Welcome to Mattawa!

The Meeting of the Rivers

For centuries, explorers set off from Mattawa and rested there when they returned. At the junction of the Mattawa and Ottawa rivers, the town’s importance grew due to its location along the voyageurs’ canoe route from Montreal to the Great Lakes. From world-class outdoor activities to loads of local history to top-notch cuisine and hospitality, Mattawa has small town charm with BIG town amenities.

GO – The Canadian Ecology Centre is a not-for-profit environmental science education and research facility located in Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park. It offers many day and overnight programs related to environmental education, the use of technology in the forest, and traditional outdoor skills and activities.

DO – Whether your off-road transportation of choice is a mountain bike, an ATV, a motorcycle, or a horse, the Voyageur Multi-Use Trail System offers more than 300 kilometres (185 mi.) of trails for your off-roading pleasure.

SEE – Sensational views of the Ottawa River from the top of Antoine Mountain will get your adrenaline pumping as much as this ski hill’s 15 spectacular runs.

SNAP THIS – Take a selfie with the statue of Big Joe Mufferaw, just one of twenty-two larger-than-life wooden statues that commemorate some of Mattawa’s historical figures.

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