Cambridge to Paris Grand River Daytrip

5 hr Self-Guided Trip
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Full day adventure-filled route running from the old Galt part of Cambridge down river to the Town of Paris. Mainly calm water mixed with mild swifts to add a little excitement. Leisurely paddling through scenic woodland makes this a great trip for all paddlers.

Due to the length of this run it isn't suggested for beginners. 22km long, approx. 5 hour leisure paddle with 150 foot portage at the end as you land in Paris.
If you are novice paddler with no experience consider taking our Guided Grand River Experience with our Paddle Canada certified guides.

Many spots to stop on your trip along the riverbank where you can stop for a picnic lunch and/or do some exploring in the Carolinian forest or on one of the small islands.

Notable sights on this route include the Spottiswood Bluff and the deep Grand River Valley's Carolinian Forest. There are swift water sections on the route with just one brief class 1 rapid on the route (class 1 is the scales lowest rating). Other sights are Spring Island and the majestic 'Three Sisters', haunting 120 year old stone bridge pillars, remnants of the Early Railway Era, that was crucial to the formation of Canada. As your trip ends you paddle out of the Carolinian Forest into picturesque Paris on the Grand River.

As people step out of their boats in Paris, the first thing on their minds is, 'When can we do it again'' It is an experience you won't forget!

At the end of the leisurely 5 hour paddle there is a 150 foot portage as you arrive in Paris. On weekends Grand Experiences staff can be available to help.

- your boat & all paddling gear
- shuttle service from parking, upriver to trip launch.
- our Paddle Canada certified guides help launch you and provide instruction

You can order on-line, by phone, or in person at our shop in Paris. While a date is needed for on-line orders, dates are flexible and you can change it any time up to 48 hours before the trip start.

County of Brant river access fee for groups of more than 6 people.
6-25 people: $16 per group
26-50 people: $22 per group

Book Trip

Please fill out the form to book your trip (all fields are required):

This trip is offered on: Sat Sun
Between: Apr 2, 2019 and Nov 18, 2019

Calculate Your Trip Total:


Kayak - $/Person
Canoe - $/ Paddler
Permit - $/group County Fee 4 - 24 people
Shuttle Your Canoe - $/canoe
Shuttle Your Kayak - $/kayak

Tax (13%) $0.00

Total $0.00

This is only a guideline. Your account will be charged in CAD$ and your credict card will convert to USD$ at roughly the above rate.