Canada

Experience the Stakeout at Ottawa

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Ottawa Valley, Canada

14 – 20 June
2 – 4 people

Freestyle Coaching, Big Volume River Running, Playboating

‘Smash and grab’ style high water playboating and river running trip on the Ottawa River

STAKEOUT Kayaking

Have you ever wanted to go to the Ottawa during their spring high water season but not known how? Have you ever wondered what it might be like paddling down the infamous Coliseum rapid at 17ft higher than normal summer flows? Are you keen to test your kayaking on some of the bigger waves and rapids that come in on the Ottawa when the river is higher? If you answered yes to any of these question then this might be the trip for you!

 

During the spring melt all of the ice and snow accumulated from the winter begins to melt, causing the Ottawa river to rise up to 30ft higher than the typical flows seen during the summer months, and with it and an almost unlimited amount of play and freestyle potential. This trip is situated at the back end of the spring melt season, when levels have started to drop but the river is still higher than the typical levels, providing new rapids, new waves and new challenges for the keen playboater.

 

Our days will be a mixture of high water river laps and focused coached freestyle sessions on the best feature at the time. Water levels are highly changeable at this time of year so you never quite know what you’ll end up surfing but whatever happens, you know you’ll be surfing some of the best waves in the world…period!

On this trip

  • A short ‘smash and grab’ style trip to experience the Ottawa river at high spring flows and get a taste for the epicness of Stakeout!
  • Top quality, low ratio coaching suited to your personal needs
  • Progress your kayaking in one of the best destinations for high water wave freestyle and river running in the world with highly experienced, fully qualified instructors
  • A playboaters heaven where the sky is the limit for progression

Whitewater Kayaking Holidays

We will be based along the river banks of the Ottawa river for the duration of our stay, moving around the various sections of whitewater to the best features at the current water level.
We will be camping but there is the optional extra to upgrade to a cabin if you want to avoid bringing your own camping equipment.

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 - 6

A combination of river laps and freestyle sessions on some of the best waves in the world. Exact itinerary water level dependent.

Day 7 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.
  • Camping fees 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 and drink
  • Kayaking equipment (it is possible for us to arrange rental for an additional cost).
Upcoming Trips
14 – 20 June
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?

This trip is suitable for anyone who is a competent freestyle kayaker or river runner who has a reliable white water roll and some prior experience in big volume water. If you have any doubt at all whether your ability suits this trip, drop us an email and we would be happy to advise.

What will the weather be like?

By mid June the Ottawa valley is usually beginning to warm up but the water is still cold. A drytop with dry trousers and lined shorts are recommended to give you flexibility to dress best according to the current conditions.

What will we be surfing?

This is entirely dependent on the river levels at the time. During these dates last year we were surfing Big Bus, Minibus, High Tension, Big Smoothie and Nessy. Other years levels have been lower and we were surfing Big Kahuna, Phils, Lunchstop, Third wave, Slippery Nipple and Waikiki. Whatever the level, you can be sure that there’s plenty to do!

Stakeout – Experience High Water Ottawa

$1,098

How much is this in other currencies:

USD$1,098
EUR926
GBP£839

Payment options in variety of currencies are available.

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Overview

STAKEOUT Kayaking

Have you ever wanted to go to the Ottawa during their spring high water season but not known how? Have you ever wondered what it might be like paddling down the infamous Coliseum rapid at 17ft higher than normal summer flows? Are you keen to test your kayaking on some of the bigger waves and rapids that come in on the Ottawa when the river is higher? If you answered yes to any of these question then this might be the trip for you!

 

During the spring melt all of the ice and snow accumulated from the winter begins to melt, causing the Ottawa river to rise up to 30ft higher than the typical flows seen during the summer months, and with it and an almost unlimited amount of play and freestyle potential. This trip is situated at the back end of the spring melt season, when levels have started to drop but the river is still higher than the typical levels, providing new rapids, new waves and new challenges for the keen playboater.

 

Our days will be a mixture of high water river laps and focused coached freestyle sessions on the best feature at the time. Water levels are highly changeable at this time of year so you never quite know what you’ll end up surfing but whatever happens, you know you’ll be surfing some of the best waves in the world…period!

On this trip

  • A short ‘smash and grab’ style trip to experience the Ottawa river at high spring flows and get a taste for the epicness of Stakeout!
  • Top quality, low ratio coaching suited to your personal needs
  • Progress your kayaking in one of the best destinations for high water wave freestyle and river running in the world with highly experienced, fully qualified instructors
  • A playboaters heaven where the sky is the limit for progression
Itinerary

Whitewater Kayaking Holidays

We will be based along the river banks of the Ottawa river for the duration of our stay, moving around the various sections of whitewater to the best features at the current water level.
We will be camping but there is the optional extra to upgrade to a cabin if you want to avoid bringing your own camping equipment.

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 - 6

A combination of river laps and freestyle sessions on some of the best waves in the world. Exact itinerary water level dependent.

Day 7 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.
  • Camping fees 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 and drink
  • Kayaking equipment (it is possible for us to arrange rental for an additional cost).
Dates
Upcoming Trips
14 – 20 June
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?

This trip is suitable for anyone who is a competent freestyle kayaker or river runner who has a reliable white water roll and some prior experience in big volume water. If you have any doubt at all whether your ability suits this trip, drop us an email and we would be happy to advise.

What will the weather be like?

By mid June the Ottawa valley is usually beginning to warm up but the water is still cold. A drytop with dry trousers and lined shorts are recommended to give you flexibility to dress best according to the current conditions.

What will we be surfing?

This is entirely dependent on the river levels at the time. During these dates last year we were surfing Big Bus, Minibus, High Tension, Big Smoothie and Nessy. Other years levels have been lower and we were surfing Big Kahuna, Phils, Lunchstop, Third wave, Slippery Nipple and Waikiki. Whatever the level, you can be sure that there’s plenty to do!

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Stakeout – Experience High Water Ottawa

$1,098

How much is this in other currencies:

USD$1,098
EUR926
GBP£839

Payment options in variety of currencies are available.

Please select your currency

Categories: , SKU: LILI_003-2

Discover Our Trips