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Blu Wave : Wave Rider 10.6
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Hurricane Kayaks : Sojourn 126
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Necky : Manitou 130R
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Necky : Manitou 14
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Ocean Kayak : Trident 13 Angler
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Ocean Kayak : Trident 13 Angler $1,199.99 $1,419.99
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Old Town : NEXT
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Haldimand County's ORIGINAL Paddlesports Outfitters! Now celebrating our 10th SEASON offering guided tours, paddling lessons, kayak, canoe, SUP and (NEW) bicycle 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.





We will be CLOSED all day Sunday, August 9th and Monday, August 10th.
There will be no tours, lessons or rentals available those dates, and the retail store will be CLOSED.
You can always shop online 24/7/365.
Sorry for any inconvenience.
Thanks for your understanding.


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


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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Spring 2015 DEMO DAY with Johnson Outdoors, Malone Auto Racks, Amundson SUP and MORE!

May 01, 2015

Join us on Saturday, May 23rd from 10:00am until 6:00pm For our Annual Johnson Outdoors Demo Day, featuring some of the best brands on the market today - Old Town Canoes & Kayaks, Necky Kayaks, Ocean Kayak, Carlisle Paddles, and Extrasport PFD's. Meet the sales rep, test paddle the boat of your dreams, get cool Demo Day-only specials!Check out the newest models - the Old Town "NEXT" is here, the Old Town "Predator" series of fishing kayaks, the Ocean Kayak "Big Game Prowler II" and more, plus check out the all new ACS 2 Seat in select Necky and Old Town models. NEW colours, NEW models, NEW upgrades and improvements.PLUS, the rep for Malone Auto Racks and Amundson Stand Up...

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What is "Soft Adventure" Tourism, and Why Is It The Fastest Growing Type of Travel?

March 07, 2015

Soft Adventure is the term used to describe the type of adventure tourism that requires little or no experience and is low risk (as opposed to hard adventure tourism which requires greater levels of skill and incorporates more of significant risk).
Think of this way - snorkeling would be considered a "soft adventure", easily accessible and safe for almost everyone, whereas scuba diving would be considered a "hard adventure", requiring more skill and exposing the participant to higher level of risk. Although similar in nature, these two activities appeal to different audiences.

Soft Adventure is one of the fastest growing segments of the travel industry and with good reason! These activities are easily approachable for everyone - beginners, families, children, or seniors. 

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