Benny Marr Signature Week

April 29th - May 5th, 2023

We’re so excited to announce the Benny Marr signature week for Spring 2023! Big wave specialist, big water ninja, and stakeout aficionado: Benny Marr is ready to teach you his secrets to high water success. 


With a focus on coaching in Spring high water: join Benny on high water joy laps and stakeout big waves for the ultimate start to your paddling season.


This week-long whitewater instructional continues beyond the river. Body maintenance and mobility training through AM & PM yoga, VIP access to Wilderness Tours Timber Sauna and video coaching will round out this in-depth program. 


The benefits continue: By booking Benny’s signature week you’ll get a complimentary upgrade to one of our Glamping Tents.


To take full advantage of this course, you will need a reliable whitewater roll and you’ll need to possess a drysuit for your on-water time. 


The whitewater section of the Ottawa River separates into channels sharing the same put-in and take-out. This creates a unique opportunity to change up the challenges and paddling options which are seemingly endless.


This course is designed to take your paddling to the next level. Working throughout the week goal #1 will be to master the fundamentals. Mastering the fundamentals of whitewater kayaking has a direct impact on one’s ability to learn and perform at the top end of our sport.

  • April 29th - May 5th, 2023

    New for 2023!

    $1999 CAD

*Price is subject to 13% HST & $10/day/person


  • Trip Duration: 6 Days

    Trip timing can vary depending on daily river conditions. Benny is here to prioritize your experience.

  • Professional Instructors

    Ottawa Kayak School guides are known for their industry-leading skills, as well as their friendly personalities and positive attitudes.

  • 14 Meals Included

    Breakfast the first day of the course through lunch the final day.

  • 6 Nights of Camping

    Camping included in this package.

  • Daily Shuttle Included

    Each day begins by meeting your OKS instructor at the Park Village. After breakfast, a daily orientation and gear loading you will board the bus which takes the class to the river. Each day ends at the Park Village within walking-distance from your vehicle and to the Pavilion.

Not Included / Optional Upgrades

  • Kayak and Equipment Rental

    Rent all the equipment you'll need for your six day class for $179

  • Accommodation Upgrades

    40% discount on all accommodation upgrades

  • Stayover Package

    Stayover packages bundle your choice of activity with dinner and breakfast meals and a campsite.

  • Photo-Video Memories Package

    Our media team captures those special moments worth saving - so you can focus on paddling! Pre-book your video and photo package and save 20% off. Choose this option during check out.

  • Wetsuit Rental

    Do you get cool easily? Add a wetsuit to say warm on the water!

  • Storage Lockers

    We have coin operated storage lockers to keep your valuables safe while you are on the river.

Trip Itinerary

  • Check n at Wilderness Tours

    1. Arrival & Check-In [ –00:45 ]

    Arrive AT LEAST 45 Minutes before your kayak program begins.

  • River Shop Retail Shop at Wilderness Tours

    2. Dress for the River [ -00:30 ]

    No cotton clothing. Closed toe shoes or sandals with a heel strap.

  • Benny Marr Meet Ottawa River Ontario Canada

    3. Meet Benny [ 00:00 ]

    It's time to meet the one and only Benny Marr! At this time Benny will provide you with the daily itinerary. This is the perfect time to ask any last minute questions.

  • Intermediate Gear Up List

    4. Gearing Up

    Each program begins the same way: an orientation and personalized sizing of the equipment you will be using.

  • Benny Marr Group Shot Ottawa Kayak School

    5. Safety Briefing

    Benny has your safety in mind. Before getting on the water, Benny will explain the safety procedures for the day.

  • Adult Beginner Day 5

    6. Let's Kayak!

    Starting with a basics review and focusing on technique, your instructor will help you achieve your goals!

  • Lunch Sea Kayaking Wilderness Tours National Whitewater Park Ottawa Kayak School

    7. Lunch

    Rehydrate and refuel because your day is only half over!

  • Adult Intermediate More Kayaking

    8. More Kayaking!

    Continue challenging yourself! The second half of the day will build upon the first half of your instructor's lesson plan.

  • Park Village Return Ottawa Kayak School

    9. Your arrival back to Park Village

    It's been a full day of whitewater kayaking but don't run off just yet! Your instructor will provide you with an itinerary for Day 2 and the evening's entertainment options.

  • Benny Marr Yoga Ottawa Kayak School Ontario Canada

    Days 2 - 6

    Benny Marr's signature week is designed as a weekly progression. As such, each day of world class instruction will build upon each other but isn't limited only to whitewater kayaking. Benny also coaches participants in body maintenance and yoga routines for off water recovery.