Welcome to Mattawa Voyageur Country!

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 area’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 Voyageur Country brings small town charm with big town amenities and attractions.

GO – The Canadian Ecology Centre in Calvin 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. Home to Ontario’s longest vertical run at 2.9 km!

SNAP THIS – Take a selfie with the statue of Big Joe Mufferaw in downtown Mattawa, just one of 22 larger-than-life wooden statues that commemorate some of Mattawa’s historical figures.