Welcome to the Grand River Rafting Company

Located 1 Hour West of Toronto in Southern Ontario. 

Used 2016 Fall Boat Sale is now started... link

Experiences on the Grand River... for schools, corporate, family and individuals.

Grand River Kayak Rentals  .  Grand River Canoe Rentals  .  Grand River Tubing    Canoe-Lesson  .  Stand Up Paddleboard Trips & Lessons  .  Kayak-Lesson 

For other grand experiences ... you can also visit "Best of the Grand" for info.

If you are looking for a unique Canadian paddling experience...

Then you are knocking at the right door.

We show the Grand River the way we would to our best friends.

Making the connection... instead of the transaction.

We travel timeless... we laugh a lot... we take it all in...

With over 30 people on staff to serve you... we do it well!


Garth Pottruff


     Chad Pottruff

 For a top notch guided trip, look no further then Grand River Rafting. We have been on three wonderful excursions with them… a relaxing educational afternoon, a magical starlight trip… and a custom-designed rambunctious party trip with a scrumptious BBQ for 40 people. These folks know the river, know rafting and know quality customer service… call them!”               Wendy & Dwayne Down, Brantford, Ontario 


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We can supply lunches or shoreline barbecues with our in-house Chef.


Grand River Rafting has many start points... below is an interactive map. Click Here  to view where we are located in relation to the rest of Ontario.

 Grand River Rafting Videos About the Valley 


Rafting the Grand ... this  is a video showing what the rafting experience is like through the lens of one of our clients... they were paddling the Cayuga Route. (4 mins)


Teacher of the Year... talks to TVO about their class experience with Grand River Rafting. (our segment starts 1 minute into the video). This video gives a taste of what our Hiking Classrooms are like.  (3 mins)

 Blind Man's Race... a school & corporate team buliding favorite where all you need is your imagination. This video lets you travel in the raft with a competing high school team of girls. (3.5 mins)

Making Fire by spinning a golden rod shaft on basswood. As part of our many aboriginal adventures.... Mike the Knapper offers a 3 hour experience making arrowheads from stone, making string from plants and using hand-fire drills. (10mins)

Edible Plant Hike & Making Medicine Bags with Leon our Metis Drummer. An opportunity for half the class to hike while the other half makes medicine bags.

 Paddling Our Non-Tip River Yaks... kayaking the Grand River in our two man yaks which are part kayak and part raft... is a relaxing way to explore the river.

Raft, Canoe, Kayak Tube or SUP down the river and fill up your water bottle with water from the cold aquifiers flowing out from the banks. (1 minute)

Try Body Surfing... even non-swimers can enjoy this experience of floating down the river in your life jacket. (2.5 mins)


Best White Water Rafting in Southern Ontario... rafting the Nith River is an easy family splash trip but only occurs after the winter melt or heavy rainfall. (3 mins)


Garth's Guided Rafting Trip down the Grand River with two women from the "Get Out" show... this has the only footage of climbing up inside the hollow Sycamore tree to the top. (7.5 mins)


Articles About the Grand River Valley  

Unique Outdoor Learning Adventures - Our Grand Experiences on the Grand River

Try Grand River Rafting's "grand-experiences", learn an adventure not yet tried! Enjoy the unique experience of learning while paddling or hiking the Grand River Valley. link


Grand River Kayak Trips ... Lessons & Trips on the Grand River for Beginners

A kayak trip where one learns how to kayak while paddling the Grand River in Southern Ontario. An excellent kayak lesson for beginners. One hour west of Toronto. link


Canoe Trips Near Toronto ... Beginner Canoe Trips Down the Grand River of Southern Ontario

Grand River canoe trips is where many beginners learn how to canoe. This canoeing river is within one hour of Toronto... near the 403 Highway. link

Toronto Family Rafting on the Grand River of Southern Ontario

Toronto's nearby Grand River offers rafting trips for families or groups. Significant cost savings by choosing a self-guided where you raft & swim down the Grand River without a guide. link



School Trips Near Toronto ... Rafting or Hiking Experiences to Learn About the Outdoors

Outdoor learning adventures for schools wishing an educational trip with numerous experiences. These 4-5 hour floating classrooms or hiking adventures are worth the one hour drive from Toronto. link


Full moon rafting and kayak trips on the Grand River … a night of learning the stars... layback on the raft and discover the galaxy above.  link


Grand River Family Fishing Trip … Smallmouth Bass ... Steelhead Trout 

Discover family fishing on the the Grand River with over 80 different types of fish. This beautiful river winds through a vast pristine wilderness. It offers an excellent day of fishing for all ages and skill level.  link


 Corporate Team Building in Toronto Discovers White Water Splash on the Nith River

On the Nith River, Toronto corporate groups can do a team building day of white water rafting within one hour of the city. This river system is located in Paris, Ontario.  link

White Water Rafting… A Wilderness Escape… Between Toronto and Niagara Falls

Discover white water rafting near Toronto - Niagara Falls, within a 90 minute travel window. This back road rafting adventure… is a great “time out” between two major tourist cities. link


Ontario’s Grand River …  A Weekend Getaway ... Paris on the Grand ... Southern Ontario

Travel a short distance from Toronto to discover wilderness paddling, boutique shopping, accommodations, great food…at reasonable costs! Welcome to "Paris on the Grand"…one hour west of Toronto. link


Big Creek Canoe Trip ... Big Creek Kayak Trip ... Information on Paddling Big Creek, Ontario

The Big Creek canoe trip in Southern Ontario, is on the remote side. This river is best handled in a canoe, but kayaks do work. Long Point Eco-Adventures is presently the best outfitter to use, Big Creek Link


We offer Unique Outdoor Adventures that take you a step in a different direction...

Grand River Rafting, Canoe, Kayak Trips & Rentals in Southern Ontario. 

Just one hour west of Toronto. Safe for all ages, sizes & skill levels.