With a whole slew of facilities to meet your needs, the Madawaska Valley is the place for recreation. From ballfields to community centres, outdoor rinks to playgrounds, you should be able to find what you’re looking for. Please note that some facilities have a fee associated with their use. Contact the municipality for more information.

Looking to rent a facility for your upcoming event? Check our our Facility Rental Guide 2022.

To check availability, click here to access our online calendar.

Contact recreation@madawaskavalley.ca for further information on availability and with any facility-related questions.

Address: 1090 Farmer Road, Combermere Ontario. K0J 1L0

Situated in the quaint 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, staff operates the rink shack and controls the lights as follows (weather permitting):
Monday to Friday: 6pm to 9pm
Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Sunday: 10am to 9pm

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.

Just outside the Community Centre is an outdoor rink, open (weather permitting) during the winter months. In the evenings, facility lights are on from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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.

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.

Address: 65 Lakeshore Drive, Barry’s Bay
2022 Hours: July 1 – September 5: 7 days a week, 9am-5pm (Tennis Clubhouse only)

Located on beautiful Kamaniskeg Lake, the Lakeshore Tennis Club has two courts for the recreational tennis player.

Memberships are available to the public, and access to the courts is provided from Early April until October. Click here to register for the 2022 season. Looking for information on fees for 2022? Check out our fee document here: Lakeshore Tennis Club Fees.

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.

Address: 19503 Opeongo Line, Barry’s Bay ON K0J1B0
2022 Hours: 
June: Saturday-Sunday, 10am-6pm
July 1 – September 5: 7 days a week, 10am-6pm

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 growing collection of railway artefacts and information on the origins of Barry’s Bay. Run by a group of volunteers known as the Station Keepers, 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