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 Paris to Brant Park route is suggested for beginners... averages 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 Paris to Brant Park 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 Guided 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 $150.00 plus HST.

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


Kayak Lesson & Paris Trip Weekend Start Times... 13kms... Trip Details  

Dates Days Available  Start Times
     
  Apr to May 13    Every Weekend & Holiday  11am
  May 14 to June 17   Every Weekend & Holiday  11am
  June 18 to Sept 3   Every Weekend & Holiday  9:30am,10:30am,11:30am,12:30pm
  Sept 4 to Sept 30   Every Weekend & Holiday  11:00,am
  Sept 30 to Oct 31   Every Weekend & Holiday  11:00am 
     

 Kayak Lesson & Paris Trip Weekday Start Times... 13kms... Trip Details

Dates Days Available  Start Times
     
  Apr to June 16    Mon, Wed & Fri  11am 
  June 17 to Sept 3   Every Day  9:30am,10:30am, 11:30am
  Sept 4 to Oct 15   Mon, Wed & Fri  11am
 

Map of Kayak Lesson & Trip... take the kayak lesson where you park at Brant Park... then shuttle upstream to Paris to paddle back to Brant Park 

 

 

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.



 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