Adventure and Water Sports
Ottawa embraces its natural surroundings throughout the year like no other city. The mighty Ottawa River, which flows across the northern edge of the city and acts as a natural boundary, is a major focal point during the warmer months. Head just west to soar over the rapids and conquer the white caps as you kayak or raft — a number of operators teach classes for those who are new to the sport, and host longer expeditions for veterans. The river is also a beautiful spot to hook your next big catch; guided fishing tours happen all year long. And head just northwest of the city during the winter for a traditional dog sled experience that will transport you back in time when life was just a little bit simpler.
Altitude Gym brings the world of indoor rock climbing to another level and to a one-of-a-kind location.
Explore the largest cave in the Canadian Shield. Also offering treetop aerial courses, zip lining, hiking, and snowshoeing.
A trip to Calabogie Peaks is your chance to discover something new.
Located 15 minutes from downtown Ottawa, Camp Fortune is a multi-activity site.
Eco-Odyssée is a water maze that comprises an estimated 60 intersections spread out over more than 6km.
Travel along magnificent lakeside and woodland trails in the scenic Pontiac. Escapade Eskimo offers visitors a memorable dogsledding experience. Why not end the activity in a relaxing indoor hot tub? Different packages are available.
Bravehearted visitors can bungee jump from a platform which towers 200 feet above a limestone quarry lagoon.
Just imagine a relaxing and scenic trail ride with your horse through pristine Ottawa Valley landscapes and quaint forest trails.
Rafting though the Capital!
School offers whitewater kayaking on the beautiful Ottawa River.
One- and two-day high adventure and half-day family rafting trips on the Ottawa River.
Full day high adventure whitewater rafting trips or gentle family trips for all ages.
Since 2008 Timberland Tours has been offering year round sledding adventures for the whole family.
Four-season resort allows visitors to experience the Ottawa River year-round.