Attractions in the local and surrounding area

Hiking & Snowshoeing

Explore the Eau Claire Gorge
Explore this self guided interpretive trail, showcasing the thundering falls of the historic Eau Claire Gorge.

Trails in the Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park
Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park features an extensive trail network divided into three distinct trail systems

Brent Crater Trail
Hike to the base of the magnificent Brent Crater, formed 450 million years ago when a meteorite struck the earth.


Algonquin North Wilderness Outfitters
Equipment, shuttles and guided trips available in Algonquin Provincial Park or along the historic Mattawa River

Algonquin Park North
Mattawa Voyageur Country’s Northern access points lead you into the most beautiful and secluded areas of Algonquin Park.

Sea Kayaking on the Upper Ottawa Valley
The Upper Ottawa River between the town of Temiskaming, QC and Deep River, ON is an untouched paddling route, rich in history and beautiful scenery. It can be paddled in its 190km entirety or broken up into any number of shorter trips.

Voyageur Canoe Tours
Imagine what it was like to be a part of the Fur Trade as you and a team of fellow paddlers ply the very waters used by the fabled Voyageurs hundreds of years ago, on their journeys to and from the rich fur grounds to the West. The outstanding interpretive staff of Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park offer hour and half day tours throughout the summer in a replica 30 foot Fur Trade Canoe.

Equestrian Adventures

Freedom Acres
Beautiful pristine horseback riding trails in the picturesque surrounding of Northern Ontario’s, Mattawa Voyageur Country

Mountain Biking

Voyageur Multi Use Trail System
Explore this extensive 300 km trail system that is mapped and signed to make for an excellent riding experience. The Voyageur Trails wind through the rolling hills of the Laurentian Mountains, to scenic lakes and impressive lookouts. Trails are a mix of two track roads and gravel trails.

Golf Courses

Mattawa Golf and Ski
9 Hole Course with beautiful views and a full service clubhouse.

Arts, Cultural & Heritage

Mattawa Museum
Mattawa Voyageur Country is teeming with historical significance, from its original aboriginal inhabitants, the earliest days of European exploration and beyond.

Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park Voyageur Museum
Learn about the adventure and hardships of the Voyageurs who passed through Mattawa Voyageur Country during the Fur Trade

Clermont Duval Art Gallery
Clermont Duval is a Northern Ontario artist and the Clermont Duval Art Gallery exhibits his original paintings and reproductions.

Maxwell Pottery
local handmade stoneware, studio and gallery


Lost in the Rocks & Trees
Ontario’s toughest mountain bike race (July 16, 2011)

Bike Train
Bring your bike on the train – Toronto to North Bay with a shuttle to Mattawa. Coincides with the Lost in the Rocks bike race. (July 16-18, 2011)

Voyageur Days
Top 100 Music Festival downtown Mattawa (July 21-24, 2011)

Mattawa River Canoe Race
The Mattawa River Canoe Race in Mattawa Voyageur Country has attracted paddlers from across North America for over 30 years! (July 23, 2011)

Run Off-the-Grid
25K/50K Trail Run – The Race with the smallest footprint (Sept 24, 2011)