Due to the extension of the provincewide stay-at-home order all HOC in-person events have been cancelled until June 2nd

CANCELLED Paddling Upper Grand River (Car Shuttle) - May 29 2021

  • 29 May 2021
  • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • 1232 Rivers Edge Dr, West Montrose (Elmira)
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Paddling Upper Grand River (Car Shuttle) May 29 2021

Registration opens March 5 2021

Name of Trip Volunteer(s)

Sandy Nay, Judy Dragun

Email of Trip Volunteer(s)



Trip Address

Google 42 Peel St which is a house that is beside the river bank that we can gain access to the river.

Body of Water

Grand River

Boat Launch Location

Peel St Winterbourne

Arrival Time

9:30 AM

On the water time, ready to paddle

10:15 AM

Maximum number of paddlers including leader


Boat Rental Available


Launch Conditions

Sand and pebbles

Bathroom Facilities at Launch Site


Paddling Conditions

Night, Fog or Heavy Rain



Grade A - Light Less than 7 knots (13 kms/hour)

Waves, Breaking Waves, & Swell

Grade A - Under 1 foot waves; no breaking waves (Waves up to the deck seam; water glassy to rippled; no whitecaps)

Landing Type

Grade A - Frequent easy landing opportunities including gently sloping; sand; gravel or grass

Open Crossings

Grade A - No open crossings

Daily Distance

Grade B - 10 to 18 kms (6 to 11 miles)


Grade B - Mild currents Up to 2 knots (4 km/hour) current increases / decreases group speed by half

Trip Grade Assessment


After Paddle Leisure Time

Go to Restaurant After Paddle

To be determined

Additional Information

Recreation Boat and Sea Kayak appropriate. Upper Grand begins at West Montrose bridge Elmira, finishes at Pioneer Tower (Kitchener). This will be a self/partner car shuttle trip. Drop off gear and then drive cars to parking lot at Pioneer Tower. The spring flow of the river will determine the amount of time we go down the river. Bring lunch, snacks, water. Dress for cold water immersion. Dry suit, wet suit, appropriate cold water clothes. Change of clothes, towel. Depending on volume of water may experience low gravel points in the river during the trip.

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Email Us info@haltonoutdoorclub.ca

Call Us  905-634-2012

Mail Us 3023 New St.
P.O. Box 91565
Burlington, ON L7R 4L6

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