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Lazy River Tubing on the Ottawa River is the perfect family-friendly adventure. Relax as you enjoy the beauty of the milder island paradise of the Ottawa River.

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

Need some more information? Check out our FAQ's section or send us an e-mail at [email protected] 

ARRIVAL & CHECK-IN
We recommend arriving 45 minutes before your Pre-Trip Briefing time. Your briefing time can be found in your reservation information. Arriving with enough time before your trip will ensure that you can get prepared for your trip at a comfortable speed. Our trip briefings operate ON-TIME. Shuttles for trips generally depart 30 minutes after the pre-trip briefing time.

DRESS FOR THE RIVER
You will need to wear footwear that will stay securely on your feet (NO FLIP-FLOPS, NO CROCS, ETC).
You will also want to dress according to the weather. Our trips operate RAIN OR SHINE. Regular swim-wear is good. If you get cold easily we recommend you wear a wet suit. Bring your own or rent one of ours. Please note: cotton t-shirts and sweaters will actually make you COLDER. We recommend wearing synthetic materials for sun protection; wool or neoprene for thermal insulation; rain jacket outer shell for wind protection.

PRE-TRIP BRIEFING
It's time to meet your trip leader for the day. They will explain what to bring, what to wear, health and safety considerations, and the schedule for the day. This meeting usually lasts 10-12 minutes. This is a great time also to ask any last minute questions before you depart for the river. After the pre-trip briefing is complete you will have a few final minutes to make any last-minute adjustments with how you are dressed or also make any last visits to the restrooms.

SHUTTLE BUS TO TOP OF THE RIVER SECTION
Our transportation service shuttles your group from the Park Village up-river to our exclusive "put-in", where your tubes are waiting. This is a one-way shuttle as you will be tubing all the way back to Wilderness Tours Rafting Resort. None of your belongings should be left on the bus.

TUBING TIME!
Your trip begins! Get lazy as you tube down to the Wilderness Tours Riverside Resort.

BEACH TIME
This section of the Ottawa has many incredible sand beaches perfect for soaking up the sun!

MORE TUBING
Continue your adventure back to the resort. Paddle or swim, you choose!

YOUR ARRIVAL BACK TO PARK VILLAGE
The currents slow down just in time for you to catch the right-hand turn into the bay at Wilderness Tours Rafting Resort. We have meal, entertainment, and accommodation options for you at the resort!

TRIP DURATION: 75-120 MINUTES
Trip timing can vary depending on daily river conditions.

SAFETY EQUIPMENT
Tube, paddles, personal flotation device, safety kit, river map, and a safety briefing by our staff are provided prior to your trip

DAILY SHUTTLE INCLUDED
This trip begins by meeting just out front of the Rafters Pavilion. After a safety orientation, you will be provided with gear, then you'll board the bus which take the trip to the beginning of the Lazy River Tube trip. The river then flows back downstream to the Wilderness Tours Rafting Resort where the trip ends on shore, walking-distance from your vehicle. 

STAYOVER PACKAGE
Stayover packages bundle your choice of activity with dinner, breakfast, and a campsite.

FULL ACCESS TO THE RESORT
Enjoy full access to the resorts amenities by upgrading to our Resort Day for an additional $10 per person.

WETSUIT RENTAL
Do you get cool easily? Add a wetsuit to stay warm on the water!

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

  • Tubing with Resort Day

    Includes Lunch before or after your trip

    $65
  • Tubing Only

    Lunch not included in this price

    $49
  • Add for Saturdays
    plus $10

*Price is subject to 13% HST & price includes $10/day/person Park Pass

The Ottawa River’s multiple, parallel, whitewater-filled channels separate and rejoin as they descend nearly 10km through the National Whitewater Park to our beachfront resort. Join us this season and experience how magical it feels to Paddle Home.