Wilderness Tours was founded by Joe Kowalski and Joanne Clifford in 1975. A shared appreciation for whitewater rafting and the limitless beauty of the Ottawa River inspired them to develop one of the finest adventure resorts in the world.
The mission of Wilderness Tours has been, and continues to be, to provide you with the finest whitewater rafting experiences in Canada and the best four-season adventure experience anywhere.
Wilderness Tours is Canada’s top river company and a founding member of the Canada River Council, dedicated to safe, professional rafting. They use only the best equipment, including self-bailing MARAVIA rafts, professional river-running helmets and harness-type life jackets. As well, all Wilderness Tours guides are First Aid, CPR and SRT (Swiftwater Rescue Technician) qualified.