- Vehicle is required.
Barry's Bay, Combermere, Wilno - each of our three population centres within the Township of Madawaska Valley, is a unique community with recreation facilities, schools, festivities and churches that form the basis of community life. Residents enjoy the comfort of small-town living along with the security of excellent health and education services.
With dozens of rivers and lakes, Madawaska Valley is the place to be. Whether you paddle, sail, motor or fish, from Combermere you can explore over 60 kms of navigable waterways on the York and Madawaska Rivers, Kamaniskeg Lake, and Conroy’s Marsh. Our Madawaska River is world-renowned for whitewater canoeing. Those who prefer sun and sand will enjoy the many public beaches. Moreover, our waterways are the best places to encounter wildlife – whether you watch birds, catch fish, or howl at wolves. The many miles of abandoned rail bed offer easy biking and strolling, as well as motorized travel in all seasons.
Barry’s Bay Timberfest, held each February, lets loggers and truckers showcase their skills. It celebrates our lumbering heritage and the forestry industry in our area. In Barry’s Bay, the historic wooden water tower is one of only two remaining in Ontario. Our commercial areas are booming, and feature the shopping amenities that residents and visitors alike have come to expect from their community. From fabulous restaurants and taverns, to fully serviced grocery chains and hardware stores, you can get what you need within minutes of your home or cottage.
The St. Francis Memorial Hospital in Barry’s Bay provides emergency, palliative and long-term care. With home support services, a nursing home and long-term facility, and a residential retirement facility located right here, family members needing care are not forced to move far away. An active retirement community is based in a busy senior’s centre, while residents of all ages enjoy our first-class community centres and organized sports, museums, a challenging and scenic public golf course, our public library, swim programs and community organizations.
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