Paddling the Grand River - Paris to Brantford

3 hr Self-Guided Trip
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Grand River self-guided canoe & kayak day-trip on relaxing section of the river with some small swifts for a little excitment. Launch from private dock at our historic 150 year old Outfitters shop in Paris-on-the Grand & begin paddling past Paris' historic riverside architecture. You soon leave civilization behind as you enter the rare Carolinian Forest zone. You can view Great Blue Herons, Ospreys, Mallard ducks, turtles and perhaps white-tailed deer along the riverbank with an occasional Bald Eagle. Stop & explore forest lined banks of the Grand. Experience the Grand as First Nations people did hundreds of years ago.

Take time to experience one of many cold springs feeding into the river. Approach quietly & you may spot a beaver or a muskrat as you float past Whiteman's Creek. As you reach Brant Conservation Area, the river forms a 3km long lake. The great thing about this Route is you can land soon as you reach our Outfitters Landing at Brant Park, or you can stretch out your trip in Brant's Lake, paddling past the landing to explore the Park's shoreline & several islands. With little current in 'the lake' you can easily paddle back up to our landing after some extra exploring.

After landing at Brant park our shuttle takes you back to your car in Paris. Trip can launch any time from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Shuttle times back to Paris at 12:30, 3:00 & 5:30 p.m.
Note: Reverse shuttle from Brant Park to our launch downtown Paris prior to your trip is available upon request. Park charges $7/adult for parking

Campsites available. See our Canoe Camping Trips.

- Canadian made 16ft canoe & all paddling gear (PFD, Paddles, etc)
- Shuttle service from Brant Park to Paris after your trip.
- Expert Paddle Canada certified guides help you launch & provide instruction

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This trip is offered on: Thu Sun Wed Sat Fri Mon Tue
Between: May 2, 2021 and Nov 6, 2021

Calculate Your Trip Total:


Canoe - $ / paddler
Kayak - $/person
Canoe - $/person sitting in middle
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.