Learn about plants, trees, wildlife and Indigenous history while you do a 2-3 km hike. Let our interpretive guides show you how to identify through touch, smell and sight…. learn about unique ID features that are easy to remember. This 2-2.5 hour hiking classroom is available on demand year round, for all ages. The cost is $20 per person plus HST (minimum cost of $200 plus HST). Hikes are done out of Five Oaks along the Grand River near Paris, Ontario. Link to GROWE Hikes.
Edible Medicinal Plant Hikes
Turbo Tube Big Creek
Turbo Tube the Canadian Amazon. This tubing trip is an 8.5 km paddle through the trees. I have even had a bald eagle swoop across the front of my boat. This wilderness paddle near Long Point is absolutely different. The adventure is family-friendly… park at the end point and shuttle to the top, where you take as long as you like tubing back to your vehicle. Price for this 3-4 hour trip is $35 per person, all inclusive plus tax.
Learn to Fly Fish in Ontario
If wishing to learn how to fly fish… then knock on the door of Fly Water for casting and instruction. Tyler Dunsmore is an excellent instructor. His fly casting programs cover equipment, casting techniques, fly patterns to imitate river insects, insect cycles, presenting flies to fish, river safety and etiquette. This 5 hour course is all inclusive. Tyler teaches along the Grand River near Paris, Ontario. His courses are designed to accommodate 1-4 people… larger groups can be accommodated. For more information visit Fly Water Casting Lessons.
Grand River Fly Fishing Trips
Enjoy a guided fly fishing trip on the Grand River for Steelhead or Smallmouth Bass. As a fishery, the Middle Grand excels in trout and bass. The trips are 5-6 hours. Choose from floating down the river in a drift boat… or doing a walk & wade fly fishing trip. Both trips are all inclusive, showcasing some of the best fly fishing sections on the Middle Grand. Pricing is based on 1-2 anglers… trips can also be customized. For more information… contact Fly Water Guiding Services.
SUP & Kayak Yoga Trips
Experience a day of “Liquid Medicine for the Soul”… try kayak yoga. This 3-5 hours of explore kayaking, yoga and meditation in a solitude landscape. Includes tranquil walks and floating meditations as your journey down the river. Park at the end point and then shuttle upstream to paddle back to your vehicle. Trip is all inclusive with a guide-instructor… just bring your lunch. Cost is $145 per person plus HST… to learn more visit Ageless Arts & Yoga website. Other unique experiences include… SUP Yoga or Full Moon Kayak or Kayak Forest Bathing.
Learn To Fish in Ontario
Want to catch a fish… but don’t know how? Baer Fishing Adventures does a complete lesson with equipment included. lesson covers choosing equipment, how to tie knots, casting, bait & lure action, setting the hook, safely handling fish and removing the hook. This 3-4 hour program also includes the opportunity to fish on the Grand River or go to a private bass pond. So if wanting to learn under a knowledgeable instructor guide… contact Baer Fishing Adventures for their learn to fish program.
Grand River Hiking & Cyling
Looking for a different place to cycle or hike? … then come to the Grand Valley. We have over 90 kms of forested trails overlooking the valley or running beside the Grand River. From here you can bike to Kitchener or Ancaster… even turn south and head to Lake Erie. With the town of Paris and Mt Pleasant right on the Rail Trails… one can stop for lunch and then move on. Some favourite trails in the area… The Paris Rail Trail or the scenic Hiking Loop at Apps Mill or hike the Grand Valley Trail. One can also visit the County of Brant website to learn about the free cycling and hiking trails.
Spincast Fishing Trips Grand River
Fishing the Grand River is WOW! There are over 90 different species of fish in the Grand River. If you want to fish the Middle Grand River… then knock on the door of BAER Fishing Adventures. They offer three types of fishing adventures on the Grand River. There are guided walk & wade experiences, there are guided kayak fishing adventures or spoil yourself with a drift boat fishing trip. For more information visit Baer’s Fishing the Grand River.
Archery & Gun Range Ontario
Discover one of the best indoor gun and archery ranges around. Visit
the Triggers & Bows shooting range, open to the public. On the archery range all equipment is supplied, lessons are also available. On the firearms range othe shooting packages can offer a variety of hand guns and rifles. This is an experience you can do rain or shine… and only 10 minutes away from the Grand River. For more information contact Triggers & Bows located near Burford.
Long Point Zodiac Trips
Do a “Trip to the Tip”... take a zodiac boat to the tip of Long Point… the world’s largest fresh water sand-spit… sticking 45km out into Lake Erie. Long Point Tours is the only company offering this unique experience. In fact this 2.5 hour trip is the only public access to the pristine UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Around this tip, are over 200 ship wrecks. Being a key migratory route, the sand-spit offers excellent bird-watching. If you want to be someplace different… then contact Long Point Tours. They do it well!
Other Attractions in Ontario
What Else to do in Ontario? Attractions Ontario is your all-in-0ne Ontario Tourism site. This association represents over 500 tourism attractions and accommodations across Ontario. They offer coupon discounts for many of the attractions. The above photo is of Safari Niagara with the behind the scenes “pet & feed” a rhino, located in Stevensville, Ontario. Whether it is trampolines, climbing walls, segways, zip lines or indoor sky diving… Attractions Ontario has a huge list of partners to discover.
For insight on particular attractions… contact Attractions Ontario @ 416-868-4386
Kayak the Canadian Amazon
Experience a “one-of-a-kind” kayak adventure on the “Canadian Amazon”... with Big Creek Paddle Adventure near Long Point. This is a 3-3.5 hr guided experience… paddling under the canopy of the Carolinian Forest. Let the guides make the river come alive as they share about the plants and wildlife of Big Creek. The trip is all inclusive… with homemade snacks! Paddle in single or tandem kayaks… if bringing children, the tandems are great! For more information & prices on paddling through the trees! … Visit kayaking trips on the Canadian Amazon.