Elora Rapids is following guidance from Public Health to operate as safely as possible during the Covid-19 pandemic.
It is not possible to guarantee complete disinfection. The goal is to minimize risk. As such, the following guidelines are currently in use.
EQUIPMENT: Personal flotation devices and helmets will be isolated for at least 3 days after each use. Tubes will be disinfected and/or isolated.
RESERVATIONS: All reservations MUST be made in advance by completing the BOOK ONLINE page of the website.
INSTRUCTIONS: When you arrive at your designated pickup time your equipment and written instructions to guide you on your adventure will be ready outside. It is important to ARRIVE ON TIME so plan for traffic accordingly.
RESTROOMS: Restrooms are not available at Elora Rapids. The Elora Visitor Centre has public restrooms at 10 East Mill Street in Elora, a 3 minute walk away. The Elora Gorge Park also has restrooms. Please plan accordingly.
TUBING THE ELORA GORGE
1-1.5 HOUR FLOAT - 2 KM - FULL DAY RENTAL
You'll quickly discover why this is the most popular float in the region, if not all of Ontario. 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. Reserve in advance as rentals are limited daily due to Covid. See FAQ #1 for a detailed description on what your day will be like.
ALL PRICES INCLUDE TAX
Rental - $35 / Person Weekdays
Rental - $40 / Person Weekend and Holiday
(Includes Tube, Personal Flotation Device, Helmet & Pump)
ADDITIONAL PARK FEES (Pay Once - Ride All Day)
Admission Fee - $7.50 / Adult, $3 / Child
Tubing Registration Fee - $15 / Person
Adult Total Weekdays / Weekends = $57.50 / $62.50
Child Total Weekdays / Weekends = $53 / $58
Note: All Participants who rent from Elora Rapids are guaranteed the ability to purchase park admission and tubing registration. See fees above.
Participants need to be over 50 pounds, over 48 inches tall and competent swimmers. Participants must also be comfortable in turbulent waters as it is possible to get ejected from your tube. Wear secure close toed footwear.
First come to Elora Rapids at 78 James Street to retrieve your equipment at your designated pick up time. Sign our waiver, we'll take a picture of your driver's license for our security deposit, then make your way to the Elora Gorge Park. Everyone parks at the tubing pavilion within the park to sign the park's waiver and register for tubing. Walk 15 minutes to the launch, enjoy the beauty of the Elora Gorge, walk 15 minutes back to your vehicle. Or enjoy the float again and again before returning equipment by 6pm.
EVERYONE Must Sign A Waiver Before Renting Equipment.
A Picture Will Be Taken Of Your Driver's License As The Security Deposit.
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.