Madawaska Valley has a number of recreational facilities and community centres available for public use and rental. To check availability, click here to access our online calendar.

Madawaska Valley operates two outdoor rinks in Combermere and Barry’s Bay – for information on Wilno’s Outdoor Rink, please visit their Facebook page.

Contact recreation@madawaskavalley.ca with any facility-related questions.

  • Combermere Community Centre & Outdoor Rink

    OUTDOOR RINK STATUS:

    The Combermere outdoor rink is CLOSED FOR THE 2023-24 SEASON.

    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. In the winter months, an outdoor rink is maintained by municipal staff (weather permitting). While the rink is always open, the rink shack is open daily from 6-9pm. The rink is lit from 5-10pm.

    Please contact recreation@madawaskavalley.ca for information on booking the facility for your next event.

  • Paul J. Yakabuski Community Centre

    OUTDOOR RINK STATUS:

    The Barry’s Bay outdoor rink is CLOSED FOR THE 2023-24 SEASON.

    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. Public skating takes place weekly throughout the ice season on Sundays from 1:30-3pm, with some exceptions. Additional public skates are typically scheduled during the holiday season and March Break. Click here to view our activities calendar and all public skating information.

    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 back ballfield (furthest from the arena building) does not require rental to be used.

    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 and free parking.

    Please contact recreation@madawaskavalley.ca for information on booking the facility for your next event.
    For information on renting the ice or ballfields, please contact pjycc@madawaskavalley.ca.

  • 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.

    Join the Lakeshore Tennis Club and have 24/7 access to the facility, as well as the ability to participate in skills sessions or tournaments offered by the Lakeshore Tennis Committee.

    BECOME A MEMBER

    Download the form below to become a member of the Lakeshore Tennis Club. Members have 24/7 use of the courts. Round robin play runs daily from 9am to 11am, and all are welcome to join. Send a completed form to recreation@madawaskavalley.ca, or stop by the office during regular operating hours, to complete your membership.

    Membership Form 2024

    PUBLIC ACCESS

    Want to try out tennis? Click the link below to gain immediate access to the courts in the below free public hours:

    • Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday: 1-4pm
    • Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday: 7-10pm

    Click here for free public access to the courts.

  • 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 seasonal 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.

    For more information, please contact recreation@madawaskavalley.ca.

    For more information on the Station Keepers, please email info@stationkeepers.com.

    Contact Us

    Hannah Gutoskie
    Recreation and Community Development Coordinator
    Address: 85 Bay Street, Barry’s Bay, ON K0J 1B0