Ontario’s Great Getaways: Be A River Guide For A Day


The Trip at a Glance
Adventure Provider: Wilderness Tours
Length: 2 nights
When: May 15 to September 27
Trip Fee: From $189 per person
Trip Rendezvous: Wilderness Tours Raft & Kayak Resort near Beachburg, ON


Are you ready to earn some bragging rights? This big adventure dares you to guide your own raft down the Ottawa!

Spend the first day with a professional river guide, running the big lines of the Ottawa in a 20-foot Maravia raft.  On day two, in smaller 6-person rafts, challenge yourself to find your own way down the Middle Channel – of course always under the watchful eyes of professional kayakers.

For the ultimate thrill, take to the river in May or early June when spring high water serves up waves to rival almost any river on the planet.

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Whats Included:

One day high adventure rafting, one day “guide your own raft” program, 5 meals, complimentary camping (accommodation upgrades available), full use of resort facilities.

About the Guides

Wilderness Tours has over 40 years of whitewater experience on the Ottawa River. They attract professional guides from around the world. All guides have current CPR and First Aid certification. They have strong swimming skills and are trained in whitewater safety. They are friendly and strive to provide you with the most exciting adventure possible.


Getting There  

Getting There – The resort is located at 503 Rafting Road, Forester Falls, ON, approximately 1/1/2 hour drive from Ottawa. Pick up from the Otttawa airport is available for an additional fee.

Latitude 45.666824    Longitude -76.723652



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About the Adventure Provider

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Wilderness Tours Raft and Kayak Resort has 40 years of operating experience. They have a stellar safety record and a reputation as an innovator in customer care and service. The resort offers lots of après rafting fun including hot tubs, pools, tennis courts, basketball courts, live entertainment and more.

More Options

Top Packages: Enjoy the Classic Resort Package, with 1 day of rafting and 1 resort day. Families love the Mini Vacation package with one day of gentle rafting and one day of rafting and fishing.

Learn to whitewater kayak or upgrade your skills at beginner to premier whitewater kayaking clinics. Learn to kayak camps available for kids and teens.

Don’t Miss

These exciting rafting adventures are located approximately 1.5 hours north of Ottawa, Canada’s Capital Region, where there is plenty to see and do before or after your adventure.

Close to the rafting resort, you can explore Ontario’s natural underground at Bonnechere Caves where you can take a guided tour to explore fossils and bat habitats.

Enjoy locally sourced food, drink and musical talent at the Whitewater Brewing Company, just minutes from the shore of the Ottawa River.

For regional travel information, visit Ontario’s Highlands.





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