Sweet & Mysterious – Upper Nith Spring Paddling Festival

Two – 5 hr Guided Trips           Only Available April 12 – 14, 2019      Canoeing & Kayaking

1 Day / 1 Night Nith River Trip Package during Paris Ont. Maple Syrup Festival

North of Ayr Ontario, the Nith River flows through meadows & forests in a wild, mysterious way. You’ll be close to home, but feel as though you’re a hundred years & five hundred miles away. With our experienced guides this adventure is achievable for less experienced paddlers, and an unique journey for the seasoned paddler. This unforgettable paddling experience in the heart of Southern Ontario is limited, only available in the Spring.

Prepare yourself for a peaceful but stunning paddle in a region unspoiled by excessive development. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife, including herons, white tailed deer, and hawks. Abandoned dams and old iron bridges add to the exceptionally scenic feel of the trip. Enjoy a hot riverside lunch, featuring our famous Maple Chili. Learn the history of the region from our knowledgeable guides.

The communities of Paris, where our shop is based, and Ayr, which you will see along your route, both offer extraordinary dining/lounging establishments for your Apres Paddle experience.

This special weekend trip becomes even more rare, offered only the 2nd weekend in April. Enjoy a Spring weekend Getaway with Paris’ Maple Syrup Festival. This package combines Friday night accommodations at Paris’ historic Arlington Hotel with the Festival & its Saturday morning Pancake Breakfast, followed by our guided adventure on the Upper Nith River

Route Options:

  • alternate route on Lower Nith River’s Whitewater section can be chosen after booking
  • make it a 2 Day / 1 Night Getaway & paddle both routes – contact our shop to book

Trip is offered:  Fri. April 12 – Sat. April 13, 2019 during the Paris Maple Syrup Festival

Regular Pricing

Canoe – $/person: $189.95
Kayak – $/person: $199.95  + 13% tax.

Bring your own Boat – $/person: $169.95        all prices 13% HST extra

Promo Price      10% Off

Canoe – $/person $169.95
Kayak – $/person $179.95

Bring your own Boat – $/person: $149.95      all prices 13% HST extra


‘ Friday night accommodations at the Arlington Hotel, Best Western or Hampton Inn

‘ Pancake breakfast Saturday morning with tour of the Festival

‘ Sat. canoe/kayak adventure on the Upper Nith River or Lower Nith whitewater route

‘ All your paddling gear, & shuttling to your launch site

‘ Historical & natural interpretation of Paris & the Nith River region

‘ Customized instruction based on your paddling skill level

‘ Hot riverside campfire lunch with our famour Maple Chili

‘ Pics of your trip, shot with our waterproof camera

‘ experienced Paddle Canada certified guides

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