Whitewater Adventures

Known as the Whitewater Capital of Canada, the area is home to some of the fastest, cleanest, warmest and safest rivers in the country - perfect for serious kayak, canoe or rafting action.

You'll find rivers for all seasons and skill levels - the Ottawa, Madawaska, Bonnechere, Petawawa, Opeongo, Dumoine, Barron, Mattawa, Coulonge, Noire, Papineau Creek, York, Grant's Creek and more.Rivers flow from March to the end of November making for a long paddling season.

Each year the Ottawa Valley hosts a variety of international, national and provincial kayaking and canoeing championships, festivals and paddling events.

Want to master your J-stroke? The Valley is also home to Canada's best paddling schools - kayak, canoe or raft.

Several seasoned outfitters offer a variety of guided packages from screamin' high-adventure rafting to gentle family float-trips, sea kayaking and sport-yaking, canoe clinics, slalom racing and whitewater rodeos.

If racing down a Class III, IV or V rapid is not your style, then slow down and relax as you glide across one of the area's 900 lakes. Be sure to pack your camera as the photo opps are endless.

Madawaska Kanu Centre

The Madawaska Kanu Centre provides highly-personal instruction in Whitewater Kayaking and Canoeing with both weekend and weeklong courses available. For those with little experience, our 2-hour “Zero to Hero” workshops are a great introduction to paddling fun! Renowned for their atmosphere, exceptional service and world-renowned instructors, MKC offers all the comforts of a beautifully maintained European-style vacation resort, famous for their food. Located on the Madawaska River, just outside of Algonquin Park it is a great destination to enjoy a freshly roasted Madawaska Coffee, or Saturday night dinner at the Riverside Café. In the Fall, the resort operates as a bed and breakfast hosting art workshops, hiking and cycling tours.
Address:
247 River Road
Barry's Bay, Ontario
K0J 1B0
Contact:
Phone: 613.756.3620
Fax: 613.756.3667
Toll Free: 1.888.652.5268
Email: paddle@owl-mkc.ca
http://www.mkc.ca
Amenities:
• Cabins/Cottages• Tent Campsites
• Credit Cards Accepted• Soft Adventure Rafting
• Kayak Lessons• Madawaska River
• Ottawa River• Meal Plan
• Restaurant/Lounge• Eco-friendly Establishment

Madawaska River Rafting

The Family Raft Trip on the Madawaska River is a great 2-hour introduction to the whitewater experience for all ages. The trip winds its way through 5 fun-filled kilometers of beautiful scenery and tumbling whitewater in the Algonquin Park area. Book our new ‘Geocache into the Madawaska’ Package, combining the excitement of exploring for treasures with the thrill of riding the rapids! MKC is now a multi-cache location - find all five caches and collect a prize! This package includes lunch at MKC’s delicious Riverside Café which is also open to the public for baked goods and coffee every day.
Address:
247 River Road
Barry's Bay, Ontario
K0J 1B0
Contact:
Phone: 613.756.3620
Fax: 613.756.3667
Toll Free: 1.888.652.5268
Email: paddle@owl-mkc.ca
http://www.mkc.ca
Amenities:
• Cabins/Cottages• Tent Campsites
• Credit Cards Accepted• Soft Adventure Rafting
• Kayak Lessons• Madawaska River
• Ottawa River• Meal Plan
• Restaurant/Lounge• Eco-friendly Establishment

Ottawa River Adventures

Address:
1 Acres Road
Whitewater Region, Ontario
K0J1k0
Contact:
Phone: 613.281.6405
Email: info@OttawaRiverAdventures.com
http://www.OttawaRiverAdventures.com
Amenities:
• Ottawa River

Ottawa River Family Rafting Trips

Owl offers a Family friendly rafting adventure sure to delight and please all ages. Call us for more details and book today!
Address:
40 Owl Lane
Foresters Falls, Ontario
K0J 1V0
Contact:
Phone: 613.646.2263
Fax: 613.646.2307 (Summer)
Toll Free: 1.800.461.7238
Email: raft@owl-mkc.ca
http://www.owl-mkc.ca
Amenities:
• Cabins/Cottages• Tent Campsites
• Trailer Campsites• Credit Cards Accepted
• Interac Accepted• High Adventure Rafting
• Soft Adventure Rafting• Ottawa River
• Meal Plan• Restaurant/Lounge
• Wheelchair Access• Eco-friendly Establishment
• French Services Available

OWL Rafting on the Ottawa River

Address:
40 OWL Lane
40 OWL Lane
Foresters Falls, Ontario
K0J 1V0
Contact:
Phone: 613-646-2263
Fax: 613-646-2307
Toll Free: 1-800-461-7238
Email: raft@owl-mkc.ca
http://www.owlrafting.com
Amenities:
• Cabins/Cottages• Tent Campsites
• Trailer Campsites• Credit Cards Accepted
• Interac Accepted• High Adventure Rafting
• Soft Adventure Rafting• Ottawa River
• Meal Plan• Restaurant/Lounge
• Wheelchair Access• Eco-friendly Establishment
• French Services Available

Paddler Co-op

Paddler Co-op is a not-for-profit outdoor education organization. We work hard to provide positive and inspiring recreational paddling experiences, leadership programs and community-based activities that fulfill the needs and interests of our members. In doing so, we aim to surpass expectations in both quality of programs and value.
Address:
6535 Palmer Road
Palmer Rapids, Ontario
K0J 2E0
Contact:
Phone: 613.758.2772
Toll Free: 888.233.3929
Email: info@paddlerco-op.com
http://www.paddlerco-op.com
Amenities:
• Tent Campsites• Credit Cards Accepted
• Interac Accepted• Kayak Lessons
• Madawaska River• Ottawa River

River Run Resort

Whether you are a first time rafter or a whitewater enthusiast you will find it all at River Run Resort. Their fully guided rafting trips, on both channels of the world famous Rocher Fendu rapids of the Ottawa River, range from the gentle Class I – II rapids to the adrenaline rush of Class III – V rapids.
Address:
1260 Grant Settlement Road
Foresters Falls, Ontario
K0J 1V0
Contact:
Phone: 613.646.2501
Toll Free: 800.267.8504
Email: info@riverrunrafting.com
http://www.riverrunrafting.com
Amenities:
• Cabins/Cottages• Tent Campsites
• Trailer Campsites• Credit Cards Accepted
• Interac Accepted• High Adventure Rafting
• Soft Adventure Rafting• Ottawa River
• Meal Plan• Pets Allowed

RiverRun Rafting on the Ottawa River

RiverRun Rafting on the Ottawa River

Canada's river sports resort. From high water season in May, through the end of September, River Run gives you North America's premier whitewater rafting experience; camping, RV's, cabanas and cabins.

RiverRun Rafting offers your choice of rafting experiences with 30 years of whitewater experience on the historical Ottawa River.

Family Raft Trips
A perfect outdoor adventure for families with children and a wonderful experience for mature adults as well. The excitement begins on the more gentle waters of the Middle Channel of the historical Roche Fendu section of the Ottawa River, great fun for ages 6 to 86!
Let RiverRun Rafting take you down over 12 kilometers of gentle rapids, around over 30 islands and spectacular waterfalls. Experience and learn more about the history of this Canadian Heritage river with our certified and entertaining guides.
(Minimum weight 50 lbs and 6 years old

High Adventure Raft Trips
Choose from our traditional 12 passenger rafts, perfect for first timers and families with teens or take the thrill of whitewater to its highest level in our 6 passenger sport rafts. This guided trip is approximately 4-5 hours in trip time with lunch and a video re-run presentation included.

RiverRun Rafting is located just one hour west of Ottawa and also offers a full facility resort on the banks of the Ottawa River. Choose from 5 different camping areas, a choice of affordable accommodations and meal plans. Inn & Spa facilities also on site.
Advance Reservations are required for all trips.
Call: 1 (800) 267-8504
Web Site: www.riverrunrafting.com
Address:
1260 Grant Settlement Road
Beachburg, Ontario
K0J 1C0
Contact:
Phone: 613.646.2501
Toll Free: 800.267.8504
Email: info@riverrunners.com
http://www.riverrunrafting.com
Amenities:
• Cabins/Cottages• Tent Campsites
• Trailer Campsites• Credit Cards Accepted
• Interac Accepted• High Adventure Rafting
• Soft Adventure Rafting• Ottawa River
• Meal Plan• Pets Allowed

Wilderness Tours

Since 1975, our goal has been to provide you the finest Whitewater rafting experiences in Canada. Offering a multitude of rafting adventure programs, kayaking, bungee jumping, and sporting programs. Camp or stay in a luxury cabin and enjoy nightly entertainment and food in the onsite conference facilities. There’s an adventure waiting to be taken at Wilderness Tours.
Address:
503 Rafting Road
Foresters Falls, Ontario
K0J 1V0
Contact:
Phone: 613.646.2291
Fax: 613.646.2996
Toll Free: 888.RAFT.NOW
Email: raft@wildernesstours.com
http://www.wildernesstours.com
Amenities:
• Cabins/Cottages• Tent Campsites
• Trailer Campsites• Credit Cards Accepted
• Interac Accepted• High Adventure Rafting
• Soft Adventure Rafting• Kayak Lessons
• Ottawa River• Meal Plan
• Restaurant/Lounge

Ottawa Valley Tourist Association