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The Ottawa Valley Recreational Trail Management Plan

Along with the Country of Renfrew and Lanark County, Papineau-Cameron Township have put together a draft for the Ottawa Valley Recreational Trail Management Plan. To see the draft, click the link below.


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Regional Tourism Promotion

Our region is as much a meeting place today as it was in the time of the First Nations and Voyageurs. With access to Ontario’s oldest provincial park, hundreds of kilometers of multi-use trails, great dining and incredible waterways and provincial parks Mattawa Voyageur Country will bring out the explorer in you.

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The Véloroute Voyageur Cycling Route

The Véloroute Voyageur Cycling Route is Ontario’s next major cycling tourism experience spanning 380-km across Northeastern Ontario from the Ottawa Valley to Sudbury East. (see photo below) Following the path of the Voyageurs over 400 years ago along three heritage waterways and 200-km of the Trans Canada Trail, the vision is that the Voyageur Cycling Route will become part of the foundational provincial cycling network with direct connections to the Waterfront Trail’s Lake Huron North Channel Cycling Route, the Georgian Bay Cycling Route, and the National Capital Region.

In this initiative led by Discovery Routes, MBEDC representing its member communities, is one of a number of partners at a committee level who serve as project advisors, ambassadors and community links helping to ensure project success.



PROJECT UPDATE: Nov. 10th/2017

Follow the link below for the full project update.

VVCR Update- Oct 2017

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Lake Temiskaming Tour

The Lake Temiskaming Tour is a unique cross-border tourism initiative between Quebec and Ontario.  With a focus on promoting sites, attractions and events all around Lake Temiskaming, this tourism circuit is a trip without boundaries showcasing the region’s Francophone, Anglophone and Algonquin cultures. Led by the Temiskaming Shores & Area Chamber of Commerce and funded in large part by FedNor, a great number of communities and partners including MBEDC are working together on this initiative.

May 2017 Update:

1 Lake, 2 Provinces, 3 Cultures. 2017 Tour.

With a focus on promoting sites, attractions, and events all around Lake Temiskaming this tourism circuit is a trip without boundaries showcasing the region's Francophone, Anglophone, and Algonquin cultures. Whether you travel by motorcycle on the road, or by canoe with your family, a unique experience awaits you on the Lake Temiskaming Tour. The Lake Temiskaming Tour du Lac Temiscamingue is a tourism project that was initiated in 2005 by commumity partners on both sides of the lake,.  including MBEDC, recognizing the importance of working collaboratively to develop the lake as a destination.

To learn more about the tour and exactly how it works, prizes, locations, etc. Visit the tour's website at or visit their Facebook page "Lake Temiskaming Tour du Lac Temiscamingue". We encourage you to visit all of the sites listed on the Passport, including the 4 right here in our region!

Bonfield Kiosk
Info Center Kiosk

October 2017 Update:

Press Release Lake Tour Passport 2017

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The Voyageur Multi-Use Trail System (VMUTS) located in Mattawan, just outside of Mattawa offers 300 kms of four season exploration opportunities to ATVers, motocross riders, snowmobilers and horseback riders.  To increase awareness of this local gem and to attract more visitors to the region, The Mattawa-Bonfield Economic Development Corporation is working closely with the VMUTS new board of directors to establish and carry out an operating plan, including marketing tools and a trail maintenance plan.



This Employment Ontario project is funded in part by the Government of Canada (THE MINISTRY OF ADVANCED EDUCATION SKILLS DEVELOPMENT)


Trail 11 Before:

Trail 11 After:


Improvements on Trail #13:

This trail was nearly inaccessible.

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