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You Can Paddle Around Historic Railway Ruins On This Ontario River

The perfect place for a canoe ride!
Ontario's Grand River Has Historic Railway Ruins You Can Paddle Past

With warm weather slowly beginning to appear, it's time to start dreaming about sunny adventures. What better way to enjoy a beautiful day than by drifting down a peaceful river? This canoe trip will take you through glistening blue waters and past historic bridge ruins. Slather on some sunscreen and paddle your way along Ontario's Grand River for a scenic boating trip.

Ontario is filled with winding rivers and rushing ravines to explore. Next time you're craving a water adventure, head to this place for some extra breathtaking views.

The Grand River in Paris is the perfect spot to enjoy a day on the water. 

The 17.5 kilometre stretch between Cambridge and Paris will take you past lush wilderness, fresh spring water, and swimming spots.

As you venture along the gorgeous aquatic trail, you'll come across giant stone pillars that were once part of a railway bridge.

Constructed in the 1800s, the bridge was part of the Grand Trunk Railway. 

Now all that remains are towering walls known as the Three Sisters. You can paddle your way around these remnants and take in the beauty of the historic ruins.

Grand River Tubing has boat rentals including canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards.

Prices vary depending on the boat, and costs include parking, safety kit, life jacket, and more.

Trips usually run from the beginning of May to mid-October. However, it's always a good idea to check the website before visiting.

After your boating adventure, you can head to the quaint town of Paris to enjoy the cafes and charming shops.

Ontario boasts several other notable spots for a relaxing float, including an ancient gorge with towering cliffs.

Call up your best paddling buddies and start planning a trip to this gorgeous river and historic ruins.

Grand River Paris

Price: Prices vary

When: May - Mid-October

Address: 142 W River Rd., Brant, ON

Why You Need To Go: Paddle past towering bridge ruins in this beautiful Ontario river.

We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.