The Ottawa River is high, fast and complicated. Yet this single traveler moves cautiously but easily upstream aboard a big and fully loaded kayak. It looks like he is on a long camping and paddling trip on this challenging river. The water is still very cold, too. I am full of admiration though would be reluctant to try what he is confidently doing.
He is below Parliment Hill heading upstream. Chaudière Falls in partially visible in the left distance.
Just beyond him, at the line, the upriver water is pushing hard up against the eddy in the foreground and then powerfully diving downward under it. You could get badly caught up in that!