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About River Run Rafting Resort

River Run  Resort is located 1 hour from Ottawa and 5 hours east of Toronto in the Ottawa Valley.  The “Valley” as it’s called by the locals stretches from Ottawa, our Canadian capital city, westward to Ontario’s world-renowned Algonquin Park. More than half the valley (over 6 million acres) is spectacular wilderness and the setting for your visit to RiverRun on the Ottawa River.

River Run Rafting Resort is spread over 165 acres with almost 4000 feet of beautiful shoreline on the Ottawa River

Hiking enthusiasts can explore the rugged beauty of our resort property on our groomed trails system and includes EXCLUSIVE ACCESS FOR OUR GUESTS TO THE OTTAWA RIVER PROVINCIAL PARK. This 125 acre park adjoins the River Run Resort with hiking trails throughout old growth forests and spectacular views of the Ottawa River.


* Accomodations
* Camping*

 * Pavilion
* Sandy Beach
* Sauna
* Children’s Playground
* River Runners Pub


* High Adventure Raft Trips
* Gentle Family Rafting
* Nightly Campfires
* Swimming
* Hiking Trails
* Fishing
* Kayaking/Canoeing


* Algonquin Park
* Golf
* Museums
* Shopping (Unique Shops)
* Ottawa City (1 hr)

This unique riverside resort began as a fledgling rafting outfitter in 1980, providing safe and exciting rafting trips and outdoor vacations. The Ottawa River has become known for its beauty, world-class whitewater and its colourful history. In June of 2010 in recognition of this history, the Ottawa River will be given the prestigious designation as a “Canadian Heritage River”.

River Run, a world-class resort as well as a premier rafting destination, welcomes visitors from across Canada and around the world that are looking for healthy outdoor activities while experiencing the great Canadian wilderness. Choose your excitement level with one of our river trips, from gentle family rafting to high-adventure rafting. There is an exciting adventure for everyone.

River Run Resort welcomes visitors from across Canada and around the world that are looking for healthy outdoor activities while experiencing the great Canadian wilderness.

Spread over 165 acres with almost 4000 feet of beautiful shoreline, this resort property now offers a choice of accommodations and separate camping areas. We offer country-style meals or self-catering options for couples, families and groups. The London House Inn and Garden Cottage offers satellite TV.

We welcome groups, couples and families looking for great outdoor adventure and recreation or perhaps some quiet time relaxing in nature. Explore woodland trails and see the beauty of the Ottawa River, ancient rock formations of the Canadian Shield, and the Laurentian Mountains from our scenic lookout.

Learn more about the history of the river and the Ottawa Valley on our Family Raft Trip and a visit to Ross Museum just minutes away in the quaint village of Foresters Falls. Nature lovers and camera buffs will have opportunities to see old growth forests plus many species of plant and wildlife. The Ottawa River is a fisherman’s paradise, so bring your rods and bait.

When a family visits River Run Resort, something wonderful happens. Time slows right down. Go for a leisurely swim, explore scenic hiking trails and enjoy a beautiful sunset. Evenings at River Run Resort offer the magic of star filled skies with nightly campfires or you can join the crew at our lively pub for a game of pool.

Choose River Run Resort for a great weekend getaway or stay longer if you choose

Choose River Run Resort for a great weekend getaway or stay longer if you choose. Experience one of our river trips, take-in some of the unique local attractions, shop in quaint villages, or go for a round of golf at many of the nearby courses, or relax at the beach. We have something for everyone!

Jobs at RiverRun Rafting

Please note all positions should be considered seasonal. RiverRun  Rafting operations continue May through September. Local employees are  required to commute to work where possible as staff accommodations on  site are limited.

What Defines Us

MISSION - To provide the best rafting experience on the Ottawa River, and to protect it’s natural splendor.

PRINCIPALS - Focus – We are a rafting outfitter, end of story.

SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL – Capitalize on the real advantages that come from being close to our customers.

LOCAL – We recognize that we are extremely fortunate to live and work in this community. Our business is anchored in this community and we seek to make a positive difference.

POSITIVE & PASSIONATE – About our mission.

ETHICAL – It goes without saying, but in the end nothing is more important. Every day we try to operate in a way which is consistent with these beliefs.

“Awesome adventure”

5 of 5 starsReviewed 18 July 2015

We booked a 6 man raft months ago and as the time got close I was getting very nervous and was seriously thinking of backing out completely or switching from a 6 man to a 12 man as it well known that the 6 man will flip. Our group age average is 50 so we are no spring chickens....but we were paired up with the best guide ever - Graham. He took very good care of us, took the time to get to know us and we able to cater the trip to ensure we were all safe but at the same time had plenty of fun....we leaded the pack of 4 rafts for the day [2 six man and 2 twelve man] we got the first surf attempt off successfully and added a few more to throughout the day. Yes we flipped the raft but it was exciting and fun all at the same time.
All of the guides at on top of their game, making sure safety came first....they are very encouraging always giving us praise....I would recommend them 100%
What a fun filled day.

Oshawa, Canada