Paddling is popular at GRCA parks. You can bring your own craft or rent one from us. Check the park pages for information on the equipment available and prices. (Note: No rentals at Luther Marsh, Elora Gorge and Elora Quarry.)
These parks are suitable for sailboats and/or powerboats. Powerboats can be used only at Belwood, Byng Island, Conestogo Lake and Luther Marsh. Windsurfing and paddle boarding are also popular at these parks.
Paddling is a popular sport on the Grand and major tributaries including the Nith, Conestogo, Speed and Eramosa rivers. For more information, go to the Canoeing and kayaking page of our website.
Sections of the southern Grand River suitable for powerboats include:
There are boat ramps at Chiefswood (Six Nations) and Caledonia, Cayuga, Dunnville and Port Maitland in Haldimand County. For more information visit the Tourism Haldimand website where you can find maps and brochures with boating information.
A boat launch season pass is available for boating at both Conestogo Lake and Belwood Lake parks. The cost is $75. The pass can be purchased at either park during their operating season, and provides access to boat launch facilities during the parks' hours of operation. Day-use admission is not inluded in the boat launch season pass fee. For more information, please contact Belwood Lake Park or Conestogo Lake Park.
To prevent the spread of invasive aquatic species, please make sure you clean your boat, trailer and gear. Learn more at the website of the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change.