Emergency and Hospital
For emergencies, dial 911 and request the local fire department (BLR) is called for a medical assist. Opeongo Nordic does not have a fire route number or street address. The closest street address is 486 Drohan Road. Two volunteer firefighters live two minutes from the ski club.
The closest hospital is in Barry’s Bay, St. Francis Memorial Hospital, approx 40 minutes west of Opeongo Nordic.
The following are listed roughly in order of closest to further away.
Nearby Ski Rentals
Hilltop Ski Rentals (one minute from Opeongo Nordic)
text: 613-717-1243 • phone: 613-757-1404
Twin Wheels B&B, Brudenell (one of their cabins is a two-minute ski to Opeongo Nordic)
Nearby Things To Do in Winter
For the most comprehensive list of local events, visit Algonquin East.com
Killaloe is the closest town to Opeongo Nordic, only 15 minutes north on Brudenell Road. You’ll find an LCBO (check the hours… they aren’t city hours!), Freshmart, Grandma’s Pantry, Killaloe Library, Summers Ford, Killaloe Village Pharmacy (Guardian Drugs, I.D.A.).
Suggested Weekend Itineraries
Budget but beautiful: Stay at “A Yurt in the Forest Airbnb” or Twin Wheels Farm B&B, lunch at Garth’s Kitchen, pick up dinner groceries at the Freshmart in Killaloe.
Comfortable and cozy: Stay at The Sands on Golden Lake, The Pinewood Inn in Barry’s Bay, or The Deakin’s in Killaloe, dinner at the Wilno Tavern or The Sands, pick up snacks at Grandma’s Pantry in Killaloe.
Do it all: Stay at Spectacle Lake Lodge, ski at Opeongo Nordic and at Algonquin Park’s Leaf Lake Trails, dinner at the Wilno Tavern or Spectacle Lake Lodge. Spectacle Lake Lodge is almost exactly centred between Algonquin Park’s east gate and Opeongo Nordic.
Summer Adventures in the Area
Ottawa Valley Adventures: E-bike rentals to tackle our crazy hills.
Madawaska Kanu Centre: whitewater paddling lessons by kayak or canoe, and gentle rafting on the Madawaska River.
Paddler Co-op: Whitewater paddling lessons by kayak or canoe.
Dacre Heights Wilderness Park: Dacre Heights is private property, but…you are welcome to ski, snowshoe, hike, bike and run all over the hill.