Experience the difference – we are family-owned and operated.
Our passion is paddling, and our business is sharing that passion with YOU – our customers!!


Serving Haldimand County from Caledonia to Lake Erie, come experience what we have to offer as outfitters! With over 30+ years of paddling experience, rest assured that you will get the right advice and information you need, guaranteed!

Kayak, canoe and SUP rentals are available, but if you prefer to take a guided tour we offer tours on all stretches of the Grand River in kayaks, canoes or on stand up paddleboards! Take a beginner lesson or maybe a Paddle Canada Certified course right up to Level 2…Interested in fitness on the water? Have you heard of our Kardio Kayak classes? How about yoga on a SUP? Our diverse calendar includes social evenings, outdoor film series and a variety of specialty programming.
Groups of 3, or 23. We specialize in small-to-medium sized groups. No need to line up behind a tour bus full of people….
Remember if you take a tour, lesson, rental or class with us, WE ARE FULLY INSURED!

Interested in purchasing a kayak, canoe or SUP? We offer free test paddling right from our waterfront location, equipped with a dock, washroom and picnic facilities!

WE ARE Southwestern Ontario’s # 1 FULL SERVICE Kayak, Canoe and SUP shop! We are the only outfitters who offer guided tours, professional lessons, the widest selection of kayak, canoe & SUP rentals on the Grand River and Lake Erie, as well as the most complete paddlesports shop with-in an hour of Hamilton, Niagara and Simcoe.
Haldimand County’s ORIGINAL Kayak, Canoe & SUP Outfitters!

We won the Hamiton Spectator “Reader’s Choice Award” for Best Kayak/Canoe Shop for 2012. We are also the recipient of the Haldimand County Business Excellence Award in the Tourism category for 2010 and 2012, AND we are rated a 5 out 5 by Trip Advisor reviews!
Visit us and find out what all the fuss is about!

At a time when “customer service” is sadly lacking at big box retailers who pay their staff minimum wage and encourage minimum results, we’ll show you the difference personalized attention by experts makes.  Shopping for a kayak is no different than shopping for a car – there’s more to it than picking a colour and looking for the lowest price! Let us guide you through the process of making sure you make the right purchase for YOU! What kind of kayak do you want? What kind of kayak do you NEED? Where do you plan to paddle? WHEN do you plan to paddle? Is this something you plan to do for relaxation, or are you looking for something more?

Our instructors and guides are Paddle Canada or ORCKA Certified. Our focus is on your safety and enjoyment on the water. We use quality gear, and provide our customers with the right equipment for their on-water activities, whether it be a lesson, rental or a guided tour, and whether you’re paddling a kayak, a canoe or a stand up paddleboard!

Welcome to Grand River Kayak!
Ed & Tanya Sullivan


We are proud members of Paddle Canada