Floating down the gentle currents of the Grand River is a fun, relaxing way to experience the scenery and wildlife of this Canadian Heritage River. The hefty rafts used by area outfitters are virtually unflippable, making it a great activity for not-so-strong swimmers. Children as young as two have been known to enjoy the glide! As you float down the river, your guide will point out interesting sights and wildlife along the way.


If you’re looking for a rafting experience that’s more rapid than relaxing, you’ll want to book an early spring trip when high water on the Nith River near Paris produces exciting whitewater rafting with easy-to-moderate Class 1 & 2 rapids.

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Now thru December 29

A Winter’s Night in Paris Culinary Experience

Arlington Hotel

106 Grand River Street North, Paris, ON, N3L 2M5

Based on standard rooms only. Rooms are subject to availability. Reservations required to the Arlington...

December 13 - 15

Christmas Evening Tours

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Cost:        $30 per person. Pre-registration is required. Time:        7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

May 26

Medieval Illumination Workshop

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museums

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

Cost:        $60 members, $65 non-members. Supply list provided upon registration. Time:        10:00 AM to 3:30...

Now thru November 24

The Grand Experience

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

115 Grand River Street North, Paris, ON, N3L 2M4

Now thru October 20

Canoe Trips on the Grand River

Grand River Rafting Company

31 Mechanic Street, Paris, ON, N3L 1L1

October 26

Harvest Home Breakfast

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museums

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

Cost:        Adults: $16.00, Children: $8.00 (12 and under). Pre-registration required. Limited seating available. Time:        9:00...

May 25 - October 13

The Natural Path

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

115 Grand River Street North, Paris, ON, N3L 2M4

Now thru October 15

Grand River Tuscarora Route – Glen Morris to Brant

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

115 Grand River Street North, Paris, ON, N3L 2M4

November 23

First Day of Christmas

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Time:        12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Cost:        FREE

June 14 - September 13

Sunset Social Paddles

Burlington Beach Rentals

1084 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, ON, L7S1A2

2019 Dates; Friday, June 14th; Friday, July 19; Friday; August 16; Saturday, September 14. 2-...

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