools

Public swims, swimming lessons, fitness training, lifeguard training and Aquafit are some of the activities available at these public swimming pools. Deep River, Petawawa, Pembroke, Arnprior


Deep River
Baila Studio Fitness Centre, Deep River Rd. (613) 635-1605
Piloxing, Baila Groove, Blitz, POP Pilates, Total Body Tone, Mom and Me, Hatha Yoga, Drums Alive, Combat Fitness, Fit Start, and more
Bodhi Wellness Centre
33373 Hwy 17, Deep River
Yoga – Fresh Flow, Restorative Touch, Burn, Yang/Yin, Slow Flow, Prana Flow, Foundational Flow, Hatha and Yoga Nidra and more
Traveling Mat Yoga (647) 208-5458
Incremental Yoga Deep River Community Church 115 Deep River Road, Deep River
Hard and Soft Yoga Deep River Public Library 55 Rd Ridge, Deep River
River Fitness Gym (613) 584-9009 Highway 17 beside Esilman's
Hiltz Hapkido Champlain St., Deep River 613-639-2831

The Petawawa Recreation Complex
30 Festubert Blvd S-117 (613) 687-2932
This allergy-aware facility includes a gymnasium, aerobic fitness room, children’s room, indoor rock climbing wall and three meeting rooms.
South Side Community Centre
1578 Wolfe Ave., Petawawa, Ontario (613) 687-2104 ext. 0
The facility houses Before and After School Programming, Casual Child Care, Kiddie Kollege Nursery School, Parent/ Child Drop-In, Teen Scene: Petawawa Youth Centre a gymnasium, cardio equipment and a meeting rooms.
Dundonald Hall Garrison Petawawa, Petawawa, Ontario (687) 5511 ext. 7114 57 Festubert Blvd. Building P-118
Facilities include a 200-metre track, three separate gymnasiums and an indoor climbing wall.
Starz in Motion Dance Studio 1946 Petawawa Blvd, Pembroke, (613) 735-2800
Rejuvenating All Body Yoga 12 Sandy Dr, Petawawa, (343) 369-0045
Power Of You Fitness
1 Doran St, Petawawa (613) 401-1842

PLANET FITNESS Pembroke Mall, 1100 Pembroke St E, Pembroke (613) 703-5920
Cross Fit Poise 255 Quarry Road, (Back Entrance), Pembroke (613) 312-9753
Inner Strength Fitness 1330 Pembroke St W, Pembroke (613) 432-1788
Best Western Pembroke Fitness Centre 1 International Drive (613) 735-0474
Xperience Gymnastics 134 Forest Lea Rd, Pembroke (613) 735-4937
Michelle School of Performing Arts 185 Pembroke Street West (613) 735-6572
Atyeo’s Dance Studio 145 Pembroke St. West (613) 401-3342
CDE Dance Academy 425 Pembroke Street East
Pembroke Martial Arts Academy St.Pierre Kickboxing 169 William St, Pembroke (613) 552-9534
Pembroke Pole Fitness 143 Pembroke Street West (613) 585-9906
AWE Yoga 24 Pembroke St W Suite 2, Pembroke (613) 735-6073
White Pine Yoga
72 Pembroke St. W. Pembroke, 613- 629-YOGA (9642)
Ottawa Valley Cycling and Active Transportation Alliance


Ultimate Fitness 640 Barnet Blvd, Renfrew (613) 433-8282
Heartsong Studio 239 Raglan St S Renfrew, ON K7V 1R3
Pilates, Yoga, Wellbeing 239 Raglan St S, Renfrew (613) 433-7346
Move·ment Yoga Studio 133 Argyle St S, Renfrew (613) 323-7641

Nick Smith Centre Arnprior 77 James St, Arnprior, ON K7S 1C9
With two ice surfaces, a pool, a fitness centre and a large community hall there is something for everyone.
Ultimate Fitness 53 James St. Unit 4, Arnprior, Ontario (613)-623-9726
Arnprior Health and Fitness Club 78 Edward St S, Arnprior (613) 623-1030
Karate (The Fitness People) 17 John St N, Arnprior
Rising Lotus Yoga
150 John St N, Arnprior (613) 255-3519
Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi 31 James St, Arnprior (613) 233-2318

Golf Courses

Deep River Golf Club 16 Mcelligott Dr, Deep River (613) 584-3991
Roanoke Golf Club, Petawawa 610 Biesenthal Road, Petawawa (613) 735-4444
Pembroke Golf Course 253 Golf Course Road, Pembroke 613-732-1665
Oaks of Cobden, Cobden 1725 Kohlsmith Road, Cobden 613-646-2003
Whitetail Golf Club, Eganville, 7113 ON-60, Eganville 613) 628-3774
The Homestead at Wolf Ridge, Killaloe 214 Stone Church Road, Killaloe 613-757-1818
Dragonfly Golf Links, Renfrew 955 Opeongo Rd, Renfrew 1(888) 275-3838 (613) 432-3838
Renfrew Golf Club 1108 Golf Course Road Renfrew 613-432-2485
Madawaska Golf Club, Arnprior 250 Keatley Rd, Arnprior (613) 623-3852


Private music lesson instructors

Deep River

Susan Morris (woodwinds, recorder, piano) 613-584-1110
Karen Christian (trumpet, trombone, euphonium) 613-584-9086,
Rob Carson, (woodwinds: saxophone, clarinet, early level flute) 613-281-2040
Peter Morris (violin, viola, cello, voice) 613-584-4264
Alison Arthur (violin, piano) 613-584-4162
Debra Semchuk (piano) 613-584-1551
Elena Semenets (piano)
Liz Hart (flute) 613-584-4947

Petawawa and Pembroke
Sandra Allen (flute, recorder) 613-635-4604
Kirsten Waymann (violin) 613-687-1484
Elena Semenets (piano)
Pembroke Music Teachers’ Association, Bob’s Music, 105 Pembroke Street West (613) 732-3454 x3
Ottawa Valley Music School, 249 Victoria St, Pembroke

Laura Hawley (piano) 613-868-1462
Marion Arthur (cello, Kindermusik) 613-324-9290
Brandon Wilkie (cello) 613-620-3426
Dian Wilkie (piano) 613-620-3426

Ensembles and Group lessons

Deep River
Recorder ensembles, various levels: Susan Morris, 613-584-1110,
Deep River Youth Orchestra: Susan Morris, 613-584-1110,
Deep River Community Band: Anne Dickson, 613-584-3737
Deep River Symphony Orchestra: Peter Morris, 613-584-4264

Petawawa and Pembroke
Pembroke Symphony Youth Ensemble: Sandra Allen, 613-635-4604,
Petawawa Legion Band, Verlie Whitlock, 613-687-2890
Pembroke Symphony Orchestra Kirsten Waymann, 613-687-1484


Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy (ensembles and group instruction at various levels from ages 3 to 18)
Cantiamo Girls Choir
Ottawa Childrens’ Choir
Ottawa Suzuki Strings music school

Deep River
. A music and day-camp experience for young musicians ages 5 to 18, from beginners to advanced. Instruction is offered in strings, woodwinds, brass, recorder and choir with mini-courses for ages 5 to 8. Visit for details and registration or contact Susan Morris at 613-584-1110 if you have any questions. Go to to view photo galleries.

Tourism Information

Tourism information

For information on the communities, the sites to see, and things to do within Renfrew County, visit the website for the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association

Local Festivals

For local festivals, visit Ottawa Valley Travel.