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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. 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 Braeside and McNab
  • boat launches and docks at Burnstown Beach, Braeside (Red Pine Bay), Clay Bank Nature Park for Outdoor Learning, and Waba Cottage Museum & Gardens
  • parks
  • soccer facilities
  • ball diamonds

HerbFest 2023

On Sunday July 30th, 2023 the Township of McNab/Braeside invites you to HerbFest! This celebration of healthy living brings fabulous local artisans, farms, and other vendors to the stunning grounds of the historic Waba Cottage Museum and Gardens...

Boat Launch Parking

Parking passes are required at all Township Boat Launches any time you are towing a trailer.  Day Permits and Annual Permits are available for purchase in person during operating hours at: 

  • The Antrim Truck Stop – 580 White Lake Road, Arnprior
  • White Lake General Store – 6 Burnstown Road, White Lake
  • Braeside Bait & Tackle - 21 Carlea Road, Braeside
  • The Municipal Office - 2473 Russett Drive, Arnprior (613)623-5756

Recreation & Culture

Burnstown Beach
PARKS & BEACHES John A. Gillies Recreation Centre (Braeside) Ball Field/Outdoor Skating 138 Sarah Street E Burnstown Beach/Boat Launch Play Structure/Seasonal Washrooms and...