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    About Us

    Over the last 10 years... showing the Grand River Valley has become our passion, not our job. When you knock on our door for an adventure, our goal is to make the experience easy to do... with everything looked after.

  • Canoe Trips
    Best of the Grand

    Canoe Trips

    Our Grand River canoe trips are 3 hours or more, there is no time limit... we really encourage you to leave your watches behind and enjoy the day! We offer both beginner and intermediate canoe trips.

  • Kayak Trips
    Our Fleet of Grand River Kayaks

    Kayak Trips

    Learning to kayak is easiest thing to do. Our Grand River kayak trips are 2 hrs or more... and there is the option to take a kayak lesson before the trip.

  • Rafting Trips
    Stand Up Paddle Board Trips on the Grand

    Rafting Trips

    Rafting is something everyone can do in total safety regardless of age, size or skill level. Rafting is the best way to "Experience Everything Together"! The rafts cannot tip over and hold up to eight people.

  • Other Adventures
    Team Building Experiences... Quest by Fire

    Other Adventures

    Try our stand up paddleboards... or go family tubing... or paddle our two man non-tip yaks. We offer over seven different ways to paddle the Grand River.

  • Group Experiences
    Dining at the Arlington Hotel

    Group Experiences

    From corporate team building to outdoor educational programs for youth... our goal is to offer one of the most unique experiences in the valley.

  • Contact Us
    Grand River Bridge View Paris, Ontario

    Having Trouble Getting Here... Contact Us!!!!

    We are located in the town of Paris, one hour west of Toronto... just off the 403 highway. We meet you where you start your trip... so advanced reservations are a must. We operate 7 days a week.

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Grand River Kayak Trips


Kayaking the Grand River is actually easier to learn then canoeing. Many first timers take a one hour lesson before journeying down the river on their own

The Grand River is a great beginner river, averaging 1 meter in depth with a 2 km/hr current speed... so if you tip over, stand up! The beauty of this wilderness is unexpected... people find it hard to believe they are 1 hour from Toronto.

Our Grand River kayak trips can be customized  from 2 to six hours in length. There are fresh water springs to drink from, places to body-surf and even picnic areas with washrooms.

The logistics of the trip is simple... we shuttle you to the start of your trip... then you paddle back to where your vehicle is parked. We equip you with everything needed to do your kayak trip (paddle, life jacket,dry bag & boat).

List of Kayak Trip Options

  • Kayak Lesson before your trip... link
  • Rent a kayak and paddle on your own with a  Grand River Map... link
  • Rent a kayak and have an interpretive guide teaching on the valley, travel with you... link
  • Bring your own kayak and have us shuttle you up or down the river... link
  • Rent a non-tip two man yak or a regular tandem kayak... and paddle on your own with a Grand River Map... link
  • Rent a regular two person tandem kayak... link

You need to make reservations by email or phone in advance... because we meet you where your trip starts.

It is important to recognize that the weather-news channels are about 20% accurate in their daily forecasting... we are around 85% accurate!

If the weather is bad, we will contact you telling you to save your money and not come. With our cancelation you can get a full refund or pick another date... whatever is best for you.

Also if water levels are what we consider unsafe to paddle... we will cancel our trips with the option to raft or go in a non-tip yak... your safety with us is more important than your money!

We are the only incorporated outfitter business on the river carrying full liability as required by the Grand River Conservation Authority.

We have risk management plans in place, adult waivers and youth consent forms... and our interpretive staff is top notch, undergoing a 3 week training course.

For more Grand River kayak trip adventures visit our Grand River Rafting website.