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We are Haldimand County's ORIGINAL Paddlesports Outfitters!
Now celebrating our 12th AWESOME 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

The Benefits of a Point 65N Modular Kayak

August 26, 2018

Do you have problems lifting a sixty pound kayak onto the roof of your vehicle?
Don't have roof racks on your car or truck, and don't really want to add them?
Do you want the convenience of a folding or inflatable kayak, but you also want the durability and feel of a solid kayak
Do you have limited storage space at home and no place to keep a 14, 15, 16 foot kayak?
Do you want the ultimate flexibility of a kayak that can accommodate 2 or 3 or more paddlers, but can easily convert to a solo kayak when you want to paddle on your own?
Do you value innovation and quality in the products you buy??

If you answered "yes" to any one or more of the questions above, let us introduce you to the modular line of kayaks from Point 65N of Sweden......

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Get a GREAT DEAL on a Necky "Eliza" Before They Are GONE FOR GOOD!

August 17, 2018

As you may or may not be aware, the Necky brand has been discontinued, and awesome kayaks like the Eliza, Looksha and the Chatham series (not to mention the best-selling Manitou 14) are no longer being made....

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SPECIAL PRESENTATION - Nootka Island, BC Guided Paddling Trip

June 24, 2018

Please join us for this special presentation about our Nootka Island, BC Guided Paddling Trips.
We have a slideshow presentation including dozens of photos and videos from last year`s trip, plus a question answer forum to explain the trip details, packing list required, travel options and more!

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One Foot (or Paddle Stroke) In Front Of The Other

March 08, 2018

Last time I checked, none of us was getting any younger....

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!

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So Many Ways to SAVE for the HOLIDAYS !!

December 09, 2017

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,...

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