Ottawa Valley Economic Development - Living Here fun and hard work are over.. the real living begins! And it's easy to view how your whole family will enjoy a higher quality of life in the Ottawa Valley. Education facilities consist of no less than four publicly funded school boards. And purchasing a nearby dream home will be within your reach, due to lower than average real estate and...]]>Wed, 27 Dec 2017 1:18:50 -0500en-us<![CDATA[Transportation]]>, 09 Feb 2015 11:36:16 -0500

The Valley’s extensive road network includes major roadways like the Trans Canada Highway and numerous other well maintained county roads. The Pembroke and Area Airport and Arnprior Airport accommodates corporate and charter travel. North Bay Jack Garland Airport and the Ottawa International Airport provides national and international passenger service. Greyhound provides long-distance bus service throughout much of the area and passenger rail service can be accessed through Via Rail in Ottawa.

Car and Truck Rentals

Discount Car and Truck Rentals
Pembroke: 613.735.7860
Deep River: 613.584.4711

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Pembroke: 613.635.7368

Petawawa: 613.687.2091
Petawawa: 613.687.2091

Avis Rent a Car
Petawawa: 613.687.6392


Taxi Services


A-1 Taxi

Grab a Cab

Murray's Taxi

Deep River

Emerald Taxi Services

Deep River Taxi


City Taxi Ltd

Dad's Taxi

Danny's Taxi

Mckay's Taxi

Perkins Taxi and Delivery

Perkins Taxi and Delivery

Smith Howard

Town & Country Taxi


AAA Transportation Group

C Petawawa Taxi

Ed's Taxi







<![CDATA[Living Here]]>, 09 Dec 2013 11:36:02 -0500When fun and hard work are over.. the real living begins! And it's easy to view how your whole family will enjoy a higher quality of life in the Ottawa Valley.

Education facilities consist of no less than four publicly funded school boards. And purchasing a nearby dream home will be within your reach, due to lower than average real estate and rental costs.

You will feel safe in your new community with a low crime rate, excellent health care, emergency and retirement services.

We are well noted for our four-season setting, which will bring you a myriad of activities throughout the year. Plus, no mather what the seasons bring, getting around the Valley and in and out of town is well-achieved through our extensive road network, bus services and nearby air charter services.

<![CDATA[Physical Setting]]>, 09 Oct 2012 9:38:36 -0400

The Ottawa Valley is rich in natural resources; the power of the Ottawa River is harnessed for electricity and its forests are harvested for wood, pulp and paper. Bounded on the northern side of the Ottawa River by the rocky Canadian Shield, and in the southern end by the ancient Laurentian Hills, towering rock cuts and verdant forest.

Ottawa, Canada's capital city, is at the eastern lower tip, and the wilderness of Algonquin Provincial Park rises to the northwest, encompassing the Valley with everything from city life, to urban sprawl to prestine wilderness and everything in between.
The Ottawa Valley harbours clean water, from over 900 lakes and four major river systems, fresh air and a healthier lifestyle. Residents and tourists alike are beckoned to many out-of-doors recreational opportunities.

Over 400 species of wild birds and animals make their home in the Ottawa Valley including bluebirds, thrushes, wrens, owls, turkeys and the rare red-shouldered hawk. You will often see many deer as you meander through the countryside, and maybe hear a wolf call or two.
Renfrew County encompasses 2400km of gromed local and TOP snowmobile trails throughout it's postcard villages and rolling woodlands. Many hiking and biking trails across the Ottawa Valley present unique opportunities for exploration, nature and historical interpretation.
As summer wanes and days shorten, the Ottawa Valley landscape changes from brilliant green to glorius reds and golds, which make perfect conditions for fall auto and cycle touring.

<![CDATA[Local Media]]>, 05 Oct 2012 12:24:33 -0400Local Media

Radio Stations

myFM 104.9FM
Phone: 613.735.6936

myFM 96.1FM
Phone: 613.432.6936

myFM 107.7FM
Phone: 613.632.6936

Radio du Pontiac CHIP 101.7FM
Fort Coulonge, Quebec
Phone: 819.683.3155

Valley Heritage Radio 98.7FM
Phone: 613.432.9873

Star 96.7FM
Phone: 613.735.9670

CHCR Homegrown Commuity Radio 102.9 and 104.5FM
Phone: 613.757.0657


Television Stations

Cogeco Cablesystems
Phone: 613.735.6819

Cogeco Cablesystems
Phone: 613.432.4812

Cogeco Cablesystems
Phone: 613.623.6542



Arnprior EMC
Phone: 613.599.5520

Arnprior Chronicle Guide
Phone: 613.623.6571

Cobden Sun
Phone: 613.646.2380

The Eganville Leader
Phone: 613.628.2332

This Week
Barry's Bay
Phone: 613.756.2944

North Renfrew Times
Deep River
Phone: 613.584.4161

The Daily Observer
Phone: 613.732.3691

The Daily News
Phone: 613.735.3141

Petawawa Post
Phone: 613.687.5511

Renfrew Mercury
Phone: 613.432.3655

Valley Gazette
Barry's Bay
Phone: 613.756.0256

The Equity
Shawville, Quebec
Phone: 819.647.2204

Pontiac Journal
Fort Coulonge, Quebec
Phone: 819.683.3582

<![CDATA[Housing]]>, 05 Oct 2012 12:14:50 -0400

<![CDATA[Health Care]]>, 05 Oct 2012 12:08:40 -0400

Health care in the Ottawa Valley is provided by five hospitals, four family health centres, nine long-term care facilities, 12 retirement homes, and a wide variety of community health support services. Physician recruitment activities are undertaken so that the high level of service that our residents have come to expect can be maintained well into the future. There is a wide range of social service organizations to meet the needs of the broader upper Ottawa Valley region, and most of the national health and wellness organizations maintain local offices.

Ottawa Valley Hospitals

Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital
350 John Street North
Phone: 613.623.3166

Deep River and District Hospital
117 Banting Drive
Deep River
Phone: 613.584.3333

Pembroke Regional Hospital
705 Mackay Street
Phone: 613.732.2811

Pembroke Regional Hospital
705 Mackay Street
Phone: 613.732.2811

Renfrew Victoria Hospital
499 Raglan Street North
Phone: 613.432.4851

St. Francis Memorial Hospital
7 St. Francis Memborial Drive
Barry’s Bay
Phone: 613.756.3044

Ottawa Valley Walk-In Clinics

Petawawa Centennial Family Health Centre
154 Civic Centre Road
Phone: 613.687.7641

Whitewater Bromley Community Health Centre
20 Robertson Drive
Phone: 613.582.3685

Whitewater Bromley Community Health Centre
70 Main Street
Phone: 613.646.7997

Pembroke Lakeside Medical Walk-In Clinic
227 Lake Street
Phone: 613.732.3209

Rainbow Valley Community Health Centre
49 Mill Street
Phone: 613.757.0005

<![CDATA[Community Services]]>, 05 Oct 2012 12:07:39 -0400

When you need access to special resources, government or community resources, or if you feel the need to contribute back to your community. We have over 500 of these services available to meet the needs of the Upper Ottawa Valley region.

  • County Connections This on-line guide is provided by the Renfrew County Information  Network to link people with 500 community and government services and resources such as child care services. website
  •  Volunteering in Renfrew County Features a comprehensive list of volunteer positions available throughout the Ottawa Valley.


<![CDATA[Climate]]>, 24 Apr 2012 2:55:13 -0400

Average Temperature and Precipitation Throught the Year

<![CDATA[Public Safety]]>, 23 Mar 2012 12:14:03 -0400Providing a safe environment is a priority in Ottawa Valley communities. Both professional and volunteer fire services are available throughout the Ottawa Valley. Mutual aid agreements along with a high level of cooperation between departments enhance services.

Both theOntario Provincial Police and local municipal police departments supply comprehensive police services. 911 emergency service helps tocontribute to the health, safety and welfare of communities throughout the Ottawa Valley.

Due to the close knit business and residential communities, Neighbourhood Watch and Block Parent programs are found to be successful in augmenting the resources of the local police system.


<![CDATA[Education]]>, 23 Mar 2012 10:41:11 -0400The Ottawa Valley’s education system incorporates facilities within four publicly funded school boards. The Renfrew County District School Board is comprised of 27 elementary schools, seven secondary schools and five alternative schools. TheRenfrew County Catholic District School Board provides 20 elementary schools and two secondary schools. Conseil des écoles catholiques de langue française du Centre-Est, and Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario each operate an elementary and secondary French language school. Pre-school, academic nursery, kindergarten and Montessori Schools are also available.

Renfrew County Catholic District School Board

Renfrew County District School Board


Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley


Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario
(French Public School Board)


Conseil des écoles catholiques de langue française
du Centre-Est
(French Catholic School Board)



Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley is the largest of Algonquin’s regional campuses and is located in Pembroke. The Campus delivers career focused training in several program areas including nursing, business, computer studies, the skilled trades and outdoor adventure. The campus serves approximately 800 full-time students and about 900 continuing education students each year. Established in the late 1960’s, the majority of its graduates remain in Renfrew County upon program completion, helping create a better trained workforce throughout the region.  website

Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Academy in Barry’s Bay offers one, two, and three-year programs in the classical liberal arts at a college level, within the light of the teaching of the Catholic Church. Courses include Philosophy, Theology, Literature, History, Latin, Greek, Mathematics, the Arts and Natural

The County of Renfrew prides itself on a skilled workforce with its high literacy and numeracy rates. There is also a higher number of people with Trade Certificates than the national average.