Grand River day trip (novice swift water)

An easy day drifting down stream on the historic and readily accessible Grand River from Glen Morris to Brantford.. Canoes, kayaks, SUPs.. just about anything that floats high will work well.
Light and shallow rapids in places.
A short but steep-ish portage at the dam in Paris. There is a dock, stairs at the start and a rough ramp at the end

The Basics
Event Location: 
Grand River
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 09:00
Registration Cut Off: 
Event Duration: 
9 - 5 pm with option for cook-out
Difficulty Rating: 
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
members and friends with club waivers
Maximum Group Size: 
Minimum Group Size: 
3 canoes
Itinerary description: 

Put-in: Glen Morris, Eric Thomlinson Access Ramp 9:00 am. Unload. Sort out car shuttling to campground. Estimated launch time: 11:00 am
Take out: Outfitter Launch, Brant Conservation campground ~ 5 pm
Riverside campsite 198 reserved, close to the Outfitters Launch. Park brochure online identifies it well. There is a limit to the number of people permitted so plan to gather for a meal and book your own for a sleepover.

Required Items to Bring: 

Bring at least 1 L water, lunch, sun protection (a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen is pretty much mandatory on the water), a change of clothing. Shoes you can carry a canoe with. Canoes should arrive with enough lifejackets and paddles and necessary legal boating safety kit. River can be shallow so don't bring your precious boats.
Rentals available from Grand River Experiences

Recommended Items to Bring: 

BYOB & camp chairs, potluck dinner at campsite

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Put-in: Glen Morris, Eric Thomlinson Access Ramp at the end of Forbes St (you can type in 18 Forbes St on your Garmin). Just past the United Church, two blocks south of the Glen View General Store. There is a Rail-Trail parking lot at the end of Forbes Street. Access is gained by crossing the Rail-Trail and taking the path to the river.
Take out: Outfitters Launch, Brant Conservation campground. See park brochure.

Carpool Info: 

up to you. shuttling to be sorted at 9 am at the put in.

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Isadora van Riemsdijk