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Whitewater Rafting and Zip Lines on the Ottawa River!

Are you ready for the ultimate adventure? Combine whitewater rafting on the Ottawa River and a day at Les Chutes Coulonge Arial Park. Esprit and Les Chutes Coulonge have joined forces to provide you with this Ultimate Adventure package.

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 day of soaring through the air? Then look no further. Just 15 minutes from Esprit, Les Chutes Coulonge Arial Park features a variety of elements for you to “get high (above the ground)”. Your day at Les Chutes includes an arial obstacle course, 2 giant canyon ziplines as well as a Via Ferrata (what the heck is a Via Ferrata). A Via Ferrata is a combination of trekking and rock climbing where you will secure yourself from anchor point to anchor point as you travers along the side of the Coulonge River Gorge with the river raging below you. Its fun, active and exciting (or scary.. take your pick). This Ultimate Adventure makes for an amazing fun, challenging and rugged getaway.


  • 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 Lunch
    – 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 Ziplining:

    Your Arial Adventure starts at 9:00am

    Note: Trip timing may vary depending on water levels.

Note: Trip timing may vary depending on water levels

What’s included in your trip

  • 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 day at Chutes Coulonge Arial Parc (obstacle course, giant ziplines, via ferrata)
  • “NEW” Air Medic emergency evacuation insurance

What to Bring

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.

Arial Park: You will need to have closed toed footwear that can be securely fastened to your feet. Long hair should be tied back, T-Shirts should be tucked in.


Customize your experience with Esprit by adding any of the following options:


Option Details Amount
Shuttle Ottawa/Gatineau same-day round-trip shuttle

Pembroke one-way shuttle

Fort-Coulonge one-way shuttle




Accommodations Camping (bring your own tent)

Platform tent rental




$30/night ($10 linen rental)

Meals Breakfast

Basecamp lunch

Ultimate BBQ




Thermal protection Wetsuit




Photos/videos Photo package $75.00 (*save $25 if purchased at time of reservation)