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This feature is Part 4 of 6 of our “Escape the City” series, presented with SAIL – your outdoor equipment store.

Part 1: Discover The Best Camping Spots Near Ottawa

Part 2: Discover Great Fishing Spots Near Ottawa

Part 3: 5 Hikes with Amazing Views to Go On This Summer



Need a little more adventure in your life? Learning something new or exploring a new place can be a fun way to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors.

Here are a few that might be worth checking out:


Whitewater Rafting on the Ottawa River

Experience the magic of the Ottawa River in a raft with a group of friends, or for the more adventurous, paddle solo in a sea kayak. Choose from a gentle, adventurous, or extreme route depending on your level of comfort. No paddling experience required!

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Zipline Through Gatineau Park

Climb ladders, make your way across zig zag bridges, crawl through barrels, and take in the beauty of the Gatineau Hills on a zip line.


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Learn to Fish

From mid-June to late August, you can learn to fish for free at 9 Ontario Parks. The Learn to Fish program is open to kids, teens, and adults. It’s a 2-hour program that combines a practical teaching session with an hour of supervised hands-on fishing.

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Explore the Bonnechere Caves

Enjoy Mother Nature’s handiwork as you take a guided tour of the Bonnechere Caves, along the beautiful Bonnechere River.

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Learn to Stand Up Paddle Board

Take in the scenic Ottawa River from a stand up paddle board. It’s a surprisingly great workout and you can even bring your dog!

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Wherever your adventure takes you, make sure you’re equipped with the right gear. Visit your local SAIL store for all your outdoor needs.

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