Renfrew & Surrounding Area

Renfrew water tower 

Photo Credit: Town of Renfrew 


Named the ‘Most Welcoming Town 2017’, the Town of Renfrew provides an exceptional quality of life including a thriving business sector with unique shopping exemplified by the town’s historic buildings and specialized shops.

Located in the Ottawa Valley, Ontario’s adventure playground, Renfrew is situated only minutes away from pristine waterways, woodlands and forests, top-notch golf courses, world-renowned Whitewater rafting, kayaking and canoeing, as well as some excellent fishing holes!

The Millennium Trail through town and many local trails provide great biking, walking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling/ATV.

A newly-expanded Ma-te-way activity centre offers year-round sports and recreation programs indoors and out.

Calabogie Peaks, only 20 minutes away, is the tallest public ski resort in Ontario and offers all the winter activities, including skiing, snowboarding, pond skating, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.

Rural living at its best! Find out more on the Town of Renfrew and the County of Renfrew websites. 


Natalie Walters

“Growing up in Renfrew, I always felt a strong sense of community and support, and was eager to return following post-secondary education. I feel honoured to be able to care for patients and families from the same community that I grew to love.” 

– Natalie Walters, RN
Supportive/Palliative Care Coordinator
EPIC Inpatient Credentialed Trainer



For anyone craving those big city amenities, Ottawa is close at hand (approximately 45 minutes) via Highway 417. Renfrew is also mere hours from:

  • Algonquin Provincial Park: 148 km
  • Gatineau Park: 100 km
  • City of Kingston: 175 km
  • City of Toronto: 380 km
  • Montreal: 290 km


Average cost to buy a home

  • Ottawa: $622,568
  • Renfrew: $402,500 CREA