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Grand River Rafting Company

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Address: Paris, Ontario N3L 1L4, Canada
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+1 519-442-2519
07:30 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 20:00

Grand River Rafting offers one of the most unique outdoor wilderness tours...

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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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... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2017
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8 reviews
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. You can also order food for your trip...and it was good for a meal on... More 

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River_Guides, Owner at Grand River Rafting Company, responded to this review

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 to taking them up on that offer yet! :) Garth Pottruff More 

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9 reviews
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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 off point where you get your raft into the water and start paddling. There was... More 

2 Thank Darren G
Waterloo, Canada
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215 reviews
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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 old.

1 Thank Eugen
Burlington, Canada
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4 reviews
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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 guide was Nick, and he really made the trip enjoyable. His knowledge of the river,... More 

Thank Tanis S
Paris, Ontario, Canada
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17 reviews
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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 ending sites. Compared to some of the other outfitters they strive to be on schedule.

Thank Michael S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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 water, I entered with caution. Although I had my own life jacket, my confidence and... More 

Thank Pingadohtor
London, Canada
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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

The tubing experience itself was fun, but the arrangements were a little unprofessional. For one, the meeting point was in the middle of nowhere with one single portable washroom (dirty and smelly). Two, the school bus used to transport us to the river had no place for the paddles that everyone was handed before we got on the bus, so... More 

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River_Guides, Owner at Grand River Rafting Company, responded to this review

Unfortunately our turbo-tubing adventure is in a wilderness setting… thus putting us in the “middle of no-where”. And with the “middle of no-where” comes porta-potties. We even go to the effort of having our potties pumped out every two days, but that never makes them smell better. I guess there is the alternative of finding the biggest tree or going... More 

Brantford, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 September 2016

My wife and I booked the weekend trip from Glen Morris to Paris. I route was fantastic, water continuously moving a half dozen minor rapids to add a bit of excitement. We did very little paddling just floated down the river took us 4 hours. 4 hours of total relaxation. Others who wanted to do more paddle would be tone... More 

Thank Brian R
Brantford, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

What a way to spend a Saturday afternoon!! You have the choice to paddle or just float and we chose to float and let the river take us. It was totally relaxing, beautiful scenery, and several small rapids areas. We have done another river tubing adventure out of Kitchener and this one is better by far. It took us about... More 

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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

What can I say !!!! $30 each and we spent the day on a beautiful river having a fantastic time . Took the tubes down the river , had a little picnic lunch and got a ride back to our car . Thanks a bunch grand river rafting company !

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