Grand River Canoe Rentals
Grand River canoe rentals with Treks In The Wild is an amazing family activity that anyone can enjoy, from novice to expert. Only 1 hour from Toronto, the Grand River runs through the heart of Southern Ontario. Experience the beautiful scenery and wildlife as you paddle down one of Canada’s Heritage Rivers. Come and enjoy a wonderful canoeing experience with us.
|Grand RiverCanoe Routes||Length||Start Times||Level||Canoe Rentalwith Shuttle|
|Glen Morris to Paris||2.5 to 3.5 hours||9am, 11am, 2pm||Easy||$69.95/canoe or $34.98/person|
|Paris to Brantford||3 to 4 hours||8:30am, 1:30pm||Easy||$69.95/canoe or $34.98/person|
|Cambridge to Paris||4 to 5.5 hours||9am||Easy||$79.95/canoe or $39.98/person|
|Cambridge to Brantford||6 to 8 hours||9am||Medium||$94.95/canoe or $47.48/person|
Visit our reservations page once you’ve selected your adventure, or if you have any questions.
Also, when renting a canoe from Treks in the Wild it is only $10 to have 1 additional adult or $5/child (up to 2 children under 12) in the middle of the canoe.
*prices are in Canadian dollars, plus HST
What’s included with a canoe rental?
Besides seeing one of most beautiful parts of Southern Ontario, you will get
- Shuttle Service
- PFD’s (life jackets)
- 2 canoe paddles
- Safety kit
- Dry bag
How does renting a canoe work?
Renting a canoe with Treks In The Wild is easy and worry-free. We shuttle you and the canoe right to the start of your canoe route. The following steps layout exactly what you can expect.
Arrive at the parking area – You drive to the parking area where you will be greeted by one of our Treks In the Wild staff.
Shuttled upstream – You will be shuttled upstream the Grand River to where your canoe route begins.
Prepare for the trip – Everyone will be fitted for a PFD (life jacket), and a paddle. A safety kit is supplied and the contents will be explained to you.
Safety, equipment and route orientation – Our staff member will give an overview of safety and canoe equipment. You will be given a dry bag to store your belongings while on the trip and map of your Grand River canoe route with points of interest marked.
For new canoeists – Any beginner or novice clients will be given a brief explanation of paddle strokes and entering and exiting a boat.
The Adventure Begins!
Takeout – You will arrive at the takeout point where your vehicle is parked. Once again you are met by our staff member who will help you take the canoes out of the water.
Why rent a canoe from Treks In The Wild?
What you can expect from us:
- Professional & Qualified Service
- Safety Focused
- Quality Equipment
We only rent quality equipment and we monitor the river and weather conditions daily to ensure our customers have a safe enjoyable experience. We won’t let any of our canoe and kayak rentals go out on the river if we feel conditions are unsafe. In short we won’t put profit ahead of customer safety.
Our canoe and kayak rentals are by the day, which means you don’t have to be back by a set time like some outfitters.
Please Note* Paddling times for the Grand River listed above are approximate, and can vary considerably due to fluctuations in water levels, weather conditions and paddling ability. When planning a route on the Grand River, please allow yourself extra time during periods of low water, inclement weather, windy conditions and for portages.
We rent quality boats:
- ClearWater Design – Kawartha 15′ 6″ polyethylene canoe
- Nova Craft – Prospector 16′ polyethylene canoe
Alternative pick-up and drop-off locations on the Grand River can be arranged, contact us for prices or make a reservation
All canoe and kayak rentals require a valid ID (driver’s license) and a credit card or security deposit