Come Wander
Maximum Adrenaline with Whitewater Rafting

Sometimes, it seems that weekends just aren’t long enough; like if you blink, you’ll miss them. Take advantage of the short breaks you have and get your heart racing as you challenge Mother Nature, accelerate to new speeds, or discover new heights in Ontario’s Highlands. Add these super-charged adventures to your next weekend Bucket List:

Challenge the Whitewater

Imagine soaring over roaring rapids and surging through furious currents surrounded by friends. Disconnect from the everyday, dip your paddle, and feel your muscles strain to fight against the rapids of the Ottawa River, hearing only the shouts of your crew members mixed with rushing water during a rafting trip with Wilderness Tours, RiverRun Rafting, or OWL Rafting. Celebrate your whitewater triumph by drinking in (literally!) the refreshing power of the vast variety of brews on offer at Whitewater Brewery up the river.

Master the Rapids

Challenge yourself and discover a new skill by signing up for the Weekend Kayak Clinic at Madawaska Kanu Centre. Feel your muscles tighten and your heartbeat race as you steer yourself through strong currents and raging rapids. You’ll feel the burn in your arms long after Sunday!

Take the Plunge

Feel the exhilaration of free falling 150 feet towards the Ottawa River during a bungee jump with Wilderness Tours. Swallow your fear, close your eyes, and make the leap, then watch the river rush towards you before feeling the spring of the bungee pull you back up. (Tip: You may want to empty your pockets first!)

Rev Your Engine

Press the pedal to the floor and hear the engine roar during a visit to Calabogie Motorsports. Pure, exhilarating happiness waits for you when you master your maneuvering and chase the thrill around each turn, accelerating to new speeds on straightaways.
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Ontario’s Highlands Insiders

Knowledgeable in uncovering hidden gems, making fresh tracks, embracing new perspectives, and disconnecting from the everyday, this group of experts is happy to share their wisdom with you. With a passion for local stories, a love of delicious food, and a thirst for unrehearsed days, this team is made up of creative minds and wandering souls.

Stories

Winter? Bring it!

Discover your love for the season with a classic Ottawa Valley winter.

One Last Ride

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

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

Read about how one family took on whitewater rafting on the Madawaska River and why they can’t wait to do it again.

Just Show Up

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

Video: The Freedom Finder

I’m a Freedom Finder. I wander with speed! I seek out opportunities to make fresh tracks, blaze new trails, and get my adrenaline pumping.

Where Am I

Explore the sweet moments and ageless beauty of Perth, Ontario.

Where Am I?

Climb to new heights at the Medeba Ice Wall and enjoy the unique view from the top of this sparkling wonder.

Recharge in the Snow

Disconnect from the everyday with a snowmobile trip through Ontario’s Highlands.

Winter Bucket List

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

All Terrain, All the Time

Pack your saddle bags and press the throttle for an ATV adventure like no other in Ontario’s Highlands.

Raging the Rapids

SUP Instructor Courtney Sinclair takes her passion for paddle boarding to the whitewater.

Hair-Raising Drives

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

Why To Choose the Backroads

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

Roads Worth Riding

Plan your next motorcycle ride along the hand-crafted roads of Ontario’s Highlands. Wind around vast lakes, to fill up on culinary delights, and converse with friendly locals.