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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)


“Feel alive - re-charge with an adrenaline kick!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 July 2014

I have rafted in France, Sweden, Turkey and with another rafting company on the Ottawa river previously but my recent experience with RiverRun Rafting exceeded all prior adventures. The entire set-up was very well organized, the guides all knowledgable, professional and safety oriented.

We were a group of 4, (one mid-aged adventure seeking mother and three young adults) and we chose the Ultimate Adventure Rafting in the 6-man raft since we wanted the maximum thrill. Our guide, Bill (from USA) get top marks - extremely professional, capable, knowledgable and friendly. He was able to deliver the thrilling adventure and adrenaline rush that we were looking for - thanks Bill!!

We stopped mid-day and jumped off of some cliffs into swift moving water (optional) and that was also great fun, challenging and exciting. Lunch was hearty and included hamburgers (there was even a vegetarian burger), hotdogs, multiple salads, hot chocolate/tea/coffee and a roaring campfire, which was a a nice touch.

If you are coming from far away, I would suggest staying one or two nights onsite - tent, cabin, cottage, spa hotel- to get the most out of your trip. My recomendation would be to arrive the night prior to your adventure,buy the meal plan so you don't have to cook dinner or breakfast, and to enjoy the camp fire in the evening. There are several things to do in the evening including using the pool table, basketball court, volley ball court, horshoes, beach, sauna - all free. There is even cozy bar, similar to a log cabin, if you want to get drinks.

This adventure was worth every cent and contributed the making this summer a total sucess. I would do it again in a heartbeat.

Remmick M
Kingston, Ontario