Paddlers on Grand River

The serene Grand River, a designated Canadian Heritage River, is a paddler's paradise weaving its way through our city along some of the largest stands of Carolinian forests in Canada. The beautiful river is one of the city's largest tourism assets and also links Brantford to neighbouring communities of Six Nations of the Grand River and County of Brant.


There are many area outfitters nearby that make it easy to gear up and go. You can opt for a guided or instructional canoe, kayak or rafting experience where an expert teacher will accompany you on the trip. Visit Grand Experiences or Grand River Rafting to learn more information and to start planning your trip.

Wilkes Dam

338 Dufferin Ave., Brantford

Take a break from paddling or the trails and listen to the gentle sound of water falling at this peaceful location.