Kayak, Canoe & SUP Social Nights!!!
It's all about being social !
Paddlers meeting paddlers and doing what we do best - PADDLE!
These events are FREE
to join for anyone with their own kayak
, but if you need a rental, we have a special LOW RATE that includes your kayak, paddle, PFD and safety gear! WOW! Canoe rentals available.
The route is informal and most Social Paddles start and end at Grand River Kayak. Some nights we might paddle into the Thirsty Mate for a bite to eat, some evenings we might launch at Port Maitland and paddle out onto Lake Erie to enjoy the sunset...we really just make it up as we go along!
The Lower River, Upper River, marshes, Dunnville Dam, Port Maitland...it's all fair game, and EVERYONE is welcome to join us!
Join us for a relaxing paddle on a stand up board through the Lower Grand River and Sulphur Creek! No experience necessary. Free if you own your own board! Otherwise boards available at a cost of $20 plus HST.
Illuminaqua Social Paddle(s) - 2014 Schedule TBA
Enjoy an outdoor concert from the seat of your boat surrounded by fire burning torches! What an experience! Call us today to reserve you kayak, canoe or SUP for a low rate of $45! Meet us in Welland where you'll join our group as we paddle down the Welland Canal Recreational Waterway to the site of Illuminaqua.
2014 Schedule (SO FAR) :
Mother's Day - May 11 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Father's Day - June 15 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Summer Solstice* - June 21 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Tanya's Birthday Paddle* - July 5 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Mohawk Island** - July 27 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Illuminaqua - August 2 - TBA
Chippewa Creek* - August 10 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Grandparent's Day - September 7 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
End of Season Celebration - September 21 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
*Evening Paddles require safety lighting, as per Transport Canada Regulations
**Mohawk Island requires prior experience with wet exit and assisted re-entry skills
Reservations are required for rentals
, otherwise please RSVP so we know how many to expect on any given night.
Rental Cost (if required):
$20.00 plus HST
when launching from Grand River Kayak
$30.00 plus HST
to cover the transportation costs of the kayak and gear, if we depart from a different location (upper river, lake etc)
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