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.
That includes Tanya and I....
If you have been following our story for any length of time, you will know that Tanya was diagnosed with breast cancer almost exactly two years ago. Our lives will never be the same. But, that doesn't mean that she (or we) have given up on the paddling lifestyle!
Didn't find what you were looking for with all the Black Friday / Cyber Monday / Cyber WEEK / Pre-Christmas / Boxing Day MONTH, ETC, ETC, ETC sales running ad nauseam by every major retail chain??Guess what you won't find at Grand River Kayak? Annoying Christmas music? NOPE! High pressure sales tactics? NOPE! Hunting, running, gym, or other non-paddling related products?? NOPE!! We are kayak instructors, guides and (most importantly) PADDLERS!! Get great advice on PADDLING gear from the folks who know best!!We still have some AWESOME sales, promotions, & discounts on all remaining NEW & USED inventory, PLUS a "Save The Tax" Deal on all Pre-Orders placed for Spring 2018 arrival! Check our new DAILY DEAL$$ Features...deep discounts, FREE add-ons,...
A Trip Report for our 9-Day Guided Sea Kayak Trip on Nootka Island, British Columbia from September 14th to the 23rd, 2017
Here is a summary of our recent guided trip in BC. I personally took nearly hundreds of photos and videos on the trip, and this is just such a small sample.
I also did my best to cut the trip report down into "just the highlights" but there is so much to say about how great this trip really was..... I am planning an extended trip review in more detail later.
Better yet, why don't you join us in 2018 and experience it for yourself?!?!