REFUND POLICY

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.

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THE RAPIDS

CLOSED - SITE UNDER CONSTRUCTION

1-1.5 HOUR FLOAT - 2 KM - FULL DAY RENTAL

There is perhaps no better way to experience the beauty of the Elora Gorge than by floating down it on a river tube. From being swept away by the numerous rapids to lazily peering up at the towering cliffs this is a journey not to be missed. You'll feel as though you've been transferred to another world far from the fields of Southern Ontario's farm country. When you've finished your float you can walk back to the start again and again.

HOW THIS WORKS

  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 tube and test rental pump before departing.

  7. DRIVE 5 minutes to the Elora Gorge Park.

  8. FEES & WAIVER. Pay the park's fees and sign their waiver.

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

  10. FLOAT. Enjoy the river all day.

  11. NO SHUTTLE is available in the park. Everyone must walk.

  12. RETURN rental equipment by 6pm.

See FAQ #1 For A More Detailed Description Of A Typical Day.

RENTAL PRICES (taxes included)

$35 / Person

(Includes Tube, Personal Flotation Device, Helmet & Pump)

Additional Elora Gorge Park Fees Paid At Park Upon Arrival

Admission Fee - $7.50 / Adult, $3 / Child

Tubing Registration Fee - $20 / Person

Adult Total Rental + Park Fees = $62.50

Child Total Rental + Park Fees = $58

All Elora Rapids customers are guaranteed the ability to purchase park admissions and tubing registrations.

REQUIREMENTS

All participants need to be over 50 pounds, over 48 inches tall, competent swimmers, and must sign a waiver. Participants must also be comfortable in turbulent waters as it is possible to get ejected from your tube. Wearing secure close toed footwear is highly recommended. Do not bring valuables on the river. This journey is not for those looking for a lazy float!

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 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 and helmets must be worn at all times. A properly fitted PFD and helmet 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.

  • Due to Covid Park staff are no longer holding car keys for participants. Find a way to hide your keys on your vehicle or safely clip them to yourself while on the water.

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