At OWL, we respect the River – and the risks. That’s why each and every guide has years of whitewater experience; why we insist on a thorough safety briefing; and why we give you the choice to walk around any rapid.

We provide you with helmets as well as life jackets and (for a small fee) wetsuits in cooler weather.

The minimum weight for Adventure Rafting is 41 kg (90 lbs) and for Family Rafting Trips on the Ottawa River is 23 kg (50 lbs).  The minimum age for Family Rafting Trips on the Madawaska River is 2 years old.

No prior experience is necessary for rafting. We ask that anyone with a medical history of epilepsy, diabetes, heart disease or who is pregnant consult their physician and let us know before joining us.

We spare no effort to ensure a good experience, but we assume no responsibility for your safety or loss of personal equipment.  In the activities we provide, an element of risk is inherent and beyond human control.  All rafters are required to sign a release.  A release signed by a parent or guardian is required for participants under 18 years of age.  A copy of the release is available to you upon arrival, on our website, or by contacting our office. We are unable to cater to special diets, nor can we guarantee a peanut-free environment. We do offer vegetarian options when notified in advance.

Please note that neither alcohol nor drugs are permitted before or during the rafting trip.  Use of substances before or during the trip will cause you to forfeit your rafting trip without refund.


The brochure offers a quick introduction to OWL’s products and services. All of our information is available on the website or by requesting details by email or phone.  We do have brochures, rack cards, and posters available  if you would like some promotional material to help you organize a group for this season! We also have a YouTube Channel with videos and a promotional USBs with videos available.  Please send a request by email or call us at 1-800-461-7238 to receive any of these items.

OWL Brochure


All rafters are required to fill out a waiver before staying on site at OWL Rafting or participating in any of our rafting excursions.  Children under the age of 18 will require a parent/guardian signature on their waiver.  Copies of the waivers are available for download here.  You are welcome to fill these out in advance and bring along with you or you can fill out your waiver upon arrival.

English Waiver

French Waiver