Come Wander
Whitewater Rafting in the Ottawa Valley

Renowned as the Whitewater Capital of Canada, the Ottawa Valley is home to more than 900 lakes and 4 major river systems, all beckoning you to explore. Dip your paddle, push yourself forward, and hold tight as you leave the mundane behind and experience a world of adventure.

Stories

One Last Ride

Watch JR Alli’s video and see what he discovers when he allows himself to just wander.

Get Your Hands Dirty

Find out where to appease your creative side on this Creative Cruiser road trip.

Autumn Jubilee

Celebrate fall with these can’t-miss festivals and events in Ontario’s Highlands.

An Action-Packed Weekend

Read how Will Tang from Going Awesome Places raced muscle cars and experienced thrills on the rapids with whitewater raftering in the Ottawa Valley.

Where Am I?

Devour an Ottawa Valley tradition and feel your taste buds rejoice with Wes’ Chips in Arnprior.

Quirky Festivals & Events

Embrace the incredible spirit and wonderfully ‘different’ themes at events across Ontario’s Highlands this summer.

Fun with Music Festivals

From rock to folk, these Ontario’s Highlands summer music festivals will keep you coming back year after year.

Just Show Up

Hit the water and taken advantage of these easy canoeing opportunities in Ontario’s Highlands.

Hidden Gems

Charming museums in Ontario’s Highlands.

New Year, New You

Winter events across Ontario’s Highlands that will help you keep your New Year’s Resolutions.

Bring on the Blizzard

A grown-up’s guide to falling in love with Snow Days again in Ontario’s Highlands.

Where Am I?

Discover Calabogie Peaks, a well-known gem, through new eyes.

Where Am I?

Visit the Petawawa Heritage Village, where you can step back in time and explore the lives of those who wandered long ago.

Where Am I?

Discover a rich history and an even richer geology at the Beryl Pit in the Ottawa Valley.

Parks Worth the Admission

Visit these 8 Ontario Parks in Ontario’s Highlands and discover why they are worth the admission.

The Cozy Way to Camp

Three weekend escapes in Ontario’s Highlands to camp while exploring the natural world in luxury.

Raging the Rapids

SUP Instructor Courtney Sinclair takes her passion to the whitewater with paddleboarding.

The Ultimate City Escape

Explore these three ways to escape the city, slow down, and absorb rural life in Ontario’s Highlands.

Hair-Raising Drives

Explore roads of Ontario with these drives that make you reach for your hairbrush.

Why To Choose the Back Roads

Writer Christopher Korchin takes a drive full of surprises on the long and winding roads of Ontario’s Highlands.

Glamping in the Wild

Explore the outdoors and experience Glamping and reconnect with your loved one at Elements Outdoor Hotel. located in Renfrew County.

Where Am I?

Discover the story of the earth at the Bonnechere Caves in Eganville, Ontario.

Journal of a Foodie

Take a journey through Ontario’s Highlands through food festivals that will satisfy your inner foodie.

Summer Brews

Take a trip around Ontario’s Highlands to these micro-breweries to discover your perfect summer beer.

A Different Kind of Detour

Take the road less traveled through Ontario’s Highlands to these unique festivals that are sure to leave a lasting impression.

Locals Know Best: Art & Culture

When it comes to finding the best spots for satisfying your wandering mind and learning about the vibrant culture in Ontario’s Highlands, there’s no better way to uncover hidden gems than to turn to the locals.