Seasons of Activities
Swimming Enjoy the glorious, clean, refreshing Ottawa River! We
have 3 private beaches, swimmable waterfalls, and a swim raft
for you to enjoy. Bring goggles and snorkels for additional fun!
Water Activities We have complimentary canoes and kayaks for guests to use.
Games A horse shoe pit, croquet, beach volleyball, soccer,
scrabble, chess, cards, Trivial Pursuit, kids' bingo--you name it.
We've seen families deck it out in Oiseau Bay Survivor, or try your
hand at some old fashioned lumberjack games.
Fishing There is great fishing along this stretch of the Ottawa
River. We also keep a boat at a trout-filled lake 2 kilometers back
in the mountains.
Active Living Dozens of kilometers of wilderness trails for
running, biking, hiking, and bird watching. Hike up Oiseau Rock and
refresh yourself with a swim in the spring-fed lake at the top, then
enjoy a picnic at the lookout.
Evening Have an evening cast off the dock, enjoy songs around
the campfire, roasting marshmallows and looking at the stars, or get
out on a full moon to enjoy nature at this most pristine time.
Creative Learning! How about a hidden treasure map for the kids,
or planting young trees in areas hit by mini twisters? At Oiseau Bay we'll
provide lots of opportunities for little ones to learn in a natural
Winter Activities Snow shoeing, cross-country skiing, back
country snowmobiling, ice fishing, ice harvesting, ice skating,
hockey, shinny, and cocoa by the woodstove.
Off-Site Activities Nearby
We share a boundary with spectacular Oiseau Rock, a
aboriginal heritage site. The rock offers an enjoyable half-day hike
for the whole family with opportunities to picnic at scenic lookouts
top, and to have an unforgettable swim in a spring-fed hilltop
You're sure to see the daring acrobatics of endangered peregrine
falcons at the top. Historically, Oiseau Rock has pre-historic aboriginal pictographs,
and is known as one of
the top 5 pictograph sites in the Canadian shield. Paddle, boat, or
drive to the trail head, or take our direct trail.
Read about one family's experience.
White Water Rafting We are only a short drive (~1 hour or
Canada's White Water Region! Enjoy a day of world-class white water
rafting and kayaking at premiere recreational rafting sites such as
Wilderness Tours, Owl Rafting, River Run Rafting, and Ésprit Rafting.
Have a look!
William A historic Hudson's Bay Trading Post, Fort William is a
beach-front attraction about 10 miles down river from us. You can
enjoy a beach-front bacon & eggs breakfast special or an afternoon
ice cream cone. Stroll through this tiny town for a burst of early
Canadian history. Great pub food, fiddle nights, and bands at the
tavern in the evenings. Renowned fireworks display on July 1. This
is a place for those who like to get a little wild like the
Voyageurs used to! Boat there (~14 kilometers) or drive there (~40
Chutes Coulonge An aerial zip park for kids and adults. Located
in Fort Coulonge, Quebec. There is also a historical park and
stunning waterfalls. Located about a 1-hour drive from Oiseau Bay. A
great afternoon trip for week-long visitors!
Check out their website.
Horseback Riding Right at the edge of the ZEC, less than a half
hour's drive from Oiseau Bay, is family horseback riding at
Brennan's Recreational Farms. (819) 689-2642.
North Fork Enjoy some fine historic dining in Nichabau one
evening. Located about a 40-minute drive from Oiseau Bay, North Fork
is a stunning historic property high in the hills serving fresh,
traditional dinners in a glorious garden setting. Reservations
required. (819) 689-2588.