Kayak Lessons Ontario | Kayak near Toronto

Open 7 days a week . April til November . Reservations Required

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Do a kayak lesson & trip together as you paddle the Grand River... 1 hour west of Toronto, London, Waterloo and Niagara, Ontario.

This is a practical hands-on kayaking lesson for leisure recreational paddling.

After the 1 hour lesson you can do a trip with the instructor...  or take a map and enjoy the day on your own.

The Cayuga kayak route is excellent for beginners... avergaes 1 meter in depth with a gentle moving current to help paddle down the river.

The kayak lesson route has an early take out with picnic area and washrooms for those wanting a break.

You can bring your own kayak and take a lesson, then do a trip. Cost to shuttle your own kayak is $25 plus HST on the Cayuga Route

See below for our two types of kayak lesson options and rates.

You can order lunches for $12 per person plus HST for your trip... link to details of our "Food To Go".... BBQs available too starting at $13.00... link!

For Reservations Call 519-442 2519 or email at info@grandriverrafting.ca 

 


 
 

Beginner Kayak Lesson without a Guided Trip   Option #1  

Starts with a one hour lesson and then you paddle on your own without an instructor... on an easy section of the river for 2-3 hours... following a map.

The kayaking lesson starts with a land-base instruction. It covers equipment needed, how to paddle, getting in & out of the kayak without tipping, kayak safety and what to look for in purchasing a kayak.

On the water, we practice the entry technique, ease of balance, steering and paddle strokes. Once everyone is comfortable the group is given a map to follow to the exit point on the river... and then they launch for a 2-3 hour paddle. This is a one-way paddle to your vehicle.  

Cost per person for kayak rental with lesson $80.00 plus HST

For the kayak lesson, the following equipment is supplied... kayak, paddle, life jacket, safety kit, dry bag, river map and shuttle.

For Reservations Call 519-442 2519 or email at info@grandriverrafting.ca 

Beginner Kayak Lesson with Guidded Trip   Option # 2  

Starts with a one hour lesson, followed by a 2.5 hour trip where... the instructor stays with you for the entire paddling experience.

The kayak lesson starts out on land-base instruction. It covers equipment needed, how to paddle, getting in & out of the kayak without tipping, kayak safety and what to look for in purchasing a kayak.

On the river, we practice the entry technique, ease of balance, steering and paddle strokes. Once everyone is comfortable... the group launches with the instructor for a two hour trip down the Grand River back to their vehicle.

Kayak is $55 per person plus HST... the guide-instructor per group is $145.00 plus HST.

For the kayak lesson the following equipment is supplied... kayak, paddle, life jacket, safety kit, dry bag, guide-instructor and shuttle.


Map of Cayuga Route on the Grand River ...about 12 km 

How Your Kayak Lesson Trip Works:

You must make a reservation before arriving!

Once you reserve, we send driving instructions & what to bring. We drive you to the start point in Paris with the kayak, paddles, life jackets &  phone dry bags.

Our instructors does a 1 hour teaching lesson on land & water... giving you the skills to paddle a kayak.

Once the instructor sees the desired competence, and you are comfortable... we shuttle you upstream to do a 2-3 hr trip down the Grand River.

Near the end, you call us when coming in.

 The Most Fun We've Had this Summer by Far!!!"

(Customer TripAdvisor Review) 

It was our very first time to go kayaking, and so upon booking I had a lot of questions and Garth was so patient and was very accommodating. We did the 1 hour lesson for two people with 3 hours self guided tour on the river.  

Barry, our instructor is great at what he does. The lesson was delivered in such a way that its informative and enjoyable at the same time. You can tell that he loves what he does. 

. I already told so many people about them and we are currently planning another trip back. Everything was excellent!!!   ... more