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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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Birthday kayaking trip

Had an awesome day august 19th with my 20something year old kids. We had a blast. Great group of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
geegee4117
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Mississauga, Canada
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Highly recommended for newbies!

Our group of 6 spent the afternoon canoeing down the Grand River. Despite the extremely heavy rains... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
gaureeya
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Brampton, 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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Paris, Ontario N3L 1L4, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday 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. 😎🚣‍♀️💦🇨🇦

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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank gaureeya
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank Ivona_Kolo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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

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 4 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Meghan C
River_Guides, Owner at Grand River Rafting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

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

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an excellent family activity. Since the operator appears to pay attention to customer suggestions, here are ours: 1. We like the vans vs. the school bus. Perhaps because we tubers didn't have to carry paddles, avoiding the ensuing issues encountered on the school...More

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

In the last two weeks we have gone through some major route changes... we have moved off public access points to private access points... and with that has come new logistics of moving everyone. This year we have people parking at the end points for...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had an excellent experience with all of the staff in the office, the shuttle and getting on and off the water. I was joining with my own kayak a larger group who were renting kayaks . Grand River Rafter arranged my shuttle, helped with...More

Thank Paula897
River_Guides, Owner at Grand River Rafting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your note appreciation... our staff trains for 3 weeks to insure a consistency in customer service. The average customer interacts with at least 5 staff members from the start to the finish of a trip, so it is good to hear how...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is our second time in using Grand River Rafting to further increase our experience. The first time was when we took the Caguya Route (beginner course) and the whole experience with both the company and the activity was perfect (friendly staff, no time restrictions,...More

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

My apologies about the maps! We have moved all our paddling routes in the last two weeks... the old maps we are presently using don't fully show the new changes of where everything is located. Yes the end point has changed versus what is on...More

Reviewed 17 June 2017

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

1  Thank Jeff L
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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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