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Paddling the River with Grand Experiences

Paddling the River with Grand Experiences

If you live in, or have recently visited, Brantford, the County of Brant or Six Nations of the Grand River you have undoubtedly come across the Grand River—a designated Canadian Heritage River. It’s a unique defining characteristic of our community of communities and also the element that unifies us all. 

With 70 km of natural trails in Brantford, 90 km in the County of Brant, and 25 km in the Six Nations of the Grand River, our community is an ideal spot to go for a hike or bike ride and take in the beautiful sights of the Grand River adjacent to most of these trails. If you have visited us along the Hub of Ontario Trails before, you may even have come across Southern Ontario’s premier Outdoor Adventure Company, Grand Experiences.

Make memories to last a lifetime with Grand Experiences along our region’s rivers and trails, with canoeing, kayaking, rafting, historic Voyageur Canoe, hiking and bicycle tours. They offer over 100 things to do from hourly boat and bike rentals to lessons, self-guided and guided trips, experiential learning adventures, ½ day and full-guided day tours and multiday packages. Grand Experiences takes you to amazing places and is Ontario’s only outdoor adventure company operating on a Canadian Heritage River and in 2 World Biospheres. 

New for 2019 are Group of 7/Lawren Harris Inspired Adventure, Painted Landscapes on the Grand, plus the Natural Path, 2 Day Cycling & Voyageur Canoe Adventure.

The owner and operator of Grand Experiences is Jamie Kent. Jamie is an expert on the area's history, flora and fauna. In 2018, Jamie released 'Paddling the Grand River Sixth Edition,' the essential guide for canoeing and kayaking trips along South Western Ontario's historic Grand River.The book highlights ten great paddling routes, including paths through Brantford, Paris, Cambridge and Caledonia.

Please visit the Explore the Grand website to print a coupon for 20% off a ½ day guided or self-guided trip from Paris to Brantford (Brant Park) via canoe, kayak or raft. 

Please visit the Grand Experiences website for more information.

To purchase a copy of Jamie's book, Paddling the Grand River, please visit the publisher's website.


Grand Experiences Canoe & Kayak Outfitter

113 Grand River St. N

Paris, ON N3L 2M4



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