Come Wander
Whitewater Rafting with Going Awesome Places

Adventurous souls travel to the Ottawa Valley every summer to get their fill of the adrenaline-pumping activities unique to the area. Whitewater rafting with Owl Rafting on the Ottawa River is a trusted favourite among weekend thrill-seekers, but the action doesn’t end there.

Will from Going Awesome Places put the Freedom Finder Wandering Route to the test over a three-day summer weekend. Between barreling down the rapids, sipping craft beer, and racing Lamborghinis at Calabogie Motorsports, there was just enough time to catch his breath and a stunning sunset at Calabogie Peaks Resort. Read all about his exhilarating trip and start planning your own!

Stories

Winter? Bring it!

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One Last Ride

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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.

Whitewater Rafting as a Family

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Just Show Up

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Where Am I?

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Recharge in the Snow

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Winter Bucket List

Unique winter experiences in Ontario’s Highlands that will give you something to brag about.

All Terrain, All the Time

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Raging the Rapids

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Why To Choose the Backroads

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Roads Worth Riding

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