Ottawa River Rafting – follow the heritage river-route of our voyageurs and loggers
Follow the heritage river-route of our voyageurs and loggers. Embrace the untouched wilderness and scenic surroundings offering an escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life. OWL Rafting is an hour’s drive from Ottawa, our Nation’s Capital, offering you the chance to embark upon an experiential tour down a wild section of pristine river – where a sense of adventure is rekindled.
Your mind travels back in time, when Canada’s roads were Rivers. Spot the blue heron, the soaring eagle, and listen for the slap of the beavers tail, while your guide recounts stories of Canada’s past and present – explaining how the fur traders and loggers negotiated this turbulent section of the Ottawa. Your family or group bonds while you relive the lore of the River with your friendly knowledgeable guide.
Around the Rivers bend, get ready for the wet and wild roller coaster of the Ottawa’s high octane rapids. Body surf and float – immerse yourself in the rivers swirl, feel and be part of the friendly warm waters. As your boat launches over waves your inner sense of mischief will be ignited.
OWL Rafting has a variety of rafts to suit your comfort zones. Starting with our Family Raft, for those new to the activity or traveling with younger folks – hold on while the guides steer. Next up are the oar-guided, Big Rafts where everyone participates by paddling to challenge the bigger waves. For the most adventurous we offer smaller paddle guided Sportrafts or self-guided Sportyaks to get up close and personal with the river.
As the currents calm down, you will transfer to the comfort of OWL’s signature pontoon boat, transitioning from wet into dry clothes, and feasting on a freshly prepared grilled buffet – the grand finale to your adventure. Appreciate your unique surrounding, the Canadian Shield while reflecting upon your day – a rite of Canadian passage.