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OVAP Demo Days

Join us at Ottawa Valley Air Paddle for our exciting kayak demo days! Whether you’re struggling to choose between several models or you're completely new to kayaking and need some guidance, our demo days are the perfect opportunity. We encourage you to visit our store to discuss your options with our knowledgeable team. If you’re unable to visit, please don’t hesitate to contact us by phone or email, and we’ll help you narrow down your choices to two models for testing.

We offer a chance to test paddle many of our popular kayaks and paddleboards at McLean Beach in Arnprior. Please note that we currently do not provide demos for most inflatable kayaks. However, models like the Advanced Elements AirVolution series and the Wilderness Systems iATAK are available for demos. Make sure to sign up in advance through our calendar to ensure that your preferred kayak is ready and waiting for you. After you submit the sign-up form, a member of our team will contact you to confirm your kayak selection and the details of your demo.

2024 Schedule

May 18, 2024 | Mclean Beach, Arnprior | 11 am - 3pm
May 19, 2024 | Mclean Beach, Arnprior | 11 am - 3pm
June 1, 2024 | Mclean Beach, Arnprior | 11 am - 3pm
June 15, 2024 | Mclean Beach, Arnprior | 11 am - 3pm
June 29, 2024 | Mclean Beach, Arnprior | 11 am - 3pm
July 13, 2024 | Mclean Beach, Arnprior | 11 am - 3pm
July 27, 2024 | Mclean Beach, Arnprior | 11 am - 3pm
August 10, 2024 | Mclean Beach, Arnprior | 11 am - 3pm
August 24, 2024 | Mclean Beach, Arnprior | 11 am - 3pm

If available, customers can schedule a 1-hour private demo. OVAP will provide transportation for two boats, and a staff member to accompany you to the lake.  A $150 fee applies. $75 of that fee is transferable to the purchase of a new boat within 30 days.
**Not to be combined with sale pricing. Demos do need to be booked in advance to ensure staff and boat availability. 

Available Boards & Kayaks

Check out some of the products you can try on location

Retrospec Weekender 10' Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP)
Sale

Retrospec Weekender 10' Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP)

$279.00 Regular price $378.00

Atoll Inflatable Paddleboard - 11 foot
Sale

Atoll Inflatable Paddleboard - 11 foot

$899.00 Regular price $1,099.00

Perception Joyride 12

Perception Joyride 12

$1,249.00

Oru Kayak - Inlet
Sale

Oru Kayak - Inlet

$879.20 Regular price $1,299.00

Oru Kayak - Beach LT
Sale

Oru Kayak - Beach LT

$1,199.20 Regular price $1,499.00

Oru Kayak - Bay ST
Sale

Oru Kayak - Bay ST

$1,519.20 Regular price $2,019.00

Weekender Dock Inflatable Platform

Weekender Dock Inflatable Platform

From

$829.00

Oru Kayak - Haven TT
Sale

Oru Kayak - Haven TT

$2,079.20 Regular price $2,799.00

Weekender Nano 8' Youth Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP)
Sold Out

Weekender Nano 8' Youth Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP)

$299.00 Regular price $449.00

10' Tucktec Folding Kayak
Sale

10' Tucktec Folding Kayak

$545.00 Regular price $799.00

Oru Kayak - Lake
Sale

Oru Kayak - Lake

$559.20 Regular price $849.00

Oru Kayak - Coast XT
Sale

Oru Kayak - Coast XT

$1,999.20 Regular price $2,799.00

Weekender 2 Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board 10’6”
Sale

Weekender 2 Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board 10’6”

$399.00 Regular price $425.00

Native Ultimate FX 15

Native Ultimate FX 15

$2,378.60

Native Titan Propel 12

Native Titan Propel 12

$4,049.00

Native Slayer Propel Max 10

Native Slayer Propel Max 10

$3,778.60

Bonafide RVR119

Bonafide RVR119

$2,308.60

Bonafide SS127

Bonafide SS127

$2,308.60

Bonafide RS117

Bonafide RS117

$1,468.60

Hurricane Sojourn 146 - with Rudder

Hurricane Sojourn 146 - with Rudder

$2,749.00

Demo Centre

McLean Beach
178 McLean Avenue, Arnprior, ON K7S 3T1

Directions

Common Questions

You can just walk up, but we suggest you book a time. Demo bookings will get first priority over walk-ups, and if we have to close the demo centre due to weather or another extreme factor, we can contact you to let you know.

We account for approximately 10-15 minutes of water time per boat that you are trying. We don't place a hard stop on the trials, but this is not intended to be a kayak rental.

Yes, we provide PFDs, safety kits, and the paddle and kayak for trial. If you would like to bring your own equipment to use, you can also do that.

Yes, our on-site staff are trained to help you select the right kayak or paddleboard for your skill level and the type of paddling you want to do.

If you decide to purchase a kayak on site, we can often send it home with you that same day. In some cases, the kayak needs to be ordered in from a supplier, and our staff member will be able to provide you with an approximate timeline.

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