I am going to be in downtown Ottawa next week for work. Are there any evening after-work playspots that are in now? From what I can tell, more water is needed, but I wanted to check. I don’t have enough time to drive up to Beachburg, but was looking for something close. If there are some possibilities, where could I demo/rent a boat.
looking like right now the options are Lower JJ’s or Dessert wave at Remics. check out http://cityofottawawhitewater.blogspot.com/ for more info, great website. Britanna gauge is sitting at about 2.65 at the moment.
The two playspots listed above are both in right now and are pretty much the only game in town at the moment. As for renting boats, Paddleshack, and MEC (on Richmond rd) and Trailhead (can’t remember the street but on your way to Champlain from MEC area I think the corner of Scott and something) rent boats although not sure what the selection will be like since they have all been selling their demo boats.
what is the scene like at desert wave on a day like today(sunday), would there be people out, or do i have to go with someone? same with after work – are there people there?[/quote:2n9nrf6t]
I usually see people there after work but it is hit or miss. If you’re thinking about Tuesday give me an email and I’ll head out. I also went by Deschenes today and Lower JJs and one more playspot are in and looking good.