Brand New to the Capital!

Experience Ottawa like never before! A brand-new urban adventure to Ottawa: float down the Ottawa River from mid-town to the Canadian War museum in a two hour, guided float trip. Explore a side of Ottawa you’ve never seen before as you journey down over 3km of the river with stunning views of the Capital

Both a float trip and a paddle trip, everyone gets a paddle and everyone gets to participate in this easy run down the river. Let our entertaining river guides navigate you through smaller rapids, our relaxing lazy river, large sections of flatwater and Ottawa’s Nature Oasis.

Afternoon Adventure

Trip Times: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Trip Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday


Per Individual +HST
Groups of 10+ receive 10% off

Minimum Age: 12+

Sunset Adventure

Trip Times: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Trip Days: Friday and Saturday


Per Individual +HST
Groups of 10+ receive 10% off

Minimum Age: 12+

Weight Restrictions: 99lbs – 300lbs
Age Restrictions: Afternoon Adventure – 12+ / Sunset Adventure – 12+
Number of People per Tube: 1
Total Trip Distance: 4km
Total Trip Time: 2 hours (1 hour and a half tubing, 30 min for prep and shuttles

Group Safety Kit
Group COVID-19 Kit
Certified Guide
Instruction & Orientation
Guided Journey
Free parking & picnic area
Shuttle ride to start point

The essentials:
Sunscreen, hat, sun-glasses (and a string to hold them on!),  lipbalm, water, swim suits or clothes that dry quickly (Denim jeans are not a good idea… they stay wet forever!), footware you don’t mind getting wet (so you can walk up to cliff jump!)
The extras:
Wetsuit (some days are chilly)
Gloves (if your hands blister easily),
Guide Gratuity (If you enjoyed your ride, tip your guide!)

Please lock all valuables and personal items in your car before your trip. We provide a waterproof case for cellphones and keys.

Suggested Skill Level: Beginner – Novice – Experienced
Low Intensity Tubing: Our tubes are perfect for navigating the low-intensity current that you may either paddle through or float through.

Your tubing journey starts at Bate Island, under the Champlain Bridge. Within the first 100m of the trip, you will paddle through a set of small rapids, the Remic Rapids. These rapids will cool you off with a splash or two, no flip…guaranteed.

After conquering Remic, you are then able to relax and enjoy 1km (approx. 30 mins) of floating down the river in a very slow current. During this part of the trip, you will be able to jump into the river to cool off as you float past stunning views of the shoreline of Remic Rapids Park, Adventure Island, and  both Ontario and Quebec. You will finish this part of the journey by paddling to the right of the Little Chaudière Rapids through the marked buoys, following your guide towards Ottawa’s Nature Oasis.

Next, you will arrive at the gates of the Magic Portal which will lead you into Ottawa’s Nature Oasis. Here is Adventure Island and Ottawa’s own Lazy River. Float between tectonic plates, under a canopy of old growth oaks and foliage, and enter the wild all while in the heart of the city. Our guides will make sure you stay on course as you float through Ottawa’s nature safari.

After the islands, it’s time to enjoy some fun. As you emerge from the Nature Oasis back towards our beautiful city, guests can try our Amazing Race course of standing on their tubes like stand-up paddle boards, jumping off their tubes, racing each other and even playing bumper tubes. As you float under a series of bridges, reach up and try your luck (and strength) with our famous bridge hang.

Just past the Prince of Wales bridge, the river opens up into a large bay beneath the Parliament Buildings, where you can catch stunning views of our Peace Tower and downtown. Float another 600m until you arrive at the end point, where a shuttle will be waiting to take you back to your vehicles.

To book your tubing trip, just choose your date, time and number of people below and click go!

See you on the water!

Book Your Tubing Trip Now!

Have a group of 8 or more?  Our urban tubing adventure is fantastic for groups – family reunions, parties, events, corporate groups, and many more. Give us a call at  1-844-688-7238 to book your private tubing adventure.

Groups of 10 or more individuals receive 10% off!

Weather Policy
Our tubes don’t mind the rain, neither should you! Our tubing trips run rain or shine….fingers crossed the weather gods are on our side!

Cancellation Policy
If you are unable to make your trip, let us know at least 24hours before your trip time and we can switch your booking to a date that works better for you! Give us a call at 1-844-688-7238 or drop us a line at raft@ottawacityrafting.com, and we’ll be happy to get you out on a day that works. No trip refunds are issued at this time.

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