Stretches of the Grand River are suitable for paddlers of all levels.
White-water enthusiasts flock to the Elora Gorge, while those interested in a more tranquil journey can pick from any number of stretches of this 300-kilometre-long river. Whatever you are looking for, it's always important that you plan your trip and learn as much as you can about the section of the river that you intend to paddle.
You have to choose access points, arrange a pick up or park a vehicle at your end point and find out where you may need to portage. All of this is necessary because you can't paddle upstream.
Paddlers enjoy other rivers within the Grand River watershed including sections of the Speed, Eramosa, Nith and Conestogo rivers which some people paddle seasonally, based on river levels.
Paddling is popular at Grand River 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.)
Plan a trip, whether it is for a day or a weekend, on these pages of our website: