5 Thrill-Seeking Summer Date Ideas In And Around Ottawa

Get ready to get your adrenaline pumping and heart racing with these thrill-seeking summer date ideas in and around Ottawa!
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Are you an adrenaline junkie always looking for your next heart-pumping adventure?

Ottawa offers tons of electrifying summer activities that are guaranteed to create unforgettable memories! Whether you’re a fan of outdoor adventures, adrenaline-fueled sports, or unique experiences, there’s something for every thrill-seeking couple.

From zip-lining across provinces to whitewater rafting on the Ottawa River, prepare to embark on an exciting journey together and spice up your summer romance with these thrill-seeking date ideas in Ottawa.

OWL Rafting offers world-class whitewater rafting experiences on the Ottawa River. They offer various  packages from day-long adventures to Raft & Stay packages at their waterfront resort. 

We recently went on an Adventure Rafting trip with their team and had the best time! Our trip included a full day whitewater rafting excursion as well as a freshly prepared grilled buffet on one of OWL Rafting’s signature Pontoon Boats. We then cruised back to the OWL Resort via the historical route of the First Nations, the Voyageurs and the Log Drive, viewing the rugged beauty of the Canadian Shield. We even got to see a video presentation of our day’s adventure!

There’s no better way to soak up the sun than rafting on the water all day long! Trust us, flipping makes the experience 10x better. 

Location: 40 Owl Lane, Foresters Falls, Ontario

Cost: Pricing starts at $153/person

Interzip Rogers offers a unique way to discover the National Capital Region and enjoy the best Gatineau and Ottawa have to offer. This exhilarating zip line adventure takes you soaring 120 ft above the breathtaking scenery of both cities! 

Prepare to be strapped into a harness and zoom through the air at 50 km/hr, taking in panoramic views of landmarks like Parliament Hill and the Ottawa River.

If you’re looking to add an extra dose of excitement to your date, this local attraction offers an adrenaline rush like no other! 

Location: 40 rue Jos-Montferrand, Gatineau, Quebec

Cost: Adult tickets are $39.99 and Kids (14 and under) are $29.99

Take a ride on one of the National Capital Region’s newest attractions! The Mountain Pipe Coaster at Camp Fortune will twist and turn you down an exhilarating 1 km long monorail track with speeds up to 40 km/hr!

Your experience starts with a scenic chairlift ride up the valley chairlift with views of the rolling Gatineau Hills. Guests then cruise down the track through the forest, onto the Clifford and Marshall ski runs and through tunnels.

The gravity fed mountain pipe coaster can go FAST but riders can control the speed with the handbrake. Push all the way forward for a full speed adventure or pull back for a scenic cruise. Ride multiple times with your date to find your speed! 

Camp Fortune also offers tons of other unique, thrill-seeking summer activities from Peak to Peak Ziplines, Mountain Biking, and an Aerial Park. Check them out here

Location: 300 Chem. Dunlop, Chelsea, Quebec

Cost: $20/person each ride + $6/ride for a Passenger (8 years old and under)

Located on the Ottawa River, Wilderness Tours offers thrilling guided trips for both beginners and experienced kayakers. Picture yourself paddling through challenging rapids, navigating the swirling waters, and immersing yourself in the stunning natural beauty of the region. With expert instructors and top-notch equipment, you can feel confident as you tackle the rapids and create lasting memories together.

They even offer a Paddle With Your Partner program that teaches you how to support and communicate with your partner out on the water. Featuring two full days of whitewater kayaking, instructors will share what they’ve learned from traveling, paddling, and working together on whitewater. 

Wilderness Tours also a variety of adventurous date ideas from canoe rentals, SUP rentals, mountain biking, and more! Click here to visit their website and learn more.

Location: 1260 Grants Settlement Rd, Foresters Falls, Ontario

Cost: Varies per program

Great Canadian Bungee’s site at “The Rock” in Chelsea, Quebec, is the highest jump in Canada. Visualize an amphitheater of solid limestone, 200 ft. high, surrounding a 160 ft. deep aqua-blue, spring-fed lagoon, larger than 3 football fields. Your 160 ft. rebound is higher than the entire jump height at any other site in the US or Canada!

Sounds too scary? Not to worry. Pioneers in the development of bungee safety, Great Canadian Bungee uses state-of-the-art equipment and employs only the most competent staff to assure you a safe trip over the edge – every time!

If bungee is not your cup of tea, come out and cheer on your friends and feel the buzz of adrenaline in the air! There is also a RIPRIDE zipline onsite as well as Morrison’s Quarry Beach and Picnic area.

Location: 1780 Quebec Rte 105, Chelsea, Quebec 

Cost: Starting at $156.56 for your First Jump or $130.46/person for pre-booked groups of 6+

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