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Ottawa River Waterway

Ottawa river waterway - pembroke

The Ottawa River Waterway offers 1,200 km of magnificent scenery.

Book the LiftThe scenic Ottawa River is one of the most beautiful and history-rich rivers in North America. The river flows southeast over 1,200 km (745 miles) from Lake Temiskaming to Montréal where it drains into the St. Lawrence River.  

Modern-day explorers enjoy the multiple attractions along the Ottawa’s picturesque banks, where wildlife abounds one minute, and a small (or not so small) community is waiting to be discovered the next. There are several sites of interest on this journey, such as historic Oiseau Rock on Pontiac County shores, Pembroke’s large outdoor heritage mural collection and Témiscamingue’s Enchanted Forest at historical Fort-Temiscamingue… And in the many municipalities, townships and villages along the river, you’ll find restaurants, shopping and services.

A journey on the Ottawa is made possible by a reliable dam by-pass system of marine hydraulic trailers. Services are available from Mattawa to Ottawa/Gatineau. Reservations are required, just call 1-866-224-5244 or online!