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    Over the last 10 years... showing the Grand River Valley has become our passion, not our job. When you knock on our door for an adventure, our goal is to make the experience easy to do... with everything looked after.

  • Canoe Trips
    Best of the Grand

    Canoe Trips

    Our Grand River canoe trips are 3 hours or more, there is no time limit... we really encourage you to leave your watches behind and enjoy the day! We offer both beginner and intermediate canoe trips.

  • Kayak Trips
    Our Fleet of Grand River Kayaks

    Kayak Trips

    Learning to kayak is easiest thing to do. Our Grand River kayak trips are 2 hrs or more... and there is the option to take a kayak lesson before the trip.

  • Rafting Trips
    Stand Up Paddle Board Trips on the Grand

    Rafting Trips

    Rafting is something everyone can do in total safety regardless of age, size or skill level. Rafting is the best way to "Experience Everything Together"! The rafts cannot tip over and hold up to eight people.

  • Other Adventures
    Team Building Experiences... Quest by Fire

    Other Adventures

    Try our stand up paddleboards... or go family tubing... or paddle our two man non-tip yaks. We offer over seven different ways to paddle the Grand River.

  • Group Experiences
    Dining at the Arlington Hotel

    Group Experiences

    From corporate team building to outdoor educational programs for youth... our goal is to offer one of the most unique experiences in the valley.

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    Grand River Bridge View Paris, Ontario

    Having Trouble Getting Here... Contact Us!!!!

    We are located in the town of Paris, one hour west of Toronto... just off the 403 highway. We meet you where you start your trip... so advanced reservations are a must. We operate 7 days a week.

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Rafting the Grand is a place of beauty.

 

Raft Trip Options

 Moonlight Trips... link

  Raft Day Rental...  link

 Guided Rafting Trip... link

 White Water Rafting... link

 Rent Two Man Raft... link

 Hotels & Eateries... link

 Trip Lunch & Camping... link

 

Grand River Raft Rentals

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Rafting the Grand River is a great way to explore the river and "Experience Everything Together".

With rafts, families can take newborns to grand parents. The rafts cannot tip over, they are great for little ones to move around in. The rafts will sit 8 adults and 2-3 small children in the middle.

We offer a 13km beginner route called the Cayuga Trip... or a 13km intermediate route called the Oneida Run. Both trips are very scenic... bring your cameras!

The Cayuga Run is classified as our beginner run... it is 13km long. On this route is fresh spring water, an old mine from the 1830s, a riverside picnic area with washrooms and campsites, a 400m body surfing area and an early takeout point if you wish to cut 1 hour off your trip. This trip offers the highest chance of seeing turtles, blue herons and bald eagles. This trip is $160 per raft plus $7.50 per person plus HST... includes raft, paddles, life jackets, dry bags for your camera & phones, shuttle upstream to the start point and a river map.

The Oneida Run is classified as intermediate... it is about 13km long. This canoe trip has about 6-7 short sections of fast water, 1km in total. The trip takes about 3-3.5 hours pending river current speed. This trip has portapotties and a picnic site about 2/3 of the way down. There are fresh water springs along the way and an island to stop for lunch as well. This trip also goes through the Three Sisters... the oldest rail bridge from the 1850's... looks like something out of Lord of the Rings! There is a lookout on the top of the Three Sisters, which you can hike to from the river. This trip is $175 per raft plus $7.50 per person plus HST... includes raft, paddles, life jackets, dry bags for your camera & phones, shuttle upstream to the start point and a river map.

 We meet you at our registration booth at the Syl Apps Center for our Oneida Route (51 William Street, Paris, On.) or at the Brant Conservation Area for our Cayuga Route (119 Jennings Rd.Brantford).

At the start point you are fitted with life jackets and equipment get shuttled up to the start point… get a review of how to steer the raft.... then down the river you go rafting and swimming for the day. There is enough room to bring your lunches in a food cooler to have a picnic along the way.

 

If wanted, you can add a guide for $145.00 instead of taking a map.

With us, there is no time limit, we really encourage you to leave your watches behind and enjoy the day! Please be off the river 1 hour before dark unless you are on a night trip.

Open 7 days a week from April til October... reservations required.

Map of Route

Above is the map of the Cayuga Route... leave Paris & paddle to the Brant Conservation Area... then shuttle back to your car.

 

Below is the map of the Oneida Route... where you shuttle up from Paris and paddle back to your car.

 

In our area the river averages 1 meter in depth with a 2 km/hr current speed... so if you fall out, stand up! The wilderness landscape is filled with all types of birds... people find it hard to believe they are one hour from Toronto.

You need to make reservations by email or phone in advance... because we meet you where your trip starts.

It is important to recognize that the weather-news channels are about 20% accurate in their daily forecasting... we are around 85% accurate!

If the weather is bad, we will contact you telling you to save your money and not come. With our cancelation you can get a full refund or pick another date... whatever is best for you.

Also if water levels are what we consider unsafe to paddle... we will cancel our trips with the option to raft or go in a non-tip yak... your safety with us is more important than your money!

We are the only incorporated outfitter business on the river carrying full liability as required by the Grand River Conservation Authority.

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