GRAND EXPERIENCES offers outdoor adventures in the Heart of Southern Ontario. Canoeing, kayaking, rafting, 12-person Voyageur Canoes, biking & hiking adventures. With guided & self-guided, daytrips plus multi-day we are known for our instructional trips along with lessons & Paddle Canada Canoe Certification Courses. We are one of South Ontario's premier Outdoor Adventure company, winner of 10 Shinning Star Awards, including Best Aboriginal Experience, which is part of our Voyage into Paradise Trips package with Royal Botanical Gardens.

We are known for our Grand River About the Grand trips. Southern Ontario's longest river & home to its largest forest, it is a designated Canadian Heritage River, flowing 300 km through Southern Ontario's Heartland, an hour west of Toronto.

We also run trips on two smaller rivers, the Nith River, a Grand tributary, plus Big Creek, a little river flowing into Long Point Bay on Lake Erie. These smaller rivers house very remote and scenic routes.

Plus we offer instructional sea kayaking adventures on Long Point Bay (designated World Biosphere on Lake Erie). Long Point's sheltered bay, warm water & sandy beaches make it a perfect place to learn sea kayaking.

Imagine being immersed in a scenic getaway full of waterfalls, Carolinian forests, with numerous species of plants and wildlife. The Bruce Trail Waterfall Walk aims to provide you with a unique tour in one of Southern Ontario's most scenic locations. Full of gorgeous and relaxing waterfalls, the Bruce Trail is the ultimate place to be for all scenic lovers.


Whether you simply enjoy hiking, taking photos, want to get away for a couples or girl's weekends, or simply just want to experience the fall colours or the spring run-off that the Trail has to offer, this trip is for you!

You can choose from a five day, four night option which features 28 different waterfall stops and a variety of other breath taking activities along the way  OR a two day, one night tour that features 19 stunning waterfalls.


These fantastic packages are tailored to you so you can relax and enjoy your vacation in style.

Explore the GRAND RIVER & ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS

2 day / 2 night Getaway through 2 spectacular Paradises in the Heart of Ontario

2014 Dates: July 25-27, August 22-24

*other dates possible for group bookings.

Explore Ontario's rare Carolinian forest in a full day guided Voyageur Canoe trip on the Grand River in the elegance & power of traditional 12-passenger voyager canoes travelling the 'Highway of the Iroquois'. Learn about our Paradises' history thru encounters with a First Nations Storyteller, sharing legends, dance & music at his campfire on a secluded island in the heart of the Grand River's rare Carolinian Forest. Discover the beauty of Nature with a behind-the-scenes tour of the World Famous Royal Botanical Gardens along with a guided canoe tour of Cootes Paradise, a restorative nature work in progress. Experience luxury through a 2-night stay at the Waterfront Hotel and an incredible provision of meals. Enjoy exotic & classic lunches: a gourmet aboriginal themed lunch & a garden champagne lunch. plus choose from 2 of the area's best restaurants, from fine dining to rustic cottage with a fantastic view.

PATHS LESS TRAVELLED

CYCLING EXPERIENCE EXPLORING ST. JACOBS MENNONITE COUNTRY




Paths Less Travelled involves stepping back in time to a simpler life, with a little adventure.  Experience St. Jacobs Mennonite Country, touring its Grand River Valley setting on bicycles, paddling the Canadian Heritage River by canoe and discovering the beautiful simplicity of Old Order Mennonite Culture.  Cycling along trails, buggy lanes & farm roads, you visit fascinating craftsmen like Aidan, who uses manual machinery as old as Canada to repair horse harnesses. Following the Conestogo River rolling through meadows you’ll enjoy a magnificent country-style lunch made by Viola on her Old Order Mennonite farm. You will spend the night in a Boutique hotel and wake up to an early morning of behind the scenes at St. Jacobs Village shops and famous market as well as sampling locally crafted beer from Block 3 Brewery.  History, culture, art, story tellers, a great place to stay and a beautiful landscape, Paths Less Travelled has it all!

 Bruce Trail Waterfall Walks