Grand River ... Glen Morris to Paris Trip

Open 7 days per week . April to November . Reservations Required

This photos is of one of the Three Sisters on the Glen Morris to Paris Route... part of an 1860 railyway line abandoned in the 1940's.  

 The Glen Morris to Paris Route (formerly the Oneida) is a section of the Grand River that starts above the village of Glen Morris at the 1860 ruins of the Old Mill, ending at the old bridge abutments called the Three Sisters.

This route the water moves more agressive with about 1km of shallow rapids.

These shallow rapids require skill in navigating... so we do not reccommend this route for first time paddling a river in a canoe, kayak, raft or stand up paddleboard... the Paris to Brant Park Route is a better choice.

Please note... if Turbo Tubing... the Glen Morris to Paris trip has more current... good for beginners.

The Glen Morris to Paris paddle is about 11 kms in length and takes normally 3 hours to do... but can be shorter or longer in time if river speed varies from normal.

At the end point, Grand River Rafting has a picnic area with washrooms... also this route has spring water and an island where you can go body surfing.

There are no stores along the paddling section of the river... so you need to bring your lunches & water with you.

For Reservations you can book online or call 519-442 2519 or email us at

                         Cancellation Policy

Trips cancelled 48 hours prior to departure will receive a full refund.

Trips cancelling later then 48 hours will lose 25% of payment.

Trips cancelled on the day of the event will not receive a refund.

Trips cancelled by Grand River Rafting due to weather... can be rescheduled or fully refunded.


 2018 Weekend Times for Glen Morris... 11kms  

Dates Days Available  Start Times
  Apr to May 13    Every Weekend & Holiday  10am & 12pm
  May 14 to June 17   Every Weekend & Holiday  10am, 10:50,11:40, 12:30pm, 12:55pm
  June 18 to Sept 3   Every Weekend & Holiday  10am,10:25,10:50,11:15,11:40,12:05pm,12:30,12:55,1:20pm
  Sept 4 to Sept 30   Every Weekend & Holiday  10am, 10:50,11:40, 12:30pm, 12:55 pm
  Sept 30 to Oct 31   Every Weekend & Holiday  10am & 12pm

2018 Weekday Times for Glen Morris... 11kms

Dates Days Available  Start Times
  Apr to June 16    Tues & Thurs  10am & 12pm
  June 17 to Sept 3   Every Day  10am,10:25,10:50,11:15,11:40,12:05pm,12:30,12:55
  Sept 4 to Oct 15   Tues & Thurs  10am & 12pm
 Oct 16 to Oct 31   Every Day   10am & 12pm


This picture was taken at the end of Noahs Ark... overlooking the

Glen Morris to Paris Run! (it has now been torn down)

How the Glen Morris to Paris Trip Works:

1)  You must make a reservation in advance... we don't want you to arrive with us being sold out. 

2) Once you reserve, we send driving instructions & what to bring.

3) When you arrive, you register, get orientation about your trip. If going without a guide, a river map is provided and reviewed.

4) Next you are shuttled upstream to paddle back to your vehicle. 

5) Along the way you can explore and swim... the day is timeless... no set time to be off!

6)  We meet you at the end point, collect all the equipment... and you walk about 400m back to your parked vehicle and the washrooms.

7) If looking for food... here is a link to local restaurants nearby.


Glen Morris to Paris Paddling Route... Interactive Map Link

                        About the Route

  • The Glen Morris to Brant averages 1 meter in depth 
  • It has 1 kilometer of stoney rapids Class 1 
  • The river is 50-75 meters wide 
  • You can swim in the river, but wear shoes 
  • There are few biting bugs, no poisonous snakes 
  • A beautiful wilderness setting.
  • Lots of different birds
  • This route does not have an early takeout. 
  • One can picnic on the islands 
  • There is a portable washrooms at the end of this route. 
  • There are no stores along the river. 
  • There are fresh water springs along the way 
  • Most people take 3-5 hours to paddle 
  • We provide dry bags for your cameras & personals  
  • There is an emergency walk-out trail on the left side of the river.

People mistake muskrats as beaver... beavers have big flat tails that smack!

 Things To Experience on the Glen Morris to Paris Trip

Visit the 300 year old hollow syscamore tree

Have lunch on an island

Paddle about one kilometer of Class 1 splash

Drink from springs

Visit a beech forest of wild ginger and garlic

Go body surfing

See the rock with the "spring" in it.

Paddle through the famous "Three Sisters" 

Watch Our Body Surfing
  (3 min Video)


 Looking downstream on the Glen Morris to Paris Route from the Glen Morris Bridge