Spend 5 days improving your skills and techniques in your own kayak or rent the latest freestyle boats. Whether learning to cartwheel for the first time or attempting to loop, we will help you achieve your goals.


Analysis, practice, and video feedback are part of this high-level program. The only requirement is a reasonable roll. We’ll help you “bombproof” it.


Are you local to the Ottawa River Valley or don’t need the overnights and meals? Ask about the day camp option! Arrival 8am and we are typically done our days at 4:30 pm. To book use this link or the Locals Booking link below.


Note: booking day is the Sunday, but your arrival time everyday is still 8 am.

  • Monday - Friday

    Sunday Arrival

  • Locals Rate

    Lunches only no stay over


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

Choose Arrival Day to Begin Booking or Quote


  • Trip Duration: 5 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.

  • 14 Meals Included

    Monday Breakfast through Friday Lunch.

  • 5 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

  • Kayak and Equipment Rental

    Rent all the equipment you'll need for your five day class for $330

  • 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

    Arrival & Check-In

    Our 3 Day programs begin with a Sunday night arrival and meet and greet with your instructor who will walk you through the itinerary for Day 1.

  • Getting Dressed [ -00:30 ]

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

  • Meet Your Instructor Ottawa Kayak School

    1. Starting the Day [ 00:00 ]

    It's time to start the day. Your instructor will brief you on the daily itinerary, what to bring on the water and cover again what to wear. This is a great time also to ask any last minute questions before your day starts.

  • Intermediate Gear Up List

    2. 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

    3. 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.

  • Adult Intermediate Kayaking

    4. Let's Kayak!

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

  • 5. Lunch

    Rehydrate and refuel because your day is only half over!

  • Adult Intermediate More Kayaking

    6. 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

    7. 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.

  • Adult Intermediate Day 2

    Day 2

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

  • Adult Intermediate Ottawa Kayak School Kayaking Wilderness Tours National Whitewater Park

    Day 3

    Continue working on new skills and having a blast while doing it!

  • Adult Beginner Day 5

    Day 4

    The Ottawa River is home to many incredible freestyle features. No doubt by Day 4 you'll have your favorite.

  • Adult Intermediate Ottawa Kayak School Wilderness Tours National Whitewater Park Whitewater Kayaking

    Day 5

    It's culmination day. Take the skills you've been honing and put them to the test throughout the day with coaching from your instructor!

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.

Kayak Club Services

Choose any one of our preexisting beginner or intermediate 2, 3, or 5-day programs with the added benefit of an included boat rental. Book 5 for one instructor and 10% off
5+ for two instructors and 20% off
10+ for three instructors and 25% off
Add additional instructors for $175 per day