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Call Esprit toll-free 1-800-596-7238 for more information on the Ottawa River Whitewater Discovery package which includes whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking and riverboarding on a 5 day Whitewater Discovery.

 

 

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Whitewater Discovery

Ottawa River Whitewater Discovery

Whitewater Discovery

If you are one who wants to try it all, Whitewater Adventure Discovery is designed just for you and your family! This program combines the best rivers in eastern Canada along with various crafts used to explore and appreciate each rivers unique beauty. First, we will challenge the world-famous whitewater of the Ottawa River by raft. We will tackle both the Middle and the Main channels in our 14 ft. self-bailing rafts. Then, we'll head north along the upper reaches of the Coulonge River for an overnight wilderness canoe trip. Our experienced instructors will teach you the fundamentals of whitewater canoeing and safety to successfully navigate this rugged river. Our fourth day on the water will be an instructional day in the art of whitewater kayaking. We'll adapt our whitewater skills learned in the canoe and develop more specialized maneuvers for using the "double blade" of the kayak paddle. Our final day will be back on the Ottawa River as we harness the energy and power of the Ottawa's whitewater to navigate its rapids by riverboard. Along with five days of activities, the Whitewater Adventure Discovery program includes five nights camping, five breakfasts, five lunches, four dinners, all safety equipment and all paddling equipment.

  Availability & Costs
Sunday - Friday
$775.00
* Sunday night arrival
(Without Hostel Upgrade)   
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Whitewater Discovery Itinerary

Sunday:   Arrive at Esprit anytime and check in with the front office and get settled into your hostel room or campsite!
Monday: 7:00-8:30 am Breakfast served in dining hall
  7:45 am Meet your guides and fellow adventurers in the dining hall
  8:30 am Depart for the river
  9:00 am Safety briefing and instruction given enroute to put-in.
  9:30 am Begin rafting on the Middle Channel of the Ottawa River
  12:15 pm Lunch
  1:00 pm Transport back to put-in
  1:30 pm Begin rafting of the Main Channel of the Ottawa River
  4:30 pm Take out and return for photo and video presentation of your day
  7:00 pm Ultimate BBQ served outside on the sundeck
Tuesday: 7:00 am Breakfast served in dining hall
  8:30 am Depart for overnight canoe trip on Coulonge River
Wednesday: 5:00 pm Arrive back to Esprit basecamp from overnight canoe trip
  7:00 pm Ultimate BBQ served outside on the sundeck
Thursday: 7:00-8:30 am Breakfast served in dining hall
  8:30 am Depart for whitewater kayaking instructional day
  7:00 pm Ultimate BBQ served outside on the sundeck
Friday: 7:00-8:30 am Breakfast served in dining hall
  8:30 am Depart for river and day of Riverboarding
* Remember to check out of your hostel or campground prior to departure unless    you’ve reserved for additional nights.
  9:00 am Safety briefing and instruction given enroute to put-in.
  9:30 am Begin rafting on the Middle Channel of the Ottawa River
  12:15 pm Lunch
  1:00 pm Transport back to put-in
  1:30 pm Begin rafting of the Main Channel of the Ottawa River
  4:30 pm Take out and return for photo and video presentation of your day
(Please note that the activity days may not be exactly on the days as shown)
 

What's included in your adventure

The Whitewater Adventure Discovery program includes: 1 full day of rafting on both channels of the Ottawa River, 2 days whitewater canoeing on the Coulonge River, 1 day of whitewater kayaking instruction, 1 day of riverboarding on the Ottawa River, 5 breakfasts, 5 riverside lunches, 4 dinners, all safety equipment, all paddling equipment, internationally certified guides and instructors, local transportation, complimentary après activity beer, juice or soft drink.

Optional Add-ons

Customize your day trip with Esprit by adding any of the following options:

Accommodation Upgrade to Hostel Hostel
$15.00/night (while based at the lodge)
 Camping
 Cabin Tent Rental
 Hostel
$15.00/night (bring your own tent)
$15.00/night
$30.00/night
Additional Meals:

Breakfast $10.00
Lunch $15.00
Ultimate BBQ $25.00

 

What you should bring with you for the week

For activities: All your mandatory safety equipment is provided for you, therefore, all you need to bring with you are some personal items to help make your days even more enjoyable. We recommend that you bring a pair of shoes or sandals to wear on the river (they will get wet!), your swimsuit and/or shorts, sunscreen, water bottle, towel and a change of clothes. If you are joining us during the early spring (April & May), we highly recommend that you bring an extra fleece or wool sweater, fleece socks and running shoes (versus sandals) for extra thermal layering under your wetsuit. Wetsuits are included for all activities during the spring (April-June 15th).

This package includes camping as your accommodation. You will need to bring with you your tent, sleeping bag and pad. If you do not have these items readily available, we recommend that you consider upgrading to the hostel (shared indoor accommodation) for only $15/night. Rental tents are also available for only $10/night and are suitable for 2 people.

 Special Note: With this package you will be spending 1 night away from the lodge on the overnight canoe trip. Expedition tents will be provided for you on this night. You will still be required to bring your personal sleeping bag and pad with you.

Testimonials

Here is what others who have experienced an the Whitewater Adventure Discovery program have to say:

"Thanks for the great adventure! This was an amazing outdoor experience and your service was incredible."
Harini

"This week was a lot of fun!"
Katrina

"An absolutely wonderful trip! Half of the experience was being guided by the awesome staff. You guys are terrific!"
Debbie & André