Paddling the Grand River

Trip-Planning Guide to
Ontario's Historic Grand River

New_Cover.jpg

Renowned for its recreational paddling opportunities, water quality, cultural heritage & wildlife the Grand River offers paddling trips for novice & experienced paddlers.  This guide follows the Grand from Bellwood Lake upriver of Elora, past Kitchener-Waterloo, through Cambridge, Paris & Brantford, on to Caledonia & Port Maitland at Lake Erie.  

Whether you are interested in 2 hour trips or a 6 day expedition, this newly updated guide has everything you need. Full colour maps, access points, portages with aerial photos, points of interest & photography. It also provides details on fishing, accommodations, parking & GPS navigation coordinates.

This guide is perfect for anyone considering a trip on the Grand. Whether an afternoon's excursion or a multi-day adventure on this beautiful Hertiage River1

Written by staff at the Grand River Conservation Authority with guide Jamie Kent, Paddling the Grand River is now better than ever.


Founded in 1934 the Grand River Conservation Authority manages water & other natural resources on behalf of 38 municipalities in the Grand's Watershed. Largest in Southern Ontario at 6,800 sq. km.

Jamie Kent is owner operator of Grand Experiences. an outdoor adventure company operting on the Grand since 1997, a Paddle Canada Instructor-Trainer & expert on the area's history, flora & fauna


1. Grand River was designated as a Canadian Heritage River in 1994.  1 of only 10 in Ontario