5-Hour Guided Trip
Voyage of the Iroquois is a remarkable aboriginal themed daytrip on the Grand River, the Highway of the Iroquois. A Canadian Heritage River, the Grand is known for its rich Native history set in nature’s paradise. You travel downstream in stable, comfortable 12-passenger voyager canoes, piloted by our expert guides & find the River lined with rare Carolinian forest, home to a unique combination of northern and southern flora & fauna. One of Canada’s most biodiverse areas. Your Paddle Canada certified guide, trained in the river’s history & wildlife, will point out unique natural features such as cold springs plus wildlife such as bald eagles, osprey, blue herons, beavers & white-tailed deer.
Midway through your journey stop for a guided hike on the Trail of the White Cedars. It leads to a scenic lookout revealing the river basin stretching out before you as far as the eye can see. On the trail you will enter a diverse forest world with rare Carolinian species plus ancient and fragrant cedars, softwoods, rich loam, patches of sand, and a high arching canopy.
Your journey will continue down river to Five Oaks Landing. You will taste the forest’s history while listening to bird songs and wildlife, under the shade of the forest canopy.
The final destination of your voyage is Turtle Island, a small isolated island featuring the untouched nature of the Carolinian forest, and a rare ancient hardwood amphitheater. You will be led through the island to the amphitheater, where you will receive a traditional aboriginal greeting by a First Nations Storyteller in full traditional regalia. Our Native storyteller has a quarter of a century of tourism experience and is a trained anthropologist with an extensive background in First Nations history. Watch and listen as he brings history to life with captivating First Nations Myths and Legends. Participate in a traditional native dance, and let him enthrall you with his mesmerizing flute playing, a haunting and beautiful tribute to a far off time.
Trip includes all paddling gear, an experienced & knowledgeable Voyageur guide, shuttle service between Paris & Brant Conservation Area (trip launch & landing points).
This trip is offered on: Sun Sat Fri Thu Wed Tue Mon
Between: Apr 15, 2019 and Nov 11, 2019
Voyageur Canoe – Per Adult – Regular Price $99.00
Voyageur Canoe – Per Child – Regular Price $59.95
Starting from Grand Experiences (113 Grand River Street North)
Starting from launching point