Waterloo Region has many parks and trails to explore. Some well-known trails, such as the Kissing Bridge Trailway, the Iron Horse Trail and the Walter Bean Trail, span two or more municipalities.
Get ready for amazing adventures in fantastic places along Waterloo Region and Southern Ontario’s rivers and trails. Grand Experiences is known for their canoe, kayak, and cycling trips.
Take a Path Less Travelled, their 2 day/ 2 night Mennonite cycling experience. Awarded an Ontario Signature Experience designation, participants cycle along buggy lanes and farm roads with a stop at an Old Oder Mennonite farm, take in shops in the village of St. Jacobs, visit the only still-functional covered bridge remaining in Ontario, then stop to sample local beer during a tour of Block Three Brewing Co.
More than just cycling, many other types of adventures await! Explore the Region by paddling, hiking, unique daytrips, or multi-day adventures. Best known for scenic trips along the Grand River, enjoy a tour of this Canadian Heritage River yourself or with a group, and take in the rare Carolinian forest.
Also nearby is the Nith River, which features a wild experience for fearless adventure seekers. Take part in the fun of whitewater rafting, a canoe/kayak tour, or lessons each spring; or indulge in true eco-adventure while hiking the trails along the Grand River Valley in places like rare Charitable Research Reserve, or the Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.
Grand Experiences is Canada’s only outdoor adventure company operating on a Canadian Heritage River and UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. They offer sea kayak training and tours on Long Point Bay. Visitors may also wish to learn canoeing or whitewater rafting with one of the many instructional classes taught by certified Paddle Canada instructors. Help build your kids’ outdoor confidence with their summer camps, or book a corporate adventure outdoors. With numerous cultural and outdoor experiences to take in and unique places to stay, there is a Grand Experience for everyone!
Canadian-made canoes and kayaks, many of which are the same models used by their guides, are available for purchase by visiting their store.