About the Grand

South Ontario's largest river, the Grand is located in the heart of Southern Ontario & is easily accessible for canoeing & kayaking, just an hour west of Toronto & only 90 minutes northwest of Niagara Falls.  The Grand River flows 300 kilometres from it's source in the Caledon Hills, to its mouth at Port Maitland on Lake Erie.  It flows past the historic communities of Elora, Kitchener, Cambridge, Paris, Brantford, the Six Nations Native Reserve, Caledonia & Dunnville.


The Grand was designated a Canadian Heritage River for its early effect on Canada's cultural mosaic.   Earlier Native settlements were along the Grand River for thousands of years.  6 Nations Iroquois Natives, Germans, Mennonites, English, irish, Scots & others all settled in the Grand River Valley in the 1700's & 1800's.   The Grand has lots of history to share, from Native to early European Settlements.