OWL Rafting wilderness resort
Unique in the world of whitewater rafting the OWL experience on the Ottawa River combines a full-day descent of the famous Rocher Fendu rapids, with a return cruise aboard the Pontoon Boat bringing you back to the resort, while enjoying a freshly grilled BBQ meal.
Just ninety minutes upstream of our Nation's Capital, OWL Rafting offers three levels of trip intensity; low, medium and high – no experience necessary!
A 3-generation family business, OWL Rafting is celebrating forty years this season. We are pleased to be sharing our authentic Canadian experience of being outdoors and on the water with you. Due to the success of the river community the previous season, we plan to open our doors again in May.
OWL's 25 acre Lakeside Resort is the hub of all our activities. We offer affordable overnight accommodations in rustic cabins or the waterfront cabana. Famous for our food, OWL Rafting has FeastON culinary tourism certification. Post rafting, relax and recline on the sandy beach or give our kayaks, canoes, pedal boats or Stand-Up-Paddleboards a go. Other activities include the 9-basket disk golf course, our tall-grass maze, new pump-track and waterfront childrens playpark. OWL Rafting has the prestigious Canadian Signature Experience designation.
Famous for our food, homemade and delicious, we have FEAST-ON culinary tourism designation. This means locally sourced products, a kitchen garden and three lovely pigs that enjoy the leftovers. Environmental stewardship is part of respecting the RIVER and we take pride in sharing the many eco-tourism processes on site with our clients.
WHICH TRIP IS RIGHT FOR ME?
The Ottawa River has two river channels with different routes to explore, allowing us to vary the intensity of your adventure with us.
Soft Adventure Raft & Resort Package – low intensity
Nicknamed the great Canadian river trip–this 3day/2night package includes a day of rafting down the Middle Channel of the Ottawa River with return meal cruise AND a day at the waterfront resort. Includes2 nights camping, 6 meals, 2 pontoon cruises, and full access to the beachfront OWL Resort.
Soft & Adventure Raft Package – low & medium intensity
Experience a day of gentle whitewater rafting on the Middle channel, followed by a day of adventure rafting on the Ottawa Rivers Main Channel, including 2 nights camping, 5 meals, 2 pontoon meal cruises, and full access to the beachfront OWL Resort.
Adventure & Sport Raft Package – medium & high intensity
Embark on two days of progressively more intense whitewater rafting, including 2 nights camping, 5 meals, 2 pontoon meal cruises, and full access to the beachfront OWL Resort.
OWL Rafting is in the Ottawa Valley, just ninety minutes west and upstream of our Nations Capital – a stop along the Trans Canada Hwy.
Waterfront Café: Take a break at the new Waterfront Café with their selection of teas, milkshakes, freshly baked pastries, panini sandwiches and hot chili or soups. Vegetarian, gluten free and dairy alternatives are also available. Enjoy your beverages or food on their beautiful waterfront patio overlooking Lac Rocher Fendu. The Café will open for the May Long Weekend, when rafting begins.