This is our best package for families with kids ages 5-12. The Mini Vacation Package, or MVP, is our flagship family package and hands down the best combination of excitement for the kids and best family value. Memories from this experience will last a lifetime.

Your first day of rafting is our fun-filled Family Rafting Day Trip. This trip takes you down the Middle Channel which is filled with fun rapids and beautiful views.

Your second day of rafting is our scenic and thrilling Raft’n’Rod Day Trip. This trip is a combination of rafting the rapids below Moon Lake and some fishing around the bay at the Park Village.

Like all our family packages, the MVP includes meals, scenic camping or optional cabin rental, facility use, and live entertainment at the pavilion.

Want to stay over an extra 3rd night, click here to book.

Note:  Sorry we do not run our Raft n’ Rod program on Saturdays.  We “flip” our trips around to accommodate an MVP package arrival for Thursday.  We do Raft n’ Rod trip on Friday and Gentle Day trip on Saturday.  Please click here to book Thursday arrival

Best Mix Family Fun and Value
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*Price is subject to 13% HST & $15/day/person

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Package Includes

  • 2 Rafting Days

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

  • Afternoon Fishing

    After the second day of rafting and lunch, we take you and your family fishing to round out your adventure.

  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinner

    You'll love all of our meals, served also with vegetarian options at every meal.

  • 2x Nights 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 20% 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.

  • 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.

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    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 Pre Trip Briefing at Wilderness Tours with Trip Leader Betty Oattes

    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.

  • McCoys Chute Gentle Rafting Trip on the 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!

  • Snack Stop on the Middle Channel of the Ottawa River

    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.

  • Gentle Rafting Surfing National Whitewater Park Wilderness Tours Canada Ontario

    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 Swimming Rafting National Whitewater Park Wilderness Tours Ottawa Canada Ontario

    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.

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    12. Raft n Rod Day

    On your 2nd day, we have some amazing fishing locations that our guides will take you to. We provide the full gear you'll need to have a great time. As always, catch and release at Wilderness Tours.