Long Weekend Rafting Package on the Ottawa River

Long Weekender Getaway

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Bundle and save! Save up to 38% on all that this package includes when compared to our rack-room rate. This package combines: our famous High Adventure day trip and the exciting Guide Your Own Raft day trip but with the added benefit of a third night at the resort.

The Long weekender package is the best stay-over value for your dollar.  This package takes our popular Getaway Package but adds an extra overnight and meals.

Your first day of rafting is our popular 12-person High Adventure Day Trip. Challenge the big lines on the Ottawa River with our specifically designed 20-foot Maravia rafts.

Your second day on the river is our unique and exclusive Guide Your Own Rafting (GYOR) program. In smaller 6-person rafts under the watchful eyes of our professional kayak guides, you have the opportunity to find your own way down the Middle Channel of the Ottawa River.

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

Do you have to go rafting to come to Wilderness Tours?
You don’t have to raft to join your friends or family for a whitewater rafting adventure. Just reserve a non-rafting program or our resort day to enjoy Canada’s top adventure resort with its water park, nightly entertainment, hiking trails, good food and more. You’ll do everything expect for whitewater raft, and there is a lot to do!  

DAY 1 | 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 RAFTING
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 RAPIDS
Our transportation service shuttles your group from the Park Village 9KM up-river to the “put-in”, where your rafts and guides are waiting. This is a one-way shuttle as you will be rafting all the way back to Wilderness Tours Rafting Resort. None of your belongings should be left on the bus.

MEET YOUR GUIDE + SAFETY TALK
Wilderness Tours pioneered whitewater rafting on the Ottawa River in 1975, our guides have the most experience as we’ve been setting the standard for whitewater in Canada going into our 5th decade. We have your safety in mind first in everything we do. Your trip leader will explain all of your equipment and safety procedures for the day.

RAFTING TIME!
You’ll face many rapids on your journey down the river. The rapids you descend and the specific lines your guide chooses will depend on the river conditions of the day. The beauty of the Ottawa River is that at every water level, there’s an exciting and appropriate route to take!

SNACK STOP
Our trip stops half way down the river. At this stop, you will get the chance to have a quick snack, relax, enjoy the beautiful views of the river, and use the restroom.

MORE WHITEWATER RAFTING!
The second half of the trip holds many more exciting rapids! Depending on the specific water levels, your guides will also show you some exciting extra activities such as raft surfing, cliff jumping, and/or body surfing.

LAZY RIVER SWIM
The final stretch of the river before arriving back at Wilderness Tours Rafting Resort is a perfect lazy river swim. When your guide says it’s safe to do so, hop out of the raft and enjoy the relaxing ride!

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. Your guides will instruct you on the end-of-trip procedures such as gear returns, post-trip media viewings, use of the beachfront, resort amenities, and evening entertainment options.

DAY 2 | GUIDE YOUR OWN RAFTING!
This package come standard with our exclusive Guide Your Own Raft trip on the second day. Or, you have the option to upgrade to either the Sport Rafting Day Trip or a Sport Yak Day Trip to increase the intensity level!

DAY 3 | MORNING AT THE RESORT
Your 3rd day with us give you breakfast and access to the resort. Take advantage of our beach front, flat water kayaks, stand up paddle boards, hiking trails or mountain bike rentals and much more during the morning.

CHECK OUT
Check out for campsites and cabins is 10 AM and we look forward to seeing all of our guests again on the Ottawa River.

TRIP DURATION: 2 DAYS
Trip timing can vary depending on daily river conditions. Our professional trip leaders always prioritize safety and guest enjoyment!

3 NIGHTS CAMPING
All of Wilderness Tours’ packages come with a tent campsite but you will need to bring your own camping equipment.

OTTAWA RIVER’S BEST ADVENTURE
Wilderness Tours combines whitewater rafting with access to our resort amenities such as flat water kayaking, SUP boarding, inflatable waterpark, and swimming to create the best adventure on the Ottawa River.

PROFESSIONAL GUIDE
Wilderness Tours guides are famous for their industry-leading skills, as well as their friendly personalities and positive attitudes.

7 MEALS INCLUDED
3 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, and 2 Dinner are included with the Resort Package

GEAR INCLUDED
Paddle, personal flotation device, and a helmet are provided prior to your trip

DAILY SHUTTLE INCLUDED
This trip begins by meeting your trip leader 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 rapids. The river then flows back downstream to the Wilderness Tours Rafting Resort where the trip ends on shore, walking-distance from your vehicle. 

CABIN UPGRADE
You can choose from a wide range of cabin upgrades from camping. View all of our accommodation availability as well as live inventory here.

PHOTO-VIDEO PACKAGE
Our media team captures those special moments worth saving – so you can focus on paddling! Pre-book your video and photo package to save 20% off. Choose this option during checkout!

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 the skies are doing. During the month of May and after Labor Day weekend, wetsuits 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.

  • Arrival Tuesday
    $353
  • Arrival Thursday
    $363
  • Friday Arrival
    $393

Note: Prices are subject to 13% HST & $15/day/person Park Pass

*Holiday Rate,  **Spring & September Discount – Opening Weekend – June 23rd, 2024 and After Labor Day Weekend.

Choose Arrival Day to Begin Booking or Quote
Gentle Family Rafting Wilderness Tours Canada Ontario Ottawa National Whitewater Park

Gentle Family Rafting Resort Package

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Bundle and save! Save up to 35% on all that this package includes when compared to our rack-room rate. Family Rafting Resort Package is the best combination of rafting and resort fun.

This is our best package for families with kids ages 5-12. Memories from this experience will last a lifetime.

Now available on weekends as well as weekdays, this package contains a great day of gentle rafting on our middle channel, BBQ lunch and body surfing on your first day.

Your second day is a fun-filled day at the resort where you can choose to play with the kayaks, paddle boards or simply head for the beach or a hike out on our extensive trails.

It offers all the fun with the flexibility on your departure day to leave at your convenience to head home or continue your vacation road trip.

Want to stay over an extra 3rd night, click here to book.

Want to add a second day on the water? Check out our Mini Vacation Package (MVP).

Are you looking for the adult/teen version?  Check out our Resort Package.  Same package but designed for adults and teens with all levels of whitewater rafting offered.

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

Do you have to go rafting to come to Wilderness Tours?
You don’t have to raft to join your friends or family for a whitewater rafting adventure. Just reserve a non-rafting program or our resort day to enjoy Canada’s top adventure resort with its water park, nightly entertainment, hiking trails, good food and more. You’ll do everything expect for whitewater raft, and there is a lot to do!  

DAY 1 | 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 RAFTING
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 RAPIDS
Our transportation service shuttles your group from the Park Village 9KM up-river to the “put-in”, where your rafts and guides are waiting. This is a one-way shuttle as you will be rafting all the way back to Wilderness Tours Rafting Resort. None of your belongings should be left on the bus.

MEET YOUR GUIDE + SAFETY TALK
Wilderness Tours pioneered whitewater rafting on the Ottawa River in 1975, our guides have the most experience as we’ve been setting the standard for whitewater in Canada going into our 5th decade. We have your safety in mind first in everything we do. Your trip leader will explain all of your equipment and safety procedures for the day.

RAFTING TIME!
You’ll face many rapids on your journey down the river. The rapids you descend and the specific lines your guide chooses will depend on the river conditions of the day. The beauty of the Ottawa River is that at every water level, there’s an exciting and appropriate route to take!

SNACK STOP
Our trip stops half way down the river. At this stop, you will get the chance to have a quick snack, relax, enjoy the beautiful views of the river, and use the restroom.

MORE WHITEWATER RAFTING!
The second half of the trip holds many more exciting rapids! Depending on the specific water levels, your guides will also show you some exciting extra activities such as raft surfing, cliff jumping, and/or body surfing.

LAZY RIVER SWIM
The final stretch of the river before arriving back at Wilderness Tours Rafting Resort is a perfect lazy river swim. When your guide says it’s safe to do so, hop out of the raft and enjoy the relaxing ride!

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. Your guides will instruct you on the end-of-trip procedures such as gear returns, post-trip media viewings, use of the beachfront, resort amenities, and evening entertainment options.

DAY 2 | RESORT DAY
Enjoy a second day with us taking advantage of our beach front, flat water kayaks, stand up paddle boards, hiking trails or choose to upgrade with our mountain bike rentals.

TRIP DURATION: 2 DAYS
Trip timing can vary depending on daily river conditions. Our professional trip leaders always prioritize safety and guest enjoyment!

2 NIGHTS CAMPING
All of Wilderness Tours’ packages come with a tent campsite but you will need to bring your own camping equipment.

OTTAWA RIVER’S BEST ADVENTURE
Wilderness Tours combines whitewater rafting with access to our resort amenities such as flat water kayaking, SUP boarding, inflatable waterpark, and swimming to create the best adventure on the Ottawa River.

PROFESSIONAL GUIDE
Wilderness Tours guides are famous for their industry-leading skills, as well as their friendly personalities and positive attitudes.

6 MEALS INCLUDED
Arrival night Dinner until departure day Lunch.

GEAR INCLUDED
Paddle, personal flotation device, and a helmet are provided prior to your trip

DAILY SHUTTLE INCLUDED
This trip begins by meeting your trip leader 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 rapids. The river then flows back downstream to the Wilderness Tours Rafting Resort where the trip ends on shore, walking-distance from your vehicle. 

CABIN UPGRADE
You can choose from a wide range of cabin upgrades from camping. View all of our accommodation availability as well as live inventory here.

PHOTO-VIDEO PACKAGE
Our media team captures those special moments worth saving – so you can focus on paddling! Pre-book your video and photo package to save 20% off. Choose this option during checkout!

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 the skies are doing. During the month of May and after Labor Day weekend, wetsuits 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.

  • Arrivals Sunday - Thurs
    $224
  • Friday Arrivals
    $239
  • Saturday Arrival
    $224
  • Arrivals Sunday - Thurs
    $159
  • Friday Arrivals
    $174
  • Saturday Arrival
    $169

Note: Prices are subject to 13% HST & $15/day/person Park Pass

*Holiday Rate,  **Spring & September Discount – Opening Weekend – June 23rd, 2024 and After Labor Day Weekend.

Choose Arrival Day to Begin Booking or Quote
Mini Vacation Package Gentle Family Trip

Family Mini Vacation Package (MVP)

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Bundle and save! Save up to 43% on all that this package includes when compared to our rack-room rate. The Mini Vacation Package, or MVP, is our flagship family package and hands down the best combination of excitement for the kids and best family value.

 

This is our best package for families with kids ages 5-12. Memories from this experience will last a lifetime.

Your first day of rafting is our fun-filled Family Rafting Day Trip. This trip takes you down the Middle Channel which is filled with fun rapids and beautiful views.

Your second day of rafting is our scenic and thrilling Raft’n’Rod Day Trip. This trip is a combination of rafting the rapids below Moon Lake and some fishing around the bay at the Park Village.

Like all our family packages, the MVP includes meals, scenic camping or optional cabin rental, facility use, and live entertainment at the pavilion.

Want to stay over an extra 3rd night, click here to book.

Note:  Sorry we do not run our Raft n’ Rod program on Saturdays.  We “flip” our trips around to accommodate an MVP package arrival for Thursday.  We do Raft n’ Rod trip on Friday and Gentle Day trip on Saturday.  Please click here to book Thursday arrival

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

Do you have to go rafting to come to Wilderness Tours?
You don’t have to raft to join your friends or family for a whitewater rafting adventure. Just reserve a non-rafting program or our resort day to enjoy Canada’s top adventure resort with its water park, nightly entertainment, hiking trails, good food and more. You’ll do everything expect for whitewater raft, and there is a lot to do!  

DAY 1 | 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 RAFTING
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 RAPIDS
Our transportation service shuttles your group from the Park Village 9KM up-river to the “put-in”, where your rafts and guides are waiting. This is a one-way shuttle as you will be rafting all the way back to Wilderness Tours Rafting Resort. None of your belongings should be left on the bus.

MEET YOUR GUIDE + SAFETY TALK
Wilderness Tours pioneered whitewater rafting on the Ottawa River in 1975, our guides have the most experience as we’ve been setting the standard for whitewater in Canada going into our 5th decade. We have your safety in mind first in everything we do. Your trip leader will explain all of your equipment and safety procedures for the day.

RAFTING TIME!
You’ll face many rapids on your journey down the river. The rapids you descend and the specific lines your guide chooses will depend on the river conditions of the day. The beauty of the Ottawa River is that at every water level, there’s an exciting and appropriate route to take!

SNACK STOP
Our trip stops half way down the river. At this stop, you will get the chance to have a quick snack, relax, enjoy the beautiful views of the river, and use the restroom.

MORE WHITEWATER RAFTING!
The second half of the trip holds many more exciting rapids! Depending on the specific water levels, your guides will also show you some exciting extra activities such as raft surfing, cliff jumping, and/or body surfing.

LAZY RIVER SWIM
The final stretch of the river before arriving back at Wilderness Tours Rafting Resort is a perfect lazy river swim. When your guide says it’s safe to do so, hop out of the raft and enjoy the relaxing ride!

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. Your guides will instruct you on the end-of-trip procedures such as gear returns, post-trip media viewings, use of the beachfront, resort amenities, and evening entertainment options.

DAY 2 | RAFT N ROD
On your 2nd day, we have some amazing fishing locations that our guides will take you to. We provide the full gear you’ll need to have a great time. As always, catch and release at Wilderness Tours.

TRIP DURATION: 2 DAYS
Trip timing can vary depending on daily river conditions. Our professional trip leaders always prioritize safety and guest enjoyment!

2 NIGHTS CAMPING
All of Wilderness Tours’ packages come with a tent campsite but you will need to bring your own camping equipment.

OTTAWA RIVER’S BEST ADVENTURE
Wilderness Tours combines whitewater rafting with access to our resort amenities such as flat water kayaking, SUP boarding, inflatable waterpark, and swimming to create the best adventure on the Ottawa River.

PROFESSIONAL GUIDE
Wilderness Tours guides are famous for their industry-leading skills, as well as their friendly personalities and positive attitudes.

6 MEALS INCLUDED
Arrival night Dinner until departure day Lunch.

GEAR INCLUDED
Paddle, personal flotation device, and a helmet are provided prior to your trip

DAILY SHUTTLE INCLUDED
This trip begins by meeting your trip leader 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 rapids. The river then flows back downstream to the Wilderness Tours Rafting Resort where the trip ends on shore, walking-distance from your vehicle. 

CABIN UPGRADE
You can choose from a wide range of cabin upgrades from camping. View all of our accommodation availability as well as live inventory here.

PHOTO-VIDEO PACKAGE
Our media team captures those special moments worth saving – so you can focus on paddling! Pre-book your video and photo package to save 20% off. Choose this option during checkout!

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 the skies are doing. During the month of May and after Labor Day weekend, wetsuits 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.

  • Sunday-Wednesday Arrival
    $269
  • Thursday Arrival

    click this price to book Thursday arrival

    $269
  • Friday Arrival
    $289
  • Saturday Arrival
    $279
  • Sunday-Wednesday Arrival
    $199
  • Thursday Arrival

    click this price to book Thursday arrival

    $199
  • Friday Arrival
    $214
  • Saturday Arrival
    $204

Note: Prices are subject to 13% HST & $15/day/person Park Pass

*Holiday Rate,  **Spring & September Discount – Opening Weekend – June 23rd, 2024 and After Labor Day Weekend.

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Beginner 5 Day

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Start your kayaking career off the right way with 5 straight days of instruction. Gain confidence in your newly learned skills through repetition and feedback from your instructor!

Beginners and novices spend 5 days progressing at a comfortable pace from flat water strokes and concepts to running class 1-3 whitewater.  Some of these concepts include the kayak roll.

The Ottawa River provides the perfect venue for learning how to whitewater kayak. With its deep, warm waters and endless channels, there is a fun adventure for everyone.

Teens are welcome for our 2, 3, and 5 day programs when accompanied by an adult 18+

Are you local to the Ottawa River Valley or don’t need the overnights and meals? Ask about the day camp option! Arrival 8am and we are typically done our days at 4:30 pm.

Note: booking day is the Sunday, but your arrival time everyday is still 8 am.

Don’t forget about the Ottawa Kayak School #1 Club! Book 4 friends to the Ottawa Kayak School and your trip is 50% off! Just like our rafting programs we also have a #1 Club for kayakers, bring 5 or more kayakers and receive a discount for the next season!

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

ARRIVAL & CHECK-IN
Your kayak program begins with a 7PM briefing followed directly by a meet and greet.

DAY 1 | GEARING UP & ON WATER
To best prepare for your time on the water please do not wear any cotton clothing and choose either closed toe shoes or sandals with a heel strap as your footwear.

  • Gearing Up
    Each program begins the same way: an orientation and personalized sizing of the equipment you will be using.
  • Safety Briefing
    Ottawa Kayak Instructors have your safety in mind. Before getting on the water, your instructor will explain the safety procedures for the day.
  • Let’s Kayak!
    A short walk away is the start of your day! Starting on flat water and focusing on technique, your instructor will help prepare you for the rapids on the mighty Ottawa River!
  • Lunch
    Rehydrate and refuel because your day is only half over!
  • More Kayaking!
    Continue challenging yourself! The second half of the day will build upon the first half of your instructor’s lesson plan.
  • Your arrival back to Park Village
    It’s been a full day of whitewater kayaking but don’t run off just yet! Your instructor will provide you with an itinerary for Day 2 and the evening’s entertainment options.

DAY 2 | TIME FOR WHITEWATER WATER
All OKS programs are progressions. Our instructors will help you implement your newly learned skills throughout the day as we transition into whitewater.

DAY 3 | MIDDLE CHANNEL OF THE OTTAWA RIVER
The progression continues as our instructors continue to help you implement new skills during your first trip down the Middle Channel of the Ottawa River! This is the main reason to choose the 3 Day Beginner over the 2 Day Beginner 

DAY 4 | CONTINUE YOUR PROGRESSION
Our instructors will continue to help you progress during Day 4 to help prepare you for culmination day!

DAY 5 | CULMINATION DAY
Challenge by choice will be the theme on culmination day. Our instructors will provide opportunities for you to push yourself as far as you can!

5 DAYS OF WHITEWATER KAYAK INSTRUCTION
Trip timing can vary depending on daily river conditions. Our professional Instructors always prioritize safety and guest enjoyment!

PROFESSIONAL INSTRUCTORS
Ottawa Kayak School instructors are known for their industry-leading skills, as well as their friendly personalities and positive attitudes.

EQUIPMENT INCLUDED
When you take a beginner course at OKS, the kayak, helmet, paddle, sprayskirt, personal flotation device, and wetsuit are included!

Ottawa Kayak School is the world’s first Jackson Kayak super school. Choose mild or wild (AntiX 2.0 or Rockstar V) as you begin your paddling career!

14 MEALS INCLUDED
Monday breakfast through Friday lunch are included with this program.

5 NIGHTS OF CAMPING INCLUDED
All Ottawa Kayak School programs include a campsite, however, camping equipment is not included.

DAILY SHUTTLE INCLUDED
Each day begins by meeting your OKS instuctor at the Rafters Pavilion. After breakfast, a daily orientation and gear loading, you will board the bus which takes the class to the river. Each day ends at Rafters Pavilion within walking-distance from your vehicle.

ACCOMMODATION UPGRADES
Receive a 40% discount on all accommodation upgrades by booking a multi-day whitewater kayak program.

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

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

AIRPORT SHUTTLES
Can be arrange, please contact Ottawa Kayak School via e-mail at [email protected]

  • Monday - Friday

    Sunday Arrival

    $1339
  • Local Rate

    Lunches only no stay over

    $999

Note: Prices are subject to 13% HST & $15/day/person Park Pass

*Holiday Rate,  **Spring & September Discount – Opening Weekend – June 23rd, 2024 and After Labor Day Weekend.

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Bundle and save! Save up to 20% on all that this package includes when compared to our rack-room rate. Enjoy the thrills of the river while keeping enough time to relax. Choose your day one Whitewater Rafting adventure and pair it with a Resort Day on day two.

The Resort Day is: 1 Day Whitewater Rafting, and 1 Day at the Resort.

Choose one of our world famous whitewater trips for your first day. The level of adventure is up to you! This package includes our famous High Adventure Day Trip as the default option. But you can swap this trip for Sport Rafting, Middle Channel Adventure, Guide Your Own Raft Trip or Sport Yaking (options priced differently) depending on which level of rafting intensity you prefer.

Then, enjoy all our resort facilities on your second day.   This is a great option allowing you a full day to enjoy our beach, flat topped kayaks, stand up paddle boards, hiking trails or mountain bike trails.  Bring your own bike or rent one of our high end Norco Mountain  Bikes.

Let the magic linger a little longer. You can make this package a 3 nights stay by calling us or clicking this link.

Upgrade to our “Getaway” Package and save your group some $ 

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

Do you have to go rafting to come to Wilderness Tours?
You don’t have to raft to join your friends or family for a whitewater rafting adventure. Just reserve a non-rafting program or our resort day to enjoy Canada’s top adventure resort with its water park, nightly entertainment, hiking trails, good food and more. You’ll do everything expect for whitewater raft, and there is a lot to do!  

DAY 1 | 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 RAFTING
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 RAPIDS
Our transportation service shuttles your group from the Park Village 9KM up-river to the “put-in”, where your rafts and guides are waiting. This is a one-way shuttle as you will be rafting all the way back to Wilderness Tours Rafting Resort. None of your belongings should be left on the bus.

MEET YOUR GUIDE + SAFETY TALK
Wilderness Tours pioneered whitewater rafting on the Ottawa River in 1975, our guides have the most experience as we’ve been setting the standard for whitewater in Canada going into our 5th decade. We have your safety in mind first in everything we do. Your trip leader will explain all of your equipment and safety procedures for the day.

RAFTING TIME!
You’ll face many rapids on your journey down the river. The rapids you descend and the specific lines your guide chooses will depend on the river conditions of the day. The beauty of the Ottawa River is that at every water level, there’s an exciting and appropriate route to take!

SNACK STOP
Our trip stops half way down the river. At this stop, you will get the chance to have a quick snack, relax, enjoy the beautiful views of the river, and use the restroom.

MORE WHITEWATER RAFTING!
The second half of the trip holds many more exciting rapids! Depending on the specific water levels, your guides will also show you some exciting extra activities such as raft surfing, cliff jumping, and/or body surfing.

LAZY RIVER SWIM
The final stretch of the river before arriving back at Wilderness Tours Rafting Resort is a perfect lazy river swim. When your guide says it’s safe to do so, hop out of the raft and enjoy the relaxing ride!

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. Your guides will instruct you on the end-of-trip procedures such as gear returns, post-trip media viewings, use of the beachfront, resort amenities, and evening entertainment options.

DAY 2 | RESORT DAY
Enjoy a second day with us taking advantage of our beach front, inflatable water park, flat water kayaks, stand up paddle boards, hiking trails or choose to upgrade to our mountain bike rentals.

TRIP DURATION: 2 DAYS
Trip timing can vary depending on daily river conditions. Our professional trip leaders always prioritize safety and guest enjoyment!

2 NIGHTS CAMPING
All of Wilderness Tours’ packages come with a tent campsite but you will need to bring your own camping equipment.

OTTAWA RIVER’S BEST ADVENTURE
Wilderness Tours combines whitewater rafting with access to our resort amenities such as flat water kayaking, SUP boarding, inflatable waterpark, and swimming to create the best adventure on the Ottawa River.

PROFESSIONAL GUIDE
Wilderness Tours guides are famous for their industry-leading skills, as well as their friendly personalities and positive attitudes.

5 MEALS INCLUDED
2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, and 1 Dinner are included with the Resort Package

GEAR INCLUDED
Paddle, personal flotation device, and a helmet are provided prior to your trip

DAILY SHUTTLE INCLUDED
This trip begins by meeting your trip leader 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 rapids. The river then flows back downstream to the Wilderness Tours Rafting Resort where the trip ends on shore, walking-distance from your vehicle. 

CABIN UPGRADE
You can choose from a wide range of cabin upgrades from camping. View all of our accommodation availability as well as live inventory here.

PHOTO-VIDEO PACKAGE
Our media team captures those special moments worth saving – so you can focus on paddling! Pre-book your video and photo package to save 20% off. Choose this option during checkout!

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 the skies are doing. During the month of May and after Labor Day weekend, wetsuits 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.

  • Sunday-Thursday
    $279
  • Friday/Holiday
    $299
  • Saturday
    $289

Note: Prices are subject to 13% HST & $15/day/person Park Pass

*Holiday Rate,  **Spring & September Discount – Opening Weekend – June 23rd, 2024 and After Labor Day Weekend.

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