Discover Nature Unexpected on the mysterious Nith River, running wild across the Heart of South Central Ontario. Unbelievable 2-Day wilderness style paddling route that almost magically appears in early Spring & late Fall, just 1 hour west of Toronto, 1.5 hours from Niagara and 2.5 hours from Windsor/Detroit.
The Nith River runs wild across South Central Ontario, providing a unique experience available only while seasonal rain brings the river to life in early Spring & late Fall. This rare 2-day guided trip offers a classic wilderness-style paddling adventure along a 50 km stretch of forested route, ranging from serene, gentle stretches, to exciting whitewater.
Your first day is on the Upper Nith, tranquil waters meandering thru miles of secluded forest. Skirting around the historic village of Ayr, the few signs of civilization are remains of a forgotten rural Ontario. Abandoned dams & interesting twists in the river add a little excitement, while old iron bridges provide background for some great story telling from your guide.
Your second day on the Lower Nith will have a different tone. As the elevation drops, features like Devil’s Cave and a series of mild rapids appear, creating a fantastic opportunity to use the skills you have developed. Your guide is experienced at providing customized instructional support, in order to master running the whitewater at the end of the adventure. Throughout this, scenery remains stunning, and the opportunities for wildlife sighting never stop.
This trip is available in April and early May* and includes:
‘ Lodge accommodation at choice of 3 Inns
‘ Historical and natural interpretation of the Nith River region
‘ Customized instruction fitted to your paddling skill level
‘ Warm campfire lunch with BBQ chicken & our Famous Maple Chili
‘ All your paddling gear, including PFD, Neoprene wetsuit
‘ 10 minute shuttle to your launch site
‘ Pics/video of your trip, shot with our waterproof camera
‘ Paddle Canada certified guides, averaging 10 years experience on the Nith River
*Best in early Spring & Fall. In late spring, trips dependent on flow conditions. Available weekends in Spring and Fall. Available weekdays for groups of 4 or more
Canoeing $259 per person plus HST based on double occupancy
Kayaking $279 per person plus HST based on double occupancy