River Safety

Thousands of people paddle the Grand River every season. 99.9% do not even get wet! However, when it comes to safety there is no such thing as too much caution. Use these guidelines and your own common sense before you enter any boat. It is solely your decision to proceed with your trip. The following is information is not an indication of absolute safety in any conditions.
Your safety and comfort is absolutely our first priority. And so we invite you to remember the following and visit the links below. Our safety and paddling 101 handout is available here, to all paddlers, however it is the responsibility of the customer to know their skills and limitations on the water. Canoeing the Grand provides the following services at no extra charge, upon request:
More valuable GRCA information can be found about the following:
Drinking while Canoeing is illegal. A fine and confiscation will ensue.
River data source: Grand River Conservation Authority