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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.

  • 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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Experience the Beauty of the Grand River.

 

 

Other Trip Options

 Rent a tube... link

 Rent a SUP... link

Rent a single kayak... link

 Rent a canoe... link

 Rent a raft... link

 Rent a two man kayak... link

 Hotels & Eateries... link

 Trip Lunch & Camping... link

 

Grand River Tandem Kayak Trip... Yaks!

EMAIL TO BOOK 

Rent a non-tip tandem yak or a regular tandem kayak to paddle the Grand River with no time limit.

Open 7 days a week . April til November . Reservations Required.

We offer three routes... 

All our routes offer an amazing wilderness setting.

The Paris to Brant Run 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. It also has an ice cold creek called Whitemans Creek... that you can try sitting in!

The Glen Morris to Paris Run is about 11km long. This trip has about 6-7 short sections of fast water, 1km in total. Average time for this trip is 2-3 hours. This trip has a picnic area and portapotties at the beginning and end. There are fresh water springs along the way and an island to stop for lunch. This trip ends at 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.

The Cambridge to Paris starts six kms further north of our Glen Morris starts point.

 

Prices:

South Route

Route

Portages

Approx Time Window

Start Times

Price per Yak

Paris 

Paris to Brant Conservation

 No portage, GRR carries up kayak

2.5-3.5 hours

10:00am-1:30pm

 $85.00 plus HST

           
           
           
           

North Routes

Route

Portages

Total Time Window

Start Time

Price per Yak

Glen Morris

Glen Morris to Paris

 No portage, staff carries up kayak

2-3 hours

10:00am - 1:30pm

$85.00 plus HST

           

Cambridge

Cambridge to Paris

No portage, staff carries up kayak

4-5 hours

9:00am

$95.00 plus HST

           

Map of Routes Below (park at end point... then shuttle upstream to paddle back to your vehicle)

 

 

 

 

Paddling the Grand River is a must do! 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.

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.

For more Grand River kayak trip adventures visit our Grand River Rafting website.

 

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