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Kids Birthday Parties
Summer Camps
Drop-Ins Welcome
Kids Lessons
Regular Programs
Accommodates Special Kids
Free Parking
Wheelchair Accessible
Change Tables Available
Free Wi-Fi

The Ottawa River Runners (ORR) is a Whitewater Kayaking Club catering to children, youth, and adults with a kayaking site and gorgeous new clubhouse in the heart of the city. The Pumphouse, in downtown Ottawa in Lebreton Flats is the only whitewater slalom site in urban Canada. The club built this kayaking site using a City of Ottawa waterway, diverted from the Ottawa River near the War Museum, and the waterway drains back into the Ottawa River down behind the National Archives. The ORR has recently built a gorgeous clubhouse at the site on NCC property.

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Whitewater Kayak Camps and Courses for Kids and Youth in the Heart of the City
For ages 9-18 yrs

The ORR offers a summer camp program that teaches the basics of whitewater kayaking skills in a fun, safe environment. The campers will get started on the calm flat water learning all the basic str... Read More

Mon-Fri -
9am - 4pm
Pumphouse/Tailrace Kayaking Course, downtown Ottawa



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July 8, 2017

My children had a great time at the FUNdamentals level 1 camp. My son immediately asked to take a level 2 camp and was lucky enough to get the last spot in a camp that was added to the summer schedule. The camp counsellors Jane and Alex were fantastic with the FUNdamentals group. I loved that the kids were outside all day every day. Thank-you to all staff and volunteers at Ottawa River Runners for instilling the love of kayaking in my children!

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