Canada

Experience summer on the Ottawa & Lachines

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Ottawa Valley, Lachine Rapids (Montreal), Canada

16 – 29 August 2020
3 – 12 people

Freestyle Coaching, Big Volume Play, River Running

Spend wonderful summer playboating and river running at Ottawa River and Lachine Rapids

Kayaking on the Ottawa

This trip will be split between the idyllic Ottawa river and the amazing Lachine rapids of Montreal.
First we will be based on the banks of the Ottawa. Setting the boundary between the provinces of Ontario and Quebec, the Ottawa River is a kayaking paradise hidden amongst the forests of eastern Canada. Just an hour and a half’s drive away from the country’s capital Ottawa City, the ‘Rocher Fendu’ section is world renowned for it’s big volume waves and warm water fun. The two major channels of the Ottawa River, the ‘Main’ and the ‘Middle’ provide relaxed yet lively day trips, whilst the two main play rapids of ‘McCoy’s’ and the ‘Lorne’ provide the ideal locations for our freestyle coaching. It is a fantastic location for both beginning and advancing your river play.
Second we have the Lachine rapids of the St Lawrence, situated in the bustling metropolis of Montreal, providing the unique experience of being able to paddle and surf world class white water and then get a genuine Italian gelato ice cream at the take out.
Both locations are unique and both provide amazing opportunities for progressing your river play and freestyle. Our days will be a mix of focused coaching, play sessions, video analysis, and river laps, all tailored to suit you.
We will be camping at both locations but with an optional upgrade to a cabin/room/safari tent if you want to avoid bringing your own camping equipment.

 

Optional extra: Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a jetski drive you around whilst kayaking? Here we also offer an optional extra to hire a jetski for the day to ferry you back to the top of the Lachines rapid after you flush each time. No more walking or paddling back up – just hop on the jetski and be towed back up! It also gives you the opportunity to surf the impressive but less often surfed ‘Mavericks’ wave. This really is the very best way to experience the Lachines!

 

On this trip

  • Progress your kayaking in a warm water summer destination with highly experienced, fully qualified instructors.
  • Expert low ratio coaching, tailored to suit you and your kayaking.
  • A playboater’s heaven where you can push your freestyle to the next level whether it’s learning to spin for the first time or nailing your airscrew.
  • Set amongst tall pine forests there are a wide variety of channels, rapids and lines to practise your river running skills.
  • Flexible trip to suit your needs.
  • Optional extras include a jetski wave access at Lachines rapids, mountain biking, white water rafting, bungee jump, city tours of Ottawa and Montreal and many other activities (not included in price).

Whitewater Kayaking Holidays

Day 1 – Arrival day

Welcome to Canada! You will be collected from Ottawa airport, driven to our temporary accommodation where we will be waiting for everybody to arrive.

Day 2 - 13

We will divide our time between the Ottawa river and the Lachines rapids in Montreal, exact itinerary dependent on water levels.

Day 14 Departure day

Pack up and transfer back to the airport to fly home.

Includes

  • Expert individualised, low ratio coaching from experienced and qualified coaches
  • Daily video coaching and analysis
  • Logistics and guiding for the duration of the stay
  • Shuttles to and from Ottawa Airport on the arrival and departure dates listed
  • All shuttles and transport to and from the river
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Self catering accommodation in a riverside cabin for the duration of the trip
  • Local knowledge on and off the river to help you get the most out of your stay
  • Advice prior to trip on the climate, equipment needed and general travel advice if desired
  • At the end of the trip the LiLi coach will give you a full review of your paddling, and an action plan for where to go next and how

Excludes

  • Flights.
  • All food during the trip
  • Kayaking equipment (it is possible for us to arrange rental for an additional cost).
Upcoming Trips
16 – 29 August
Custom Trip Dates

These dates are flexible. We will alter the length and start dates to suit your needs wherever possible, and do our best to arrange a completely new date if that’s what you require. Drop us an email if the date you want is not there.

Submitting this form will not subscribe you to a mailing list but a member of Love it Live it will be in touch to hep you find a world class trip that suits your dates.

Is this the right trip for me?

Intermediate / advanced paddlers. If you have a solid whitewater roll and you are confident on grade 3-3+ you will have a blast on the Ottawa and Lachines rapids. If you have any doubt at all whether your ability suits this trip, drop us an email and we would be happy to advise.

Experience the Ottawa – Canada

$1,749

How much is this in other currencies:

USD$1,749
EUR1,475
GBP£1,337

Payment options in variety of currencies are available.

Please select your currency

Category: SKU: LILI_003

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Overview

Kayaking on the Ottawa

This trip will be split between the idyllic Ottawa river and the amazing Lachine rapids of Montreal.
First we will be based on the banks of the Ottawa. Setting the boundary between the provinces of Ontario and Quebec, the Ottawa River is a kayaking paradise hidden amongst the forests of eastern Canada. Just an hour and a half’s drive away from the country’s capital Ottawa City, the ‘Rocher Fendu’ section is world renowned for it’s big volume waves and warm water fun. The two major channels of the Ottawa River, the ‘Main’ and the ‘Middle’ provide relaxed yet lively day trips, whilst the two main play rapids of ‘McCoy’s’ and the ‘Lorne’ provide the ideal locations for our freestyle coaching. It is a fantastic location for both beginning and advancing your river play.
Second we have the Lachine rapids of the St Lawrence, situated in the bustling metropolis of Montreal, providing the unique experience of being able to paddle and surf world class white water and then get a genuine Italian gelato ice cream at the take out.
Both locations are unique and both provide amazing opportunities for progressing your river play and freestyle. Our days will be a mix of focused coaching, play sessions, video analysis, and river laps, all tailored to suit you.
We will be camping at both locations but with an optional upgrade to a cabin/room/safari tent if you want to avoid bringing your own camping equipment.

 

Optional extra: Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a jetski drive you around whilst kayaking? Here we also offer an optional extra to hire a jetski for the day to ferry you back to the top of the Lachines rapid after you flush each time. No more walking or paddling back up – just hop on the jetski and be towed back up! It also gives you the opportunity to surf the impressive but less often surfed ‘Mavericks’ wave. This really is the very best way to experience the Lachines!

 

On this trip

  • Progress your kayaking in a warm water summer destination with highly experienced, fully qualified instructors.
  • Expert low ratio coaching, tailored to suit you and your kayaking.
  • A playboater’s heaven where you can push your freestyle to the next level whether it’s learning to spin for the first time or nailing your airscrew.
  • Set amongst tall pine forests there are a wide variety of channels, rapids and lines to practise your river running skills.
  • Flexible trip to suit your needs.
  • Optional extras include a jetski wave access at Lachines rapids, mountain biking, white water rafting, bungee jump, city tours of Ottawa and Montreal and many other activities (not included in price).

Itinerary

Whitewater Kayaking Holidays

Day 1 – Arrival day

Welcome to Canada! You will be collected from Ottawa airport, driven to our temporary accommodation where we will be waiting for everybody to arrive.

Day 2 - 13

We will divide our time between the Ottawa river and the Lachines rapids in Montreal, exact itinerary dependent on water levels.

Day 14 Departure day

Pack up and transfer back to the airport to fly home.

Includes / Excludes

Includes

  • Expert individualised, low ratio coaching from experienced and qualified coaches
  • Daily video coaching and analysis
  • Logistics and guiding for the duration of the stay
  • Shuttles to and from Ottawa Airport on the arrival and departure dates listed
  • All shuttles and transport to and from the river
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Self catering accommodation in a riverside cabin for the duration of the trip
  • Local knowledge on and off the river to help you get the most out of your stay
  • Advice prior to trip on the climate, equipment needed and general travel advice if desired
  • At the end of the trip the LiLi coach will give you a full review of your paddling, and an action plan for where to go next and how

Excludes

  • Flights.
  • All food during the trip
  • Kayaking equipment (it is possible for us to arrange rental for an additional cost).
Dates
Upcoming Trips
16 – 29 August
Custom Trip Dates

These dates are flexible. We will alter the length and start dates to suit your needs wherever possible, and do our best to arrange a completely new date if that’s what you require. Drop us an email if the date you want is not there.

Submitting this form will not subscribe you to a mailing list but a member of Love it Live it will be in touch to hep you find a world class trip that suits your dates.

F.A.Q.
Is this the right trip for me?

Intermediate / advanced paddlers. If you have a solid whitewater roll and you are confident on grade 3-3+ you will have a blast on the Ottawa and Lachines rapids. If you have any doubt at all whether your ability suits this trip, drop us an email and we would be happy to advise.

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Experience the Ottawa – Canada

$1,749

How much is this in other currencies:

USD$1,749
EUR1,475
GBP£1,337

Payment options in variety of currencies are available.

Please select your currency

Category: SKU: LILI_003

Discover Our Trips