While being called lazy might be considered offensive to some, the Grand River doesn’t seem to mind. This Canadian Heritage River has some serious history and it’s in no big rush to change its ways. Connect with a local outfitter and glide its gentle currents by canoe, kayak, stand-up paddle board or river raft. Drop a line or throw a fly and try to tempt its bass, rainbow trout, brown trout, pike and perch. Or simply spend a few hours thinking “ain’t life Grand,” while watching the world drift by from a riverside patio.

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Paddling along the Grand River

Local outfitters offer a range of unique experiences on the Grand River.

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8 Ideas for a Nature Lover’s Bucket List

Look to these landscapes for your must-do’s.

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Hamilton & Area Hikes Wilkes Dam/Grand River Loop

Follow the Grand River for 18 kms of awesome.

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Hamilton & Area Hikes Paris Two Rivers Loop

Discover the riverside trails of Paris, Ontario.

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The Best of Spring: Six Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors

The definitive spring guide to fresh air forays.

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Let Fly in Hamilton Halton Brant

Why birdwatchers flock to these six hotspots.

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Trips for Paddling Pros

In Hamilton Halton Brant, paddling adventures can be truly adventurous.

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The Happy Camper Explores Brantford and Paris

Kevin Callan slowed things down a bit and combined paddling with cultural exploration in the Heart of Ontario

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Turbo Tubing the Grand

Turbo tubing on the Grand River is fun and relaxing.

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Paranormal Paddle in Six Nations Territory

Whisper to the Moon is a one-of-a-kind paranormal night paddle with Haudenosaunee Guides on the Grand River.

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Paddling for Beginners

New to paddling? Pick up an oar and dip in!

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