3-Hour Self-Guide Paddle Trip
This Grand River self-guided canoe & kayak day-trip on a relaxing section of the Grand, with dashes of small swifts to keep your interest piqued. Launching from private dock at our historic 145 year old Outfitters shop in Paris-on-the Grand, your trip begins paddling past Paris’ historic riverside architecture. You soon leave civilization behind as you enter the rare Carolinian Forest zone. You can view Great Blue Herons, Ospreys, Mallard ducks, turtles and perhaps white-tailed deer along the riverbank with an occasional Bald Eagle. Stop & explore forest lined banks of the Grand. Experience the Grand as First Nations people did hundreds of years ago.
Take time to experience one of many cold springs feeding into the river. Approach quietly & you may spot a beaver or a muskrat as you float past Whiteman’s Creek. As you reach Brant Conservation Area, the river forms a 3km long lake. The great thing about this Route is you can land soon as you reach our Outfitters Landing at Brant Park, or you can stretch out your trip in Brant’s Lake, paddling past the landing to explore the Park’s shoreline & several islands. With little current in ‘the lake’ you can easily paddle back up to our landing after some extra exploring.
After landing, you’ll be on your way home when our shuttle picks you up with some great memories to last you till your next trip. This trip can launch any time from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Shuttle times back to Paris at 12:30, 3:00 & 5:30 p.m.
Note: Reverse shuttle from Brant Park to our launch downtown Paris prior to your trip is available upon request. Park will charge $6/adult for parking
Campsites available. See our Canoe Camping Trips at www.grand-experiences.com.
– Canadian made 16ft canoe & all paddling gear (PFD, Paddles, etc)
– Shuttle service from Brant Park to Paris after your trip.
– Expert Paddle Canada certified guides help you launch & provide instruction
How to Book:
Reservations can be made on our website or by calling us at 1-888-258-0441
This trip is offered daily
Between: May 2, 2021 and Oct 15, 2021