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
  • Monday - Friday
  • Saturday/Holiday
  • Sunday

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

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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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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    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.