Ontario School Field Trips & Home Education

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

Floating Classroom  .  Hiking Classroom  .   Native Studies  .  Overnight Programs              Unique Adventures  .   Scouts & Guides Programs  .  ESL Trips

We specialize in school field trips & home education programs in Southern Ontario, 1 hour west of Toronto near Paris, Ontario.

Today, many students have become "arm-chair vampires"... but when you get them out there... they re-connect!

We offer floating classroom experiences which are OPHEA school-approved  Paddle Rafting Guidelines (Grade 6 and up). Prices start at $40 per student.

And for those school's choosing a land-based field trip... we offer our hiking classroom, teaching edible medicinal plants used by the First Nations with outdoor cooking skills. Prices start at $15 per student.

Our learning adventures cover a multitude of topics in one session... geography, biology, history, native studies and outdoor education. 

Our programs are designed for Grade 6 and up... but will consider programs for lower grades. 

We offer half , full day and multi-day overnight school field trip programs.

Our school field trips can be customized to create outdoor curriculum fitted to your time window. 

We host over 5,000 students annually, with a teaching staff of 40 people.

Our passion is introducing students to the outdoors... hands-on!

Visit our school day trips and ideas.

To contact us call 519 442 2519 or email.

 Demonstrating the healing power of burdock on a mosquito bite 

For other outdoor learning adventures for lower public school grades... we highly recommend the programs hosted by the GRCA at Apps Mill... link.

" Exchange Students"    (TripAdvisor Customer Review)

We recently booked a day trip for exchange students with the Grand River Rafting Company and it was an experience the students will definitely consider one of the highlights of their time here in Canada.
The trip involved so much more then we had thought it would, our guide was so informative about trees and plants. We were taken to a fresh water spring and filled up our waterbottles, the students were fascinated with the gypsum mine and the games our guide played were great fun.
Next year we have decided to take our family on this rafting day trip and I am sure the exchange organization will again take students. All in all I highly recommend this trip, not only was it great fun, but a learning experience as well. Thank you Garth and Jeff for making our day so memorable.

Ann Marie Belanger    


"What a GRAND day!"5 of 5 stars    (TripAdvisor Customer Review)

This is the second time I've taken a group of International English students to travel the Grand with Garth and his team. What a spectacular time we had!

The guides with GRR make sure that the needs of their clients come first. We paddled, we played, and we were educated. The knowledgeable staff know exactly what each group needs, from information on the flora and fauna of the area, to play-time body surfing down the river!

Thanks to the thoughtfulness and professionalism of this great company, I'll be back again and again with more students... more

 Valeeta B      

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