1 Day
Petawawa Ont.

Fast, furious, tight and technical, the Petawawa combines long roller coaster wave trains with steep, adrenalin-pumping drops. With its headwaters in Algonquin Park, we ride the spring flood through a series of class III and IV rapids to the confluence with the Ottawa River.
Our day begins at Gearheads, an awesome local outfitting store in the heart of downtown Petawawa. An urban classic, this thrilling spring run includes two descents of the Petawawa River, a riverside lunch, all safety equipment and wetsuits. After the trip, we celebrate the day with an ice cold beverage.  The first round is on us!

Availability & Costs

May 4 - June 16, 2018$150 ($100 "Cash Back" when booking a group of 7)

Whitewater Discovery Itinerary

The Petawawa Day Trip packs your day with the most whitewater possible! Due to the continuous nature of the river, we are able to make two descents for maximum enjoyment.


9:30 am

Meet your guides and fellow adventurers in the dining hall

9:45 am

Safety briefing and instruction given enroute to put-in.

10:30 am

First descent of the Petawawa River

12:15 pm


1:00 pm

Transport back to put-in

1:30 pm

Second descent of the Petawawa River

4:30 pm

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

Note: Trips meet in front of Gearheads (outdoor store) in downtown Petawawa

What's included in your adventure

The Petawawa day trip includes
2 descents of the Petawawa River
1 riverside lunch
All safety equipment
Includes wetsuits, drysuits available for $40
14 ft. self-bailing rafts
Internationally certified guides
Local transportation
Complimentary après rafting beverage
Customize your day trip with Esprit by adding any of the following options:

Optional Add-ons

Accomodation at Esprit's basecamp in DavidsonCamping(bring your own tent)$15.00/night
Platform Tent Rental$30.00/night
Ultimate BBQ$25.00

What you should bring with you for the day

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.


Here is what others who have experienced an Esprit day trip have to say:

“I had an amazingly wicked, action packed, adrenaline rushing day! I will definitely be back for more!”


“I had a great experience for a first time rafter. Met great people and had a blast!”


“What a great experience whitewater rafting!! The guides were really nice and took us on some great runs! I will highly recommend you to others and will definitely be back soon.”

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