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

Most Relaxing Experience
  • Tubing with Resort Day

    Includes Lunch before or after your trip

  • Tubing Only

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


  • Trip Duration: 75 min - 120 min

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

  • Safety Equipment

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

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.

  • Full Access to the Resort

    Enjoy full access to the resorts amenities by upgrading to our Resort Day

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 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 you up river to our exclusive river access!

  • Lazy River Tubing Wilderness Tours Ottawa River Ontario Canada

    6. Let's Paddle!

    Your trip begins! Begin your journey down the Lazy River trip back our Riverside Resort.

  • Beach Hang Out Lazy River Tubing Ottawa Ontario Canada Wilderness Tours

    7. Beach Time

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

  • Take A Swim Lazy River Tubing Ottawa River Canada Ontario

    8. More Paddling!

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

  • Park Village Return Ottawa Kayak School

    9. 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!