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Grand River Rafting Company

#1 of 3 Tours in Paris Features Animals
Paris, Ontario N3L 1L4, Canada
+1 519-442-2519
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Great Experience and Outstanding Customer Service!

This was the 3rd time I over the last 3 years that I have used Grand River Rafting. I have rented... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jeff L
Kind and friendly staffs :)))

My name is Daisy Chan, my 6 years old son is Robbie :))) We were at the rafting trip yesterday... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Daisy C
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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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5 days ago
“Great Experience and Outstanding Customer Service!”
1 week ago
“Kind and friendly staffs :)))”
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Paris, Ontario N3L 1L4, Canada
+1 519-442-2519
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was the 3rd time I over the last 3 years that I have used Grand River Rafting. I have rented the tubes, canoes, kayaks and yaks Their equipment is in great shape and have never had any issues. Today we called for a last...More

Thank Jeff L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My name is Daisy Chan, my 6 years old son is Robbie :))) We were at the rafting trip yesterday, it was an excellent experience with my 6 years old n 2.5 years old son, he conquer his fear by our guide Brian who went extra...More

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

When your job is your passion... then going the extra mile comes naturally. Our staff and myself will tell you... that with what we do... "it is such a privilege to make a difference in someone else's life." That's what it is all about!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Taig was very knowledgeable and passionate about plant identification. It made this event the perfect gift for my family. I would love to have him again as a guide any day. He gave great tips about the identifying features, surrounding environments, benefits, and risks of...More

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

Teaching people about the land and making it come alive is so rewarding. Suddenly plants and trees have identities and purposes... our hiking classrooms change the way people see a forest. Taig and many of our staff are like a walking library... each bringing something...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the second year in a row that Garth and his team created a full and exciting itinerary for 70 grade 11 Native Studies English students from Dante Alighieri Academy in Toronto. The experiences were varied and well organized. The students enjoyed the outdoor...More

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River_Guides, Owner at Grand River Rafting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We definitely did pack things in for this group over 3 days... counting on my fingers... we hosted 10 different experiences in 3 days... First Nations Edible Hiking Classroom, Metis Drum Experience, Paranormal SNIPE team, flint knapping & First Nations survival skills, tour of Six...More

Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

I've gone down the river a hundred times or more. During the day and at night. I have a lot of experience going down the Grand. This company is amazing. The rafts.. although not a high intensity paddle..is great to relax and enjoy the outdoors....More

Thank jeremQ5292TE
River_Guides, Owner at Grand River Rafting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2017

Thank you for sharing your experience with others... showing the "Valley" is the passion of our staff.... which they do extremely well. Our guides often say they would work for us free... because they enjoy it so much. But we just have not gotten around...More

Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

From the price to the ability to go it alone this was a hi-light of our Canadian vacation. First you pick up your oar and life jacket at the drop off point and get your briefing about your route. Then your off to the drop...More

2  Thank Darren G
Reviewed 26 September 2016

11 of us went for a little work related outing. We had 2 rafts, excellent organization, the guide was extremely engaging and knowledgeable, all in all a great half day on the water and not only. I would highly recommend this to anybody, young and...More

1  Thank Eugen
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Had a wonderful guided kayak trip on the Grand River with Grand River Rafting Company. From the first email to the day of your trip, you receive excellent customer service. Any of your questions are answered, and Garth and his team are extremely helpful. My...More

Thank Tanis S
Reviewed 13 September 2016

A very exciting ride down a beautiful, heritage river. The owner is a very knowledge person who enjoys sharing what he knows. He knows a great deal bout nature and natural things. They are working with the County of Brant to improve the launching and...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Grand River Rafting Company partnered with another company to provide a team-building event for the board of a local non-profit. I was one of the lucky board members who was able to participate. As a non-canoeiest with limited experience and anxiety around being on the...More

Thank Pingadohtor
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Can you take alcohol in the raft? Someone suggested that when they did it, they put a cold beverage in a closed container. Wondering if this is a common thing to do?
10 April 2017|
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
Is there an opportunity to stop half way for a lunch and swim? A coworker said they thought there were BBQ pits along the way where you can stop. Is that an option? Is there enough room in the rafts for coolers? And I know everyone will want to stop and swim too. Can you stop or do you have to wait until the end?
10 April 2017|
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
Are there rafts available that take more than one person?
17 August 2016|
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Response from River_Guides | Property representative |
Yes we have two person raft-kayaks called yaks!