Kayak Lessons Ontario | Kayak near Toronto

 Open 7 days a week . April til November . Reservations Required



Links To Our Selection Of Kayak Trips on the Grand River 

Guided Kayak Trips  .  Pedal & Paddle .  Romance For Two    .   Moonlight Paddle  

  Kayak Lesson & Trip  .  Tandem Yak Trip  .  Kayak Fishing  .  Tandem Kayak Trip


Try a kayak lesson & kayak 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 kayak route is just excellent for beginners... avergaes 1 meter in depth with a gentle moving current to help paddle down the river. It has an early take out with picnic area and washrooms for those wanting a break.

Start times are 9:30am,10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm

See below for our two types of kayak lesson options and rates.

For Reservations Call 519-442 2519 or email us at info@grandriverrafting.ca


 
 (Photo compliments of Hamilton Halton Brant Regional Tourism Association)

Beginner Kayak Lesson 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 kayak lesson starts with a land-base instruction. It covers equipment needed, how to paddle, getting in & out of the kayak without tipping, 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 where we shuttle you back to your vehicle at the end of the trip.

Cost $55.00 for the kayak plus $25.00 for the lesson per person... plus HST

For the kayak lesson the following equipment is supplied... kayak, paddle, life jacket, safety kit, dry bag, drinking water, river map and return shuttle ride.

For our kayak lessons we supply all equipment plus the ride back to your vehicle.


Beginner Kayak Lesson 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, 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. Then is shuttled back to their vehicles.

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Cost $55.00 for the kayak each plus $125.00 for the instructional guide... plus HST

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

Visit our other Grand River paddling site called "Best of the Grand"... Heritage River Canoe and Kayak Company.


Map of Cayuga Route on the Grand River ...about 13 km


 

How Your Kayak Lesson Trip Works:

You must make a reservation before arriving!

Once you reserve, we send driving instructions & what to bring. We meet you at the start point in Bean Park, 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... you do a 2-3 hr trip down the Grand River.

Near the end, you call us and we pickup the equipment... and provide return shuttles to your vehicle. You must bring a cell phone to call us.

 

 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