Six truly unique water activities to try in Ontario this summer

Rafting on the Ottawa River is just one of the unique water experiences people can enjoy in Ontario this summer.

Looking to stay cool, but want to do something other than swim? Here are six unique water activities to try instead.


Ski-mazing in Haliburton offers a water activity the whole family will enjoy and offers lessons in wakeboarding, wake surfing and waterskiing. Those who prefer to stay out of the water can take a parasailing trip. Want to fly above the water? Try the Flyboard and jetovator, which propel guests above the water, allowing them to do tricks like back flips and corkscrews.


Guests can enjoy traditional rafting trips on the Grand River, Big Creek, or Lake Guelph with a variety of canoe, kayak, and paddleboard rentals available. For groups looking for a unique way to travel downriver, stand-up paddleboarding is the answer: it seats up to eight people and requires everyone to work together to get where they want to go.


For those up for a high-speed adventure with big waves, rafting or kayaking the Ottawa River, Wilderness Tours based in Forester Falls is the thing to do. With four difficulty levels, there are plenty of options. The calmer family trips are suitable for people aged five and over, while those ready to fall out of the boat down the river can enjoy the more intense, high-difficulty trips.


Always wanted to scuba dive, but never had the chance to learn? Divers Den, located in Tobermory on the Bruce Peninsula, is the place to go. Divers Den offers Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) certifications for everyone from beginners to those looking to take rescue diving courses. Once certified, join one of their voyages to explore stunning shipwrecks and breathtaking underwater geological formations in Georgian Bay.


Ready to run through the water with the wind in your hair? Try a jet ski rental on Lake Simcoe. Take the opportunity to cool off from the sun and enjoy the good weather while out on the water with friends. Experienced guides provide a comprehensive tutorial and safety briefing before departure, ensuring the best overall experience for everyone involved.


With three locations in Sherkston, Sudbury and Gore Bay, there are plenty of opportunities to try this new take on the classic water park. Each floating park includes slides, trampolines and ladders for the whole family aged five and up. No need to worry about falling, life jackets are included in the park entrance fee.


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