The more you know about WT, the easier your decision will be when it comes to choosing a company to share with you the magic of the Ottawa River.
- Q: What is the diference between High Adventure and Gentle Adventure rafting?
A: High Adventure rafting is class 3-5 rapids (on a scale from 1-6). You can fall out or the raft can capsize. Gentle Adventure is on class 1-3 rapids where the likelihood of falling out or the raft capsizing is slim.
- Q: Why should I raft with Wilderness Tours?
A: Great question and one we take very seriously. Probably the easiest way to answer it is with a simple fact - more people raft with WT than all our competitors combined. We think with good reason!
More so is that WT employs more full time professionals than everyone else combined. The quality of our staff is incomparable. Add great food, wonderful resort facilities and programs. That is why Algonquin College chose WT to run its very popular 2 year diploma program in Outdoor Adventure.
- Q: What if I have never rafted before?
A: No problem - that is why we’re here. We ask that you posess good health and average swimming ability (so you do not panic if you go overboard).
- Q: What is the "Polish Weekend"?
A: Joe’s original partner Ed Coleman did not want to raft Sundays for religious reasons so WT’s first weekend program was on Friday and Saturday. Because of Joe’s Polish heritage, early guests called it the Polish weekend.
- Q: Why is it so popular?
A: Our southern Ontario guests like the idea of creating another long weekend in the summer and they especially like the leisurely drive home on Sunday.
- Q: What is GYOR?
A: What sounds like alphabet soup is actually a tremendously popular raft trip and is short for Guide Your Own Raft. It is still a guided trip but guides paddle along in kayak. Done in sporty 6-person rafts, this a an exciting trip down the beautiful Middle
- Q: Are there toilets in the Cedar Cabins?
A: Unfortunately no. However, you are only a short walk to our shower buidling which houses flush toilets, sinks and hot showers.
- Q: What about the food?
A: Our food is good, hearty and plentiful both on and off the river with a vegatarian alternative at every meal. Our style is salad bar/buffet plus hot items from our BBQ pit.
- Q: What is the difference between the Teen Resident Camp and the Keener Program?
A: The Teen Resident Camp is primarily an introduction to kayaking from Sunday - Friday. The Keener Program is youth development through kayaking and is a 3-10 week program which produces world class junior kayakers.
- Q: How are cabins priced?
A: Cabins are priced on a PER CABIN BASIS. For example, a Cedar Cabin is $97/night on a weekend and if you have 4 people in your group, each would pay $24.25/night plus tax (13% HST).
The same holds true for our 12 person units. Just divide the nightly rate by the number of persons staying in the unit.
- Q: What is Whitewater Village?
A: It’s our newest endeavor. For years, we have asked to sell part of our Land Trust for cottage lots and had regretfully decline. To satisfy that demand, we have partnered in Whitewater Village which is a fractional ownership community at the end of our property.
- Q: Are there opportunities to partner with WT?
A: Absolutely, yes! WT’s main Resort Centre is 650 acres with lots of opportunity for entreprenuers seeking to run their own business under the WT umbrella. Ideas like paintball, zip lines, massage, mini-golf and driving range are a few ideas that come to mind. These are ideas that would work at WT but we don’t want to do them ourselves. If you have a proposal, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Q: What about families on weekends?
A: With a large, beautiful resort, we offer both a family zone and an adult zone