Ottawa’s Rumblin’ Rapids
This spring, embrace your chance to experience one heck of an adrenaline rush! The Ottawa River, 90 minutes’ drive west of Canada’s capital, is a major focal point during the warmer months and home to some of the best whitewater rafting in all of North America.
Soar over the rapids and conquer the whitecaps as you kayak or raft. Fully guided rafting trips with Wilderness Tours, OWL Rafting, and RiverRun Rafting take on both channels of the world famous Rocher Fendu rapids of the Ottawa River, which range from the gentle Class I – II rapids to the adrenaline rush of Class III – V rapids. So whether you are a first-time rafter or a whitewater enthusiast you will thoroughly enjoy the experience! Excursions from these three rafting companies embark 7 days a week from mid-May through September.
Ottawa embraces its natural surroundings throughout the year like no other city—and now there’s a new way to experience whitewater… within the city limits!
Rafting though the Capital!
Wilderness Tours’ new family-friendly Urban Whitewater Rafting Adventure is a great way to get out on the river and see the spectacular sights. Launching on May 31, the ‘urban’ whitewater trip allows paddlers aged 5 to 65 to experience a 3.5-hour whitewater rafting excursion starting just 10 minutes’ drive west of downtown Ottawa at Britannia Beach. Guests can experience Ottawa from a completely unique perspective, enjoying a guided, interpretive trip through Ottawa and Canada’s living history. The trip will finish off with a full mid-river view of the downtown core, encompassing the spectacular Canadian War Museum and the Parliament Buildings.