The agile kayak can reach destinations larger boats cannot, such as winding tributaries, sheltered coves, and most studio apartments. Paddle in close with this Groupon.
$38 for a Three-Hour Guided Eco-Adventure Tour by Canoe or Kayak ($79.95 Value)
On three-hour guided tours, groups drift down the calm currents of Grand River’s Exceptional Waters stretch, past rare Carolinian forests and abundant wildlife such as beavers and ospreys. Guides often point out local sites of interest and expound on the ecosystem as you paddle. See the list of available dates.
Heritage River Canoe & Kayak Company
With a focus on instruction and eco-friendly outdoor exploration, Heritage River Canoe & Kayak Company readies adventurers to paddle the waters of the Grand and Nith Rivers aboard their canoes, kayaks, and rafts. The company is a member of the Ontario Recreational Canoeing and Kayaking Association and guides are certified in first aid and CPR, rendering them able to diffuse even the largest of pool noodle fights. Most have worked on or around the river for most of their lives and also take their passion to the land as resource interpreters and nature teachers when not leading trips. On the water, they orchestrate guided river tours at various times of day, night, and season, allowing participants to witness rare sights such as the local fishes’ Boxing Day hauls. Throughout each trip, they further the company’s partnership with Grand River Conservation Authority to help preserve the ecosystem of the river and its watershed.
The rental shop staffers, located in Brant Conservation Area, can supply solo customers with rental vessels or equip them for self-guided tours with any needed boats, paddles, and star charts. Those who prefer a hand in expeditions can experience structured paddling trips through introductory lessons and day camps or board rafts to fish for small-mouth bass and other river denizens. As they drift along the river, groups may encounter the area's many bold and beautiful residents, such as red-tailed hawks, ospreys, and bald eagles, all soaring above the rare Carolinian forests to their treetop condos.