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.
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.