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Ontario's Great Getaways: High Adventure On The Ottawa River Photo: Ontario Tourism

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Adventure Provider: River Run Rafting
Length: 2 days, 2 nights
When: Weekends from May to September
Trip Fee: $209 per person plus HST and service charge
Trip Rendezvous: River Run Rafting & Wilderness Resort, Foresters Falls

 

Get ready for excitement and high adventure whitewater rafting on the Ottawa River, known for having the best whitewater in Canada. The High Adventure Resort Package is perfect for couples, families with teens and groups.

Arrive at River Run Resort, check-in and proceed to your pre-selected accommodation (camping, cabins or a luxury inn or cottage). Enjoy an evening campfire or a moonlight swim.

After a hearty breakfast, your rafting adventure begins with a full safety briefing and a short ride by bus to the put-in. Feel the excitement build as you climb into a 12-person raft and get ready for a full day of fun navigating 5 major rapids, body surfing and a enjoying a tasty riverside BBQ lunch. Back at the resort, you can share stories during the buffet dinner and video re-run presentation of your experience. Spend the next day enjoying the resort facilities and property or exploring the local attractions. 

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What’s Included

One full day of river rafting in a 12-passenger raft, two nights of camping, two breakfasts, one river lunch, one dinner and use of resort facilities (e.g. kayaks, canoes, volleyball, horseshoes, bar, etc.). 

Accommodation upgrades (e.g. camping cabins, luxury cottages or inn rooms) are available for additional cost.

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About the Guides

The guides are highly skilled and entertaining, showing you the best in whitewater worldwide. They are part of a dynamic team that ensure a fun, adventurous and most importantly, a safe experience for all. They have first-aid and CPR certification.  

Getting There

Arrive at the resort the night prior to your rafting day. River Run is located on the gorgeous banks of the Ottawa River, situated closest to the village of Beachburg, and only minutes from Foresters Falls.

GPS:  Latitude: 45.705719 º    Longitude: -76.805169 º

Directions – When you reach Forester Falls please follow the signs.

Approximate driving time from Toronto: 4.5 hours…and worth every minute.

Approximate driving time from Ottawa: 1.5 hours 

 

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About the Adventure Provider

Since 1980, RiverRun Rafting has been hosting fabulous adventures and getaways on the Ottawa River. They are passionate about rafting and about preserving the integrity of the mighty Ottawa River for future generations.  As a small company, you’ll find that they are very close and personal with their customers.

More Options 

Are you up for the ultimate “in-your-face, up-your-nose” whitewater adventure in a 6 person sport raft? Find out more here. For the young and “young at heart” you can enjoy a Family Rafting and Heritage River tour where you’ll learn about the Algonquin, the explorers and more.

Don’t Miss

Check out the Whitewater Brewing Company and Pub in nearby Foresters Falls.  Brewed by friends, for friends and Simple Things in Beachburg; Your upcountry store and more! Summer seasonal cafe outdoor seating great coffee and tasty treats!

For local Ottawa information, visit Ottawa Tourism. For regional travel information, visit Ontario’s Highlands.

 

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