Canoe Rental & Trip

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

Our canoes can take up to 3 people or be run solo, making our canoe program a perfect family adventure.

Note that children 5-10 years will need to ride in a canoe with an adult and cannot solo their own canoe.
Best Non Whitewater Trip
  • Price Per Canoe
  • additional per person

*Price is subject to 13% HST & $10/day/person


  • 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! 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 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.

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    3. Meet our expert staff [ 00:00 ]

    It's time to meet one of our expert staff for your safety 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.

  • Itinerary Pre Trip Briefing at Wilderness Tours with Trip Leader Betty Oattes

    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.

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    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!

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    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!

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    8. Secret Swimming Hole

    After Lunch take a dip in the Ottawa River!

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    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!

Map of the route