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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!

Some of our Adventures


Middle Channel Adventure

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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

What is the purpose of the Retreat?

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
What do I bring?
  • 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
Who is leading the retreat?

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. 

What can I expect at meal time?

Our food is perfectly balanced that strengthens, heals and calms the body from the inside out.

What should I do if I have an allergy or dietary request?

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.

Where will I be staying?

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.

What about alcohol?

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!

What about the rafting?

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.

Fine Print

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.

How to Reserve?

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.

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