Living Here


Motor Cycle Routes – Ride the Highlands

Ottawa Valley Cycling Routes
Ottawa Valley Routes

Ottawa Valley Explore – trails and routes
Explore Ottawa Valley

Ottawa Valley Tourist Association

Paddle Routes of the Ottawa Valley
View PDF brochure

Cross Country Skiing and Hiking Trails
Greater Madawaska

What’s there to do?

The Madawaska is one of Ontario’s cleanest, longest rivers – swim, paddle, fish, and row – or just relax and enjoy the view

  • Ski at Calabogie Peaks and Mt Pakenham – just 15 – 20 minutes away
  • Hike and bike on local trails
  • Walk to the local cafes and galleries in picturesque Burnstown
  • Shop in Renfrew and Arnprior (10 -15 minutes by car)
  • The Ottawa Valley offers local produce, festivals, galleries, craft breweries, and studio tours
  • Ottawa is a short drive away with museums, restaurants, theatre, and the Rideau Canal

Our Towns

Burnstown is a picturesque village nestled in the heart of the Ottawa Valley and home to world-renowned artists, unique galleries, shops, and eateries, all housed in heritage buildings. You are invited to take time to Discover, Linger, and Rejuvenate as you sample the many tastes and flavours of art, excellent coffee and food, jewellery, pottery, clothing, and our seasonal farmers’ market. Burnstown is a destination to return to over and over.

Arnprior, aka “the Prior”, is the gateway to tourism in the Upper Ottawa Valley, a town in Renfrew County, in the eastern portion of Southern Ontario, Canada. It is located at the mouth of the Madawaska River, as it enters the Ottawa River in the Ottawa Valley. The town is a namesake of Arnprior, Scotland, and is known for lumber, hydropower generation, aerospace, farming and its proximity to Ottawa and the national capital region.
Arnprior offers year-round recreation & leisure activities for residents and visitors alike.

Named after the town of Renfrew in Scotland. Much of Renfrew’s current prosperity comes from being the commercial centre for over 30,000 residents of the surrounding small towns and rural region, with over 450 small service or commercial businesses.
Renfrew is an easy rest or activity stop for outdoor enthusiasts on their way to nearby whitewater rafting, boating, camping, hunting, golfing, fishing, snowmobiling, down-hill skiing, and cross-country skiing.

White Lake The historic heart of the White Lake area boasts a restaurant, a general store, and LCBO, and a church.

Where the name originated may be a bit of a mystery, but “‘Waba Sagaigun” is native Algonkin meaning simply “White Lake”. In the earliest survey’s of the region, White Lake was shown as “Wabolak” and “Wa-ba-lak”. St. Andrew’s United Church sits majestically at the centre of White Lake Village and is very active with regular events and weekly Sunday Service at 8 a.m. Plan to drop by and experience the history in this over 129-year-old fully operational church anytime, including very special services at Christmas and Easter. Feeling romantic?? St. Andrew’s is also a great place to get married.

Our County & Township Offices

County of Renfrew

Township of McNab/Braeside

The Township of McNab/Braeside is on the south shore of Lac des Chats (part of the Ottawa River), straddling the lower Madawaska River in Renfrew County, comprising the communities of Braeside, Burnstown, Clay Bank, Clay Valley, Dewars, Glasgow Station, Lochwinnoch, Lundys Corners, Pinegrove, Sand Point, Stewartville, Waba, and White Lake. Just a short commute to Kanata, residents enjoy small town & country living and many work in the Kanata/Ottawa area.

Township of McNab/Braeside Zoning Bylaws

Waterfront license – View document (pdf)


Renfrew Victoria Hospital is a fully accredited facility, offering, surgical, medical, and complex continuing care. Specialized in-patient services include a Special Care Unit, Palliative Care, and Pastoral Care. The hospital has an extensive ambulatory care program with over 30,000 emergency and clinic visits per year.
The Renfrew Victoria hospital is 16 minutes from Braeburn Estates

Renfrew Hospital

Arnprior Regional Health (ARH) includes Arnprior & District Memorial Hospital, the Grove Nursing Home, the Primary Health Care Center, community-based services, and linkages with partners across the region to bring the right services to our local communities.
(ARH) is 20 minutes from Braeburn Estates

Arnprior Regional Health