Renfrew is a town on the Bonnechere River in Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada. Located one hour west of Ottawa in Eastern Ontario. The town is a small transportation hub connecting Highway 60 and Highway 132 with the Trans-Canada Highway. Much of Renfrew's current prosperity can be attributed to its status as an economic centre for a surrounding rural region with a population of over 30,000. Renfrew is also an important stop for Ottawa-based cottagers and outdoor enthusiasts passing by on their way to nearby whitewater rafting, boating, camping, hunting, golfing, fishing, snowmobiling, downhill skiing, and cross-country skiing.
Renfrew is also known historically for its role in the formation of the National Hockey League. Renfrew makes most of Canada’s hockey tape.
Renfrew lies about 5 kilometres from the Quebec border, about 10 kilometres by road. The town of Renfrew is the second of five chutes (waterfalls) along the Bonnechere River. The others being Castleford, Douglas, Fourth Chute and Eganville. Renfrew is the third-largest town in the county after Petawawa and Pembroke. Renfrew County is known for its lakeside cottages and white-water rafting along the Ottawa River and has more than 900 lakes. Renfrew County is also the largest county in terms of area in Ontario. Renfrew has a humid continental climate with four distinct seasons, warm summers, cold snowy winters, and no dry season.