Ottawa River - The Champlain rapids are ideal for brushing up on your playboating skills on a warm summer afternoon. Conveniently located near to downtown Ottawa. Close to many paddling retailers in Westboro, a good option for demoing out boats.
Ottawa River - Huge surf wave that is only in when the BRITANNIA gauge is above 59.5. You have to ferry out past an old mill the river is washing into. If you do not make this ferry you will end up in one of the rooms of doom created by the mill. This wave is very hard to catch and the eddie behind the island on river right offers a small window to catch after surfing.
Ottawa River - Great friendly surf wave right next to the shoreline with easy eddy access. Lots of surfers here and usually a tow rope is in the water along the eddy line at so be aware and communicate with your fellow wave lovers! Surfers will happily hold the rope out of the way for you if you are in a kayak, sup or canoe and don't want to paddle over it.
Ottawa River - Petrie Island is a great recreational paddle within 20 minutes from downtown Ottawa, along the Ottawa River with tons of wildlife including birds, turtles, fish, small mammals, and others!