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Ottawa City Rafting

Experience the mighty Ottawa River on a one-of-a-kind rafting trip in the heart of the city.
Where:Ottawa, Ontario
Age restriction:Minimum age for participation - 5 years
Price for:1 Participant
Ottawa City Rafting Adult
Ottawa City Rafting - ADULT
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Ottawa City Rafting - Youth
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A fun, educational outdoor adventure in downtown Ottawa … on the water!

Get ready to conquer the rapids, float down the lazy river, catch views of Parliament, plus do some body surfing and cliff jumping along the way. Only accessible by rafts, this tour rides the original path into Ottawa used by loggers back in Bytown days.

This 2.5-hour urban white water rafting experience is perfect for families and adventurers alike, with enough excitement to be thrilled by the end of your run down the river.

No previous experience is necessary – perfect for first-time rafters!

Your white water rafting adventure begins just west of downtown at Britannia Beach and end just upriver from the Canadian War Museum.


  • Experience Ottawa from a completely unique perspective, enjoying a guided, interpretive trip along the Ottawa River.
  • Ride easy-going fun rapids like Deschênes Rapids, Remic Rapids, and Petit Chaudière Rapids.
  • Includes cliff jumping, body surfing, ecological sightings, and floating through the lazy river, ending with a full mid-river view of the downtown core.
  • The rafts are equipped with on-board electric motors so cruising between the rapids is fun and effortless.

What's included:

  • A professional, friendly guide.
  • Life jacket, paddle, and helmet.
  • Complimentary drink on the river.
  • A shuttle bus back to Britannia Beach.

When: mid-May to mid September with tours daily.

Duration: 2.5-hours approximately

Where: This tour departs from /returns to Britannia Beach, Ottawa.  VIEW MAP

Need to know:

  • No previous experience is necessary, but you need to possess average swimming ability and be in good health.
  • Minimum age for participation is 5-years old.
  • Minimum weight required is 50lbs (23kg).
  • Trips run rain or shine.
  • It recommended you wear shorts or bathing suit, low cut running shoes, a wool or synthetic sweater, a nylon windbreaker. Eyeglasses must be secured.
  • A signed liability release is required of all participants. A parent or guardian needs to sign a release for minors (under 18 years).
  • Drinking or the consumption of cannabis is not permitted before or during your trip.
  • Maximum number or participants in a raft is 11.
  • Minimum number of people in a raft is 6. It is rare that a trip is cancelled due to low booking numbers. If this occurs the provider will attempt to find an alternate date for you, otherwise a full refund will be issued.

Whether you are looking for new, fun things to do in Ottawa or for a unique experience gift, this Ottawa City Rafting tour is the way to go!

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