Paris on the Grand... Prettiest Town in Ontario

If coming to paddle... enjoy more than a river... discover Paris on the Grand!

Discover "Paris on the Grand" and spend a day here... location map of the town of Paris.

About a one hour drive west of Toronto... 5 minutes off the 403 Highway.

Paris on the Grand... is the "Niagara-On-The-Lake" of Southern Ontario.

Walk into a piece of Europefilled with quaint shops… riverside patios... 

Enjoy visiting the town, discover the boutique shops.

We recommend prime rib at the Cedar House ... rooftop dining at Still Waters

Winning over 160 awards... taste the smoked-Alabama ribs at Camp 31.

Or stay & dine at the newly renovated historic landmark... The Arlington Hotel.

Have a coffee overlooking the Grand at the Brown Dog!

This village on the Grand River is a unique getaway to Southern Ontario...

For trying a different pace... this is a destination to put on your map. 

 "The scenic Paris Dam on the Grand River"



Visit our maps showing the locations of over 100 nearby activities... outdoors and indoors... leisure and educational... all nearby.


Long Point Eco-Adventures

Located on the bluffs overlooking the marshes of Lake Erie... this is a place to visit just for the view! Long Point Eco-Adventures is another company offering unique learning adventures. They are about one hour south of Paris. They have a star gazing dome, zip lines, rappel and suspension bridges. They are open year round.

In the summer, Long Point Eco-Adventures offer canoe and kayak trips on Big Creek. Big Creek is a must do... like paddling through the Canadian Amazon Jungle.

The perfect weekend adventure is the "Float & Fly"... a day of floating down the Grand River, with a second day of tree-top zipping with Long Point Eco-Adventures...

 Experience Mennonite Country to the North... Just one Hour Away from Paris

Step into the world that preserves time in its hand. A German people whose faith with God moves at a different pace then the world rushing by.

  African Lion Safari Link      (45 minutes away from Paris)

This is an experience where you drive your car through a large reserve of wild animals from Africa and around the world. 


  Bingemans Big Splash

  Heated Wave Pool

  Outdoor mini-golf

  Indoor playground

  Glow in Dark Mini Golf

  Ropes Course

  Go-kart Track

Family fun awaits at Bingemans Big Splash with our heated wave pool, speed slides, twister slides, The Pipe slides, The Cyclone Torpedo Bay, Spray ‘n’ Play our waterpark for kids, outdoor mini-golf.

FunworX Indoor Playland offers 35, 000 square feet of year round fun and excitement, from arcade and redemption games of skill and chance, to the interactive three-level indoor playground, to Hole In Fun glow-in-the-dark mini golf, Ropes Course and Bingemans Speedway Go-kart Track.

 Robert Hall Originals link

This is a place to see... a shop & store that is of one of a kind… Ontario’s largest mineral collection and pewter display. The business of a Canadian Master Artist Pewtersmith. Worth the visit… 20 minutes from Paris, Brantford or Cambridge.

 First Nations Attractions

Visit Ontario’s largest Iroquois population of Mohawks, Cayuga, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca and Tuscarora below Brantford… contact their tourism for what to see. About 40 minutes from Paris.  

First Nations Activities Including Grand River Powwow Link

One of the largest Powwows of aboriginal dancing in Ontario. 

Mohawk Chapel Link 

 Visit the Chapel given by the Queen to the Mohawks on the Grand River in Brantford. Twenty minutes from Paris.

Woodland Cultural Center Link.

 If you are interested in learning about the Iroquoian history and culture… this is the place to visit in Brantford. Twenty minutes from Paris. 


Bell Homestead Link 

The home and museum of the inventor of the telephone in Brantford… Alexander Graham Bell.

 Rail Trail Link  

The rail trail is a bike/hike trail going from Cambridge to Hamilton. Paris & Glen Morris are two of the access points. This is a level trail along the river… easy to do in most parts. Five minutes from downtown Paris.

Pinehurst Lake Link  This kettle lake and surrounding Carolinian Forest is worth the time to visit and hike… just 10 minutes from Paris. 

Apps Mill Link 

This trail area is only 15 minutes from Paris… a refreshing hike along Whiteman’s Creek… a beautiful wooded valley experience. 

 Port Dover Link  

This fishing village on Lake Erie is one hour from Paris and has become the place to visit… stroll the sand beach or have supper at Callahan’s overlooking the lake at sunset. A favorite spot to experience… worth the 1 hour drive.



Ontario’s Grand River …  A True Weekend Getaway in the Paris of 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.