welcome to Wilderness Tours

When Wilderness Tours Founder, Joe Kowalski, paddled his first wild river, he was overwhelmed by the magic found in whitewater and wanted to share it with his friends and family. That desire to share led to Joe founding his university’s Outing Club and then Wilderness Tours. That desire to “Share the Magic” still permeates throughout WT and its staff. Simply stated, it’s why we do what we do.


Wilderness Tours has grown to become Canada’s largest and leading adventure company because our rafting and kayaking guests also want to share the magic with their circle of friends, family and colleagues.

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