Ottawa City Rafting

Rafting In the Heart of the City

There are amazing secrets that have been kept hidden by the Mighty  Ottawa River for a millennia.  They are right under your nose in the heart of the Nation’s Capital and only accessible by watercraft.  Let Ottawa City Adventures be your guide to exploring some of the untamed sections of this majestic river.

Choose your adventure and get ready for an unforgettable experience right in Canada’s Capital!


Ottawa City Rafting Downtown Ottawa

The perfect 3hr whitewater rafting trip complete with body surfing, cliff jumping and Ottawa’s Nature Oasis! The only one of its kind in an urban, capital city! Perfect for families, parties, adventurers, and groups! Ages 5+, non-swimmers welcome

Solo-Raft Tubing

Tubing in Downtown Ottawa

A brand-new urban adventure to Ottawa: Paddle down the Ottawa River from mid-town to the Canadian War museum in your very own kayak tube – like a solo raft. This two hour, guided trip will be the highlight of your Summer Adventures! Ages 12+

  • Bart Thomas
    We had a brilliant time with Ian our guide. We were a party of adults with younger children and everyone enjoyed themselves. Very professional. Thank you.
  • Carole L
    Had a great time with my family on our rafting tour. Ian, our Captain was amazing! Very knowledgeable, easy going and super nice. Everyone enjoyed this amazing adventure and I’d recommend it to everyone, young and old!
  • Nadine Robinson
    Great way to experience Ottawa on a hot day.... whether you're a tourist or a tourist in your own town. Exercise, safe thrills, history, and fun! #myottawa
  • gmarcus
    Did the 3 hour family rafting trip on the Ottawa River with our multi generational family including 2 eight year olds, their parents, and us, the grandparents. Felt very safe doing this activity during Covid. Our family of 6 were given our own raft which usually can hold 12 people. Our guide Emmy sat at the back about 6 feet back.  Boat had a motor which she used at various times, so paddling was not too intense. We went through 3 rapids and had opportunities to leave the raft for body surfing, cave jumping, lazy river floating and swimming.  Drinks were provided. Life jackets and helmets were sanitized upon exiting. Our group had our own van to shuttle back to our car. There was plastic between the driver and passengers.  It was a really fun day for both adults and kids