There is a reason why the slogan here is “Dynamic By Nature”. Nestled amongst majestic pine, birch & maple forests and set against the west bank of the Ottawa River with the mighty Petawawa River running through the Municipality, Petawawa has a stunning backdrop and a very strong community spirit. With the lovely Laurentian Hills across the river in Quebec and with Algonquin Park situated just west of the Town, Petawawa is a favourite stop for outdoor enthusiasts such as hikers, canoers, campers, kayakers, anglers & snowmobilers alike. Located 1.5-2 hrs north-west of Ottawa, in the Ottawa Valley and with a population of 17 187 (2016 Census), Petawawa is the most populous municipality in Renfrew County.

The name of Petawawa originates from a local Algonquin word, biidaawewe, meaning “where one hears a noise like this”. You can easily assume it refers to the raging Petawawa River in the springtime. Our climate here in Petawawa is a humid continental climate with long, cold, snowy winters (yes, you will want to purchase a snow blower) and warm, often humid, summers.

Petawawa has been voted 2nd SAFEST PLACE TO LIVE IN CANADA as per MacLean’s Magazine.


Garrison Petawawa


Petawawa’s primary employer is the Canadian Armed Forces Army Base; Garrison Petawawa. Most of Petawawa’s residents work as CAF Members (5,328) or DND civilian employees (936). Approximately 6,000 people directly connected to the base live in local communities between Deep River and Pembroke. The Garrison has an extensive infrastructure with 465 buildings and over 300 square km’s of property comprising the Petawawa Training Area.



Another major employer for the area is Canadian Nuclear Laboratories located close by in neighbouring Chalk River. CNL is a world leader in developing peaceful and innovative applications from nuclear technology through its expertise in physics, metallurgy, chemistry, biology and engineering. With over 3,000 employees working in the laboratory or project sites across the country, CNL delivers a range of nuclear services ranging from research and development, design and engineering to specialized technology, waste management and decommissioning.





The real estate market in Petawawa is largely affected by military relocations. Posting Season sees an abundance of new listings and military House Hunters coming in to purchase homes.
Each year the market fluctuates and below are some stats on the average sale volume and average sale price in Pet.

2019: volume: 23.4 % price: 3.4%
2018: volume: 0.8% price: -0.4%
2017: volume: 0.8% price: 3.4%
2016: volume: 7.2% price: 0.5%
2015:  volume:  2.7% price:  1.2%

(* from the Renfrew District Real Estate Board)

Please view my Stats Page for more information on real estate stats for the area. (will need a link to my stats page)

I track my business closely and a few additional stats that may be of interest:
On average it takes 11.4 showings to bring a successful offer
54.6% of my clientele are CAF Members
61.7% of my business are military relocations

Petawawa offers a wide spectrum of homes available, from new builds to homes settled in lovely mature subdivisions. Also, we have a selection of homes either directly in-town on full Municipal services, or those on the outskirts often with well and septic systems. There are a number of townhouses in Petawawa, if less maintenance is a requirement, to recreational properties along waterways. The area also has two well maintained, year round, mobile parks. This is also a great area for investment properties! Rental properties are few-and-far-between and the demand is HIGH.

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10 EARL STREET, petawawa, Ontario

10 Earl Street

Petawawa, Ontario

Make this house in the desired Petawawa Point area your new home! With its 5 bedrooms and 2 full baths and location across the street from park and walking distance to Petawawa Point Beach, this gorgeous hi-ranch style home is the ideal place to raise a family. If you enjoy spending time outdoors, youll enjoy everything this home and neighbourhood have to offer. The updated kitchen features a walkout to a fully-fenced backyard with beautiful garden beds and lovely sitting area to enjoy those summer BBQs after a long day at the beach. This home boasts a vast array of updates including a well-built deck in 2013, furnace in 2014, all new windows in 2014/15, new flooring throughout the main floor and basement in 2018, and much more, making it a must see in Petawawa! (id:16543)

5 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

RE/MAX Pembroke Realty Ltd.

For sale
2849 PETAWAWA BOULEVARD, petawawa, Ontario

2849 Petawawa Boulevard

Petawawa, Ontario

This one and a half story home packs a punch with 3 fully finished level. Everything has been done for you just unpack. Main floor features modern renovated (2020) kitchen with two tone cabinets. Dark hardwood flooring throughout the main with big window for natural light. Open concept design with bedroom and full bathroom on the main. Upper level features a fair size master bedroom, 2 piece bathroom, and the 3rd bedroom. Lower level is fully finished with rec room and bar area. Lots of storage in the laundry room and utility area. Mudroom and patio doors lead to the spacious backyard. Paved driveway and large detached insulated garage and storage shed (2017). Gas furnace 2015. Roof 2016. All this on a huge 50ft x 209ft lot. Perfect starter home with all appliances included!! No conveyance of offers until 5:00PM March 1st 2021. (id:16543)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

Royal LePage Edmonds & Associates

For sale
6 PORTAGE ROAD, petawawa, Ontario

6 Portage Road

Petawawa, Ontario

Investment Opportunity! 7 Unit Townhouse in the heart of Petawawa. Each unit has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 3 levels, parking and the tenant pays their own heat and hydro. Has had some upgrades and is fully rented. 2 furnaces are currently rented and will be paid out on closing. No conveyance of offers until 2pm on Feb.28, 2021. (id:16543)

RE/MAX Pembroke Realty Ltd.

For sale
39 LISA CRESCENT, petawawa, Ontario

39 Lisa Crescent

Petawawa, Ontario

So many custom upgrades to fall in love with! This 2+2 bedroom, 2 bath home features a bright and spacious foyer with tile & wainscotting, access to the attached garage & the 3 season sun room overlooking the beautifully landscaped backyard oasis. Popular open concept layout on the main level, updated kitchen with back splash, custom counter tops, tiled flooring and breakfast bar. Modern fixtures & hardwood flooring throughout the main level. Stunning primary bedroom with a custom built walk in closet, supplementary closet, hardwood flooring, plus garden doors to the deck with access to the hot tub. Another bedroom and 4 pc bath complete the main level. Downstairs are two mores bedrooms, a huge media room with a gas fireplace, 3 piece bathroom plus a finished laundry/storage room. Fully fenced back yard boasts decks spanning the entire back of the house. All this on a quiet cul de sac. No conveyance of offers until 7PM on Sunday February 21st, 2021 per sellers' instruction. (id:16543)

4 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

Century 21 Aspire Realty Ltd.

For sale
3495 PETAWAWA BOULEVARD, petawawa, Ontario

3495 Petawawa Boulevard

Petawawa, Ontario

Investment opportunity in a high traffic location right on Petawawa Blvd and beside TD Canada Trust. This building has 6 units. Two are 1 bedroom residential apartments, one is a bachelor apartment and the other 3 are commercial. The front of this building was an original building in Petawawa and was demolished (due to a wind storm) in 2014. The entire front of the building has been completely rebuilt from the ground up. The back part of the building was built in the 1980's. Units are all fully occupied with great tenants. The 2 commercial units at the back- MADD Hair Design and For Your Eyes Only, share 1 gas furnace and 1 hydro meter. All other units are on their own heat and hydro. The apartments are heated with electric baseboard. The new front is heated with radiant floor heating. All tenants pay their own heat and hydro. (id:16543)

RE/MAX Pembroke Realty Ltd.

For sale
374 MURPHY ROAD, petawawa, Ontario

374 Murphy Road

Petawawa, Ontario

Excellent development opportunity with 99 acres of prime real estate in the growing town of Petawawa. Property has 1,300 feet fronting on Murphy Road and is one of few growth areas remaining in the town. (id:16543)

James J. Hickey Realty Ltd.

For sale
Lot 3 RANTZ ROAD, petawawa, Ontario

Lot 3 Rantz Road

Petawawa, Ontario

Rare find! Just over 2 acres with water view of the Petawawa River. Build your dream home. Kayaking the river is just steps away from your front door. Enjoy nature and wildlife while just being minutes from town and Garrison Petawawa. Taxes not yet assessed. (id:16543)

RE/MAX Pembroke Realty Ltd.

For lease
$15 / ft2
3532 PETAWAWA BOULEVARD, petawawa, Ontario

3532 Petawawa Boulevard

Petawawa, Ontario

Prime Commercial Building in high traffic location, Incredible traffic count/visibility. Extremely close to Garrison Petawawa. High ceilings, large overhead doors, many potential uses. Approx 15,000 sqft (id:16543)

Valley Property Shop Limited