activities in the ottawa valley

Valley Cycle Tours

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 Explore the beauty of the Ottawa Valley on two wheels with Valley Cycle Tours. We offer a range of day and multi-day cycle tours. Backroads to single track – we have the ride for you! Operating right from The Whitewater Inn!

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Whitewater Rafting

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Experience the magic of the Ottawa River with a rafting trip!  From cruisy to wild adventurous rides, there are trips and packages for everyone!

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Chutes de Coulonge

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With zip lines, obstacle courses, via ferrata, and more, Chutes Coulonge is your destination for adventure. Enjoy displays of artefacts and information about the log drive as you walk along the hiking trails. 

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Whitewater Kayaking/Canoeing

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Liquid Skills Kayak & SUP School is known world-wide for their international top standard coaching services. Take a clinic and learn the best technique, no matter what your current paddling level. Offering their signature services for both kayaking and stand up paddle boarding. 

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Bonnechere Caves

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The Bonnechere Caves have been welcoming people from all over the world for over 55 years. From scheduled tours to underground dining, they provide a safe, educational, informative and fun tour for people of all ages.

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Fly Fishing

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Algonquin Fly Fishing is Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec’s premium guide service. They offer unique and customized fly fishing adventures.  

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Algonquin Park

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Being one of the largest provincial parks in Canada there is so much to see and do in Algonquin Park. 

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Brewery Tour

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The Whitewater Brewery is a craft brewery with two locations in the Ottawa Valley.  Both locations are equipped with brewery tours and a restaurant serving the highest quality local produce! 

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Winery Tour

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The Little Red Wagon Winery is a family owned winery located in Shawville, Quebec. They offer tours & tastings, an on-site restaurant, and a space to showcase art and feature a plethora of other local products and goods. 

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Coronation Hall Ciderie

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Located in West Quebec's Pontiac Country, this family-run artisanal cidery is the first commercial cidery in the region! 

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Hiking

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There are many local hiking trails for beginner, intermediate and expert hikers!  

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Golf

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With golf courses all over the Ottawa Valley there are many different options to choose from!

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Maple Syrup Experience

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 The setting for your half-day tour and workshop will be the Deakins maple forest in a rebuilt 1910 style sugar shack where you’ll immerse yourself in the life of a Canadian maple syrup farmer and engage in hands-on activities ending with the production of your own maple syrup. If customers can’t find it, it doesn’t exist. Clearly list and describe the services you offer. Also, be sure to showcase a premium service.

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Whitewater Rafting

Owl Rafting

The OWL Experience: Friendly and experienced staff, world class whitewater, waterfront resort and delicious food.

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Ottawa River Dinner & Sunset Cruise: 

Come spend an evening cruising up the calm waters of the Ottawa River aboard a 60ft. long Pontoon Boat. Enjoy a delicious steak dinner at the beachfront pavillion before beginning the hour and a half cruise along the Ottawa River.  Starting at the OWL Rafting Resort, the boat travels up the Ottawa River giving passengers a view of the glorious natural splendor that covers both the Ontario and Quebec shorelines. Arrive early in the evening to enjoy the sandy beach and use of the beachfront and resort facilities. The dinner cruise takes approximately an hour and a half.  

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Wilderness Tours

Wilderness Tours is Canada's largest whitewater rafting and adventure resort.

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River Run Rafting

Experience the incredible thrill of whitewater rafting on the Ottawa River with River Run Rafting.

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Hiking

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Eagle's Nest

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65km drive from the Inn.   

Manitou Mountain is a 9 km, medium level of difficulty hiking/snowshoeing trail passing through picturesque pine forests and spectacular wilderness scenery. Along this shoulder width trail, you will encounter 3 spectacular mountain top vistas. Following ancient glacial spillways this trail begins at the Barrett Chute Trailhead with a 4-km ascent to the pristine vista lookouts at Red Arrow Rock and Manitou Mountain. The trail then continues westward 3.5 km to the peaceful Eagle’s Nest Lookout and another 1.5 km out to the Calabogie Road Trailhead. This diverse trail also links to the enchanting Lost Valley Trail and the Juniper Ridge Lookout behind Calabogie Peaks and to the scenic Skywalk Trail atop Dickson Mountain. 


Oiseau Rock

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65km drive from the Inn.   

5km hiking trail (10km round trip) through the forest, with natural lookouts on the Ottawa River and interpretive panels on the history and culture of the Algonquin people. The trail leads to the summit of Oiseau Rock, one of the most important rock art sites in North America, 150 metres above the Great River. With a little luck, you may catch sight of a peregrine falcon, the Thunder Bird, venerated for thousands of years by the First Nations of Quebec. 

There is a $10 entry fee per vehicle to be paid at the ZEC St-Patrice office, on Schyan Road.


Algonquin Park

Algonquin Park offers many different hiking trails: 

Barron Canyon Trail 

Berm Lake Trail 

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Golf

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Golf Courses Nearby:

Oaks of Cobden Golf Club - 19km from Inn

Island Brae Golf - 22km  from Inn

Whitetail Golf Club - 32km from Inn

Calabogie Highlands Golf Club - 75km from Inn