Madawaska Kanu Centre (MKC) started in 1972 by Claudia’s parents is the ‘place to go’ for paddlers and visitors to learn and improve their paddling whitewater skills and to start an forgettable journey. MKC is the first commercial whitewater paddling school in the world, modeled after a ‘ski-school’ concept built upon a foundation of classes for all abilities, ages, great food and an atmosphere that lets our guests immerse themselves in our natural setting. The Madawaska River was selected for its guaranteed white water releases throughout the summer and its natural hardwood forest shoreline. MKC is a remote Wilderness Resort with comfortable amenities provided by the Main Chalet, Post’n Beam Dining Room, Lodge, Cabana accommodations, Camping, Log Sauna, indoor and outdoor shower facilities.
Packages available for 2-hours, Day, Weekend and Week-long duration. The most popular package is Paddle the Madawaska River, that immerses you in a truly Canadian experience. Maximum capacity: 45 pax per package. Children 9-16, must be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian.
Madawaska River Family Rafting is operated by MKC. This 2-hour fun-filled raft tour for families or groups with children as young as 2 years old can enjoy beautiful scenery and tumbling whitewater in the Algonquin Park area. Our skilled raft guides will introduce our guests to the river world – with moving on water safely, scouting and reading the rapids – just like the Voyageurs who navigated the Madawaska River hundreds of years ago. Tours operate June until end August, Monday through Thursdays regularly at 10am, 12, 2pm. Special Group package with lunch available upon request. Maximum capacity: 150 pax per day, 50 pax per tour.
OWL Rafting on the Ottawa River Enjoy the Ride ! OWL offers our guests a full day on the famous Rocher Fendu rapids of the Ottawa River. The 6-hour trip is complemented by a freshly grilled hearty BBQ meal aboard our Pontoon Boat that meets you after the last rapid for the return cruise to the OWL Resort. Family Raft Tours of a 4-hour duration, start further downstream, where your raft is guided down the gentler sections. This tour also joins our Pontoon Boat for a BBQ meal at the end of each trip. OWL’s 25 acre Lakeside Resort is the hub of all our activities. Come relax, stay overnight and take advantage of: sandy beachfront, kayaks, canoes, pedal boats, SUP’s, disk golf course and new pumptrack. We offer our guests overnight in rustic cabins, or waterfront campground.
1 and 2-Day Rafting packages available. Ottawa River Rafting showcases our unique to OWL Rafting tours. Excursions embark 7 days a week from mid-May through mid-September. Maximum capacity: 400 pax per day, 100 pax per river tour.
The Canadian Canoe Route is the quintessential Canadian experience. Connecting Toronto with our Nation’s Capital, it combines all 3 of our river products, partners with the Canadian Canoe Museum and Algonquin First Nation’s for a flexible itinerary.