Designed for adult Intermediate/Advanced paddlers this program follows the same fast-tracked progression used in our Keener Program.

With 2 choices in arrival, you have the flexibility to join us for 1 week or 2 weeks of exploring the best whitewater the region has to offer.


Enjoy the Ottawa River, travel to the Lachine Rapids in Montreal, and paddle the Gatineau, Petawawa, Rouge, and many more based on what’s flowing. (Note: Lachine trip included in the 2-week program.)


Water temperatures in mid-June are perfect and historically still lots of water coming through all the region’s watersheds.  This makes for a perfect big water adventure in the Ottawa Valley.

Come visit Ottawa Kayak School and treat yourself have a paddling vacation like no other, on some of the world’s most renowned whitewater.


Taught by the world’s best on the world’s best play river. You’ll have a great experience while improving your skills! 


The Ottawa is the finest playboating river in the world and we know it best. That’s why OKS was chosen to host the 2006 World Cup of Kayaking, and the 2007 and 2015 Freestyle World Championships. 


If the International Canoe Federation (Olympic governing body of paddlesports) has faith in us, you can too.

  • Two Week

    Arrival June 9th Depart June 21st, 2024

  • 5 Day Program

    June 9th – June 14th or June 16th – June 21st, 2024

  • Montreal Weekend

    June 14-15th


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

Choose Activity Date to Begin Booking or Quote


  • Trip Duration: 5 - 14 Days

    Trip timing can vary depending on daily river conditions. Our professional Instructors always prioritize safety and guest enjoyment!

  • Professional Instructors

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

  • Meals Included

    For single week participants Monday breakfast through Friday lunch. For two week participants Monday breakfast through the following Friday lunch.

  • 5 - 14 Nights of Shared Accommodations

    Shared accommodations included with Adult Keener Program. Looking for your own private space, you may upgrade at our 40% off kayak school discount.

  • 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 $330 per week.

  • 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

  • 1. Arrival & Check-In [ –00:45 ]

    Arrive AT LEAST 45 Minutes before your kayak program begins.

  • 2. Dress for the River [ -00:30 ]

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

  • 3. Meet your Instructor [ 00:00 ]

    It's time to meet your instructor for your class. They will explain what to bring, what to wear and the schedule for the day. This is a great time also to ask any last minute questions before your day starts.

  • 4. Gearing Up

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

  • 5. Safety Briefing

    Ottawa Kayak Instructors have your safety in mind. Before getting on the water, your instructor will explain the safety procedures for the day.

  • 6. Let's Kayak!

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

  • 7. Lunch

    Rehydrate and refuel because your day is only half over!

  • 8. More Kayaking!

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

  • 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.

  • Day 2 -5

    Day 2 is a continuation of Day 1 focusing on the skills, drills and technique that will take your kayaking to the next level!

  • Montreal Weekend

    Included in the two week Adult Keener Program or can be an add on for the one week program: Head to Montreal to the Lachine Rapids for more fun in the sun!

  • Week 2

    Following the same progression as the first week of the Adult Keener Program means five more days of fun on the mighty Ottawa River!

Bring 4 friends and your trip is 50% off. Just like our rafting programs we also have a #1 Club for kayakers, bring 5 or more kayakers and receive a discount for the next season.

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