Come Play

Come PLAY no matter what the season in Ottawa's Countryside. From whitewater rafting, arial adventures and horseback riding to farm animals, hiking and biking; we have it all. Join us for a day or your whole will never run out of things to see and do in Ottawa's Countryside!

Bonnechere Caves

Bonnechere Museum Fossil Hunts

Carp Fair

Fortune Aerial Experience

Annual Ottawa Valley Midsummer Herbfest

Frontier Trails Camps

Heritage House Museum

Lanark County

Metcalfe Fair

Partners of Ottawa’s Countryside

Ottawa Valley Tourist Association

OWL Rafting on the Ottawa River

Perth & District Chamber of Commerce

Proulx Maple and Berry Farm

Richmond Fair

RiverRun Rafting

Russell Agricultural Fair

Valleyview Little Animal Farm

Watson’s Mill

Wilderness Tours

Bonnechere Caves

For over 50 years people of all ages have been experiencing the underground beauty of the Bonnnechere Caves.  Come hear the stories the rocks tell us, stories that take us back to a time when our planet earth was a whole lot different then the one we walk around on today.  Our tours go rain or shine.

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1247 Fourth Chute Road,
Eganvillle, ON
Tel: 613-628-CAVE (2283)

Bonnechere Museum Fossil Hunts

Eganville, Ontario “The Ordovician Fossil Capital of Canada”

Canada Day, July 16, Aug. 20, Sept. 10, 2011

Tel: 613-628-1000, 613-628-2283

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Whatever your outdoor interest, you’ll find it in the Township of Greater Madawaska.  No other area offers the variety
of 4 seasons outdoor recreational activities found here.

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So much more to explore.


Cannamore Orchard

Spooky Wagon Ride

Day rides are from 12:30 until 5:00 and Night Rides are from 6-9:30 pm.

Spooky Wagon Ride through woods and orchards includes Spooky Village, Fog Maze, and House of Terror.
9 km south of Embrun
off the 417 at exit 88.

Carp Fair

Welcome to the 148th “Best Little Fair in Canada”

Sept. 22-25, 2011

Join us for the Best Little Fair in Canada,  from Heavy Horse Hitches & Agriculture to the Midway & Live Music…we have it all!

3790 Carp Road, Carp, ON
Tel: 613-839-2172

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Chutes Coulonge

A breathtaking adventure experience awaits you at CoulongeFallsPark, in the heart of PontiacCounty.   For the thrill seekers we have a children’s aerial obstacle course, zip lines and the VIA FERRATA; a rock climbing route 500m + long in the canyon over white water. For the land lovers, we have an incredible 48m waterfall, 762m ragged canyon, 1920’s log slide , 2 suspension bridges, lookouts, old growth pines, walking trails with artifacts of the log drive, and picnic areas. The site is perfect for a day with family, for teams, groups and even corporate training. Call us today to book your adventure!

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100, Promenade du Parc des Chutes
Fort-Coulonge, QC

Tel: 819-683-2770

Classic Theatre Festival

Join Us for Our Exciting New Season!
Ottawa Valley’s professional summer theatre presents the Classic hits of Broadway and the London Stage, featuring some of Canada’s top theatrical talent. The 2011 Classic Theatre Festival’s summer season takes place at the Mason Theatre, 13 Victoria Street in beautiful heritage Perth, with wheelchair accessibility, free parking and air conditioning.

The summer lineup includes John van Druten’s bewitching romantic comedy “Bell, Book and Candle” (the inspiration for the TV series “Bewitched”) July 8-31 and Jan de Hartog’s comedic chronicle of a marriage, the Tony-Award-winning play “The Fourposter,” August 5-28. Shows run Wednesday to Saturday at 8 pm, with 2 pm matinees each Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets:, 1-877-283-1283

Cumberland Heritage Village Museum

Lighting a spark into Ottawa’s rural heritage! This charming museum depicts rural life during the 1920s and 1930s in a village setting. As part of your visit, stop at the General Store, the one-room schoolhouse and see some of our antique vehicles at the unique village garage. Observe some of the traditional trades that ushered in industrialization and see what effect popular culture had on rural life. Families will have fun on the tractor-pulled wagon ride and with the farm animals. Pick up the audio guide to listen as a doctor visits the museum village for the first time. The Ottawa Valley Live Steamers and Model Engineers are on site every other Sunday to give rides on their model trains. Call ahead to avoid disappointment.
Be sure to check our web site for signature events and workshops. 
Bring a picnic and spend the day! 
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2940 Old Montreal Road,
Cumberland, ON
Tel: 613-833-3059

Diefenbunker, Canada’s Cold War Museum


3911 Carp Road, Carp ON
Built to protect the government from nuclear attack, this once secret bunker is now open to the public! Explore four storeys underground and relive part of the Cold War experience.

Fulton's Pancake House & Sugar Bush

Fulton’s four-season destination near Pakenham, just west of Ottawa specializes in group tours, outdoor experiential teambuilding, conference facilities, event favours, and the Spring Maple Season.   

Our Maple Shoppe is open May – Feb: Tues & Thurs 10 am -3 pm and by appointment or chance. Savour all things maple, pure maple syrup, gourmet maple food delights and unique maple spa products.

During the spring season (Feb 18-Apr 22/12) celebrate the arrival of maple sap with our special events at our Maple Restaurant & Maple Shoppe open daily 9-4. Experience the outdoors with nature trails, horse drawn rides, trail games and tours. Group bookings welcomed all year.

291 6th Concession Road,

Fortune Aerial Experience

Come enjoy the thrill and excitement at Fortune Arial Experience, open May-Oct. Traipse through the tree tops and challenge yourself on a course of aerial steel wires, rope bridges, suspended walkways, net gangways and giant zip lines.  Two adult courses and one children’s course.  Located 15 minutes from downtown Ottawa at the Camp Fortune ski centre.  Excellent skiing and snowboarding from first snow to mid April!

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300 Ch. Dunlop, Chelsea Quebec
Aerial Park 819-827-5517
Ski Phone 819-827-1717

Heritage House Museum

Heritage House Museum is a restored Victorian home depicting the lifestyle of a prosperous mill owner and his family during the 1860’s. Best known for its unique mirror image facades and two-storey privy, the museum is located in a picturesque setting along the historic Rideau Canal. The museum hosts year round local history exhibits, art shows, educational programs and group tours. Ask about our Fun in the Falls passport or group tour discounts.

11 Old Sly’s Road, Smiths Falls, ON
Tel: 613-283-8560

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Hugli's Blueberry Ranch

Country Gift Store and Ice Cream Parlour
Visit Eastern Ontario’s largest high-bush blueberry farm!  Tasty and nutritious blueberries are available from mid July to September.  Enjoy unique fall family fun with mazes, pumpkin cannon show, 100 foot hill slide, Giant Pumpkin Boat Races and Weigh-Off, Halloween activities, pumpkins, wagon rides, friendly animals, school groups, birthday parties and more.  Check website for information and picking conditions.

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2139 Greenwood Road,
Pembroke, ON
Tel: 613-638-1288

Metcalfe Fair

Rural tradition meets modern family entertainment at the annual Metcalfe Fair! 2011 marks the 155th Anniversary of this fall tradition, held in the Village of Metcalfe, in southern rural Ottawa. Take a short drive out Bank Street and see everything the Metcalfe Fair has to offer.

September 29 – October 2, 2011


Metcalfe Fairgrounds,
Metcalfe, ON
Tel: 613-821-0591

Ottawa Tourism

Ottawa Tourism, a source for information on Ottawa-area attractions, national landmarks, museums and galleries, entertainment, sports, recreation, restaurants, shopping, festivals, events and more.

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Ottawa Valley Tourist Association

Located only 45 minutes west of the Nation’s Capital, the Ottawa Valley is famed for its stunning outdoors, and boasts a welcoming and hospitable nature. Surrounded by woodlands, over 900 pristine lakes, four major river systems and neighbouring the majestic Algonquin Park, the Ottawa Valley IS Ontario’s Adventure Playground.
Tel: 1-800-757-6580

Known as the Whitewater Capital of Canada, there are over 10 clean, warm and safe whitewater rivers for all seasons and skill levels. Seasoned outfitters offer a variety of guided packages from screamin’ high-adventure rafting to gentle family float-trips, sea kayaking and sport-yaking, canoe and kayak clinics, slalom racing and whitewater rodeos.

The Valley appeals to outdoor enthusiasts, from camping and hiking to golfing and zip-lining, with expansive multi-use trails, breathtaking canyons, hunting, fishing, ATVing, and not to mention the spectacular fall colours.

For the softer at heart, a number of literary, film and art festivals, concerts, live theatre and studio tours are hosted throughout the region each year. Thanks to the storytellers, festivals and more than 20 museums, the Valley’s rich heritage, history and culture is preserved and shared.

A variety of accommodation and dining establishments wait to be discovered from family-operated lodges and resorts to cozy bed and breakfast homes to full amenity hotels. Whether you are looking for a succulent gourmet feast or quick bite to tide you over between destinations, tasty Ottawa Valley cuisine can be savoured in a variety of eateries.