What you'll do
We begin our evening paddle with a short lesson in basic canoe skills. With our newly acquired skills we'll navigate the gentle currents of the Ottawa River, for a unique viewing perspective of the Parliament buildings, Museum of Civilization, Royal Canadian Navy Monument and National art Gallery. Depending on skills, comfort and weather conditions we may create a canoe catamaran for our short "canoe trip". A canoe catamaran is fun to paddle and very stable, so it's the perfect craft for sight seeing and relaxing and swimming from. The evening sun creates such picturesque lighting that, weather permitting, you might capture some truly unique photos of your visit to Ottawa. We’ll return to our starting point to congratulate each other on being able to steer a canoe or catamaran in a (somewhat:) straight line.
Your host is a Paddle Canada Patron and instructor trainer with 50 years of canoeing and instructing experience. Including canoeing with Pierre Trudeau, Rick Mercer and Bob Rae. The son of Canadian canoe icon Bill Mason, Paul appeared in the "Path of the Paddle" instructional books and films on canoeing. Co-author of the instructional canoeing book "Thrill of the Paddle" and previous airbnb Superhost. "I enjoy seeing the look of satisfaction on my canoeing participant's face when they master a canoeing skill. Learning is fun and I strive to ensure my guests experience both."
Canoe, paddle, PFD Transport Canada required safety equipment
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Where you'll be
We'll begin our experience tucked into a secluded inlet on the Ottawa river. Then we'll paddle into the ottawa river to pass below the Parliament buildings, Museum of Civilization, Royal Canadian Navy Monument and National Art Gallery and the Rideau canal locks. A short paddle returns us to our starting point behind the National Archives building.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 5 guests ages 8 and up can attend. Non-swimmers can not participate in this activity. No canoeing experience required. Wear shoes, and clothes that you do not mind getting wet. Lock valuables such as wallets, hidden away in your car. A…
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
We will enjoy our adventure rain or shine, but may revise our experience due to lightning or wind. If weather completely prevents us from venturing out safely, a full refund will be made.
Ottawa, Tour Canada's Capital by Canoe
£48 / person
£48 / person