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The Township of McNab/Braeside is a recreation lover’s paradise. White Lake, the Madawaska River, the Ottawa River and countless streams and creeks offer many opportunities for fishing, boating, swimming, canoeing/kayaking and rowing.


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Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:58:51 -0700en-us<![CDATA[Madawaska River Family Paddle - Burnstown Beach]]>http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/events/madawaska-river-family-paddle-burnstown-beach/http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/events/madawaska-river-family-paddle-burnstown-beach/Wed, 16 Aug 2017 6:11:07 -0700

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<![CDATA[Burnstown Beach]]>http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/parks-and-beaches/burnstown-beach/http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/parks-and-beaches/burnstown-beach/Wed, 12 Jul 2017 8:52:34 -0700The Burnstown Beach is located at 1537 Calabogie Road and boasts a beautiful sandy beach on the Madawaska River, play structure, seasonal concession stand and public washrooms. There is a boat launch at this beach and parking passes for the boat launch can be purchased at the concession stand, Antrim Truck Stop, White Lake General Store and the Township Office.

Now offering Paddle sport rentals daily!

                  PADDLE EQUIPMENT RENTAL FEES

Stand Up Paddleboards, Kayaks and Canoes are available for $10/hour or $40.00/day.

A $50.00 security deposit is required for each item that is rented

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<![CDATA[Skiability at Burnstown Beach]]>http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/events/skiability-at-burnstown-beach/http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/events/skiability-at-burnstown-beach/Wed, 12 Jul 2017 8:40:24 -0700For more details, please contact the Recreation Department - 613-623-5756 ext. 226 or recreation@mcnabbraeside.com

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<![CDATA[White Lake Park and Beach]]>http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/parks-and-beaches/white-lake-park-and-beach/http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/parks-and-beaches/white-lake-park-and-beach/Wed, 17 May 2017 7:40:31 -0700White Lake Park and Beach are located at 33 Diamond Lane in White Lake. The park has a well maintained baseball field, basketball court, outdoor ice skating rink and play structure. The beach has a boat launch. Please be advised that a parking pass is required if you are launching a boat. Parking passes can be purchased at White Lake General Store, the Antrim Truck Stop, the Burnstown Beach and the Township Office

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<![CDATA[Clay Bank Park]]>http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/parks-and-beaches/clay-bank-park/http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/parks-and-beaches/clay-bank-park/Wed, 17 May 2017 7:39:56 -0700Clay Bank Park is located on White Lake Road and is enjoyed as a boat launch for many. Please be advised that a Parking Pass is required and can be purchased at the Antrim Truck Stop, the Burnstown Beach, White Lake General Store and at the Township Office.

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<![CDATA[Red Pine Bay Park]]>http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/parks-and-beaches/red-pine-bay-park/http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/parks-and-beaches/red-pine-bay-park/Wed, 17 May 2017 7:35:41 -0700Red Pine Bay is located at 642 Usborne Street. There is a boat launch at Red Pine Bay and parking passes can be bought at the Antrim Truck Stop, White Lake General Store, the Burnstown Beach and the Township Office. This location has public washrooms.

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<![CDATA[McNab/Braeside Public Market 2017]]>http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/events/mcnab-braeside-public-market/2274.htmlhttp://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/events/mcnab-braeside-public-market/2274.htmlMon, 15 May 2017 8:25:30 -0700<![CDATA[Waba Cottage Museum]]>http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/recreation-and-culture/waba-cottage-museum/http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/recreation-and-culture/waba-cottage-museum/Tue, 21 Mar 2017 8:10:58 -0700Artifacts
The museum is full of memories from the past. Local families have been so generous in donating artifacts. We are very proud of our community volunteer force that helped, and continue to help maintain our Museum and Gardens showing ever-continuing support of our heritage. The buildings contain everything from Sunday's best china to farm harvesting equipment.

In 1975 a local resident of White Lake unearthed bones that were later determined to be from 11,500 years ago, belonging to a mature Bowhead whale, an arctic sea mammal. The original bones are at the National Museum of Natural Sciences in Ottawa, replicas of the bones are on display in the Waba Cottage Museum.

The Gardens at Waba Cottage Museum
In 1999 the McNab/Braeside Millennium Committee was formed to create a special garden at the Waba Cottage Museum site to mark the beginning of the millennium.

A Canada Millennium grant was matched by the Township of McNab/Braeside, and the community rallied with donations of plants, labour, material and money to complete seven gardens in the year 2000. Since then, four more gardens have been added and many changes have been made in the gardens in an effort to strike a balance between beauty and ease of maintenance. All eleven themed gardens have a wonderful south and west exposure that is perfect for growing all types of plants. The view of the lake in the background adds a marvelous backdrop of shimmering blue to the spectacular colours on this sunny 8 acre site.

Garden Committee members are responsible for the appearance and ongoing maintenance of the gardens along with a group of 25 volunteers and one summer student. As in a home garden the tasks are many and varied - from purchasing the annuals, to dealing with pests and irrigation issues. Volunteers are brought in for spring and fall cleanups, plant sales and to spruce up the gardens for weddings and special events. New volunteers are always welcome! The biennial plant sale is always held on the Saturday of the May long weekend.

With additional funding, the Waba Cottage Museum and Gardens Committee would like to establish a stone walk in front of the Museum, introduce interlocking brick on all walkways (beginning with the Garden of the Senses), lay a flagstone walkway around the Museum, erect another log display building, install gates to hide garden debris and restore and erect an historic windmill.

Garden Views

Heritage Buildings
The present building is a faithful reconstruction of the house built in 1835 by the founder of McNab Township, the controversial and colourful Archibald 13th Laird of McNab (c.1781-1860).

In 1978 this log school house (McNab School Section No. 15, built in 1978) was moved from German Settlement (now called Clay Valley), an area settled primarily by German immigrants in the 1860's and 1870's. A plaque commemorates broadcaster Frank Ryan (born 1901) who attended this school.

"The Temple". This log structure is dating back to 1868 and was moved to the Waba Cottage Museum and Gardens in 1978. It was originally built in White Lake village as a "Penny Reading House".

The early history of McNab Township (Renfrew County, Ontario) is closely linked with Archibald 13th Laird of McNab. The Laird was born about 1781 at Bouvain, Glen Dochart, Scotland. In 1816, when his illustrious Uncle Francis, 12th Laird of McNab died without legitimate heir, Archibald inherited the title of Chief along with insurmountable debts upon the family estate. In 1822 Archibald fled from his creditors and came to Canada, where other members of the Clan McNab had already settled (Sir Allan Napier McNab, Prime Minister of Canada from 1854 to 1856, was his first cousin.)

Soon after his arrival in Upper Canada, the government appointed Archibald administrator of a township. He promised to settle it with Highland clansmen, hoping the scheme would enable him to return to Scotland to regain his possessions. His first Scottish settlers arrived in 1825. Archibald ruled with an iron fist. It took 18 years of "peaceful resistance", petitions, court battles, and legal maneuvers to oust the only "Feudal Lord" English Canada has ever seen.

In 1835, Archibald had a small stone house erected on the shore of White Lake. Here he lived for a number of years with his common-law wife Catherine Fisher, their son Allan, and their daughter Kitty. The Laird returned to Britain in 1852; Catherine remained in the house until her death in the 1870's.

Later the house became the property of Mrs. Violet Box. It had fallen to disrepair, and efforts were made to have the historic building restored. However on April 12, 1936 the owners demolished it with a few sticks of dynamite. In 1967 the Box family donated the ruins and 8 acres of surrounding lakefront property to the Township of McNab. The McNab Centennial Committee under leadership of Mrs. Verna Campbell built a replica of Archibald's house, using some of the original stone. The hearthstone from one of the two old fireplaces became the threshold. Archibald Corry McNab who had then assumed the Chiefship of the Clan laid the cornerstone of the new building in 1967. The rebuilt Waba Cottage opened to the public as a museum on June 26, 1968.

Tours, picnics, weddings, family reunions, school outings and other special events can be arranged. Waba Cottage Museum and Gardens is situated on an 8-acre park. Picnic tables, a boat launch dock and modern sanitary facilities. Easy access for the disabled. Several books are available for sale at the Museum.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Waba Cottage Museum and Gardens
White Lake, Ontario 
Renfrew County

To arrange a group tour or to make a donation:
613-623-8853 - Museum

To book an event:
613-623-5756 ext. 234- Mandy Cannon

For garden information or to volunteer:
613-623-8853 - Museum

Location:
Directions from Hwy 17 (Arnprior)
- Take the White Lake Road (County Rd. 2) for 12 km to the White Lake Village
- Turn right at the four way stop (White Lake General Store and Church)
- Continue 1.5km and the Museum is on your left.

Hours Of Operation:
Open Wednesday - Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Victoria Day Weekend to Thanksgiving Day Weekend

View Fee List

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<![CDATA[Waba Cottage Museum & Gardens, White Lake]]>http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/cultural/waba-cottage-museum-gardens-white-lake/http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/cultural/waba-cottage-museum-gardens-white-lake/Tue, 21 Mar 2017 8:06:29 -0700The Waba Cottage Museum and Gardens, on 8 acres, in White Lake feature:

  • a wonderful view of the lake
  • 11 themed gardens
  • heritage buildings, including the main building that houses museum artifacts

The buildings

The main building is a faithful reconstruction of the house built in 1835 by the founder of McNab Township, the controversial and colourful Archibald 13th Laird of McNab (c. 1781–1860).

The log schoolhouse (McNab School Section No. 15, built in 1978) was moved from the Clay Valley area between the village of White Lake and Arnprior, an area settled primarily by German immigrants in the 1860s and 1870s. A plaque commemorates broadcaster Frank Ryan (born 1901), who attended this school.

The log structure called The Temple dates back to 1868 and was moved to the site in 1978. It was originally built in the village of White Lake as a Penny Reading House.

The museum

The museum holds a number of unique artifacts, including replicas of whale bones from 11,500 years ago. In 1975, a resident of White Lake unearthed bones that were later determined to be from a mature Bowhead whale, an arctic sea mammal. The original bones are at the National Museum of Natural Sciences in Ottawa.

Archibald Laird of McNab

Archibald 13th Laird of McNab was born about 1781 at Bouvain, Glen Dochart, Scotland. In 1816, when his illustrious Uncle Francis, 12th Laird of McNab, died without a legitimate heir, Archibald inherited the title of Chief along with insurmountable debts upon the family estate. In 1822, he fled from his creditors and came to Canada, where other members of the Clan McNab had already settled. (Sir Allan Napier McNab, Prime Minister of Canada from 1854 to 1856, was his first cousin.)

Soon after his arrival in Upper Canada, the government appointed Archibald administrator of a township. He promised to settle it with Highland clansmen, hoping the scheme would enable him to return to Scotland to regain his possessions. His first Scottish settlers arrived in 1825. Archibald ruled with an iron fist. It took 18 years of peaceful resistance, petitions, court battles and legal maneuvers to oust the only feudal lord that English Canada has ever seen.

In 1835, Archibald had a small stone house erected on the shores of White Lake. Here he lived for a number of years with his common-law wife Catherine Fisher, their son Allan, and their daughter Kitty. The Laird returned to Britain in 1852; Catherine remained in the house until her death in the 1870s.

Later the house became the property of Violet Box. It had fallen to disrepair, and efforts were made to have the historic building restored. However, on April 12, 1936, the owners demolished it with a few sticks of dynamite. In 1967, the Box family donated the ruins and 8 acres of surrounding lakefront property to the township. The McNab Centennial Committee built a replica of Archibald’s house, using some of the original stone. The hearthstone from one of the two old fireplaces became the threshold. Archibald Corry McNab, who had then assumed the Chiefship of the Clan, laid the cornerstone of the new building in 1967. The rebuilt Waba Cottage opened to the public as a museum on June 26, 1968.

Amenities

Amenities include picnic tables, a boat launch and modern sanitary facilities.

Tours, picnics, weddings, family reunions, school outings and other special events can be arranged.

Hours of operation:

From Victoria Day weekend to Labour Day 

Open 7 days a week, 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

From Labour Day to Thanksgiving

Open Wednesday–Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m, 

To arrange a group tour or to make a donation: 613-623-8853 — Museum (May to October)

To book an event: 613-623-5756 ext. 234 — Mandy Cannon

For garden information or to volunteer: 613-623-8853 — Museum (May to October)

Location:

Directions from Hwy 17 (Arnprior)

Take the White Lake Road (County Rd. 2) for 12 km to the village of White Lake

Turn right at the four-way stop (White Lake General Store and Church)

Continue 1.5 km; the Museum is on your left

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<![CDATA[Snowshoe Outings]]>http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/events/snowshoe-outings/http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/events/snowshoe-outings/Wed, 01 Feb 2017 1:04:03 -0700

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<![CDATA[Library]]>http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/recreation-and-culture/library/http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/recreation-and-culture/library/Tue, 17 Jan 2017 8:12:34 -0700The Township of McNab/Braeside will reimburse each household $45.00 to use the library services offered by the Renfrew Public Library.

Library Reimbursement Request

Township residents can access the online catalog from the Renfrew Public Library web page www.renfrew.library.on.ca to find a book, reserve a book, or find out what is checked out or due.

Or view their brochure

By logging in your library card number residents can have access to more than 1500 full text magazines and 4,000 plus electronic books.

Visit the Arnprior Public Library's website at:
www.arnprior.library.on.ca
or in person at:
Arnprior Public Library
21 Madawaska Street

Visit the Renfrew Public Library's website at:
www.renfrew.library.on.ca
or in person at:
Renfrew Public Library
13 Railway Avenue

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<![CDATA[Recreation and Culture]]>http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/recreation-and-culture/http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/recreation-and-culture/Wed, 14 Sep 2016 8:18:29 -0700 PARKS & BEACHES Braeside RA Centre: Ball Field/Outdoor Skating 138 Sarah Street Burnstown Beach/Boat Launch  Play Structure/Seasonal Washrooms and Concession Area 1537 Calabogie Road Clay Bank Park/Boat Launch White Lake Road Dochart Park/Soccer Fields Play Structure/Seasonal Washrooms/Concession Area (Special Events) 278 Duncan Drive Glasgow Downs Ball Field 56 Calabogie Road McNab Centre Park/Ball Fields Play Structure/Seasonal Washrooms/Concession Area 486 Calabogie Road McNab Public School - Outdoor Ice Skating 1164 Stewartville Road Red Pine Bay:  Boat Launch/Washrooms/Special Events  642 Usborne Street Braeside Beach:  Seasonal Porta-potty Waba Cottage Museum and Gardens 24 Museum Road, White Lake Wellington Park:  Playstructure/Seasonal Porta-potty/Horseshoe Pits/Gazebo 29 Wellington Street White Lake Park Ball Field/Outdoor Skating/Play Structure 33 Diamond Lane White Lake Dam Site Beach/Boat Launch Recreation Trail Map View map in pdf format

 PLEASE CONTACT THE RECREATION DEPARMENT FOR ALL RENTAL INQUIRIES

CONTACT NAMES & TELEPHONE NUMBERS
Recreation Department 613-623-5756 ext. 226
Braeside Community Centre 613-623-5756 ext. 226
Burnstown Rowing Club - Dr. Robson 613-623-3013
Euchre - Keith Burns 613-623-5658
Pine Grove Community - A. Leblanc 613-623-3206
Recreation Trail Committee 613-623-5756 ext. 226
Soccer - Tony Veale
White Lake Community - P. Farr 613-623-1541

DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks - Rinks are open from January to mid-March, weather permitting, for more information or for booking inquiries call the Recreation Department at 613-623-5756 extension 226.

Ball Parks - For Bookings or details call the Recreation Department at 613-623-5756 extension 226. View Fees List

Winter Carnivals - For details or to volunteer as part of the event organizing committee please call the Recreation Department at 613-623-5756 extension 226.

Minor Ball - Download Application Form

Soccer and other programs - For details call the Recreation Department at 613-623-5756 extension 226.

View Fees List 

McNab DaysTypically, a 10 day celebration of life in McNab/Braeside which features a Calling of the Clans party at the historic Waba Cottage Museum, a Scottish festival, which also celebrates the heritage of our local residents, the Braeside Riverdrive, a special event at Red Pine Bay featuring vintage boats, great food, traditional music and other attractions at our beautiful Ottawa River venue. Other components of McNab Days include activities such as a horseshoe tournament, the McNab Tartan Run 5 k road race, euchre tournaments, church suppers, paddling, the Township’s annual Canada Day celebrations and much, much more.

If you’d like to become involved or would simply like more information on this event, please contact the Recreation Department at 613-623-5756 x 226.

Check out what's going in in Arnprior - Arnprior Life - Fall/Winter

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<![CDATA[Recreation Programs]]>http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/recreation-programs/http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/recreation-programs/Wed, 31 Aug 2016 11:13:52 -0700McNab / BraesideMinor Ball

For information on McNab/Braeside Minor Ball please check out their website at www.mbminorball.ca

Soccer

For more information on Arnprior McNab Braeside United Minor Soccer, please check out their website at www.ambusc.ca

Zumba

Our certified instructor will cater to all fitness levels whether you are just starting out or have been doing Zumba for years! Please contact the Recreation Department for class dates and more information.

Archery

Archery Classes for 2016

McNab/Braeside Parks and Recreation offers a 10 week introduction to archery course during winter and spring sessions.  The program is open to all ages and experience levels and equipment is provided.  The course is hosted at an indoor archery range which is located at the Braeside RA Centre and offered through experienced instructors who will help beginners learn the sport of archery in a controlled environment or even offer archers with experience a chance to refine their skills. 

Ideally, the curriculum is aimed at beginner/novice/intermediate archers. 

For more information, please e-mail recreation@mcnabbraeside.com

Euchre night

Euchre is played every Tuesday night from mid-September through to May at the Braeside RA Centre. Prizes and camaraderie no extra charge! Come out and have some fun! For more information about Tuesday night Euchre, please contact Keith Burns at 613-623-5658

Archives

The Arnprior & McNab/Braeside Archives is a multi-municipal institution established by local volunteers as a non-profit, charitable organization, serving the citizens of the Town of Arnprior and McNab/Braeside Township. The Archives was established to acquire, preserve and make accessible important historical documents pertaining to the history of the area.

Visit the Arnprior & McNab/Braeside Archives at www.adarchives.org.

Recreation Trails

The McNab/Braeside Recreational Trail is a 20 plus kilometer section of recreational trail situated on the former CN Rail Bed which allows recreational four season use.  During the winter season, snowmobilers access designated sections of the Trail but during the rest of the calendar year, no unauthorized motorized traffic is permitted on the Trail.  It runs from the Goshen area, at its’ most western point, through to the Town of Arnprior to the East. 

Non-motorized trail use includes but is not limited to:

  • hiking
  • snowshoeing
  • cross-country skiing
  • dog walking
  • Nordic poling
  • jogging and running
  • cycling. 

There are race-style events that take place on the Trail, most notably the Tuff Tartan Trek which takes place in late fall and is based out of the Dochart Soccer Park recreational area, which boasts access to the eastern portion of the Trail.

Other Activities: Fishing, hiking, skiing, swimming, snowmobiling, snowshoeing.

The Township has entered into agreement with both the Town of Arnprior Recreation Department and the Town of Renfrew Recreation Department.

Burnstown Rowing Club

The Burnstown Rowing Club is headquartered in the Township of McNab/Braeside, at the Burnstown Beach. In operation for more than 10 years and with a membership around 40, the club offers:

  • beginner lessons (five lessons included in annual membership fee), coached by certified coach Lee Narraway
  • recreational sculling opportunities for members
  • learn-to-row singles and a double
  • a range of singles and doubles for use by members
  • an annual invitational recreational regatta in September, certified by Row Ontario

For more information, contact:

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<![CDATA[McNab/Braeside Public Market]]>http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/events/mcnab-braeside-public-market/3284.htmlhttp://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/events/mcnab-braeside-public-market/3284.htmlThu, 25 Aug 2016 11:01:28 -0700<![CDATA[McNab/Braeside Public Market - Beans & Tomatoes]]>http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/events/mcnab-braeside-public-market/mcnab-braeside-public-market-beans-tomatoes.htmlhttp://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/events/mcnab-braeside-public-market/mcnab-braeside-public-market-beans-tomatoes.htmlThu, 25 Aug 2016 11:00:15 -0700The McNab/Braeside Public Market is located at 2473 Russett Drive, Arnprior, Ontario (across from the Township Office Building). The Market is open Saturday morning from 8:00 a.m. - noon from Labour Day weekend until the end of October. 

Join us on September 3, 2016 in celebration of beans and tomatoes. Fresh produce and preserves will be available for sale or come try our special Chile con Carne 

For more information, please contact Rachel (613) 623-0950.  

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<![CDATA[McNab/Braeside Public Market - Scottish Morning Tea]]>http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/events/mcnab-braeside-public-market/mcnab-braeside-market-scottish-morning-tea.htmlhttp://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/events/mcnab-braeside-public-market/mcnab-braeside-market-scottish-morning-tea.htmlThu, 25 Aug 2016 10:59:27 -0700The McNab/Braeside Public Market is located at 2473 Russett Drive, Arnprior, Ontario (across from the Township Office Building). The Market is open Saturday morning from 8:00 a.m. - noon from Labour Day weekend until the end of October. 

Join us on September 24, 2016 for dainty Scottish delights with a "cuppa". Glendochart will be serving these treats from 10:00 - 12:00 for a fee of $10.00. Ladies are required to wear hats or fascinators (available from Feathers & Flames). 

For more information, please contact Rachel (613) 623-0950.  

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<![CDATA[McNab/Braeside Public Market - Holiday Market]]>http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/events/mcnab-braeside-public-market/mcnab-braeside-public-market-holiday-market.htmlhttp://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/events/mcnab-braeside-public-market/mcnab-braeside-public-market-holiday-market.htmlThu, 25 Aug 2016 10:58:37 -0700The McNab/Braeside Public Market is located at 2473 Russett Drive, Arnprior, Ontario (across from the Township Office Building). The Market is open Saturday morning from 8:00 a.m. - noon from Labour Day weekend until the end of October. 

With the holiday season upon us, the market is the place to be to purchase items for Halloween, Remembrance Day, St. Andrew's Day, Christmas and New Year with locally crafted cards, gift bags/boxes and gift ideas. 

For more information, please contact Rachel (613) 623-0950.  

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<![CDATA[McNab/Braeside Public Market]]>http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/events/mcnab-braeside-public-market/http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/events/mcnab-braeside-public-market/Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:55:28 -0700<![CDATA[McNab/Braeside Public Market - Thanksgiving]]>http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/events/mcnab-braeside-public-market/mcnab-braeside-public-market-thanksgiving.htmlhttp://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/events/mcnab-braeside-public-market/mcnab-braeside-public-market-thanksgiving.htmlThu, 25 Aug 2016 7:58:32 -0700The McNab/Braeside Public Market is located at 2473 Russett Drive, Arnprior, Ontario (across from the Township Office Building). The Market is open Saturday morning from 8:00 a.m. - noon from Labour Day weekend until the end of October. 

In celebration of Thanksgiving, this week's featured products will include fresh squash, pumpkin pies and turkey hash. 

For more information, please contact Rachel (613) 623-0950.  

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<![CDATA[McNab/Braeside Public Market - Bath & Body Day]]>http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/events/mcnab-braeside-public-market/mcnab-braeside-public-market-bath-body-day.htmlhttp://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/events/mcnab-braeside-public-market/mcnab-braeside-public-market-bath-body-day.htmlThu, 25 Aug 2016 7:51:38 -0700The McNab/Braeside Public Market is located at 2473 Russett Drive, Arnprior, Ontario (across from the Township Office Building). The Market is open Saturday morning from 8:00 a.m. - noon from Labour Day weekend until the end of October. 

Come and Indulge in your personal spa supplies on October 1, 2016.

For more information, please contact Rachel (613) 623-0950.  

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<![CDATA[McNab/Braeside Public Market - Grapes]]>http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/events/mcnab-braeside-public-market/mcnab-braeside-public-market-grapes.htmlhttp://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/events/mcnab-braeside-public-market/mcnab-braeside-public-market-grapes.htmlThu, 25 Aug 2016 7:45:44 -0700The McNab/Braeside Public Market is located at 2473 Russett Drive, Arnprior, Ontario (across from the Township Office Building). The Market is open Saturday morning from 8:00 a.m. - noon from Labour Day weekend until the end of October. 

Join us on September 17 to celebrate all things grape including fresh concord grapes, raisin pie and butter tarts!

For more information, please contact Rachel (613) 623-0950.  

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<![CDATA[McNab/Braeside Public Market - Craft Day]]>http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/events/mcnab-braeside-public-market/mcnab-braeside-public-market-craft-day.htmlhttp://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/events/mcnab-braeside-public-market/mcnab-braeside-public-market-craft-day.htmlThu, 25 Aug 2016 7:37:00 -0700The McNab/Braeside Public Market is located at 2473 Russett Drive, Arnprior, Ontario (across from the Township Office Building). The Market is open Saturday morning from 8:00 a.m. - noon from Labour Day weekend until the end of October. 

Join us on September 10, 2016 for craft demonstrations including:

10:00 a.m. - Craft  your Own Greeting Cards with Marnie's Creations

10:30 a.m. - Rag Rug Hooking with Joanne's Rag Rugs

11:00 a.m. - Soya Candle Making with Trista of Feathers & Flames 

For more information, please contact Rachel (613) 623-0950.  

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<![CDATA[McNab/Braeside Public Market - Community Tailgate (Garage) Sale]]>http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/events/mcnab-braeside-public-market/mcnab-braeside-public-market-community-tailgate-garage-sale.htmlhttp://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/events/mcnab-braeside-public-market/mcnab-braeside-public-market-community-tailgate-garage-sale.htmlThu, 25 Aug 2016 7:27:58 -0700The McNab/Braeside Public Market is located at 2473 Russett Drive, Arnprior, Ontario (across from the Township Office Building). The Market is open Saturday morning from 8:00 a.m. - noon from Labour Day weekend until the end of October. 

Join us on August 27, 2016 for a community tailgate (garage) sale. For just $5.00 you can participate in selling by securing your parking space and opening up your tailgate!

For more information, please contact Rachel (613) 623-0950.  

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<![CDATA[McNab Days]]>http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/events/mcnab-days/http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/events/mcnab-days/Mon, 20 Jun 2016 11:35:57 -0700McNabb Days

McNab Days is held during the last 10 days of June to celebrate the township's charming communities, heritage and culture, beautiful natural landscape where waterways figure significantly, and recreational opportunities. This 10-day annual festival comprises two signature events:

Scottish Festival

The Scottish Festival takes place on the grounds of the Waba Cottage Museum and Gardens in White Lake. Highlights of the day-long event include all things Celtic (demonstrations, entertainment, the bag pipes, children’s mini-games) 

Riverfest

Riverfest takes place at Red Pine Bay in Braeside, along the majestic Ottawa River. Highlights include a dock-diving dog demonstration, a cross-river canoe and kayak flotilla, boat tours, heritage and recreational displays, and classic boat demonstration.

If you’d like to become involved or would simply like more information on this event, please contact the Recreation Department at 613-623-5756 x 226
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<![CDATA[The Ottawa Valley]]>http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/recreation-and-culture/the-ottawa-valley/http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/recreation-and-culture/the-ottawa-valley/Thu, 16 Jun 2016 10:48:43 -0700The Ottawa Valley stretches from Ottawa, Canada’s capital city, westward to the wilderness of Ontario’s world-renowned Algonquin Park in the west. More than half the Valley is wilderness: 2.4 million hectares (6 million acres) of pristine waterways, rolling woodlands and dramatic landforms. This landscape stimulates an out-of-doors lifestyle with recreation opportunities that are varied and adaptable to season, scenery and technical challenge.

The OFFICIAL SITE of the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association provides quick access to everything you need to know about recreation and play in the Ottawa Valley, with extensive guides to local:

  • Accommodations
  • Brochures and Maps
  • Calendars of Events
  • Dining and Restaurants
  • Shopping and Services
  • Things To Do
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<![CDATA[White Lake Women's Institute]]>http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/cultural/white-lake-women-s-institute/http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/cultural/white-lake-women-s-institute/Mon, 06 Jun 2016 9:12:58 -0700<![CDATA[The Braeside RA Centre]]>http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/parks-and-beaches/the-braeside-ra-centre/http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/parks-and-beaches/the-braeside-ra-centre/Tue, 05 Apr 2016 12:02:34 -0700The Braeside RA Centre is located at 138 Sarah Street in Braeside. The Braeside RA Centre is the home of one of our outdoor ice skating rinks, a baseball diamond and has a recreation space available for rent that seats 75 people.

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<![CDATA[McNab Centre Park]]>http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/parks-and-beaches/mcnab-centre-park/http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/parks-and-beaches/mcnab-centre-park/Tue, 05 Apr 2016 12:01:37 -0700McNab Centre Park is located at 486 Calabogie Road. There are 3 ball diamonds, a play structure, a concession stand and seasonal public washrooms. McNab Centre Park hosts countless baseball tournaments each year for people of all ages. If you are interested in joining a minor ball league or hosting a baseball tournament at McNab/Centre Park, please contact the Recreation Department or click here for a registration form.

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<![CDATA[Wellington Park]]>http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/parks-and-beaches/wellington-park/http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/parks-and-beaches/wellington-park/Tue, 05 Apr 2016 11:59:45 -0700Wellington Park is located at 29 Wellington Street in Arnprior. A large play structure, gazebo and horse shoe pits are enjoyed by many. There is a porta-potty available seasonally at this park.

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<![CDATA[Dochart Soccer Park]]>http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/parks-and-beaches/dochart-soccer-park/http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/parks-and-beaches/dochart-soccer-park/Tue, 05 Apr 2016 11:58:43 -0700Dochart Soccer Park is located at 278 Duncan Drive in Arnprior. Dochart Soccer Park has 3 regulation sized soccer fields, a play structure, seasonal concession area and public washrooms. If you would like more information about signing up for soccer, please click here.

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<![CDATA[Braeside Beach]]>http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/parks-and-beaches/braeside-beach/http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/parks-and-beaches/braeside-beach/Tue, 05 Apr 2016 11:57:37 -0700The Braeside Beach is located west of Red Pine Bay and is close to 200 metres in length along the Ottawa River. The course sand and defined swimming area is great for swimming. This beach also boasts a natural walking trail, several picnic tables and seasonal washrooms.

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<![CDATA[Play Here]]>http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/Mon, 07 Mar 2016 11:41:35 -0700The Township of McNab/Braeside is a recreation lover’s paradise. White Lake, the Madawaska River, the Ottawa River and countless streams and creeks offer many opportunities for fishing, boating, swimming, canoeing/kayaking and rowing. Hikers and snowmobilers will enjoy the many walking and snowmobile trails in the area, and plans are under way to create more hiking trails.

Municipally owned facilities include:

  • maintained beaches at Burnstown and Braeside
  • recreational centres at White Lake and Braeside
  • boat launches and docks at Burnstown, Braeside and Clay Bank
  • parks
  • soccer facilities
  • ball diamonds
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<![CDATA[Chief Administrative Officer's Message]]>http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/chief-administrative-officer-s-message/http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/chief-administrative-officer-s-message/Mon, 07 Mar 2016 10:02:05 -0700<![CDATA[Parks and Beaches]]>http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/parks-and-beaches/http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/parks-and-beaches/Mon, 07 Mar 2016 9:36:50 -0700<![CDATA[Tartan Tuff Trek]]>http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/events/tartan-tuff-trek/http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/events/tartan-tuff-trek/Tue, 23 Feb 2016 9:05:37 -0700The Tuff Tartan Trek is an event that takes place in the late fall and pits Man, Woman and Child against Mother Nature. It’s a 5k walk or run, a 10k run or a 1k Tiny Tartan Trek for kids based out of Dochart Soccer Park along the McNab/Braeside Recreational Trail.

It’s an Ottawa Valley tough type of event and supports the Neighbour Link Fountain Community Centre local charity.

Are you Ottawa Valley tough enough to Tartan Trek?

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<![CDATA[Winter Carnivals]]>http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/events/winter-carnivals/http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/events/winter-carnivals/Tue, 23 Feb 2016 8:54:23 -0700The Recreation Department hosts two winter carnivals each year one in Braeside and one in White Lake. Both Winter Carnivals are a full day of free family fun that include great food, games, contests, skating, wagon/sleigh rides and lots of prizes! Both carnivals are fun for the whole family.

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<![CDATA[White Lake Winter Carnival]]>http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/events/winter-carnivals/white-lake-winter-carnival-7168.htmlhttp://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/events/winter-carnivals/white-lake-winter-carnival-7168.htmlTue, 23 Feb 2016 8:45:24 -0700<![CDATA[Braeside Winter Carnival]]>http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/events/winter-carnivals/braeside-winter-carnival-1884.htmlhttp://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/events/winter-carnivals/braeside-winter-carnival-1884.htmlTue, 23 Feb 2016 8:45:24 -0700<![CDATA[Events]]>http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/events/http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/events/Tue, 23 Feb 2016 8:45:24 -0700<![CDATA[Arnprior & McNab/Braeside Archives]]>http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/cultural/arnprior-mcnab-braeside-archives/http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/cultural/arnprior-mcnab-braeside-archives/Mon, 11 Jan 2016 10:52:42 -0700<![CDATA[Cultural]]>http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/cultural/http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/cultural/Mon, 11 Jan 2016 10:51:48 -0700<![CDATA[Archives]]>http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/recreation-and-culture/archives/http://www.mcnabbraeside.com/play-here/recreation-and-culture/archives/Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:56:56 -0700Arnprior & McNab/Braeside Archives

The Arnprior & McNab/Braeside Archives is a multi-municipal institution established by local volunteers as a non-profit, charitable organization, serving the citizens of the Town of Arnprior and McNab-Braeside Township. The Archives was established to acquire, preserve and make accessible important historical documents pertaining to the history of the area.

Visit the Arnprior & McNab/Braeside Archives at www.adarchives.org.

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