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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.

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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)

We just completed the two day Ultimate Adventure Rafting trip and all 5 of us had a blast. Your staff is fantastic, always helpful, friendly, very hard working and the emphasis on safety can't be overstated. I brought 4 teenagers and both Gwin and John were fantastic guides and I wasn't worried about anyone's safety. We really enjoyed Gwin's sense of humour and his knowledge of the river. John was great in the small raft as he recognized my youngest son had concerns and although he encouraged him to take part in each of the rapids, there was never any pressure and there was always an option to join a larger raft (which he did once).......by the end of the day my youngest was doing the rock slap and the rope pull over and I was confident that John was looking after him. John also had great knowledge of the river and I really appreciated his calm demeanour especially entering the Endo! The meals were great and Drew and the other safety kayaker's were fantastic. Gwin said if we didn't feel it in our core, we weren't paddling correctly.......trust me, at 46 I now know what a core is as I'm still feeling it, but the kids now want to come back in the spring for high water! Hard forward! See you in the spring, the Lavallee's from Barrie.

Andrew Lavallee

Trip Advisor: RiverRun Rafting

Trip Advisor has rated RiverRun Rafting with a full 5 stars. Highest ranking for rafting on the Ottawa River.
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