5 adventure activities to try this summer
This summer, plan an adventure you’ll remember for the rest of your life. Treat yourself to a unique experience and see the Outaouais from a completely different perspective. Here are five activities to add to your summer bucket list. Thrills guaranteed!
For water lovers, Rafting Momentum offers you a full-day rafting expedition on world-class rapids as you navigate the most intense section of the Ottawa River! You’ll love the Adventure Package, where you’ll hit each wave at its highest point for the maximum rush. Looking for a more progressive approach? The Classic Package promises an equally exciting experience that’ll make you more and more comfortable after each rapid.
1041 Route 148, Bryson, QC
Weekdays: $129 Weekends and holidays: $144 Group rate (7+ people): $139
Age 12+ Minimum 40 kg (90 lb) Package includes a full day of rafting, two meals, river equipment, overnight camping (bring your own tent), a beer or beverage at the end of the day, and the services of a guide.
See the Outaouais and Canada’s Capital Region like you’ve never seen them before. It’s time to hop aboard a helicopter and discover the area’s impressive landscapes! Heli-Tremblant offers several packages, including Initiation, Tour, Fly By and HelicoSpa. With the HelicoSpa20 package, enjoy a 60-kilometre flight over Ottawa, then relax in the pools of the Kōena Spa in Gatineau.
11 Aviation Parkway (Rockcliffe Airport), Ottawa, ON
$119–$229 per person depending on the package
Children age 2 and under can be seated on an accompanying adult’s lap.
Ready for a high-level adventure? Arbraska Laflèche offers thrilling aerial routes for the whole family. Daredevils will go for the Ziptour, which includes eight mega zip lines. Soar above an immense forest and zoom over lakes! Looking for a challenge? Choose the Zipline & Aerial Game Trek, with its zip lines and obstacles, suspension bridges, lianas and swings. Would you rather go down into the depths of the earth? Venture into the largest visited cave in the Canadian Shield!
255 Route Principale, Val-des-Monts, QC
Child: $21–$59 depending on the adventure Adult: $28–$59 depending on the adventure
Free parking Picnic area
Great Canadian Bungee Corporation
For the thrill of a lifetime this summer, head to one of the world’s most spectacular bungee sites and experience the highest bungee jump on the continent. From a spot called Goliath, leap off the jumping platform 61 metres (200 feet) above the Morrison Quarry, overlooking a 48-metre(160-foot)-deep aqua-blue lagoon. Not a fan of bungee jumping? Soar over the clear waters of the lagoon on the RIPRIDE zip line in a 310-metre (1,015-foot) run.
1780 Route 105, Wakefield, QC
First jump: $147.86 1 RIPRIDE: $34.79 Jump and RIPRIDE: $178.30
Beach access Picnic area
Parachute Gatineau-Ottawa Skydive (GO Skydive)
Come experience a magical combination of adrenaline and amazement! With GO Skydive, you’ll reach speeds of over 200 km/h during your tandem freefall. From 4,115 metres (13,500 feet) in the air, you’ll be dazzled by the beauty of the landscape. GO Skydive’s experienced and dedicated team will accompany and guide you through this unique experience, and the company’s state-of-the-art equipment ensures a safe jump every time.
1717 Arthur-Fecteau Street, Gatineau, QC
First tandem jump Adventure Tandem (2,600 metres / 8,500 feet): $269 Regular Tandem (4,115 metres / 13,500 feet): Starting at $299
5% discounts for students, adults age 65+ and military personnel
Adventure calls! To recover from the excitement of your day, may we suggest a visit to a local pub or bar? Here are some suggestions of places to enjoy a drink and a meal in the Outaouais.