White water rafting in Ontario guide

Find white water rafting for every level around Ontario.

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The ultimate adventure escape, white water rafting gets you out into nature and tackling everything it throws at you, one rapid at a time.

You can find experiences for all levels within Ontario, whether you’re after a gentle adventure fit for families or something more challenging to get your heart pumping. Read on to find out where you can go white water rafting in Ontario, what deals are available and our top picks.


Where can I go white water rafting in Ontario?

  • Madawaska River. An exhilarating river with some great whitewater runs ranging up to Class V in some sections.
  • Ottawa River. Offering something for everyone, the Ottawa River is world-renowned for having big whitewater.
  • Nith River. The best option close to Toronto, this one is only raftable in the spring, right after the snow melts or in periods of heavy rainfall.
  • Grand River. Definitely one for beginners and family rafters, Grand River is a more gentle rafting option.
  • Gull River. Located in Minden, Ontario, this is a challenging river with Class II to IV sections for more experienced rafters.

Our top picks:

Best for price: Madawaska River Family Rafting, Madawaska Rafting

Best for price: Madawaska River Family Rafting, Madawaska Rafting from Viator

Highlights:

  • Cost: From $59
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Available on: Monday to Thursday
  • Appropriate for: Beginners ages 2 and up
  • Extras: All equipment

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Best for value: Gentle Family Rafting Trip in Forrsters Falls, Wilderness Tours

Best for value: Gentle Family Rafting Trip in Forrsters Falls, Wilderness Tours from Viator

Highlights:

  • Cost: From $86
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Available on: Daily
  • Appropriate for: Beginners ages 5 and up
  • Extras: All equipment, lunch, Wilderness Tours Resort access

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Best for experience duration: Adventure Rafting on the Ottawa River, OWL Rafting

Best for experience duration: Adventure Rafting on the Ottawa River, OWL Rafting from Viator

Highlights:

  • Cost: $160
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Available on: Daily
  • Appropriate for: Moderate physical fitness level ages 6 and up
  • Extras:All equipment, lunch, snacks, coffee and tea

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Best for first timers: Adventure Rafting on the Madawaska River, Madawaska Rafting

Best for first timers: Adventure Rafting on the Madawaska River, Madawaska Rafting from Viator

Highlights:

  • Cost: $89
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Available on: Monday to Thursday
  • Appropriate for: Beginners ages 13 and up
  • Extras: All equipment

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White water rafting companies in Ontario compared

CompanyLocationDuration (from)Extras/inclusionsSuitable forPrice (from)Book with
Madawaska RaftingMadawaska River2 hoursAll equipmentBeginners ages 2 and upChild (2-12) – $59

Adult – $69

Viator
Wilderness ToursOttawa River5 hoursAll equipment, lunch, Wilderness Tours Resort accessBeginners ages 5 and upChild (5-12) – $86

Adult – $106

Viator
OWL RaftingOttawa River8 hours 30 minutesAll equipment, lunch, snacks, coffee and teaModerate physical fitness level ages 6 and up$160Viator
Grand River RaftingGrand River and Nith River3 hoursAll equipment, river map and orientation talkBeginners$150 per boat, $10 additional per personGrand River Rafting
BoatwerksGull River2 hoursAll equipmentAdventurous rafters$125Boatwerks

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