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Middle Channel Adventure

Our Middle Adventure is perfect for those looking for just the right amount of thrills but stay in the boat. This is a full day of professionally guided whitewater rafting down the world-famous Ottawa River. Your day begins with a thorough safety briefing and paddling practice led by your guide. Above each rapid, your guide will brief you on the run.


This section of the Ottawa is like a whitewater staircase with calm pools below the rapids allowing time to rest and bask in the splendor of this beautiful river. Rafting with WT is a complete experience with time for body surfing (swimming rapids), or swimming off your floating island. This trip is also perfect for our first-time rafters to the Ottawa River.


Once you’ve reached the resort, the adventure continues on our resort.


Take advantage of the beachfront, from swimming, to flat water kayaks and SUP boards there’s an adventure for everyone.  

Perfect for first-time rafters
5/5
  • Monday - Friday
    $169
  • Saturday/Holiday
    $189
  • Sunday
    $179

*Price is subject to 13% HST & $15/day/person

Choose Activity Date to Begin Booking or Quote

Day Trip Includes

  • Trip Duration: 4-5 Hours

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

  • Ottawa River's Best Adventure

    Wilderness Tours combines whitewater rafting with access to our resort amenities such as flat water kayaking, SUP boarding 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.

  • Lunch Included

    A hearty lunch is included either after or before your raft trip depending on your trip time.

  • Gear Included

    Paddle, Life Jacket and Helmet

  • Shuttle 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

  • Stayover Package

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

  • 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.

  • 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 skies are doing. During the month of May and after labor day weekend, wetsuit 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.

Trip Itinerary

  • Check n at Wilderness Tours

    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-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.

  • Gentle Trip Rafting Wilderness Tours National Whitewater Park

    7. 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!

  • 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, use of the beachfront, resort amenities and evening entertainment options.

Week Long Family Adventure Camp

Family Adventure Camp

A week of kid sized whitewater thrills, resort activities, sports and recreation at the Wilderness Tours Outdoor Resort. Our Family Adventure Camp program offers all that Wilderness Tours has to offer families; great whitewater rafting, flat topped kayaks, stand up paddle boards, beaches, hiking trails, scenic look outs, beach valley ball. These packages include your family gentle raft trip, Sea Kayak trip, Raft and Rod trip, and resort day.

What's Included:

FAMILY ADVENTURE CAMP (FAC)
Ideal for families with pre-teens. Choose from the following options for your week of adventure!

When the family needs a whole week to build memories through amazing experiences.  Lots of activities that will keep the kids entertained endlessly. Family Adventure week will allow you to spend lots of time creating a family bond together.

 

 

Upgrade to cabin accommodations, please ask us about pricing.  For more information on cabins, click here

 

 

Families with both pre-teens and teens often put the teens in the Teen Camp or Kid’s kayak week. Another idea is to combine the Family Adventure Camp with the Adult Adventure Week and have a family reunion or a just a week vacation with a group of families

Most Diverse Family Stay Over Package
5/5
  • Sunday Arrival
    $819
  • Sunday Arrival
    $599

*Price is subject to 13% HST & $15/day/person

Choose Arrival Day to Begin Booking or Quote

Optional Upgrades

  • Cabin Rental

    Wilderness Tours has a wide rage of lodging options both on-site at our new location at the National Whitewater Park or at the Whitewater Cottage Resort (our former resort location) only 10 minutes away. We also have serviced RV sites available.

  • Photo-Video Memories Package

    Take the memories home with you! Our media team captures the action while you tackle the rapids.

  • 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

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

  • 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 - Arrival Dinner

    Whether you're camping or staying in one of our many accommodations. Take a moment to get settled into your space. You do have you arrival dinner included in your package.

  • SUP Kayak Ontario Canada WT Rafting National Whitewater Park

    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. All of your meals will be here throughout the week.

  • Gentle Trip Rafting Wilderness Tours National Whitewater Park

    5. Day 1 - River Trip

    Each day you'll have the opportunity to enjoy various channels on the Ottawa River. This package on your first river day comes standard with family friendly our famous Gentle Rafting Day Trip.

  • Raft and Rod Day Trip at Wilderness Tours Ottawa

    6. Day 2 - Raft n Rod Trip

    Our Raft n Rod trip is always popular with families. This is 1/2 day of rafting and sport yaking combined with 1/2 day of fishing.

Adult Adventure Week National Whitewater Park Ottawa Ontario Canada Wilderness Tours Rafting Surfing

Adult Adventure Week

5 days of exciting activities, meals, and cabin options. Arrive Sunday at 4 pm and depart late Friday afternoon.

Your Week includes:

Most Diverse Stay Over Package
5/5
  • Sunday Arrival
    $1099

*Price is subject to 13% HST & $15/day/person

Choose Arrival Day to Begin Booking or Quote

Optional Upgrades

  • Cabin Rental

    Wilderness Tours has a wide rage of lodging options both on-site at our new location at the National Whitewater Park or at the Whitewater Cottage Resort (our former resort location) only 10 minutes away. We also have serviced RV sites available.

  • Photo-Video Memories Package

    Take the memories home with you! Our media team captures the action while you tackle the rapids.

  • 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

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

  • 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 - Arrival Dinner

    Whether you're camping or staying in one of our many accommodations. Take a moment to get settled into your space. You do have you arrival dinner included in your package.

  • SUP Kayak Ontario Canada WT Rafting National Whitewater Park

    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. All of your meals will be here throughout the week.

  • whitewater rafting ottawa river

    5. Day 1 - River Trip

    Each day you'll have the opportunity to enjoy various channels on the Ottawa River. This package on your first river day 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!

  • Sea Kayak Day Trip Lower Channel Ottawa River

    6. Day 2 - Sea Kayak Trip

    Explore the Lower Channel of the Ottawa River on our Sea Kayak Day Trip with all its' hidden gems and incredible wildlife.

  • Mountain Bike Trails at Wilderness Tours

    7. Day 3 - Mountain Bike or River Day

    Like most days you have choice of what you'd like to do that day. We can customize adventure week to suite your groups' needs. Day 3 can be either a guided or self guided mountain tour or step up your river experience with a sport rafting day trip.

  • Nightly Entertainment Wilderness Tours National Whitewater Park Ontario Canada

    8. 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 every night during our summer season.

  • Guide Your Own Raft McCoys Chute Wilderness Tours Adventure Ottawa River Best Summer Trip in Ontario Canada

    9. Day 4 - Guide Your Own Raft Day

    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 Raft Day Trip or a Sport Yak Day Trip to increase the intensity level.

  • Resort Day WT Rafting National Whitewater Park Ontario Canada

    10. Day 5 - Resort and Relax Day

    Your final day is a resort day. You can enjoy the hiking trails and head home with some amazing new memories after lunch, or let the magic linger a little longer. With upgrading and adding an extra overnight so you can drive home after Breakfast on the following day.

Gentle Classic Combo Rafting Wilderness Tours Ottawa Ontario Canada National Whitewater Park

Family High Adventure Combo

This package is perfect for families who have a mix of tweens, young teens and adults. This trip allows families to start with a Family Rafting Day Trip and finish with the famous High Adventure Day Trip. Young teens who would like to participate in this program must be 13 years of age or older and 90 lbs or more to do our high adventure programs. 

 

If you have children under the age of 12, then you can split the group with some of your group doing High Adventure rafting, and those under 12 can join the Raft and Rod trip as part of the Mini Vacation Package.   Another option for the kids could be to take advantage of a resort day as part of the Gentle Resort package (1 adult 18 years or older must accompany children on all raft trips).  To book this option please give us a call @ 1 (888) 723-8669

Best Package for Families with Young Teens
5/5
  • Sunday - Thursday Arrival
    $299
  • Saturday Arrival
    $309
  • Friday Arrival
    $319

*Price is subject to 13% HST & $15/day/person

Choose Arrival Day to Begin Booking or Quote

This package includes

  • 2 Rafting Day Trips

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

  • Camp Site

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

  • 6 Hearty Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Professional Guides

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

  • Gear Included

    Paddle, Life Jacket and Helmet

  • 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

    Wilderness Tours has a wide rage of lodging options both on-site at our new location at the National Whitewater Park or at the Whitewater Cottage Resort (our former resort location) only 10 minutes away. We also have serviced RV sites available.

  • Photo-Video Memories Package

    Take the memories home with you! Our media team captures the action while you tackle the rapids.

  • 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

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

  • 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 Kayak Ontario Canada WT Rafting National Whitewater Park

    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.

  • Gentle Trip Rafting Wilderness Tours National Whitewater Park

    5. Day 1 Raft Trip

    This package comes standard with our Gentle Rafting Day Trip

  • Dinner National Whitewater Park Ottawa Ontario Canada Rafting 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.

  • Nightly Entertainment Wilderness Tours National Whitewater Park Ontario Canada

    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.

  • Pavilion National Whitewater Park Wilderness Tours Canada Ontario Rafting

    8. 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

    9. Day 2 Raft Trip

    This package come standard with our famous High Adventure Day Trip

  • Itinerary return to park village

    10. End of Day

    At this point you have the option to head home with some amazing new memories, or let the magic linger a little longer with upgrading and adding an extra overnight so you can drive home after Breakfast on the following day.

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! 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.

Best Mix of Rafting Action and Resort Relaxation
5/5
  • Sunday-Thursday
    $279
  • Friday/Holiday
    $299
  • Saturday
    $289

*Price is subject to 13% HST & $15/day/person

Choose Arrival Day to Begin Booking or Quote

Click here to upgrade to a 3rd night and meals

$54 per person Sunday-Thursday
$64 per person Friday-Saturday & Holidays

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.