There's nothing more relaxing than slowly floating down a shimmering river with the warm sun shining down on you as your feet dip into the refreshing waters. I'm sure you're all starting to plan your summer adventures out now that the weather is consistently gorgeous!
In Ontario and the surrounding areas, there are tons of relaxing lazy rivers to spend your sunny summer days on in the coming months. The currents are slow and comfortable for you to enjoy some refreshing drinks while you float the day away!
If you're looking for a super fun way to spend your summer days in the sunshine you should definitely add one or more of these lazy rivers to your list this summer!
Distance From Toronto: 2 hours
The Elora Gorge is an amazing choice for summer tubing because you can slowly float down a 13km river! You can bring your own tube or rent one from Grand River Rafting Company which is super convenient for anyone to enjoy.
Distance From Toronto: 1 hour
If you want to spend some time on the water this summer Credit River is the best spot to go. You can access the river from tons of access points along the way and you can spend hours floating the day away in the sunshine.
River Rat Rentals
Distance From Toronto: 15 hours
River Rat Rentals is a bit out of the way because it's all the way up in Thunder Bay, but it's a great spot for a day in the sunshine. The River Rat Rentals lets you rent tubes with cup holders and even floaties to hold your coolers! You can float down the river and enjoy some cold beverages at the same time.
Distance From Toronto: 3 hours
The Saugeen River is a great option for summer tubing because the water flows slowly so you can casually float the day away. Floating down the river will take you about 2 hours which is the perfect amount of time on a hot summer day.
Distance From Toronto: 4 hours 45 mins
The Vermillion River has tons of curves which offers a fun tubing adventure. A typical float down the river will last about 2-3 hours and you can definitely float the day away here no problem!
Adirondack Adventure Center
Distance From Toronto: 7 hours
If you head a short distance over the border you'll find this gorgeous tubing adventure like no other. The Adirondack Adventure Center offers tubing rentals with cup holders, cooler floaties and water guns to spray at your friends/family!
Distance From Toronto: 1 hour 20 mins
Grand River located in Paris and Waterloo is a great option for tubing in Ontario. Technically Elora Gorge is the Grand River but you can also start at other spots not including the gorge as well. If you access the river in Paris or Waterloo you won't run into as many rocks or bumps along the way!
Distance From Toronto: 15 hours
The Kam River or the Kaministiqua River in Thunder Bay is located right near the stunning Kakabeka Falls. The waters here are calm enough for casual tubing and you'll get unreal views along the way!
Distance From Toronto: 8 hours
The Ottawa River is more whitewater rafting than lazy river but it's still an amazing water adventure for the summer. They also have some areas of the river that are much calmer than others so you can definitely rent some tubes and float away.
Distance From Toronto: 6 hours
Located just across the border in the stunning New York State is the amazing Ausable Chasm. You can rent inner tubes or white water rafting crafts and float casually down the chasm river! They also have tons of hiking and sightseeing in the area.