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Rafting a moonlit river

That the Ottawa River is majestic is pretty well known. It is also known that the rapids there are quite popular with whitewater rafting enthusiasts and adrenaline seekers. Only in the Outaouais we push things a bit further than elsewhere; we'll take you rafting under the full moon! And while you're in the area, discover all the other thrilling activities the Pontiac has to offer!

Horizon X Rafting has been doing moonlit rafting for a few years now, in the nights surronding a full moon. Since you can sleep in a suspended tent on the site, you won't have to worry about the drive back home; that can wait until the next day. But before getting wet, try dogsledding in the middle of summer at Timberland Tours. The dogs will be more than happy to pull you through sand trails to complete your thrill-rich stay in the Pontiac!

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36 Ragged Chute Road
Bristol (Québec) J0X 1G0
Canada

Enjoy an unforgettable adventure any time of year, in the heart of the Pontiac, only 45 minutes from Gatineau–Ottawa! Discover an exceptional breed of dogs—a mix of greyhound, husky and pointer; over 40 very endearing pups! In summer, climb aboard a wagon on wheels pulled by a dog team over scenic sand-covered trails. In winter, go on a dogsled tour over 15 km of snowy trails. Warm hospitality, a bonfire and a log cabin complete your experience.

30.6 km
From Bristol, take the 148 going west and then the 303 southbound to Portage-du-Fort. This little detour will show you the Ottawa River in ways you've never seen as well as a drive through a nice little town before getting to Horizon X.
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12 Cadieux Road
L'Île-du-Grand-Calumet (Québec) J0X 1J0
Canada

Fun for the whole family! Located just under an hour from Gatineau–Ottawa, Horizon X invites you to experience rafting and kayaking on the Ottawa River, with a great rate of flow and warm water throughout the summer season. Personalized service and organized activities for all ages. Exclusive to Horizon X: Class 2 full-moon rafting excursions! Include Horizon X in your summer vacation plans!

37.6 km
After playing ON the river, have fun OVER a river! Parc des Chutes Coulonge offers an incredible aerial park (with an impressive zipline going into the canyon), a via ferrata, and an interpretation trail if you feel like chilling.
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100 Parc-des-Chutes Drive
Mansfield-et-Pontefract (Québec) J0X 1R0
Canada

Come discover two new adult aerial obstacle courses and a series of eight zip lines! The park’s giant canyon zip lines are guaranteed to take your breath away. Don’t miss the Via Ferrata (Latin for “iron road”), a 500-metre climbing experience along the rock face above the Coulonge River. Suitable for all skill levels, from beginner to expert.