There are out houses throughout the park as well as a couple flush bathrooms with showers. Tubes (tire intertubes) are provided for each floater. I would not bring kids of any age. This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in New Zealand. There are steps at the end which take you to the launch point, but nothing is very well marked and one wonders why the registration area is set up so far away from the actual launch point or end point. After reading the reviews that others left and watching clips on Youtube we did not bring our kids. Tubing takes place in a flowing river that is affected by upstream uses and activities. I just thought this park could have used a bit more planning for roadways. Elora, Centre Wellington, Ontario N0B 1S0, Historical Elora: Explore the beautiful surroundings on this cycling audio tour, We just went to the park for the day for the tubing. The GRCA’s tubing operations at the Elora Gorge Conservation Area have also been cancelled throughout the weekend (Aug. 8 and 9). Tubing at Elora Gorge As a family of four (14 and 11 yr old), we decided to go tubing at the Elora Gorge Conservation Area. After you get to the drop off point you have a 3-5 min walk to the rivers edge. Before you leave go online and check out the tubing/swimming conditions or give them a phone call. The Elora Gorge is one of the most beautiful and spectacular natural areas in the Grand River valley. However, it was a great place to relax and unwind and we again got some beautiful shots here. Elora Rapids, founded in 2017, is a locally owned and operated family business that provides river tubing rental equipment. I found the damage in the spring and now my trailer has had it's sides split open and exposed the elements all winter long. Also, as someone else mentioned, the staff (mostly very young people) definitely was disorganized. At the park entrance you have to pay a general admission fee. I only knew what to do from the training I received when I went white water rafting a few years ago (no lessons are given at Elora about how to handle floating down a rough rapid with no tube).The rest of the rapids after were medium to tame variety. Elora Gorge is located an hour and half from Toronto and has the stunning Grand River flowing through it. You will get disoriented, thrown and tossed around under water and will not know when you will smash face first into a rock. Do not go alone. Beach time at the Elora Gorge. Provided by http://www.opentoronto.com/. Showers do cost $.25 as with all Grand River Parks. Helmets and life-vests are provided as part of the $24 per-person charge ( a bit high in my opinion). Thanks to The Grand River rushing through the Elora Gorge, tubing is the activity of choice here, for those brave enough to try it. My advice Bum Up!!! we will definitely be visiting many times in the future. Picture white-water rafting (in quieter waves) while sitting on a giant inflated inner tube with no paddles to control your direction. Gull River, Minden Hills (Minden River Run) We were lucky enough to get caught in a severe thunder storm half way down. Elora, Centre Wellington, Ontario N0B 1S0, Historical Elora: Explore the beautiful surroundings on this cycling audio tour. My advise to anyone thinking of doing this activity would be to MAKE SURE you were water shoes (not flip-flops). Book With Us Online Today To Reserve Your Journey! This is real, unpredictable nature. Have you gone hiking Elora Gorge? You will start at the larger of the rapids. This is no Lazy River water park. Cost: $15 registration fee, $15 tube rental Address: 7400 Wellington County Rd. There is no way out of the Gorge once you start tubing apprx.45min. It became congested with cars waiting to pass, tubers waiting to get out, people standing on the bridge, and fishermen. I don't recommend kids under 14 or so start in the rapids at all, but instead suggest that they start a few feet past the rapids in the calmer water. Parking – Free parking in town, or for a fee in Elora Gorge Conservation Area. You can get more information from their website. The trip downriver takes about 45 minutes once you're in. I reported this to the park and the park answer was ( go see your insurance ) Knowing full well the repair is less than the deductible on any policy----so once again it's GO POUND SALT--kiss myYOU KNOW WHAT -- we are not going to do anything for you --What does this all mean? Tubing is not always open, depending on the water levels, flow rate and weather. I’d recommend having at least basic swimming knowledge, especially for when you need to exit the gorge at the end. - See 425 traveler reviews, 424 candid photos, and great deals for Elora, Canada, at Tripadvisor. A day trip to Elora is just the thing.The natural beauty of the gorge and the town itself with small shoppes and restaurants is perfect.Of note, the Mill at Elora and the dining facilities are closed for a major renovation and not being able to go there was a downer, but the work has to be done sometime.Nice way to spend an afternoon. It took us approx. And call ahead to find out if tubing is available, as one family we met didn't, and they had traveled quite a bit to go tubing there and they couldn't because of the water level. One of us ended up getting a rash on the inside of our arms from the rubber tube. Once you are down in the gorge there is no way out (other than to complete the tubing ride). $30-35/ person for our equipment and to tube for the whole day. The scenery is beautiful .The second time down the river we managed to stop at one of the waterfalls and along some ledges carved out in the walls of the gorge.. Elora Gorge is located about an hour and a half from the centre of Toronto (northeast of Guelph), and one of the most fascinating places to visit for a day trip in spring, summer, or fall! The GRCA is not responsible for water quality related hazards. -- It means if your property or family get hurt at the park even when it's clearly the parks responsibility ---THE PARK WILL NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY -- UNLESS YOU CAN AFFORD A GOOD LAWYER-- to make them do so.KEEP IN MIND, THIS IS AN EASY PARK TO GET HURT IN -- if you are not veryvery careful! Also, tubing is about $30/pp on top of regular admissions. Book your tickets online for Elora Gorge Conservation Area, Elora: See 425 reviews, articles, and 424 photos of Elora Gorge Conservation Area, ranked No.1 on Tripadvisor among 14 attractions in Elora. I'm sure on a weekend this place is busy but when we went during the week we didn't see anyone else for long stretches of time.A lot of people wore water shoes. THIS PARK IS SHANGRA-LA EXCEPT FOR THE FOLLOWING!!! There are 3 in close proximity here, then conestoga and Guelph lake a short ride away for people interested. it was really unfortunate that the river is moving WAY too fast for any chance of tubing. This also allows you access to the Elora Quarry. Some people did get flipped over and some did get bumps and bruises. Good for tubing lovers! They serve hotdogs, sausages, burgers, ck fingers, fries poutine drinks etc. Wish we would've brought a picnic in! The tubes we were given were oddly shaped and as we came to find out, caused a lot of trouble when trying to balance ones' self on the tubes.We entered the river after walking about 20 minutes to the launch site. If you are within an hour of the greater Toronto area. To find out if Elora Gorge tubing is open please call 519-846-9742 option 1 It's important to follow all safety guidelines provided by the Grand River Conservation Authority. The Grand River rushes past 22-metre high cliffs. You can bring your own equipment but will not be allowed down the river without a helmet, lifejacket and tube. When I lifted the gate it rose up and then fell onto the hood of my new car smashing the bug deflector ( thats $130.00 plus install ). They do provide a bus that will take you to the launch point and back from the end point of the trip. It goes from the rental/parking area, to the end of the tubing area( to pick up people who want to go down the river again), to the start drop off point, to the end of the tubing area again and then to the rental/parking area . They have sold out occasionally in the am. 2. Tubing is not always open, depending on the water levels, flow rate and weather. Elora Gorge Conservation Area: Beware of tubing - See 425 traveler reviews, 424 candid photos, and great deals for Elora, Canada, at Tripadvisor. We brought our own tubes to save money and regretted it. We only kept our tubes for one trip down the river as that was more than enough to see what it was all about. After this trip we upgraded from tent to pop up camper.Overall once the weekend traffic died down it was really peaceful, it's far from a main road so unlike the other parks where you can hear the traffic this park was quiet. I was like a rag doll being thrown around between massive rocks. The Elora Gorge Falls are a roughly 25 ft (7.6 m) tall waterfall located upstream from the Elora Gorge. While the rental area recommends closed-style foot wear, it is not mandatory, and it SHOULD BE! You need to have a very thick tube as the river is fast flowing and very shallow. EQUIPMENT: Pick Up Equipment At 78 James Street, Elora… There is no way to stand on the slimy rocks, and it's very dangerous. Go in a group and stick with your group. Grand River, Elora (Elora Gorge Park) The Elora section of the Grand River is an amazing tubing spot that runs past 22-metre high cliffs and scenic hiking routes towering above the river. Believe me, you will know. You literally cannot go any further.. At the rental/ parking are there is a food trailer. Helpful. It seemed like an innocent-enough activity. It's the strongest rapid and quite dangerous. I could not get my footing and was actually pretty frightened. Exhilarating tubing ride down the Grand River. It is a very scenic area with campsites available. The limestone cliffs of Elora Gorge Ontario reach 22 miles in height! The tubing seemed like a great option but due to flooding, that was not available. It’s a lazy river so it’s safe even for beginner swimmers. Tips- phone before going to check if they are open not the best idea for small kids as tubes can flip and bruises are possible wear shoes of some sort Bum Up! 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