Paddling Rec Paddle on the Grand

  • 15 Jul 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • 11 Front St, Brantford, Onandaga
  • 5


  • Registration opens two 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.

Registration is closed
Paddling Title Rec Paddle on the Grand
Type of Trip Rec paddle, but sea kayaks welcome
Date(s) July 15, Saturday
Registration Opens Day trip - 2 weeks before trip date
Registration Opens on this date (at 12:00 am) July 1st, 2023
Name of Volunteer Trip Leader(s) Dorothy Rideough
Email of Volunteer Trip Leaders(s)
Trip Address

11 Front St, Brantford, ON N3T 5L9

Google Maps shows it as Front Street but there is no road sign, just a dirt lane. GPS coordinates are 43.111349,-80.126257

Google Map Location of Parking
Body of Water Grand River
Is this a scouting trip? No
Paddling Vessels Permitted Recreational kayaks permitted
Boat Launch Location Onandaga boat launch -
Google Maps shows it as Front Street but there is no road sign, just a dirt lane. GPS coordinates are 43.111349, -80.126257
Arrival Time Before Launch 10:00 AM
Launch Time (On the Water Time, Sitting in Cockpit) 10:30
Maximum number of paddlers including leader(s) 6
Boat Rental Available No
Boat Rental Details
Bathroom Facilities None
Trip Safety Requirements, What to Bring 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
Please note the club does not provide equipment. If rentals are noted above, it is at the expense of the club member. Please read the details.
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 A (Beginner) None or mild
Open Crossings Grade A (Beginner) No open crossings
Landing Type Grade B (Comfortable Beginner) Pebble; more steep; sand bars
Landing Frequency Grade A (Beginner) No more than 1 km between landings
Total Distance Per Day Grade A (Beginner) Up to 10 kms
(Please read the Trip Rating details.)
HOC Paddling Trip Rating Tool
After Paddle Leisure Time
Go to Restaurant After Paddle To be determined
Trip Cost
Trip Cancellation Policy For day trips with no cost, please self cancel. Go to the club website. From the menu, select: ATTEND EVENTS > HOW TO SELF CANCEL
Additional Trip Details Little to no boat traffic. Length of trip to be decided by the group. Bring a lunch or snack, water, sunscreen, bug repellant and change of clothes for after.

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