Self-Guided Grand River Day Trips

For families, beginners or avid paddlers we offer a variety of trips and lengths to choose from. Avid paddlers will enjoy lengths up to 12 hours with multiple portages and camping options. Early start and end dates not having to worry about waiting until late May or June to get out and explore, while beginners will enjoy our shorter portage free calm water paddling. Adventure-filled run paddles through the deep valley running from the Village of Glen Morris to the Town of Paris and beyond. The route is calm water interspersed with mild swifts that add a little excitement. Leisurely paddling through scenic woodland, makes this a great trip. The beauty and diversity makes it appealing to even more experienced paddlers.

There are many spots to stop on your trip along the riverbank where you can stop for a picnic lunch &/or do some exploring in the Carolinian forest or on one of the small islands.

Notable sights on this route include the Spottiswood Bluff and the deep Grand River Valley’s Carolinian Forest. There are swift water sections on the route with just one brief class 1 rapid on the route (class 1 is the scales lowest rating). Other sights are Spring Island and the majestic ‘Three Sisters’, haunting 120-year old stone bridge pillars, remnants of the Early Railway Era, that was crucial to the formation of Canada. As your trip ends you paddle out the of Carolinian Forest into picturesque Paris on the Grand River.

As people step out of their boats, the first thing on their minds is, ‘When can we do it again” It’s an experience you won’t forget!

Included: 
– your boat & all paddling gear,
– shuttle service from parking, upriver to trip launch.

– Paddle Canada certified guides help launch you & provide instruction

Pricing:
Canoe – $ / person  $39.95

Canoe – $/person sitting in middle  $8.00

Kayak – $ / person  $49.95

Tandem Kayak – $/ person  $46.95

Shuttle Your Canoe – $ / canoe  $39.95

Shuttle Your Kayak – $ / kayak  $20.00

(Pricing may vary depending on trip selected)

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