Petawawa Real Estate
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Population: 17,435 
Municipality: Town of Petawawa
There is a reason why the slogan here is “Dynamic By Nature”. Alongside the TransCanada Highway ]Hwy 17 and 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 along Hwy 17. 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, with it’s very tight-knit Military community, has been voted 2nd SAFEST PLACE TO LIVE IN CANADA as per MacLean’s Magazine. https://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/the-safest-and-maybe-most-honest-places-to-live-in-canada/
For more information: https://www.petawawa.ca/
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.
For more information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garrison_Petawawa