There are many reasons why the Ottawa River is Canada’s top whitewater destination.
The Ottawa River is an island paradise featuring not only world-class whitewater but milder sections perfect for Lazy River Tubing. Add spectacular scenery, pristine wilderness, and the warmest water on the continent, you get fantastic recreation to satisfy everyone.
Just below Blacks Rapid, there is a delightful stretch of flowing river we call Heaven’s Half Mile, although it’s actually a 3 km run, it was named before metric and with poetic license.
Rafters have been joyously floating it, sans raft, for decades. It also just happens to be perfect for newer sports like tubing, SUP (Stand Up Paddleboarding), and boogie boarding with swim fins. Accessing this section of the river is exclusive to Wilderness Tours and is the perfect place for family fun tubing.
We provide a tube, paddle, life jacket, shuttle, safety briefing, and laminated river map. Normal float time is about 1 hr and 20 mins.
The tubing goes rain or shine and wet suit rental is available. Choose a morning run at 10am, or one of our afternoon runs at 1pm or 4pm.
Tubers can upgrade to a resort day including lunch, land, and water sports at Park Bay