We’re in the Fast Lane with Top Karting

Many of you may know our family is adventurous and we love to walk on the wild side. This time we took it to the extreme when we visited Top Karting in the Gatineau Area for another stop on our Local Attractions Tour.

Top Karting is an indoor race track for go-karts located within the City of Ottawa. The course is a 1/4 mile of pure excitement. Top Kart has a minimum age requirement of twelve years old for the regular karts and eight years old for the junior karts. There are several types of racing experiences to choose from:

•Race Against the Clock!
•Combo : 2 Races + drink
•Grand Prix: Lap race, including qualifications
•Group events, including qualifications and a finale

Top Karting is proud to offer you an ‘’authentic’’ race experience.

How Much Does It Cost?

Top Karting has a variety of price packages. They offer affordable prices for every budget. Personally, I recommend any of the following race packages:

•Mini Grand Prix* (10 laps + 45 laps) – $47.84 +tx
•Grand Prix (10 laps + 70 laps) – $52.19 +tx
•Super Grand Prix (15 laps + 100 laps) – $66.97 +tx

They also offer birthday parties, corporate events, and group events. For more details, please visit their website.

Our Adventure Experience

Upon arrival to Top Karting, we were greeted by the staff and provided a Waiver Form. A completed form is required for all racers. Shortly after that, we went into the briefing room for an overview of the rules and safety instructions. We were provided with a uniform to wear over our clothing, a hair net, and a helmet. We were ready for the races to begin.  Ethan was super excited, Kira not so much. She ended up in a double cart with her dad. The karts were much faster than I expected — the double kart is a little slower — but still fast enough to get a good feel for a race experience. All the staff was super friendly and encouraging during our racing adventure at Top Karting and even joined in on the action.  After the races, the team shows you all your race times, and you can get a free copy of your track times. The kids loved to see this, and it made Ethan’s day to know that he had the fastest time compared to the rest of us. We all enjoyed our adventure at Top Karting, and we will for sure be back soon.


Recommendation: We recommend Top Karting for anyone over the age of 10 with a need for speed. But bring your muscle, cause it gets hard on your hands and arms.

Disclaimer: We want to thank all the staff at Top Karting for making this such a fun experience. We received complimentary passes to Top Karting. However, all opinions expressed in either this post or the YouTube video belong to The Busy Mom Diary, The Yak Shak and/or our children.

11 thoughts on “We’re in the Fast Lane with Top Karting

  1. I love Go-Karting! It is so much fun and it feels so good to have the wind in my face. It’s a great activity to do with friends.

  2. I haven’t been go karting since my teens when they had a track inside the City Fair. My driving has improved immensely since then too 🙂

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