Renfrew is a town located in Renfrew County, in the province of Ontario, Canada. Renfrew is situated along the Bonnechere River, west of Ottawa and is the largest town in the county, following Petawawa and Pembroke. Renfrew was established in the 19th century and incorporated on July 27, 1858. It was named after another city called Renfrew, located in Scotland. In present, the town has approximately 8,000 residents and an area of almost 13 square miles, on which are built 3,980 houses. In Canada and around the world, Renfrew is famous for having an important role in the formation of the National Hockey League. If you plan to visit it, do not forget about the most interesting attractions.
Valleyfest, also known as the Lumber Baron Festival is a celebration held annually in Renfrew. This event marks the important milestones of the town and celebrates the important historical events that took place in the city since the settlement until recent days. The festival includes live music concerts, workshops, kids areas, cook-outs and parades.
The Renfrew Fair is another important festival of the city and draws a lot of tourists each year. It includes exhibits, a demolition derby, musical acts and theatrical performances. The fair is held in Renfrew each September. It begins in the Wednesday afternoon of the second weekend of this month and it ends on Sunday afternoon.
McDougall Mill Museum is the museum that hosts the former mill of the city. The mill was raised by fur trader John Lorn Mc Dougall in 1855 and was used in the later years as a generating station. In present, this museum, also known as Renfrew Museum, displays pioneer tools, household exhibits, Victorian costumes, pioneer machinery and has a military section and a doll collection among many others.