Dispatches from Voyageur Country

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Photography in Voyageur Country

Hiking at The Eau Claire Gorge Conservation Area

The Eau Claire Gorge Conservation Area is a great place in Voyageur Country to go for a hike, get out and enjoy nature, and to take photos!

The Eau Claire Gorge is located in Calvin Township, not too far off of Highway 630.

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The Witch – Mattawa Voyageur Country’s natural wilderness and the secrets it holds – Your guide

In 2014 the box off hit "The Witch" was filmed in Mattawa Voyageur Country, the film and its producers went onto win awards at the Sundance Film Festival and subsequently the film was released in theatres across North America and the world in 2016 creating a whole new level of fear and horror that many say has never been experienced before. We here at Mattawa Voyageur Country Travel have the inside details of where everything went down to make this visual masterpiece and have prepared the below blog post to share our knowledge with you!

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Mattawa Voyageur Days - Ordering Wrist Bands ONLINE!

Ordering your wrist bands for Voyageur Days 2016 has neve been easier!

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The Ultimate Guide to Voyageur Days

Whether you're a first timer or a returning veteran who knows how to rock at the point this is the ultimate guide to get the best out of one of the Ontario's top 100 festivals and events.

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Five Places to Camp at Voyageur Days

There is something truly special about the camping experience, it's a must
do at least once a year at minimum.

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Going on a bear hunt....

For someone that has never been bear hunting before, I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I headed out to Big Bear Down Outfitters just off highway 17 in Rutherglen to go bear watching.

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Fall Colours in Voyageur County

It's that time of year again when the leaves begin to change, the air get a little cooler and the smell fall surrounds us.

Here in Voyageur Country the leaves have begun to change into the yellows, oranges and reds that cause us to stop and take a second to enjoy the scenery.

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Highway 17 - The Road To Recovery


Have you travelled along highway 17?

The long and anticipated highway construction along 17 from Corbeil Corners to Bonfield is now 99% complete! 

The $15 million dollar project was contracted out to AECON construction with cost sharing from the federal government through the Building Canada Fund.

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Mattawa Voyageur Country the First Tourism Region to permit SxS/UTV & ATV Passengers

For immediate release July 13th 2015


Mattawa Voyageur Country the First Tourism Region to permit SxS/UTV & ATV Passengers
Mattawa Voyageur Country Tourism Region located just three and a half hours from Toronto / Ottawa and home to the Voyageur Multi-Use Trail System has become the first Ontario Tourism Region to update and pass new by-laws approving changes to the Ontario Off-Road Vehicle Act regulation 134/15, specifically amendments to regulation 316/03.

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NEW VisitMattawa.Travel Website!

We hope you enjoy our new tourism website! 

For immediate release July 1st 2015
Mattawa Voyageur Country releases brand new tourism website welcoming summer in Northern Ontario, in celebration of Samuel de Champlain’s 400th anniversary voyage and just in time for the  Annual Mattawa Voyageur Days.
The new website available at www.visitmattawa.travel promotes the vast and diverse tourism offerings in Bonfield Township, Municipality of Calvin, Town of Mattawa, Municipality of Mattawan and Township of Papineau-Cameron.

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Mattawa Voyageur Days Summer Lineup is Complete!

Get ready for the 2015 edition of the best festival in the North!

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Discover the First Nations of our Region

The late-prehistoric Shield Archaic peoples (AD 500 - 1600) lived here prior to European contact, as evidenced by recovered stone implements, arrowheads and fire-cracked rocks.

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