About Us

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!

Our storefront location in Dunnville, Ontario is open seasonally during the paddling season, but our online store is open year-round, 24/7/365.
In-Store Order Pick Up can be arranged by appointment outside our regular Store Hours.

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 you, the first time! 

We won the Hamiton Spectator “Reader’s Choice Award” for Best Kayak/Canoe Shop for 2012 and 2013.
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!

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? We have close to 20 years of combined experience in the paddlesports industry, and we're here to share our passion for paddling with you!

Our instructors and guides are Paddle Canada 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

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