Whitewater National Park Access Passes

Park Access | Scenic Trails and Paddler’s Takeout

Although competitors, the rafting/kayaking companies on the Ontario side have worked together for decades to speak and act as one voice for the betterment of the Ottawa river, the community and their industry. By working together, they have contributed to safety, conservation and now, free access for private kayak, canoe and SUP.

 

Continuing in the spirit of cooperation, these companies  have signed an historic 10-year agreement to provide free recreational paddler access at the Put In, Lorne/Black Chute Rapids and the Take-Out. Because of their combined efforts, the Ottawa River is and will remain one of the world’s great paddling rivers.

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Kayak Rentals

Park Info

Rentals are through the River Shop at Wilderness Tours, determined by Ottawa Kayak School volume and on a first come first serve basis. Call +1 (888) 723-8669 to reserve.

  • AntiX 2.0 Small
    $50
  • AntiX 2.0 Medium
    $50
  • AntiX 2.0 Large
    $50
  • Rockstar 4.0 Small
    $50
  • Rockstar 4.0 Medium
    $50
  • Rockstar 4.0 Large
    $50
  • Zen 3.0 Medium
    $50
  • Zen 3.0 Large
    $50

Kayak Equipment

  • Helmet Rental
    $10
  • Paddle Rental
    $20
  • PFD Rental
    $20
  • Skirt Rental
    $20

Kayak Club Services

Choose any one of our preexisting beginner or intermediate 2, 3, or 5-day programs .
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
Ottawa River Takeout Season Passes 2021

Park Season Passes Now on Sale

If you are a paddler frequenting the Ottawa River in the summer time, our National Park Season Passes are a great way so save you an your family some dollars. Our passes are now on sale until February 15th. So don’t wait too long or our rates do go up the closer to the season we get.

For full details our our season passes, rates and dates, please click the button below. We’ll see you on the Ottawa soon!

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Resort Info

Resort

Resort Activities

Founded in 1975, Wilderness Tours pioneered rafting on the Ottawa River. With over 24 km of unique whitewater channels within this section, there is a Whitewater Rafting adventure waiting for all. 

Purchasing the Park Pass, give you access to the Beachfront at the National Whitewater Park. Just a few hundred meters downstream of the confluence of the Main and Middle Channels of the Ottawa River this beach venue is the perfect setting for family fun.

Take a moment to reconnect with nature. Within the protected 5,000 acres of waterfront lies nearly 50 km of hiking trails.

 

All trail use is FREE with stay-over packages or day trips.

Whitewater Kayakers travel from all over the world to paddle the Mighty Ottawa River. It’s mixture of big waves and warm waters make for a kayakers paradise. Park Pass required for takeout access.

Not a whitewater kayaker? No problem, check out our Whitewater Kayaking programs.

Included in all packages through Wilderness Tours are our Sport Courts and Volley Ball Courts. Take advantage of these activities before or after your day of adventure.

Within a fifteen minute drive of Park Village, nearly 50 km of mountain bike trails twist its way through the forest along the Ontario side of the Ottawa River.

 

All trail use is FREE with stay-over packages or day trips. 

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.

 

We provide a tube, paddle, life jacket, shuttle, safety briefing, and laminated river map. Normal float time is about 60-90 minutes out of 180-minute session (3 hours).

Situated a few hundred meters down stream of the confluence of the Main and Middle Channels, Park Village is the perfect location to launch for a Sea Kayak tour.

 

The Ottawa River holds panoramic views, sandy beaches, and warm waters in your future.   

Included for FREE with all stay-over and day trips. Take advantage of our stand up paddleboards and sit on top kayaks and go on a self-guided tour around Park Village bay.

Also included with the purchase of a Resort Day. 

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To date, 5000 acres of wilderness has been conserved through the National Whitewater Park. Your visitation of the park with Wilderness Tours directly contributes to protecting this unique and fabulous piece of Canadian nature.

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Food & Drinks

Healthy

Discover typicals and secret foods of our locations cooked by local people.

Natural

All our products are bio and they are picked fresh from the wild nature.

Delicious

All our products are bio and they are picked fresh from the wild nature.

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Risotto Pea and Mascarpone on Asian Spoon with a Dill Vinaigrette

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with Roasted Pineapple and Ginger Bourbon BBQ Sauce

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with Roasted Pineapple and Ginger

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Risotto Pea and Mascarpone on Asian

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Risotto Pea and Mascarpone on Asian Spoon with a Dill Vinaigrette

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with Roasted Pineapple and Ginger Bourbon BBQ Sauce

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Risotto Pea and Mascarpone on Asian

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with Roasted Pineapple and Ginger

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Risotto Pea and Mascarpone on Asian Spoon with a Dill Vinaigrette

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with Roasted Pineapple and Ginger Bourbon BBQ Sauce

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with Roasted Pineapple and Ginger

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Risotto Pea and Mascarpone on Asian

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Risotto Pea and Mascarpone on Asian Spoon with a Dill Vinaigrette

We know that everyone coming to us needs delicious tasting,high energy, well cooked & plentiful meals

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Location & Map

welcome to the Ottawa River

Canada's Greatest River Adventure Destination

We are located in the heart of the Ottawa Valley, where the Ottawa River squeezes its way  through a maze of rapids, channels and islands. Our new location, just 10km upstream, is now closer to the action. Guests now have direct access to the best the river has to offer!

 

Wilderness Tours

1260 Grants Settlement Rd

Foresters Falls, Ontario

K0J1V0, Canada

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About Us

The Great Outdoors is Full of Magic. Our Mission is to Help You Feel It.

Dear friends,

Your overwhelming response to our programs has moved WT from a regional summer seasonal adventure resort to a four-season adventure vacation destination. We have come a long way from our early beginnings in Algonquin Park. A walk through our parking lot last summer revealed license plates from all over Canada and the US. Continuing the walk along the deck, one would hear accents from Britain, Europe, US eastern seaboard and the mid-west. While the majority of our guests are still from the “Golden Horseshoe” of Lake Ontario and Ottawa, it is nice to know WT has arrived on the world’’s adventure destination stage. Our mission since 1975 has been to provide you the finest rafting experiences east of the Rocky Mountains. You have been telling us we have succeeded and more. After operating for over 40 years, we must recommit ourselves to providing you the finest  adventure experience anywhere. Daunting, but we are up to the task. Now as in 1975, we look forward to sharing the magic found in whitewater on Canada’s Ottawa River.

See you on the river.

Joe Kowalski
Founder/Owner
Wilderness Tours

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Land Trust

LIVING WITH CHAMPLAIN’S GHOST!

The second I pushed off shore, I knew the Ottawa River was special. In 1975, with hundreds of islands, secluded beaches and coves to explore, I pioneered this river-riddled with thundering waterfalls, untouched shoreline, and of course, classic whitewater. From the top of McCoy Chute to the bottom of Rocher-Fendu Lake, the Ottawa was still pristine-still the way French geographer Samuel de Champlain viewed it over three centuries before. I knew, instantly, it should be kept this way. Being first on the river enabled Wilderness Tours to establish a resort in the most ecologically appropriate location. True to my belief of no development in the river corridor.

 

When it came time to put down personal roots, it was-once again-away from the river’s edge. And since that morning in 1975, every spare dollar has been placed into the WT Land Trust-protecting shoreline and habitat from development. In short, WT pioneered the environmental movement on the Ottawa River decades ago.

 

Although we’ve been largely successful, our mandate to protect the entire river is ongoing. We need help to protect the remaining river. To contribute, please give me a call at 613-703-6110 x230

To date, Wilderness Tours has saved over 5,000 acres of waterfront, ensuring our children’s children will experience Champlain’s river the way he did-in awe of nature’s artistry. Your support of Wilderness Tours helps protect this unique and fabulous waterway. If it’s your first time down the mighty Ottawa, enjoy. If you’re coming back for more, you’ll be happy to know things haven’t changed a bit.

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