This is our shortest Grand River tubing trip.
We designed it for people wanting a 2 hour tubing experience. This is a 5 km tubing trip. If paddling all the time, you could do the trip in 1 hour, but most people will take 2 hours, at a leisurely pace. If the river is flowing fast, then you don’t have to paddle at all!
You park at Brant Conservation Area and we shuttle you upstream to your start point at Five Oaks (the mouth of Whiteman’s Creek), and then you paddle back to the Brant Conservation Area… where your vehicle is parked.
There are washrooms at the start, plus a picnic area 1 km from the start point. At the picnic area is riverside shade, tables and washrooms. There are 4 easy little swifts to paddle through, but most of the water is easy and flat, with little current.
This tubing trip is in a wilderness setting… so no stores or shops! The route offers lots of bird sightings from Bald Eagles to Blue Herons. There are turtles, wildlife and fish… but nothing dangerous to people. Best, is the lack of mosquitos out there.
Along the way there are spots to stop and swim. How to find the swimming spots is easy… peer over the side of your tube… and look at how deep it is! The river averages 1-2 meters in depth.
The Grand river has a stone-gravel bottom… so having shoes to protect your feet from the rocks, is a very good idea.
We do offer two longer Grand River tubing trips… the Glen Morris to Paris route is 11.5 kms and the Paris to Brant Park route is 13 kms. Link
And a 9 km Amazon Jungle tubing trip on Big Creek near Long Point on Lake Erie. Link