Beginner 2 Day

For Adults 18+ the beginner 2 Day is our most popular program and is also the best way to introduce yourself to the world and culture of whitewater.

 

Beginners and novices spend 2 days progressing at a comfortable pace from flatwater strokes and concepts to running class 1-3 whitewater.

 

The Ottawa River provides the perfect venue for learning how to whitewater kayak. With its deep, warm waters and endless channels, there is a fun adventure for everyone.

Most Popular Kayak Program
5/5
  • Saturday - Sunday

    Friday Arrival

    $409
  • Monday - Tuesday

    Sunday Arrival

    $409

*Price is subject to 13% HST & $15/day/person Park Pass

Included

  • Trip Duration: 2 Days

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

  • Professional Instructors

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

  • Equipment Included

    All the kayaking equipment you'll need for this course is included.

  • 5 Meals Included

    Saturday Breakfast through Sunday Lunch

  • 2 Nights of Camping Included

    Camping equipment not included

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Meet Your Instructor Ottawa Kayak School

    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.

  • Gearing Up Ottawa Kayak School

    4. Gearing Up

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

  • Ottawa Kayak School Safety Briefing

    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.

  • Ottawa Kayak School Lets Kayak

    6. Let's Kayak!

    A short walk away is the start of your day! Starting on flat water and focusing on technique, your instructor will help prepare you for the rapids on the mighty Ottawa River!

  • 7. Lunch

    Rehydrate and refuel because your day is only half over!

  • Whitewater Kayaking Ottawa Kayak School

    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.

  • Day 2 Ottawa Kayak School Kayaking

    Day 2

    Day 2 starts with a bang! Focusing on the implementation of the skills covered during Day 1 but in whitewater!

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.