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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

Our "Better Than Black Friday" SALE

November 15, 2016

Shhhhh.....don't tell anyone... It's our BIGGEST SALES EVENT EVER! Canadian Thanksgiving was more than a month ago, and we've always thought of "Black Friday" as a U.S. retail "event" to coincide with their Thanksgiving Holiday, to drive early Christmas sales.  Folks would line up for miles and miles around to get deep discounts, one day only.Then along came "Cyber Monday" and just today we started hearing about "Small Business Saturday"....Black "Friday" has now become an entire weekend.Not to mention many online retailers now start offering their "Black Friday" discount prices several days before and after the actual U.S. Thanksgiving weekend.The incentive to camp out at a store's front door over night to be the first one in line to get...

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Current Trends(??) in Paddlesports, According to Grand River Kayak

November 04, 2016

You'll notice the question marks after "Trends"? We've been in this business a long time. Long enough to know that no two paddling seasons is ever the same, and that consumer choices change constantly, and that regional trends are not always in sync with national or industry trends. So, these are simply OUR observations of the shopping trends that we have seen here at Grand River Kayak over the last couple of seasons. In some cases, we are hearing from other retailers that they are experiencing similar results....but in other cases it's a completely different story. Big winners here over the last couple of years have been Fishing Kayaks, Recreational Kayaks, and Day Touring (or Light Touring) kayaks in the...

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Buy NOW For Next Season & SAVE!

November 02, 2016

Shop from our wide selection of new products coming for the 2017 Season, and SAVE THE TAX for a limited time.When you purchase any Pre-Order item from the qualifying list of products from Aquabound Paddles, Bending Branches, Blu Wave SUP, Boreal Design, Malone Auto Racks, Necky Kayaks, Ocean Kayak, Old Town Canoe & Kayak, Pulse SUP, Riot Kayaks, Werner Paddles at the following link:https://www.grandriverkayak.ca/collections/2017-pre-orderJust enter code  2017SaveTheTax  at check-out, and we'll discount an amount equivalent to the HST on your purchase! The price you see is the price you pay!Pre-Order inventory will start to arrive early in 2017, but we guarantee your purchase will be ready to pick up, or ship, before the start of paddling season! We will advise...

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Hamilton's #1 Kayak & Canoe Shop - AGAIN!

November 02, 2016

Once again, we are proud and humbled to have been voted the NUMBER ONE Kayak & Canoe Store by the Hamilton Spectator "Reader's Choice Awards"!! THANK YOU to our customers and followers who voted for us, we once again beat out the "big box" competition for the right to call ourselves "Hamilton's favourite place to purchase a kayak, canoe or SUP Board"!! Once again, you the customer, have chosen experience and customer service over the limited options and lack of knowledge of the "big box" stores - Good for you!! :) Given the personal challenges we faced this year, this is an especially rewarding and satisfying "award" !!! Thanks again,Ed & Tanya Sullivan 

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End of Season 2016 "State of the Union" Address

November 02, 2016

Hi, folks! The 2016 Paddling Season is pretty much in the rearview mirror, and we're already turning our thoughts to next year. But first, we'd like to take a few minutes to look back over this season. As most of you know, our family has been dealing with a serious health issue these past several months. Tanya was diagnosed with breast cancer in March. Since then, she has endured 16 weeks of chemotherapy, a major 9-hour surgical procedure, and she is now in the middle of a course of 25 radiation treatments. Lucky for us, she is continuing to progress through her recovery and her oncology team at the Juravinski Cancer Centre in Hamilton is optimistic that she will make...

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