About the Ottawa River
The Ottawa River, upstream of Canada's Capital, Ottawa, is the country's top destination for rafting and kayaking. While most of the river has been harnessed for hydro-electric power, there remains the "Rocher-Fendu", an old French word meaning "split rock". It's where the river flows through two billion year old granite bedrock and an island paradise of 175 islands (in high water) creating a whitewater playground.
The dozen dams upstream have created wide shallow lakes lined with granite which captures the heat of the sun and warms the water. Because watershed is not mountainous, electricity is generated with warm surface water. As a result, the Ottawa is blessed with not only spectacular rapids but also warm water well into September. It's a unique combination.
Paddler ServicesPaddler services for 2019 will be administered by our sister company Wilderness Tours while we complete our renovations. The Wilderness Tours take out will be open for complimentary take out during this time.
Looking for overnight camping? Wilderness Tours will be offering some amazing rates on overnight camping.
2019 Paddlers Packages
Note: Rates are per person and do not include HST. Kids (ages 5-12)Lunch spot provides access to the following playspots:
* Garburater (levels 0 thru -2)