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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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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 Guided Rafting Trips


Our guided rafting trips on the Grand River are like a floating classroom.

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

We offer two guided routes the Paris to Brant & Glen Morris to Paris.... both have an amazing wilderness landscape.

Inspite of having maps, people miss so many things on the river... but with a guide that does not happen!

The Paris to Brant Conservation Area run is classified as our beginner run... it is 13km long and takes about 4-5 hours to do. On this route you stop and drink from fresh water springs, visit an old mine from the 1830s, hike to a lookout and learn about edible and medicinal plants... see what poison ivy and stinging nettle look like... stop for a riverside picnic area with washrooms... go further down and try a 400m body surf... learn how to make fire without matches... learn about the fish & wildlife of the valley...  learn about the First Nations History of the Valley. Cost is $160.00 per raft, plus $7.50 per person and the guide is $150.00 plus HST. Many groups go with 2-3 rafts and 1 guide.

The Glen Morris to Paris is classified as intermediate... it is about 11km long. This canoe trip has about 6-7 short sections of fast water, 1km in total. The trip takes about 3.5-4.5 hours pending river current speed. This trip has portapotties and a picnic area at the start and end of the trip. Along the way visit the 300yr old sycamore tree that is hollow inside... do a hike learning wild edible plants and trees, stop at an island for lunch and go body surfing. Visit fresh water springs. Do a hike to a lookout on the top of the Three Sisters. Cost is $175.00 per raft, plus $7.50 per person and the guide is $150.00... plus HST. Many groups go with 2-3 rafts and 1 guide.

Price includes your raft, paddles, life jackets, dry bag, shuttle ride and your map or guide.

Map of Routes Below


Map above of the Paris to Brant run... get shuttled up to Paris & paddle to the Brant Conservation Area... where your car is waiting for you.


Map above of start point for the Glen Morris to Paris... shuttle from Birley Gates to the Old Mill (starting point)... then paddle back to car.

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.