There are several outfitters in Paris and Brant County that make family paddling adventures a breeze. Leave the gear and guiding up to a skilled expert so you and your family can relax and discover the joy of a few hours on the Grand River.


Once you’re back on dry land, hit the unique shops of Paris for an afternoon of shopping. The Toronto Sun recently named it one of southern Ontario’s best small-town downtowns.

“We tested boundaries and skills we hadn’t tested before and the kids got up close to nature. Paddling in a canoe provides lots of time for talking and bonding. It was a great family adventure!”
— Susannah, Canadian Mommy Blogger, Creative Mama on a Dime

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Now thru October 2

New Moon Beach Yoga

Ontario Staycation Adventures

1100 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington, ON L7S 1A7, Canada

Dates and Times: May 7th, Jun 6th, Jul 5th, Aug 4th, Sept 2nd, Oct 2nd...

June 16

Take-Apart Workshop

Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology – National Historic Site

900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton, ON, L8H 7N2

Date: Jun 16th Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Ages: 6 to 17 years Cost:...

Now thru December 7

Oakville Museum Guided Tour

Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate

8 Navy Street, Oakville, ON, L6J 2Y5

Tuesday to Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. General admission by donation (Suggested $7 per...

Now thru August 24

Worlds of the Night – Exhibition at Joseph Brant Museum

Joseph Brant Museum

1240 North Shore Boulevard East, Burlington, ON, L7S 1C5

Date & Times: Tuesday - Friday, 10:00AM - 4:00PM, included in the cost of regular...

Now thru December 31

Explore Paris Like A Local – A Sweet Escape

Tasty Road Trips Food Tours

Paris, Ontario

Tour Details: This tour is a 4.5 hour all-inclusive self-guided tour with all food, sips,...

Now thru June 30

Winter Staycations in Brant

Brant Tourism

31 Mechanic St, Paris, ON N3L 1K1

Some winter activities but enjoy others all year round!

Now thru October 17

Full Moon Beach Yoga

Ontario Staycation Adventures

1100 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington, ON L7S 1A7, Canada

Dates and Times: May 23rd, Jun 20th, Jul 21st, Aug 19th, Sept 17th, Oct 17th...

Now thru August 16

Exhibition: Poetry in Stitches

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

64 Sulphur Springs Road, Ancaster, ON, L9G 1L8

Dates: Apr 23rd to Aug 16th (Tuesday to Saturday) Times: 12:00pm to 4:00pm Cost: Regular...

Now thru December 31

Brant Eats

Brant Tourism

31 Mechanic St, Paris, ON N3L 1K1

For your enjoyment all-year round!

Now thru June 30

MYndful Movement: Stretch, Gentle Yoga, Qigong, Mindfulness

Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre

1086 Burnhamthorpe Rd E, Oakville, ON L6H 7B2

Dates & Times: Every Thursday, 7:00pm to 8:00pm Class Costs: Drop-In: $20 6 class package:...

June 18 - July 15

Strawberry picking at Brantwood Farms

Brantwood Farms

Brantwood Farms North, 89 St George Rd, Paris, ON N3L 3E1

Dates: Approx. Jun 18th to Jul 15th Hours: 8:00am to 6:00pm Cost: $17.00/4L basket

Now thru July 31

Pick Your Own Berries at Lindley’s Farm & Market

Lindley’s Farm

900 Fiddlers Green Rd, Ancaster, ON L9G 3L1

Dates and Times: Daily - 8:00am to 2:00pm (weather permitting) Bring your own container with...

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