BRWP Events

Celebrate Our Rivers 
Events and Paddles 2017

The Bonnechere River Watershed Project is partnering the Ottawa River Institute (ORI) and with numerous other organizations and municipalities again this summer to bring group paddle opportunities to residents and tourists. Some of the events also featured local food and entertainment, and all feature lots of fun! 

MAY Paddles 

Thursday May 11 - 9:30 am

NEW  Lower Barron River roundtrip -$10

Lead: ORI

Put-in/Take-out: Rantz Rd. boat launch, 500 m west of Shamess Rd.


Wednesday May 17 - 9:30 am

NEW  Indian River roundtrip - $10

Lead: ORI

Put-in/Take-out: Old Alice ski hill, Round Lake Rd.


Wednesday May 24 - 9:30 am

NEW  Constant Creek roundtrip – $10

Lead: ORI

Put-in/Take-out: Ferguson Lake on Campground Sideroad, 750m east of Ferguson Lake Rd.


Wednesday May 31 - 9:30 am

NEW  Muskrat River/Mud Lake roundtrip – $10

Lead: ORI

Put-in/Take-out: Meath Hill boat launch, Hwy 17

JUNE Paddles 

Saturday June 3 - 9:30 am

Bonnechere River - Wilber Lake to Eganville Flat & swift water options

$10 on-line    $13 on-site

Lead: Tsp. Bonnechere Valley. A Canada 150 event. Followed by Local Food & Music


Rendezvous/Takeout: Eganville arena


Sunday June 11 - 9:30 am

Bonnechere River - Renfrew to Ottawa River- Drift Card Search and First Chute Clean-up - $10

Lead: BRWP


Rendezvous: Renfrew wastewater treatment plant (end of Mutual St). Bring a shoreline lunch.

Take-out:  Horton boat launch


Saturday June 17 - 7:30-1pm

NEW  Muskrat Lake - by donation

Lead: Muskrat Watershed Council. In support of “Swim for the Lake”. Followed by BBQ at the Cobden boat launch.

 Rain date: Sunday June 18


Put-In/Takeout; Meath Hill or Cobden boat launch, Hwy 17


Saturday June 24 - 9:30 am

NEW  Little Mississippi River roundtrip - $10 

Lead: ORI

Put-in/Takeout: Burnt Bridge Rd Bridge, 10.5 km SW of Palmer Rapids

JULY Paddles 

Sat. July 1 - 9:30 am

Bonnechere River - Golden Lake Deacon to Pikwàkanagàn - $10

Lead: BRWP


Put-in: Deacon boat launch

Takeout: Pikwàkanagàn bridge


Wed. July 5 - 6 pm

NEW   Bonnechere River roundtrip -Renfrew boat launch to the former beach - $10

Lead: BRWP

Put-in/Takeout: Renfrew boat launch


Sat. July 15 - 1 pm

Bonnechere River - Eganville to Fourth Chute Paddle & Fiddle; BBQ/Music- $15

Lead: BRWP


Rendezvous/Takeout: Bonnechere Caves


Wed. July 19 - 9:30 am

REVISED  Snake River Marsh roundtrip - $10

Lead: ORI

Put-in/Take-out: Snake River Line, 500 m SE of Stoqua Creek Rd.


Sat. July 22 - 9:30 am

Ottawa River – Portage-du-Fort to the Bonnechere River - $10

Lead : BRWP


Put-in: Portage-du-Fort boat launch

Take-out: Grandview or Horton boat launch


Wed. July 26 - 9:30 am

NEW   Little Bonnechere River - Lough Garvey to Couchain Lake - $10

Lead : BRWP


Put-in: Lough Garvey on Paugh Lake Rd., 100 m south of Basin Depot Rd. 

AUGUST Paddles

Sunday Aug. 13 - 10am

NEW   Upper Ottawa River Heritage Paddle - $20 (lunch incl.)

Lead: Upper Ottawa River Race & Paddle Festival


Seats in Voyageur or Montreal canoes available.

Put-in/Takeout: Petawawa Point beach


Saturday Aug. 26 - 1 pm

SHORTER   Madawaska River roundtrip - $10

Lead: Tsp. McNab/Braeside

Put-in/Takeout: Burnstown beach

Past BRWP Events

Local Energy and the Energy East Pipeline Town Halls

Wed. Oct 1, 2014 | 7pm Galilee Centre, Arnprior 

Thurs. Oct 2, 2014 | 7pm Marguerite Centre, 
A Local Energy speaking tour and town hall, 
with a focus on the Energy East Pipeline and 
related environmental issues. 

Featureds peakers from Environmental Defence, 
the Ottawa River Institute, the Bonnechere River 
Watershed Project and the Valley Climate Circle. 

Climate Realities and What We Can Do 
and A Glimpse in Time

Two guest speakers came together for two free evening presentations: Tuesday Nov. 19, 2013, at the Renfrew Public Library and Wednesday Nov. 20, 7pm at the Bonnechere Union Public Library in Eganville.

Duncan Noble, trained by former US vice-president and Nobel Laureate, Al Gore and the Climate Reality Project will presented, ‘Climate Realities and What We Can Do’, a multi-media presentation on climate change and its impacts and solutions, and Dorothy Garlough will presented ‘A Glimpse in Time’ a photographic slideshow depicting past, present, and future possibilities for our region.

Click here for a poster.

Spring and Summer 2013 Performances of Bonnechere RIver - Future Tense 

An original musical theatre production that took an innovative and fun-filled look at the past, present and possible futures for the Bonnechere River watershed was performed nine times over the spring and summer of 2013. It was a BRWP and Stone Fence Theatre partnership production.

Door prizes of restaurant/spa gift certificates, tickets to the Bonnechere Caves and historic O'Brien Theatre (Renfrew), and Bonnechere River Watershed Adventures were awarded at each performance!

We would like to thank our sponsors and donors!
George Jackson Toyota 
Bishop Water Technologies 
Friends of Bonnechere Parks 
Lockwood Building Centre 

MacKillican and Associates
Ottawa River Drive Committee 
Quail Creek Retirement Centre 
Re/Max Renfrew
Re/Max Pembroke  
Renfrew Hydro 

Renfrew Power Generation
South of 60 Arts Centre 
The Marjorie Lindsay Family 
Vonnie Grice
Yuill's Valumart
Ontario Power Generation  

Bittersweet Gallery at Fog Run Studio
Bonnechere Bakery and Bistro 
Bonnechere Caves 
Coco Jarry’s 
Neat Coffee Shop 
O’Brien Theatre 
Rocky Mountain House 
The Ash Grove 
The Bent Anchor 
The Sands on Golden Lake 
Top o’ the Morning Cafe 
Township of Horton 
Wilno Tavern
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