COVID-19 Updates

We at Ottawa City Rafting (OCR) recognize the difficult times we are collectively facing: we have all been challenged in different ways and we are incredibly thankful for the amazing dedication and efforts from front line workers here in our community, across the country, and throughout the world as we all work together to mitigate the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Our hearts go out to each of you who has been personally affected by this global crisis. We are all in this together.

We are excited to announce that with appropriate mitigation policies and procedures in place, we can once again share the magic of the Ottawa River with you starting July 1st - Canada Day. Our goal is to provide guests with a safe, educational and fun experience that will give them lasting memories. As guides, we want all geusts to feel safe and looked after while enjoying their trip. The health and safety of our guests and staff is paramount.

We are closely monitoring government policy changes and mandates from municipal, provincial and federal governments agencies and health departments. We will continue to make changes, as necessary or appropriate, and will remain in constant communication with the City of Ottawa and its Health Officials to ensure our protocols and procedures are current, safe and effective.

Health & Safety

  • Wellness check for staff and guests upon arrival
  • Increased hand-washing and sanitizing stations
  • Mask use mandatory for staff and strongly recommended for geusts
    • Physical distancing of 6 feet enforced

Guest Booking

  • It is mandatory to complete online waivers before arrival
  • Bubble Booking Policy: One social bubble per raft
    • Group Sizing: Minimum 4 guests / Maximum 9 guests

    Equipment & Gear

    • All lifejackets, paddles and helmets are thoroghly sanitized between each use
    • All vehicles are sanitized between each use
    • All rafts are sanitized between each use
    • Barriers are installed in all vehicles to protect drivers and guests

    Trip Protocols

    • Individual rafts (and their social bubbles) will remain 6' apart at all times
    • Each trip element is completed one at a time
    • All rafts are equiped with a COVID kit including masks and hand sanitizer
    • Private rafting trip & scenic tour

    Trips starting @ $70 for a 3 hr trip