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Family Rafting & Heritage River Tour

Family rafting on the middle channel - the day on the river.

Often we have curious guests asking about the family rafting program and how the middle channel trip differs from the high adventure main channel trip. So, with much thanks to one of our top family rafting guides Cara, who wrote the piece below, here is a quick overview of your family rafting trip day.

Your family adventure day begins on flat water practising paddling commands and getting oriented with your friendly and professional River Guide. The first rapid of the day is called Initiation. This piece of white water packs a mighty punch running over 3 holes, sure to thrill even the smallest white water enthusiast.

Next we float down Hell’s Half Mile stretch, swimming, playing games in the raft and talking about the natural geography and heritage of the area.

After the flats we run Iron Ring and S-bend rapids, stopping to have a smooth surf and play in S-bend hole.

Just before lunch we soar down Butterfly rapid with a big splash. First we raft it then we head over to shore and give our guests an opportunity to body surf the Butterfly from top to bottom. Don’t be shy our guides swim with you at the front of the pack.

At lunch time we spend a peaceful 30 minutes having a picnic style meal in view of the rapids, watching other boaters and swimmers cruise through the rapids.

Surf’s up after lunch as we head over to Caterpillar Hole for some rowdy splashes, sure to put a smile on everyone’s face.

Next up we take a little detour and walk down the rocks next to the infamous Garvins Chute. Home of the mighty Dragons Tongue waterfall, a scenic whitewater rapid with a beautiful surf and play spot called Dragons Beard.

After a wild surf in Dragon’s Beard we head down the river to the No Name Rapids. Upper no name meanders around a rock escarpment creating great curling waves to splash all sides of the boat.

Next we prepare to paddle hard for the Lower No Name Rapids. With enthusiasm we charge down this wet and wild rapid full of holes and great splashing waves. Hold on tight this feature is sure to give you a thrill.

For our last rapid of the day we do 360 spins down the beautiful Black Velvet. A smooth and splashy feature to finish our whitewater adventure.

As we float down the river back to base camp we spy large prey birds and beaver dams then jump in for one last swim before our river trip is done and we are back at the RiverRun Whitewater Resort Campground.

Family Rafting & Heritage River Tour

This is not a float trip, everyone gets a paddle and everyone gets to participate in this easy run down the river.  Let our entertaining river guides navigate you through smaller rapids, calm whirlpools and gently splashing waves of whitewater.

  • Full river trip (middle channel)
  • Trip Time: 9:00 am briefing daily
  • Must be 5 years of age and 50 lbs.

Includes:

  • 1 full river raft trip (middle channel)
  • Riverside picnic lunch
  • All necessary rafting equipment (except wetsuits)*
  • Video re-run of trip
  • Use of resort facilities

Available Sunday to Friday

Ages 5 – 15 years
(Sun – Fri): $69.00
Plus a $6.00 per person, per day, non-refundable service charge and HST.

Ages 16 years and up
(Sun – Fri): $89.00
Plus a $6.00 per person, per day, non-refundable service charge and HST.

*Wetsuits are free of charge for children between the ages of 5-15 (depending upon availability)

* Cancellation Policy: If your written cancellation is received 30 days prior to your trip you will receive a full refund. After 30 days no refund or alternative dates will be given. RiverRun reserves the right to alter any trip, course, equipment or location, with no refund.

Family Rafting Resort Package

Available Sunday to Friday

Ages 5 - 15: $109 plus HST and $6 per person, per day, non-refundable service charge.
Ages 16 and up: $149 plus HST and $6 per person, per day, non-refundable service charge

1 full river trip (middle channel)
Trip Time: 9:00 am briefing daily
Must be 5 years of age and 50 lbs

Includes:

  • 1 full river raft trip (middle channel)
  • 2 nights of camping
  • 2 breakfasts
  • 1 riverside picnic lunch
  • 1 dinner
  • All necessary rafting equipment (except wetsuits)*
  • Video re-run of trip
  • Use of resort facilities

NEW!

Add-on Raft & Reel "Little Fish" Guided Sport Fishing program to this package for 2 adults and up to 3 kids under the age of 13 for $199 plus HST.

Add-on Raft & Reel "Big Fish" Guided Sport Fishing program to this package for 2 adults and up to 3 kids over the age of 13 for $290 plus HST

*Wetsuits are free of charge for children between the ages of 5-15 (depending upon availability)

Cancellation Policy: If your written cancellation is received 30 days prior to your trip you will receive a full refund. After 30 days no refund or alternative dates will be given. RiverRun reserves the right to alter any trip, course, equipment or location, with no refund.

Family Rafting Vacation Package Special

1 full river trip (middle channel)
Trip Time: 9:00 am briefing daily
Must be 5 years of age and 50 lbs

Available Sunday to Thursday

Includes:

  • 1 full river raft trip (middle channel)
  • 2 nights in a camping cabin
  • 2 breakfasts
  • 1 riverside picnic lunch
  • 1 dinner
  • All necessary rafting equipment (except wetsuits)*
  • Video re-run of trip
  • Use of resort facilities

Family of 4:  $519
(2 Adults/2 Children)

Family of 5:  $619
(2 Adults/3 Children)

*Wetsuits are free of charge for children between the ages of 5-15 (depending upon availability)
*Families consisting of only one adult should book into a Resort package for best value.

* Cancellation Policy: If your written cancellation is received 30 days prior to your trip you will receive a full refund. After 30 days no refund or alternative dates will be given. RiverRun reserves the right to alter any trip, course, equipment or location, with no refund.

“High Fives to RiverRun!”

5 of 5 starsReviewed 17 February 2015

Real gem of an experience, located just outside of Ottawa. My friends and I had a fabulous day on the rapids, and the evening entertainment / dinner afterwards was the perfect way to end the day. We look forward to coming back again! Special thanks to the RiverRun team for creating an exciting, fun and safe environment for us. We truly had a blast

Katie D
Ottawa, Canada