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Boreal River Adventures - Ottawa River Outpost

Ottawa, Canada
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About Boreal River Adventures - Ottawa River Outpost
Experience a river adventure—in the heart of the city—and learn about whitewater paddling, how to 'read' the river, and safety in rapids. This activity is 100% outside with distancing and COVID-19 precautions throughout. Since 2008, we've operated skills courses and multi-day expeditions across Canada and Internationally. Now you can have the thrill of river running—easily accessible from Ottawa.
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travelPV wrote a review Sep. 2021
Ottawa, Canada69 contributions46 helpful votes
Our group of women had a fantastic and envigerating day with Boreal River Adventures. Our three guides were very professional,able to teach dangers in the water and what to look for and most important (to me) made me feel completely at ease. Rapids and kayaking was an enxiety provoking thought prior to taking the course through "Boreal River Adventures". We went yesterday in the pouring rain and although not great for photos, it was wonderful to be in the water falling from above and also being held by the Ottawa River. A unique and safe activity within the city limits ot Ottawa-Gatineau. I plan on going again but in the spring when the water is at it's greatest. Thanks for a memorable and exciting time.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Léona F wrote a review Sep. 2021
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What a great experience for water lovers. The guides were super encouraging and respectful of each participants level of comfort. Don't be afraid of the cold water. The wetsuits really work!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Shaundra O wrote a review Sep. 2021
Carleton Place, Canada1 contribution
Shooting white water rapids was on my bucket list - done! - fabulous - accommodating- knowledge - very skilled - attentive- would highly recommend no matter what your skill level is you will gain new knowledge and a fabulous experience. A plus in my books - can hardly wait till the next Boreal Adventure!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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chelseabrian wrote a review Aug. 2021
Gatineau, Canada17 contributions7 helpful votes
What an amazing experience. This could be called packrafting 101 considering the amount of learning offered prior to and during the river adventure. The very slick e-learning platform has great and quite detailed learning, videos and printable pdfs on whitewater safety, hydrology (lots of really great stuff), and information on the Ottawa River Keeper. The actual river adventure was fantastic as the weather was +30 celsius and it was great to be on and in the Ottawa River. Itès very clear that Boreal is all about safety and empowering packrafters and other river enthusiasts with knowledge and tools be safe and have fun on the water. The rapids were light and fun and the final big rapid was a blast. I cant recommend this strongly enough an am planning to return again with a group of family and friends.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Micheline wrote a review Aug. 2021
Ottawa, Canada1 contribution
Excellent communication in French and English. Easy to find location, great facilities for washroom, shower etc... Classes are geared for beginners and many safety protocol. The experience was absolutely worth it, a bit hard to stop smiling. I was out of my comfort zone but never felt in danger. A first for me after spending most of my life in Ottawa. Should have done that 20 years ago. Exhilarating!!!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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