Black Friday Deal at Wilderness Tours

Black Friday Sale On Now

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Our biggest sale of the year is here! Black Friday on the Ottawa River is rolling. Save 50% on any rafting trip or package for the 2023 rafting season.

 

If you are a whitewater kayaker or looking to get into the sport, all of our whitewater kayak programs for May & June are available at 30% off.

 

There are two ways to buy with confidence.

  1. Visit any of our applicable programs, and check out with the coupon code: BF50, it’s that simple.
  2. Looking for kayak programs? Then use coupon code: BFKAYAK (30% off May and June)
  3. If you don’t know your date, you can buy a gift certificate now and book your trip later. Please give us a call 888-723-866

This sale is only for a limited time. All gift certificates or trips must be booked on or before November 27th, 2022.

The Fine Print - Deal Policies and Limitations

Please find our important policies regarding our Black Friday promotions.

  1. The paid value of the gift certificates never expire.
  2. The deal does expire at the end of the season it was issued
  3. 50% Off deals are not valid on accommodations.  If you book online your accommodation discount will be reversed before processing the final payment for your rafting portion.
  4. They are not valid on the following specialty programs:  Keener Programs, Adult Keeners, Kids Kayak Camps, Or any specialty kayak clinics including EJ etc.
  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.

Buy yours today as this sale ends at midnight on  Sunday, November 27th, 2022

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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. 

The bike parking lot has moved to the front gate, where you’ll see a sign on where to park.  Our entire trail system will remain open until the snow flies. 

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 one 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.

 

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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Whitewater Rafting End of Season Ottawa River 2022

Booking for 2023

Summer 2022 is officially a wrap!  For those of your who visited us in 2022, we thank you for choosing Wilderness Tours.  Our staff love sharing the “magic found in whitewater”, we hope you loved the experience.  We are looking forward to seeing again soon on the river.

 

Our programs are rates are officially live for next summer!  Booking for our popular weekends are have already started.  If you are looking for accommodation options, don’t leave it too late and be disappointed.

Whitewater Rafting End of Season Ottawa River 2022
Kalob Grady 2022 National Mens K1 Freestyle Champion

Results 2023 National Freestyle Team Trials

2022 Canada Cup on Garberator

The weather couldn’t stop the high flying action on the Garberator this past week for the 2023 Canadian National Team Trials.   The level of competition for the top spots was intense.

 

Canoe Kayak Canada will announce the official final Canadian Team before September 7th.  For full selection criteria please refer to the CKC website here.

 

After two days of competition the 2022 Canada Cup Results Summary  are as follows:

Click here for full results

Senior Surface

Men’s K1

  1. Kalob Grady
  2. Nick Troutman
  3. Joel Kowalski
  4. Sam Duff
  5. Devyn Scott

Women’s K1

  1. Katie Kowalski
  2. Sydney Nixon
  3. Savanna Westeinde
  4. Madeline Long
  5.  Julie Dion
 

Junior Surface

Men’s K1 Jr

  1. Philippe Laniel
  2. Joshua Mendes
  3. Justin MacArthur
  4. Marshall Parsons
  5. Graeme Stevens

Women’s K1 Jr

  1. Sophie Gilfillan
  2. Jesse Stibbe
  3. Sasha Sachs

 

Canoe 1 Class

Men’s C1

  1. Nick Troutman
  2. Zachary Zwanenburg
  3. Marc-Antoine D’Avignon
  4. Greg Foster
  5. Kalem Kennedy

Women’s C1

  1. Sophie Gilfillan

 

 

Open Canoe 1 Class

OC1

  1. Nick Troutman
  2. Zachary Zwanenburg
  3. Kalem Kennedy
  4. Greg Foster

Squirt Boat Class

Men’s Squirt

  1. Mark Richard
  2. Matt Hamilton
  3. Ian Thomson
  4. Zachary Zwanenburg
  5. Nick Troutman

Women’s Squirt

  1.  Julie Dion

 

 
2023 Freestyle Team Trials Canada Cup

2023 Canadian National Team Trials

2023 Canadian National Team Trials

Canadian National Freestyle Team Trails are back on the Ottawa. We are working with Hydro Quebec as well as Ontario Power Generation to aim for levels for Garburator. 

 

Please note to compete and be eligible for the Canadian National Team Trials you must be a member of your Provincial Sport Organization as well as paid your 2022 Canoe Kayak Canada Competition Fees.

 

View the registration form here for full details. 

Red Fridays 50 percent off whitewater rafting

Canadian Forces Week

Canadian Forces Appreciation Week

At Wilderness Tours, Red Fridays have never gone away says WT Founder and former soldier, Joe Kowalski. We offer active/retired military personnel and their immediate family 50% off rafting day trips, every Friday. Next week we are extending Red Friday to be the entire week!

Save 1/2 price on all arrivals for Canadian Forces Appreciation Week from June 26th to July 1st at Wilderness Tours. We offer both High Adventure Rafting (ages 13+ and 90lbs or more) and Gentle Family Rafting (age 5-12 and 50 lbs or more)

All active duty or retired military with photo ID raft at half price every Friday and every day during Military Appreciation Week.

Book any trip or package and receive 50% off your adventure with Wilderness Tours.  To book your package, all you need to do is call 888-723-8669 or book online with coupon code RFMD.   We do require proof of military ID as well as dependents.

Look forward to seeing you on the Ottawa River!

Canadian Forces Week
June rafting sale at Wilderness Tours

June Rafting

Best whitewater is NOW

June Rafting just started! Throughout the adventure world, there are calls to action which make the blood run faster and smiled turn giddy. Examples are ‘surf’s up’ or it’s a ‘powder day’. On the Ottawa River it’s ‘High Water’ which means a giant surf wave for kayakers and for rafters, it means the best two days of rafting found east of the Rocky Mountains.

While the Ottawa is always good, there are some levels that take it from good to great and we have it now. There’s no better time to get your friends and family together and to come check out some of the most unique rapids on the Ottawa River that aren’t normally out in the summer time!
It's the Most Glorious Time of Year

Day 1 is the Main Channel with two of the rapids rivalling the Grand Canyon. Bus Eater is world famous rafting as you paddle hard into the “soft spot” between the river wide white-faced monster with Bus Eater on your left and Big Bus on your right. With all big water runs, an unscheduled swim is possible and with the zodiac rescue boat on patrol below, river time is brief. Further downriver is “Coli-West” with its rolling towering waves. For enthusiasts, the rafting just doesn’t get better.

 

Day 2, after a well-deserved dinner, campfire entertainment and good nights sleep, is the Middle Channel which is peaking as well. Favourites like Little Trickle and Lower No Name cap the best two days of rafting anywhere. It’s just that great at these water levels. 

 

 

Book Online Here or call us for more information!

 

June rafting sale at Wilderness Tours

Lions Club

WILDERNESS TOURS AND THE BEACHBURG LIONS CLUB

COMMUNITY DAY REVIVAL  

In the company’s early years, Wilderness Tours found importance in a partnership with the Lion’s Club to introduce people to the river and fundraise. They were very successful events with a thousand rafting and more for dinner.  

 

As you of may know, we sold our former resort property at 503 Rafting Road to Summerhill, a RV Park Company, which also acquired Logos Land. With parks across Ontario, Summerhill will be a welcome addition to Whitewater Region.  

 

A few years ago, Wilderness Tours has purchased our competitor River Run, with the purpose of eventually moving to a smaller property to coincide with Canada’s changing demographics. Our plan was to renovate the River Run property and then move. For many of us, Covid changed everything, and we moved as soon as the Pandemic started.  

 

While our staff, programs, and commitment to the finest rafting/kayaking in Canada has not changed, our resort has! After much effort, we are now ready to introduce the local community to our new home at the National Whitewater Park proudly partnering with the Beachburg Lions Club.  

 

This years Community Day is Sunday, June 12th from 11 am – 5 pm with a 9:30 arrival for those rafting. Attendees are invited to use the spectacular waterfront. The meal will be served from 2-5 pm. 

Space is limited so reserve now.  We look forward to hosting you.  

 

Joe Kowalski  

Founder – Wilderness Tours

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Meal and Resort use

$30/per and $15/per ages 5-12

Waterfront opens at 11 am and served 2-5 pm

Optional Rafting available at special rates:

  • High Adventure for adults/teens $139 – rating is difficult
  • Middle Channel Adventure for Adults/teens $139 – rating is moderate
  • Family Rafting for children ages 5+; Adults $109 and kids  $79

Minimum weight for adults/teens is 90 lbs, kids 50 lbs

 

The last day for reservations is Tuesday June 7, 2022

 

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Park Village at Wilderness Tours Ottawa River

Space is limited
and reservations are necessary, HST extra

Net proceeds to
the Lions Club fundraiser

Opening Weekend 2022

Open for Rafting

Surf’s Up!

Throughout the adventure world, there are calls to action which make the blood run faster and smiles turn giddy. Examples are “surf’s up” or it’s a “powder day”. On the Ottawa River, it’s “Bussie’s In” which means a giant surf wave for kayakers and for rafters, it means the best two days of rafting found east of the Rocky Mountains. While the Ottawa is always good, there are some levels that take it from good to great and we have it now.

 

Day 1

The Main Channel with two of the rapids rivalling the Grand Canyon. Bus Eater is world famous rafting as you paddle hard into the “soft spot” between the river wide white-faced monster with Bus Eater on your left and Big Bus on your right. With all big water runs, an unscheduled swim is possible and with the zodiac rescue boat on patrol below, river time is brief. Further downriver is “Coli-West” with its rolling towering waves. For enthusiasts, the rafting just doesn’t get better.

 

Day 2

After a well-deserved dinner, campfire entertainment and good nights sleep, is the Middle Channel which is peaking as well. Favourites like Little Trickle and Lower No Name cap the best two days of rafting anywhere. It’s just that great at these water levels.

This offer is time sensitive as the river moves to summer levels in a few weeks. We want to make your decision to act by making the overnight part easy. Every group of 4 gets one free night of accommodation (out of two).

 

Sound the alarm and spread the word. Hope to see you very soon.

London House Accommodation at Wilderness Tours Center Apartment

Ontario Stay-cation Tax Credit

Did you know that Wilderness Tours accommodations are eligible for your Ontario Stay-cation Tax Credit! That’s right, you can save even more on your Wilderness Tours Ottawa River Vacation.

Receive up to $1000 tax credit when you book accommodation upgrades with Wilderness Tours. For full details on how to receive your tax credit, please visit the Government of Ontario Website.