Enjoy views of city sights as you paddle the Ottawa River in downtown Ottawa-Gatineau in a rental kayak or canoe, or on a standup paddleboard (SUP). Bike rentals also available!
Conveniently located in Jacques Cartier Park in Gatineau—next door to the Canadian Museum of History, and just across the Alexandra Bridge from the National Gallery of Canada—Locations Escape Rentals rents all sorts of kayaks, canoes and SUPs, as well as bicycles, at reasonable rates. However, that’s just the beginning of the services it offers. You can also sign up for a scheduled lesson or tour, including an introduction to paddleboarding class or a sunset kayaking tour. Group and private lessons and tours are available, too.
From May to October, you can explore the Ottawa River by personal watercraft and get a unique perspective on some of the city’s most famous sights—including Parliament Hill, the Rideau Canal and Rideau Falls—while getting some fresh air and exercise.