Philadelphia Canoe Club

Ottawa River

  • 13 Aug 2016
  • 19 Aug 2016
  • 45° 42' 34.218" N, 76° 44' 20.7384" W See map: Google Maps

Ottawa River, August 13-19

Garburator Surf


 08/12/2016 - 1:45pm - 08/19/2016 - 1:45pm

The Ottawa river is the premier whitewater play destination in the northeast.  The river features friendly, BIG class III/IV rapids with amazing play features.  Many of the play moves used by pro boaters were invented here.  The water in August is warm while the air is often in the 80's with low humidity.  We camp at the river takeout and paddle one of the two sections of the river each day, sometimes making multiple runs in a day.  The atmosphere is laid back, many paddlers stay the entire week while others come for only a few days.  A reliable roll and a playboat are the only major requirements for this trip.  There are play features to suit every skill level of paddler, from advanced novices to hardcore playboaters.  There is good play at all river levels, but from experience I'd say the ideal levels are from +1 to -3, and again from +11 and up.  Typically the levels in mid August are nearly perfect ( +1 to -3) but levels vary every year so check for the latest readings.  Contact Joe Cunningham

Event Type: 


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Event Classes: 

 Class III  Class IV

Event Location(s): 

River Run




45° 42' 34.218" N, 76° 44' 20.7384" W

See map: Google Maps

Water Type: 

 Class III

River Run Rafing Center,  Ontario

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