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HOW TO...1. You park at CTG.  2. We shuttle you to your access point.  3. You paddle with the current back to CTG.   FAQs

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Trips and Rentals Information
We are open 7 days a week from Aoril to November.
TAKEAWAY RENTALS | TRIPS (rentals plus shuttle service)

Daily (takeaway) Rentals
Please Note: We do not provide cartop carrier or tie-down materials.

Take Away Boat Rental Type First Day Ea. Add'l Day Hourly*
Canoe $60 $40

$25

Kayak $40 $25

$20

* paddle upstream from our location on the river


Canoe, Kayak and Tube Trips
  

***ALL TRIPS START AT OUR LOCATION***
3734 KING ST. E. KITCHENER

Trips Safety and Paddling Lessons  | Our Rental Boats


If you do not see the trip you want
to take below,
see Custom Trips. When you get to the reservation page, enter the custom trip you want in the comments field. We will contact you to confirm, within 24 hours.

It is strongly recommended that you book your canoe or kayak trips well in advance due to limited shuttle space available.


Trip Prices below
include shuttle service, canoe for 2, kayak or tube for 1, all gear, and sales tax.

Additional passengers per canoe:
adult (max 1, see trip rates below), children (up to two, age 3-12) $10 each. Includes shuttle service. Rates effective January 1, 2014.

Trip times are average times to completion by most people. Unless otherwise indicated on the trip's detail page, you may take as long as you wish to complete any trip as long as you arrive at CTG by closing time (6PM), unless late arrival is arranged for longer trips. Our last trip departure each day is 3PM to allow ample time for completion.

If you do not see the trip you want to take below, see Custom Trips.

For trip details, please click on a trip name:
Trip
Includes boat or tube, paddles, PFDs, safety kit, shuttle service and sales tax.
Trip times shown are subject to seasonal variance.

See trip reservation form
for remaining available times for
your selected trip
day.
 
KMs  Avg Time (hrs.) Skill Level
(at moderate flow)
Elora to Freeport
NOTE: PARK OPENS MAY 1
Cost:
$119/canoe or tandem kayak, $79/kayak
$20 PP EXTRA IF RETURN SHUTTLE TO PARK REQUIRED OR FOR PICK-UP AT ANOTHER LOCATION EN ROUTE

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55 11 ADVANCED
Due to Distance
Trip may be done over 2 or 3 days, camping at West Montrose and/or Bingeman's.
West Montrose to Freeport
Cost: $99/canoe or tandem kayak, $69/kayak

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38 7-8 ADVANCED
Due to Distance
Conestogo to Freeport
Cost: $89/canoe, $59/kayak

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28 6-7 ADVANCED
Due to Distance
Kaufman's Flats to Freeport
Cost: $79/canoe or tandem kayak, $49/kayak

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20 4-5 ALL
NOTE: Distance.
4-5 hrs. is a longer trip. Caution for small children.
Breslau to Freeport
Cost: $59/canoe or tandem kayak, $39/kayak, jr. kayak or tube
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10 2.0-2.5 paddling
4-5 tubing
ALL
Recommended for Families
Otterbein Park to Freeport
Cost: $49/canoe or tandem kayak, $34/kayak, $34/kids kayak, $29/tube
    BOOK THIS TRIP
7 1.0-1.5 paddling
2-3 tubing
ALL
Recommended for Young Families, First Time Paddlers
Freeport to Blair
Cost: $59/canoe or tandem kayak, $39/kayak

Pick-up time in Blair will be 2.5 hours after departure.
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10 2-3 EXPERIENCED PADDLERS ONLY
1 short portage
Freeport to Riverbluffs Park
Cost: $79/canoe or tandem kayak, $49/kayak
Pick-up time at Riverbluffs will be 3.5 hours after departure.
    BOOK THIS TRIP
20 3-4 EXPERIENCED PADDLERS ONLY
Distance,
1 short portage
Trips to Paris and further downriver are serviced by our GROA partners.
WARNING: LEVEL 1 RAPIDS SOUTH OF CAMBRIDGE

Grand River Outfitters Alliance
Grand River Sustainability Fee: $1/boat (details)
This fee will be added to your trip fee and donated in full to the the Grand River Conservation Foundation
  • First time or infrequent paddlers are recommended to take the Otterbein or Breslau trips. They are scenic, offer calm water, no portages and 1.0 to 2.5 hours in duration.
     
  • Paddling times are approximate and relate to the Summer season and its lower flow conditions. For any trip, you may take as long as you wish to complete the trip (stop for a picnic or bird-watching, etc.) as long as you are back by closing time: 6PM daily.
     
  • All canoe trips prices are for two and include 2 PFD's, 2 Paddles, Shuttle Service and Sales Tax.
     
  • For groups of 8 or more boats (via one booking and payment), please contact us to take advantage of Group Discounts.
     
  • For Custom Trips, or trips not shown here, please contact us for more information.

Canoeing the Grand - Service Area...

If you wish to travel further than Paris, Canoeing the Grand will recommend other outfitters for trips as far south as Lake Erie.

We provide trips to the points indicated plus custom trips to every access point in between - more than 20 unique trip plans are available.

On the Waterloo-Kitchener-Cambridge sections, several access points along the Walter Bean/Grand River Trail are also available.


The map below depicts the major trip access points and time to CTG (Freeport) or time from CTG to the access point. All trips are paddling with the current. We shuttle you between the access point and CTG.

For trips on the Grand River downstream of Cambridge...We highly recommend "Grand River Rafting". They offer years of experience, good equipment and excellent customer service... 
contact them!



Canoeing the Grand is Located at the Freeport Bridge
3734 King Street East. Kitchener, Ontario N2P2G5 (map)  
 
Phone: (519) 896-0290 / 1-877-896-0290
Fax: 519-340-0212
Email: info@CanoeingTheGrand.ca 
Web: www.CanoeingTheGrand.ca        Contact Info Page

 



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