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THE LITTLE RAPIDS
SHUTTLE INCLUDED!

2021 SEASON HAS ENDED

1 - 1.5 HOUR FLOAT - 2 KM
SELF SUPPORTED (NO GUIDE)

We provide the equipment and the knowledge and you enjoy the journey. Elora Rapids recognizes that not everyone wants to be tossed around by rapids or pay additional park fees. So, for those who want less rapids, this is the trip for you. Being sure-footed is necessary to navigate the trail access and rocky river bottom. Otherwise, stay in the main flow of the river, avoid the rocky river bottom, and enjoy the scenery.

HOW THIS WORKS

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

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

  3. ARRIVE on time at the Grand River Raceway for your 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.

  7. OUTGOING SHUTTLE to start of the float. MASKS NEEDED!

  8. PUMP up tubes with provided pumps.

  9. FLOAT the river.

  10. RETURN SHUTTLE back to Elora Rapids. MASKS NEEDED!

  11. RETURN rental equipment.

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

See FAQ #3 For The Big Rapids VS The Little Rapids.

RENTAL PRICES (taxes included)

$45 / Person

(Includes Shuttle, Tube, PFD & Pump)

NO ADDITIONAL FEES!

REQUIREMENTS

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST WEAR A MASK ON THE SHUTTLE.

NO EXCEPTIONS.

 

If bringing younger children, adults should remain close by to help them navigate the river to avoid getting stuck on the rocks. All participants need to be competent swimmers. Everyone must sign a waiver. Wearing secure close toed footwear is highly recommended.

 

NO FOOD OR BACKPACKS ARE ALLOWED ON THE SHUTTLE BUS OR RIVER.

 

Just bring your swimwear and a nondisposable water bottle for hydration needs - NOTHING MORE. Try not to bring valuables on the river as they have gotten lost in the depths in the past.

SAFETY

  • 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 sit on your bottom, 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 Little Rapids'. 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 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.

  • If participants need help while on the river, seek assistance from other river tubers or those living and recreating along the river and/or call 911 if possible. The best way to avoid troubling circumstances is to read and abide by the safety guidelines on the waiver and website and ask Elora Rapids staff before beginning your adventure.

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