Grand River summer paddling conditions for all canoe, kayak and raft trips and rentals:
Summer 2012 Grand River paddling conditions:
Grand River Conditions for Cambridge, Glen Morris, Paris and Brantford as of:
Due to cold water temperatures (below 10c) we are now closed for the 2012 paddling season
Grand River paddling conditions update:
As our ongoing commitment to safety Heritage River Canoe & Kayak Company will not run trips with river flows higher than four times summer flows and water temperature lower than 10 c.
Grand River flows are measured in cubic meters per second (C.M.S) and are monitored hourly in real time.
- Trips between Cambridge and Paris (including Glen Morris-Paris)
max 60 C.M.S (15.1 C.M.S normal summer flow)
- Paris to Brantford (The Oxbow) (including Paris to Brant Conservation Area and Paris –D’Aubigny Creek)
85 C.M.S max (20.7 C.M.S normal summer flow)
Great paddling conditions
Caution: elevated river flows and or cool water temperature.
Danger: High river flows and or cold water temperature, severe weather expected or happening.
Things to remember before heading out on the river:
River flows can change drastically within a few minutes due to heavy rain not only in the local paddling area but in the north end of the Grand River watershed. Flows can also rise due to discharge from the reservoirs up stream at Lake Belwood and Lake Conestogo.
The above safety standards apply to all Grand and Nith River canoe, kayak and raft trips run by Heritage River Canoe & Kayak Company.
Heritage River Canoe & Kayak Company has a risk management plan in place and has an excellent safety record. At Heritage River we will not but dollars above safety, it’s our guarantee to you.
We offer canoe, kayak and raft trips and rentals on both the Grand River and Nith River