Guide to Outside

Welcome 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!

Petawawa is located only an hour and a half west of Ottawa. Situated between the Petawawa River and the Ottawa River it is an ideal place for getting on the water. Petawawa is the gateway to the eastern gate of Algonquin Provincial Park which offers a truly wilderness experience. Home to a renowned bike skills park and pump track designed by Jay Hoots this is a place where bikes meet air. Enjoy fishing for bass, pike, trout and other species on miles on open water. If you are hearing the call of the wild it’s coming from Petawawa.

Get that old bike out and tuned up or get the family together for a day at the beach. The possibilities and adventures are endless here in Petawawa, from miles of flat water to swim, canoe and fish or world class whitewater to get your adrenaline going. If you would rather keep your feet dry you can enjoy nature walks in Petawawa Terrace Provincial Park or grab your backpack and tent and you can head out into the beauty that Algonquin Park wilderness has to offer.

If you’re looking for more of a relaxed paced experience in nature, enjoy various walking loops, bird watching and the Millennium and Woodland Trails.  Don’t forget your snowshoes, for miles of trails that you can choose from.

You can celebrate with us during our various special events including; Upper Ottawa River Race and Paddle Festival, Upper Ottawa Kayak Fishing Debry, Get to the Point Summer Beach Party, Hell or High Water as numerous other outdoor adventure based events, there is always something for everyone!

With a beautiful waterfront beach at Petawawa Point, wildlife and nature trails in Petawawa Terrace and miles of waterways on the Ottawa and Petawawa Rivers you’re never too far from a beautiful view or a breath of fresh air. This is your chance to GET OUTSIDE and let us be your guide.