Grand River - Paris to Brantford

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Additional Route Information
Distance: 
10 km
Duration: 
1 days
Loop Trip: 
No
Portage Information
No. of portages: 
1
Total Portage Distance: 
150 m
Longest Portage: 
150 m
Difficulty Ratings
River Travel: 
Novice
Lake Travel: 
Not applicable
Portaging: 
Easy
Remoteness: 
Novice
Background Trip Info
Water Levels: 
Route Description
Technical Guide: 

Pennmans Dam Paris Ontario (On Grand River Ave)
South On Grand River
Past Nith River
South On Grand River
P 150m R around Wilkes Dam
South On Grand River
Land River Right At D Aubigny Landing

Other
Special Comments: 

A good beginner run, lots of teaching opportunities in a relatively safe environment.

Good Day Trip

Comments

Post date: Sat, 01/01/2000 - 07:00

Comments: 

Be careful about using "Grand Experiences" outfitter service. On Oct.31/2004 their shuttle was a no-show and we were stranded at the end of our canoe trip.

Post date: Sat, 01/01/2000 - 07:00

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we paddled paris to caledonia in mid august. the water levels were good for the most part. lots to see (herons, deer even some eagles). the river however gets wide and deep a couple hours south of brantford and campsites seemed few and far between...mostly privately owned land

Post date: Sat, 01/01/2000 - 07:00

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we did Paris to Brantford at the peak water level from what hurricane Isabelle had dumped last Sept. and stayed at the Brant Conservation area that night. Good trip, tame water..........

Post date: Fri, 08/15/2008 - 17:36

Comments: 

Nice easy trip. A great trip for Church groups or school outings. Simple and not too many places where even a first timer can get themselves into trouble

Post date: Sun, 10/18/2009 - 00:45

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This is a great river to paddle no matter who you are. I have paddled from Elora down to Brantford and have enjoyed every section. If you have had some bad luck with grand experience like me dont give up on outfitters all together. there are some really great ones out there. The 2 I use depending on what I want to do are "the heritage river canoe and kayak company" (www.heritage river.com)and "grand river rafting company" (www.grandriverrafting.ca)I chose these ones as they are both establishe reliable companies that are close to where I live. They are not the only 2 options though. In Elora there are some outfitter that do trips in the gorge itself as well as the GRCA rents out tubes and provides a shuttle service (great for the family). Further down in Kitchener you have canoeing the grand (www.canoeingthegrand.com) lunaticadventures (www.lunaticadventures.com) treks in the wild (www.treksinthewild.com) blue heron rafting (www.blueheronrafting.com) grand river kayak (www.grandriverkayak.com) if you have any questions feel free to drop me an e-mail

Post date: Mon, 09/21/2009 - 12:57

Comments: 

Trip is significantly longer than the 10 Km indicated in the route discription.

Post date: Tue, 08/17/2010 - 23:33

Comments: 

I agree with Steve. It is NOT 10km. It took us 4 hours to paddle this section. We got hung up on shallow areas a few times and had to get out of the canoe and pull it to deep water. We stopped for less then 10 minutes for a snack. If I had realized how long it was going to take we wouldn't have done it as an evening trip.

Post date: Thu, 10/28/2010 - 23:59

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The paddle is just under 15 km. Google has a great measuring tool for their maps if your using Chrome their free browser. Their route maker also is fantastic for planning trips and distances for each day when doing interior trips.