HawkesburyAddress: 600, rue Higginson, Hawkesbury, ON K6A 1H1
Web site: www.hawkesbury.ca
POPULATION: 10 551
TERRITORY: 9 KM2
Hawkesbury’s many attractions will please visitors, including the majestic Ottawa River which flows alongside numerous recreational facilities, and the countryside which beckons from right next door. Hawkesbury, in its role of regional economic hub, offers a pleasurable urban shopping experience, whether on
Main Street or at stores located along County Road 17!
3, 2, 1... Shop until you drop!
Hawkesbury has become a destination for essential shopping... or just to spoil yourself! Main Street sports many boutiques and service locations where staff will always go the extra mile to welcome you. Along the highway, new businesses have opened next to chain stores. There is little doubt you will find that special something that is just right for you!
Where heritage and culture meet
Long ago, Hawkesbury prospered thanks to a bustling sawmill along the river’s edge, near where the historic old “office” still stands as gateway into the town. Known today as la Maison de l’Île, it reminds us of Hawkesbury’s past and is home to le Centre culturel Le Chenail, which presents exhibitions and shows. Watch for colourful banners and special events at this location throughout the year!
Recreational activities galore!
Locals and visitors alike can relish visiting various exhibitions and watching concerts and plays. In the winter, skate at the Robert Hartley Sports Complex, go snowmobiling or para-ski! In the summer, Main Street comes alive thanks to the Street Festival and the classic and modified car show. The Chenail Island itself is host to many activities throughout the year.
Arriving by boat? There are private and public wharfs ready to accommodate you. The waterfront Confederation Park is a wonderful place to be at all times of the year but especially during Canada Day celebrations or on any summer day. You won’t want to miss it! Visit hawkesbury.ca for more information on the happenings around town.