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Blu Wave : Catalina 14 (USED)
Blu Wave : Catalina 14 (USED) $1,299.99 $1,799.99
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Necky : Manitou 130R
Necky : Manitou 130R from $999.99 $1,539.99
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Ocean Kayak : Trident 13 Angler
Ocean Kayak : Trident 13 Angler from $899.99 $1,209.99
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Old Town : Charles River 15 (USED)
Old Town : Charles River 15 (USED) $699.99 $1,209.99
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Old Town : Heron 11XT (USED)
Old Town : Heron 11XT (USED) $399.99 $637.99
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Grand River Kayak is your one-stop kayaking destination in Southern Ontario. 
Located strategically on the banks of the Heritage Grand River, our store is stocked with over 60 models of kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards. FREE test paddling every day! 
You will find sea kayaks, fishing kayaks, tandem kayaks, canoes, SUP's, recreational and day touring kayaks to suit every need, budget, and skill level from some of the best names in paddlesports; Necky Kayaks, Old Town Canoe & Kayak, Blu Wave SUP, Current Designs, Hurricane Kayaks, Liquid Logic, Ocean Kayak, Werner Paddles, Kokatat, North Water, NRS, Carlisle Paddles, Extrasport PFD's and many more. 
Whether you are shopping for a kayak, looking for paddling lessons, or just want a leisurely guided kayak tour on the Grand River, we are your destination on Ontario's "South Coast"! The Grand River is at our doorstep, and the North Shore of Lake Erie is just a quick 5 minute drive.

Did you know ? We are a family owned and operated business, and we will make sure that your experience with us is safe, fun, and unforgettable. We are "Close to Home....Far from Ordinary". Let your next paddling adventure begin with us.

Product Advice

Time to Winterize!

November 12, 2014

Thanks to the HBO series Game of Thrones, it's become an overused cliche, but if you live in the Northern Hemisphere, there's absolutely no doubt that Winter is coming. And for most of us, that means hanging up the double-bladed paddle in favour of snowshoes, skates or skis. Before you put the paddling gear away for the season, there are 3 things you need to do first : Clean, Inspect, and Prepare your paddlesports gear for hybernation. Clean:Now is the time to get all the dirt and grime off of, and out of, your kayak(s) and gear. If you routinely paddle in salt water, or environments with plenty of grit, sand, mud, or dirt, you are probably accustomed to rinsing...

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Debunking The Myths of Buying Your First Kayak

September 24, 2014

Shopping for your first kayak? Doing lots of research, reading lots of reviews, and watching lots of videos? Stuck inside while the snow blows outside your window, browsing the endless details on the web?Can I give you a piece of advice? Stop. That’s right. Just stop. You can literally drive yourself crazy with all of the information out there. And you know what? Most of it doesn’t matter, especially to the first-time buyer. I say that, because in my experience until you have paddled for a while, you don’t really know what you’re looking for. Sure, it’s important to buy a kayak that suits your intended purpose (you wouldn’t buy a fibreglass sea kayak to run whitewater rivers) and it’s...

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The Old Town "Dirigo Family" of Kayaks

February 11, 2014

We started this company with a small fleet of Old Town "Dirigo 106" kayaks, and the model has been a constant mainstay in our rental and touring operations for nearly 10 years. That says a lot about how we feel about these boats. Models come and models go. Rental fleets tend be abusive on boats and gear. We've had certain boats in our rental fleet that didn't last the season...we don't use those models in our rental fleet anymore. The Dirigo 106, and by extension the entire Dirigo Family, has stood the test of time. And, they're a great value to the consumer, too!  Why do we like them? For starters, the Dirigo 106 is suitable for just about anyone....

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Canada Coast Guard Regulations for Kayakers

February 02, 2012

You don't have to be heading out to the open sea in your kayak to need to understand your responsibilities under the law. Ignorance is not an alibi, and anyone who sells boats of any kind should educate their customers about the additional gear that they MUST buy when purchasing a kayak or any other watercraft. Here's the scenario: You're out kayaking on Lake Ontario, enjoying a relaxing day paddling along the shoreline. As you and your partner chat about the weather, an OPP patrol boat approaches and the officer asks you to produce your mandatory safety gear...Do you know what you need, where it is, and how it works? The fine in Ontario for not carrying the appropriate safety...

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