fall mountain biking near ottawa at wilderness tours

Bike Trails Open & Accommodation Deals

Fall Mountain Bike Trail Access

The rafting season maybe over but our bike trails are still open!  We’ve been blowing the trails weekly before the weekend to ensure they are in clear as the leaves continue to fall. 

 

Day Passes & waivers are mandatory for all visitors.  They can be purchased and completed online here.

Fall Accommodation Rental Deal

Looking for for a mini getaway and explore the  trail system in the area? We still have two of our accommodation units available for fall  rental. 

 

The Cottage Main is one of our 4 season units, 3 bedrooms, bathroom and with a kitchenette.  It  sleeps up to 8 people.  Need more space add the Cottage Loft and you get an accommodation unit that sleeps 12.

 

The 2nd unit we have available is our London House.  This home is rentable as one whole unit or in 3 separate sections depending on group size.

 

Book this fall with coupon code BIKE20 and save 20% off.  Any guests staying in the accommodation also includes your weekend trail passes for everyone!

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Gravel Bike Tours

Book now and let’s hit the road!

Whether you’re a beginner cyclist or an experienced rider, our program is designed to be accessible and enjoyable for all ages and fitness levels.

 

You’ll be guided by our experienced team of cycling enthusiasts as you pedal your way through some of the most beautiful areas in the Ottawa Valley.

 

With our expert instruction, you’ll explore the stunning scenery of the area while getting some exercise and fresh air.

 

Our goal is to make your experience fun and memorable, so you can relax and enjoy the ride. With our commitment to safety and quality, you can trust that you’re in good hands.

 

Choose between rides of 20 to 30km, 50 to 65km, and 90 to 115km all while experiencing the beauty of the Ottawa Valley in a unique way.

  • 2 Hours

    20 to 30 km ride, equipment Included

    $80
  • 4 Hours

    50 to 65 km ride, equipment and lunch Included

    $140
  • 8 Hours

    90 to 115 km ride, equipment and lunch Included

    $240

Price Subject to 13% tax & $10/day/person park pass

All of our waivers/participation agreements are digital.  When you purchase day passes online you will find a link on your receipt to sign our waiver digitally.  We only require one waiver per year.  If you are a repeat visitor no need to sign again.

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Our Core Adventures

River Tubing on the Ottawa

Lazy River Tubing is Back

We are open again with our Lazy River Tubing Ride! After a little hiatus with COVid we have a new and improved tubing program at Wilderness Tours. Now your tube trip covers 3 kms of “Heaven’s Half Mile” and ends right at our resort.

 

This program is perfect for kids ages 3+. Combine this trip with lunch or dinner at the resort after a perfect float down the Ottawa River. This section of river is home to Eagles, Osprey, Heron, Beaver, Turtles, Deer and much more. So keep your eyes pealed on your trip you just never know what you’re going to see.

New flow mountain bike trails at Wilderness Tours Bike Park

Mountain Bike Trails Open

“Mother Nature wasn’t very cooperative this spring with a very late winter. Our trail crews pushed through and cleared a considerable amount of debris from April’s ice storm.

 

We’ve been very busy since last fall cutting many new trails. “Air Bud”, “Haystack & “Dragon Finger” all should be ready early July. For full details on trail status please check www.trailforks.com for the most up to date details on conditions and trail closures.

 

We have some big plans for 2023 as you can see we have another 12 km of planned and mapped trails we are working on. So don’t forget your bike at home when you come to Wilderness Tours this summer.

Our Trails

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University College Weekends at Wilderness Tours

Calling all University and College Students!

It’s WT’s University and College Weekends! We have two incredible options depending on the level of adventure you are looking to add for the weekend. 

 

Why wait for frosh week next September, start early with our University Weekend. Bands, Beer, and the best whitewater rafting river, it doesn’t get much better than this. If you pay tuition somewhere then pick a weekend to come and visit the Ottawa River.

 

Give us a call at 1-888-RAFT-NOW to reserve your group for this discount.

 

If you already have friends who have booked you are not able to add to their reservation from this page you will have to call to add to their reservation to ensure you are rafting together.

Package 1

Our Getaway Package is our most popular program.  You get:

    • 5 Hearty Meals

    • 2 nights of camping, accommodation upgrades available, and full use of our legendary facilities

    • All for only $237.30 / per person

    • DJ and party on Saturday night

 

  • Getaway Package

    30% off Getaway Package with a valid student ID!

    $223.30

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

Choose Arrival Day to Begin Booking or Quote

Package 2

Our Resort Package is a great way to save some extra $$ You get:

    • 5 Hearty Meals

    • 2 nights of camping, accommodation upgrades available, and full use of our legendary facilities

    • All for only $209.30 / per person

    • DJ and party on Saturday night

  • Resort Package

    30% off Resort Package with a valid student ID!

    $195.30

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

Choose Arrival Day to Begin Booking or Quote
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Lazy River Tubing

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
5/5
  • Tubing with Resort Day

    Includes Lunch before or after your trip

    $59
  • Tubing Only
    $39

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

Included

  • 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.

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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 you up river to our exclusive river access!

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    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!

Boxing Week Sale 2020

Boxing Week Sale

Adventures

boxing week sale 2020 whitewater rafting trips

Boxing Week Sale is ON! Save up to 40% off on rafting and meal packages.

There are two ways to buy with confidence.

  1. Visit any of our applicable programs, and check out with the correct coupon code (see below for applicable codes) it’s that simple.
  2. If you don’t know your date, you can buy a gift certificate now and book your trip later.  (Give us a call)

High Adventure Trips (ages 13+)

Save 40% of rafting trips on all arrivals on or before June 29th, 2023.  Book with your coupon code: BOX40.

 

Family Trips (kids 5-12)

Save 40% on your family’s next trip with an arrival on or before July 10th.  (sorry Canada Day Long Weekend not included, June 30th – July 1st)  Book with your coupon code: BOX40FA.

 

Whitewater Kayaking

If you are a whitewater kayaker looking for an amazing deal, our boxing week sale for kayakers is 20% off for clinics with arrivals on or before June 29th.  Please use coupon code: BOX20.

 

This sale will only last for one week.  All gift certificates or trips must be booked on or before * Monday , January 9th, 2023

The Fine Print - Deal Policies and Limitations

Please find our important policies regarding our Boxing Week Promotion.  The paid value of the gift certificates never expire.

  1. The deal does expire at the end of the season it was issued
  2. 40% Off deal are not valid on accommodations.  If you book online your accommodation discount will be reversed before processing the final payment for your rafting portion.
  3. Black Out arrivals dates for 2023 (Arrivals June 29 – July 1st)
  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  sales are final and non refundable.
  7. Trips 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); Middle Channel Adventure (6). We strongly suggest to our guests that they plan their trips with these numbers in mind.

Buy yours today as this sale ends midnight on Monday, January 9th 2023

Cyber Week Rafting Sale
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Hiking

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Canada's Newest Hiking Destination

Located in the heart of the Ottawa Valley, our new location provides our guests with direct access to over 17km of hiking trails from our riverside resort!

 

Hike through hardwood and cedar forests, and explore caves along the way. Last but not least, enjoy the incredible vistas featuring the mighty Ottawa River.

 

Wilderness Tours

1260 Grants Settlement Rd

Foresters Falls, Ontario

K0J1V0, Canada

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Week Long Family Adventure Camp

Family Adventure Camp

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.

What's Included:

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
    $699
  • Sunday Arrival
    $469

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

Choose Arrival Day to Begin Booking or Quote

Optional Upgrades

  • 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

Resort Day at Wilderness Tours includes access to beach activity equipment

Resort Day

Designed for the whole family, this fun-filled day at the resort allows you to choose your adventure. Go kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, 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.

 

Planning on going on our Lazy River Tubing Trip?  The Resort Day is included in our River Tubing Trips, check out all our tubing float trip information here.

Fun For All Ages
5/5
  • Adults Sun-Fri
    $39
  • Adults Sat
    $49
  • Kids (5-12) Sun-Fri
    $19
  • Kids (5-12) Sat
    $29
  • Kids (4 and under)
    Free

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

Includes

  • 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

    Ball Hockey and Beach Volleyball.

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.

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Canada's Epic
Ottawa River