Guided Canoe Day Trips
Guided canoe day trips on the Grand River with Treks In The Wild is a wonderful paddling adventure. Your highly trained and first aid certified guide is there to enrich your experience of the beautiful Grand River. From local history to wild edible plants, your guide will introduce you many fascinating topics along your trip. The Grand River is only an hour from Toronto and offers some of most beautiful scenery in all of Southern Ontario. Come and enjoy a wonderful canoeing experience with us.
|Grand RiverCanoe Routes||Length||Start Times||Level||Guided Tripwith Shuttle|
|Glen Morris to Paris||2.5 to 3.5 hours||Sat & Sun – 9am, 2pm||Easy||$64.95/person|
|Paris to Brantford||3 to 4 hours||Sat & Sun – 8:30am, 1:30pm||Easy||$64.95/person|
Visit our reservations page once you’ve selected your adventure, or if you have any questions.
*if you have 4 or more people in your group we can customize the day and time.
*we also offer group rates for school, youth, scout and guide groups.
*prices are in Canadian dollars, plus HST
What’s included with a guided canoe trip?
A unique paddling adventure down a one of most scenic parts of the Grand River, and
- A highly trained and qualified guide
- PFD’s (life jackets)
- 2 canoe paddles
- Safety kit
- Dry bag
How does a guided canoe trip work?
A guided canoe trip 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 your Treks In the Wild guide.
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. You will also be given a dry bag to store your belongings while on the trip
Safety, equipment and route orientation – Before the trip starts, your guide will teach you some basic paddle strokes. Once you are confident in your abilities, we’ll get under way. Along the way, your guide will offer suggestions to improve your skill level.
The Adventure Begins!
Takeout – You will arrive at the takeout point where your vehicle is parked. Your guide will help you take the canoes out of the water.
Why select Treks In The Wild for you guided canoe trip?
What you can expect from us:
- Professional & Qualified Service
- Safety Focused
- Quality Equipment
We only use 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 or kayak trips go out on the river if we feel conditions are unsafe. In short we won’t put profit ahead of customer safety.
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 own 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 prices are in Canadian dollars, plus HST
All canoe and kayak trips require a valid ID (driver’s license) and a credit card or security deposit