Experience Ottawa from the river
Join us as we paddle our way through the downtown section of the Ottawa River. Enjoy a leisurely pace through Ottawa’s magnificent architecture while the changing colors of the sky reflect brilliantly off of the surrounding glassy skyscrapers. This is one of the best ways to experience the city, improve your paddling skills, and enjoy the friendly fun of paddling with others
Parliament Paddle- Apres Dark (City Lights Tour)
Experience the mighty Ottawa River at its calmest and most beautiful time! After the sun sets, the in buildings lights and street lamps reflect off of the river, performing a glittering display.
The river is generally less trafficked after dark, making paddling at night one of the most pleasant ways to paddle!
Our historic boathouse provides the perfect starting point to soak up the sights and history along the Ottawa River. Some of the cities most photographed sites will be revealed as we paddle under 2 of the inter-provincial bridges: The Chateau Laurier, Ottawa Locks, and Parliament Hill to name a few. As we cross over the provincial water line we'll make at the turn at the Supreme court of Canada to paddle by the Canadian Museum of History and Rideau Falls before completing our tour we'll stop for a visit at the most recognized address in Canada, the official prime minister residence at 24 Sussex.
Approx. 2 hours
We offer several opportunities to be a part of some unique paddling experiences in the National Capital Region with Urban Ocean.