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

Daily (takeaway) Rentals
Please Note: We do not provide cartop carrier or tie-down materials.
Pick-up time may be selected on the reservation form. Due back 6PM on return day.

Take Away Boat Rental Type

Per Day

Hourly*

Canoe $70

$15 / ADULT
$10 / CHILD

Kayak $50

$20 / PERSON

* paddling upstream from our location on the river


Canoe and Kayak Trips
  

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

Trips Safety and Paddling Lessons  | Our Rental Boats


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) $20, children (up to two, age 3-12) $10 each. Includes shuttle service. Rates effective January 1, 2016.

Customers with their own boat will be charged $20 less per canoe or $10 less per kayak Just make a standard reservation and advise you have your own boat when you check-in.

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 shown on the selected date reservation form, to allow ample time for completion. Subject to change due to weather or shuttle availability.
 

2016 RATES 2016
For trip details, please click on a trip name.
UNLIMITED USE SEASON'S PASS FOR NAMED PASS HOLDER ONLY:
6X THE SELECTED TRIP RATE.
Trip
Includes boat or tube, paddles, PFDs, safety kit, shuttle service and sales tax.

Average trip paddling times shown are subject to water flow. YOU MAY TAKE AS LONG AS YOU WISH TO FINISH THE TRIP AS LONG AS YOU RETURN BY CLOSING TIME (6PM SHARP).

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:
$130/canoe or tandem kayak, $90/kayak
$20 PP EXTRA IF RETURN SHUTTLE TO PARK REQUIRED OR FOR PICK-UP AT ANOTHER LOCATION EN ROUTE.
Shuttle time from CTG to launch: 40 min.

    BOOK THIS TRIP
55 11 ADVANCED
Due to Distance.
Trip may be done over 2 or 3 days, camping at West Montrose and/or Bingeman's. Extra day charge(s) per boat apply.
West Montrose to Freeport
Cost: $120/canoe or tandem kayak, $80/kayak
Shuttle time from CTG to launch: 30 min.

    BOOK THIS TRIP
38 7-8 ADVANCED
Due to Distance
Conestogo to Freeport
Cost: $100/canoe, $70/kayak
Shuttle time from CTG to launch: 25 min.

    BOOK THIS TRIP
28 6-7 ADVANCED
Due to Distance
Kaufman's Flats to Freeport
Cost: $90/canoe or tandem kayak, $60/kayak
Shuttle time from CTG to launch: 20 min.

    BOOK THIS TRIP
20 4-5 ALL
NOTE: Distance.
4-5 hrs. is a longer trip. Caution for small children.
Breslau to Freeport
Cost: $70/canoe or tandem kayak, $50/kayak or jr. kayak.
Shuttle time from CTG to launch: 15 min.

    BOOK THIS TRIP
10 2.0-2.5 paddling
4-5 tubing
ALL
Recommended for Families
Otterbein Park to Freeport
Cost:
$60/canoe or tandem kayak, $40/kayak, $40/kids kayak, $30/tube
Shuttle time from CTG to launch: 10 min.

    BOOK THIS TRIP
7 1.0-1.5 paddling
2-3 tubing
ALL
Recommended for Young Families, First Time Paddlers
Freeport to Blair
Cost: $70/canoe or tandem kayak, $50/kayak

Pick-up time in Blair will be 2.5 hours after departure.
Shuttle time from Blair to CTG: 10 min.
    BOOK THIS TRIP
10 2-3 EXPERIENCED PADDLERS ONLY
1 short portage
Freeport to Riverbluffs Park
Cost: $90/canoe or tandem kayak, $60/kayak
Pick-up time at Riverbluffs will be 3.5 hours after departure.
Shuttle time from Riverbluffs to CTG: 20 min.
    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
  • 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 trip prices are for two and include canoe, 2 PFD's, 2 Paddles, Shuttle Service and Sales Tax.
     
  • For groups of 16 or more persons (via one booking and payment), a 10% discount applies.
     

Canoeing the Grand - Service Area...
(detailed map)

If you wish to travel further south than Cambridge, 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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