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    About Us

    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.

  • Contact Us
    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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Our Floating Classrooms are one of the best!

 

 Group Trip Options

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 Scout & Guide... link

 ESL Trips... link

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Youth Summer Camps ... Non Profit Rates

Re-connecting youth to the outdoors with experiences they won't forget... is what we are about.

To keep prices lower we offer a shorter version trip... with some of our favorite experiences.

Our trips offers a taste of everything as the youth paddle down the Grand River.  Even though we have canoes and kayaks... we highly recommend using rafts...  rafts will not tip over... great for six years and up!

A 3-4 hour rafting itinerary includes trying cold spring water, visiting an old gypsum 1830 mine, learning to make fire without matches, a 400m body surfing area and a BBQ site with washrooms for lunch,

Our goal is not to rush the students. Our non-profit trips end at our early takeout to insure the opportunity to body surf.

A group can bring lunch or their own food for a BBQ along the river. We provide waterproof bags in each raft for cameras and cell phones.

We can easily handle 2-3 full bus loads at once.

Cost for our non profit summer youth camps... 3-4 hour rafting trip is $35.00 per person with tax included. Price includes guides, rafts, paddles, life jackets, dry bags and learning experiences. If group needs a bus shuttle back to the start point... add $5.00 per person plus HST. A gas BBQ at the picnic site can be rented for $30 plus HST per BBQ.

Our start point in Paris has bus parking and washrooms.

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

CONTACT US  519-442-2519   EMAIL  info@grandriverrafting.ca

Let us know how we can help you customize a group experience! We can provide lunches or BBQ's, camping or cabins or guest speakers to introduce you to the Valley.

 

Map below of  our Summer Youth Camp Trips.

 

Dumping out the fake stuff... and filling up with the real stuff... is the highlight of spring water.

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.

We have risk management plans in place, adult waivers and youth consent forms... and our interpretive staff is top notch, undergoing a 3 week training course.

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