Simplified menu during the day and a culinary experience by night, there will be much more to enjoy beyond the view. 

Marina and
water sports

For the 2022 season, guest can expect a similar offer from the marina as past years, with some improvements


Suites and private cottages will offer a romantic stay and provide time to take in the view and surrounding area.

(To come)

About Riverest

As one of the oldest properties in Ontario and one of the last regency-style-architecture building of its kind, Riverest is a hidden gem that is finally open to the public. “Riverest” is the original name of the bicentennial stone house, built by The Marston’s in 1833, on top of the hill at the end of Wharf street, in the heart of downtown L’Orignal. This breathtaking 2.3-acres property overlooks the L’Orignal marina, the Ottawa river, La Rouge beach and the Laurentian Mountains.

In addition to the marina and restaurant, Riverest offers the possibility of hosting events and activities on site. It’s a place that caters to the needs of boaters, cyclists, motorcyclists, transients, weekenders and vacationers. Riverest aspires to offer an experience in a historic rural setting, with a variety of activities, such as eating out and enjoying the river, as well as a place to relax and enjoy the scenery and sunsets. For the future, Riverest offers suites and cottages for rent, as well as water sports equipment.

About the Owners

Alexandra Quester is passionate about marine and freshwater ecosystems in addition to having a strong interest in tourism. André Chabot is a prolific local entrepreneur who has invested in many historic properties in L’Orignal. As business partners and friends, they enjoy working together to create local tourism opportunities. Inspired by the 52 Wharf property overlooking the L’Orignal marina, they couldn’t ignore its immense potential.

The L’Orignal Bay and the Ottawa River are gems to discover for all water sports and outdoor enthusiasts.