Other Grand Experiences in the Grand Valley

Open 7 days per week . Some Adventures All Year . Reservations Required


Pirate Quest Adventure  .  Edible Plant-Tree Hike  .  Starlight-Moonlight Paddles  .  Zipline Package 

Rappelling Package  .   Aboriginal Experiences  .  Primitive Skills  .  Horseback Riding

Canadian Amazon Paddle at Big Creek   .   Riverside Camping & Private Family Picnic Areas

Our "Grand Experiences" are some of the most unique outdoor adventures in Ontario's Grand Valley... ziplines, Pirate Quest, rappelling, moonlight paddles, camping, horseback riding, primitive skills and edible plant-tree hikes.

Our goal is not only to help visitors discover other experiences near the "Grand Valley", but adventures that are uniquely Canadian.

We have created our "Grand Experience Map" of different adventures and things to do within a 2 hours radius of here.

At Grand River Rafting we can also help you plan multi-day experiences, plus accommodations and meals.

"Best Toronto Day Trip Ever!!! A MUST DO!"

(TripAdvisor Customer Review)

Grand River Rafting Company is still a best kept secret for a soft adventure, fun-filled day in the sun near Toronto. (about 1hr 15 mins away) This is my third time to float with them down the Grand. Kayaking is my favourite, but we did a family group trip with some members who are a little uncomfortable on the water. So we did a raft/kayak combo float. Everyone had a blast.

Garth is the owner and is a very laid back, kind, interesting, "have it your way" kind of guy. We made several stops of interest along the way to learn a bit about nature. We drank from a cold fresh spring and visited an old mine shaft. This river is very scenic, clean, and shallow, so even if you flip, you can likely stand up. Great place to learn to kayak too. We even got to body surf in a shallow, but swift moving section of the water. Laughs and giggles all the way down. All safe and smile making as you delight in this nearby adventure.

CAUTION: Be sure to book with GARTH from Grand River Rafting...  there is another company of similar name, but in my opinion, GARTH is so detailed, punctual and accommodating, that I would not go with anyone but his company. You know he does it right if we've come back with friends and family again and again. A great place to make memories.

(PS: They have great pirate trips for young kids b-day parties, as well as moonlight floats, etc. A lot of excursions to pick from. We love to take out of town company there for a safe, but adventurous outing.) After the float, you can pop into historic Paris for a meal or ice cream. Excellent day trip. VERY affordable. A must do...

Paddling the Grand River Video

 We work with some agressive partners... but we sure have fun doing it!

We partner with:

Triggers & Bows  (gun & archery range)

Whisper to the Moon  (paranormal night paddle to a haunted mansion with Six Nations)

Long Point Eco-Adventures (Zipline)

Zip to the Tip (Long Point Zodiac Trip)

ONE AXE Pursuits (rappelling)

Conestoga River Horseback Adventures (horses)

Tribal Visions (Iroquois Dancing)

Woodland Cultural Centre (Iroquois residential school & museum)

Mike the Knapper (primitive arts).

Long Point & Big Creek Trips (specializing in guided canoe & kayak trips near Lake Erie)

Nearby Accommodations (Arlington Hotel, Camping, B&B, Conservation Areas)

Nearby Restaurants  (Camp 31, Still Waters, Cedar House, Woolfes)

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