Until mankind first stepped outside in 1934, nature was thought to be a fanciful myth, like yogurt or the clutch hitter. Spend a few hours frolicking through the fresh air of truth with today's Groupon to Horizon X, located in Ile du Grand Calumet. Trips must be reserved by September 18, and the last day to use this Groupon is October 2; this deal is valid anytime in August, but only for weekends in September and the first weekend in October. Choose from the following options:
- For $55, you get a full day of river boarding (up to a $130 value).
- For $55, you get a full day of rafting (up to a $130 value).
- For $299, you get a full day of rafting for up to seven (up to a $780 value).
Horizon X's enthusiastic staff deftly commands the whitewater rapids of the Ottawa River, leading thrilling adventures while ensuring guest safety. During the river boarding excursion, hydrophilic bodies discover a full-body workout and a profound empathy for river otters while navigating the Ottawa River's middle and main channels belly-down on a body board under instructor supervision. The day rafting trips conquer rapids in a more traditional manner, plunking solo cruisers or up to seven rowers in sporty Maravia rafts designed for durability and stability. Adventurers assemble before 8:30 a.m., receiving basic instruction and safety procedures that jealousy-filled dry land will never understand. Trips last until about 3 p.m. and include refuelling during a barbecue lunch. The rafting trips conclude with a celebratory beer, pop, or pail of yak's milk, and explorers are welcome to bring more libations for post-trip cheering.
Horizon X supplies all necessary gear including wetsuits, personal flotation devices, and helmets, and recommends items to bring. As an incentive to encourage eco-friendly adventuring, Horizon X's green program furnishes free trip photos and tree hugs if participants carpool to the base camp in the best ratio for their group.
After sixteen years cruising capricious waterways by raft, Horizon X owner Martin Bertrand feels confident that the best excursions must take place in smaller boats. Rather than placing customers in the more popular and cost-effective "bus" rafts that seat 10–14 passengers, Martin opts for the small and stable Maravia Diablo. Referred to by Martin as the "sports cars of rafting," the safe, self-bailing vessels comfortably seat six to seven passengers. It's this attention to detail and customer service that won them "Feature Award – Tourism" at the 2013 Business Achievement Awards Gala held by the Pontiac Chamber of Commerce.
In addition to a whitewater rafting, Martin and his troupe of knowledgeable guides and instructors supervise riverboarding and kayak expeditions that last up to two days and often encompass Horizon X's signature overnight stays at a base camp. The base-camp is located on the Ottawa river with access to all of its breathtaking views. The base-camp excursions include recreation such as beach volleyball, horseshoes, and hammocks for groups of up to 42 people. As an incentive to encourage eco-friendly adventuring, Martin's green program furnishes free trip photos and tree hugs if participants carpool to the base camp in the best ratio for their group.
Ile du Grand Calumet
Ile du Grand Calumet, Quebec J0X 1J0