Independent clubs & activities

Please note that the following clubs are not operated by the Recreation Department.

For the most up to date information, please visit the clubs' websites or contact them directly.

Please view this list with contact infomation for various clubs. If you would like to be featured or change information on the sheet please call 613-584-2000 ext 103 or email

Sports & Fitness


For Deep River  Bowling, please contact - Bob VanHoutte 519 717-0676.

Deep River Bowling Alley

The only volunteer bowling alley in the province! Hours of operation are:

Monday 1:00 - 4:00 PM Ladies League
7:00 - 9:00 PM Blind bowlers
Tuesday 6:30 - 9:00 PM Special Olympics
Wednesday 6:45 - 9:30 PM Mixed league
Last Wed. of the month 1:30 - 3:30 PM LTC & 4 Seasons
Thursday 1:00 - 4:00 PM Seniors League
Friday 7:00 - 10:00 PM Casual Bowling
Saturday 9:30 AM - 12:00 YBC (Kids League)
Sunday 1:00 - 3:00 PM Casual (public)

Bowling alley: 613-584-2800 

Deep River Bowling Alley

Deep River Volleyball Club

The Deep River Volleyball Club gathers every Wednesday evening during Fall, Winter, and Spring from 8:30 to 10:00 pm in the Mackenzie Community School gymnasium and has provided recreational level volleyball for teens and adults for over three decades. Click the above link for fees and contact information.

Deep River Yacht and Tennis Club

Between the 1940's and the 1950's, the Yacht Club merged with the Tennis Club to form the Deep River Yacht and Tennis Club. Shortly after, beautiful shore-front property was obtained and a clubhouse was built next to the six tennis courts, with a large hall for dining, dancing, and other special events. The success of the club has led its sailors to win both national and international Y-flyer championships and today, the club continues to host regattas as well as tennis tournaments. In addition, parties, musical programs and community events makes the Deep River Yacht and Tennis Club a fun place to be throughout the spring, summer and fall.

Deep River Golf Club

The Deep River Golf Club, located beside Highway 17, as you enter the Town of Deep River, was designed by world-renowned golf course architect Stanley Thompson. With its distinct looks and challenges, this nine-hole course never becomes tiring for the 300 members and green fee players.

Deep River Lawn Bowling Club

The Deep River Lawn Bowling Club is a very active club with lawn bowling and social activities, and is dedicated to the enjoyment of this great game.  Our bowling green is well-maintained and in excellent condition, and we have a spacious and well-appointed clubhouse.

Our program includes a variety of activities for both serious and not-so-serious bowlers and can be found on our website  Visitors always welcome.  Find us by taking the path from the parking lot on Golf Course Road between the arena and the Golf club.

Baila Fitness Classes

Baila fitness classes- fun, high energy, workout to great music! Lots of core and cardio with focus on increasing strength, muscle tone & endurance.

Deep River Cross Country Ski Club

The Deep River Cross Country Ski Club (DRXC) maintains about 100 km of trails in the Deep River area.  20 km of groomed trails are located within town, with 10 km set for classic skiing and another 10 for both classic and skating.  A total of 80 km of ungroomed backcountry trails can be found in the area, with 10 km in town, 50 km at the end of the Bass Lake Road and 20 km at the Petawawa Research Forest.

The club offers a Jack Rabbit program for kids, a racing program for teens, adult lessons, equipment rentals, tours, a heated chalet, a wilderness cabin, and the opportunity to race in the Silver Spoon Ski Fest and the club championships.

Mount Martin Ski Club

The Mount Martin Ski Club (MMSC) maintains 12 runs including a glade run and 2 terrain parks (with jumps, rails and boxes), and is service by a T-bar, right in the Town of Deep River. Most trails are groomed. All runs are patrolled by volunteers from the Canadian Ski Patrol. A heated chalet with snack bar offers users a place to socialize and warm up whether enjoying the hill during the day or when night skiing. Mount Martin has been operating for over 60 years with a long history of family fun, alpine racing and great social events for the whole community.

Deep River & Area Minor Soccer Club

The Deep River and Area Minor Soccer Club (DRAMSC) is a club promoting the wonderful game of soccer for children in the age from 5 to 19 years living in Deep River, Laurentian Hills, and Head, Clara, and Maria. Our main goal is to develop the character of young people as resourceful and responsible members of their community by providing opportunities, through the game of soccer, for their mental, physical, social and leadership development.
DRAMSC is a sports organization run by dedicated volunteers. There are always opportunities for leadership or for simply giving a helping hand. Please get in touch with any of our board members to discuss how you as a volunteer can help.

Deep River Karate Club

The Deep River club has been in operation since 1977 and is a member of the Shito-Ryu Itosu-Kai Karate & Kobudo Association, Canada.  Karate is a Japanese form of martial arts that originated in Okinawa hundreds of years ago and was derived from several different martial arts learned as a result of trade with China. Karate evolved into three distinct styles from which most present-day karate styles are derived--one of which is Shito-Ryu which combines both so-called ‘soft’ and ‘hard’ styles.  We teach both self-defense and competitive karate in a safe and fun environment, learning and performing basic blocks, kicks and strikes until they become reactive movements. Superior physical fitness is achieved through cardiovascular exercises, flexibility and strength development. We are strictly a non-profit organization; all instructors are volunteers who, after practicing for a number of years, became qualified for teaching.

Candu Swim Club

North Renfrew Snowmobile Association

Deep River and Area Minor Hockey Association

Deep River Curling and Squash Club

The Deep River Curling and Squash Club is home to four sheets of curling ice and two squash courts.  We are a club that runs on the dedication of volunteers.  Both curling and squash are social games which means that they promote a supportive environment for new members and players of all skill levels.

Our Curling Club has many programs that run throughout the fall into late winter.  We offer a Little Rocks and Junior Curling Program which teaches children and teens aged 6-18 the sport.  We also have a 12 week Learn to Curl program for adult curlers who would like to try the game.  League play and social pick up games run throughout the week, ending with Friday Night Social Curling which is open to both members, and non-members of the club.

Our Squash Club runs clinics ranging from beginners to more advanced players.  We have drop-in and organized league nights.  Players also have the option to have a key in order to play when convenient.

For more information please click on the link above to check out our website, or “Like” us on Facebook.


Deep River Duplicate Bridge Club

The Deep River Duplicate Bridge Club fosters a friendly, welcoming and comfortable place to enjoy Duplicate Bridge. Fees are $4 per session, including beverages and snacks. See the North Renfrew Times for starting times and location.

Seniors Friendship Club

The purpose of the Seniors Friendship Club (SFC) is:

To arrange for or to offer educational, cultural, recreational and social programs, and to advocate for services which will enhance the quality of life and provide fellowship for seniors in the upper Ottawa Valley.

Since the group was formed in 2013, many activities have taken place, and many more are planned! See the website for more information.

Allumette Flying Club

The club has a well equipped Cessna 172 located at the Deep River grass airstrip just to the west of Deep River off Highway 17.
There is no refueling at Deep River Airstrip, but all services are available at the Pembroke airport, a short ~15 to 20 minute flight away. Please, follow the link above for further information and contact info.

Deep River Players

The Deep River Players is an amateur theatre company that performs two to three shows a year, holds public workshops, and generally provides a home for theatre lovers in this beautiful town and surrounding environs. The Deep River Players is a member of the Eastern Ontario Drama League (EODL).

Rotary Club of North Renfrew (Deep River)

Active in our community since 2006, we are Rotarians working together for the benefit of our community and in support of the international community service initiatives of Rotary International.

Deep River and Area Horticultural Society

We are a member of the Ontario Horticultural Association. The Ontario Horticultural Association is a volunteer, charitable organization whose mission is to provide leadership and assist in the promotion of education and interest in all areas of horticulture and related environmental issues in Ontario, through an expanding network of horticultural societies dedicated to the beautification of their communities.

River Recreation Improvement Association

The River Recreation Improvement Association was founded in 1965 as the Deep River Motorboat Club.  We are a non profit organization whose goal is the promotion of responsible enjoyment of the Ottawa River's beautiful recreational resources.  To this end we provide garbage and recycling services as well as picnic tables and outhouses at nine local beaches.  We are funded soley by donations and the purchase of voluntary seasonal memberships.

Deep River Toastmasters

Are you looking to develop your communication and leadership skills? Or present your solutions to your colleagues or manager? Or simply improve your English speaking skills? Toastmasters is here to help you. Invest in yourself and unlock your potential through Pathways, Toastmasters’ new education program -- a self-paced, enhanced, talent development program that focuses on building professional skills though 10 dynamic learning paths made up of 60 projects to foster career advancement and personal growth. Reach your personal and professional goals and build the real-world skills you’re looking for with a user-friendly learning experience you can customize to fit your needs. The Toastmasters experience allows you to regularly practice your speaking and listening skills.  At each meeting, you will have an opportunity to deliver prepared speeches or impromptu speeches, take on leadership roles, give constructive feedback and more— all in a safe, friendly and positive learning environment. The Deep River Toastmasters meet every Wednesday at 7:00 pm at the North Renfrew Long-Term Care Centre, 47 Ridge Road, Deep River.  Please contact Maurice Cole at (613) 584-2505 or for details.
Why not transform your talent and give Toastmasters a try?
Guests are always welcome.

Richard's View Stable
Boarding, training, and lessons | Competitive and recreational | Riding camps and birthday parties | 110 acre cross country course and trails | Indoor arena, dressage ring and sand rings | Individual, group and couples therapy
Contact Brian Cole and Chris Scharff-Cole at 613-401-1339 or 

Unity in Diversity

Contact person: Mahvash Khatamian
Tel.: 613-584-4837
The objective of the group is a celebration of our differences and the sharing of our common values, interest and dreams for Canada and the World.

The Chapel - Yoga and Dance studio

Community studio space for yoga and dance situated in a beautiful refurbished chapel. Contact Christine at to inquire about classes or bookings.

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