• Paddling is a source of enrichment and inner renewal - Pierre Trudeau

  • A man of WISDOM delights in water - Confucius

  • Yes, I do have a retirement plan. I plan on paddling! - Unknown

  • Everyone must believe in something! I believe I'll go canoeing._Henry David Thoreau

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2020 Trip Schedule (OSSCC Members)


These trips are for OSSCC Club members only. Canoe outings for the current season are planned in the late winter and early spring.  Therefore, trips might be cancelled or changed from the schedule, often due to adverse water levels or weather conditions.  Every effort will be made to adhere to the schedule if possible. Members meet at a designated location to sign in, pay and organize canoes.  A more detailed trip schedule will be available on the Blog.





May 5


Eramosa River - Eden Mills to Stone Road 

Experienced moving water paddlers only (cold water). Revival of a delightful, long-overlooked, day trip. Back ferry knowledge essential.

May 7


Nith River, New Hamburg

Easy-Breezy outing.   Open to all members.

May 12


Grand River - Elora Gorge Conservation Area (Low Bridge) to West Montrose

Excellent views of the countryside. Lots of islands. Pass junction of Carroll Creek and then Swan Creek between Elora and Inverhaugh.   Takeout at West Montrose Covered Bridge. A few challenging turns. Experienced paddlers only.

May 19


Grand River - Riverview to Colbeck

A new trip near the headwaters of the Grand River. Experienced moving water paddlers only.  Caution - cold water.

May 26



Grand River -Waldemar - Belwood

 A new experience for most of us. Conditions must be just right! Experienced paddlers only. Caution - cold water.

May 28th


Floradale Dam (Woolwich Reservoir)

Easy-Breezy outing.   Open to all members. Great outing...usually followed by lunch at Bonnie Lou's Cafe in Floradale.

June 2


Speed River - Niska Rd (Guelph) - Hespeler Rd (Cambridge)

Revival of an old trip. A fine trip when there is sufficient flow, yet acceptable when there isn't.  Take out at Queen St. 


June 9


Conestogo River - Glen Allen Park to Wallenstein

Another new trip. May encounter a farmer's fence across the river. Beware!

June 11


Mountsberg Reservoir, 2259

Milburough Line, Campbellville

Easy-Breezy.   New experience. Share the water with the ducks, turtles, and frogs.



June 16


Fun day at Paradise Lake

A fun day of water sports, games, and paddling. Bring PFD and water. Snack & lunch provided. Cost $20.00


June 23


Saugeen River - Access #5 to Access #7


Some moderate rapids. Spectacular scenery as we meander north viewing high cliffs and observing the flora and fauna.  Experienced paddlers only.

June 25


Royal City Park


Easy- Breezy outing.   Where the Speed and Eramosa Rivers meet. Open to all members. One of our all-time favourites, followed by ice-cream at a riverside outlet.

June 30


Grand River - Freeport to Moyer's Landing

Easy paddle. Open to all members. Portage at dam.

July 7


Nith River - Ayr - Wolverton

A new, well-received trip last year. Some nice drops in the water with some small rapids and ripples and lots of obstacles!



July 9


Waterford North Conservation

226 Concession 8 Townsend,

Waterford, ON N0E 1Y0

Easy-Breezy outing.   Open to all members. Real handy and a good time and place to try "at stern".


July 14


Grand River - Bean Park, Paris Conservation Area (Wilk's Dam)

EA lazy, hazy summer paddle with wide river vistas and a chance to see bald eagles.

July 21


Nith River - Drumbo-Canning

A new adventure! Lots of twists and turns, and low spots in this lovely section of the Nith River.  Possibility of seeing bald eagles, turtles, blue herons, hawks, sandpipers and killdeers.

July 28


Grand River - Petrocan - Birley Gates

Lots of adventures on this popular section of the Grand!

July 30


Stratford Lake - Avon River Easy Breezy outing. Everyone welcome! 

August 4


Grand River - Brant Conservation Area (Brantford) to Erie Blvd. in Brantford

Several good rapids and a quiet, secluded paddle through the heart of Brantford.



August 11


* Saugeen River - Paisley (River Access #10) to Hwy. 17 Bridge (left at Burgoyne) (River Access # 13)

A great river with lots of challenges along the way. Treat yourself to a swim at Port Elgin and an ice cream in Mildmay. Bring cash for fish and chips at the beach! Experienced paddlers only!

Aug. 13


Hespeler Pond


Aug. 18


Luther Marsh

Incredible wildlife & bird life. Expect to see waterfowl, egrets, osprey, herons & loons. A wonderful place to enjoy the tranquillity of paddling in one of Ontario's largest inland marshes.

August 25


Beaver River - Access #2 - Access #4 Lower section contains a delightful series of moderate rapids. Nature at its best, ending with a dam and rapids at Slabtown. Excellent habitat for wildlife with birds, egrets, great blue herons, great horned owls and beavers.

August 27


Inland lake, Orangeville


Sept 1


Grand River - Glen Morris to Birley Gates

Lots of adventure in this ever changing popular stretch of the Grand River

September 8


* Big Creek, Norfolk County (3rd Concession Road)

to Port Royal, (just outside of Port Rowan, near Long Point)

Excellent opportunity for spotting wildlife. Meandering waterway through Norfolk County toward Lake Erie's Long Point Bay. Surrounded by Carolinian forests. Referred to as the "Canadian Amazon".

Sept. 10


Grand River - Otterbein - Freeport

Easy Breezy. Everyone Welcome!

Sept. 14 - 18


Bondi Village, Muskoka

A memorable getaway in an Algonquin highlands setting east of Huntsville, complete with day paddles and evening wolf howling. Ragged Rapids on the Oxtongue River is spectacular!

September 22


Rockwood Conservation Area

Canoeing, potluck supper (bonfire, wiener roast) High limestone outcrops with rock base grottos and narrow passages for exploring. Meet at the shed at 2 p.m.

Sept 29


Regatta-Laurel Creek, Waterloo

Games, canoeing and fun time.   Potluck lunch. Meet at Laurel Creek, Waterloo.


Grand River Conservation Authority - River Data (information about river conditions)


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