Our Resort

Relax, Escape & Explore

At Wilderness Tours, we have had the distinct pleasure of welcoming guests for nearly 50 years.

Beginning in 1975 as a regional summer adventure, our resort has transformed into a world-renowned adventure vacation destination. We’ve carefully designed our resort common areas, including numerous decks and porches to take advantage of our spectacular view of the National Whitewater Park.

This majestic backdrop combined with our attention to detail at every point of your stay creates a vacation experience like no other. 

Nestled on the banks of the mighty Ottawa River, in the heart of the Ottawa Valley, Wilderness Tours is amid one of Canada’s most alluring and pristine environments. Tucked away just an hour from the City of Ottawa, offers a rare alchemy of secluded wilderness and opulent comforts.

Designed for the whole family, this fun-filled resort allows you to choose your adventure. Go kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, or hiking on one of our extensive trails. Want to relax a bit more? Come relax in our timber sauna and go for a refreshing swim in the warm waters of the Ottawa River.

Where All-Inclusive Meets Adventure

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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 and the chance to see just how magical it is the Paddle Home!

Wilderness Tours
1260 Grants Settlement Rd
Foresters Falls, Ontario
K0J1V0, Canada

What makes the Wilderness Tours experience unique from our competitors is the combination of whitewater rafting with access to our incredible resort and it’s amenities making for the premier experience on the Ottawa River.

Wilderness Tours resort boasts not only the premier Resort Location on the Ottawa River but also is the first company to provide Whitewater Rafting experiences, established in 1975, on the Ottawa River.

From mild to wild, there is a whitewater rafting adventure for everyone here at Wilderness Tours.

Our beachfront is where the fun is! Whether you’re young or at heart there’s an option for you here. Choose your own adventure from our inflatable water park, stand-up paddle (SUP) boards, sit-on-top kayaks, or soak up the sun in one of our conveniently located Muskoka chairs

Our resort location provides our guests with direct access to over 17km of hiking trails from our riverside resort! Hike through hardwood and cedar forests, and explore caves along the way. Last but not least, enjoy the incredible vistas featuring the mighty Ottawa River.

One of the newest additions to the Wilderness Tours Resort is our Downhill Flow Mountain Biking trails. With roughly 10km of down hill trail and access to BORCA mountain bike trail network within 5 minutes of our main resort. there is an option to connect almost 60 km of trails without ever using a shuttle.

Don’t own a Mountain Bike? Rent one of our from $40 per 2hrs.

The centre of gravity at the Wilderness Tours is the Rafter’s Pavilion and is where you can find our fully licensed restaurant and bar. Enjoy hearty meals, live entertainment, access to our bar, and our retail shop!

Directly adjacent to the Rafter’s Pavilion are our Sport Courts and Games area. With options from ball hockey, basketball, beach volleyball, bocce ball, and corn hole the choice is yours!

Protecting and revitalizing the Ottawa River has been the mission of Wilderness Tours.

This vision has been applied to our new Timber Sauna. This 150-year-old timber cabin has been revitalized into a sauna. The Timber Sauna also features the most exclusive site at the Park Village, the riverside deck for you and your group.

Perfect for groups, this space can be rented for an hour and a half at a time.

Wilderness Tours Resort Map 2023

Need some more information? Check out our FAQ’s section or send us an e-mail at [email protected] 

Why should I choose Wilderness Tours?
Great question, and one we take very seriously. Probably the easiest way to answer it is with a simple fact – more people raft with Wilderness Tours than all our competitors combined. Wilderness Tours also employs more full time professionals than everyone else combined. The quality of our staff is incomparable. Add on great food as well as wonderful resort facilities and programs. That is why Algonquin College chose Wilderness Tours to run its very popular 2 year diploma program in Outdoor Adventure.

This looks awesome! Can I bring my (insert group type) to Wilderness Tours?
Yes, we love hosting special groups here at Wilderness Tours. We’ve hosted all types of events from weddings, bachelor/bachelorette parties, corporate retreats, family reunions, to school groups.

Check out the highlights from the 2023 Carleton University Eng Frosh event at Wilderness Tours!

Are there opportunities to partner with WT?
Absolutely, yes! Wilderness Tours’ main Resort Center is 650 acres with lots of opportunity for entrepreneurs seeking to run their own business under the Wilderness Tours umbrella. Ideas like paintball, zip lines, massage, mini-golf and driving range are a few ideas that come to mind. These are ideas that would work at Wilderness Tours but we don’t want to do them ourselves. If you have a proposal, please send it to [email protected].

I’m coming up on a weekend, is there anything at night?
Stay up to date with all that is going on at Wilderness Tours by visiting our Calendar of Events so you can plan to join us on our themed weekends. Throughout the Summer enjoy live entertainment and a DJ on Saturday night every weekend in May/June/Sept and every night during July/August.  Additionally, our sport courts have lighting and are open in the evening.

Do you have a beer store nearby?
Actually, we have a full bar where you can let us get you whatever you want while you enjoy the sunshine on our licensed deck. If you really want to purchase alcohol, there is a store about 20 minutes away but will need to be consumed at your campsite.

Can I work at Wilderness Tours?

Yes we’d love to have you join our team! Do us a favour first, take a look at one of our many different job opportunities you’re not just limited to one role at Wilderness Tours!

The Ottawa River’s multiple, parallel, whitewater-filled channels separate and rejoin as they descend nearly 10km through the National Whitewater Park to our beachfront resort. Join us this season and experience how magical it feels to Paddle Home.