Ottawa Tourism

Whitewater Rafting

Did you know that Ottawa’s surrounding region has the same status for whitewater rafting and kayaking as Whistler, B.C., does for skiing and Hawaii does for surfing? It’s true! The Ottawa region is one of the top whitewater destinations in the world.

Here, you’ll find the “Rocher Fendu” section of the Ottawa River near Beachburg, Ont., the Gatineau River that runs near Maniwaki, Que. and “La Rivière Rouge” that runs near Mont Tremblant, Que. There’s even a rafting company that offers trips on the Ottawa River through Ottawa’s downtown core. It’s true!

Want to experience these rivers for yourself? No problem! At the water’s edge, you’ll find several world-class whitewater adventure companies that offer all kinds of river trips from gentle, family-friendly rafting to high adrenaline whitewater descents. Just choose your level of adventure and book your trip. It’ll be an Ottawa region experience that you won’t soon forget!