The Township of Greater Madawaska


Effective Wednesday, January 6th, the Township office is
CLOSED to the public until further notice.

Staff are still available by phone and email.

Province wide shutdown

On December 21st, 2020, Premier Ford announced a Provincial Lockdown beginning 12:01am Saturday, December 26th, 2020. The Township’s Municipal Emergency Control Group met on December 22, 2020, to review the Provincial Lockdown measures.  As a result, the following modified conditions will apply to municipal services:


New burn permits will not be issued until further notice. Those with burn permits issued prior to December 22, 2020 will be permitted to burn and current notification protocol must be adhered to.

The Greater Madawaska Fire Department will continue to respond to all emergencies.

Waste sites

Normal operating hours will apply. Social distancing and masks are mandatory.

Waste site attendants will monitor the site but are unable to handle or help unload recycling or household waste.


All Township operated community halls and outdoor rinks will be closed until further notice. 

Public Works

Road maintenance and snow removal will continue without interruption.


For all inquiries, please contact the Township office during regular business hours from 8:30 – 4:00 Monday to Friday at 613-752-2222 or

WINTER PARKING RESTRICTIONS - December 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021
No Parking at any time on any municipal road, street, parking lot or snowplow turnaround

Excerpt from By-law 49-2020

  1. No person shall park, or stand a vehicle or permit a vehicle to remain parked at any time on any municipal road, street, parking lot or snowplow turnaround from December 1 in any year to March 31 of the following year, both dates inclusive.
  2. No person shall park or stand a vehicle or permit a vehicle to remain parked on any highway at any time when the highway is specially marked with signs indicating snow removal or when such person has received verbal or written notice from a representative of the Township of Greater Madawaska indicating the prohibition of parking.
  3. This section shall be enforced by the By-law Enforcement Officer(s) and/or the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) by issuing Parking Tickets as defined in Short Form Wording and Set Fines.

Fire Ban information:

No fire ban is in effect. 

Campfire means an open air fire having a maximum fuel volume of 1 metre x 1 metre x 1 metre (3 feet x 3 feet x 3 feet), that is set or maintained in an approved pit or outdoor fireplace and is used solely for the purposes of cooking food, providing warmth or recreational enjoyment.


Accessible Information:

If you require information in an alternate format, please call 613-752-2222 ext. 204 or email the Community Affairs Officer. The Township will work with you to understand your specific information and accessibility needs and to provide for them within a reasonable timeframe.


Greater Madawaska Township, located in the Ottawa Valley, is the most picturesque and diverse tourist destination area in Eastern Ontario, offering opportunities for four seasons of outdoor adventure: alpine skiing to snowmobiling, flat water canoeing to fishing, championship golf to rock climbing, from mountain biking to ATVing. The options limited only by your energy and sense of adventure.

If relaxing is your preference, the sheer beauty of our natural landscapes is a joy to experience. Take a leisurely drive on the myriad of country roads, curl up with a book by the river, enjoy a picnic in one of our waterside parks, listen for the call of the loon, enjoy starry nights and reconnect with Mother Nature! Celebrate the end of an exciting day in one of our local restaurants or pubs, enjoying fine cuisine to simple home cooked food.

Be Careful! Our wealth of beauty, combined with an abundance of warmth and hospitality, inherent to the "Valley", just may convince you to make Greater Madawaska your country home.

Welcome! Enjoy! Take part in our adventure!


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