Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company is an outdoor adventure company based in Paris, Ontario. Established in 1995, they offer a wide variety of paddling and cycling tours, as well as a wide selection of quality Canadian-made canoes, kayaks, rafts and hybrid touring bicycles.
Grand Experiences has won 15 awards for outstanding customer service and exceptional product offerings, including their Path Less Travelled cycling tour, which is an Ontario Signature Experience – a prestigious honour given to only 50 operators across Ontario!
Some of their popular local tours include their guided “The Grand Experience” tour. This experience offers a paddle down the Grand River – a Canadian Heritage River, which flows through rare Carolinian forests. This paddle is leisurely with calm water, with occasional swifts that add a touch of fun and excitement. Their “Paris to Brant” guided day trip is their most popular trip, and for a very good reason! Perfect for families, friends and couples from beginner to experienced, this trip is a leisurely paddle with no portages on relaxing stretches of the Grand River.
They even offer multi-day tours, including the “Grand Canoe Camping Experience.” This 2 day, 1-night tour launches from Paris and guides you along the Grand River’s best channels, while providing stories and pointing out beautiful local landmarks. You’ll stay overnight at Brant Conservation Area where they supply all the gear you need for an exceptional camping experience. Wake up the next morning to travel past Brant’s Crossing and D’Aubigny Creek – the site of a pivotal battle in the war of 1812.
Each year, the company offers their Annual Experienced Boat Sale. They sell many of their canoes and kayaks that were used for a single season – some for less than ½ the price of buying new! These used products come with a 5-year guarantee and have been tested by their own guides as well as numerous visitors throughout the year.
Check out their tours and products online, give them a call at 1-888-258-0441, or drop into their storefront at 113 Grand River Street North in Paris.