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“Best Toronto Day Trip Ever!!! A MUST DO!”

Grand River Rafting Company
Ranked #1 of 3 Tours in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Grand River Rafting offers one of the most unique outdoor wilderness tours on the Grand River... 1 hour west of Toronto and Niagara Falls.Choose a guided or self guided day trip. Great for beginners!We offer rafting, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, cycling, hiking, moonlight paddles and stand up paddleboards.The 4-5 hour guided paddling trips teach on edible plants and trees, First Nations history, fish & wildlife, body surfing, drinking from springs and paddling some splash.Paddling lessons available.Camping available.
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Reviewed July 28, 2011

Grand River Rafting Company is still a best kept secret for a soft adventure, fun-filled day in the sun near Toronto. (about 1:15 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 at www.grandriverrafting.ca/

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.

5  Thank katbar
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Reviewed July 19, 2011

With Garth at the helm and a full moon, we couldn't have pick a better choice to enjoy our summer evening by rafting down mild rapids and meandering through the river in twilight and cozy darkness. The constellation gazing, fresh spring water tasting (ahhhhhh), night sounds and the professional, knowledgeable and personable guide made this a thoroughly positive escape!

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Reviewed July 19, 2011

What a perfect day! Our group consisted of 3 kids (ages 7, 7, and 9), and 3 adults. Barry was our guide - full of knowledge and a terrific rafting companion. The kids loved body surfing, and are asking if we can do it again!

1  Thank Mtlucy
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Reviewed July 15, 2011

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 (kayak). 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!!!

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Reviewed July 11, 2011

Rented a canoe for the day for our anniversary. It was a beautiful trip and Garth was so helpful in the entire process of the rental. The price was excellent and we were given everything needed to have a great trip! The shuttle ride back to the car was informative and fun. In my experience with other companies, this one takes the cake! On time, enthusiastic, helpful and passionate about the area. Looking forward to booking again with Grand River Rafting.

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