Spring Fling Ottawa Kayak School National Whitewater Park Wilderness Tours

Spring Fling

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Spring is right around the corner! Come on down and join us to start the 2021 Ottawa River season off right! 

Time & Location
Friday, May 14th – Sunday, May 16th, 2021 (Monday Day options available)

About The Event

For participants staying onsite, Spring Fling includes two complimentary whitewater kayak clinics, one free complimentary stand-up paddleboard clinic, a gear swap, and two kayak film showings.

 

A solid whitewater kayak roll is required to participate in whitewater kayaking clinics.

SUP clinic open to all skill levels.

Best Start to the season
5/5
  • With a Stayover

    Book either an accommodation or campsite to participate in event.

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  • Add a Gear Swap Booth

    All proceeds from booth space sales donated to Whitewater Ontario

    $10

*Price is subject to 13% HST & $15/day/person Park Pass

Included

  • 3 Clinic Options

    With two whitewater kayaking and one whitewater SUP clinic there is something for everyone.

  • Professional Instructors

    Wilderness Tours and Ottawa Kayak School's top notch instructors will be teaching each of these three clinics.

  • 2 Film Showings

    Two whitewater film showings. One Friday evening and one Saturday evening.

Not Included / Optional Upgrades

  • Meals not Included

    Meals are not included.

  • Onsite Accommodation

    To participate, book a stayover in on of our onsite accommodations.

  • Storage Lockers

    We have coin operated storage lockers to keep your valuables safe while you are on the river.

  • Gear Swap Booth

    $10 per booth space. All proceeds from booth space sales will be donated to Whitewater Ontario.

Weekend Itinerary

  • Friday Arrival & Check-In 5:00 PM

    Please arrive with your participation agreement signed digitally. Please visit our online signing page here.

  • Kayak Clinic 9 AM

    The first of two complimentary clinics focuses on the middle channel of the Ottawa River. Course to include challenging lines through rapids and to teach participants skills on how to best navigate down high water Ottawa River.

  • Gear Swap 4 PM

    Come sell the equipment you have at home gathering dust! Proceeds from booth space sales to be donated to Whitewater Ontario.

  • Kayak Clinic 9 AM

    The second of the complimentary clinics focuses on either the middle or main channel of the Ottawa River based off of participants skill level. Course to include challenging lines through rapids and to teach participants skills on how to best navigate down high water Ottawa River. Weekend concludes at 5 PM.

  • SUP Clinic 10 AM

    The third of the complimentary clinics is a SUP trip down the lower channel of the Ottawa River. Course to include techniques to help navigate through rapids of the Lower Channel of the Ottawa River. Weekend concludes at 5 PM

Kayak Club Services

Choose any one of our preexisting beginner or intermediate 2, 3, or 5-day programs with the added benefit of an included boat rental. Book 5 for one instructor and 10% off
5+ for two instructors and 20% off
10+ for three instructors and 25% off
Add additional instructors for $175 per day

Discover the National Whitewater Park

SUP Stand Up Paddleboaring National Whitewater Park Wilderness Tours Canada Ottawa Ontario

Stand Up Paddleboard Rental

Adventures

Wilderness Tours is located right on the canoe roots of the famous Voyageurs.  The Lower Channel of the Ottawa River makes for the perfect self guided day trip.

Our stand up paddleboard (SUPs) offer the perfect platform for those looking for a perfect day on the water exploring the Lower Channel of the Ottawa.

Note:  Sorry not recommended for kids
Best Scenery
5/5
  • Price Per Board
    $55

*Price is subject to 13% HST & $15/day/person Park Pass

Included

  • Trip Duration: 4-5 Hours

    Trip timing can vary depending on daily river and weather conditions.

  • Safety Equipment

    Boat, paddles, life-jacket, safety kit, river map and safety briefing by our staff.

  • Full Access to the Resort

    Enjoy full access to the resorts amenities during your stay.

Not Included / Optional Upgrades

  • Stayover Package

    Stayover packages bundle your choice of activity with dinner and breakfast meals and a campsite.

  • Wetsuit Rental

    Do you get cool easily? Add a wetsuit to say warm on the water!

  • Storage Lockers

    We have coin operated storage lockers to keep your valuables safe while you are on the river.

Trip Itinerary

  • Check n at Wilderness Tours

    1. Arrival & Check-In [ –00:45 ]

    Arrive AT LEAST 45 Minutes before your shuttle time.

  • River Shop Retail Shop at Wilderness Tours

    2. Dress for the River [ -00:30 ]

    No cotton clothing. Closed toe shoes or sandals with a heel strap.

  • Sea Kayaking Meet Instructor Ottawa Kayak School Canada Wilderness Tours National Whitewater Park

    3. Meet your Instructor [ 00:00 ]

    It's time to meet your safety instructor and receive a briefing for your trip. They will explain what to bring, what to wear and the schedule for the day. This is a great time also to ask any last minute questions before your day starts.

  • Sea Kayaking Gearing Up Canada Wilderness Tours Ottawa Kayak School National Whitewater Park

    4. Gearing Up

    Each program begins the same way: an orientation and personalized sizing of the equipment you will be using.

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    5. Shuttle of Vehicle

    We shuttle your driver and their vehicle to the take out on the river. While the rest of the group continues any last minute preparations.

  • Paddle Boarding on the Ottawa River

    6. Let's Paddle!

    A short walk away is the start of your day! Starting in the bay here at the Park Village your adventure awaits!

  • Lunch Sea Kayaking Wilderness Tours National Whitewater Park Ottawa Kayak School

    7. Lunch

    Rehydrate and refuel with a riverside lunch (bring your own or we can pack one for your) because your day is only half over!

  • Canada Sea Kayak Wilderness Tours Ottawa Kayak School National Whitewater Park

    8. Secret Swimming Hole

    After Lunch take a dip in the Ottawa River!

  • Paddle Boarding on the Ottawa River

    9. More Paddling!

    Continue your adventure after lunch and head to Voyageur Bay to take out.

  • Park Village Return Ottawa Kayak School

    10. Your arrival back to Park Village

    It's been a full day of adventure but don't run off just yet! We have meal, entertainment or accommodation options for you at the resort!

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Boxing Week Sale 2020

Boxing Week Sale

Adventures

boxing week sale 2020 whitewater rafting trips

Boxing Week Sale is ON! Save 40% on all rafting trips with arrival on or before July 11th, 2021

If you are a whitewater kayaker or looking to get into the sport, all of our whitewater kayak programs for May & June are available at 25% off. 

There are two ways to buy with confidence.

  1. Visit any of our applicable programs, and check out with the coupon code: Box40, it’s that simple.  Looking for kayak programs? Then use coupon code: Box25
  2. If you don’t know your date, you can buy a gift certificate now and book your trip later.  (Buy Gift Certificates here)

This sale will only last for two weeks.  All gift certificates or trips must be booked on or before  January, 11th, 2021.

The Fine Print - Deal Policies and Limitations

Please find our important policies regarding our Boxing Week promotions.

  1. The paid value of the gift certificates never expire.
  2. The deal does expire at the end of the season it was issued
  3. 40% Off Gift Certificates are not valid on accommodations.
  4. They are not valid on the following specialty programs:  Keener Programs, Adult Keeners, Kids Kayak Camps, Eric Jackson Clinics.
  5. They also cannot be used in combination with any other discount or offer.
  6. All gift certificate sales are final and non refundable.
  7. Gift Certificates are transferable to other guests.
  8. All Trips must be paid in full to receive the deal.
  9. If Covid Restrictions end up being in effect during your reserved dates, we require minimum reservation numbers per raft. Minimum numbers are: High Adventure Raft (10); Sport Raft (6); Gentle Family Raft (6); Guide Your Own Raft (6); Sport Yak (2). We strongly suggest to our guests that they plan their trips with these numbers in mind. 

Buy yours today as this sale ends January 11th, 2021

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*please call to get the accommodation free deal (Note: only for May and June Arrival Dates)

Week Long Family Adventure Camp

Family Adventure Camp

Adventures

A week of kid sized whitewater thrills, resort activities, sports and recreation at the Wilderness Tours Outdoor Resort. Our Family Adventure Camp program offers all that Wilderness Tours has to offer families; great whitewater rafting, flat topped kayaks, stand up paddle boards, beaches, hiking trails, scenic look outs, beach valley ball. These packages include your family gentle raft trip, Sea Kayak trip, Raft and Rod trip, and resort day.

FAMILY ADVENTURE CAMP (FAC)
Ideal for families with pre-teens. Choose from the following options for your week of adventure!

When the family needs a whole week to build memories through amazing experiences.  Lots of activities that will keep the kids entertained endlessly. Family Adventure week will allow you to spend lots of time creating a family bond together.

 

Upgrade to cabin accommodations, please ask us about pricing.  For more information on cabins, click here

 

Families with both pre-teens and teens often put the teens in the Teen Camp or Kid’s kayak week. Another idea is to combine the Family Adventure Camp with the Adult Adventure Week and have a family reunion or a just a week vacation with a group of families

Most Diverse Family Stay Over Package
5/5
  • Sunday Arrival
    $649
  • Sunday Arrival
    $469

*Price is subject to 13% HST & $15/day/person Park Pass

Upgrades Available

  • Cabin Rental

    Wilderness Tours has a wide rage of lodging options both on-site at our new location at the National Whitewater Park or at the Whitewater Cottage Resort (our former resort location) only 10 minutes away. We also have serviced RV sites available.

  • Photo-Video Memories Package

    Take the memories home with you! Our media team captures the action while you tackle the rapids.

  • Wetsuit Rental

    Wetsuits are complimentary in the months of May and September. Wetsuits are available for rent in the months of June, July and August.

  • Storage Lockers

    Pay-per-use lockers are available on-site. Your vehicle is the best place to lock your valuables. Wilderness Tours is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen property.

Trip Itinerary

*Format and timing of trips are subject to change without notice.

  • Check n at Wilderness Tours

    1. Arrival & Check-In

    Arrivals for this package begin at 4:00pm (1600h) for your first overnight.

  • Camping Wilderness Tours Rafting National Whitewater Park

    2. Settle In - Arrival Dinner

    Whether you're camping or staying in one of our many accommodations. Take a moment to get settled into your space. You do have you arrival dinner included in your package.

  • SUP Kayak Ontario Canada WT Rafting National Whitewater Park

    3. Enjoy the Atmosphere

    After settling in, we recommend heading down to the pavilion where you'll find live music, sport courts, the beach and the restaurant & bar. You have the option of pre-booking an arrival night dinner or you can order a-la-carte once you're there.

  • Pavilion National Whitewater Park Wilderness Tours Canada Ontario Rafting

    4. Breakfast at Pavilion

    It's time to get fueled up for the big day of rafting ahead of you. Come enjoy a hot breakfast down at the Park Village Pavilion. All of your meals will be here throughout the week.

  • Gentle Trip Rafting Wilderness Tours National Whitewater Park

    5. Day 1 - River Trip

    Each day you'll have the opportunity to enjoy various channels on the Ottawa River. This package on your first river day comes standard with family friendly our famous Gentle Rafting Day Trip.

  • Raft and Rod Day Trip at Wilderness Tours Ottawa

    6. Day 2 - Raft n Rod Trip

    Our Raft n Rod trip is always popular with families. This is 1/2 day of rafting and sport yaking combined with 1/2 day of fishing.

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Resort Day

Adventures

Designed for the whole family, this fun-filled day at the resort allows you to choose your adventure. Go kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, or hiking on one of our extensive trails. 

 

Want to relax a bit more? Come visit our beach and go for a refreshing swim in the warm waters of the Ottawa River.

Fun For All Ages
5/5
  • Adults
    $39
  • Kids
    $29

*Price is subject to 13% HST & $15/day/person Park Pass

Included

  • Trip Duration: 1 Day

    Trip timing can vary depending on daily river conditions. Our professional Trip Leaders always prioritize safety and guest enjoyment!

  • Lunch Included

    A hearty lunch is included to keep you and your group fueled for your adventures.

  • Hiking Trails

    Access to all the hiking trails within the National Whitewater Park.

  • SUP and Kayaks

    Access to stand up paddle boards and sit on top kayaks from the beachfront program.

  • Sport Courts

    Basketball, Hockey and Volleyball just to name a few!

Not Included / Optional Upgrades

  • Stayover Package

    Stayover packages bundle your choice of activity with dinner and breakfast meals and a campsite.

  • Wetsuit Rental

    We always say, "there is no bad weather only bad gear." We have you covered for all weather situations. Wetsuit rentals are available on site to keep you warm no matter what skies are doing. During the month of May and after labor day weekend, wetsuit rentals are complimentary for all trips.

  • Storage Lockers

    We have coin operated storage lockers to keep your valuables safe while you are on the river.

Discover the National Whitewater Park

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Adult Adventure Week

Adventures

5 days of exciting activities, meals, and cabin options. Arrive Sunday at 4 pm and depart late Friday afternoon.

Your Week includes:

Most Diverse Stay Over Package
5/5
  • Sunday Arrival
    $749

*Price is subject to 13% HST & $15/day/person Park Pass

Upgrades Available

  • Cabin Rental

    Wilderness Tours has a wide rage of lodging options both on-site at our new location at the National Whitewater Park or at the Whitewater Cottage Resort (our former resort location) only 10 minutes away. We also have serviced RV sites available.

  • Photo-Video Memories Package

    Take the memories home with you! Our media team captures the action while you tackle the rapids.

  • Wetsuit Rental

    Wetsuits are complimentary in the months of May and September. Wetsuits are available for rent in the months of June, July and August.

  • Storage Lockers

    Pay-per-use lockers are available on-site. Your vehicle is the best place to lock your valuables. Wilderness Tours is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen property.

Trip Itinerary

*Format and timing of trips are subject to change without notice.

  • Check n at Wilderness Tours

    1. Arrival & Check-In

    Arrivals for this package begin at 4:00pm (1600h) for your first overnight.

  • Camping Wilderness Tours Rafting National Whitewater Park

    2. Settle In - Arrival Dinner

    Whether you're camping or staying in one of our many accommodations. Take a moment to get settled into your space. You do have you arrival dinner included in your package.

  • SUP Kayak Ontario Canada WT Rafting National Whitewater Park

    3. Enjoy the Atmosphere

    After settling in, we recommend heading down to the pavilion where you'll find live music, sport courts, the beach and the restaurant & bar. You have the option of pre-booking an arrival night dinner or you can order a-la-carte once you're there.

  • Pavilion National Whitewater Park Wilderness Tours Canada Ontario Rafting

    4. Breakfast at Pavilion

    It's time to get fueled up for the big day of rafting ahead of you. Come enjoy a hot breakfast down at the Park Village Pavilion. All of your meals will be here throughout the week.

  • whitewater rafting ottawa river

    5. Day 1 - River Trip

    Each day you'll have the opportunity to enjoy various channels on the Ottawa River. This package on your first river day comes standard with our famous High Adventure Day Trip. Or, you can choose to upgrade this day to a Sport Rafting Day Trip to increase the intensity!

  • Sea Kayak Day Trip Lower Channel Ottawa River

    6. Day 2 - Sea Kayak Trip

    Explore the Lower Channel of the Ottawa River on our Sea Kayak Day Trip with all its' hidden gems and incredible wildlife.

  • Mountain Bike Trails at Wilderness Tours

    7. Day 3 - Mountain Bike or River Day

    Like most days you have choice of what you'd like to do that day. We can customize adventure week to suite your groups' needs. Day 3 can be either a guided or self guided mountain tour or step up your river experience with a sport rafting day trip.

  • Nightly Entertainment Wilderness Tours National Whitewater Park Ontario Canada

    8. Live Entertainment

    Just because you've eaten dinner doesn't mean the day is over. Continue making memories during the nightly entertainment at the Pavilion every night during our summer season.

  • Guide Your Own Raft McCoys Chute Wilderness Tours Adventure Ottawa River Best Summer Trip in Ontario Canada

    9. Day 4 - Guide Your Own Raft Day

    This package come standard with our exclusive Guide Your Own Raft trip on the second day. Or, you have the option to upgrade to either the Sport Raft Day Trip or a Sport Yak Day Trip to increase the intensity level.

  • Resort Day WT Rafting National Whitewater Park Ontario Canada

    10. Day 5 - Resort and Relax Day

    Your final day is a resort day. You can enjoy the hiking trails and head home with some amazing new memories after lunch, or let the magic linger a little longer. With upgrading and adding an extra overnight so you can drive home after Breakfast on the following day.

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Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking Wilderness Tours Why

Bike Rentals from Wilderness Tours

Wilderness Tours is located in a prime location to bring your own mountain bike or rent one of ours! On our resort, we have plenty of mountain bike trails rip through.

 

Within 15 minutes drive, there are miles upon miles of trails for our guests to use WT as a landing spot as you go explore those trails when you’re not on the river. 

 

All trail use is FREE with stay-over packages or day trips. If not on a package/day trip you may purchase a resort day which includes lunch for $39.

 

  • Full Day
    $40
  • 4 Hours
    $30

*Price is subject to 13% HST & $15/day/person Park Pass

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Sea Kayaking Wilderness Tours Ottawa Kayak School National Whitewater Park

Sea Kayaking

Adventures

The construction of the Chenaux Dam downstream flooded many of the Lower River rapids. However, it did not destroy the beauty of this part of the river. It’s perfect water for a sea kayaking tour.

 

Also known as a touring kayak, these sleek crafts are fast but stable. Offering both single and double kayaks this is the perfect adventure for the family.

 

Not only do you have fun paddling but your guide is knowledgeable about the history and wildlife of this part of the river.

Note that children 5-10 years will need to ride in a tandem kayak with an adult.

Best Non Whitewater Trip
5/5
  • Monday - Friday
    $139
  • Monday - Friday

    sorry we do not run this program on a weekend

    $84

*Price is subject to 13% HST & $15/day/person Park Pass

Included

  • Trip Duration: 4 Hours

    Trip timing can vary depending on daily river conditions. Our professional Instructors always prioritize safety and guest enjoyment!

  • Professional Guides

    Wilderness Tours guides are known for their industry-leading skills, as well as their friendly personalities and positive attitudes.

  • 1 Meal Included

    Scenic riverside packed lunch included

  • Full Access to the Resort

    Enjoy full access to the resorts amenities during your stay.

Not Included / Optional Upgrades

  • Stayover Package

    Stayover packages bundle your choice of activity with dinner and breakfast meals and a campsite.

  • Wetsuit Rental

    Do you get cool easily? Add a wetsuit to say warm on the water! Note:
    They are complimentary for all our guests ages 5-12 years old.

  • Storage Lockers

    We have coin operated storage lockers to keep your valuables safe while you are on the river.

Trip Itinerary

  • Check n at Wilderness Tours

    1. Arrival & Check-In [ –00:45 ]

    Arrive AT LEAST 45 Minutes before your kayak program begins.

  • River Shop Retail Shop at Wilderness Tours

    2. Dress for the River [ -00:30 ]

    No cotton clothing. Closed toe shoes or sandals with a heel strap.

  • Sea Kayaking Meet Instructor Ottawa Kayak School Canada Wilderness Tours National Whitewater Park

    3. Meet your Instructor [ 00:00 ]

    It's time to meet your instructor and receive a briefing for your trip. They will explain what to bring, what to wear and the schedule for the day. This is a great time also to ask any last minute questions before your day starts.

  • Sea Kayaking Gearing Up Canada Wilderness Tours Ottawa Kayak School National Whitewater Park

    4. Gearing Up

    Each program begins the same way: an orientation and personalized sizing of the equipment you will be using.

  • Kids Week Safety Briefing National Whitewater Park Wilderness Tours Ottawa Kayak School

    5. Safety Briefing

    Our guides have your safety in mind. Before getting on the water, your guide will explain the safety procedures for the day.

  • Sea Kayaking Ottawa Kayak School Canada National Whitewater Park Wilderness Tours

    6. Let's Kayak!

    A short walk away is the start of your day! Starting in the bay here at the Park Village your adventure awaits!

  • Lunch Sea Kayaking Wilderness Tours National Whitewater Park Ottawa Kayak School

    7. Lunch

    Rehydrate and refuel with a riverside lunch because your day is only half over!

  • Canada Sea Kayak Wilderness Tours Ottawa Kayak School National Whitewater Park

    8. Secret Swimming Hole

    After Lunch take a dip in the Ottawa River!

  • Canada Sea Kayaking Ottawa Kayak School Wilderness Tours National Whitewater Park Ontario

    9. More Kayaking!

    Continue your adventure after lunch with more sea kayak touring.

  • Park Village Return Ottawa Kayak School

    10. Your arrival back to Park Village

    It's been a full day of adventure but don't run off just yet! Your instructor will provide you with the evening's entertainment options.

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Whitewater Rafting

Which Trip Intensity is Right for Me?

Every Level of Adventure is on the Menu

Because of the many different channels available, rafting the Ottawa River can be done in a variety of ways to please every level of adventure appetite.

 

First time? No worries, from family adventures to adults, Wilderness Tours has the right trip, with just the right amount of adventure for you.

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1. Low Intensity

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2. Medium Intensity

Small boats big fun on the Ottawa River Sport Rafting

3. High Intensity

Why is the Ottawa River Famous?

Warm Water, Big Waves, Deep, and Clean - The Ottawa

Raft the world renowned Ottawa river famous for its section of Whitewater. The River splits into channels that allow for different difficulty levels from Gentle Family Rafting to High Adventure. For big waves, speed and thrills, check out our High Adventure options! Looking for a smoother ride? Hop on one of our gentle tours. No matter which trip you choose, you’ll experience the stunning wilderness of the Ottawa River.

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Will We Get Wet?

Yes 100%, you’ll be wet all day long!

How Do We Dress?

When the sun is out all you’ll need is sun block and your swinging trunks, but if mother nature isn’t cooperating on your rafting day, no worries, you’ll be wet all day long.  For our full what to bring list please visit this link.

How Do I Pick the Right Trip?

With the three levels of intensity available to you, its simply a matter of choosing what level of adventure you and your group are seeking. 

Connect with us anytime, phone, chat, or our social media accounts.  We love talking all forms of paddling and adventures and can help lead you to the perfect trip for your group.

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