Beginner 5 Day

5 Days

The Beginner 5 Day is our most popular learn-to-whitewater kayak program. It is also the best way to introduce yourself to the world and culture of whitewater paddling.


Beginners and novices spend 5 days progressing comfortably from flat water strokes and concepts to running class 1-3 whitewater.  Some of these concepts include the kayak roll.

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.


Our 5 Day programs begin with a Sunday night 7pm arrival and meet and greet with your instructor who will walk you through the itinerary for Day 1.

It's Day 1 of your program, to be best prepared for your time on the water please do not wear any cotton clothing and choose either closed toe shoes or sandals with a heel strap as your footwear.

2. Gearing Up
Each program begins the same way: an orientation and personalized sizing of the equipment you will be using.

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.

4. Let's Kayak!
A short walk away is the start of your day! Starting on flat water and focusing on technique, your instructor will help prepare you for the rapids on the mighty Ottawa River!

5. Lunch
Rehydrate and refuel because your day is only half over!

6. More Kayaking!
Continue challenging yourself! The second half of the day will build upon the first half of your instructor's lesson plan.

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.

Day 2 on water starts with a bang! Focusing on the implementation of the skills covered during Day 1 but in whitewater!

Continue building your whitewater kayaking skills on the mighty Ottawa River!

It's time to put your skills to the test! Paddling the Middle Channel of the mighty Ottawa River!

Culmination Day! Take the skills you've been working on an test them once again on the Mighty Ottawa River!

Whats Included

  • 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.
  • Equipment Included
  • All the kayaking equipment you'll need for this course is included.
  • 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

  • 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.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Beginner 5 Day
From $ 1,339
/ Adult

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