A raft trip down the Ottawa River is on the world’s Top 10 'Must Do' list for ‘river rats’.
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 runs one and two day adventure raft trips as well as family raft trips, combined with a BBQ meal cruise at the end of every trip.
Staying at the sandy beach resort makes for a real Canadian wilderness experience.
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Claudia is a 10-time Canadian National Whitewater Kayaking champion and was the bronze medalist in the World Championships in 1982. She is passionate about the sport and has conveyed that when broadcasting as an analyst for CBC Television's coverage or the kayak/canoe slalom events at several Olympic Games.
Her profile picture was taken in 2015 and shows her as part of the relay...
After completing the biggest rapid on the Ottawa - ‘Coliseum’ - and looking back at the white tumbling wild waters with a big wet smile - an incredible feeling.
Jumping overboard with just a lifejacket on and bobbing up like a cork, floating on your back – feels like a giant jacuzzi.
Sitting and watching the untouched shoreline pass you by, enjoying a freshly grilled meal, and reflecting on the day's adventure.
Waking up to the sound of water, birds chirping and feeling the breeze on your cheeks. An OWL Rafting sunrise is magical.
Bald eagles soaring overhead, osprey nests, a black bear bounding along the shore, the slap of a beavers tail, or a striped chipmunk eating out of your hand ... these are real moments.
Best times to go:
OWL Rafting’s season runs from mid-May to mid-September. My favourite time is July when the water is already warm, yet still brimming from spring’s freshest, and summers guests haven’t quite arrived.
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