Madawaska Valley has a number of recreational facilities and community centres available for public use and rental.
Looking to rent a facility for your upcoming event? Check our our Facility Rental Guide 2022.
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Combermere Community Centre & Outdoor Rink
OUTDOOR RINK STATUS:
The Combermere outdoor rink is currently CLOSED (updated 13 February 2023).
Address: 1090 Farmer Road, Combermere Ontario. K0J 1L0
Situated in the community of Combermere, the Community Centre has a fully serviced kitchen, bar, and stage making it the perfect venue for smaller functions. Seating capacity is 149 people. There are two floors, with the kitchen and washroom facilities located downstairs, and bar/stage upstairs. This facility is wheelchair accessible and has free, public access wifi.
Just outside is an outdoor rink, ballfield, and horseshoe pits. The Combermere Community Centre is home to the CO Blitz, Combermere’s annual summer celebration, held on the Sunday of the August long weekend.
In the winter months, the free-to-use Outdoor rink is used by many families and individuals. While the rink is always open, the rink shack is open daily from 6-9pm (weather permitting). The rink is lit from 5-10pm.
Paul J. Yakabuski Community Centre
OUTDOOR RINK STATUS:
The Barry’s Bay outdoor rink is currently CLOSED (updated 13 February 2023).
Address: 65 Arena Road, Barry’s Bay, Ontario, K0J1B0
Paul J. Yakabuski Community Centre is home to an indoor ice pad, upstairs lounge area, and main lobby with canteen. Home to youth hockey, sledge hockey and a skating club, the indoor ice surface is also available to rent privately. For information on public skating for 2022-23, please view our poster.
Just outside the Community Centre is an outdoor rink, open (weather permitting) during the winter months. While the rink is always open, the rink is flooded and staffed from 4-10pm daily. The rink is lit from 5-10pm.
The Community Centre grounds are also home to Murray Brothers Memorial Park, consisting of two ballfields with players’ benches, bleachers, and lighting for evening games. The Park is used by local ball teams and is available for rental or use by private groups.
The Paul J. Yakabuski Community Centre is available for rental throughout the year for private weddings, birthdays, stag and doe’s, charitable fundraising events, and other special occasion rentals. There are two rental areas in the facility, a lounge area located in the upper part of the facility and the ice surface. Throughout the year, the lounge is available for rental with a full kitchen and bar area. The capacity of the lounge is 285 persons. During the summer season, April – September, there is the opportunity to rent the ice surface. The ice surface has a capacity of 800 persons and has a full kitchen. The entire facility has free to use, public access wifi.
Lakeshore Tennis Club
Address: 65 Lakeshore Drive, Barry’s Bay
Located on beautiful Kamaniskeg Lake, the Lakeshore Tennis Club has two courts for the recreational tennis player. In 2023, the Township in collaboration with the Lakeshore Tennis Committee is trying out a new hybrid membership model, allowing for public access from 1-10pm at the courts. Members continue to have 24/7 access to the facility. Click here to learn more about the changes.
Memberships are available for the 2023 now! Click here to access our membership information package.. Membership can be purchased at the Township Office or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The courts are free to use for the public from 1pm-10pm daily. Click here to gain free access to the facility.
The Lakeshore Tennis Club offers various recreational services from mixed doubles tournaments, social gatherings, fundraising events and much more. Round robin play runs daily from 9am to 11am, and all are welcome to join.
Railway Station Visitor Information Centre and Museum
Address: 19503 Opeongo Line, Barry’s Bay ON K0J1B0
Open seasonally, The Railway Station in historic Opeongo Square operates as a visitor information centre. The Station has free WiFi, a public washroom, and Township staff to help you find out things to do in Madawaska Valley.
The Station, which is still in its original location, has been lovingly restored and is also home to the Railway Station Museum, a collection of railway artefacts and information on the origins of Barry’s Bay. Run by a group of volunteers known as the StationKeepers, this museum provides heritage information and cultural programming. Just around the corner from the station is Barry’s Bay’s original wooden water tower – the last of its kind in the province!
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