The Town of Petawawa - Dynamic by Nature, 23 Feb 2018 1:01:43 -0700en-us<![CDATA[2018 Meeting Minutes]]>, 23 Feb 2018 1:01:43 -0700<![CDATA[2017 Minutes]]>, 23 Feb 2018 11:42:03 -0700<![CDATA[Committee Contact List]]>, 23 Feb 2018 11:37:13 -0700

Sheila Clarke (Chair)
Phone: 613-687-4521 

Theresa Sabourin (Council)
Phone: 613-687-2429

Alison Morris
Phone: 613-633-6584 

Sharon Slaney
Phone: 613-687-4367

Jackie Nieman
Phone: 613-687-5386

<![CDATA[2018 Meeting Agendas]]>, 22 Feb 2018 11:58:35 -0700<![CDATA[Icy Conditions - Caution advised]]>, 22 Feb 2018 10:48:54 -0700Due to extreme weather conditions, experienced in the area over the weekend, we ask that residents and visitors use caution in public areas, such as parks, green spaces, dog parks, sidewalks and intersections.  Town crews are out and working diligently to resolve areas where icy conditions have been identified.   We appreciate your understanding and patience.

<![CDATA[Parks & Recreation Satisfaction Survey]]>, 19 Feb 2018 7:41:11 -0700How Are We Doing?

We strive to provide you with the best possible experience throughout your visit from start to finish, therefore we welcome all of your comments. Please help us to continue to improve our many services and programs.

<![CDATA[Closures & Cancellations]]>, 16 Feb 2018 12:02:53 -0700The Outdoor Rink will be intermittently open and closed due to the unseasonal warming weather creating at times adverse ice conditions

Please note that the toboggan hill is CLOSED for the season due to lack of quality snow conditions and warmer temperatures creating icy and potentially unsafe sliding conditions.

For more information or details please call 613-687-5678 * 2108

<![CDATA[Closures and Cancellations]]>, 16 Feb 2018 12:00:35 -0700The Outdoor Rink will be intermittently open or closed due to the unseasonal warming weather creating at times adverse ice conditions

Please note that the toboggan hill is CLOSED for the season due to lack of quality snow conditions and warmer temperatures creating icy and potentially unsafe sliding conditions.

For more information or details please call 613-687-5678 * 2108

<![CDATA[Guides and Applications]]>, 15 Feb 2018 8:47:06 -0700Here you'll find guides, applications and other documents related to buildling and building permits.

<![CDATA[Achray Road - Phase 3]]>, 09 Feb 2018 11:09:20 -0700Sealed tenders, plainly marked as to contents, will be received by Mr. Daniel Scissons, CAO/Clerk, Town of Petawawa, 1111 Victoria Street, Petawawa, Ontario, before: 10:00 AM, LOCAL TIME TUESDAY, MARCH 6th, 2018. 

Complete tender documents may be obtained from Jp2g Consultants Inc., 12 International Drive, Pembroke, Ontario, on payment of a non-refundable cost of $100.00 per set. Cheques should be made payable to Jp2g Consultants Inc. Tender sets will be available for pick-up beginning on Monday February 12th, 2018, during regular office hours.

<![CDATA[Reconstruction of Mary Street - Phase 2]]>, 09 Feb 2018 7:12:50 -0700Sealed tenders, plainly marked as to contents, will be received by Daniel Scissons, CAO/Clerk, Town of Petawawa, 1111 Victoria Street Petawawa, Ontario, until: 10:00 A.M., LOCAL TIME, TUESDAY, MARCH 6th, 2018.

Complete tender documents may be obtained from Jp2g Consultants Inc., 12 International Drive, Pembroke, Ontario, on payment of a non-refundable cost of $100.00 per set.  Tenders packages will be available for pick-up begining on Monday February 12th, 2018, during regular office hours.

<![CDATA[Winter Survival]]>, 08 Feb 2018 2:04:30 -0700WINTER SURVIVAL
Winter can be beautiful and fun, but can sometimes take a turn for the worse. Learn techniques in staying warm and safe in the outdoors.

Ages: 9-12
Cost: $5.00
Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Dates: Saturday, Feb. 10

<![CDATA[Women's Snowshoeing]]>, 07 Feb 2018 11:29:43 -0700WOMEN’S SNOWSHOEING
Meet at a different trail every week, enjoy some light conversation and stay fit. No experience necessary. No snowshoes? No problem! We have a pair for you!
Ages: Adults+
Cost: $25.00/season
Time: 6:30pm
Dates: Mondays, Jan.8-Mar.

<![CDATA[Basketball]]>, 07 Feb 2018 11:28:16 -0700BASKETBALL
This fun non-competitive pick-up basektball is sure to keep your little ones active.
Ages: 9-13
Cost: $15.00
Time: 7:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Dates: Monday, Feb. 5 - Mar 5

<![CDATA[Birthday Party Packages]]>, 07 Feb 2018 10:49:50 -0700Petawawa Parks and Recreation offers a number of Birthday Party Packages for your next birthday celebration. Packages are based on skating activities during fall/ winter months and mini-putt golf during the spring/summer months.

For more information regarding our Birthday Party Packages, please call 613-687-5678 or see the Parks and Recreation Guide.

<![CDATA[Upper Ottawa River Race]]>, 07 Feb 2018 10:47:16 -0700The Upper Ottawa River Race and Paddle Festival is a three day event celebrating active outdoor lifestyles and the Ottawa River.


For more information contact Colin Coyle, Parks and Recreation Program Coordinator.

Phone: 613-687-5678 ext 2102

<![CDATA[Civic Centre Days]]>, 07 Feb 2018 10:44:07 -0700Check out the Midway, Rib Vendor,  Live Music, Bike Park Show & Craft Beer Fest and more from the Slo-Pitch Tournament & Lobsterfest to the Antique Car Show & Tough Trucker! (See Tough Trucker Tech and Safety Rules)

See below for a full schedule of events.

For more information contact the Parks and Recreation department.

Phone: 613-687-5678 ext 2102

<![CDATA[Corks & Canvas]]>, 07 Feb 2018 10:30:23 -0700CORKS AND CANVAS
An introduction to painting paired with a glass of wine. Learn, experiment and have fun.
Ages: 19+
Cost: $35.00/class
Time: 6:30pm...
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 27 613-687-5678 *2103

<![CDATA[Social Evening Paddle]]>, 07 Feb 2018 10:23:58 -0700Meet up at Petawawa Point every Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. from June 5th - September 4th for the FREE social evening paddle.  There is no cost and kayaks, canoes or standUP paddle boards are available to use with participation in this program.  Call 687-5678 * 2102 to reserve your time and equipment.

<![CDATA[Acclamations]]>, 06 Feb 2018 9:09:15 -0700View and download notices of acclamation below.

<![CDATA[Town Times]]>, 06 Feb 2018 8:43:58 -0700Each year the Town produces a document called the Town Times which, in the early years, was an insert in the local paper and contained a wide variety of information relative to the operations of the Town.  In later years, the Town Times has been incorporated in a Community Guide, a bi-annual publication, which includes recreation programming and other resources for the residents of the community.  The Town Times remains as a middle section of the new publication.

<![CDATA[Adventure Guide, Camp Counselor, Camp Supervisor and Beach Attendant Positions]]>, 05 Feb 2018 7:14:20 -0700The Town of Petawawa Parks and Recreation Department is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

Adventure Guide
Camp Counselor (ages 9-12)
Camp Counselor (ages 6-8)
Camp Supervisor (ages 9-12)
Camp Supervisor (ages 6-8)
Beach Attendant

Please review the job descriptions attached.

Resumes can be submitted electronically to Colin Coyle or by fax to 613-687-6746.  Please indicate the posting you are applying for in the subject line.  Deadline to apply is April 6, 2018.

<![CDATA[Beach Party]]>, 02 Feb 2018 9:53:16 -0700A new event coming in 2018.  Get to the Point for a Beach Party.  Activities will include hand drumming, paint yoga, live music, BBQ, kids interactive games, water activities and so much more.  Stay tuned.

<![CDATA[March Break Public Skate]]>, 31 Jan 2018 7:39:52 -0700Please join us over the March Break for FREE public skating in the Civic Centre arena during the following times.

March 12   3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
March 13   3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
March 14   11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
March 15   3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
March 16   11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

<![CDATA[Hell or High Water]]>, 31 Jan 2018 7:38:14 -0700Canada's best whitewater race returns on May 12. Celebrating a decade of great whitewater racing, you can expect another year of rafting, kayak and canoe races, as well as a few extras along the way.  Funds raised at this year's event are being donated to Whitewater Ontario's River Advocacy Committee to preserve and protect whitewater paddling opportunities across the province.

Gather a few friends and enter a raft team. No experience necessary and all equipment (and skilled guides) provided courtesy of Esprit Rafting.

Hell or High Water is made possible through the support of NRS and others in the whitewater and local community. Please support those organizations that support you!


<![CDATA[Dream Catchers]]>, 31 Jan 2018 7:34:35 -0700Create dream catchers that teach individuals to ground themselves through art. The session will consist of a step by step “make your own” dream catcher including semi-precious stones, real feathers, leather, lace and sinew that they can bring back home. Facilitation by: CREEations
Thursday Feb. 15
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Must be registered:  613-687-5678 *2103

<![CDATA[That's How We Roll]]>, 31 Jan 2018 7:31:04 -0700Want to WOW your dinner guests? Join Nita from Thai Garden Restaurant and experience the art of sushi rolling.
Ages: Adults+
Cost: $40.00
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Dates: Sunday, Feb. 25
Must be registered 613-687-5678 *2103

<![CDATA[Public Skate]]>, 30 Jan 2018 7:07:19 -0700Select Sundays Public skating is available.  1:00 p.m. to 2:30 pm. 
Fees are $2.50 per adult, $1.00 for students/seniors and $5.00 per family.

<![CDATA[Senior/Family Skate]]>, 30 Jan 2018 7:03:13 -0700Select Wednesdays and Fridays FREE public skating is available 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

<![CDATA[Councillor Profiles]]>, 29 Jan 2018 2:31:01 -0700

Back Row: Deputy Mayor Tom Mohns, Councillor James Carmody, Councillor Murray Rutz, and Councillor Gary Serviss.

Front Row: Councillor Theresa Sabourin, Mayor Bob Sweet, Councillor Treena Lemay

Bob Sweet
23 Ethel Street, Petawawa ON K8H 2B9
Res: 613-687-5837
Send an email

James Carmody
1718 Black Bay Road, Petawawa ON K8H 2W8
Cell: 613-401-5467
Send an email

Murray Rutz
8 Sandy Drive, Petawawa ON K8H 3E6
Cell: 613-602-0964
Send an email

Gary Serviss
64 Radtke Road, Pembroke ON K8A 6W7
Res: 613-687-0021
Send an email

Deputy Mayor
Tom Mohns
24 Park Drive, Petawawa ON K8H 2E1
Res: 613-687-2072
Send an email

Treena Lemay
3227B Petawawa Blvd., Petawawa ON K8H 1X8
Res: 613-687-4434
Send an email

Theresa Sabourin
301 Doran Road, Petawawa ON K8H 2W8
Res: 613-687-2429
Send an email

<![CDATA[Development Charges]]>, 26 Jan 2018 12:49:11 -0700On July 21st, 2014 Council of the Town of Petawawa passed By-law 922/14, being a By-law for the Imposition of Development Charge.

Development charges are imposed to assist in providing the infrastructure required by future development in the Town. Development charges are established as a viable capital funding source to meet the Town’s financial requirements and it applies to all lands within the Town of Petawawa (see exceptions below). Charges relating to municipal water and wastewater services apply only to development receiving the respective services.

Development charges do not apply to land that is owned by and/or used for the purpose of:

  • A Board of Education
  • A municipality or local board thereof
  • The County of Renfrew or any local board thereof
  • A place of worship or for the purposes of a churchyard or cemetery exempt from taxation under the Assessment Act
  • Garrison Petawawa
  • Development of non-residential farm buildings constructed for bona-fide farm uses

Municipal Services that Receive Funding from Development Charges

The following is a list of municipal services for which development charges are imposed:

  • Transportation
  • Fire Protection
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Library
  • Administration
  • Water (urban)
  • Wastewater (urban)

Development charges for all services shall be calculated and be payable on the date the first building permit is issued.

The schedule of development charges shall be adjusted annually as of January 1st each year, in accordance with the second quarter of the prescribed index in the Development Charges Act, 1997.

This information is being provided as a guide only. Please review By-law 922/14 and contact the Municipal Office to determine the charges and fees that may apply to specific development.

<![CDATA[Finance Information]]>, 26 Jan 2018 12:47:40 -0700Town of Petawawa financial reports and documents are available here for viewing and download.

<![CDATA[Education]]>, 25 Jan 2018 1:44:39 -0700In Petawawa, students, parents and teachers alike enjoy the luxury of a small town environment where diligence and caring are the cornerstones to the delivery of school programs. You will find that the quality and selection offered by our educational facilities to be second to none, anywhere.

Algonquin College

Pembroke Campus
315 Pembroke Street East
Pembroke, Ontario K8A 3K2
Phone: 613-735-4700

This small, friendly campus provides an exceptional learning experience to its students. With relatively small class sizes and a technologically advanced infrastructure, it offers students everything they would find at a larger school, but in the comfort of a small town environment. The campus is located near Pembroke's downtown and is easily accessible by public transit.

Elementary and Secondary Schools

Renfrew County District School Board
1270 Pembroke Street West
Pembroke, Ontario K8A 4G4
Phone: 613-735-0151

Renfrew County Catholic District School Board
499 Pembroke St. W.
Pembroke, ON
K8A 5T1
Phone: 613-735-1031

Conseil des Écoles Catholiques du Centre-Est
4000 Labelle Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1J 1A1
Phone: 613-744-2555
Fax: 613-746-3081

Secondary Schools

19 Leeder Lane
Phone: 613-687-2121

Centre Scolaire Catholique Jeanne-Lajoie, Pavillon Secondaire
1257 Pembroke Street West
Phone: 613-735-3948

École Élementaire et Secondaire l'Équinoxe
412 Pembroke Street West 
Phone: 613-732-1525
Fax: 613-732-1544

Elementary Schools

19 Leeder Lane
Phone: 613-687-2121

Herman Street P.S.
15 Herman Street
Phone: 613-687-2457

Pine View Public School
2321 Petawawa Blvd.
Phone: 613-687-2519

St Francis of Assisi Catholic
22 Leeder Lane
Phone: 613-687-5918

Our Lady of Sorrows
19 Mohns Avenue
Phone: 613-687-5918

Centre Scolaire Catholique Jeann-Lajoie, Pavillon Élementaire
1255 Pembroke Street West
Phone: 613-732-8302

École Élementaire et Secondaire l'Équinoxe
412 Pembroke Street West 
Phone: 613-732-1525
Fax: 613-732-1544

Nursery Schools

Kinder Connection
Kathy Pardy, Director
11 Norman Street
Phone: 613-687-5814

Kiddie College
10-16 Regalbuto Street
Phone: 613-687-1641

Day Cares

Wise Owl Day Care
151 Isabella Street, Pembroke
Phone: 613-735-2323

Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre
12 Reichwald Cres.
Phone: 613-687-7587

<![CDATA[Directory]]>, 22 Jan 2018 3:44:04 -0700Get in touch with someone from the Town of Petawawa. View our full staff directory below.

Town Office

1111 Victoria Street
Petawawa, ON
K8H 2E6
Phone: 613-687-5536
Fax: 613-687-5973

The Municipal Office is open from Monday to Friday, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. The office is closed on all holidays.

Staff Directory

Dan Scissons

613-687-5536 ext 2010

Dawn Recoskie
Deputy Clerk

613-687-5536 ext 2003

Christine Mitchell
Executive Assistant

613-687-5536 ext 2021

Annette Mantifel

613-687-5536 ext 2004

Lynn Vaillancourt
Deputy Treasurer

613-687-5536 ext 2006

Paula Turcotte
Accounting Clerk

613-687-5536 ext 2007

Kathy Pivato
Administrative Assistant

613-687-5536 ext 2002

Amy Brazeau
Administrative Support/Receptionist

613-687-5536 ext 2001

Karen Cronier
Director of Planning and Development

613-687-5536 ext 2005

Cyndy Phillips
Economic Development Officer

613-687-5536 ext 2017

Levi Junop
Chief Building Official

613-687-5536 ext 2008

Dwayne Coulas
Building Inspector

613-687-5536 ext 2009

Steve Knott
Fire Chief

613-687-5536 ext 2015

Craig Proulx
Deputy Fire Chief

613-687-5536 ext 2014

Kelly Williams
Parks & Recreation Manager

613-687-5678 ext 2104

Mark Reinert
Parks & Recreation Facilities Supervisor

613-687-5678 ext 2108

Colin Coyle
Program Coordinator

613-687-5678 ext 2102

Shallan Dament
Recreation Program Assistant

613-687-5678 ext 2103

Sandra Kreutz
Parks and Recreation Secretary

613-687-5678 ext 2101

David Unrau P.ENG, PMP
Director of Public Works

613-687-5536 ext 2018

Tom Renaud
Public Works Supervisor

613-687-5536 ext 2301

Amanda Foster- CEO
Petawawa Public Library 

613-687-2227 ext 2201

Petawawa Public Library


<![CDATA[Economic Development]]>, 22 Jan 2018 3:42:28 -0700The Town of Petawawa is the largest community in Renfrew County with a population of 17,187. The Town enjoys a unique partnership with Garrison Petawawa to provide a family-oriented and sports-enthusiast centered setting along the Ottawa River. Here you will find quality housing at affordable prices and an abundance of products, services and skilled labor that you would have expected only from a much larger community.

For additional development opportunities please contact

Cyndy Phillips
Economic Development Officer
Phone: 613-687-5536

<![CDATA[Cabin Fever]]>, 22 Jan 2018 9:14:20 -0700Just when you think it can't get any colder and winter will never end, put on your winter gear and join us for a series of events and activities sure to get you appreciating the beauty of the season.  Petawawa's Cabin Fever - January 20-28th; activities include snow drag races, comedy show, dance, chili cookoff, polar bear plunge, kids activities and so much more for the whole family.

For more information see the schedule or contact the Parks and Recreation department.
Phone: 613-687-5678 ext 2101

Please note that due to unforseen weather conditions the Snow Drag Races have been rescheduled for February 10th.  For more information on this and when the event will be rescheduled please contact the event facilitator Shawn Sack at 613-585-1802.

<![CDATA[Pet Licence Notice]]>, 15 Jan 2018 9:30:28 -0700Register your pets.   See notice below.

<![CDATA[Centennial Park]]>, 12 Jan 2018 12:10:45 -0700Photo of Centennial ParkCentennial Park is the jewel of the Petawawa park system. Known by locals as the Catwalk, Centennial Park offers scenic backdrops,  a bandstand and gazebo making it a perfect spot for hosting an outdoor wedding ceremony or wedding photos. The Millenium Trail cuts through the park from its entrances located at Park Ave. and Victoria St. The Park has ample parking available off of the Park Ave. entrance.

To reserve the park for your special event call 613-687-5678 ext. 2101.

<![CDATA[Outdoor Rink]]>, 12 Jan 2018 11:54:57 -0700Located at 966 B Pineridge Crescent (behind the OPP Station) - The outdoor rink is open seasonly from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm and is weather dependant. The Rink is lit in the evening and has two heated change rooms adjacent to the rink.

<![CDATA[Toboggan Hill]]>, 12 Jan 2018 11:25:31 -0700Located  just off of 1111 Victoria St. (Town Hall). When entering Centennial Park from the Trailhead (Left of Town Hall) , the Tobboggan entrance is at your immediate left and is a signed area.

Sledders are asked to follow the Rules of Use as posted at the top and bottom of the hill.  Please use caution when sliding. Parental supervision and helmets are strongly recommended.

Please note: The Centennial Park Hill (directly behind the Municipal Office/ above the Evergreen Stage) is NOT a designated tobogganing area. This hill includes trees, gardens, stone walkway and other potential hazards that create unsafe conditions for tobogganing in this location.


<![CDATA[Snowshoeing for Fun]]>, 09 Jan 2018 8:21:47 -0700SNOWSHOEING FOR FUN
Get outdoors and learn the fun snowshoeing can provide. Explore a local trail and play a few games! Equipment provided – limited space.
Ages: 9-13
Cost: $5.00
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Dates: Sunday, Feb. 25

<![CDATA[Splash of Colour]]>, 09 Jan 2018 8:20:36 -0700SPLASH OF COLOUR
Kids will do crafts, paintings and activities focusing on each colour. Have fun experimenting with colours to see what new colour they can create.
Ages: 18-36 months
Cost: $5.00
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Dates: Friday, Feb. 9

<![CDATA[Sensory Play]]>, 09 Jan 2018 8:19:55 -0700SENSORY PLAY
Stimulate your child’s senses with activities that encourage: exploration, creativity, investigation and play. Bring home some useful tools.
Ages: 12-18 months
Cost: $10.00
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Dates: Wednesday, Feb. 21

<![CDATA[Parent & Child Paint]]>, 09 Jan 2018 8:19:03 -0700PARENT AND CHILD PAINT
Have a relaxing evening together each painting your own canvas. Share a few laughs and meet some other families in the community.
Ages: 8+ and parent
Cost: $40.00
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Dates: Tuesday, Feb. 13

Painting shown in image is not the painting planned for the activity.

<![CDATA[Cook-ie Monsters]]>, 09 Jan 2018 8:17:03 -0700COOK-IE MONSTERS
Kids learn the basics of cooking from hand washing to mixing. Kids will also be exposed to a variety of new foods to “try”.
Ages: 2-4
Cost: $10.00
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Dates: Wednesday, Feb. 7

<![CDATA[Run, Jump, Skip]]>, 09 Jan 2018 8:10:09 -0700RUN, JUMP, SKIP
A wide variety of physical activities that will contribute to the healthy development of the whole child – Mind & Body.
Ages: 2-4 and parents
Cost: Free – must be registered
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Dates: Monday, Feb. 26

<![CDATA[Public Works Notices]]>, 05 Jan 2018 7:04:29 -0700Attached are notices as issued by the Public Works Department:

Fact Sheet on Tips and Best practices for Preventing and Thawing a Frozen Pipe.
Winter Parking and Snow Removal Restrictions for the Town of Petawawa

<![CDATA[Water Use]]>, 05 Jan 2018 7:01:25 -0700Regulations for water use are year-round.

Lawn Watering

  • Even numbered addresses on even numbered days
  • Odd numbered addresses on odd numbered days
  • 6:00 to 9:00 am and 6:00 to 9:00 pm on your assigned day
  • New sod/grass seed permitted 14 days daily watering - contact Town Hall for authorization


  • You cannot fill any swimming pool from a residential faucet.
  • For filling swimming pools contact a private watering company
<![CDATA[Public Works Notices]]>, 04 Jan 2018 2:24:05 -0700Attached are notices as issued by the Public Works Department:

Fact Sheet on Tips and Best practices for Preventing and Thawing a Frozen Pipe.
Winter Parking and Snow Removal Restrictions for the Town of Petawawa

<![CDATA[Family Gym]]>, 03 Jan 2018 2:13:14 -0700FAMILY GYM
Play good old fashioned gym games and sports, families’ choice! Spend time together with a little friendly competition and laughter.
Ages: Families – ages 6+ ...
Cost: $5.00/family
Time: 6:30pm
Dates: Thursdays, Feb. 15 - Mar. 8
<![CDATA[Family Art]]>, 03 Jan 2018 1:59:20 -0700FAMILY ART
Create an art piece together, share a few laughs and enjoy a hot cup of cocoa.
Ages: Families – all ages
Cost: $5.00/family
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Dates: Sunday, Jan. 28

<![CDATA[Family Snowshoeing]]>, 03 Jan 2018 1:57:37 -0700FAMILY SNOWSHOEING
Get out and be active together this winter!
Explore 4 trails in Petawawa and meet other active families. No experience necessary and we supply the snowshoes. The longest route is approximately 2 kms.
Cost: $20.00/family
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Dates: Wednesdays, Jan. 17 - Feb. 7

<![CDATA[Afternoon Snowshoeing]]>, 03 Jan 2018 1:54:49 -0700AFTERNOON SNOWSHOEING
This is a low impact snowshoeing session. Enjoy light conversation and a brisk walk.
Ages: Adults+
Cost: $25.00/season
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Dates: Thursdays, Jan. 11-Mar. 8

<![CDATA[Cocktails & Colouring]]>, 03 Jan 2018 1:52:32 -0700COCKTAILS AND COLOURING
It’s time to relax, let the stress of the day go and have light conversation over a cocktail and some “adult colouring”.
Ages: 19+
Cost: $10.00
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Dates: Thursday, Feb. 8

<![CDATA[It's The Little Things]]>, 03 Jan 2018 1:49:57 -0700IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS
A program designed for developing fine motor skills. From threading to using scissors and many other activities.
Ages: 2-4
Cost: $15.00 (for 4 sessions)
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Dates: Mondays, Jan. 22 - Feb. 12

<![CDATA[Mindfulness Tool Box]]>, 03 Jan 2018 1:43:35 -0700MINDFULNESS TOOL BOX
Tools in a “box” such as Zen tangles, mindfulness cards, and techniques to help calm oneself during stressful times.
Ages: 9-13
Cost: $10.00
Time: 6:30pm
Dates: Thursday, Feb. 1

<![CDATA[Snowy Artist]]>, 03 Jan 2018 1:40:10 -0700SNOWY ARTIST
Kids will do winter themed crafts. This is a great opportunity to meet other junior artists in the area.
Ages: 2-4
Cost: $5.00
Time: 1:30pm
Dates: Tuesday, Jan. 16

<![CDATA[Meal Prep 101]]>, 03 Jan 2018 1:39:28 -0700MEAL PREP 101
Preparing food for the week can keep you eating healthy as well as save you time and money. Hands-on workshop with tips, and recipes. Take home a weeks’ worth of meals.
Ages: Adults+
Cost: $60.00
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Dates: Sunday, Jan. 14

<![CDATA[Winter Programs]]>, 03 Jan 2018 1:25:42 -0700The Town of Petawawa offers a variety of winter themed activities sure to break that cabin fever and bring back that childhood love of winter again!  Check them out.

<![CDATA[2017 Meeting Minutes]]>, 03 Jan 2018 12:44:12 -0700<![CDATA[New Year's Eve]]>, 03 Jan 2018 7:48:18 -07006:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Celebrate the New Year's Eve countdown at the Petawawa Civic Centre.
A free event for the whole family includes: free skating, face painting,mini sticks arena, slapshot . live music on the ice and family dance upstairs
For more information contact the Parks and Recreation department.
Phone: 613-687-5678 ext 2102

<![CDATA[Petawawa Showcase]]>, 28 Dec 2017 11:16:00 -0700Annual Home & Leisure Show at the Petawawa Civic Centre. Show opens noon on Friday April 27th and closes at 5 p.m. on Sunday April 29th.

<![CDATA[Holiday Skating]]>, 28 Dec 2017 11:08:24 -0700Petawawa Civic Centre from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

<![CDATA[Holiday Skating]]>, 28 Dec 2017 11:06:49 -0700Petawawa Civic Centre from 1:00 to 3:00 PM

<![CDATA[Christmas Craft Show]]>, 28 Dec 2017 10:53:59 -0700
The Christmas Craft Show features local artisans and business showcasing various hand-crafted gifts, crafts and various other specialities. Find that unique gift for that special someone in your life. Buy a great handmade gift for a family member or friend and support local business. From 10 a.m. til 3 p.m. at the Civic Centre.

For more information contact the Parks and Recreation department.

Phone: 613-687-5678 ext 2101

<![CDATA[ Lion's Club Santa Claus Parade]]>, 28 Dec 2017 10:52:52 -0700
Whether you want to watch all the great floats and entertainment or enter a float of your own in the parade, come out and show your Christmas spirit. Be a part of Petawawa's Santa Claus Parade.

Parade begins November 18th at 1:00 pm departing from the Wolfe Plaza.  The parade will then travel along Mohns Avenue, Doran Road, Murphy Road and terminate in the Civic Centre parking.

For more information contact the Parks and Recreation department.

Phone: 613-687-5678 ext 2101

<![CDATA[2018 Budget Workshop]]>, 28 Dec 2017 9:57:17 -0700Petawawa Town Council will meet on Thursday, January 11th at 9 a.m. in Council Chambers for the 2018 Budget workshop.

<![CDATA[Town Hall Administration Office is open today]]>, 28 Dec 2017 9:50:11 -0700The Town Hall Administration Office located at 1111 Victoria Street Petawawa is open regular hours from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

<![CDATA[Town Hall Administration Office is closed today]]>, 28 Dec 2017 9:47:51 -0700<![CDATA[Cabin Fever]]>, 28 Dec 2017 9:15:38 -0700Just when you think it can't get any colder and winter will never end, put on your winter gear and join us for a series of events and activities sure to get you appreciating the beauty of the season.

Petawawa's Cabin Fever activities include snow drag races, comedy show, dance, chili cookoff, polar bear plunge, kids activities and so much more for the whole family.

For more information see the event schedule or contact the Parks and Recreation department.

Phone: 613-687-5678 ext 2101

<![CDATA[Community Contact List]]>, 27 Dec 2017 7:50:42 -0700Here you can view and download the town's community contact list.

<![CDATA[By-Law Enforcement]]>, 18 Dec 2017 7:49:29 -0700Phone: 613-687-5536

<![CDATA[2017 Meeting Agendas]]>, 14 Dec 2017 2:04:45 -0700<![CDATA[Animal Control]]>, 11 Dec 2017 12:36:26 -0700Phone: 613-687-5536

<![CDATA[Advance Voting Day 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.]]>, 20 Nov 2017 9:19:00 -0700<![CDATA[Election Day 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.]]>, 20 Nov 2017 9:17:26 -0700<![CDATA[Council-in-Committee Meeting]]>, 20 Nov 2017 9:14:46 -0700<![CDATA[Council Meeting]]>, 20 Nov 2017 9:08:55 -0700<![CDATA[Petawawa Police Services Board]]>, 20 Nov 2017 8:46:21 -0700<![CDATA[Annual Water Reports]]>, 13 Nov 2017 7:25:56 -0700Free copies of monthly water reports are also available at the Town Hall at 1111 Victoria Street, Petawawa.

Further information on the Ontario Drinking Water Regulations can be found on the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change website at

<![CDATA[Scentral Bark Dog Park]]>, 06 Nov 2017 9:12:02 -0700Photo of Dog ParkScentral Bark Park is a leash free dog park. It is located in the "back 40" of the Civic Centre property. This park offers a blend of open space and treed forest providing dogs and area to run and dog owners an area to seek shade and protection from the elements. The entire area is fenced for security.

All dogs must have a Park Tag for entry. Park Tags can be purchased through Town of Petawawa Municipal Office (1111 Victoria St.) Please note owner's must be in possession of municipal dog tag to obtain a Park Tag.
Scentral Bark Park users are reminded of the rules for use of the park.

<![CDATA[Second Installment of Tax Bills Due]]>, 30 Oct 2017 7:11:45 -0700A reminder that the second installment of the 2017 final bill for all residential, farmland and managed forest properties are due.

<![CDATA[Construction Updates 2017]]>, 16 Oct 2017 9:53:31 -0700Please refer to the construction announcements for more information on road access, closures and project updates throughout the upcoming construction season.

October 16, 2017 - Doran Rd
Please be advised that the County of Renfrew will be undertaking improvements to County Structure B018 ( Davis Mills Bridge) located on County Road 26 (Doran Road) approximately 3.1 km south of Round Lake Road (County Road 58) from October 23, 2017 until October 27, 2017.  During the construction period the road will be closed at Davis Mills Bridge between Civic Addresses No.'s 3145 and 2330 Round Lake Road.  A detour will be in effect via Zanders Road, B-Line Road and Sandy Beach Road.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Michael C. Pinet, FEC , P.Eng., Manager of Infrastructure, County of Renfrew at 613-732-4353.

July 14, 2017 - PETAWAWA
Please be advised that the Rehabilitation of Laroche Crescent project from Herman Street westerly (0.4km) commences on July 17, 2017.  The road will be open to local and emergency traffic only.  A detour will be in effect using Herman Street onto Laroche Crescent at west end and James Street.  Should you have questions, please contact the R.G.T. Clouthier Construction Ltd. site supervisor, Trevor Schwan at 613-633-7908.

July 11, 2017 - PETAWAWA
Please be advised that the Reconstruction of Mary Street from the CP Rail corridor to Herman Street is scheduled to begin on July 24th and is anticipated to be completed on November 1st.  Traffic will be reduced to one lane during the construction period. Should you have questions, please contact Roch Blaskovits or Steve Webster of Jp2g Consultants Inc. at 613-735-2507 should you have any concerns relating to this project during the course of construction.

May 3, 2017 - PETAWAWA
Please be advised that the Reconstruction of the underground santary sewer trunck line from Victoria Street to the Sewage Treatment Plant located at the end of Abbey Lane, is scheduled to begin construction on July 4th and anticipated to be completed at the end of October. Should you have questions, please contact Roch Blaskovits or Steve Webster of Jp2g Consultants Inc. at 613-735-2507 should you have any concerns relating to this project during the course of construction.

April 5, 2017 - PETAWAWA
Please be advised that the Reconstruction of Civic Centre Road-Phase 3 between Highland Park Drive and Leeder Lane is scheduled between July 4th and expected to be complete by August 4th.  Two detour routes will be posted, access to the Petawawa Centennial Health Centre will be available at all times.  Should you have questions, please contact Roch Blaskovits or Steve Webster of Jp2g Consultants Inc. at 613-735-2507 should you have any concerns relating to this project during the course of construction.

<![CDATA[Fire Prevention Week Message]]>, 11 Oct 2017 5:34:49 -0700Fires are burning faster and hotter in today's homes. Your time for escaping a fire decreases due to the synthetic materials that our homes and contents are constructed with. Without a plan and working smoke alarms your chance of survival diminishes every second. The Town of Petawawa Fire Department would like to remind residents that from the 8th till the 14th  of October is Fire Prevention Week and this year’s theme is    “ Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out”.

It is important that everyone tests their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms - it’s the law.

Having working smoke alarms/carbon monoxide alarms, a plan in place and two ways out of each room will prepare residents and their loved ones for the worst.

So, test your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms today or you could lose everything that matters!

<![CDATA[Parks and Trails]]>, 10 Oct 2017 10:49:26 -0700The Town boasts a wealth of parks and trails within its limits.

To see all that there is to enjoy in our great outdoors, download the Guide to Outside mobile application or see the Park Map for more information.

<![CDATA[Renfrew County SPCA]]>, 10 Oct 2017 7:06:27 -0700Contact the Renfrew County SPCA

115 Woodcrest Drive
Pembroke ON, K8A 6W4

Phone: 613-635-7508
Fax: 613-635-7660

Adoption hours:
Monday to Friday 10:30 am - 5 pm
Saturday & Sunday 10:30 am - 4 pm

<![CDATA[2018 Pet Licences (extended hours)]]>, 05 Oct 2017 10:47:13 -0700The Municipal Office located at 1111 Victoria St. will be open extended hours on Monday November 20th and Monday December 4th between 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. to facilitate the purchase of 2018 pet tags.  See the attached notice for further details.

<![CDATA[Construction Yard Bike Park]]>, 05 Oct 2017 6:53:27 -0700 The Town of Petawawa operates The Construction Yard Bike Park located on Civic Centre property May to October.

The Park is open daily from dawn until dusk. The Park is closed every Tuesday 7am-4pm for maintenance.

The Petawawa Construction Yard Bike Park will be closed for the season as of Tuesday October 10th, 2017.

<![CDATA[New ServiceOntario Centre Open in Petawawa]]>, 03 Oct 2017 12:53:28 -0700ServiceOntario is once again open in Petawawa, at a new location. The new centre, located at 14 Ypres Blvd. has many accessible features including an automatic door opener, barrier-free access and accessible parking.  The hours of operation are:
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
​See what ServiceOntario can do for you; visit 

<![CDATA[Documents & Forms]]>, 02 Oct 2017 7:18:08 -0700Below is a list of accessiblity documents, reports, forms and standards. Select a document from the list to view and save it.

<![CDATA[Volunteerism]]>, 27 Sep 2017 11:13:49 -0700The Town of Petawawa's parks and recreation department has developed this Volunteer Handbook. Please have a look and contact us should you wish to become a volunteer in your community.

Click here to watch a video about volunteerism.

Petawawa Civic Centre Fundraising Committee

The Petawawa Civic Centre Fundraising Committee is a group of dedicated volunteers committed to raising funds to finance improvements at the Petawawa Civic Centre. This group generates revenue through the operation of bars at wedding receptions and special functions held at the Petawawa Civic Centre. All of our bartenders are trained and Smart-Serve certified.

The Fundraising Team is always looking for dedicated volunteers. To become a member of the Petawawa Civic Centre Fundraising Committee, call 613-687-5678 or send an email.

Service Clubs

The Town of Petawawa has numerous service clubs that serve the community.

Civitan Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
Pembroke and area support association.  Helps local charities, children with disabilities, local soccer team and the VON.
Darlene Lambert 613-735-6069
Legion Royal Canadian Legion Branch 517 Petawawa
Various activities throughout the year.  Visit our Website for event listings.
Glen Mohns 613-687-2504
Lions Pembroke Petawawa Lion's Club
Many activities to help those in need and improve the quality of life in our community.  Our building, the Community Hall and Senior's Recreation Centre, offers two hall facilities available to the public.
Phone: 613-687-0191
Knights Knights of Columbus
Fraternal charitable organization involved in many community projects to help people in need.
Phone: 613-687-4764
Rotary Rotary Club of Petawawa
The Rotary Club promotes world peace through better understanding; raises money for local charities.  The club is involved in numerous community, vocational and international projects, and club activities. 
Visit the website.
<![CDATA[Indoor Facilities]]>, 26 Sep 2017 6:46:55 -0700

To make a reservation, book your ice time or gather more information on available facilities, please call 613-687-5678 or email

The Town of Petawawa charges user fees for various facilities and equipment. Please see the fee schedule below.

<![CDATA[Parks and Recreation]]>, 26 Sep 2017 6:46:09 -0700Petawawa offers an amazing variety of recreational programs and activities for people of all ages. Whether you are interested in active pursuits, health and wellness, arts and culture or just need to keep your kids busy, Petawawa Parks and Recreation has something for you.

Check out our Parks and Recreation Guide available in Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer versions annually.

Download the Guide to Outside mobile application to find information about the town's outdoor activities.

<![CDATA[Water Treatment and Distribution]]>, 22 Sep 2017 10:11:19 -0700The Town of Petawawa has contracted the services of the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) to maintain and operate both the Wastewater Facilities as well the Water Treatment Facilities.

OCWA may be reached at:

P.O. Box 128,
560 Abbie Lane
Petawawa, Ontario  K8H 2X2
Phone: 613-687-2141
Fax: 613-687-7138

Petawawa's water treatment facility was upgraded to a state of the art, fully automated plant in 1993.  Thanks to the forward thinking Council of the day, residents of the community have the benefit of utilizing water that complies with and surpasses the highest drinking water standards in the industry. The process consists of flocculation, sedimentation, clarification, and filtration, and finally, chlorination.  All of these modern day processes are in place to ensure the highest quality drinking water.

Located on the southern shore of the Ottawa River and surrounded by Garrison Petawawa, the facility is rated at 21,500 cubic metres/day and at present day, is running at less than half of its rated capacity.  All aspects of the treatment process are continually monitored and alarmed, 24 hours per day, seven days per week.  Routine samples are collected and analyzed for microbiological, chemical, volatile organics, inorganics and pesticides on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis.

<![CDATA[Volunteerism]]>, 21 Sep 2017 7:10:12 -0700<![CDATA[Medieval Days at Petawawa Heritage Village]]>, 20 Sep 2017 6:52:33 -0700Come and observe SCA Armored Combat and Rapier Combat at the Petawawa Heritage Village Medieval Days on Saturday September 23, 2017.  A donation at the gate will gain your entrance.  Village is open from 10 am to 4 pm.

<![CDATA[ONtour Concert series]]>, 12 Sep 2017 6:06:20 -0700Music-lovers in 23 communities across the province will get the chance to enjoy a live, FREE concert featuring some of Ontario’s – and Canada’s – brightest musical talents.

Ontour will help provide the soundtrack to the summer of 2017 and Ontario’s 150th.

2017 is an exciting and festive year when Ontarians have the opportunity to come together and celebrate the incredible province we live in. Over the course of Ontario’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, we are embracing the culture of inclusion, innovation and opportunity that uniquely defines us.

Petawawa is the location selected as the final stop for the tour - September 17th. 
Information on the event is available through the Ontour website.

<![CDATA[Rentals]]>, 08 Sep 2017 12:27:34 -0700For rental fees see schedule below.

<![CDATA[Civic Centre Park]]>, 08 Sep 2017 8:51:47 -0700Mini Putt opens the Victoria Day long weekend in May and closes the third weekend in September.

The Splash Pad is open June-September and also closes the weekend in September.

The Kinhut and Mini putt are currently open evening 5-9pm and Weekends 11-9pm .

Requests for daytime use by schools prior to June 17th should be directed to the Parks and Recreation Facilities Supervisor at 613-687-5678 ext. 2108.

<![CDATA[Registered Programs]]>, 01 Sep 2017 1:35:43 -0700Petawawa offers a wide variety of structured program opportunities for you to consider during your leisure time. Programs are offered seasonally with registration periods occurring in September, January, April and June.

To register, please go to the program registration section of the Parks and Recreation Guide.

<![CDATA[Drop-in Programs]]>, 01 Sep 2017 1:32:50 -0700Petawawa Parks and Recreation offers a number of drop-in programs aimed at keeping you active. They include: Social Evening Paddles, Public Skating, Open Gym and others. Drop-in programs occur each program session.

For more information on what is available by session including associated fees, please see the Parks and Recreation Guide.

<![CDATA[Programs]]>, 01 Sep 2017 1:21:29 -0700Petawawa offers an amazing variety of recreational programs and activities for people of all ages. Whether you are interested in active pursuits, health and wellness, arts and culture or just need to keep your kids busy, Petawawa Parks and Recreation has something for you.

Check out our Parks and Recreation Guide available in Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer versions annually.

<![CDATA[Corporate Reports and Plans]]>, 31 Aug 2017 6:25:04 -0700A list of corporate reports and plans that have been prepared for the Town of Petawawa.

<![CDATA[Parks and Recreation]]>, 23 Aug 2017 6:08:46 -0700Please note that the Parks and Recreation Office at 16 Civic Centre Rd. will close at 2 p.m. on Friday August 25th.  The office will be closed for electrical upgrades that are needed.  The rest of the Civic Centre remains open and in regular operations.

<![CDATA[Civic Centre Days]]>, 17 Aug 2017 9:59:39 -0700

Civic Centre Days & Ribfest

For more information contact the Parks and Recreation department.

Phone: 613-687-5678 ext 2102

Sponsored by:

<![CDATA[Canada Day]]>, 17 Aug 2017 9:58:22 -0700<![CDATA[Canada Day]]>, 17 Aug 2017 9:32:59 -0700Canada 150 Logo

Celebrate and show your Canadian pride in Petawawa.

Join in the celebration at Centennial Park from 12:00 am to 4:00 pm and enjoy live music, interactive games for kids, bouncers, zip lines and more, with something for kids of all ages and those kids at heart.

For more information contact the Parks and Recreation department.

Phone: 613-687-5678 ext 2101

<![CDATA[West Nile Virus Media Release]]>, 10 Aug 2017 11:25:24 -0700The Renfrew County and District Health Unit has issued a media release regarding West Nile Virus.  Please refer to the document below for further information:

<![CDATA[Property Tax Rebates]]>, 25 Jul 2017 8:33:45 -0700Since 1998, the Vacant Unit Rebate and the Vacant/Excess Land Subclasses have provided tax rebates and reductions to property owners who have vacancies in commercial and industrial buildings or land.

The Province is now allowing municipalities to tailor the vacant rebate and reduction programs for their communities and local businesses with these changes being implemented through regulation.  Upper and single tier municipalities that decide to change the programs must notify the Minister of Finance and provide details of the proposed changes along with a council resolution.

A staff recommendation has been presented to the Renfrew County Council to eliminate the vacancy rebate program in 2018.  This recommendation would apply to all lower tier municipalities within the County of Renfrew.

For further information, please see the Vacant Unit Rebate and Vacant/Excess Land Classes insert.  If you would like to provide comments regarding the proposed changes to the 2018 (and future years) vacancy rebate program within Renfrew County, please reply before October 31, 2017 to:

Town of Petawawa
Attn: Annette Mantifel, Treasurer
1111 Victoria Street
Petawawa ON
K8H 2E6

Forms and documents regarding Property Tax Rebates for Vacant Commercial and Industrial Buildings are available here for viewing and download.

<![CDATA[Commissioner of Oaths]]>, 18 Jul 2017 1:17:01 -0700Commissioner of Oaths

A Commissioner of Oaths (also known as a Commissioner for Taking Affidavits) is a person authorized to take your oath or solemn affirmation when you sign an affidavit or a statutory declaration.

What is an Oath?

An oath is a solemn declaration of one’s words by which a person signifies that he/she is bound in conscience to perform an act faithfully and truthfully.  The oath is used to encourage if not to ensure that the truth be spoken.

What is an Affirmation?

An affirmation is a solemn declaration that serves the same purpose as an oath if an oath is objectionable to the person on religious or ethical grounds.

What is an Affidavit?

An affidavit is a document containing statements that are verified by the swearing of an oath or by an affirmation.  Affidavits are generally used for the purpose of establishing legal rights and may be required to attest to a certain fact or set of facts.

There are four parts to an affidavit:

  1. Identification of the person giving the affidavit (deponent or affiant);
  2. Body of the affidavit, which provides the evidence or the statement of facts;
  3. The signature of the deponent; and
  4. Jurat – including the signature of the Commissioner taking the affidavit.  The jurat is the certificate of the commissioner before whom the document was sworn.  It sets out the location of where the oath was administered and the date of the oath.  By signing the jurat, the commissioner is certifying that he or she has administered the oath to the deponent.  If exhibits are attached to the affidavit, then the commissioner must also sign the exhibits certifying them to be part of the affidavit.


A Commissioner does not certify that the statements being made in the affidavit or statutory declaration are true, but only certifies that an oath or solemn affirmation has been administered properly.

“Every oath and declaration shall be taken by the deponent in the presence of the commissioner, notary public, justice of the peace or other officer or person administering the oath or declaration who shall satisfy himself or herself of the genuineness of the signature of the deponent or declarant and shall administer the oath or declaration in the manner required by law before signing the jurat or declaration.”  (Commissioners for Taking Affidavits Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.17, s. 9)

Commissioner of Oaths service is offered at the Town of Petawawa municipal office.  These endorsements include but are not limited to oaths, affirmations and affidavits.  Since the nature of documents varies greatly, it is strongly recommended that you contact the Town of Petawawa prior to your visit to confirm that your attestation can be commissioned by one of our staff members.

Furthermore, it is important to note that the Town of Petawawa’s Commissioners of Oaths cannot notarize documents.  A list of notary publics or lawyers can be found in your local telephone directory.  Commissioners of Oaths are also not authorized to certify documents as true copies.

Once you are certain the Town of Petawawa can commission your document, you may visit the Town of Petawawa municipal office located at 1111 Victoria Street, Petawawa, during regular business hours; although it is recommended that you call ahead (613-687-5536) to ensure that a Commissioner is available.  The request for the Commissioner of Oaths service must be made by the same individual taking the oath and signing the document.  You must present one original piece of photo identification in the form of government-issued photo identification (i.e. a valid driver’s licence, a valid passport, a valid age-of-majority card).  If your identification and/or document is in a language other than English or French, an official translation of the identification and/or document may be required.  The deponent must sign the affidavit in the presence of the Commissioner.  If the document has already been signed, the person will be asked to sign a second time in front of the Commissioner.  Any changes that have been made in the body of the document that are present at the time of signing must be initialed by both the deponent and the Commissioner.  Any changes that are not initialed may be deemed to have been fraudulently changed after being commissioned and invalidate the document.  If your affidavit requires both a witness and a Commissioner signature, you must provide your own witness.  The Commissioner cannot prepare affidavits or provide you with any advice with respect to the documents you are swearing.  You need to read and fully understand the documents yourself.  The Commissioner reserves the right to refuse to commission documents.

Periodically, municipal officials are named as persons able to certify documents for such purposes as applications for Canada Pension, Old Age Security etc.  Any such certification will be noted as limited to the purpose for which it was obtained and this service will be provided only where the customer supplies evidence that the municipal official is explicitly authorized to certify the document.

There is no fee for this service.

If you require commissioning services please visit the Town Office or call 613-687-5536.

<![CDATA[Spring Flood 2017 Resource Page]]>, 12 Jul 2017 12:25:26 -0700This page is a resource for material, as it becomes available, specific to the Spring Flood of 2017.

The Canadian Red Cross has indicated that the online registration is being terminated and any residents affected by flooding can contact Red Cross directly by calling 1-800-863-6582, Monday-Friday between 11:00 am - 7:00 pm.

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs has included the Town of Petawawa in the activation area for the Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians program.

2017 County of Renfrew Flood Activation

Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians: Program Guidelines

Renfrew County & District Health Unit - Information on Floods

<![CDATA[Kayaks]]>, 10 Jul 2017 10:29:13 -0700Kayaks are availabe for rent at Petawawa Point Beach 11 am – 7pm)


  • Sit On Top Kayak  $5/hr    $30/day
  • Sit on Top Tandem Kayak  $5/hr    $30/day
  • Sit in Kayak with Skeg  $5/hr    $30/day

 All rentals include; boat, paddle, pfd, water-safety kit.

<![CDATA[Stand Up Paddle Boards]]>, 07 Jul 2017 5:42:36 -0700Stand Up Paddle Boards are availabe for rent at Petawawa Point Beach 

 7 days a week  Starting Canada Day until Labour Day Weekend. (11am – 7pm)

Rentals are cash only $5/ hr and require an additional $20 cash deposit 


  • Plastic Stand Up Paddle board  $5/hr    $30/day
  • Kayaks and Canoes $5/hr    $30/day

All rentals include; boat, paddle, pfd, water-safety kit.

<![CDATA[2016 Financial Audited Statements]]>, 06 Jul 2017 9:16:12 -0700In accordance with Section 295(1) of the Municipal Act, 2001, the 2016 audited Financial Statements for the Town of Petawawa are now available.  An electronic copy is available on the Town’s website, finance section, or a paper copy from the Municipal Office, free of charge.  For further information, please contact Annette Mantifel, Treasurer, at (613) 687-5536 ext. 2004.

<![CDATA[Petawawa Blood Donor Clinic]]>, 05 Jul 2017 9:57:50 -0700

<![CDATA[Things To Do]]>, 27 Jun 2017 10:30:05 -0700Welcome To Petawawa

Where it’s recess all the time!

It wasn’t that long ago when all you could think of was "When is that recess bell going to ring so I can go outside and just play?"

The Town of Petawawa wants you to experience that feeling once again! If you are looking for Visitor Information, give us a call at 613-687-5678 or drop into one of our Ask a Local locations! Several local sites have staff trained to help answer visitor questions and point you in the right direction.  Look for the Ask a Local decal in the window.

Ask a Local Program logo

Tourism information is also available at the Petawawa Civic Centre at 16 Civic Centre Rd.

<![CDATA[Petawawa Heritage Village celebrates the Dominion of Canada]]>, 22 Jun 2017 8:18:44 -0700Celebrate the Dominion of Canada through trades and skills this summer at the Petawawa Heritage Village.

<![CDATA[Ask A Local]]>, 19 Jun 2017 7:09:36 -0700The Ask a Local program is a pilot program being introduced in June of 2017.  The Town will have numerous locations throughout town that will have "locals" trained on how to assist tourists and visitors with basic information.  The intention is to allow easier access to information and assistance, to empower and engage the local community, and to make better use of our technology.

​Participating businesses/attractions will have an Ask a Local decal in their windows: 

​In order to participate in the program, businesses will have their staff watch the following training video:

<![CDATA[Construction Yard Bike Park]]>, 14 Jun 2017 9:17:04 -0700

The Construction Yard offers off-road cycle enthusiast a variety of riding experiences professionally designed by Jay Hoots Inc. Featuring beginner course, skills area, multi-level jumps, pump tracks and wall ride. This park had been designed to offer riders progression in their riding experience while using the park.

The Construction Yard is a community driven project, with funding from: Town of Petawawa, The Petawawa Civic Centre Fundraising Committee, dozen of local businesses and community partners. The construction process was also facilitated through a significant in-kind contribution from RGT Clouthier Construction Ltd.

Grab your bike and helmet to test and develop your skills.

Construction Yard- Bike Park is open May to October yearly

For more information call 613-687-5536 ext. 2108

<![CDATA[Red Cross Mobile Resource ]]>, 13 Jun 2017 9:29:15 -0700The Red Cross will have the Mobile Resource Centre at Norman Behnke Hall on Saturday, June 17 between 12:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.  See the attached poster for more details.

<![CDATA[Water Use Notice - By-law 293/04]]>, 30 May 2017 9:12:33 -0700The Town of Petawawa reminds residents that regulations are in effect to secure a continued and abundant supply of water to our customers.  Please review the attached notice for full details.  

<![CDATA[Valley Franchise Expo]]>, 24 May 2017 8:16:58 -0700Interested in owning a franchise operation?  Representatives will be on hand at the first Valley Franchise Expo to give information and resources about franchise ownership.

<![CDATA[Canada Day]]>, 23 May 2017 6:33:15 -0700Celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary in PETAWAWA!

Meet us at Centennial Park from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm and bring the entire family down to celebrate Canada's 150th.  

A FREE family event for all ages! Listen to enjoy live music featuring the Legion band as well as local bands Winter Months and Kirk Harber.

Kids activities include ziplines, boucer castles, petting zoo as well as the fire fighter's water slide and a whole lot more!

Please join us for the Canada Day ceremonies at noon followed by a hotdog bbq and more entertainment.

For more information call 613-687-5678

<![CDATA[Civic Centre Days ]]>, 18 May 2017 11:27:06 -0700Civic Centre Days 

June 15-18th, 2017

Professional Rib Vendor,  Live Music, Craft Beer Festival, Bounce Activities, Bike Park Show,  Midway , Slo-Pitch Tournament, Lobsterfest and More!!!

See below for a full schedule of events (Please note the schedule is tentative and may be subject to change)

For more information contact the Parks and Recreation department.

Phone: 613-687-5678 ext 2102

<![CDATA[Petawawa Parks and Green Spaces Maintenance]]>, 18 May 2017 10:31:52 -0700Construction in Fish Hatchery Park

Current construction in the park includes tree planting, landscaping, installation of benches and garbage receptacles.  The estimated completion date for the work is Friday June 2nd. 

Construction in Briar Patch Park

Current construction in the park includes walkway completion, installation of benches and garbage receptacles.  The estimated completion date for the work is Friday June 2nd. 

<![CDATA[Park Washrooms]]>, 18 May 2017 10:25:54 -0700The washrooms at Centennial Park and the Petawawa Point will be open for the 2017 season beginning on June 1st, 2017.

<![CDATA[Tennis Courts]]>, 08 May 2017 8:59:18 -0700The Town of Petawawa has 3 public use tennis courts located  behind the Petawawa Civic Centre. Courts are used dialy by the Petawawa Tennis Club and also available to the public on a drop-in basis. 

Drop-in fees can be paid at the Parks and Recreation office (library entrance). Open from 8:00 - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday or at the Kinhut from 4:30 -9:00 pm weeknights and daily on weekends. 

Please see schedule and registration forms

<![CDATA[Upper Ottawa River Race]]>, 04 May 2017 12:39:20 -0700The Upper Ottawa River Race is a three day paddling festival open to canoes, kayaks and stand up paddle boards. Take part in a 13 km, 4 km or kids races. Enjoy, live music paddling and yoga clinics, great food. We also offer a Kayak Fishing Derby, PAddle for CHEO fundraiser or a Geritage paddle. For a full schedule visit 

<![CDATA[Norman Behnke Hall]]>, 04 May 2017 11:25:26 -070011 Norman Street, Petawawa, ON

The Norman Behnke Hall facility is home to a number of community groups including the 4th Petawawa Scouts and a nursery school licensed under the Ministry of Community and Social Services.  The Kinder Connection Nursery School is available to children ages 2-5 years of age and provides services that focus on positive interaction.  The nursery school offers a large fenced playground and kitchen facilities. For more information regarding Kinder Connection please call 613-687-5814 .

Call 613-687-5678 or email for more information regarding the Norman Behnke facility.

<![CDATA[Free Public Skating]]>, 04 May 2017 11:08:33 -0700The Petawawa Civic Centre offers FREE public skating (October to March) for Seniors and Families every Wednesday and Friday from 11:45 to 12:45pm.

Public Skating is available at the Petawawa Civic Centre every Sunday from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm.

Fees are $2.50 for adults and $1.75 for youth.

<![CDATA[Petawawa Point Boat Launch]]>, 04 May 2017 11:07:11 -0700With Ottawa River levels higher than regular seasonal levels, we ask users to please use extra caution due to current water conditions and water temperatures. The Petawawa Point Boat launch docks will be installed when safe water levels permit. It is anticipated that the washroom facilities at the Point will be open for the May long weekend.

<![CDATA[Tree Canada Community Celebration]]>, 03 May 2017 8:19:45 -0700

<![CDATA[Outdoor Facilities]]>, 25 Apr 2017 6:12:41 -0700Here you'll find notices and updates about the status of the town's outdoor facilities and programs.

<![CDATA[Spring & Summer Community Guide now available]]>, 24 Apr 2017 9:03:19 -0700The Town of Petawawa's 2017 Spring & Summer Community Guide is full of information on programs, activities, camps and events.  See the guide here

<![CDATA[Home Industry]]>, 11 Apr 2017 10:56:18 -0700A gainful occupation including carpentry, electrical shop, woodworking, window framing, welding, plumbing, machine or auto repair shop, riding stables and a kennel with a maximum of four outdoor runs; a service shop; or a storage building for school buses, boats or snowmobiles and conducted in whole or in part in an accessory building to a single detached dwelling or to a permitted farm use.

<![CDATA[Home Occupation]]>, 11 Apr 2017 10:46:39 -0700Any occupation for gain or support, which is carried on as  an accessory use within a dwelling unit and operated by members of the one family residing in the dwelling unit. Such home occupation uses may include a service or repair shop; a personal service shop; the office or consulting room of a doctor, dentist, chiropractor, drug-less practitioner, lawyer, real estate agent, insurance agent, planner, architect, photographer, teacher, music or dance instructor or engineer, but does not include a clinic, a hospital, a nursing home, a tea room, kennel, a taxi business or a small internal combustion engine repair shop.

<![CDATA[The Zoning By-law]]>, 11 Apr 2017 10:45:10 -0700All development that takes place within the Town of Petawawa is required to comply with Zoning By-law No. 456/07. This document controls the use of land within our community by defining the permitted uses on properties, where buildings and structures can be located, what types of buildings are permitted and how they may be used. The Zoning By-law regulates lot sizes, setbacks, parking requirements and a host of other provisions. The By-law sets out various zone designations such as residential, commercial and industrial.

<![CDATA[The Official Plan]]>, 11 Apr 2017 10:44:10 -0700The Official Plan is the Town’s land use planning and policy statement.

The plan defines the Town of Petawawa’s long range goals, objectives and directions in order to coordinate growth and development.

<![CDATA[Site Plan Approval]]>, 11 Apr 2017 10:42:34 -0700Site Plan approval is a site-specific type of development control which is authorized under Section 41 of the Planning Act. By-law No. 528/08 states that the provisions of this By-law shall apply to all development within all zones defined in Comprehensive Zoning By-law No. 456/07, with only a few exceptions.

<![CDATA[By-Laws]]>, 11 Apr 2017 8:28:37 -0700An alphabetical list of popular by-laws. This list is by no means exhaustive. Should you not find what you are looking for contact the municipal office by email or phone at 613-687-5536.

<![CDATA[Building]]>, 11 Apr 2017 8:24:58 -0700Here you'll find guides, applications and other documents related to buildling and building permits.
​For the complete Zoning By-law and corresponding maps, please CLICK HERE.

Levi Junop
Chief Building Official
Phone: 613-687-5536 ext. 2008

Dwayne Coulas
Building Inspector
Phone: 613-687-5536 ext. 2009
<![CDATA[Residential CO and Smoke Alarm Checks]]>, 11 Apr 2017 6:56:07 -0700From April 21st to June 14th, 2017, the Town of Petawawa Fire Department will be going door to door conducting FREE residential CO detector & Smoke alarm checks in the Petawawa Point subdivision.  Please see media release for full details.

<![CDATA[100th Anniversary Vimy Ridge parade and ceremony]]>, 04 Apr 2017 6:36:36 -0700

<![CDATA[Request a Certificate]]>, 17 Mar 2017 7:54:31 -0700The Office of the Mayor will gladly provide certificates by request for milestone events, such as retirements, anniversaries, births, business celebrations and other significant achievements.

Please complete the attached fillable pdf document, and click SUBMIT at the bottom of the form.

Please allow 7 business days, from date of reciept, for the certificate and letter to be completed.

<![CDATA[Public Works]]>, 16 Mar 2017 10:11:30 -0700Public Works Garage

19 Industrial Ave. 
Petawawa ON
K8H 2W8

Hours of Operation 
7:00 am to 3:30 pm

After Hours Emergencies 

Half Load Signs

Half load signs are placed on selected roads annually from the first (1st) of March to end of May each year, unless otherwise posted.

Restriction for 2017 is March 1st to end of May
Restriction for 2016 was March 8th to May16th.

<![CDATA[Waste Management]]>, 06 Mar 2017 1:13:41 -0700The Town of Petawawa provides curbside collection services for container recyclable material (yellow bin), paper recyclable material (blue bin), source separated organics (green cart), leaf and yard waste and garbage.

The Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre (OVWRC) is a state of the art waste management facility located in the Township of Laurentian Valley, about 25 km south of Petawawa, Ontario. The OVWRC began operation in January 2002 and is a partnership between the Town of Petawawa, City of Pembroke, Township of Laurentian Valley, Township of North Algona Wilberforce, and Sebastopol Ward of Bonnechere Valley, all located within Renfrew County.

Visit the OVWRC Website 

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<![CDATA[2016 Minutes]]>, 27 Feb 2017 11:45:46 -0700<![CDATA[Fire Department Recruitment]]>, 16 Feb 2017 8:54:02 -0700Download an application for the Town of Petawawa Fire Department.

<![CDATA[Bed and Breakfast]]>, 06 Feb 2017 8:39:11 -0700

Algonquin Portage
1352 Barron Canyon Rd
Pembroke, Ontario K8A 6W7
Phone: 613-735-1795

<![CDATA[Property Tax Bills]]>, 19 Jan 2017 11:02:46 -0700Property Tax Bills

The Town issues an interim tax bill for all property tax classes with one installment due at the end of March.  The interim tax bill is calculated at 50% of the previous year’s total taxes levied (special charges such as garbage, water and sewer are not included).

The Town issues a final tax bill for the residential, farmland and managed forest tax classes with two installments – one due at the end of July and one due at the end of October.  Final tax bills for commercial, industrial and multi-residential tax classes are also issued with two installments – one due at the end of August and one due at the end of November.  The final tax bill includes any special charges such as garbage, water and/or sewer.

Property Tax Payment Options

The Town of Petawawa offers several payment options to remit property taxes including:

  • Internet & Telephone Banking – This payment option is available with most major banks – use your 19 digit roll number as your account number and search “Petawawa” to locate account name e.g. “Petawawa, Town of – Tax Acct”.
  • By Mail – Send your payment to the Town of Petawawa, 1111 Victoria Street, Petawawa ON  K8H 2E6 – don’t forget to include either the stub from your tax bill or a note with payment information.
  • At a Bank or Financial Institution – Contact your financial institution for further information – bank service charges may apply.
  • In Person – The Town Office is located at 1111 Victoria Street, Petawawa and it is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday except statutory holidays.  We accept payment by cash, cheque (made payable to the Town of Petawawa) or Interac.
  • Night Deposit Box – A night deposit box is located at the Council Chamber entrance of the Town Office.  Please ensure that your cheque and payment information are placed in a sealed envelope.  Please do not place cash in this box.
  • Post-Dated Cheques – Post-dated cheques can be dropped off at the Town Office in person, mailed or deposited in the night deposit box.

Late Payment Penalty and Application of Payments

A late payment penalty of 1.25% per month is added to any outstanding amount on the 1st day of each month until paid.  Payments made on your account are applied first to any outstanding interest and penalty and then to the oldest outstanding taxes.

Please ensure that the Town has your current mailing address on file - failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve you from the responsibility of payment of taxes or penalty.  A Change of Address form can be downloaded below.

<![CDATA[2016 Meeting Minutes]]>, 04 Jan 2017 8:11:46 -0700<![CDATA[Department Contacts]]>, 03 Jan 2017 8:33:21 -0700

Annette Mantifel


Phone: 613-687-5536

Deputy Treasurer
Lynn Vaillancourt


Phone: 613-687-5536 ext 2006

Accounting Clerk
Paula Turcotte


Phone: 613-687-5536 ext 2007

Administrative Assistant
Kathy Pivato


Phone: 613-687-5536 ext 2002

Administrative Support/Receptionist
Amy Brazeau


Phone: 613-687-5536 ext 2001

<![CDATA[Hometown Hockey Petawawa]]>, 29 Dec 2016 8:00:26 -0700FREE Activities for the entire family - from interactive games to live performances, signings and much more. Meet Tara Sloan, Ron Maclean and Don Cherry!

<![CDATA[Planning]]>, 22 Dec 2016 12:14:29 -0700Pre-consultation is required for all Planning Act applications. This helps to ensure that the proposal meets the requirements of the Town of Petawawa Official Plan and provides the opportunity for Town staff to provide input on the proposal early in the process.

In order to arrange for pre-consultation please contact:

Karen Cronier, MCIP, RPP
Director of Planning and Development
Phone: 613-687-5536

<![CDATA[2016 Meeting Agendas]]>, 15 Dec 2016 2:13:10 -0700<![CDATA[Treatment Processes]]>, 15 Dec 2016 1:54:54 -0700The plant's water treatment process consists of the following:

  • 278.4 m3 Raw water well
  • Three low lift pumps rated at 22,910 m3/d
  • 4.65 m3/d rapid mix tank
  • 595 m3/d flocculation tanks
  • 458.3 m2 Clarifiers
  • 1,650 m3 clearwell
  • Three high lift pumps rated at 20,945 m3/d
  • Wastewater clarifiers that discharge settled sludge to the sanitary sewer

Raw Water Source

The source of water treated by the Petawawa water plant is the Ottawa River at a widening in the river called Allumette Lake. The 760 mm diameter intake pipe extends 490m into the river at approximately 6m +1- under the surface and 1.5m off of the bottom of the river.  This raw water intake pipe has a capacity of 21,500 cubic meters per day, gravity fed to the raw water well, and is supported at the end with a concrete and timber crib.


A vertical stainless steel coarse screen in the Raw water well of the low lift area of the building removes any large debris such as weeds, fish, etc.

Low Lift Pumps

There are three low lift pumps that lift the water from river level via a 400 mm header to the flash mix tanks.  From there the water flows via gravity through the various plant processes.

Chemical Feed System

Pre-hydroxylated Aluminum sulphate (PAS-8) and a polyelectrolyte are used to create a 'floc'. The floc captures suspended particles (colour, dirt, etc.) which may be found in the raw water.  This 'capture' process aids in their removal. The pH adjustment is achieved by the addition of Sodium Bicarbonate, pre and post treatment.

Flash Mix Tank

This 50 m3 tank provides the necessary mixing or blending of the raw water and the added coagulants.

Contact Tanks

Following the mixing and coagulation in flash mix tank it is necessary to gently agitate the chemically treated water in the flocculation tanks to promote particle collision and formation of larger floc.


The floc created by the coagulation is settled in the clarifiers.  The rectangular clarifiers rely on slow longitudinal flow to allow enough time for the particles to settle. These particles are collected by a tracvac sludge vacuum system.  This system transfers the settled sludge to two wastewater tanks for water separation and disposal.


The plant is equipped with three dual media (sand/antharcite) filters.  The filters remove particles (suspended solids) that are present in the raw water, as well as compounds that cause taste and odours. Filters are washed regularly on a backwash cycle to prevent any buildup on the filters.

Pre Chlorination

Pre-chlorination of chlorine gas and water is added to the clarifier effluent channel to assist in the removal of color, help control tastes and odour, and/or to oxidize organic and inorganic elements.

Post Chlorination

Chlorine gas is added to the water as it enters the clearwell.  Sufficient amounts of chlorine is used to disinfect the treated water and to provide a chlorine residual which remains in the distribution system.  This ensures water quality protection to the customers' location.

The clearwell provides water storage for the high lift pumps and has 1650 cubic meters of total storage capacity.

High Lift Pumps

There are three high lift pumps that discharge the treated water into a 500 mm header that connects into a 400 mm line and a 500 mm line leaving the plant and connecting into the distribution system.

Standby Power

A 325 kW diesel generator is located at the water treatment plant to provide power to essential equipment to ensure a continuous supply of water during power failures.

Elevated Tank

There are four functional towers in the Town of Petawawa, as of August 2010.  A 2,250 m3 tower located on DND south townsite, and a 4,500 m3 tower located on Woodland Crescent. The third tower is located on Tower Road, having a capacity of 2,250 m3.  A fourth tower has been commissioned on the property of CFB Petawawa that has a capacity of 3,785 m3, totaling 12,785 m3 or approximately 1,000,000 gallons of water storage.  Once the new tower is fully operational, maintained by OCWA staff, the south townsite elevated tank will  be decommissioned.

Distribution System

Approximately 11,475 people are supplied with water from the Petawawa Water Treatment Plant.

<![CDATA[Quality Control and Compliance]]>, 15 Dec 2016 1:23:41 -0700This plant provides multiple barriers against bacteriological contamination. Bacteriological testing is carried out on raw water, treated water and distribution samples on a regular frequency. On-line analyses for chlorine residuals and turbidity ensure continuous monitoring of water leaving the plant.  Chlorine levels in the distribution system are also checked on a regular basis. More specialized testing occurs monthly and quarterly checking for pesticides, heavy metals, disinfection by-products, volatiles and organics.

<![CDATA[Water Conservation]]>, 15 Dec 2016 1:08:10 -0700Lawn Watering Tips

  • Water in the early morning or evening. If you sprinkle your lawn under the hot sun, you'll lose as much as 30 percent of your water to evaporation.
  • Lawns can only absorb water so fast. It's better to water your lawn for three 10 minute sessions-with each session a half-hour apart than it is to water steadily for 30 minutes and cause run-off.
  • Landscaping that stresses, proper soil preparation, efficient irrigation and the use of water stingy plants means less maintenance and lower water usage.
  • Keep grass at least two inches high to shade roots and hold moisture.
  • Use mulch around plants to reduce evaporation and promote growth.
  • Water trees slowly, deeply and infrequently to encourage deep rooting.

Inside Tips

  • Dripping faucets and leaky toilets account for a large portion of home water waste.
  • Bathing is the second highest use of indoor water, a five minute shower is all that is needed.
  • The toilet is a big guzzler of indoor water. Installing an ultra-low flow (1.6 gal/flush) toilet is an excellent way of reducing flows.
  • Install low flow (2.2 glas/minute) aerators on bathroom and kitchen faucets.
  • Run the dishwasher and washing machine only when they are full.
  • Keep a pitcher of drinking water in the refrigerator.

Outdoor Tips

  • Use a broom to clean the driveway.
  • Adjust your sprinklers so that the lawn is watered but not the driveway or the house.
  • When washing the car use biodegradable soap and water from a bucket of hose with a shut-off nozzle.

Common Water Uses

  • Clothes Washing - 133 - 189 liters per load (30-42 gal)
  • Dish Washing (by hand) - 38 liters per meal (8 gal)
  • Dish Washing (dishwasher) - 227 liters per load (49 gal)
  • Showering - 19 - 23 liters per minute (4-5 gal)
  • Showering - (low flow head) - 9.5 liters per minute (2 gal)
  • Washing hands - 8 liters (1.8 gal)
  • Brushing teeth (water running) - 8-15 liters (1.8-3.3 gal)
  • Car washing - 380 liters per car (84 gal)
  • Yard washing - 19-38 liters per minute (4-8 gal)
  • Flushing toilet (Standard) - 22 liters per flush (5 gal)
  • Flushing toilet (water-saver model) - 13 liters per flush (3 gal)
  • Flushing toilet (low consumption model) - 6 liters per flush (1.3 gal)


  • A dripping faucet may waste up to 800 liters (175 gal) of water per week.
  • Check pipe and faucets for leaks.
  • Turn off the water when brushing teeth or shaving.
  • Replace old showerhead with a good quality high efficiency showerhead.
  • Limit showers to five minutes.
  • Check your toilet for leaks by placing dye tablets in the toilet tank and check the bowl for traces of color after 15 minutes.
  • Place a 2 liter plastic bottle filled with water in the toilet tank.
  • Stop using your toilet as a waste basket.

Kitchen and Laundry Tips

  • Install water efficient faucets aerators.
  • Run your dishwasher and washing machines only when they are full.
  • When washing dishes by hand, don't let the water run freely to rinse. Fill up the second side of your sink with rinse water.
  • Keep a pitcher of drinking water in your refrigerator.
  • Typically at least 50% of water consumed by households is used outdoors.
  • Use a broom when cleaning the driveway.
  • Water your lawn no more than every third day.
  • Adjust your sprinklers so the lawn is watered and not the house or the sidewalk.
  • Check your house air-conditioning source seasonally.
<![CDATA[Background History]]>, 15 Dec 2016 1:01:13 -0700In 1963, the Ontario Resources Commission entered into an agreement with DND for the Base Water Pumping Station to supply 2,050 m3/d to the Village of Petawawa. In 1968 a Water Treatment Plant was constructed by DND, a class 3 direct filtration plant.

In 1976, the Ministry of the Environment requested the water quota to the Village of Petawawa be increased to 3,180 m3/d of its 14,500m3/d capacity.  This request initiated several studies into the need for system expansion.

In 1989, the Department of National Defense announced an expansion to Garrison Petawawa and their intent to recall the water quota allocated to the Village of Petawawa.  The Village of Petawawa was then given the option to own and operate the plant and pay for the upgrading needed to provide the additional capacity for their use.

October 30,1992, the contract was awarded for the expansion of the Water Treatment Plant.

The present plant has a rated capacity of 21,500 m3/d and is located on Lot 26, Lake Range, Town of Petawawa on the southern shore of the Ottawa River surrounded by Garrison Petawawa.

<![CDATA[Wastewater Treatment and Collection]]>, 15 Dec 2016 12:35:09 -0700Petawawa's Wastewater Treatment Facility was upgraded in 1998. In keeping with the Town's 'dynamic by nature' outlook, Town officials chose to upgrade the facility to a full secondary treatment process. This newly upgraded plant would include primary treatment, secondary treatment, Sequencing Batch Reactivator (SBR) technology, UV disinfection, sludge thickening process, as well as a full biosolids utilization program.

The new facility uses cutting edge technology that is completely biological, meaning that no chemicals are used in the treatment process, therefore no chemicals or chemical by-products are passed on to the receiving stream, which in this case is the Ottawa River.

The disinfection process uses Ultraviolet light, which again is a completely environmentally friendly technology.

The facility serves the Town, which includes both CFB Petawawa Town sites, encompassing a population of over 15,000.

The plant is rated at 8730 cubic meters/day, with a peak day flow of 17460 cubic meters/day. Presently, the facility is operating at approximately 5400 cubic meters/day, which gives the Town ample capacity to handle its projected growth and community requirements, with no foreseeable upgrades required until the year 2018.

The Town of Petawawa has contracted the services of the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) to maintain and operate both the Wastewater Facilities as well the Water Treatment Facilities.

OCWA may be reached at:

Town of Petawawa Waste Water Treatment Facility
P.O. Box 128
560 Abbie Lane
Petawawa, Ontario
K8H 2X2
Tel: 613-687-2141
Fax: 613-687-7138

<![CDATA[Anaerobic Sludge Digestion]]>, 15 Dec 2016 12:34:02 -0700Anaerobic sludge digestion is a process typically employed at many wastewater treatment plants to treat (or stabilize), the various primary and secondary sludges produced. Anaerobic sludge digestion also reduces odours and bacteria levels, decreases the amount of solids present in the sludge (and hence hauling costs), and produces energy in the form of methane and carbon dioxide gases which can be utilized as an energy source at the facility.

As the name implies, stabilization of sludges occur in the absence of oxygen.  Digestion occurs in three stages.  In the first stage, complex solid organics, cellulose, proteins, lignins and lipids are broken down by extracellular enzymes into soluble organic fatty acids, alcohols, carbon dioxide and ammonia.  In the second stage, the products of the first stage are converted into various organic acids and alcohols by acid forming microorganisms.  In the third stage, two forms of methane-forming bacteria convert hydrogen and carbon dioxide to methane and acetate to methane and carbon dioxide.

The rate limiting stage (i.e. the stage which is the slowest) controls the process.  This is usually stage three since the methane forming bacteria reproduce very slowly.  These methane bacteria are also very sensitive to environmental factors such as pH, alkalinity, temperature and toxins and, therefore, the control of these factors is very important to control the digestion process.

Anaerobic sludge digestion can involve a conventional standard-rate single stage process; a high rate continuous-flow stirred process or; a two-stage process.

The two stage process (utilized at the Petawawa WPCP) incorporates a first stage (primary) digesters and a second stage (secondary) digesters. Digestion occurs in the primary digester vessel.  Raw sludges are sent to the primary digester where they are mixed and heated usually through circulation lines and by gas mixing equipment.

Digested sludge is then transferred to the secondary digesters. The secondary digester serves four purposes: as a storage vessel for digested solids, as a standby primary tank, as a source for seed, and, as a quiescent basin for supernatant withdrawal.  Sludge from the primary digester is conveyed by gravity to the secondary digester where it settles and stratifies into gas, scum, supernatant and digested sludge layers. Gas is withdrawn from the top of the digesters and can be used as an energy source (or alternatively wasted), and supernatant is decanted to minimize sludge haulage costs.  Digested sludge and scum can be transferred to a storage facility or directly to hauling trucks.

<![CDATA[Secondary Wastewater Treatment]]>, 15 Dec 2016 12:28:16 -0700The objective of Secondary wastewater treatment is to remove the non-settleable solids from the wastewater stream.

Secondary wastewater treatment is accomplished at the Petawawa WPCP by utilizing a Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR) activated sludge process, which incorporates Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR). This treatment method incorporates a proprietary system referred to as ICEAS@ (Intermittent Cycle Extended Aeration System).

Traditional Activated Sludge

The traditional activated sludge process combines biological and physical treatment methods with the objectives of coagulating and removing the nonsettleable solids and stabilizing the organic matter contained in the raw sewage. In general, organic matter (typically measured as Biochemical Oxygen Demand and referred to as substrate or food), and nutrients in the raw sewage are utilized by microorganisms (e.g. bacteria) to grow and reproduce into a settleable cellular mass. The activated sludge process involves the removal of organic matter using suspended biological growth under aerobic conditions (accomplished in a reactor). The term "activated" refers to the microbial mass formed by the process, which serves to stabilize (or consume) the waste.

Note: The removal of organic matter from the waste stream is important since organic matter exerts oxygen demand which would deplete the natural oxygen content of a receiving water.

The biological portion of the process involves the introduction of organic matter (raw sewage) into a reactor which contains microorganisms. This biological slurry is referred to as "mixed liquor". The microbes (e.g.. bacteria) convert the colloidal (i.e. very small) and dissolved organic matter into various gases and cell tissue as described by the following chemical reaction:

<![CDATA[Primary Wastewater Treatment]]>, 15 Dec 2016 12:24:46 -0700The objective of primary wastewater treatment is to remove the readily settleable and floatable solids from the raw wastewater stream.

Primary treatment at the Petawawa WPCP includes chemical addition, screening, grit removal, preaeration, scum removal (skimming) and sedimentation (or primary clarification). The purpose of these processes are outlined below:

Chemical Addition  - To improve settling performance in sedimentation tanks by increasing floc formation.  Also used to precipitate and remove phosphorous and to control odors.

Screening - To remove larger solids which could interfere with other components of the wastewater treatment system.

Grit Removal - To remove discrete granular particles such as sand, cinders, rocks and other substances which could interfere with other components of the wastewater treatment system.

Pre-aeration - To provide a more uniform distribution of suspended and floating solids to sedimentation facilities and to a lesser extent to provide grease separation, odour control, and increase BOD removal rates.

Scum Removal - To remove grease and other floatable materials from the wastewater. Typically carried out in sedimentation tanks.

Sedimentation - To remove flocculent particles and hence remove a portion of the BOD and SS from the wastewater.  This is typically accomplished in sedimentation tanks or clarifiers which allow settleable materials to accumulate at the bottom of the tank and supernatant to overflow into a collection system.  Solids thicken at the bottom and are drawn off for further treatment and disposal.  Supernatant is conveyed to further treatment processes and/or discharged to a receiving water body.

<![CDATA[Plant Capacity]]>, 15 Dec 2016 12:18:51 -0700The incoming flows to a Water Pollution Control Plant fluctuate throughout any given day. Higher "base" flows occur in the morning, noon and night when domestic water usage is high, while lower base flows occur in between these peak periods. Groundwater infiltration and direct inflows (I/I) into the collection system (i.e. extraneous flows) also contribute to the overall sewage flow received by a treatment plant.

The average day flow represents the total quantity of sewage received by the Water Pollution Control Plant over the course of a year divided by the number of days in a year. The peak day flow represents the highest volume of sewage received over a given 24 hour day period.

The Petawawa WPCP has been designed to accommodate an average day flow of 8,730 cubic metres per day (2:1 peaking factor). These flows are based on a 20 year design period which takes into account population growth within the community as well as CFB Petawawa requirements.

Sewage flows also tend to fluctuate over the course a year (i.e. seasonal variations). For example, flows during the spring thaw are usually much higher than during other time periods of the year due to higher infiltration and direct inflows into the collection system. The magnitude of these flows largely depend on the condition of the collection system, surrounding soil, groundwater table and direct connections ( e.g. roof drains, weeping tiles, etc.).

A maximum day design flow usually accounts for very high 1/1 flows which typically occur during the spring thaw. The maximum day flow allows for very high I/I rates occurring concurrent with the maximum 24 hour domestic flows. This flow is intended to represent "worst case" conditions and the design of hydraulic devices and controls in a plant is usually based on maximum day flows. However, the treatment process is not normally designed to handle such high flows and must be by-passed.

Based on the Operating Certificate of Approval (C of A), the Petawawa WPCP is "approved" to treat sewage at an average daily flow of 8,730 cubic metres per day and a peak daily flow of 17,460 cubic metres per day. The plant is not permitted to accept flows in excess of 17,460 cubic metres per day, and any flows larger should be by-passed.

<![CDATA[Environmental Compliance]]>, 15 Dec 2016 12:14:09 -0700General

In Ontario, sewage systems are approved either under the Ontario Water Resources Act (OWRA) or under the Environmental Protection Act (EPA). In general, a sewage system which discharges treated effluent to a surface water requires approval under Section 53 of the OWRA (formerly Section 24).

The Ministry of the Environment's (MOE's) legislative authority to manage the quality of Ontario's water resources is provided under the Act and includes specifying sewage treatment works effluent requirements which are typically presented in the form of a Certificate of Approval (a legal instrument).

The purpose of issuing a Certificate of Approval (C of A) for sewage treatment system is to ensure adequate protection of Ontario's surface waters.  Effluent limits are incorporated into the Certificate of Approval to ensure minimal impact to the receiving stream.

Effluent Quality

The Petawawa WPCP is operated under C of A #1276-5YFSZH, issued on June 24, 2006. Conditions placed in this C of A address a number of issues associated with the operation and maintenance of the Petawawa WPCP and also specify effluent "requirements" and "objectives" along with sampling requirements. Table 1 presents a summary of the effluent requirements and objectives specified in the C of A.

Table 1: Certificate of Approval Effluent Requirements/Objectives

Parameter Effluent Requirements Effluent Objectives
CBOD5 25.0 218 15.0 131
Suspended Solids 25.0 218 15.0 131
Total Ammonia 5.0 43.5 <5.0 <43.5
Total Phosphorous 1.0 8.7 1 8.7
pH 6.0-9.5 units - - -
Escherichia Coli
200 organisms/100mL

The effluent "requirements" represent the concentrations which indicate noncompliance. The effluent "objectives"are intended as target concentrations which should be set as goals to be achieved under most operating conditions.

Noncompliance with the C of A occurs if:

  1. the annual average BOD5 or SS concentrations (i.e. 12 consecutive months of all samples take) exceeds the effluent "requirement".
  2. the daily concentration of total ammonia (i.e. Ammonia-Nitrogen + Ammonium-Nitrogen) for any composite sample taken exceeds the effluent "requirement".
  3. the monthly average Total Phosphorous concentration of all samples taken during a calendar month exceeds the effluent "requirement".
  4. any annual average BOD5, SS or Total P loading (i.e.12 consecutive months of all samples taken) exceeds the effluent "requirement".
  5. any daily concentration of Total Ammonia multiplied by the average daily flow over the seasonal period the sample was taken exceeds the effluent "requirement".
  6. the pH is outside the 6.0 to 9.5 range.

Also set out in the C of A are the minimum requirements for determining effluent quality. These sampling requirements are presented in the next table.



Type of Sample Min. Frequency
CBOD5 Raw/Final Composite Monthly
SS Raw/Final Composite Monthly
Free Ammonia Nitrogen Raw Grab Monthly
Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen (TKN) Raw Composite Monthly
Total Ammonia Final Composite 3 times/week
Total P Raw/Final Composite 3 times/week
pH Final Grab 3 times/week
Alkalinity Final Composite 3 times/week
Temp. Final Grab 3 times/week
<![CDATA[History]]>, 15 Dec 2016 12:09:43 -0700The original WPCP was constructed in 1960 by the Department of National Defense (DND) to service CFB Petawawa. The plant was a primary wastewater treatment plant with an average design flow of 7,700 cubic metres per day. The plant was re-rated to 4,500 cubic metres per day when phosphorous removal facilities were added.

In 1970, an agreement was made between the Ontario Water Resources Commission (now the MOE) and DND to accept Village of Petawawa sewage at the plant.

The Village's sanitary sewage system was constructed in 1974-75 as an extension to those properties belonging to  CFB. Components added to the system included a major trunk sewer, two sub area pumping stations and various gravity collector sewers.

In 1978, at the request of the Village, the MOE (now Ontario Clean Water Agency) agreed to operate the plant and sanitary collection system.

From 1981 to 1986, various plant modifications and improvements were made to the existing primary treatment plant. This included enhanced gas mixing and collection, upgrades to influent screening, grit removal, a new chlorine contact chamber, upgraded chemical dosing facilities for phosphorous removal, new sludge pumping equipment and improvements to existing buildings. DND contributed 75% to the cost of the project.

In 1988, the Government of Canada announced its intention to close some military bases across Canada and transfer personnel from London, Ontario to CFB Petawawa.

The MOE advised the Village of Petawawa in 1988 that sewage flows were exceeding the plant capacity and that unless steps were taken to alleviate the flows, no further development should take place in Petawawa.

In 1989, the Village of Petawawa retained JL Richards & Associates Limited to assess the plant capacity and, if feasible, to request approval to the MOE to re-rate the plant capacity from 4,500 cubic metres per day to 5,600 cubic metres per day. In January 1989 an application to re-rate the plant was submitted to the MOE.

In November 1989, the DND proposed that the Village assume of ownership of the plant and that DND would share in the cost of upgrading and expanding the plant.

In 1990, the Village of Petawawa retained Janota Patrick Engineering Consultants to provide engineering services for upgrading of the Village Waterworks. In 1991, the Village requested Janota Patrick to extend its services to include the upgrading of the Village's sewage works including expansion of the Water Pollution Control Plant. To assist with the transfer of the water pollution control plant from DND to the Village, Janota Patrick carried out a study which reported on the following:

  • the anticipated population growth in the Petawawa area.
  • the requirements to upgrade and expand the plant to accommodate the projected growth.
  • the sharing of costs between the Village and DND to fund the proposed plant expansion.

A plant scale pilot project was undertaken in February 1991 for a period of 30 days to determine the plant's treatment performance at twice the normal flow. This was done by taking half of the plant out of operation.

In June 1991, approval was given by the MOE to re-rate the existing plant to 5,610 m3/day. This approval was given subject to the Village providing the MOE with a written commitment to proceed with the enlargement of the existing plant, including secondary treatment.

In August 1991, Council of the Village of Petawawa passed a resolution authorizing Janota Patrick Engineering Consultants along with JL Richards & Associates Limited to proceed with a Class Environmental Assessment Study to expand and upgrade the WPCP. This Class EA was initiated to expand hydraulic and organic loading capacity of the plant through the addition of secondary treatment and to address odour complaints through improvements to sludge handling facilities.

In October 1995 the EAR for the Class EA was placed on public record for a 30 day review period.

In 1996, detailed design of the WPCP expansion was undertaken by Janota Patrick & Associates Limited. and JL Richards & Associates Limited. Construction of the facilities was carried out in 1997/98 and the expanded plant was commissioned in 1998.

<![CDATA[PCC Arena]]>, 09 Dec 2016 2:23:10 -0700Photo of Civic CentreThe Petawawa Civic Centre Arena is always buzzing with activity. The home to many hockey and skating clubs, the Civic Centre boasts a 614 capacity spectator seating gallery complete with fold-down seating, six dressing rooms to accommodate your tournament needs, a large spacious lobby complete with concession services and meeting rooms to meet your executive and programming needs.

Call 613-687-5678 or email for more information.

<![CDATA[Events]]>, 28 Nov 2016 1:19:18 -0700<![CDATA[Kidde Smoke Alarm RECALL]]>, 24 Nov 2016 12:46:53 -0700The Town of Petawawa Fire Department is notifying residents of a recall involving the Kidde NightHaek talking combo smoke/CO Alarm.  The recall involves models KN-COSM-IBCA and KN-COSM-ICA.  The department is aware of existing units in the Nuthatch subdivision in Petawawa.  Please see below for full details.

<![CDATA[Waste Collection]]>, 17 Nov 2016 7:18:42 -0700<![CDATA[Asset Management]]>, 02 Nov 2016 10:34:52 -0700
  • Infrastructure Canada – Federal Gas Tax Fund Agreement
  • Minimum Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways, Regulation 239/02
  • Town of Petawawa Asset Management Plan completed by Watson & Associates Economists Ltd – 2013 December 9th.
  • Town of Petawawa Infrastructure Study Update completed by Jp2g Consultants Inc – 2013 April 15th.
  • Town of Petawawa Infrastructure Study Update - Appendix
  •        2016 Capital Projects - see attached file

    <![CDATA[NEW Parks and Recreation Services Fee Schedule]]>, 13 Oct 2016 11:11:13 -0700A new Parks & Recreation services fee schedule has been approved, effective October 1st, 2016.  CLICK HERE

    <![CDATA[Ottawa Valley Recreation Trail Open House]]>, 11 Oct 2016 6:53:32 -0700The County of Renfrew has recently leased and is in the process of acquiring the Ottawa Valley Recreation Trail formerly known as the Canadian Pacific (CP) rail. They are now at the stage where they will be holding public open houses to inform and seek input from the public on the proposed future use of the corridor.

    The County invites members of Council, staff and municipal residents to attend the Petawawa open house on Thursday October 27th at the Town Hall.

    <![CDATA[News]]>, 11 Oct 2016 6:37:34 -0700<![CDATA[Boat Launches]]>, 26 Sep 2016 11:46:42 -0700The Town of Petawawa operates two municipal boat launches located on each of the Petawawa and Ottawa rivers. The Petawawa River boat launch is located in Black Bay on Rantz Rd. and the Ottawa River launch is located at the Petawawa Point Park. The launch facilities will accommodate small motorized craft as well as canoes, kayaks, etc. For locations, please see the Park Map below.

    <![CDATA[Petawawa Point]]>, 26 Sep 2016 11:45:10 -0700Petawawa Point, located at the junction of the Petawawa and Ottawa rivers, is Petawawa's premiere waterfront park. Sandy beaches, stunning vistas, a free boat launch and canoe/kayak/stand up paddle board rentals are all available at "the Point" during the summer season. Open for use from mid June (weekends only) andthen from the beginning of July  to the beginning of September (seven days a week). For summer questions and details call Petawawa Point at 613-687-2303.

    The boat launch is a concrete launch fitting for small craft launching and comes complete with docking slips to ease your put-in and take-out needs.

    Please note: Petawawa Point is a unsupervised beach - there are no lifeguards on duty.

    <![CDATA[Splash Pad]]>, 26 Sep 2016 11:36:46 -0700Photo of SplashpadThe Splash Pad is open June-September, 7 days a week 9am-8pm.

    Please read and understand the Splash Pad's Rules of Use before using it.

    <![CDATA[Civic Centre Park]]>, 26 Sep 2016 11:30:47 -0700The Petawawa Civic Centre, centrally located within the Town of Petawawa, is known as the heart of the sporting community. The Civic Centre offers three slo-pitch diamonds, three soccer fields, Civitan Playland, a bike park/pump track, splash pad, mini-putt, concession facility including outdoor bar/patio, batting cages and much more. 

    Civic Centre Park is open dawn until 11pm

    Mini Putt opens the Victoria Day long weekend in May and closes the third weekend in September.

    Hours of Operation:

    May-June and Sept 
    6-9pm Mon-Fri
    11am-9pm Sat. & Sun

    July-Aug. open daily 11am- 9pm

    <![CDATA[Sports Fields]]>, 26 Sep 2016 11:27:15 -0700Civic Centre Park

    Civic Centre Park is our communities central sports hub location. Home to 2 - multi-purpose fields (soccer, football, rugby), 2 - soccer fields, 3 - baseball fields, 1 - 400m gravel six lane track. Civic Centre Park also includes onsite washrooms, canteen services and sufficient parking for tournaments and events.

    Offsite Fields

    Petawawa has 2 baseball fields offsite from the Civic Centre Park. Indian Diamond (single diamond) is located at 1064 Victoria St and Kiddyland Park Diamond (single diamond) is located at 11 Norman St, this faciltiy also has washroom facilities on-site.

    For more information or to book these facilities please contact:

    Mark Reinert

    613-687-5678 ex. 2108

    <![CDATA[New Resident Info]]>, 23 Aug 2016 9:44:45 -0700The town has put together some useful information for new residents.

    Waste Collection

    Call for missed pick up or any other questions regarding waste management.

    Miller Waste Systems
    Phone: 613-735-6925

    Town Office
    Phone: 613-687-5536


    Hydro One






    Residents on Town Water and/or Sewer – the cost for this is included in your annual tax bill.
    No separate billing occurs for this.


    Bell Canada
    Phone: 310-BELL

    Phone: 1-800-267-9000

    Phone: 613-638-7873

    Phone: 613-775-9996

    Phone: 1-800-704-4269

    Phone: 1-866-485-4156

    Pet Tags

    October 1st to December 31st January 1st
    Dogs (sterilized)
    Dogs (intact)
    Cats (sterilized)
    Cats (intact)

    Click here for more information.

    Fire Permits

    A permit from the Town of Petawawa is required for all burning.

    Recreational Fire Permit $20 annual fee.

    Click here for more information.

    Building Permits

    Building Permits are required for many improvements to your home and property.

    Click here for more information.

    Pool Permits

    A permit is required for any pool that holds more than 18 inches of water. Fencing regulations apply.

    Click here for more information.


    There is a by-law regulating fences in Petawawa.

    Click here for more information.


    Before digging you must call for locates to determine any underground infrastructure. 

    <![CDATA[Profile]]>, 09 Aug 2016 12:21:25 -0700The Town of Petawawa is the largest community in Renfrew County with a population of 16,000. The Town enjoys a unique partnership with Garrison Petawawa to provide a family-oriented and sports-enthusiast centered setting along the Ottawa River. Here you will find quality housing at affordable prices and an abundance of products, services and skilled labor that you would have expected only from a much larger community.

    As a commercial developer you will find a wide selection of serviced and non-serviced residential, commercial and industrial land available for building homes and establishing business ventures.  Our public utilities are state of the art and well maintained. Clean water, excellent roads, reliable power and motivated/educated employees are the norm in Petawawa.

    Only five minutes from the centre of town is a modern, fully equipped airport. With a paved 5,000 foot runway, it is used by both private recreational aircraft as well as corporate jets 24 hours a day, all year round.

    Petawawa boasts a quality of life that is second to none, with state of the art recreational facilities, modern infrastructure and growing commercial and industrial sectors. The Town is rich in culture and heritage, abounds with scenic nature, and is steeped with a deep sense of community pride. Come and visit us, and see just how we are Dynamic by Nature.

    With neighbourly regards,

    Cyndy Phillips McCann
    Economic Development Officer

    <![CDATA[Animal Tags]]>, 03 Aug 2016 7:18:10 -0700Residents are reminded that all dogs and cats residing in the Town of Petawawa shall be licenced and registered with the Town.

    Licences and tags may be obtained Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, at the Town office.  For further information regarding pet licenses contact the Animal Control Officer by calling 613-687-5536 or 613-639-0211.  

    • Proof of rabies vaccination is required at the time of registration and tagging.
    • Landlords are requested to notify all tenants.

    Fees: Animals registered and tagged between

    October 1st to December 31st January 1st
    Dogs (sterilized)
    Dogs (intact)
    Cats (sterilized)
    Cats (intact)

    Newly obtained dogs and cats or animals relocating to the Town from other areas will be subject to the lower cost provided they are registered and tagged within 30 days of residency.

    Anyone not purchasing a tag may be charged and fined under By-law 174-01

    <![CDATA[Town Hall]]>, 27 Jun 2016 6:11:05 -0700Town of Petawawa
    1111 Victoria Street
    Petawawa, ON
    K8H 2E6
    Phone: 613-687-5536
    Fax: 613-687-5973

    The Municipal Office is open from Monday to Friday.
    8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

    The office is closed on all holidays.

    <![CDATA[Fire Prevention]]>, 20 Jun 2016 6:12:07 -0700Our Fire Prevention Branch seeks to prevent fires through an aggressive fire prevention program that minimizes fire risk through public education and enforcement. As we continue to grow as a community, the role of prevention becomes increasingly important to ensure a safe environment for the businesses and citizens of this community.

    <![CDATA[Special Council Meeting]]>, 19 May 2016 8:29:27 -0700A special meeting of Council will take place on Tuesday, May 24th at 6:30 pm to adopt By-law 1047/16 authorizing a development agreement with Petawawa Housing Corporation. 

    This meeting will be followed by the regular meeting of Council-in-Committee.

    <![CDATA[Contact]]>, 16 May 2016 11:05:10 -0700

    Town Office

    1111 Victoria Street
    Petawawa, ON
    K8H 2E6

    Phone: 613-687-5536
    Fax: 613-687-5973

    The Municipal Office is open from Monday to Friday, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

    The office is closed on all holidays.

    <![CDATA[Contacts]]>, 28 Apr 2016 4:07:09 -0700

    Director of Public Works
    David Unrau
    Phone: 613-687-5536 ext. 2018 

    Lead Hand
    Peter Lapointe
    Phone: 613-687-5536 ext. 2302

    Public Works Supervisor
    Tom Renaud 
    Phone: 613-687-5536 ext. 2301

    <![CDATA[Outdoor Fires]]>, 22 Apr 2016 8:28:38 -0700
  • Outdoor fires are restricted without authorization.
  • All outdoor fires (recreational: fire pits, campfires, appliances or open air burning) are regulated and subject to permit.
  • See the documents below for full details and the required application for an outdoor fire.
  • ]]>
    <![CDATA[Council]]>, 20 Apr 2016 6:21:13 -0700The Petawawa Town Council consists of the mayor and 6 councillors.

    Councillors are elected and serve 4 year terms.

    <![CDATA[By-Laws]]>, 19 Apr 2016 7:01:36 -0700<![CDATA[Booking & Registration]]>, 12 Apr 2016 8:21:49 -0700Program Registration

    To register for one of our programs, fill out the program registration form below.

    Colin Coyle, Program Coordinator
    Phone: 613-687-5678 ext 2102

    Facility and Sports Field Bookings

    To book your facility time, please contact:

    Mark Reinert, Parks and Recreation Facilities Manager
    Phone: 613-687-5678 ext 2108

    <![CDATA[2016 Assessment Update]]>, 08 Apr 2016 8:34:55 -0700The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is responsible for assessing and classifying more than five million properties in Ontario in compliance with the Assessment Act and regulations set by the Government of Ontario.

    In 2016, MPAC will update the assessed values of more than five million properties in Ontario based on a legislated valuation date of January 1, 2016.

    <![CDATA[Concussion Policy]]>, 22 Mar 2016 9:07:26 -0700The Town of Petawawa is committed to safety in sports. The Ministries of Education, Health and Long Term Care and Tourism, Culture and Sport are working together to increase awareness of head injury prevention.

    The Town of Petawawa Parks and Recreation Department has developed a concussion policy to provide concussion awareness to all individuals and organizations involved in Town of Petawawa recreation programming and the use of Town of Petawawa recreational facilities throughout the municipality.

    <![CDATA[Current Notices Under the Planning Act]]>, 22 Mar 2016 6:25:29 -0700<![CDATA[Portable Stage]]>, 15 Mar 2016 9:39:50 -0700<![CDATA[2015 Minutes]]>, 23 Feb 2016 11:03:09 -0700<![CDATA[Tenders and RFPs]]>, 17 Feb 2016 12:09:34 -0700Here you'll find the town's open tenders and requests for proposals.

    <![CDATA[Religion]]>, 10 Feb 2016 9:10:40 -0700Petawawa is proud of its multi-denominational community of worship. We extend an invitation to all to participate in our flourishing spiritual community, which reflects the vibrancy of our town.


    All Saints Anglican Church
    Sunday Worship 11:15am,
    Children's Program, Fellowship Groups, Bible Study

    Rev. Cathy Davis
    1173 Victoria St.
    Petawawa, ON K8H 2E6
    Phone: 613-687-2218

    Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church
    Rev. Bill Stanfel
    516 Airport Road (Corner of Doran and County Rd 26) 
    Pembroke, ON K8A 6W7
    Phone: 613-687-6971

    Petawawa Presbyterian Church
    Rev Kim
    24 Ethel St.
    Petawawa, ON K8H 2C1
    Phone: 613-687-4052 

    St John's Lutheran Church
    Rev Dr. Beverley A. Nitschke
    605 Black Bay Road
    Petawawa, ON K8H 2W8
    Phone: 613-687-6187

    Emmanuel Lighthouse United Pentecostal Church
    Pastor Abbott
    1787 Petawawa Blvd.
    Pembroke, ON K8A 7H7
    Phone: 613-735-6955

    New Life Community Church
    Rev Eric Strachan
    2777 Petawawa Blvd.
    Petawawa, ON K8H 1Y2
    Phone: 613-687-1804

    Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints
    Civic Centre Rd. and Laurentian Dr.
    Phone: 613-687-2237

    Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witness
    36 Springhill Cres.
    Phone: 613-735-7154

    St. Francis of Assissi Church
    9 Festubert Blvd, Garrison
    Petawawa, ON K8H 1C7
    Phone: 613-687-5511 ext. 5434

    St. George's Chapel
    CFB Petawawa
    40 Arras Street,
    Garrison Petawawa, ON K8H 1C7
    Phone: 613-687-5511 ext. 5434

    Pine Ridge Family Church
    27 Brumm Road
    Pembroke, ON K8A 7G6
    Phone: 613-735-1241 

    Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church
    11 Mohns Ave
    Petawawa, ON K8H 2B5
    Phone: 613-687-4764

    <![CDATA[Consent Applications]]>, 10 Feb 2016 8:50:55 -0700A consent or land severance is the authorized separation of a piece of land to form a new lot or a new parcel of land. The Town of Petawawa sets out the policies regarding land division.

    A consent is required, if you want to sell, mortgage, charge or enter into any agreement (of at least 21 years) for a portion of your land. If the two parts are split already, by a road or railway for example, consent is not needed. In addition to the division of land, rights-of-way, easements and any change to your existing property boundaries also require land severance approval.

    If several severances are intended in the same area, a plan of subdivision may be more appropriate.

    <![CDATA[The Committee of Adjustment]]>, 10 Feb 2016 8:01:25 -0700The Committee of Adjustment is an independent body consisting of three members of Council and a Secretary Treasurer. The Committee is granted authority by the Province of Ontario to grant relief from the provisions of the Town’s Zoning By-law. The application heard by the Committee of Adjustment is a Minor Variance Application.

    A minor variance can be described as a special privilege used to reduce the inflexibility of the zoning by-law and as such requires public notification and a hearing.

    Applications can be submitted to the Secretary Treasure of the Committee of Adjustment at the Town Hall.

    <![CDATA[Plans of Subdivision]]>, 10 Feb 2016 7:57:45 -0700The approval process for a plan of subdivision is governed by the Planning Act and the County of Renfrew is the final approval authority for all subdivision applications within the Town of Petawawa. The approval process ensures that the subject land is suitable for the development of a subdivision and that the proposal conforms to the Official Plan and the Zoning By-law as well as pertinent provincial legislation and policies.

    <![CDATA[Energy Management]]>, 09 Feb 2016 8:53:11 -0700The Town of Petawawa is dedicated to finding new ways to conserve energy and help reduce our electricity and fossil fuel related emissions. Through our successful Energy Management Program and Facility Management the Town continues to monitor energy uses and identify cost-effective ways to conserve.

    Green Energy Act, 2009 - Regulation 397/11

    Corporate Energy Management Plan - June 2014 -  Council resolution of the Corporate Energy Management Plan

    Projects / Initiatives

    2015 - Street Lighting conversion to LED – scheduled to be complete in November 2015

    <![CDATA[Implementation Workshop for Age Friendly Community ]]>, 11 Jan 2016 12:06:58 -0700PETAWAWA AGE-FRIENDLY COMMUNITY PLAN

    You are invited to an:
          Implementation Planning Session

    Thursday, January 28th

    9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

    Petawawa Civic Centre – upstairs hall

    16 Civic Centre Rd.

    A working lunch will be served.

    Registration is required.  To view the full invitation and register to attend the workshop, click here.

    <![CDATA[Forms and Applications]]>, 11 Jan 2016 9:20:55 -0700Here you'll find forms and applications for businesses.

    <![CDATA[2015 Meeting Minutes]]>, 06 Jan 2016 7:27:41 -0700Select a document from the list below to view a council meeting's minutes.

    <![CDATA[Toboganning]]>, 30 Dec 2015 2:40:15 -0700The Town of Petawawa’s Official Tobogganing Hill is located to the left of the Centennial Park trailhead entrance at 1111 Victoria St. (beside Fire Hall) in the signed designated area.

    Parental supervision and helmets are strongly recommended.

    Please note: The Centennial Park Hill (directly behind the Municipal Office/ above the Evergreen Stage) is NOT a designated tobogganing area. This hill includes trees, gardens, stone walkway and other potential hazards that create unsafe conditions for tobogganing in this location.

    Check the Toboggan Hill Outdoor Notices section for the latest information on the status of the hill.

    <![CDATA[Skating]]>, 30 Dec 2015 12:17:29 -0700The Petawawa Civic Centre offers FREE senior/family skate Wednesday and Friday from 11:45 am to 12:45 pm as well as a Public Skate every Sunday from 1:00 to 2:30 pm.

    The cost of the Sunday Public Skate is $2.50 per adult and $1.75 for youth.

    The Petawawa Outdoor rink is located at 966 B Pineridge Crescent (behind the OPP Station) - The outdoor rink is open seasonly and is weather dependant.  Make sure to check Outdoor Notices to ensure the facility is open.

    <![CDATA[2015 Meeting Agendas]]>, 14 Dec 2015 7:13:02 -0700Select a document from the list below to view a council meeting's agenda.

    <![CDATA[Youth Dance]]>, 04 Dec 2015 12:11:35 -0700Under 13 - Chaparoned. 6 PM to 9 PM
    Civic Centre, Upstairs Hall

    Admission is $5

    <![CDATA[Hell or High Water]]>, 04 Dec 2015 7:35:15 -0700<![CDATA[Snowshoeing]]>, 04 Dec 2015 7:32:41 -0700There are plenty of opportunities to snowshoe throughout town.

    The Petawawa Library has free snowshoe, binoculars and GPS rentals available but supply is limited. Jubilee Lodge has inexpensive snowshoe rentals as well as groomed trails right outside the doors.

    The Petawawa Terrace trails are compact groomed and are available for cross country skiing and snowshoeing.

    You can also head west on highway 17 and search and explore the trails at the Petawawa Research Forest, or change directions and head east to Forest Lea Trails where snowshoe trails are available.

    Weather and temperatures can make drastic changes in the middle of winter so always make sure to take all the necessary precautions to stay safe. Hats, gloves scarves and other accessories help to keep your extremities warm and avoid frostbite. Dress in layers to prevent sweating and overheating as well as to add additional insulation when needed.

    Make sure to let others know where you are going and when you plan to return as that snowshoe trail can quickly disappear with a heavy snowfall.

    <![CDATA[Mobile Apps]]>, 04 Dec 2015 5:56:28 -0700Petawawa Mobile App Store

    The Town of Petawawa develops mobile applications to better serve residents and visitors. The apps are available for FREE on the App Store for iOS devices and on Google Play for Android users.

    Guide To Outside App IconGuide To Outside

    Petawawa's Guide To Outside allows you to take advantage of everything that the area has to offer. Find hiking, cycling, skiing and snowshoe trails, paddling, SUP and rafting put-ins, golf courses, beaches, campgrounds and all of the other activities in the surrounding area. Enjoy fishing for bass, pike, trout and other species on miles of open water, or head to the area's other attractions such as the heritage village, ski hills, waterslide park and ziplines.

    App Store Badge Google Pla Badge


    Petawawa App IconPetawawa

    The Petawawa app provides residents and visitors alike with quick access to information about the town. Download the app and stay up to date with the latest news, weather and events going on in the Town of Petawawa.

    App Store Icon Google Play Store Icon


    Contact the developer, Whitewater Creative, for any issues, feedback or general questions regarding the apps.


    <![CDATA[Meeting Agendas]]>, 03 Dec 2015 1:03:29 -0700View and download meeting agendas from past council meetings.

    <![CDATA[Economic Profile]]>, 02 Dec 2015 3:22:12 -0700<![CDATA[Ottawa Valley Tourist Association]]>, 02 Dec 2015 11:14:33 -0700<![CDATA[Acquatic Opportunities]]>, 02 Dec 2015 11:13:30 -0700<![CDATA[Petawawa Public Library]]>, 02 Dec 2015 11:13:00 -0700<![CDATA[Pembroke & Area Airport Commission]]>, 02 Dec 2015 11:11:59 -0700<![CDATA[Police Services Board]]>, 02 Dec 2015 11:11:26 -0700<![CDATA[Heritage Village]]>, 02 Dec 2015 9:45:54 -0700Petawawa Heritage Village is a pioneer life museum and is home to original and replica buildings on 5 acres. Petawawa Heritage Village tells the story of rural communities in the former township of Bucannon & Wyllie as well as Petawawa from 1880 to 1920 and the founding and development of the Town of Petawawa 1865. Owned and operated by the not-for-profit charity known as the Petawawa Heritage Society, the pioneer village is a must see for anyone living in or visiting the area.

    Hours:   mid May to October    *See website for full details

    Ann McIntyre
    Phone: 613-687-5054
    Fax: 613-687-6746 
    Email: rmcintyre19@cogeco

    <![CDATA[Fishing]]>, 02 Dec 2015 9:40:42 -0700Petawawa has two great rivers to fish from. Both the Petawawa and Ottawa Rivers hold numerous species of game fish.

    Species include Walleye; known by locals as pickerel, sauger, northern pike, muskellunge, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, rock bass, yellow perch, channel catfish, brown bullhead, long nose gar, bluegill, pumpkinseed, black crappie, common carp, red horse sucker, common ling, mooneye, lake sturgeon, and fresh water drum.

    Lemke Lake, located at Doran road and Highway 17 is a favorite for families. The Ministry of Natural Recourses annually stocks speckled trout in Lemke Lake as a put and take lake. It is easily accessible and there is plenty of parking available. Algonquin Park has over 1,500 lakes and 1,200 kilometers of streams and has 54 different recorded species of fish in the Park. In addition, Algonquin Park is home to some of the finest Brook Trout and Lake Trout fishing in the world! Anglers typically target walleye as the number one fish for table fare, musky and pike for their fighting abilities and bass for tournament anglers.

    Most species can be securely caught and landed using medium weight rods in the 6’6 range with line strength at 8-10 pounds. If anglers are looking to catch and release make sure to use a net to return fish unharmed.

    Abundant municipal and provincial lands are available and accessible for bank fishing throughout Petawawa. Ensure proper footwear is worn as river banks can pose common dangers and shouldn’t be taken lightly. Don’t forget your appropriate fishing license and pick up a copy of the Ontario provincial regulations on fishing as many species mentioned above have season and slot limits.

    For more information on fishing in Petawawa, please call the Petawawa Parks and Recreation Department at 613-687-5678 or visit the Ontario MNR at

    Launching Your Canoe & Kayak

    Launch your canoe or kayak from one of many locations in Petawawa which will open up the opportunities to make sure you don’t go home with the story of the one that got away.

    Petawawa Point (MAP #1)
    N 45.54.583 W 077.15.046

    Radtke Rd (MAP #3)
    N 45.52.082
    W 077.12.147

    Rantz Rd (INSET)
    N 45.52.432
    W 077.21.611

    Lemke Lake (MAP)
    N 45.50.057
    W 077.14.930

    Jubilee Lodge & Marina (MAP #13)
    N 45.55.236
    W 077.16.236

    Goltz Lake - Sylvan Drive (MAP)
    N 45.51.058
    W 077.16.187

    Shoreline Fishing

    There are plenty of places to throw a line in the water from the shoreline and have a great catch.

    Petawawa River - Tall Pines Rd (MAP #6)
    N 45.54.404
    W 077.15.481

    Petawawa/Ottawa River – Islandview Drive (MAP #1)
    N 45.54.580 
    W 077.15.041

    Petawawa River - Centennial Park (MAP #5)
    N 45.54.187 
    W 077.16.696

    SAFETY – When boating always make sure to wear your PFD and have all safety equipment with you at all times. Use caution and abide by all boating regulations. Don’t Drink and Boat!

    <![CDATA[Hotels and Motels]]>, 02 Dec 2015 9:40:01 -0700

    Petawawa Quality Inn
    3119B Petawawa Blvd
    Petawawa, Ontario K8H 1X9
    Phone: 613-687-2855

    Petawawa River Inn and Suites
    3520 Petawawa Blvd
    Petawawa, Ontario K8H 1W9
    Phone: 613-687-4686

    Time Travelers Motel
    1727 Petawawa Blvd
    Petawawa, Ontario K8A 7H7
    Phone: 613-732-1949

    <![CDATA[Resorts]]>, 02 Dec 2015 9:39:23 -0700

    Pine Ridge Park and Resort
    419 River Dr
    Pembroke, Ontario K8A 6W7
    Phone: 613-732-9891

    River's Edge Cottage
    368 Rantz Rd
    Pembroke, Ontario K8H 2W8
    Phone: 613-687-2736
    <![CDATA[Campgrounds]]>, 02 Dec 2015 9:38:42 -0700Most people have those great memories growing up of pitching a tent or camping under the stars, roasting marshmallows or breathing fresh air and swimming in fresh lakes. Whether you want to relive those  childhood memories, continue your memory from your camping trip last weekend or want to create those first time memories for you and your family, Petawawa is going to be the place you want to visit.

    Petawawa is the gateway into the east gate of world renowned Algonquin Provincial Park. You can drive in for the weekend or go canoe camping for a week in the interior. Experience nature and wildlife at its best, make sure to bring a camera to catch those forever moments.

    There is always an opportunity to be a little more wild. There are several opportunities to experience the back country. Get your paddle in your hand and head deep into Algonquin Park or paddle to the other side of the Ottawa River and experience the Dumoine River, from tame flatwater trips to full on whitewater excursions. There are  several outfitters and guides in the area to help you set up a shuttle or guide a fully planned trip for you and your family or a bunch of friends on a weekend away.

    For those of you who want to try something new and a little different, sections of Algonquin Park are open year Round. Experience camping through a new fresh pair of eyes. The park takes on a whole new beauty and the great part is no mosquitoes and the bears are hibernating so there are a few perks to get you wanting to try camping when there’s a little snow on the ground.

    SAFETY – No matter how long or short your trip is always tell someone where you are going and the details. Make sure to pack enough food and water. And don’t forget whatever you bring in make sure to bring it back out – Leave No Trace!


    No need to go very far! Pine Ridge and Black Bear are campgrounds located right in the Town of Petawawa. Close to all amenities and the Ottawa River, have the best of both worlds right at your finger tips.

    Pine Ridge Park (MAP #3)
    N 45.52.026
    W 077.12.215

    Black Bear Campground (MAP #13) 
    (located on CFB Petawawa)
    N 45.55.350
    W 077.17.35


    Looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city lights? You have your choice of Provincial Parks to choose from. You can pack your canoe and get in touch with the wilderness of Algonquin Park, canoe the route of Champlain in Driftwood Park or explore the routes of the fur traders in Bonnechere Park. The possibilities are endless for you to experience the outdoors and wilderness first hand.

    Algonquin Provincial Park East Gate (MAP #14)
    Entrance to Park – Barron Canyon Road
    N 45.51.286
    W 077.32.715

    Driftwood Provincial (MAP)
    N 46.179.58
    W 077.84.221

    Bonnechere Provincial Park (MAP)
    N 45.65.759
    W 077.58.026


    Algonquin Bound
    Phone: 613-735-1900

    Day on the Bay Fishing
    Phone: 613-334-1955

    Warrens Warren
    Phone: 613-312-9422

    <![CDATA[Petawawa Military Museums]]>, 02 Dec 2015 9:35:12 -0700Looking for a fun family activity or just something to do on a rainy day? Come visit the Garrison Petawawa Military Museums and learn about Petawawa's contribution to Canada's Armed Forces!

    Garrison Petawawa Military Museums
    63 Colborne RD, Garrison Petawawa, P.O. Box 9999 Stn. Main,
    Petawawa, ON K8H 2X3
    Phone: 613-588-6238

    Open Daily:
    Monday - Sunday, 11am - 4pm. 

    <![CDATA[Golf]]>, 02 Dec 2015 9:34:48 -0700Golf enthusiasts are spoiled for choice, with a selection of courses that offer enjoyable outings to satisfy all ages and skill levels. CPGA professionally designed courses ensure an effective combination of challenge and reward: rolling tree-lined fairways with magnificent panoramic views of the Ottawa River or Calabogie Lake, bent grass greens, scenic ponds and well placed sand traps.

    Need a bit of practice? Spend some time at the driving range and practice greens. From the early days of spring into the cool, crisp colour of autumn, our friendly service, amply stocked pro shops, cart and club rentals and relaxing licensed clubhouses guarantee a memorable time on the greens.

    Area Golf Courses

    Petawawa Golf Club 
    Phone: 613-687-8294 

    Roanoke Golf Club 
    Phone: 613-735-4444 

    Only a Short Drive Away

    Pembroke Shores Golf Club 
    Phone: 613-732-1665 

    Indian River Golf Course (9 hole) 
    Phone: 613-732-8732

    Island Brae Golf Club (9 hole) 
    Phone: 613-732-9022 

    Oaks of Cobden  (Cobden)
    Phone: 1-800-716-7229 

    Dragonfly Golf Links (Renfrew)
    Phone: 1-888-275-3838 

    Renfrew Golf Club  (Renfrew)
    Phone: 1-888-805-3739 

    Whitetail Golf Club  (Eganville)
    Phone: 1-800-280-2179 

    Calabogie HighlandsGolf Resort (Calabogie)
    Phone: 1-877-224-4653 

    Calabogie Peaks (9 hole) (Calabogie)
    Phone: 613-752-2720 

    Barry's Bay Golf Club (9 hole)  (Barry's Bay)
    Phone: 1-866-505-0257 

    <![CDATA[Ottawa River]]>, 02 Dec 2015 9:33:14 -0700Formerly known as the Temiskawa Waterway, the Ottawa River Waterway has something for everyone. Whatever your travel plans - perhaps just a day of boating, or cruising for a week or two - the Ottawa's scenic waters are exactly what you've been looking for in a uniquely different boating adventure. Anywhere along the way you can nose into shore, pitch a tent and build a fire on shore or dock at a marina and head to a hotel or even spend your nights at anchor.

    Join us for a tour of the waterway as it winds its way from Notre-Dame-Du-Nord, at the head of Lake Temiskaming and then down the Ottawa River for almost 500 kilometres, to Arnprior, just outside of Ottawa.

    For further information please contact us at:

    Ottawa River Waterway
    1 Pembroke St. East, P.O. Box 277
    Pembroke, Ontario Canada
    K8A 6X3
    Phone: 1-866-224-5244
    Fax: 613 735-3660

    <![CDATA[Marinas]]>, 02 Dec 2015 9:32:46 -0700Jubilee Lodge

    The Jubilee Lodge is the only marina located right in Petawawa, situated at CFB Petawawa Military base and it is open to the public.

    Jubilee Lodge and Marina offer the following services:

    • 172 regular slips and open for visitors - seasonal slip rentals
    • 17 houseboats, 14 wet moorings, 17 regular slips
    • fuel and pump out station boat launch
    • eagle marine mechanic at marina
    • Canoe and Kayak Rentals CAC discounts
    • special occasion banquet facility - licensed bar and patio
    • restaurant, shopping, 18 hole golf course, beaches, and campground just a short walk.

    Other Marinas (Outside of Petawawa)

    Deep River Marina
    N 46.10.753
    W 077.48.875

    Pembroke Marina
    N 45.82.864
    W 077.11.674

    <![CDATA[Sandeep Aggerwal Inc]]>, 02 Dec 2015 9:29:58 -0700This location has 60,000 square feet of land, on which a Tim Horton's site is located on a corner section of the property. An additional 40,000 square feet is available and the land owner is willing to consider development for the right long term tenant. Frontage for this parcel of land comes from Mohns Ave, but has visibility from all major arteries into the Town of Petawawa.

    Contact: Sandeep Aggerwal 
    Phone: 613-798-6849

    <![CDATA[Moncion Holdings Ltd]]>, 02 Dec 2015 9:29:43 -0700The Market Mall currently has 7 acres of developed property with a development plan for the additional 8 acres. The Market Mall is located on the main artery between Pembroke and Petawawa and is anchored by the Moncion Grocers Petawawa Market, a family grocery that has operated in the Town for 30 years. The market is home to Mulvihill's Drug Mart which is another long standing family run business. Additional tenants include a stand alone KFC and 6 tenant mini mall. 

    The site plan for the remaining 8 acres of land has multiple additional structures and the following oppportunities left for development

    Option 1: approximately 10,000 square foot stand alone building
    Option 2: 8 units x 1,500 square foot commercial strip mall

    There is an additional section of 2.84 acres of land, with 250 ft frontage and 260 ft depth zoned commercial at the entrance to the large Limestone subdivision.  Access to this land is off of Petawawa Blvd.

    Contact: Yanna Moncion Bilton
    Phone: 613-602-0129

    <![CDATA[Petawawa Town Centre]]>, 02 Dec 2015 9:29:22 -0700The Petawawa Town Centre is a large commercial development project with a number of retail opportunities. Some land sections of the development are sold and others are yet available for purchase and areas can be re-divided to suit the needs of your client(s)

    Retail A: 8.25 acres
    Retail B: 4.9 acres
    Retail C: 22.0 acres
    Retail G: 1.59 acres 
    Retail H1: 1.48 acres
    Retail H2: 1.10 acres
    Retail K: 3 acres

    Contact: Bob Rantz 
    Phone: 613-639-5988

    <![CDATA[County of Renfrew Economic Development Services]]>, 02 Dec 2015 9:28:40 -0700Ottawa Valley Economic Development, which is a division of the Development and Property Department, has as its primary function, the promotion and delivery of Economic Development in the County of Renfrew. Programs in this regard are undertaken independently or in conjunction with lower tier development department partners or individual municipalities.  The focus of these initiatives is all industrial/business sectors within the County.

    Several databases are maintained ranging from business directories to demographics, available properties and recent news. Custom research for specific information, required by site selectors, can be handled quickly by available research staff. In today's "connected" environment the choice is no longer where does one have to live to do business, but how can one do business where one wants to live.


    • Site Location Services
    • Information on Programs of Assistance to existing and new Businesses
    • Comprehensive Business Directory and GIS
    • Referral Service to public and private sector assistance for business
    • Coordination of the Ottawa Valley Economic Development Partners Group 
    • Ongoing Business Retention and Expansion (BR+E)

    9 International Drive
    Pembroke, Ontario
    K8A 6W5
    Phone: 613-735-0091

    <![CDATA[Community Futures Development Corporation]]>, 02 Dec 2015 9:28:20 -0700Community Futures organizations are operated as not-for-profit corporations receives annual operating funding by Industry Canada.

    Governed by a local volunteer board of directors and staffed by professionals who encourage Entrepreneurship and the pursuit of economic opportunities, the Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation has been helping small business in the Renfrew County area since 1986.

    It has invested over 7 million dollars in small business and created more than 1600 jobs through loans, advisory services and the Employment Benefit Program in co-ordination with Human Resources Development Canada.

    2 International Drive
    Pembroke, Ontario K8A 6W5
    Tel: 613-735-3951
    Fax: 613-735-7840

    <![CDATA[Enterprise Renfrew County]]>, 02 Dec 2015 9:28:02 -0700Enterprise Renfrew County is a free information and advisory service for anyone interested in starting their own business, and for existing small business operators. We offer a comprehensive walk-resource library of business literature and advisory materials, and a quiet place for the entrepreneur to work.

    An experienced Business Consultant is available by appointment to meet with you at the centre or at your place of business if preferred. We can help with most questions about small business and provide you with the information you need to get your business going and keep it running successfully. If there are questions that we can't answer we can steer you to the sources of more specialized information.

    Two Locations to Serve You

    9 International Drive, Pembroke Ontario
    Phone: 613-735-8224
    Fax: 613-735-2492

    450 O'Brien Rd, Suite 201, Renfrew Ontario
    Phone: 613-432-6848
    Fax: 613-432-9710


    Hours of Operation 
    Monday to Friday

    <![CDATA[Emergency Management]]>, 02 Dec 2015 9:16:02 -0700The Town of Petawawa has an Emergency Response Plan in place to ensure that should there be a declared emergency there is a coordinated response for the community.

    Emergency Preparedness is everyone’s responsibility. As a resident of the Town of Petawawa you can prepare for emergencies by ensuring your home has an emergency kit. 

    The following are suggestions on items that should be found within your emergency kit:

    • Flashlight and spare batteries  
    • Radio or crank radio (so you can listen to news bulletins)
    • First-aid kit
    • Candles, matches/lighter
    • Extra car keys and cash (including coins/cards for telephone)
    • Important papers (identification for everyone, insurance papers)
    • You should have at least a three-day supply of food and water on hand.
    • Choose ready-to-eat foods that don’t need refrigeration.
    • At least four litres of water per person per day should be allocated – two for drinking and two for food preparation, hygiene and dishwashing.
    • It is also a good idea to keep a supply of water purification tablets on hand.
    • Clothing and footwear (one change of clothes per person)
    • Blankets or sleeping bags (one blanket or sleeping bag per person)
    • Toilet paper and other personal supplies such as shampoo, hairbrush, toothbrush and toothpaste, soap and a towel and face cloth (one for each person)
    • Medication
    • Backpack/duffel bag (or something else to carry the emergency kit in, in case you have to evacuate)
    • Whistle
    • Playing cards or small games   

    When preparing a kit always remember individuals who may have special needs or requirements during an emergency situation. Emergency Management Ontario provides additional information on planning for Seniors, People With Disabilities, Children and Pets.

    For further information on Emergency Planning for the Town of Petawawa please contact:

    Karen Cronier CEMC
    Phone: 613-687-5536

    Other Resources

    Emergency Management Ontario:

    Step 1 - Make a Plan
    Step 2 - Build a Kit
    Step 3 - Be Informed


    <![CDATA[Police (OPP)]]>, 02 Dec 2015 9:15:15 -0700Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment

    1913 Petawawa Blvd.
    Pembroke, Ontario
    K8A 7H5

    For non-emergency police calls, the OPP can be reached at:

    Daytime: 613-735-0188
    After Hours: 1-888-310-1122

    Police, Fire, Ambulance - Dial 911

    Petawawa has 24 hour police, fire and ambulance services, provided by the Ontario Provincial Police, Petawawa Fire Department, and Renfrew County Land Ambulance respectively.

    Petawawa Community Policing Association

    This association works closely with the OPP in community policing, public education, and safety activities.  They can be reached c/o

    Petawawa Community Policing Association
    c/o Councillor Murray Rutz
    1111 Victoria Street
    Petawawa, Ontario  K8H 2E6
    Tel: 613-687-5536
    Fax: 613-687-5973

    Useful Links

    Ontario Provincial Police :

    Government of Ontario:

    The Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC):

    <![CDATA[Fire Department]]>, 02 Dec 2015 9:14:43 -0700The primary mission of the Petawawa Fire Department is to provide fire protection services and education programs to protect the lives and property of the residents in the municipality of the Town of Petawawa from the adverse effects of fires, sudden medical emergencies or exposures to dangerous situations/conditions created by man or nature.

    Station #1
    23 Schwanz Road
    Petawawa, Ontario K8H 1Y5
    Phone: 613-687-4759
    Fax: 613-687-5255

    Station #2
    1111 Victoria Street
    Petawawa, Ontario K8H 2E6
    Phone: 613-687-4759
    Fax: (613) 687-7225
    <![CDATA[MNR Pembroke District]]>, 02 Dec 2015 9:13:30 -0700Contact the Minisitry of Natural Resources, Pembroke District

    31 Riverside Drive,
    Pembroke ON
    K8A 8R6
    Phone: 613-732-3661
    Fax: 613-732-2972

    Bear Wise

    In an immediate emergency call your local police or 911.

    To report bear problems call: 1-866-514-2327

    <![CDATA[Renfrew County Health Unit]]>, 02 Dec 2015 9:12:39 -0700Contact the Renfrew County Health Unit to report dead birds, animal bites to humans, etc.

    7 International Dr, Pembroke, ON K8A 6W5
    Phone: 613-735-8654

    Office hours:
    Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    July and August 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Closed on holidays

    <![CDATA[Healthcare]]>, 02 Dec 2015 8:49:00 -0700Petawawa Centennial Family Health Centre

    Petawawa Centennial Family Health Centre houses a Family Health Team comprised of a group of multidisciplinary health care providers.

    154 Civic Centre Road
    Petawawa, Ontario
    K8H 3H5
    Phone: 613-687-7641

    The Pembroke Regional Hospital

    705 MacKay Street,
    Pembroke, ON
    K8A 1G8
    Phone: 613-732-2811

    Automated Attendant
    613-732-3675 and dial extension
    If calling long distance, call the toll free number
    Fax: (613) 732-9986

    Health and Social Service Organizations

    Petawawa and area hosts a wealth of active and successful organizations delivering health, support, and social services. Some of these include; Alzheimer's, ALS, Arthritis, Palliative Care, Crohn's and Colitis, Lung Association, Caregiver Support Group, Canadian Red Cross, Canadian Cancer Society, CNIB, Family and Children Services, Canadian Mental Health Services, Community Care Access Centre, Victorian Order of Nurses, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Renfrew County and District Health Unit, Women´s Shelters and Support Services, Bereaved Families of Ontario, Big Brothers and Sisters, and the United Way.

    There are several retirement homes and long-term care facilities located in Petawawa and area. Within Petawawa and a short distance to Pembroke, there are 6 senior's residences, and again, within a short drive, there are two long-term care facilities in the City of Pembroke, with a total of 293 beds, and one long-term care facility in Deep River, with 20 beds.

    Champlain Community Care Access Centre

    1100 Pembroke Street East
    Pembroke, Ontario
    K8A 6Y7
    Phone: 613-732-7007
    Fax: 613-732-3522

    The Healthy Living Partnership web site describes activities in Renfrew County aimed at reducing heart disease by promoting smoke free living, regular physical activity and healthy eating.

    Renfrew County and District Health Unit

    7 International Drive,
    Pembroke ON K8A 3C8
    Phone: 613-735-8653 ext. 544
    Fax: 613-735-3067

    <![CDATA[Elections]]>, 02 Dec 2015 8:44:23 -0700Here you'll find Town of Petawawa municipal election results and information.

    Please do not hesitate to contact us.

    Daniel J. Scissons
    Returning Officer
    Phone: 613-687-5536 ext. 2010

    Dawn Recoskie
    Assistant Returning Officer
    Phone: 613-687-5536 ext. 2003
    <![CDATA[Lottery Licensing]]>, 02 Dec 2015 8:41:47 -0700Muncipalities have licensing authority for the following activities:

    • Bingo events (including media bingo)
    • Break open tickets
    • Raffle lotteries
    • Bazaar lotteries

    To be eligible for lottery licences, you must be a charitable organization that provides programs for at least one of the following:

    • The relief of poverty
    • The advancement of education
    • The advancement of religion
    • Other charitable purposes beneficial to the community

    The following prerequisites are mandatory to be considered eligible for a lottery licence:

    • The organization must have been in existence for at least one year
    • The organization must have a place of business in Ontario, demonstrate that it is established to provide charitable services in Ontario and use proceeds for objects or purposes which benefit Ontario residents

    Application forms and terms of condition for each lottery type can be found on the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario website.

    For more information visit the Town Office or call 613-687-5536.

    <![CDATA[Clerk's Office]]>, 02 Dec 2015 8:41:18 -0700The Town of Petawawa offers a variety of services to the residents of Petawawa. Town staff strive to provide timely information and excellent customer service to the public.

    Municipal Office

    1111 Victoria Street
    Petawawa, ON
    K8H 2E6
    Phone: 613-687-5536
    Fax: 613-687-5973

    The Municipal Office is open from Monday to Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

    The office is closed on all holidays.

    <![CDATA[Events]]>, 02 Dec 2015 8:34:00 -0700The Town of Petawawa Parks and Recreation department organizes a number of events.

    For more information contact the Parks and Recreation department.

    Phone: 613-687-5678 ext 2101

    <![CDATA[Committee Boardroom]]>, 02 Dec 2015 8:31:57 -0700Photo of BoardroomThe Committee Boardroom is located off of the main lobby of the arena facility and offers an executive style boardroom set up for 10 individuals.  The room offers conference call capabilities complete with a large whiteboard, digital projector and screen for visual presentations.

    Call 613-687-5678 or email for more information.

    <![CDATA[Fundraising Lounge]]>, 02 Dec 2015 8:31:35 -0700Photo of Fundraising LoungeThe Petawawa Fundraising Lounge is available to individuals or groups for smaller meetings or receptions. Room capacity is 50 and is accessible to kitchen facilities servicing the main hall.

    Call 613-687-5678 or email for more information.

    <![CDATA[Hall/Banquet Facilities]]>, 02 Dec 2015 8:31:08 -0700Photo of HallThe Petawawa Civic Centre also features a main hall facility complete with a large kitchen to satisfy your caterer and a bar set-up to meet your entire banquet needs.  Seating capacity is 272 and the hall comes complete with ample tables and chairs for your event.  Should you be looking for a large space to meet your program or physical activity needs, the Civic Centre Hall also offers a multi-purpose floor and ample space for activities such as Tai Chi, Zumba and low-impact aerobics.  The Hall is also accessible by elevator.

    Call 613-687-5678 or email for more information.

    <![CDATA[Petawawa Parks]]>, 02 Dec 2015 7:16:54 -0700The Town of Petawawa owns and operates a number of community and neighbourhood parks located throughout town. Residents in most neighborhoods have the opportunity to walk to a local park to enjoy its facilities and amenities.

    A full listing of neighborhood/community parks in Petawawa and their locations are available below:

    <![CDATA[Annual Drinking Water Report]]>, 01 Dec 2015 7:53:15 -0700Petawawa residents are advised that the Petawawa Drinking Water System 2014 Annual Report is available for public inspection at the municipal office, 1111 Victoria Street, Petawawa during regular business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) or on the Public Works Annual Water Reports section of the town's website.

    <![CDATA[Centennial Park]]>, 27 Nov 2015 8:38:57 -0700Centennial park offers a sandy unsupervised beach for your family enjoyment. Complete with a washroom facility, picnic areas, play equipment and many shaded areas, this waterfront park is a great family destination on a hot summer day.

    <![CDATA[Flatwater Put-ins & Take-outs]]>, 27 Nov 2015 7:47:56 -0700Flatwater enthusiasts can enjoy the world-class and scenic opportunities available in Petawawa. The Ottawa River, with its hundreds of islands and rocky shores offers flatwater paddlers a host of destinations. Whether you are interested in a day paddle or multi-day expedition, the Ottawa River will provide endless adventure all season long.

    Flatwater Put-ins/Take-outs

    • Municipal boat launches (See Park Map)
    • ​Lookout at the end of Islandview Dr.
    <![CDATA[Cabin Fever]]>, 27 Nov 2015 7:43:49 -0700<![CDATA[Santa Claus Parade]]>, 27 Nov 2015 7:41:47 -0700<![CDATA[Christmas Craft Show]]>, 27 Nov 2015 7:41:21 -0700<![CDATA[New Year's Eve]]>, 27 Nov 2015 7:40:51 -0700<![CDATA[Upper Ottawa River Race]]>, 27 Nov 2015 7:38:14 -0700<![CDATA[Finance & Taxation]]>, 27 Nov 2015 7:01:31 -0700Municipal Office
    1111 Victoria Street
    Petawawa, ON
    K8H 2E6
    Phone: 613-687-5536
    Fax: 613-687-5973

    <![CDATA[Tobogganing]]>, 26 Nov 2015 2:40:31 -0700

    The Town of Petawawa’s Official Tobogganing Hill is located to the left of the Centennial Park trailhead entrance at 1111 Victoria St. (beside Fire Hall) in the signed designated area. Parental supervision and helmets are strongly recommended.

    Please Note: The Centennial Park Hill (directly behind the Municipal Office/ above the Evergreen Stage) is NOT a designated tobogganing area. This hill includes trees, gardens, stone walkway and other potential hazards that create unsafe conditions for tobogganing in this location.

    <![CDATA[History]]>, 26 Nov 2015 1:39:17 -0700Petawawa photo of intersectionThe Petawawa of yesteryear like the Petawawa of today, was founded on the strength of its natural resources, its strategic military role and the vibrancy and energy of its residents.  The Township of Petawawa was incorporated in 1865, and the Village of Petawawa was incorporated in 1961.

    On July 1, 1997, the Village and the Township amalgamated to become the Town of Petawawa with a population today of over 15,000, the largest municipality in Renfrew County.The earliest settlement recorded in Petawawa was by the group of Algonkin Indians known as "people of the great river".

    Roughly translated from the Algonkin language, Petawawa means "where one hears the noise of the water". During those early times the location was ideal for access throughout the region on the Ottawa and Petawawa Rivers for both the gathering for social assemblies and for the transportation of trade goods.

    Early European visitors included Samuel de Champlain who visited in 1613 seeking a shorter trade route to China. Later French fur traders used the trails along the Petawawa River as part of their trade route. Some of these trails still exist on CFB Petawawa today.

    Photo of log jam at Petawawa PointThe Hudson Bay Company designated the area as a "strategic location" and established Fort William in 1823 on the Quebec side of the Ottawa River opposite CFB Petawawa. Three years later in 1826, the Ottawa River was viewed as an alternate shipping route to the Great Lakes in case the United States was successful in closing the upper St. Lawrence River. The first survey for Petawawa Township was in 1857 united with Rolph, Buchanan, Wylie and McKay and Alice Townships in 1858 before finally separating on its own in 1865.

    The first European settlers came from Scotland and Ireland followed some years later around 1885 by German homesteaders. Settlers found the land to be uncooperative for farming but the timber was valuable and created jobs and economic opportunities from those times to these. In 1905, the Canadian military acquired land in the area which has now been developed into Canadian Forces Base Petawawa, currently one of Canada`s largest military bases. The base is now an integral part of the town.

    Photo of Giesebrecht's StoreEugene Giesebrecht, is known as one of Petawawa's pioneer entrepreneurs. In 1910 he opened a store and restaurant in the fledgling village of Petawawa. His business grew into the first general store and post office, where he manufactured ice cream, soft drinks and cement blocks. In 1934, he became one of the first Pepsi Cola franchisees in Canada.

    From our roots in nature, Petawawa has grown into a thriving, self-sufficient and secure town. As much as ever we are now "history in the making"… and we invite you to become a part of our story!

    <![CDATA[Trail]]>, 26 Nov 2015 12:22:08 -0700There are numerous opportunites for mountain biking in the Petawawa area.

    Forest Lea Trails

    The OVMBA maintains the Forest Lea mountain bike trails; 22k of tight, rocky and rooty single track mountain bike specific trails. Trails are marked. See the link for trail map, directions, and more info.


    The OVMBA runs and offers several events and clinics for novice and experienced cyclists at Forest Lea Trails and various other locations if you want to find out more go to

    Petawawa Research Forest

    Located just north of Petawawa off highway 17. In 1998, the Petawawa Research Forest established an interpretive bike trail to allow access to some of the trails in the forest. This interpretive trail is well marked with red bike signs.


    Emerald Necklace Trails

    There are eight phases to the system that will eventually unite Petawawa - the Millennium Trail, the Trillium Trail, The Terrace Trail, the Neighbourhood Paths, the Petawawa River whitewater canoe, kayak and rafting trail, The Ottawa River Waterway, the Soldier's Challenge and the Bike Trail.

    Woodland and Nature Trail

    The Woodland and Nature Trail is a small section of trail located in Petawawa with various looping single track and only a short ride from the Bike Skills Park and pump track.

    <![CDATA[Heritage Society]]>, 26 Nov 2015 10:55:00 -0700The Petawawa Heritage Society is the non-profit organization responsible for the development and maintenance of the Petawawa Heritage Village. As the stewards of our pre-1914 Canadian History, we are challenged with the ongoing and ever growing responsibility to preserve and restore our many exhibits.

    The mandate of the Society includes collecting and preserving materials pertaining to the town and its environment: interpreting the history of the area through exhibitions, educational programs and publications; perpetuating the memory and spirit of pioneers; encouraging historical research, today & tomorrow, and keeping Petawawa Town Council informed on matters of historical interest.

    Making historical information available for the enjoyment and benefit of the tourism industry as well as local residents has always been a foremost objective of the Petawawa Heritage Society.

    <![CDATA[Festival Hall]]>, 26 Nov 2015 10:52:43 -0700Festival Hall Centre for the Arts is a non-profit organization located in the Upper Ottawa Valley dedicated to the provision of high quality theatrical and artistic experiences in a variety of forums for both citizens and visitors of all ages and backgrounds. 


    <![CDATA[Ottawa Valley Culture]]>, 26 Nov 2015 10:52:02 -0700Ottawa Valley Culture is an excellent resource for municipalities, artists, artisans, community cultural/heritage organizations or local residents to seek out information on a variety of programming, events, workshops and historical sites throughout the entire Ottawa Valley.  Use this tool to create an itenary for you and your guests to truly experience all our cultural assests.  

    Our oral history is an important recollection of our past told by generations through story and song. If you know a good "Valley Tale" make sure to submit it on the links provided on this website, and we will be able to add it to our lore and myth section.


    <![CDATA[Guide To Outside Mobile App]]>, 26 Nov 2015 10:51:13 -0700<![CDATA[Walking]]>, 26 Nov 2015 10:49:58 -0700Walk Smart - Walk Safe

    Be Ready and Be Safe
    If you are just starting out with physical exercise or have a medical condition that may impact your participation in walking for exercise contact your physician to confirm this is the activity for you. Start slowly there’s no point in walking a thousand miles on your first time out. Make sure to stretch before each outing.

    Walk Facing Traffic
    If there is no sidewalk and you must walk on the side of the road, choose the side where you are facing oncoming traffic. This gives you the best chance to see traffic that may be approaching you.

    Cross Safely
    Mom was right: look both ways before crossing any street. At controlled intersections, it is wise to cross only when you have the pedestrian crossing light, but even then, drivers and bikers may have a green light to turn and won't be expecting you to be in the crosswalk. Make eye contact with any drivers who may be turning. Give them a wave. Make sure they see you.

    Walk Single File
    Unless you are on a sidewalk separated from the road or a wide bike lane, you should walk in single file. This is especially important on a road with lots of curves, where traffic has only a split second chance of seeing you. While it can be enjoyable to walk down the road two to three abreast chatting merrily, drivers may not expect it.

    Stay Aware of Bikes and Runners
    Share the road and path with bikes and runners. Bike riders should alert you when approaching from behind with a bike bell or a "passing on the left/right." Listen for them, and move to walk single file, allowing them to pass safely. Runners should also call out for passing. Bike-pedestrian collisions can result in serious injuries for either — and you aren't wearing a helmet.

    Be Visible
    Wear bright colors when walking during the daytime. When walking at night, wear light-colored clothing and reflective clothing or a reflective vest to be visible. Drivers are often not expecting walkers to be out after dark, and you need to give them every chance to see you, even at street crossings that have crossing signals. Be just as cautious at dawn or twilight, as drivers still have limited visibility or may even have the setting or rising sun directly in their eyes.

    Be Predictable
    Make a practice of staying on one side of the path while walking rather than weaving randomly from side to side. Watch your arm motions, or you may end up giving a black eye to a silently passing walker, runner or biker.

    Keep the Volume Down
    Don't drown out your environment with your iPod. Keep the volume at a level where you can still hear bike bells and warnings from other walkers and runners.

    Hang Up and Walk
    Chatting on a cell phone while you walk is as dangerous as chatting while driving. You are distracted and not as aware of your environment. You are less likely to recognize traffic danger, passing joggers, bikers or tripping hazards.

    Have Fun
    Enjoy your walk! Go with a friend, listen to the birds in the trees or sing while you walk! If you are having fun, it won’t seem like exercise.

    <![CDATA[Bike Park]]>, 26 Nov 2015 10:42:17 -0700Right in the centre of Petawawa you will find a renowned bike skills park and pump track designed by Jay Hoots spring 2012. It includes features for children and adults of all levels.

    Click here for more information

    <![CDATA[Nature and Woodland Trails]]>, 26 Nov 2015 10:40:24 -0700<![CDATA[Canoe - Kayak - SUP]]>, 26 Nov 2015 10:39:22 -0700There is always a chance for you to get a paddle in the water here in Petawawa. Canoes, kayaks, SUPs and other water sports have a never-ending supply of adventure and experiences to be had here.

    Petawawa is going to be your new paddling destination! We are located right on the Petawawa River and the Ottawa River. Whether you are in search of a great place to teach the kids how to properly complete a J stroke, a quiet place to throw a fishing line in the water or somewhere to get your adrenaline running as you make your way down class II, III and IV rapids. Get your paddle in your hands and get ready for a “choose your own adventure” experience. If you love paddling you’re going to love Petawawa and its endless opportunities!

    Looking to find out more? Petawawa is home to the Petawawa Canoe and Kayak Club which meets for social evening paddles and informal get-togethers. The Petawawa River Rats are a whitewater kayak club that meets weekly at Centennial Park (Catwalk Rapids) and gives new paddlers the chance to try out kayaking or work on their paddling skills. The club has boats and safety gear you can use if you want to see what the hype is all about!

    Hell or High Water is a down river race on the Petawawa River that takes place in the month of May each year. Put your skills and courage to the test as you can race down the river in kayaks, canoes or rafts. Watch or take part in dragon boat racing as part of the weekend event as well. Get a team together and get you game face on for one of many chances to compete!

    If you want to explore the Ottawa River flatwater canoes, kayaks and SUPs are available for rent at Petawawa Point beach by the hour or for the day. There’s many great places to explore by yourself
    or with the entire family. This is a great activity to be outdoors and to be active!

    SAFETY FIRST! Put your safety first. Always wear a PFD and have your safety kit with you, which should include a bailer, whistle, floating rope (15m) and a waterproof flashlight. Go paddling with a friend or tell someone where you’re going and never go out paddling when under the influence!


    The Town of Petawawa has several great locations for you to take your boat off your roof racks and get into the great wide open water. Discover miles of open water on the Ottawa River or find the many paths through the islands and explore remains of shipwrecks and many picture perfect moments.

    Petawawa Point Beach (MAP #1)
    N 45.54.583
    W 077.15.046

    Rantz Road – Black Bay (INSET)
    N 45.52.432
    W 077.21.611

    Radtke Road – Ottawa River (MAP #3)
    N 45.52.082
    W 077.12.147

    Other flat water paddling in and around Petawawa include: Algonquin Park lakes and rivers, Bonnechere River and Muskrat River.


    The Petawawa River flows in from Algonquin Provincial Park and then runs through the centre of Town. The choice is yours whether you want to run the river or grab your boat for a little park and play! Spring time offers class II to class IV rapids and all put-ins are only a short walk from parking and easy to set up for shuttles.

    Rantz Road – Petawawa River (MAP #2)
    N 45.53.219
    W 077.18.558

    Wilson Ave. – Petawawa River (MAP #4)
    N 45.53.943
    W 077.17.372

    Centennial Park – Petawawa River (MAP #5)
    Park and Play – Catwalk Rapids
    N 45.54.187
    W 077.16.696

    Tall Pine Road – Petawawa River (MAP #6)

    Park and Play – Golf Course Rapids & Take-out
    N 45.54.404
    W 077.15.481

    Other whitewater paddling in and around Petawawa include: Madawaska, Dumoine, Upper Petawawa and Ottawa Rivers.

    <![CDATA[Skiing]]>, 26 Nov 2015 9:54:56 -0700Petawawa offers miles of cross-country ski trails as well as the world's shortest downhill, only 120 verticle feet!

    For cross-country skiing and snowshoeing visit  the Jubilee Lodge and Marina website

    For downhill skiing call the Petawawa Ski Club at 613-687-8085 or visit them on Laurentian Drive


    <![CDATA[Beaches]]>, 26 Nov 2015 9:49:16 -0700You can soak up the sun, lay in the sand or go for a swim at one of Petawawa’s various beaches along the Ottawa River. Petawawa Point offers a stretch of sandy beach, canoe and kayak rentals and a place to launch a boat. The Ottawa River stretches for miles and the islands across the channel resemble the Georgian Bay area which is a great place to explore in your canoe or kayak. Just up river you will find Black Bear and Kiska Beach which are located on CFB Petawawa Military base and are open to the public.

    Petawawa Point

    Petawawa Point Beach is an unsupervised beach and is a swim at your own risk area. There is a buoyed swimming area to guide you to a safe location for swimming.

    Petawawa Point offers canoe, kayak, tandem kayak and stand up paddle board rentals and available for $5.00 per hour or $30.00 for day use. PFD, paddle and all safety gear are included with the price of your rental. Pfd’s must be worn by users at all times.

    N 45.54.583
    W 077.15.046

    Centennial Park Waterfront

    Centennial Park Waterfront (the Catwalk) is supervised seven days a week starting 3rd week of June through mid August from 10 am to 6 pm. Fun for the whole family. This facility is equipped with washroom and picnic facilities, walking trail, gazebo, outdoor chapel, and performing arts centre.

    Black Bear Beach

    N 45.55.350
    W 077.17.035

    Kiska Beach

    N 45.55.136
    W 077.16.236

    <![CDATA[Accommodations]]>, 26 Nov 2015 6:36:26 -0700Once you have experienced Petawawa and all the great experiences it has to offer, you may need to take a break and take a quick nap. There are a number of places you can stay in and around Petawawa, from campgrounds, a room at a motel or hotel to a stay at a local resort to walking up to the smell of breakfast at a B&B.

    <![CDATA[Cross Country Skiing]]>, 26 Nov 2015 6:06:46 -0700There are plenty of opportunities to cross country ski throughout town.

    Jubilee Lodge has inexpensive snowshoe and cross country rentals as well as groomed trails right outside the doors.

    You can also head west on highway 17 and search and explore the trails at the Petawawa Research Forest, or change directions and head east to Forest Lea Trails where ski lessons and groomed cross country and skate ski trails are available.

    Cross country skiing is also available at the Woodlands and Nature Trail and Petawawa Terrace Provincial Park.

    <![CDATA[Local Attractions]]>, 25 Nov 2015 11:24:14 -0700Looking for something to do? Visit one of the Town of Petawawa's many local attractions.

    <![CDATA[Walking]]>, 24 Nov 2015 6:30:11 -0700Walking is a basic, easy and inexpensive form of exercise. Here at the Town of Petawawa want to promote this great way to get outdoors and active so please join us and what we have to offer.

    The Town of Petawawa has developed walking loops that can be found throughout Town.

    Each loop has a trail head map to indicate where the loops take you as well as directions and descriptions of each loop. Download the Guide to Outside mobile application to find all of the trail heads.

    <![CDATA[Waterfront]]>, 24 Nov 2015 6:26:05 -0700From whitewater to flatwater paddling, fishing, swimming at municipal beaches, eco-touring, etc., Petawawa's waterfronts offer something for everyone.

    Download the Guide to Outside mobile application or see the park map for more information.

    <![CDATA[Whitewater Put-ins & Take-outs]]>, 24 Nov 2015 6:19:14 -0700The Petawawa River offers a series of challenging whitewater sections with Class 3 and 4 spring-run rapids at various locations along the river. For the competitior out there, the Hell or High Water event held each spring offers a challenging competitive twist to running the Petawawa.

    Whitewater Put-ins/Take-outs

    • MTO Property where Rants Rd. meets the Petawawa River adjacent to Hwy 17
    • ​Parkette at the end of Wilson Ave. by railway bridge
    • Centennial Park at downstream side of Catwalk
    • Golf Course rapids at end of tall Pines Rd.
    • Lookout at the end of Islandview Dr.
    <![CDATA[Accessibility]]>, 24 Nov 2015 12:16:46 -0700<![CDATA[Privacy]]>, 24 Nov 2015 11:39:03 -0700The Town of Petawawa adheres to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

    <![CDATA[Language]]>, 24 Nov 2015 8:42:04 -0700<![CDATA[Business]]>, 24 Nov 2015 8:00:24 -0700The Town of Petawawa is a great place to do business. Our staff can assist you through the entire planning process.  In this section you will find by-laws, planning, building, and economic data.

    <![CDATA[Residents]]>, 24 Nov 2015 7:58:17 -0700The Town of Petawawa has much to offer its residents, with amenities and services for people of all ages and lifestyle.

    This section provides information about municipal and community services, town departments and new resident information.

    <![CDATA[Trails]]>, 24 Nov 2015 5:39:23 -0700<![CDATA[Commercial Business Development]]>, 23 Nov 2015 7:28:42 -0700There are a number of commercial development lands and retail development locations available within the Town of Petawawa.

    The staff at the Town of Petawawa wish to encourage all business owners to consult with the various Town departments prior to signing lease agreements or entering into build agreements with any developers or developments within the Town. This way we can ensure the zoning and permitted use of your potential location is suitable to your needs and in compliance with the bylaws of the Town.

    It is our pleasure to work with you from the outset to ensure the best integration into the community retail environment.

    <![CDATA[Domestic Pets]]>, 23 Nov 2015 7:12:24 -0700
  • All dogs and cats residing within the town of Petawawa must be licenced and tagged.
  • The owners of any dog or cat must ensure that the animal is confined to that owner's property by any means
    necessary.  Dogs and cats must not be allowed to roam free off the owner's property.
  • All animals shall be leashed when off the owner's property.
  • All animal waste, regardless of location, shall be cleaned up at the time of deposit.
  • ]]>
    <![CDATA[Conseil des Ecoles Publiques de L'est de L'Ontario]]>, 23 Nov 2015 5:30:54 -0700View the financial statements for the Conseil des Ecoles Publiques de L'est de L'Ontario Conseiller(ere).

    <![CDATA[Centennial Park to Petawawa Terrace]]>, 23 Nov 2015 5:06:25 -0700Centennial Park to Petawawa Terrace Loop Trail Map

    This loop offers you choices. Experience the Centennial Park loop (2.3km) that incorporates the Millennium Trail and take in views of Petawawa’s whitewater town section. This loop crosses through wonderful green space with play structures, picnic areas and exercise stations.

    The Petawawa Point loop (2.44km) begins at the beach where views of water and islands stretch for miles and produce wonderful opportunities to sit and take in a beautiful sunset or a day at the beach playing in the sand.

    Combine the two loops for a longer challenge and view where the whitewater of the Petawawa meets the mighty Ottawa River.

    Distance: 7.5 KM

    <![CDATA[Petawawa Terrace]]>, 23 Nov 2015 5:05:53 -0700map of petawawa terrace trail

    The Petawawa Terrace Provincial Park is a unique jewel located in the centre of Petawawa. With 215 hectares of green space the parks boasts various environments that include an abundance of vegetation and wildlife.

    Located along Laurentian Drive there is ample parking located at the eastern entrance.

    A children’s public park is found at the head of the trail ( Fish Hatchery Park) including; play structures and a covered sun shelter which is a perfect spot to plan a picnic at the end of your walk.

    There are various combinations you can create at the Terrace to perfect your ideal walking loop. The outer trail indicated here is 6 km in length and ventures through wetlands, swampy areas and woodlots. Take caution in early spring as some locations may be difficult to safely navigate.

    Distance: 6 KM

    <![CDATA[River Road Loop]]>, 23 Nov 2015 5:05:13 -0700map of river road loop

    Leaving from Pineridge Park, the River Road loop meanders down along to the Ottawa River where with views of the Ottawa you may find heron, salamanders and the occasional otter. Then challenge the gradual incline of the Radtke Rd hill. The views of peaceful farm fields will add to the atmosphere of a pleasant calm walk.

    The loop brings you back to Pineridge Park where you can find play structures for the kids, picnic benches and a basketball court for a little additional recreational activity.

    Distance: 6.15 KM

    <![CDATA[Country Lane Loop]]>, 23 Nov 2015 5:04:40 -0700country lane loop map

    The Country Lane loop roams through a residential area where you will find many old growth trees that stand as tall as giants. Take pleasure in the road twisting and turning through the neighbourhood and take in the scenery.

    Distance: 3.2 KM

    <![CDATA[Nuthatch Loop]]>, 23 Nov 2015 5:04:05 -0700nuthatch loop map

    This loop leaves from Kramers Forest and runs along Nuthatch Drive and Carla Street as the loop finds its way through some of Petawawa’s new residential development including along Industrial Ave where future plans for commercial development will commence. This route runs along the Trillium Trail on the western side of Petawawa Blvd. This loop also runs parallel with the town loop so it is a great opportunity to mix up your walking routine.

    Take note this is one of the loops that does not have any short cuts to get back to your starting point so make sure you are ready for the 6.6 km walk.

    Distance: 6.6 KM

    <![CDATA[Woodland Trail Loop]]>, 23 Nov 2015 5:03:24 -0700woodland trail loop map

    This loop offers the best of both worlds. Walk along level roads and then take it “off-road” through the Woodland Trail and its numerous trails.

    These nature trails cross along wetlands and swamps that contribute to the environments of many species of wildlife including birds, amphibians and mammals. Enjoy Petawawa’s claim of being “Dynamic by Nature”.

    Distance: 2 KM

    <![CDATA[Town Loop]]>, 23 Nov 2015 5:02:00 -0700
    Town Loop Trail Map

    The Town Loop begins at the Petawawa Civic Centre. The main outer loop provides a level paved path that is cleared for four season use.

    This loop can be divided into smaller sections to customize your walking routine. If your are beginning your walking regiment, you can start off using this loops smaller sections and as your comfort level and endurance increase you can lengthen your walking route.

    The Town Loop also acts as a link to four of the other walking loops that can be found throughout Petawawa.

    Top Loop: 6.1 km
    Middle Loop: 4 km
    Bottom Loop: 3.51 km

    <![CDATA[Customer Service Online Training]]>, 23 Nov 2015 1:24:56 -0700<![CDATA[2011 Minutes]]>, 23 Nov 2015 12:55:05 -0700<![CDATA[2012 Minutes]]>, 23 Nov 2015 12:54:31 -0700<![CDATA[2013 Minutes]]>, 23 Nov 2015 12:54:15 -0700<![CDATA[2014 Minutes]]>, 23 Nov 2015 12:54:02 -0700<![CDATA[Accessibility Laws]]>, 23 Nov 2015 12:53:22 -0700<![CDATA[Downhill Skiing]]>, 23 Nov 2015 12:49:29 -0700Mount Molson Ski Hill is used for recreational skiing, snowboarding and ski instruction and is serviced by a poma lift. Ski School Director is Level 3 CSIA/Level 1 CSCF.

    Cross country enthusiasts can put on their skis at the club chalet and enjoy the Petawawa Terrace Provincial Park trails adjoining Mount Molson.

    <![CDATA[Ice Fishing]]>, 23 Nov 2015 12:47:23 -0700Ice fishing opportunities can be found on several parts of the Ottawa River as well as many other lakes and rivers in the area. Check out for more info.

    Verify ice conditions and thickness before proceeding onto any lakes or rivers that may appear to be frozen.

    <![CDATA[Hiking]]>, 23 Nov 2015 12:44:47 -0700You should always stop to smell the roses or the wild flowers or stop and watch the birds or the deer or anything else you come across as you take in nature on a hike. Life isn’t about the destination it’s about the journey so go ahead and TAKE A HIKE!

    <![CDATA[Geocaching]]>, 23 Nov 2015 12:44:15 -0700Get a hold of a GPS or download the app for your smartphone and check out geocaching. Find yourself trudging through the trees and turning over rocks to “find the prize”. Let the kids feel like explorers or pirates looking for treasure.

    GPS devices available from the Petawawa Public Library with your library card.

    <![CDATA[Road]]>, 23 Nov 2015 12:42:53 -0700Petawawa is able to offer sections of road with dedicated bike lanes that are lined and marked that run through the major arteries of town. Make sure to be visible, be safe and follow the rules of the road.

    <![CDATA[By-Law Listing]]>, 23 Nov 2015 12:36:12 -0700<![CDATA[Stretching]]>, 23 Nov 2015 12:28:50 -0700
    A significant amount of injuries occur due to the fact that your muscles are “not ready” to be used. Like a car in winter you have to let it “warm-up” before you take it out on the road. The following are examples of stretches you may want to consider before heading out for a walk. You will discover other stretches that will better suit yourself and your routine. Please refer to the next pages for examples of various stretches you can start with.

    Place both hands at shoulder height on a wall or pole in front of your body. Keep your arms fairly straight and your lead leg bent under your body. Now, place the heel of your rear leg 1½ to 2 feet behind your body. Keeping your rear leg fairly straight but not locked in position; place the heel of this foot on the ground.

    You should feel a stretch down the outer part of your rear-leg calf muscle. If you don’t, try moving your rear foot back a little farther (remember to place your heel back on the ground after you move your foot back). Throughout the stretch, your upper body should remain vertical and straight; do not bend forward. Alternate legs when finished


    Sit tall with both legs fully outstretched. Flex your right knee so that the right foot rests comfortably along your left inner thigh, with the right knee as close as possible to the floor. Keeping your spine long and your shoulders down away from your ears, lunge forwards from the hips to reach forward to your left foot.

    Go as far forwards as possible, then relax your spine to reach even further forwards, holding this stretch position. You will feel the stretch along the back of the outstretched leg, and along the inside and rear of the flexed leg. Repeat with the other leg, breathing easily throughout.


    Standing next to something for balance, raise the leg you wish to stretch behind you and grab hold of your foot. The upper part of the leg should remain in a vertical position as you pull your foot upwards.

    A slight variation in this stretch is to pull your foot back slightly; this will help stretch other areas of the quadriceps. Be careful not to pull your leg to the side. It may put an unneeded stress on your knee.

    Stand with your feet hip distance apart. Reach up with one arm and then reach over your head and to the opposite side. Keep your hips steady and your shoulders straight. Relax and repeat with the other side.

    While standing on one leg lift the other foot off the floor. Gently point your toe and rotate your ankle. Do about ten circles in each direction. This exercise can be performed while standing, sitting, or lying on your back with leg raised.

    Nordic/ Urban Walking
    Nordic or Urban Walking is a quickly growing activity. Nordic walking offers all the benefits of walking but with the addition of an upper body workout. The poles used are specialty designed to transmit vibration forces experienced while walking. They offer increased support for those with balance issues and provide for improved postural control. Nordic walking offers a great workout for women during and after pregnancy, individuals with osteoporosis, arthritis or for individuals who enjoy walking and are simply looking for a better workout. Make sure to research more online.

    Walking For Exercise: Fun and Effective!
    Wondering whether walking for exercise is an effective form of physical activity? The answer is YES! It is considered by many to be a near-perfect exercise. There are many reasons why it is so good for you: Emotional and physical benefits, such as improved moods, toned muscles, reduced risk of memory loss and some cancers. It’s a great way to burn calories. In fact, you can burn over 200 calories an hour. There is virtually no risk of injury and walking is easier on your muscles, joints, back and knees than more intense activities like jogging. Walking for exercise is equivalent to walking to improve your fitness and health.

    To determine if you are physically ready to begin any fitness routine you can take the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (Par-Q). If you are between the ages of 15 and 69, the PAR-Q will tell you if you should check with your doctor before you start walking. Most people should aim to walk 10,000 steps a day. That's equivalent to walking five miles per day. Those who are already very active should try to walk even more than 10,000 steps per day.

    Is All Walking Considered Exercise?
    In order to maintain your current weight, lose weight and strengthen your cardiovascular system, you should keep a brisk pace. This is a pace that is quick enough to elevate your heart rate to 60% to 80% of its maximum. This is known as your target heart rate zone. Keeping your heart rate within your target heart rate zone will strengthen your heart and lungs, making them more efficient and reducing your risk of cardiovascular disease. Here are some easy tips to calculate target heart rate.

    There are techniques that will rev up your walking workout and maximize your calorie burning potential. Consider interval walking, walking on the beach, and walking backwards to really shed the fat and calories fast while improving your fitness level. If you'd like to walk and meet new friends, consider mall walking. It's a great way to exercise in a safe place, especially when there is a blizzard or heat wave outside! If you're short on time and need to add more steps to your day, consider walking in place.

    Need Motivation?
    Solo walking can be peaceful and therapeutic. You’ll find the quiet time allows you to collect your thoughts and organize your mind. There are other times, however, when you need some motivation to get out the door. The beauty of walking is that your spouse, kids or dog can keep you motivated by joining you on your walks. You can also join a walking group. Many neighborhoods have one or start your own! You can even start a lunchtime walking group with your coworkers.

    When you are ready to incorporate strength training into your routine to build lean muscle mass, which will increase your metabolism, try these walking exercises. They are quick and easy and can fit into any exercise routine. Walking for exercise is an effective way to improve your physical fitness, lose weight and just feel great in body and mind. Because it is free, easy to do and has little risk for injury, it truly is a near-perfect exercise.

    Just remember, it’s like a child trying food for the first time “you can’t say you don’t like it if you don’t try it at least once”!

    <![CDATA[Boat Safety]]>, 23 Nov 2015 12:28:09 -0700Canoeing, Kayaking and Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Boarding are great ways to explore new waters, a great low impact exercise and an easy way to relax and enjoy the great outdoors and experience what nature has to offer. But first and foremost we must always put our safety first.

    According to the Canadian Coast Guard the following are the minimum requirements when operating a Canoe, Kayak or SUP:

    Minimum Required Safety Equipment for boats less than 6m

    Personal Protection Equipment

    one Canadian-approved personal flotation device (pfd) or lifejacket of appropriate size for each person on board
    one buoyant heaving line of not less than 15 m in length (floating rope)

    Boat safety equipment

    one manual propelling device (paddle)
    one bailer or one manual water pump (bucket or bilge pump)

    Navigation equipment

    a sound-signaling device or a sound-signaling appliance (whistle)
    navigation lights if the pleasure craft is operated after sunset and before sunrise or in periods of restricted visibility (flashlight)

    The Town of Petawawa Parks and Recreation department would also strongly recommends the following safety procedures:

    1. Your safety kit should remain with boat at all times and be within reach.
    2. PFD is proper fitting. Buckles and zippers must be closed at all times.
    3. There may be a chance your boat capsizes are you comfortable swimming. Know or learn how to safely get back into your boat.
    4. Have you canoed, kayaked and/or been on a S.U.P. take a lesson or paddle with experienced people who can teach you the skills required.
    5. Review safe boating areas and techniques. Stay away from motor boat channels and do not go near rapids.
    6. Review the maximum number of paddlers per craft. Do not overload your boat.
    7. Paddle with other people and always let someone know where you are going and when you plan to return
    <![CDATA[Boards & Committees]]>, 23 Nov 2015 12:14:21 -0700The Town of Petawawa appoints members of the public to a variety of Boards, Committees and Commissions.

    <![CDATA[Water-based Activities]]>, 23 Nov 2015 9:18:01 -0700There is a never ending supply of water based adventure in Petawawa, canoe, kayak, SUP and various other water activities.

    <![CDATA[Winter Activities]]>, 23 Nov 2015 8:44:59 -0700Even though there is snow on the ground that doesn’t mean you have to stay inside huddled around the fire! Get your warm clothes on and get back outside because there are still plenty of activities for you to do in Petawawa.

    <![CDATA[Cycling]]>, 23 Nov 2015 8:12:35 -0700You, your bike and your passion for cycling! There is something for cyclist here in Petawawa, no matter what style of biking you enjoy. From single track to road biking and our very own bike skills park and pump track designed by Jay Hoots!

    Cycling is one of the greatest ways to get outside and be active. The Town of Petawawa firmly believes in cycling for recreation, transportation and being safe while doing so. Active transportation is a key to get people out of their cars and onto a bike or walking for exercise or to get to and from work or the store.

    NO MATTER WHAT! Always wear a helmet and the other safety gear appropriate to the bike style you are participating in.

    <![CDATA[Algonquin Provincial Park]]>, 23 Nov 2015 8:01:05 -0700Take the time to experience and Explore Algonquin Provincial Park. From the 1.5 km picturesque view from the Barron Canyon trail or hiking to High Falls where you can try out the natural waterslide and go for a swim. Make it a couple of days and hike Western Uplands backpacking Trail (88km) and experience what the wilderness offers as a true getaway.

    Click here for more details

    <![CDATA[Shaw Woods]]>, 23 Nov 2015 7:57:44 -0700<![CDATA[Forest Lea Trails]]>, 23 Nov 2015 7:56:49 -0700<![CDATA[Petawawa Research Forest]]>, 23 Nov 2015 7:55:59 -0700<![CDATA[Petawawa Terrace Provincial Park]]>, 23 Nov 2015 7:39:30 -0700<![CDATA[Walking/Hiking]]>, 23 Nov 2015 6:44:12 -0700Petawawa's natural surroundings provide ample opportunites for scenic walks and hiking.

    <![CDATA[Storytime Trail]]>, 23 Nov 2015 6:40:09 -0700The Petawawa Public Library has designed a walking trail in Centennial Park that promotes walking and literacy.

    Starting at the trailhead in the parking lot of Centennial Park, you and your child can walk together along the trail. As you walk you will find pages from a book every 100-200 feet displayed along the trail. There are 6 pages in total for you to enjoy. If you love the book scan the QR codes and find out more about the book and the Petawawa Public Library. This is a great way to promote active living and literacy for you and your family.

    In addition to the Storytime Trail the Petawawa Library also has snowshoes, binoculars and a GPS you can check out the same way you check out a book.  To find out more about the story time trail or about the Petawawa Library and the great programs they offer check out

    <![CDATA[Petawawa Legion Community Band]]>, 23 Nov 2015 5:22:47 -0700The Petawawa Legion Community Band (PLCB) is a volunteer community band of about 40 members, making music in the Town of Petawawa, Ontario, Canada.


    <![CDATA[Arts and Heritage]]>, 22 Nov 2015 6:18:29 -0700The Town of Petawawa supports arts, heritage and cultural initiatives.

    <![CDATA[Mountain Bikes]]>, 22 Nov 2015 6:07:21 -0700Youth and adult mountain bikes are available for free from the Petawawa Public Library with your library card.

    <![CDATA[Snowshoes]]>, 22 Nov 2015 6:05:41 -0700Snowshoes are available for free from the Petawawa Public Library with your library card.

    <![CDATA[GPS Devices]]>, 22 Nov 2015 6:03:43 -0700GPS devices are available for free from the Petawawa Public Library with your library card.

    <![CDATA[Safety]]>, 22 Nov 2015 5:47:15 -0700Here you'll find safety tips for different types of activities.

    <![CDATA[Troyes Cinema]]>, 22 Nov 2015 5:35:57 -0700This movie theatre is the place where going out to see first rate movies doesn't have to cost a lot. If you want to know what's playing and when or how much it will cost, check out the link below to find out!


    <![CDATA[Petawawa Terrace]]>, 22 Nov 2015 5:23:13 -0700The Petawawa Terrace Provincial Park contains an extensive trail system. It is best described as a 12 km woodland walk, incorporating numerous interpretive panels along the way. These panels feature Ontario songbirds, waterfowl, raptors, snakes, frogs, turtles, butterflies, fur bearing animals, fish, rodents, bats, species at risk, invasive species, salamanders, upland birds and owls and deer of Ontario. Traditionally this park has been the home base of the Petawawa cross-country ski trails maintained by Fred Molson who also maintains the down hill ski facility at Mount Molson just next door the Terrace.

    <![CDATA[Events and Festivals]]>, 22 Nov 2015 5:17:33 -0700<![CDATA[Business Planning]]>, 22 Nov 2015 11:57:42 -0700Business planning is an integral part of any successful venture. There are several excellent local resources offering business planning services, including help with:

    • Business plans
    • Marketing plans
    • Financing options
    • Exporting
    • Grants and subsidies
    • Financial planning
    <![CDATA[Petawawa Industrial Park]]>, 22 Nov 2015 11:56:45 -0700The Petawawa Industrial Park consists of 44 acres of vacant land on Industrial Drive (off Black Bay Road) zoned General Industrial.


    • Services - water, electricity
    • Close to Garrison Petawawa and Chalk River Laboratories
    • Just minutes from the Trans Canada Highway #17 and adjacent to the Pembroke & Area Airport 
    <![CDATA[Building]]>, 22 Nov 2015 11:29:38 -0700<![CDATA[Recruitment]]>, 20 Nov 2015 10:54:47 -0700<![CDATA[Forms and Applications]]>, 20 Nov 2015 10:47:28 -0700Here you'll find forms and applications from the fire department.

    <![CDATA[Message from Fire Chief]]>, 20 Nov 2015 10:28:46 -0700The primary mission of the Petawawa Fire Department is to provide fire protection services and education programs to protect the lives and property of the residents in the municipality of the Town of Petawawa from the adverse effects of fires, sudden medical emergencies or exposures to dangerous situations/conditions created by man or nature.

    We are able to accomplish our mission through the dedication of thirty six fire department members committed to providing excellent service to our community and to making a difference in the lives of the people we serve. We take pride in our service delivery and we use our training and skills to assist our residents, business partners and visitors on an average 160 calls for service per year. Our services have broadened over the years and our ability to respond to a variety of incidents speaks volumes of our desire to serve. We continue to evaluate the needs of the community and seek solutions to improved service.

    Our Fire Prevention Branch seeks to prevent fires through an aggressive fire prevention program that minimizes fire risk through public education and enforcement. As we continue to grow as a community, the role of prevention becomes increasingly important to ensure a safe environment for the businesses and citizens of this community. You also can do your part by planning an escape route from your home, establishing a meeting place for your family once you are safely out and ensure that your home has at least one smoke alarm on every level of the home and outside all sleeping areas. “SMOKE ALARMS SAVE LIVES”

    The valued partnerships that we have established over the years with the Central Ambulance Communication Centre, Renfrew County Paramedic Service and the Ontario Provincial Police combined with the commitment and dedication to excellence in training ensure that our response to assist the residents of Petawawa exceeds expectations.

    The Town of Petawawa Fire Department is well positioned to accept new challenges that may arise and will face them with the steadfast determination that has become the department’s trademark.

    Steve Knott,
    Fire Chief

    <![CDATA[Parking By-Laws]]>, 20 Nov 2015 10:17:47 -0700While some Town roads have specific parking and stopping regulations posted on signs, there are some regulations that are applied town-wide and are listed as follows:

    Unless otherwise posted, parking is not permitted:

    • within 1.5 m of an entrance to a driveway
    • within 3 m of a fire hydrant
    • within 10 m of an intersection
    • more than 15 cm from a curb

    Parking is not permitted in the following locations:

    • on or overhanging a sidewalk or curb
    • in a manner obstructing traffic
    • facing the wrong direction on a roadway
    • on private property without the property owner's consent
    • on municipal property without authorization

    Winter Parking Restrictions (15 November to 31 March):

    • no parking on any street from 1:00 am to 7:00 am
    • at any time when accumulated snow fall exceeds or is expected to exceed 5 cm
    • during any snow removal or clearing operation
    <![CDATA[Community Services]]>, 20 Nov 2015 7:39:20 -0700<![CDATA[2014 Meeting Agendas]]>, 19 Nov 2015 4:15:43 -0700Select a document from the list below to view a council meeting's agenda.

    <![CDATA[2013 Meeting Agendas]]>, 19 Nov 2015 4:15:07 -0700Select a document from the list below to view a council meeting's agenda.

    <![CDATA[2014 Meeting Minutes]]>, 19 Nov 2015 4:14:23 -0700Select a document from the list below to view a council meeting's minutes.

    <![CDATA[2013 Meeting Minutes]]>, 19 Nov 2015 4:13:56 -0700Select a document from the list below to view a council meeting's minutes.

    <![CDATA[2012 Meeting Minutes]]>, 19 Nov 2015 4:13:24 -0700<![CDATA[Employment Opportunities]]>, 19 Nov 2015 3:54:54 -0700Here you'll find employment opportunities with the Town of Petawawa

    <![CDATA[Community Recreation Workers]]>, 19 Nov 2015 3:47:48 -0700The Town of Petawawa's Parks and Recreation department is accepting resumes for casual community recreation workers.

    Please forward resumes to Colin Coyle at

    <![CDATA[Term of Office]]>, 19 Nov 2015 3:39:03 -0700The term of office is four years, beginning on December 1, 2014 after the election.

    <![CDATA[Certified Candidates]]>, 19 Nov 2015 3:36:35 -0700View and download the lists of certifiied candidates for the last municipal election.

    <![CDATA[Renfrew Catholic County District School Board Trustee]]>, 19 Nov 2015 3:30:09 -0700View the financial statements for the Renfrew Catholic County District School Board Trustees.

    <![CDATA[Renfrew County District School Board Trustee]]>, 19 Nov 2015 3:29:01 -0700View the financial statements for the Renfrew County District School Board Trustees.

    <![CDATA[Councillor]]>, 19 Nov 2015 3:27:21 -0700View councillor financial statements.

    <![CDATA[Mayor]]>, 19 Nov 2015 3:25:21 -0700View the mayor's financial statement.

    <![CDATA[Financial Statements]]>, 19 Nov 2015 3:20:46 -0700Municiapl election financial statements are available here.

    <![CDATA[Certified Results]]>, 19 Nov 2015 12:11:03 -0700The certified results from the latest municipal election are available for viewing and download.

    <![CDATA[Municipal Performance Measurement Program]]>, 19 Nov 2015 12:05:09 -0700 Municipal Performance Measurement Program reports are available here for viewing and download.

    <![CDATA[Property Assessment]]>, 19 Nov 2015 11:53:14 -0700The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is responsible for the calculation of assessed values and classification of each of the over four million properties in Ontario. This data is used by municipalities and the province to calculate property and education taxes.

    To find out more visit

    <![CDATA[Marriage Licences]]>, 19 Nov 2015 9:31:21 -0700To be married in Ontario, you must fill out a marriage licence application form.  At least one party to the proposed marriage must apply in person; however, the application must be signed by both applicants.  Please be prepared to provide two (2) pieces of identification for both parties.

    The following pieces of identification are acceptable:

    • A valid birth certificate (including change of name certificates);
    • A valid passport;
    • A record of immigrant landing;
    • A Canadian citizenship card.

    In addition to the above documents, a second piece of identification in the form of government issued photo identification must also be presented for both parties of the intended marriage. This may either be:

    • A valid driver's licence;
    • A valid passport;
    • A BYID age of majority card;
    • A Military ID.


    • A marriage licence is valid for use anywhere in Ontario.
    • The licence expires three months after the date of issue.
    • The fee for a marriage licence is $100.00 and is payable upon submission of the marriage licence application form.  Payment may be made by cash, debit, or cheque. 
    • Marriage licence fees are non-refundable.
    • There are no requirements respecting residency, pre-marital tests or medical certificates.
    <![CDATA[Accessibility Advisory Committee]]>, 19 Nov 2015 8:45:11 -0700The Accessibility Advisory Committee is established through a formal motion of Council and is mandated to fulfill the minimum responsibilities as set out in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and any other additional responsibilities as may be assigned by Council.

    <![CDATA[Mayor's Message]]>, 19 Nov 2015 6:44:51 -0700

    photo of mayorIt is my great pleasure to invite you to enjoy the warmth of our wonderful community and the splendour of the natural setting with which we have been blessed.

    If you are contemplating visiting, living, working or establishing a business in a new community, Petawawa deserves your careful consideration.

    Here, the voices of the Ottawa and Petawawa Rivers impart their special feeling of well-being to all within ear shot. Add to these the beauty of our upper Ottawa River setting and the splendour of our changing seasons, and you will have discovered a haven envied to the corners of the earth.

    You will like our community-minded small town friendliness with the 'big city' services for which Petawawa is renowned. Here you will find quality housing at affordable prices and an abundance of products, services and skilled labor that you would have expected only from a much larger community.

    During your stay in Petawawa, whether for a visit or a lifetime, you and your family can enjoy leisure-time sports, activities and facilities the like of which you've never before experienced.

    As a commercial developer you will find a wide selection of serviced and unserviced residential, commercial and industrial land available for building homes and establishing business ventures. Our public utilities are state of the art and well maintained. Clean water, excellent roads, reliable power and motivated/educated employees are the norm in Petawawa. We welcome your inquiries. Our municipal administrative capability is at your disposal to assist in establishing your confidence in Petawawa's well developed and modern infrastructure.

    Whatever you are looking for in a community, Petawawa, has something to unique to offer.

    With neighbourly regards, I am

    Yours sincerely,
    Mayor Bob Sweet

    <![CDATA[Meeting Minutes]]>, 18 Nov 2015 6:53:53 -0700View and download meeting minutes from past council meetings.

    <![CDATA[Mandatory Business Registration]]>, 03 Nov 2015 1:55:14 -0700The Town has a Business Registration By-law requiring all businesses within the Town of Petawawa to fill out the Business Registration Application Package.

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