Thrill seekers welcome in Ottawa
- Ottawa Travel Guide
- Tuesday, 02 October 2012 16:38
Whether people travel to Ontario for the rich history or amazing culinary scene, they'll be hard-pressed to avoid an outdoor experience. For thrill seekers, the Canadian capital of Ottawa is a welcome retreat, particularly because the rapid rivers and waterways surrounding the city are alive and just waiting to be traversed. With the winter rolling around soon, visitors may want to hit the water before it gets too cold, or, better yet, take this opportunity to try out dogsledding for the first time.
Get an adrenaline rush at Great Canadian Bungee
Don't miss the opportunity to take a plunge from more than 200 feet in the air with Great Canadian Bungee. Thrill seekers will leap from a suspended platform into a calm and serene limestone quarry lagoon below, and need only come prepared with a sense of adventure and willingness to do something that few people are brave enough to try. Keep in mind that this activity is closed during the winter, so the clock is ticking to check it off that heart-pumping to-do list.
Bring the adventure inside at the Altitude Gym
Just because it's about to snow outside, doesn't mean people who travel through Canada have to sacrifice their love of thrills. At the Altitude Gym, visitors can enjoy hours of rock climbing adventures and test their strength with numerous walls fit for athletes of all levels. Climbers can choose from more than 100 different ascents, many of which reach heights of more than 45 feet, or try out the Clip 'n' Climb wall that combines the thrills of a theme park with the athletic challenges of rock climbing.
Dogsledding with Escapade Eskimo
Located just over an hour outside of Ottawa, Escapade Eskimo is one of the best providers of dogsledding adventures for visitors of all ages. Owned and operated by local couple Sylvain Drapeau and Caroline Desrosiers, who have been working with sled dogs for most of their lives, Escapade Eskimo is the perfect wintertime activity for travellers who want to get their heart racing. Participants will wander through more than 200 acres of land in the Otter Lake municipality, a stunning winter wonderland.