Recreation Programs

McNab / BraesideMinor Ball

For information on McNab/Braeside Minor Ball please check out their website at


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


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.


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 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

Euchre night

Euchre is played every Tuesday night from mid-September through to May at the John A, Gillies Recreation Centre. Prizes and camaraderie no extra charge! Come out and have some fun! For more information about Tuesday night Euchre, please contact


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 The Archives was established to acquire, preserve and make accessible important historical documents pertaining to the history of the area.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

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: