Originally Posted by thought
I've been rafting on the Ottawa River three times, twice this summer and once last summer. The water level was low this year and high last year so even though the rapids we hit were the same, the experience was completely different. I was never thrown off - the first time I was pretty scared but this year I was basically looking to get thrown off and it never happened. I had a blast, it's generally a great day for both the thrill and just being in the middle of nature.
The water in the Ottawa River is balmy in a lot of places, but the rapids aren't as good as they are out West. I hear the water is cold as fuck in BC but the rapids are more intense.
The water for sure is cold as fuck but we had a sunny and warm day on Tuesday so we were able to warm up within 5 minutes before we got drenched by some more rapids.
Our guide was trying to get through most of the river before the sun hid behind the mountains.