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
Canoeing the Grand provides the following services at no extra charge, upon request:
free dry land basic canoe enter/exit, paddling and safety communication instruction, on request
river hazards awareness literature
personal flotation device (life jacket) and safety kit, including a bailer, rope and whistle.
More valuable GRCA information can be found about the following: