Ontario Ottawa River Rafting
The Ottawa River owes its headwaters to the Lake Capimitchigama in the Laurentian Mountains. The river flows for 1271 kilometers across virgin pine forests and merges into the Lake of Two Mountains and the St. Lawrence River.
The Ottawa rafting trail runs through 175 islands including the Rocher Fendu islands, creating thunderous rapids, spectacular waterfalls and lovely sandy beaches. However the two rafting sections of the river begin from McCoy’s Chute. The Main Channel is full of huge waves and rugged hydraulics. Bus eater, Butcher Knife, Dog Legs, Push Button and the White Faced Monster are some wrecking Class IV rapids in this section. Comparatively the Middle Channel is run less frequently, but it offers amazing waves and technically challenging rapids like the Garvin’s Chute that features a thrilling drop of fifteen feet and Black Velvet, which rolls smooth. The two sections come together at the Hell’s Half Mile rapid. Stuffs like Lava Falls and Crystal holes are real adrenaline tests for rafters.
The Lower Section of the Ottawa River is an ideal vacation spot for families, beginners and kids. Moreover he whitewaters are pretty much safe here with Class II rapids like the Black’s Rapid. The Fishing Island of the Lower section is an angler’s paradise.
Likewise the greatest attraction of Ottawa lies in its size. This huge river features enormous rock formations and vast areas of wilderness, which lures tourists from all over the world.