5 places to go tubing down a gorgeous lazy river this summer

The sun is shining, and summer is in full swing! It’s time to beat the heat and embark on an exhilarating river tubing adventure in Ontario. Grab your family and friends, don’t forget your sunscreen, and get ready for a day of fun in the water. We’ve rounded up some of the coolest river tubing spots in the province that are guaranteed to make a splash!

Elora’s lazy river

Looking for a picturesque tubing experience? Look no further than Elora Gorge! This hidden gem offers one of the best tubing adventures in Ontario. As you float down the scenic Grand River, you’ll encounter thrilling rapids and cascades that will leave you with a huge smile on your face. Just make sure to check the water conditions and safety guidelines before you go. If you’re up for a unique experience, try the piloted English Gondola-style punt rides offered by Elora Raft Rides.


Grand River adventure

Grand River Rafting company offers a “turbo tubing” option along this famed waterway near Toronto. The Paris to Brant Park trip is a 13 km (8 miles) long scenic paddle along the Grand. The trip takes an average of five hours in tubes. The river averages one metre in depth with two-metre deep pools. Highlights of the trip include swimming areas, fresh spring water (drinking at your own risk as it’s not tested), picnic stops, and more.

Rafting the Ottawa

Looking for a unique tubing experience with a touch of history? Ottawa City Rafting has got you covered. Embark on a guided tubing adventure down the Ottawa River, passing by iconic landmarks such as the Canadian War Museum and Parliament. Enjoy the breathtaking views as you float, paddle, or even take a refreshing swim. It’s an adventure that combines excitement and sightseeing all in one!


Big Creek is known as Canada’s Amazon (Grand River Rafting)

Canada’s Amazon

Norfolk County southwest of Toronto offers an exciting tubing experience on Big Creek, a waterway that meanders through the area to Lake Erie. Known as Canada’s Amazon, it features a slow current, deep waters, and lush forest foliage along the shoreline. At Big Creek Tubing, you can enjoy a tubing adventure with boat, paddles, safety equipment, shuttle, and parking included in their packages. The location is at 157 Front Road, Port Rowan.

Northern Paradise

For a day of pure relaxation and bliss, head to Chillin’ N Tubing near Sudbury. Settle into your comfortable inner tube and float down the tranquil Vermillion River. The best part? Their tubes come equipped with built-in coolers, perfect for keeping your favourite cold beverages and snacks close at hand. It’s the ultimate way to unwind and enjoy the beauty of nature.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your tube, gather your crew, and head to one of these fantastic river tubing destinations in Ontario. It’s time to make unforgettable memories, laugh, and cool off in the most thrilling way possible. Get ready for a splashing good time!

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