Special Groups

Sharing the Magic Since 1975

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 same desire to “Share the Magic” still permeates throughout Wilderness Tours 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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Share the magic with your friends, family and colleagues

Joel Kowalski

Destination Weddings

With 2 great wedding venues, 4 ceremony options, lots of accommodation options, river and land adventures, great food, nightly entertainment and wonderful staff, Wilderness Tours promises the wedding of a lifetime. Why Wilderness Tours River Barn Rafter’s Pavilion With 2 great wedding venues, 4 ceremony options, lots of accommodation options,

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Batchelorette Party Idea Ontario
Joel Kowalski

Bachelor/ette Parties

Previous slide Next slide The Wilderness Tours bachelor/bachelorette party is a unique experience not found anywhere else. Combine the thrill of rafting the mighty Ottawa River with the lively nightlife of the resort and you have the formula for an unforgettable weekend!  Ages 13+ Class III-IV RAPIDS Medium Intensity 2

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Military Whitewater Training on the Ottawa River Wilderness Tours Adventure Resort Ontario
Joel Kowalski


Military adventure training has been a core offering to our service personnel for many decades. See why military units from all over Canada and the United Kingdom choose Wilderness Tours! Why Military Training is a Core Service Why Wilderness Tours In 1974, Wilderness Tours Founder/President Joe Kowalski had a life

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Corporate Group
Matt McGuire

Corporate Meetings & Seminars

Destination Meetings, Team Building, and Conferences Wow your team with an inspirational location, dedicated conference room with high-speed internet/AV support and team building activities. Discover why Canadian Forces, RCMP, Tomlinson Group, Hilti, Algonquin College, and more choose Wilderness Tours to build and reward their teams. Why Wilderness Tours What companies

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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.