Top 10 Things to do in Arnprior, Canada

January 11, 2018 Yuk Petri

Arnprior is a town in Renfrew County, in the eastern portion of Southern Ontario, Canada. It is located at the confluence of the Madawaska River and the Ottawa River in the Ottawa Valley. Arnprior has experienced significant growth in populations with the widening of the 417 Provincial Highway to four lanes. The Town experienced an increase in population by 8.4% from 2011 to 2016 and the current population is 8,795. The town is a namesake of Arnprior, Scotland, and is known for lumber, hydro power generation, aerospace, farming and its proximity to the National Capital Region.
Restaurants in Arnprior

1. Fitzroy Provincial Park

5201 Canon Smith Dr, Fitzroy Harbour, Ottawa, Ontario K0A 1X0, Canada +1 613-623-5159
Excellent
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4 based on 39 reviews

Fitzroy Provincial Park

Reviewed By Tom K

This park is beautiful with plenty of activities available for you to enjoy nature. Trail to hike, small beah, swimming area, tent and rv camping. Canoe and kayak are available to rent and firewood for purchase. A small camp store is available as well as ice cream and treats. The showers and washrooms are newly constructed and cleaned daily. The showers are refreshing and temperature controlled. There are some areas of the park that are still serviced by composting outhouse style toilets. This parks convenient location makes it an easy travel from Ottawa. We camped out and then had our friends come out and join us for games and barbecue during the day. The staff is friendly and knowledge. The distance from towns and cities provides a quiet setting where you can truly enjoy the sounds of nature. From listening to the bull frogs on our hike to a deer visiting our campsite to see what we we're doing, or the sound of the water rushing over the rocks behind our campsite. Potable water is available but not at your individual campsite. Be prepared to carry water back to your site. No sewage hookup, only 1 dump sire with 2 dump and fill locations are located at the entrance to camp. Be sure to fill your fresh water prior to parking your camper. For the sites that have electricity available, the shore power stand is often 12 to 15 (40 to 50 feet) meters from where you park your camper. Plan accordingly and pack the proper sized extension cord for the amperage of your camper. Lastly, this is an Ontario park, the mosquitos are very aggressive. We suggest using a repellant will a minimum of 25% deet applied anytime you are outdoors. Make your reservation early, sites fill up fast. Recommend you book your sites before the end of April for the year. We had a great relaxing visit and we're discussing another visit prior to even packing up to leave from this trip.

2. Historic Five Span Stone Bridge

4898 Kinburn Side Road, Pakenham, Mississippi Mills, Ontario K0A 2X0, Canada
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4.5 based on 16 reviews

Historic Five Span Stone Bridge

Reviewed By ASchlarb - Ottawa, Canada

The five-arch stone bridge in Pakenham is the only one of its kind in North America. 40 min from Ottawa, It can be seen in any weather. There are picnic tables right at the river.

3. Arnprior & District Museum

35 Madawaska St | Under the clock tower at the corner of Madawaska and John Sts., Arnprior, Ontario K7S 1R6, Canada +1 613-623-4902
Excellent
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Arnprior & District Museum

Reviewed By Peter D - Arnprior, Canada

An excellent way to discover the history of the Arnprior area.
The museum has a couple of floors of exhibits and more areas are being opened up.
This is a much better than average local museum with innovative displays and some very interesting and unique items.
It is an often overlooked gem.

4. Morris Island Conservation Area

Morris Island Drive, Fitzroy Harbour, Ottawa, Ontario K0A 1X0, Canada +1 613-253-0006
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5 based on 10 reviews

Morris Island Conservation Area

Reviewed By SGMCanada - Canada

This is such a beautiful, unspoiled area that is hard to share information with others about the island.
Totally unspoiled and picturesque. Many walking trails. At present it is untouched or messed with by humanity. A lovely area to walk, fish in or just to relax and unwind. Hopefully we can keep it that way.

5. Cartwright Springs Brewery

239 Deer Run Rd, Pakenham, Mississippi Mills, Ontario K0A 2X0, Canada +1 613-295-3377
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5 based on 13 reviews

Cartwright Springs Brewery

Reviewed By Paul_from_Ottawa - Ottawa

If you like microbreweries, you'll love Cartwright Springs. As a Sommelier, I'm always on the lookout for that special gem of a place, and I feel I've found a diamond. I had a chance to meet the owners, André and Edwardo and they're incredible. The knowledge was deep, the tour was eyeopening, the attitude was out of this world!
As for the beer, I tasted all of them, from light, to hoppy to dark. Amazing. I even tasted their sparkling water which was, refreshing.
The tour even included a look at the water source itself. Oh, and when you go, I recommend visiting the washroom on your way out. You'll understand when you do.
Say hi for me and enjoy. Cheers!

6. Antiques, Treasures & Treats

260 Elgin St W, Arnprior, Ontario K7S 1P3, Canada +1 613-623-3858
Excellent
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Antiques, Treasures & Treats

Truly a unique shop! More than just antiques and collectibles. Seasonal decorations. Gourmet and handmade chocolate. Cigars, pipe tobaccos and accessories. Custom or off-the-shelf gift baskets. And in the fall, Antiques, Treasures and Treats becomes a Christmas Shop!

Reviewed By GFreeman - Boston, MA

Although I did not find the next great antique treasure, I did have a lot of fun poking around the basement, main floor, stairs & upstairs rooms full of so many things. The range is boundless, like so many relatives' attic collections - nothing really high end (that I could see) but still interesting. Jewelry, furniture, housewares, knickknacks, artwork, tools... Get the picture?

7. Mount Pakenham

577 Ski Hill Rd, Pakenham, Mississippi Mills, Ontario K0A 2X0, Canada +1 613-624-5290
Excellent
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4.5 based on 29 reviews

Mount Pakenham

Reviewed By kanasri - Ottawa

Only 45 minutes from Ottawa.
Pakenham has many different runs for different skill levels and a lot more options for amateur skiers.
I like the layout of the slopes a lot better than Calabogie for beginners but the service and staff were more helpful at Calabogie.
We are amateur skiers and a family of 4 bought a SKI package with equipment rental. Skiing is not cheap and after spending this kind o money, who wants to be treated like second class citizens. When you buy a package for 4 people, it would be nicer to have great service.
We found that the staff working here were not helpful.
We are skiing for the second time and would appreciate more help than what we received.
I had a lot of pain wearing the ski’s, got the size changed twice and both times I felt like I was a nuisance than getting any help. No one wanted to make the difference to help me get the proper boot that fit me. All I got was, it has to be tight or you will regret it and break your ankle but I can’t feel like that I want to take these off me any minute. My plan was to spend the day there but didn’t want my family to suffer so I let them go and decided to give it up. I had a much better time at Calabogie than here.
We skied at Calabogie, bought lessons and stayed there and felt more at home and included by staff at Calabogie than here.

8. The Pakenham General Store

2524 County Road 29N, Pakenham, Mississippi Mills, Ontario, Canada +1 613-624-5280
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

The Pakenham General Store

Reviewed By canadian-eh777 - ottawa Canada

This is a must go destination.
The Pakenham general store has been in business from the late 1800's and is one of the longest running businesses operating consistently as a general store.
The store consists of a two story gift shop, general store for your everyday needs, bakeshop and deli.
Currently they switched out their gifts to Christmas and it's fully ready for Christmas decorating for your home. I'll post some pictures. The owner has many displays that are beautifully displayed.
Don't forget to go upstairs.
The general store is at the front part of the store contains a wide selection of products from cereals, drinks, fresh vegetables, cheese, candy, milk, spices, ice cream in the summer, drug store stuff and much more.
The bakeshop is another one of their gems. They make bread everyday, muffins, pies, loaves and Cinnamon buns. They make a very tasty and sweet cinnamon sticky bun. My favorite is a Cinnamon raisin bun. Don't forget they have fresh coffee too. They sell off their day old bread and it goes fast.
Their deli is located at the back left of the store. Here you can request a custom made Sandwich. I've eaten here many times and the sandwiches are great value tasty. I love the smoked meat and the BLT sandwiches.
Other things to check out: cards, jewelry, wall art, glass wear, books, women's clothing, scarfs, mittens, antiques, oil paintings from Kevin Dodds (well known Ottawa artist).
Finally take some time to look around. The general store has a fully decorated back wall with all the old containers and boxes from the early 1900's. They have an electric train that runs around the top shelf and they will turn it on if you request it.
The owner consistently brings in new stock so its worth a trip multiple trips per year. Mind you if I lived by I would be in there all the time for fresh baked goods and lunch.
The staff are very friendly. It will be a very enjoyable visit.
Recommended.

9. Arnprior City Hall

105 Elgin St W, Arnprior, Ontario K7S 0A8, Canada +1 613-623-4231
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Arnprior City Hall

Reviewed By Bernardo F - New York City, New York

It's a very beautiful historic stone building serving as the City Hall. It's well maintained and looks great both inside and out.

10. Mile High Parachuting

633 Johnston Rd, Arnprior, Ontario K7S 3G8, Canada +1 613-836-1256
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Mile High Parachuting

Reviewed By Matt M - Arnprior, Canada

I took my first solo jump course with Mile High. Fantastic experience. It took a few trips to to the field as the wind wouldn't cooperate for jump day.
These guys are professionals hands down. I certainly will be back and recommend them to anyone who's looking for a tandem or a solo jump course.

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