All changes to reservations must be made before 7pm at least the day before your scheduled adventure.

No refunds or rescheduling will occur for those who notify Elora Rapids after 7pm or for no-shows.

See REFUNDS & CLOSURES for additional information.






Elora Rapids recognizes that not everyone wants to be tossed around by rapids or pay additional park fees. So, for those who want to simply kick back, relax and take it easy this is the trip for you. The access and exit is relatively straightforward and the float is both scenic and soothing with a few rapids to push you along the way.


  1. READ safety and requirements below and refund policy above.

  2. BOOK ONLINE. All reservations must be made in advance.

  3. ARRIVE on time at 78 James Street, Elora for equipment rental.

  4. SIGN WAIVER. Everyone must sign the waiver upon arrival.

  5. SECURITY DEPOSIT. A picture will be taken of 1 drivers license.

  6. DEFLATE tubes and test your rental pump before departing.

  7. DRIVE 5 minutes to the start of the float.

  8. PUMP up tubes with provided pump (plugs into 12V car outlet).

  9. FLOAT the river all day.

  10. RETURN SHUTTLE is included to get you back to your car.

  11. RETURN rental equipment by 6pm.

See FAQ #2 For A More Detailed Description Of A Typical Day.

RENTAL PRICES (taxes included)

$40 / Person

(Includes Shuttle, Hand Paddles,Tube, PFD & Pump)



All participants need to be over 50 pounds, competent swimmers, and must sign a waiver. Those under 50 pounds can participate if they are competent swimmers and bring their own personal flotation devices. Wearing secure close toed footwear is highly recommended. Do not bring valuables on the river. Simple hand paddles are supplied to help in case of slow currents at the end of your journey.


  • All participants must sign a waiver upon arrival to rent equipment.

  • River tubing takes place in a natural river. Extreme conditions are possible which are beyond our control. Some sections of the river are fast-flowing. Your safety is in your own hands.

  • The safest position to ride down the river is to lie on your back or sit on your bottom in a tube, feet first. Be vigilant at all times by constantly looking downstream for obstacles to avoid - rocks, trees and other river debris.

  • Personal flotation devices must be worn at all times. Helmets are not necessary on the Lazy Float. A properly fitted PFD is "comfortably snug." Children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • If you capsize do not panic. Do not attempt to stand up while in a rapid. Situate yourself on your back with your feet downstream allowing your PFD to keep you afloat. As you float out of the rapid, your head, knees, and toes will be above the water until you reach safety.

  • Only one rider on each tube. Don't tie tubes together while going through any rapids.​

  • Be prepared to get wet. Sunscreen, closed toed footwear, a swimsuit, and a head strap for eyeglasses is recommended.

  • Water quality is not tested and Elora Rapids is not responsible for water quality related hazards.

  • Find a way to hide your keys on your vehicle or safely clip them to yourself while on the water.