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Paddler Services

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.

ICF Freestyle World Championships

RiverRun offers great camping, accommodations and food. If you are coming for the event, stay with us at RiverRun. We are offering an ICF weekly package rate of $350 per person which includes 7 nights of camping and all your meals.

RiverRun Advantage for Paddlers

RiverRun boasts the best location on the Ottawa River for taking out at the end of a day of paddling. At the bottom of the last set of rapids is our beach and campground, close to your car, gear and dry clothes all safe and secure.

Paddler Services

  • Camping RV and Electrical Hook Up
  • Take Out
  • Accommodations*
  • Meals*
  • Hot Showers
  • Private Beach and Sauna

*Advance reservations required for meals and accommodations.

Paddler Fees

Daily Take Out –  Only $6!

RiverRun Rafting charges a minimal fee for the use of our property as a take-out location.

Overnighter Camping and Take Out – $18.00 per person, per night.

Camping and Buffet Breakfast  $30.00 per person, per night.

Spend the night in one of our beautiful campgrounds, there are five to choose from.
Includes take-out.

Shuttle - $15 per person per trip (2 person minimum) Includes holiday Mondays on long weekends

Shuttle Times: Check at “wetsuits & registration” in the morning for shuttle times with our scheduled put-in.
The shuttle will drop paddlers off at the RiverRun put-in point above McCoy’s or our lunch spot.

Lunch spot provides access to the following playspots:

* Garburater (levels 0 thru -2)
* Waikiki Waves (levels 5 – 7)
* Bus Eater (levels 14+)
* Push Button (levels 0 and under)

“Family Rafting Fun!”

5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 October 2014

We just returned from a fun few days at RiverRun Rafting. Four of us (2 adults, 2 kids) stayed comfortably in the Little Trickle Cabin. Accommodations are basic but the cabin had a fan, heater and small fridge. Bathrooms were a short 2 or 3 minute walk away and the shower house was just a bit farther. Food was also basic but was flavorful and kept us full. We also brought plenty of snacks and stuff to make sandwiches so we were never hungry.

Our rafting trip was lead by Cara who is very nice. She made a point to get to know everyone in our raft and asked basic personal questions which was very nice. She ensured that we know how to manage the raft and to follow her instructions. She kept the trip fun, safe and informative while pointing out local wildlife features and other landmarks. It was a very fun memorable day on the river.

I recommend this trip to anyone who is thinking about trying white water rafting. My 8 year old son summed it up best by saying "So the big question is, same time next year?".

Thanks RiverRun Rafting for a fun family vacation!

Allan B
Richmondhill, Canada