Paddler’s Takeout Access

Park Info



Foresters Falls, Ontario – November 25, 2021


Following the last 6 years of pay-per-use takeout access, Wilderness Tours is removing access fees for private paddlers to provide a more equitable opportunity for all to experience the Ottawa River. 


The pay-per-use fee structure for paddler’s takeout access was to offset the costs associated with providing this service to the public; including road maintenance, snow removal, emergency response, waste collection, theft, vandalism clean-up, insurance, and liability. 


Wilderness Tours recognizes the strain the paid model has had on the community and the barriers it placed for some paddlers. We’ve reflected on this and with our core value of “sharing the magic of whitewater” we are committed to access to the Ottawa River and to supporting the long-term growth and development of the whitewater community. 


Starting in 2022, a simple check-in at our entrance reception office is all that will be required for takeout access. Complete 2022 park policies and access information will be published soon.


This is a long-term commitment to access that we feel is in line with our renewed commitment to community, economic equity, and to benefit our local tourism community who also depend on access to the world-class whitewater as part of their own destination marketing. 


See you on the water,


Joe, Joel, and Katie Kowalski 

Owners, Wilderness Tours Raft & Kayak Resort / Ottawa Kayak School 

1260 Grants Settlement Rd, Foresters Falls ON, Canada 


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Kayak Rentals

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

Kayak Equipment

  • Helmet Rental
  • Paddle Rental
  • PFD Rental
  • Skirt Rental

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!