This 2-km Lazy River Near Toronto Takes You Through An Ancient Gorge With Towering Cliffs

It's like floating through a canyon.

Associate Editor
Person floating down a river in a tube. Right: Elora Gorge in Ontario.

Person floating down a river in a tube. Right: Elora Gorge in Ontario.

If floating down a lazy river sounds like your idea of a perfect summer outing then you'll want to check out this unique attraction near Toronto. The Elora Gorge is a scenic spot for hiking, fishing, and even tubing, and you can enjoy a float down this rushing river so soon.

Located about an hour outside of Toronto, the Elora Gorge is a popular place for tubing. You can enjoy a 2-kilometre journey through the ancient gorge filled with scenic views and thrills.

You can rent a tube from the Elora Rapids, which offers tubing adventures throughout the summer season. The self-guided journey takes you through rapids and past 60 foot-tall cliffs that line the river.

Once you get to the end of the journey, you can walk back up to the top and do it all again.

Elora Rapids typically opens for business in mid to late June and the website will be updated in early June, so keep an eye out for opening dates.

The tubing equipment rental costs $32.50 per adult and comes to $60.50 when including admission to the conservation area.

Elora Rapids also offers another tubing experience called Tubing the Valley. This takes place in a different section of the river and offers a gentler, more relaxing adventure than the gorge.

While in the area, you can also head to the Elora Quarry and take a dip in the magical turquoise swimming hole. Reservations can be made online.

This scenic float experience is just a road trip away from the city and comes with stunning views of an ancient gorge.

Tubing the Gorge

Price: $60.50 per adult

When: Reopening June 2023

Address: 27 David St. W., Elora, ON

Why You Need To Go: Float through an ancient gorge at this unique tubing experience.

Elora Rapids website

Before you get going, check out our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.

Madeline Forsyth
Associate Editor
Madeline Forsyth is an Associate Travel Editor for Narcity Media focused on Canadian and global travel and is based in Toronto, Ontario.