Southern Ontario Scout Guide School Group Trips - near Toronto

School & Youth Group Trips in Southern Ontario

Scouts • Guides • Schools • Youth Groups

All of our youth programming takes place along the Grand River in Southern Ontario. Conveniently located only one hour from Toronto, we can adapt all our trips to meet Ontario Curriculum or Girl Guide or Scout programming. We have passion for the outdoors and enthusiasm to share knowledge with people of all ages. Our programming is focused on the understanding of outdoor safety, sustainability and stewardship of the environment.

Certified and Safety Focused

Our staff members are fully trained and qualified guides, including Paddle Canada and ORCKA certified canoe & kayak instructors and Swiftwater Rescue instructors. All of our guides are certified in First Aid & CPR. We also have on staff, Project Wild Educators certified by the Canadian Wildlife Federation.


Exploring the Grand River by Canoe

School group canoe trips in Southern Ontario - near TorontoAll of our canoe trips are on the Grand River, which has the prestigious designation of being a Canadian Heritage River. The Grand River situated in Southern Ontario, only one hour from Toronto. This trip offers a great outdoor experience allowing children to learn about:

  • introductory canoeing skills and safety
  • experiencing a traditional way of transportation
  • canoeing as an outdoor physical activity
  • local history
  • native plants and wildlife identification

 
Visit our Guided Canoe Trips page for more information.
We offer group rate pricing. Please fill out our reservation form for a quote.

Visit our reservations page if you have any questions or would like to receive a quote for this trip.

Chiefswood by Canoe – “The Song My Paddle Sings”

Chiefswood by Canoe School Youth Group Trip Southern OntarioThis full day adventure includes a 3-4 hour canoe trip from Brantford to Chiefswood National Historic Site where children will be given a tour of the Chiefswood Museum and the onsite Tall Grass Prairie.

  • introductory canoeing skills and safety
  • First Nations and local history
  • learn about poet Pauline Johnson
  • museum & tall grass prairie tour
  • available as a voyageur canoe trip (12 person canoe)

 
Visit our Chiefswood by Canoe page for more information.
We offer group rate pricing. Please fill out our reservation form for a quote.
 

Visit our reservations page if you have any questions or would like to receive a quote for this trip.

Wild Edible Plants & Tree Identification Hike

School, scouts, guides group wild edibles group trip - Southern OntarioDuring this half day (3 hour) workshop students will be taught how to identify some of the commonly found wild edible plants and tree species that grow in Southern Ontario. Other topics include:

  • sustainability and preventing over harvesting
  • common identification mistakes
  • how to use your field guide (provided)
  • a presentation of how to prepare a selection of wild edibles

 
Visit our Wild Edible Plants page for more information.
We offer group rate pricing. Please fill out our reservation form for a quote.
 
 

Visit our reservations page if you have any questions or would like to receive a quote for this trip.

Grand River Canoe Trip and Wild Edibles Hike

Southern Ontario, near Toronto - School and Youth canoe tripsThis is a full day offering that includes all aspects of both the Grand River Canoe Trip and the Wild Edibles & Tree Identification Hike.

  • introductory canoeing skills and safety
  • experiencing a traditional means of transportation
  • local history
  • wild edible plant and tree identification
  • how to use your field guide (provided)
  • presentation of how to prepare some wild edibles

 
We offer group rate pricing. Please fill out our reservation form for a quote.

Visit our reservations page if you have any questions or would like to receive a quote for this trip.

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Treks In The Wild
51 William Street
Paris, Ontario, Canada


Phone: 1 (888) 292-1288
Email: info@treksinthewild.com
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Outdoor Adventures

We are located only 1 hour from Toronto. Come and enjoy the beautiful Grand River and paddle through the towns of Paris, Brantford and Cambridge. We offer Grand River canoe rentals, kayak rentals, as well as a number of local services and workshops. For the more adventurous we also do backcountry canoe trips to Northern Ontario.