You 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.

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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

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Kiska Beach

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