Trip Overview

River Run has partnered with Ottawa Kayak School to bring whitewater kayaking clinics to the resort once again. OKS is Canada’s #1 whitewater kayak school with instructors hand picked from around the world.

The Ottawa River has been long the world’s number one destination for freestyle kayaking.  With it’s warm water from June until October its a hit with our friends who paddling with cold water.  The Ottawa River”s entire 1100 km’s of the river is dam controlled, which means we have water all year and all day long.

Most of our intermediate or advanced kayak guests forget that we have two great channels to choose from.  The famous Main Channel is what most are familiar with, that has waves like the Garberator and Buseater.  The Ottawa River’s Middle Channel always has something also on it, and is about 1/2 the volume of the Main.  It’s a great spot to get comfortable with the Ottawa as well as work on river running skills.

Our intermediate / advanced kayak courses come in 3 different clinic durations to choose from.  2 day, 3 day or 5 day courses.   All you need to decide is how long to enjoy the Ottawa River.

Trip Intensity

High Intensity Level Paddling | This program is suitable for anyone who has a 60 to 70% whitewater roll and is 13 years of age and older with moderate to good swimming ability. Making this trip the perfect intro to whitewater kayaking for anyone who is age 13+ and 90 lbs.

Note: For our teen guests there is no evening supervision, someone 18 years or older must be on same or parallel program on site.  For a Teen Resident Kayak Cam for beginners or our Teen Keener Program for advanced teens, please visit our sister company’s website for details.

Included in the Trip

  • Instruction

    A full day of kayak instruction

  • Lunch

    Lunch at our riverside resort

  • Resort Facilities

    Full use of our resort facilities: kayaks, SUP’s, Canoes



Optional Upgrades

  • Camping

    Camping is at a discounted rate or choose an accommodation

  • Kayak Rental

    Kayak Rental is an additional cost.

  • Wetsuit

    Wetsuit rental (complimentary May and after Labor Day)

  • Trip Video & Photos

    Purchase of trip video and photos is optional


  • Gratuity

    Guide gratuity isn’t included in base rate



Intermediate/Advanced Clinics

# Days Price Dates & Rates
 2 $599 Check Dates
3 $799 Check Dates
5 $1375 Check Dates

*All prices subject to a $10/person/day service charge and 13% HST




The Fine Print

Cancellation Policy

Full trip refunds are issued only if cancellation notice is received more than 30 days prior to trip date. No trip refunds or alternate trip dates are issued within 30 days of trip without cancellation insurance which must be purchased when reserving and is redeemable only in the event of illness, accident or bereavement and requires medical documentation.