Ottawa City Rafting


From the Ottawa River, Canada's capital looks as majestic as when Champlain viewed it four centuries ago. This rafting trip has everything for any age - fun, education and just enough excitement. It's perfect for adventure seekers, families, schools and corporate groups. This 3-hour trip is offered mornings and afternoons.

Starting at Britannia, you practice with the guide in the flat water on the way downstream to the rapids. The trip starts off with a bang, the Deschenes Rapids. Lucky for us, the guide can choose the level of difficulty by moving right or left at the top of the rapid. That is how we can offer both family rafting and adventure rafting on the same trip.

Looking back upstream you can savor the experience and size of the rapid you just challenged. It's now time to relax a little as your guide keeps the raft in the current as you float along learning about the river. You can start to see Parliament Hill in the distance and it seems to rise magically as you paddle along. We also include a complimentary shuttle back to Britannia Beach after your raft trip!

Corporate Trips:
We also offer great corporate or conference team building programs and "company picnics". While rafting is a natural team building activity, our guides are trained to get your team to work together. All corporate trips are run so that every member of your team can participate. Our affiliation with the prestigious Britannia Yacht Club and its amazing waterfront vista's provides the perfect meeting space and plenty of food/beverage options.

School Programs:
We offer curriculum based trips geared for elementary and high school programs. We cover science and geography, Canadian history and physical education. We customize your program to meet your school or classrooms needs. Our trips are safe, we guarantee no one falls out of the boat, and we guarantee safety standards beyond all OPHEA concerns. As well Ottawa City Rafting is expanding into summer high school for credit programs through a unique partnership with a local high school. Imagine getting several credits for spending your summer on the river.

Summer Camps:
We run the most exciting camp program in Ottawa. Our most popular partnership is our Raft Camp program introducing children to the magic of whitewater. We teach kids basic whitewater reading skills, safety and awareness around moving water, river ecology and Canadian history. Children raft four of the five days on the river. On the trips they enjoy swimming in whitewater, cliff jumping and of course running the rapids. 2 separate programs; 7-9 years and 10-12 years.

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