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Recreational Kayak Program

Paddling Glen Morris to Paris, Grand River Rec Kayak & Canoe Paddle (Car Shuttle required)

  • 29 May 2022
  • 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Eric Thomlinson Access Ramp, 18 Forbes St, Glen Morris
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  • Registration opens 2 weeks before the paddle
  • Non-members are welcome to participate in up to two club events before joining and must meet the skill level requirements for the paddle.

Paddling Title Glen Morris to Paris Grand River Rec Kayak & Canoe Paddle (Car Shuttle required)
Date May 29, 2022
Registration Opens 2 weeks before the event (Day trips)
Name of Volunteer Trip Leader(s) Sandy Nay, Anne Herbert Grouchy
Email of Volunteer Trip Leaders(s)
Trip Address Eric Thomlinson Access Ramp, 18 Forbes St, Glen Morris
Body of Water Grand River
Is this a scouting trip? No
Paddling Vessels Permitted Recreational kayaks permitted
Boat Launch Location
(if different than trip address)
Eric Thomlinson Access Ramp , 18 Forbes St, Glen Morris
Arrival Time 11:30 AM
On the water time, ready to paddle
(Suggested 45 minutes after arrival time)
12:45 PM
Maximum number of paddlers including leader(s) 12
Boat Rental Available No
Boat Rental Details
Launch Conditions Boat Ramp
Bathroom Facilities on Site None
Trip Safety Requirements PFDs must be worn at all times while in your kayak;
A sprayskirt is required unless otherwise specified as a rec boat paddle;
Transport Canada requirements for equipment is also a HOC trip requirement: 15m of buoyant heaving tow line, sound signal device, bailing device, watertight light for ½ hour before sunset or ½ hour after dawn;
Wet exit practice (formally called wet exit lesson) within the last 12 months in the current kayak that you are using for a trip;
Kayak with sealed fore and aft bulkhead compartments unless specified as a rec boat paddle;
A minimum of one spare paddle per 2 participants
HOC Trip Rating
(* in those conditions)
Grade A (Beginner) Entry level skills; Forward stroke ability; Reverse stroke ability; Turning stroke ability; Wet exit
Wind Grade A (Beginner) Light; 10 kms/hour
Waves, Breaking Waves, Swell Grade A (Beginner) Under 1 foot waves; No breaking waves (Waves up to the deck seam; water glassy to rippled; no whitecaps)
Current Grade B (Comfortable Beginner) Mild currents; Up to 2-3 kms/hour
Open Crossings Grade A (Beginner) No open crossings
Landing Type Grade A (Beginner) Easy; gently sloping sandy beach
Landing Frequency Grade C (Intermediate) No more than 5 kms between landings
Total Distance Per Day Grade A (Beginner) Up to 10 kms
Overall Trip Rating Grade A (Beginner)
After Paddle Leisure Time
Go to Restaurant After Paddle Yes
Restaurant and Restaurant Address
Trip Costs Free.
Trip Cancellation Policy Payment in full. No refund unless spot is filled.
Trip Details Meet at Eric Thomlinson Access Ramp to drop off kayak and gear.
Recreational Kayak appropriate (poly/plastic) /Canoe , Not recommend for sea kayaks ( use at own risk), begins at Glen Morris, finishes at Paris. This will be a self /partner car shuttle trip. Drop off gear and then drive cars to parking lot at Penman's Dam (Paris). 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. 10km distance
Be on water by 12:45pm, 10km paddle ( 4-5 hours) depending on current

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