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Join the premiere river experience for women.
Located an hour west of the Nation’s Capital, the Ottawa River flows through an island paradise of spectacular scenery, world class Whitewater, classic nature walks and abundant wildlife. It’s the kind of place you can come back year after year. For us, we never left, and we arrived almost 50 years ago. Where else can you raft, kayak, hike and bike on the same day? On that same day you can see deer, bear, turkey, fox and if you’re looking up and lucky, an eagle.
For decades we have been sharing our wild side but with our retreats, more of our mild side. Our women’s retreat to nature is an ideal place to relax and refresh, to try new things and experience old favourites, share with friends and take time for yourself, soak up the natural beauty and radiate it back. In short, it’s a place to explore both inner and outer landscapes and see how seamlessly they stitch together into an integrated tapestry.
We hope that you’ll come join the fun on one of our upcoming retreats on the Ottawa!
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Some of our Adventures
Our Middle Adventure is perfect for those looking for just the right amount of thrills but stay in the boat.
A week of kid sized whitewater thrills, resort activities, sports and recreation at the Wilderness Tours Outdoor Resort. Our Family
5 days of exciting activities, meals, and cabin options. Arrive Sunday at 4 pm and depart late Friday afternoon. Your
Our New Resort
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. This majestic backdrop combined with our attention to detail at every point of your stay creates a vacation experience like no other.
Frequently Asked Questions
Reconnect with nature, fellow women and yourself in just three days.
- Peace and quiet for the mind, refreshing energy for the body
- Become stronger mentally and find inner peace
- Have a wonderful time learning a different practice than your own
- Rediscover yourself after too long of feeling disconnected
- The ideal location to unplug and enjoy the beauty of nature
- Drop out of “normal life” for a period
- Be more relaxed and refreshed than you’ve ever been
- Water Bottle
- For the hike: Long pants, long sleeve shirt/sweater, hat, hiking shoes, insect repellant
- For water sports: water shoes, quick dry clothes (wetsuits are included), sunscreen, bathing suit
- Comfortable clothing for the outdoors
- A sense of exploration
We have a list of accomplished women leading different parts of the retreat:
Chris – Specializes in yoga therapy
Rebecca – Yoga instructor, paramedic, river guide
Katie – Yoga enthusiast, #1 ranked female kayaker, kayak instructor
Adele – Yoga enthusiast, young mother, wine expert and grower
Svetlana – Yoga enthusiast, river guide, world traveler
These women represent the strength of our Women’s Retreat to Nature.
We live and work in a special part of the world. Our nature, the “National Whitewater Park” section of the Ottawa River, is magical. Our passion is sharing this magic with like-minded women who strive to connect with nature in mind, body and spirit.
Our food is perfectly balanced that strengthens, heals and calms the body from the inside out.
You should have the opportunity to communicate dietary requests through the wedding invitation. If it was missed or you have something specific you would like to request, you can email us directly at [email protected]. If your allergies are severe and you are more comfortable providing your own meal we are happy to accommodate.
Attendees will be staying in either our Glamping Tents or our Cottage. Our rate is based on double occupancy with a single supplement available. Free wifi is available.
We will be serving you 2 glasses each both Friday and Saturday night dinner and a wine tasting at the Vineyard after the hike. You are welcome to purchase more to be stocked at your accommodation – just let us know!
We will paddle the gentle Middle Channel on class 1-3 whitewater. No experience necessary and everyone can do it. Handholds are available for those not wishing to paddle.
While the activities we provide are low intensity, they are not risk free – a signed waiver is required
Activities will be based on participant input, weather, etc
Wilderness Tours reserves the right to alter any or all of the program to provide the best retreat possible.
Just call us at 1-888-723-8669. A 50% deposit is due with the reservation and your card will be automatically billed 30 days in advance of the Retreat. There is a full refund for cancellations received 30 days in advance of the receipt. There are no refunds within 30 days of the retreat.