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Adventure Rafting on the Ottawa River

Adventure Rafting

The Big Boat

Our most popular trip!

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Family Rafting

Family Rafting

On the Ottawa River &

Madawaska River

A great introduction to rafting!

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Sport Rafting Whitewater Adventure

Adventure Rafting

Try the Sport Raft

Step up the Excitement!

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Whitewater Sport Kayak

Adventure Sportyaking


2-person Inflatable Kayak where you follow your guide!

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OWL Rafting Pontoon Cruise

Pontoon Cruise

Every Ottawa River rafting trip enjoys a fresh BBQ meal aboard our
famous Pontoon Cruise to return to the OWL Resort

OWL Rafting Resort

OWL Resort

Foresters Falls, Ontario, Canada

Whitewater Rafting on the Ottawa River – From the gleam of fast-moving clear water, to the adrenaline rush, rumble and tumble of rapid action, this is your chance to get in on the ‘current’ sensation. OWL Rafting, owned and operated by Claudia and Dirk Van Wijk, National and International Whitewater Champions, operates out of Forester’s Falls, Ontario, with raft excursions down the legendary 12 km ‘Rocher Fondu’ rapids of the Ottawa River. The OWL experience takes place just ninety minutes from the Nation’s Capital. Excursions embark 7 days a week from mid May through September.


We hope you’ll join us. Experience Canadienne DistinctiveCanadian Signature Experience



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Ottawa River Gauge

  • The Ottawa River is at 13 1/4 today!
  • Gauge level is 13 1/2 again today! Get outside and do some paddling!
  • Gauge level is 13, 1/2 folks!
  • The gauge is still measuring 15 and the weather is gorgeous. Get out paddling to finish your Victoria Day holiday!