It’s time to check whitewater rafting off your bucket list.
River Run Rafting
OWL Rafting - Sport Raft
Madawaska Kanu Centre - Family Rafting
Wilderness Tours Big Raft
OWL - Sportyaking
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Renowned for its rough-and-tumble waves, rapids and swells, the Ottawa River offers some of the best whitewater east of the Rockies. The river flows out of Lake Temiskaming and runs over 1,200 kilometres along Ontario’s east border to meet the St. Lawrence. It was called ‘The Great River’ by the Algonquin First Nations, who lived along its banks. If heart-racing adventure is your game, gear up to ride class III and class IV daredevil sections called Hell’s Half Mile, Lemming’s Leap and Butcher’s Knife or tackle the steep, five-metre (16 ft.) waterfall at Garvin's Chute. Choose from a guided big raft adventure (13 people), a sport raft (6 or 8 people) or amp it up in a 2 person Sport Yak.
Rafting outfitters on the Ottawa River include OWL Rafting on the Ottawa River, River Run Rafting and Wilderness Resort and Wilderness Tours Raft and Kayak Resort. After an exciting day on the water, just relax at a resort or make use of its facilities - canoes, kayaks, sauna, and more. Choose from a variety of accommodations (camping, cabins, cottages or luxury suites).
For a calmer water adventure, try a gentle family float trip on the Madawaska River with Madawaska Kanu Centre, a family rafting adventure on the quieter channels of the Ottawa River.
The Grand River flows from Grey County, south of the Georgian Bay down through the rural countryside of southwestern Ontario and empties into the north shore of Lake Erie. It is hugely popular with paddlers, rafters, anglers, nature photographers and outdoor enthusiasts. Choose either a guided or self-guided rafting tour with Grand River Rafting or go tubing down the rushing rapids at Elora Gorge.