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Ottawa river, The Ruins *

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  • Grade: 3
  • Level: Below 57.7 m, and 58.6 m to 58.9 m
  • Gauge: Online
  • Length: 50 m
  • Access: Rue Martel in Deschenes
  • Character: When the levels are right, this is a less popular alternative to Champlain rapids
  • References: City of Ottawa Whitewater, Whitewater Ontario

There are a couple of playspots here that are great when the levels are right. The waves are in the outflow from a disused hydro scheme - hence "The Ruins". There is rebar and all kinds of nastiness in the ruins themselves - best thing to do is approach by paddling up from below.