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Grand River Rafting Company

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Paris, Ontario N3L 1L4, Canada
+1 519-442-2519
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Relaxing and suits to all age group

We canoed from Paris (Ontario) to Brant conservation area, it is down river - so NO hard paddling... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mur_Pid
Excellent and Kind service

My friend rented a kayak and I brought my own. Chad provided us with all kinds of helpful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
helenaw111
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London, Canada
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Grand River Rafting offers one of the most unique outdoor wilderness tours on the Grand River... 1 hour west of Toronto and Niagara Falls.Choose a guided or self guided day trip. Great for beginners!We offer rafting, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, cycling, hiking, moonlight paddles and stand up paddleboards.The 4-5 hour guided paddling trips teach on edible plants and trees, First Nations history, fish & wildlife, body surfing, drinking from springs and paddling some splash.Paddling lessons available.Camping available.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We canoed from Paris (Ontario) to Brant conservation area, it is down river - so NO hard paddling, it was relaxing enjoyable canoe stretch. Garth from Grand River Rafting given us very clear instruction what to look for on the river. River is shallow most...More

Thank Mur_Pid
River_Guides, Owner at Grand River Rafting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

This group of three were timid about what to expect... because one of them could not swim... and none of them had paddled a river. For our company it is important to insure anxiety does not rule! So we spent some time with them giving...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend rented a kayak and I brought my own. Chad provided us with all kinds of helpful information and even offered to lend me a kayak skirt even though I was not the one renting from him. I will be a customer in the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tyler Dunsmore is an outstanding fly fishing instructor. He provides his lessons through the Fly Fishing School Toronto Grand River, which is listed as a service provided by the Grand River Rafting Company. We spent the afternoon learning how to set up a rod, choose...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I did a guided kayaking tour yesterday (August 20th, 2017), and we had an awesome time! It was our first time kayaking which is why we opted for the beginner kayak lesson with a guided trip. Everyone from the company whom we...More

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River_Guides, Owner at Grand River Rafting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I think what sets our guides apart... is their passion to show the valley to others. For our guides... the biggest reward is the delight of people discovering and experiencing the valley. Watching the trip unfold through other people's eyes... makes everyone realize what a...More

Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Had an awesome day august 19th with my 20something year old kids. We had a blast. Great group of kids running it, beautiful scenery, perfect river and weather conditions. Would love to do it again in the fall and see the leaves change. 😎🚣‍♀️💦🇨🇦More

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River_Guides, Owner at Grand River Rafting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We hear it again and again... people get off the river amazed that such a nearby wilderness exists in Southern Ontario. Our biggest smile is when people show up expecting to find restaurants and stores along the way as they paddle down the river. There...More

Reviewed 19 August 2017

Our group of 6 spent the afternoon canoeing down the Grand River. Despite the extremely heavy rains that began just when we reached there, contributing to our lateness, our driver, Chelsea, was very kind, and encouraged us to continue with our planned day rather than...More

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River_Guides, Owner at Grand River Rafting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We call her "Tara the Terrific"... she and the rest of our staff just "beamed" as they read your review... this is what our family outdoor business is all about. Tara was delighted that she helped you gain competence and confidence while canoeing ... but...More

Reviewed 14 August 2017

The service was friendly and efficient just a bit behind schedule to accomodate latecomers though I'd be glad if I was the tardy one. We kayaked from Paris to Brant park - easy and peaceful. Took us 4 hrs (with minimal paddling) with a 30...More

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River_Guides, Owner at Grand River Rafting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It is a tough call about when the shuttles should leave... especially when you know one more person is almost there! We try our best to stay on schedule... because it is your holiday! But what Ivona says really puts things in perspective... "The service...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017

We spent an afternoon tubing the Grand River. We had a great time and the 3 hours flew by. I was a little put off at the check in. We arrived at the table just ahead of a group of return customers who said they...More

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River_Guides, Owner at Grand River Rafting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

I am very embarrassed at our staff being unable to give you full support upon arrival... I could see this happening at the start of the season... but no excuse for at this stage. We really pride ourselves at looking after "you"... so that you...More

Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

We decided to get a few friends together to check out the Grand River Rafting company after hearing some great things and we were not disappointed. For a group of 10, we booked about a week in advance; it was simple and came with some...More

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River_Guides, Owner at Grand River Rafting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Turbo Tubing the Grand River is a unique experience in itself. With hosting over 35,000 people yearly... things can get busy... and I know sometimes things can get missed! But we really try to make our service as welcoming and informative as possible. Thank you...More

Reviewed 19 July 2017

I would definitely recommend this activity!! It was easy to book, easy to get to... just remember to check your reservation we accidentally ended up at the wrong place. They were kind enough to get us on another bus once we made it to the...More

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River_Guides, Owner at Grand River Rafting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

This review makes a good point to remind customers... our trips are different starting locations then the office... please open your attachment... look at the route you are paddling and below are the Google Map trips matched up with the meeting point. If unsure please...More

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cec1991
10 April 2017|
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Response from River_Guides | Property representative |
Evening Canadian federal law does not allow alcohol open in any type of boat on water... and our company enforces that. The only time alcohol is allowed, is at our campsites and picnic areas ... and in moderation at... More
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cec1991
10 April 2017|
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Response from River_Guides | Property representative |
Yes we do have picnic areas along the ways with tables and porta potties at the 8- 9km mark... the trips are 13kms long. Many groups bring food coolers in the rafts... there is room... you can stop and swim whenever you... More
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sunstar-7
17 August 2016|
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Response from River_Guides | Property representative |
Yes we have two person raft-kayaks called yaks!
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