3 Days
Ottawa River
12+, 7+

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

All “Getaway” packages include one full day of activity (rafting, riverboarding, or canoeing), 2 nights camping, 2 breakfasts, 1 riverside picnic lunch, 1 Ultimate BBQ dinner, top quality equipment, après activity beverage, complimentary use of all base camp facilities and internationally certified guides.

Availability & Costs

May-OctoberAdults (12 years+)Youths(7-11) Morning rafting on the Calumet Channel plus afternoon adventure activities.

Getaway Itinerary

Day 1


7:00pm - 9:00pm

Arrive at Esprit Base Camp for a tour of our facility, use recreational equipment and enjoy a campfire under the stars.  Please advise our office for after hours arrivals.  Note: If you are staying at Esprit’s basecamp, you will meet you trip leader at 7:45 am at Esprit for a pre-trip  meeting..

Day 2 

The Esprit 2-Channel Day Trip:


7:00 am

Breakfast served in dining hall

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 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 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 dinner

Day 3


7:00 am - 9:00 am

Breakfast served in the dining hall

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

All “Getaway” packages include:

  • 1 full day of activity (rafting, riverboarding, or canoeing)
  • 2 nights camping
  • 2 breakfasts
  • 1 riverside picnic lunch
  • 1 Ultimate BBQ dinner
  • Top quality equipment, après activity beverage
  • Complimentary use of all base camp facilities
  • Internationally certified guides.
Customize your day trip with Esprit by adding any of the following options:

Optional Add-ons

ShuttleOttawa / Gatineau same day return shuttle$25
Pembroke one way shuttle$25
Fort-Coulonge one way shuttle$10
AccommodationCamping (Bring your own tent)$15 / night
Hostel$30 / night
Platform Tent Rental$30 / night
Ultimate BBQ$25
Thermal ProtectionWetsuit/Drysuit$20 / $40
Photos / VideosPhoto Package (*Save $25.00 if purchased at time of reservation)$75 / $50

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.

Note: Remember, if you are camping you will need to bring your own tent and flashlight!


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

“We had a wonderful time at Esprit. The whitewater rafting was awesome, fun and wet! The food was delicious (try the salmon!). Best of all were the people at Esprit. They make this place a great experience.”
Kumail, Thornhill


“A beautiful and peaceful place. Love it! Erin and Jim – beautiful people. Will always remember this place and your spirit.”


“Great staff, excellent atmosphere and tremendous sunsets! We had a great time and look forward to returning.”
Todd, Michigan

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