Ottawa River

Why not turn your day of riverboarding into a total getaway? Take advantage of everything that Esprit has to offer by combining your day of riverboarding on the Ottawa River with accommodation, meals and all the amenities at Esprit’s riverside base camp. Enjoy spectacular sunsets, riverside campfires, great food and a relaxed atmosphere. The Esprit “Getaway Package” is the perfect escape!

All “Getaway” packages include one full day of activity of riverboarding, 2 nights camping, 2 breakfasts, 1 riverside picnic lunches 1 ultimate bar-b-que dinner, top quality equipment, après activity beverage, complimentary use of all base camp facilities, internationally certified guides.

Availability & Costs

June - OctoberAdults

Getaway Itinerary

Day 1



Meet your guides and fellow adventurers at Esprit.  Enjoy recreational facilities and riverside campfire.

Note: If you are staying at Esprit’s basecamp the night before your adventure, you will meet you Trip leader at 7:45 am at Esprit.

Note: If you are arriving after office hours, please let us know and we will explain the check in procedure.

Day 2 

The Esprit 2-Channel Day Trip:


7:00 am

Breakfast served

7:45 am

Meet your guides and fellow adventurers

8:30 am

Depart for the river

9:00 am

Safety briefing and instruction given enroute to put-in.

9:30 am

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

12:15 pm


1:00 pm

Transport back to put-in

1:30 pm

Begin riverboarding of the Rocher Fendu (Main) Channel of the Ottawa River

4:30 pm

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

7:00 pm

Ultimate BBQ

Day 3


7:00 am - 9:00 am


11:00 am

Check out of the Hostel/Campground

Note: After checking out you are still welcome to remain at the basecamp and use our facilities for the remainder of the day!
Note: Trip timing may vary depending on water levels.

What's included in your adventure

The Ottawa River riverboarding day trip includes
1 full day of Riverboarding
2 nights camping
2 breakfasts
1 riverside picnic lunch
1 Ultimate BBQ dinner
All safety equipment, après activity beverage
Complimentary use of all base camp facilities
Internationally certified guides.
"NEW" Air Medic emergency evacuation insurance
NEW Covid-19 Kit included in your trip cost! Every guest will receive an Esprit Non Medical Face Mask to be worn during bus transport, locally made hand sanitizer, souvenir pen, and COMPLEMENTARY PHOTOS!
Customize your day trip with Esprit by adding any of the following options:

Optional Add-ons

ShuttleOttawa/Gatineau same day return shuttle$25
AccommodationHostel upgrade:$15 / night
Additional nights of accommodation:
Hostel$30 / night
Platform Tent Rental$30 / night
Camping (bring your own tent)$15 / night
Additional MealsBreakfast$10
Basecamp Lunch$15
Ultimate BBQ$25
Thermal ProtectionWetsuit$20
Photos / VideosPhoto Package$75 (*save $25 if purchased at time of reservation)

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!), socks to avoid chaffing inside your flippers, your swimsuit and/or shorts, sunscreen, water bottle, towel and a change of clothes.


Hear what others who have experienced an Esprit Getaway Package have to say:

“Esprit is awesome, staff are awesome, food is brilliant and your place rocks! Thanks for a wonderful weekend.”

“Thank you for a super stay – I extended it because I enjoyed myself so much. A wonderful location, great food, good company and above all the whitewater was fantastic! Your guides are great – so professional and, at the same time, so human!”
Olly, Enlgand

“Awesome time! Great way to spend a weekend!”
Andrea, St. John’s NFLD

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