Long Weekend Rafting Package on the Ottawa River

Long Weekender Getaway

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.
Best Value for Dollar Stayover Package
5/5
  • Arrival Tuesday
    $328
  • Arrival Thursday
    $338
  • Friday Arrival
    $368

*Price is subject to 13% HST & $10/day/person

Choose Arrival Day to Begin Booking or Quote

This Package Includes

  • 2 Rafting Day Trips

    At Wilderness Tours you have choice! Your first rafting day one you can choose between our "High Adventure Trip" or our "Sport Rafting" Your second day includes our "Guide Your Own Rafting Program" or you can upgrade your second day to a "sport yak trip" our 2 person inflatable kayak.

  • Resort Access

    Enjoy our beach, flat topped kayaks, stand up paddle boards, hiking trails or mountain bike rentals.

  • 7 Hearty Meals

    7 Meals total, 2 dinners, 3 breakfasts and 2 lunches.
    Note: Arrival dinner can be added at check out if desired

  • Campsite

    Campsite is included in this package. Guests need to bring their own tent and camping gear.

  • Professional Guides

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

  • Gear Included

    Life Jacket, Helmet and Paddle

  • Shuttles Included

    This trip begins by meeting your Trip Leader at the Park Village. After a safety orientation, you will be provided with gear, then you'll board the bus which takes the trip to the beginning of the rapids. The river then flows downstream back to the Park Village. The trip ends on shore at the Park Village walking-distance from your vehicle.

Optional Upgrades

  • Cabin Rental

    Camping is included in all of our overnight packages, but a lot of our guests love to upgrade to one of our many accommodation units.

  • Photo-Video Memories Package

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

  • 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

  • Check n at Wilderness Tours

    1. Arrival & Check-In

    Arrivals for this package begin at 4:00pm (1600h) for your first overnight.

  • Camping Wilderness Tours Rafting National Whitewater Park

    2. Settle In

    Whether you're camping or staying in one of our many accommodations. Take a moment to get settled into your space.

  • SUP Stand Up Paddle Boarding National Whitewater Park Wilderness Tours Canada Ontario

    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.

  • Pavilion National Whitewater Park Wilderness Tours Canada Ontario Rafting

    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.

  • whitewater rafting ottawa river

    5. Day 1 Rafting

    This package comes standard with our famous High Adventure Day Trip. Or, you can choose to upgrade this day to a Sport Rafting Day Trip to increase the intensity!

  • Meal at Wilderness Tours

    6. Dinner at Pavilion

    A big day on the river needs to be followed with a big, delicious meal. Our food and beverage team doesn't disappoint. Package meals include options for vegetarians. Have other special dietary requirement? Just let our reservation staff know when you're making your booking.

  • Getaway Package Live Entertainment Chris Hum National Whitewater Park Ontario Canada Wilderness Tours Best Summer

    7. Live Entertainment

    Just because you've eaten dinner doesn't mean the day is over. Continue making memories during the nightly entertainment at the Pavilion.

  • Best patio view in the ottawa valley

    8. Breakfast at Pavilion

    Time to fuel up for another day of whitewater on the Ottawa River. Stop in at Java Joe's for a smoothie or let our Baristas hook you up with a specialty blend.

  • Pavilion National Whitewater Park Wilderness Tours Canada Ontario Rafting

    9. Day 2 - River Day

    This package come standard with a Guide Your Own Raft day trip on the second day. You could also upgrade to either the Sport Raft or Sport Yak options to increase the intensity level.

  • Resort Day WT Rafting National Whitewater Park Ontario Canada

    10. Day 3 - Resort Morning

    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!

  • Itinerary return to park village

    10. End of Day

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

Gentle Family Rafting Wilderness Tours Canada Ontario Ottawa National Whitewater Park

Gentle Resort Package

This package is the best combination of rafting and resort fun. 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).

Best Mix of Family Rafting Action and Resort Relaxation
5/5
  • Arrivals Sunday - Thurs
    $209
  • Friday Arrivals
    $229
  • Saturday Arrival
    $219
  • Arrivals Sunday - Thurs
    $149
  • Friday Arrivals
    $169
  • Saturday Arrival
    $159

*Price is subject to 13% HST & $10/day/person

Choose Arrival Day to Begin Booking or Quote

Package Includes

  • Gentle Family Rafting Day Trip

    Trip timing can vary depending on daily river conditions. Our professional Trip Leaders always prioritize safety and guest enjoyment!

  • Resort Day

    The entire 5000 acres of Wilderness Tours' National Whitewater Park is your play ground, including our kayaks, sups' and all our water front facilities and sports courts.

  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinner

    You'll love all of our meals, served also with vegetarian options at every meal.

  • 2x Nights Camping

    Camping is included in all our packages, cabin upgrades avail as well as quiet camping.

Optional Upgrades

  • Trip 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 and save 20% off. Choose this option during check out.

  • Cabin Rental

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

  • Wetsuit Rental

    Wetsuits are provided no charge for children 5-12 years of age. Rentals are available for teens and adults.

  • Storage Lockers

    We recommend locking all personal items in the trunk of your car prior to departure. Car keys are kept in a lock box at the starting point. Coin operated lockers are available if required.

Trip Itinerary

*Format and timing of trips are subject to change without notice.

  • Arrival and Check In Ottawa Kayak School Wilderness Tours National Whitewater Park

    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.

  • River Shop Retail Shop at Wilderness Tours

    2. 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.

  • itinerary-thumbnail-pre-trip-briefing

    3. 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.

  • itinerary-thumbnail-bus-shuttle

    4. Shuttle Bus to Top of Rapids

    Our transportation service shuttles your group from the Park Village 15km 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 the Park Village. None of your belongings should be left on the bus.

  • Itinerary Pre Trip Briefing at Wilderness Tours with Trip Leader Betty Oattes

    5. Meet Your Guide + Safety Talk

    Wilderness Tours Pioneered 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.

  • McCoys Chute Gentle Rafting Trip on the Ottawa River

    7. Rafting Time!

    You'll face many rapids on your journey down the river. The rapids you face 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 on the Middle Channel of the Ottawa River

    8. Snack Stop

    Our trips stop half way down the river. At this break stop you will get the chance to have a quick snack, relax, enjoy the beautiful views of the river, and use the restrooms.

  • Gentle Rafting Surfing National Whitewater Park Wilderness Tours Canada Ontario

    9. More Whitewater Rafting!

    The second half of the trip holds many more exciting rapids! Depending on 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 Swimming Rafting National Whitewater Park Wilderness Tours Ottawa Canada Ontario

    10. Lazy River Swim

    The final stretch of the river before arriving back at the Park Village is a perfect lazy river swim. When your guide says it's safe to do so, hop out of the raft and enjoy the ride!

  • Itinerary return to park village

    11. 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 the Park Village. Your guides will instruct you on end-of-trip procedures such as gear return, post-trip media viewings, and evening entertainment options.

  • Resort Day WT Rafting National Whitewater Park Ontario Canada

    12. Resort Day

    Enjoy a second day with us taking advantage of our beach front, flat water kayaks, stand up paddle boards, hiking trails or mountain bike rentals.

Mini Vacation Package Gentle Family Trip

Family Mini Vacation Package (MVP)

This is our best package for families with kids ages 5-12. 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. 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

Best Mix Family Fun and Value
5/5
  • Sunday-Wednesday Arrival
    $249
  • Thursday Arrival

    click this price to book Thursday arrival

    $259
  • Friday Arrival
    $269
  • Saturday Arrival
    $259
  • Sunday-Wednesday Arrival
    $189
  • Thursday Arrival

    click this price to book Thursday arrival

    $199
  • Friday Arrival
    $209
  • Saturday Arrival
    $199

*Price is subject to 13% HST & $10/day/person

Choose Arrival Day to Begin Booking or Quote

Package Includes

  • 2 Rafting Days

    Trip timing can vary depending on daily river conditions. Our professional Trip Leaders always prioritize safety and guest enjoyment!

  • Afternoon Fishing

    After the second day of rafting and lunch, we take you and your family fishing to round out your adventure.

  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinner

    You'll love all of our meals, served also with vegetarian options at every meal.

  • 2x Nights Campsite

    Camping is included in all our packages, cabin upgrades avail as well as quiet camping.

Optional Upgrades

  • Cabin Rental

    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 Memories Package

    We take photos and video of every boat to preserve the amazing adventure you had. Pre-book your video and photo package and save 20% off. Choose this option during check out.

Trip Itinerary

*Format and timing of trips are subject to change without notice.

  • Arrival and Check In Ottawa Kayak School Wilderness Tours National Whitewater Park

    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.

  • River Shop Retail Shop at Wilderness Tours

    2. 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.

  • Breifing at Wilderness Tours with Trip Leader Joel Kowalski

    3. 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.

  • itinerary-thumbnail-bus-shuttle

    4. Shuttle Bus to Top of Rapids

    Our transportation service shuttles your group from the Park Village 15km 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 the Park Village. None of your belongings should be left on the bus.

  • Itinerary Pre Trip Briefing at Wilderness Tours with Trip Leader Betty Oattes

    5. Meet Your Guide + Safety Talk

    Wilderness Tours Pioneered 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.

  • McCoys Chute Gentle Rafting Trip on the Ottawa River

    7. Rafting Time!

    You'll face many rapids on your journey down the river. The rapids you face 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 on the Middle Channel of the Ottawa River

    8. Snack Stop

    Our trips stop half way down the river. At this break stop you will get the chance to have a quick snack, relax, enjoy the beautiful views of the river, and use the restrooms.

  • Gentle Rafting Surfing National Whitewater Park Wilderness Tours Canada Ontario

    9. More Whitewater Rafting!

    The second half of the trip holds many more exciting rapids! Depending on 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 Swimming Rafting National Whitewater Park Wilderness Tours Ottawa Canada Ontario

    10. Lazy River Swim

    The final stretch of the river before arriving back at the Park Village is a perfect lazy river swim. When your guide says it's safe to do so, hop out of the raft and enjoy the ride!

  • Itinerary return to park village

    11. 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 the Park Village. Your guides will instruct you on end-of-trip procedures such as gear return, post-trip media viewings, and evening entertainment options.

  • Resort Day WT Rafting National Whitewater Park Ontario Canada

    12. Raft n Rod Day

    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.

Adult Beginner Ottawa Kayak School Wilderness Tours National Whitewater Park Smiling

Beginner 5 Day

This is our most popular learn to whitewater kayak program. It is also best way to introduce yourself to the world and culture of whitewater paddling.


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.


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. To book use this link or the Locals Booking link below.


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

Most Popular Kayak Program
5/5
  • Monday - Friday

    Sunday Arrival

    $1189
  • Local Rate

    Lunches only no stay over

    $899

*Price is subject to 13% HST & $10/day/person

Choose Arrival Day to Begin Booking or Quote

Included

  • Trip Duration: 5 Days

    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

    All the kayaking equipment you'll need for this course is included.

  • 14 Meals Included

    Monday Breakfast through Friday Lunch

  • 5 Nights of Camping Included

    Camping equipment not included

  • Daily Shuttle Included

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

Not Included / Optional Upgrades

  • Accommodation Upgrades

    40% discount on all accommodation upgrades

  • Stayover Package

    Stayover packages bundle your choice of activity with dinner and breakfast meals and a campsite.

  • Photo-Video Memories Package

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

  • 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.

Trip Itinerary

  • Check n at Wilderness Tours

    Arrival & Check-In [ –00:45 ]

    Our 5 Day programs begin with a Sunday night arrival and meet and greet with your instructor who will walk you through the itinerary for Day 1.

  • River Shop Retail Shop at Wilderness Tours

    Getting Dressed [ 00:30 ]

    It's Day 1 of your program, to be best prepared 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.

  • Meet Your Instructor Ottawa Kayak School

    1. Starting the Day [ 00:00 ]

    It's time to start the day. Your instructor will brief you on the daily itinerary, what to bring on the water and cover again what to wear. This is a great time also to ask any last minute questions before your day starts.

  • Gearing Up Ottawa Kayak School

    2. Gearing Up

    Each program begins the same way: an orientation and personalized sizing of the equipment you will be using.

  • Ottawa Kayak School Safety Briefing

    3. 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.

  • Ottawa Kayak School Lets Kayak

    4. 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 Sea Kayaking Wilderness Tours National Whitewater Park Ottawa Kayak School

    5. Lunch

    Rehydrate and refuel because your day is only half over!

  • Whitewater Kayaking Ottawa Kayak School

    6. More Kayaking!

    Continue challenging yourself! The second half of the day will build upon the first half of your instructor's lesson plan.

  • Park Village Return Ottawa Kayak School

    7. 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 Ottawa Kayak School Kayaking

    Day 2

    Day 2 starts with a bang! Focusing on the implementation of the skills covered during Day 1 but in whitewater!

  • Beginner 3 Day Ottawa Kayak School

    Day 3

    It's time to put your skills to the test! Paddling the Middle Channel of the mighty Ottawa River!

  • Adult Beginner Day 4

    Day 4

    Continue building your skills on the mighty Ottawa River!

  • Adult Beginner Day 5

    Day 5

    Culmination Day! Take the skills you've been working on an test them once again on the Mighty Ottawa River!

Bring 4 friends 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.

Kayak Club Services

Choose any one of our preexisting beginner or intermediate 2, 3, or 5-day programs with the added benefit of an included boat rental. Book 5 for one instructor and 10% off
5+ for two instructors and 20% off
10+ for three instructors and 25% off
Add additional instructors for $175 per day

Discover the National Whitewater Park

Rafter Pavilion Wilderness Tours Ontario Canada Ottawa River Rafting

Resort Package

Enjoy the thrills of the river while keeping enough time to relax.

Choose one of our world famous whitewater trips for your first day. The level of adventure is up to you! High Adventure Day Trip , Sport Rafting, Middle Channel Adventure Guide Your Own Raft Trip or Sport Yaking are all your options on your first full day with us.


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.

Best Mix of Rafting Action and Resort Relaxation
5/5
  • Sunday-Thursday
    $259
  • Friday/Holiday
    $279
  • Saturday
    $269

*Price is subject to 13% HST & $10/day/person

Choose Arrival Day to Begin Booking or Quote

Packages Includes

  • Classic High Adventure Rafting Day Trip

    Trip timing can vary depending on daily river conditions. Our professional Trip Leaders always prioritize safety and guest enjoyment!

  • Resort Day

    The second day Resort Day is a perfect way to enjoy our beach, flat topped kayaks, stand up paddle boards, hiking trails or mountain bike rentals.

  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner

    You'll love all of our meals, served also with vegetarian options at every meal.

  • Campsite

    Camping is included in all our packages, cabin upgrades avail as well as quiet camping.

Optional Upgrades

  • Cabin Rental

    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 Memories Package

    We take photos and video of every boat to preserve the amazing adventure you had. Pre-book your video and photo package and save 25% off. Choose this option during check out.

Trip Itinerary

*Format and timing of trips are subject to change without notice.

  • Arrival and Check In Ottawa Kayak School Wilderness Tours National Whitewater Park

    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.

  • River Shop Retail Shop at Wilderness Tours

    2. 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.

  • itinerary-thumbnail-pre-trip-briefing

    3. 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.

  • itinerary-thumbnail-bus-shuttle

    4. Shuttle Bus to Top of Rapids

    Our transportation service shuttles your group from the Park Village 15km 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 the Park Village. None of your belongings should be left on the bus.

  • itinerary-thumbnail-safety-briefing

    5. Meet Your Guide + Safety Talk

    Wilderness Tours Pioneered 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.

  • whitewater rafting ottawa river

    7. Rafting Time!

    You'll face many rapids on your journey down the river. The rapids you face 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!

  • 8. Snack Stop

    Our trips stop half way down the river. At this break stop you will get the chance to have a quick snack, relax, enjoy the beautiful views of the river, and use the restrooms.

  • itinerary-thumbnail-more-whitewater-rapids

    9. More Whitewater Rafting!

    The second half of the trip holds many more exciting rapids! Depending on 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

    10. Lazy River Swim

    The final stretch of the river before arriving back at the Park Village is a perfect lazy river swim. When your guide says it's safe to do so, hop out of the raft and enjoy the ride!

  • Itinerary return to park village

    11. 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 the Park Village. Your guides will instruct you on end-of-trip procedures such as gear return, post-trip media viewings, and evening entertainment options.

  • Resort Day WT Rafting National Whitewater Park Ontario Canada

    12. Resort Day

    Enjoy a second day with us taking advantage of our beach front, flat water kayaks, stand up paddle boards, hiking trails or mountain bike rentals.