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Whitewater rafting on the Ottawa River with Esprit!

Esprit Whitewater Adventures
Ottawa River Rafting Day Trips

Whitewater rafting on Canada’s most famous whitewater river - The Ottawa River

Raft Canada's most famous whitewater river! Featuring great Canadian wilderness and spectacular high volume rapids, the Esprit “Two-Channel” day trip will take you down both the Middle and the Main channels of the Ottawa River. Only Esprit offers you both channels of the Ottawa River in the same day. That means twice the rapids, twice the adventure, twice the excitement and a bigger bang for your buck!

Esprit “Two-Channel” Whitewater Rafting Day Trip will take you down both the middle and the main channels of the Ottawa River in the same day!

White water rafting the Ottawa River with Esprit! In the morning, we will challenge the rapids of the Middle Channel which features Garvin's Chute (a 5m high waterfall) and the roller coaster waves of Lower Ostrom's. Surf's up at Butterfly rapid as we slide our 14 ft. rafts onto the wave face for an exhilarating front surf. Between rapids, you can cool things down body surfing in the swift moving currents. At the end of the Middle Channel enjoy a healthy riverside lunch while your equipment is being loaded onto our shuttle vehicles to bring you back to the put in for your second descent.

Whitewater rafting the Ottawa River with Esprit! In the afternoon, we will pack in plenty of action on the Main Channel riding the crashing waves of The Lorne, Butcher's Knife, Norman's and Coliseum - an array of world class whitewater. Featuring towering 14ft waves, the majority of the river's volume surges through this channel. After the trip, celebrate the day with an ice cold beer, juice or soft drink. The first round is on us!

  Availability & Costs
May - October
(12 years+)
Youths (7-11) Morning rafting on the Middle Channel plus afternoon adventure activities.
 Daily $150.00  $75.00
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Itinerary for Whitewater rafting on the Ottawa River with Esprit! Itinerary

The Esprit Two-Channel Day Trip packs your day with the most whitewater possible! Our trip is designed to take full advantage of your day on the water by striking the perfect balance in providing more rapids with less waiting, more wilderness and less people.

8:30 am Meet your guides and fellow adventurers at “Café de l'île”.
Note: If you are staying at Esprit’s basecamp the night before, you will meet at 7:45 am in the dining hall.
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 on the Main channel of the Ottawa River
4:30 pm Take out and return for photo and video presentation of your day
  Note: Trip timing may vary depending on water levels.

What's included in your adventure for whitewater rafting on the Ottawa River, Canada. What's included in your adventure

The Ottawa River "Two-Channel" day trip includes 1 full day of rafting on both channels of the river, 1 riverside lunch, all safety equipment, 14 ft. self-bailing rafts, internationally certified guides, complimentary après rafting beer, juice or soft drink. During the spring (until June 15), wetsuits are included in the price of your trip.

Optional Add-ons
Customize your day trip with Esprit by adding any of the following options:

Ottawa/Gatineau same day return shuttle
Pembroke one way shuttle
Fort-Coulonge one way shuttle
Camping (Bring your own tent)
Cabin Tent Rental (flat rate based on double occupancy)
Ultimate BBQ


Half Wetsuit (top or bottom)
Full Wetsuit
Photo Package
* Save $25.00 if purchased at time of reservation.

What you should bring with you for the day for whitewater rafting on the Ottawa River What you should bring with you for the day

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 day 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.


Don't just take our word for the fact that Esprit provides the Ottawa River's best rafting trip! Here is what others who have experienced an Esprit day trip have to say:

"Excellent day! First time whitewater rafting and we will definitely be back."
Tammy & Damien McCarthy

"Does Esprit mean magic? It should, as this is the best word I can think of to describe the experience! Thank you so much."

"We had a great time rafting on the Ottawa River - very exciting!! Thanks to all the staff for their warm hospitality and really great attitudes!"
Melissa Casimin & Mike Tavares