Davidson QC, Ottawa River

Whitewater Rafting and Horseback Riding!
Combine an amazing day of rafting with Esprit with a day of horseback riding with our friends at R.S.Ranch.
Raft Canada’s most famous whitewater river. Featuring great Canadian wilderness and spectacular high volume rapids, the Esprit “Two-Channel” Day Trip will take you down both the Calumet (Middle) and the Rocher Fendu (Main) channels of the Ottawa River. Only Esprit offers you both channels of the river in the same day, That means twice the rapids, twice the adventure, twice the excitement and twice the fun!
Looking for a great trail ride through beautiful pine forests? Then look no further. Just 15 minutes from Esprit’s Riverside Base Camp is R.S Ranch who specialize in horseback rides near to the Coulonge river.  They have an extensive network of wooded trails to enjoy the pristine local surroundings.

Availability & Costs

May to OctoberAdults


This program requires 2 days to complete.

For Rafting:


8:30 am

Meet your guides and fellow adventurers at “Cafe de l’Ile” (or 7:45am at Esprit)”.

9:00 am

Safety briefing and instruction given enroute to put-in

9:30 am

Begin rafting on the Calumet (Middle) Channel of the Ottawa River

12:15 pm


1:00 pm

Transport back to put-in

1:30 pm

Begin rafting on the Rocher Fendu (Main) channel of the Ottawa River

4:30 pm

Take out and return for photo and video presentation of your day

For Horseback Riding


3 hour trail ride starts at 9:30 am

Note: Trip timing may vary depending on water levels.

What's included in your adventure

This trip includes
1 full day of rafting on both channels of the river
1 riverside lunch
All safety equipment
14 ft. self-bailing rafts
Internationally certified guides
Local transportation
Complimentary après rafting beverage
1 3hr. horseback trail ride
"NEW" Air Medic emergency evacuation insurance
Customize your day trip with Esprit by adding any of the following options:

Optional Add-ons

ShuttleOttawa/Gatineau same day return shuttle$25.00
Pembroke one way shuttle$25.00
Fort-Coulonge one way shuttle$10.00
AccommodationCamping (Bring your own tent)$15.00/night
Platform Tent Rental$30.00/night
Additional MealsBreakfast$10.00
Basecamp Lunch$15.00
Ultimate BBQ$25
Photos / VideosPhoto Package$75 (*save $25 if purchased at time of reservation)

What you should bring with you for the day

Rafting: All your mandatory safety equipment is provided for you. Therefore, all you need to bring with you are some personal items to help make your day even more enjoyable. We recommend that you bring a pair of shoes or sandals to wear on the river (they will get wet!), your swimsuit and/or shorts, sunscreen, water bottle, towel and a change of clothes. If you are joining us during the early spring (April & May), we highly recommend that you bring an extra fleece or wool sweater, fleece socks and running shoes (versus sandals) for extra thermal layering under your wetsuit.

What To Bring For Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding: You will need to have  sturdy closed toed footwear that can be securely fastened to your feet,  long pants, hat, sunscreen and mosquito repellant.

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