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Necky : Manitou 130R
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We are Haldimand County's ORIGINAL Paddlesports Outfitters!
Now celebrating our 10th SEASON offering guided tours, paddling lessons, kayak, canoe, and SUP rentals on the Grand River and Lake Erie.
Grand River Kayak is your one-stop kayaking destination in Southern Ontario.

We don't think of ourselves as being in the sales business, as much as we're in the customer service business. What's the difference, you might ask? A salesperson will try to sell you whatever he or she thinks you will buy. We will listen carefully to your wants and needs, and help you choose the best kayak, canoe, or SUP board for you! Not based on sales quotas or inventory overstocks, or "model of the moment" motivations. We sell quality products at fair prices. We know that there are less expensive products out there at the "big box" retailers, and there are other "dealers" selling lower quality boats. We encourage you to do your homework - visit our competitors first, and then come and see us. Our years of paddling experience and passion for the sport, combined with some of the best brands in the industry, will guide you through the process of making sure you make the right purchase for, the first time! 
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.

 

 

 

News

Don't Be An Armchair Paddler

August 20, 2015

THE AGE OF THE ARMCHAIR PADDLER There once was a time, not so long ago, that if you were a “kayaker” it meant one of two things – you were either a whitewater kayaker, or a sea kayaker. Either pursuit was considered rather serious and required a certain level of skill to be considered a safe and competent paddler. Paddling schools, organizations like the ACA, Paddle Canada, and the BCU became the place to go for paddling instruction. Focus was as much about safety and good planning as it was on paddling techniques. Instructors were respected for their knowledge, and their ability to pass on that knowledge to eager students. Fast forward to present day. Paddlesports manufacturers have spent the...

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STORE CLOSED AUG. 9th and 10th

August 04, 2015

We will be CLOSEDSunday, August 9th and Monday, August 10th. The store will be closed. There will be no tours, lessons, or rentals available on those two days.As always, our online store continues to be open 24/7/365. There will be no orders shipped, or available for pick-up in store during the period that we are closed.E-mails and phone messages will be returned as quickly as possible after we re-open on August 11th, 2015.Thanks in advance for your understanding.  

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Brand Spotlight : Hurricane Kayaks

May 21, 2015

What’s the most important thing in a Hurricane kayak? Answer ― It’s you.

Hurricane Kayaks from Warsaw, NC has been making lightweight, thermoformed kayaks for almost two decades.
They manufacture a complete line of recreational, day touring, touring, sit-on-top and fishing kayaks from Trylon, a type of ABS plastic that is stiffer and lighter than polyethylene plastic, and more durable and less expensive than composite kayaks - the best of both worlds, and more environmentally-friendly than other construction methods, too!

We happen to think that their approach to the paddlesports industry and their philosophies as a company match ours as well.
The priority should be on creating an extraordinary experience for the customer, not making and selling boats that maximize the bottom line.
It is possible, and Hurricane Kayaks is one of those rare companies that proves it!

 

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Brand Spotlight : Old Town Canoes & Kayaks

May 15, 2015

CHOOSE ADVENTURE. TRUST TRADITION. OLD TOWN CANOES & KAYAKS

When you sell a brand like Old Town Canoes & Kayaks, it's easy to brag about it!

One of the things we love the most about Old Town Canoes & Kayaks is that they never stop innovating!
Their ideas are fresh and original, just like us!
We started this business a decade ago with a small fleet of Old Town kayaks, and we've never looked back.
Brands have come and gone, but Old Town has always been a consistent presence in our outfitting fleet and in our retail showroom.


Just in the last couple of years, Old Town Canoes & Kayaks has brought us the Heron, Jr kid's kayak, the Predator series of fishing kayaks, the NEXT hydrid kayak/canoe, and NEW upgrades to old favourites with the ACS2 Seating System in the Dirigo and Camden series of premium recreational kayaks.

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National Paddling Week 2015

May 06, 2015

What is National Paddling Week all about?

This week has been created to boost awareness of our national recreational paddling sports, safety measures, skill development, and heritage! National Paddling Week wants to encourage as many Canadians to get into a canoe, kayak or onto a board and be counted during this week to show our national commitment to the fun, the benefits, and challenge of paddling!
To celebrate National Paddling Week, Grand River Kayak is hosting several courses, tours, and paddling events. The tours and lessons offered during National Paddling Week have been discounted to encourage paddlers both old and new to come out and participate!

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