TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE!
WE CAN SHOW YOU THE WAY!
Going Wild is about exploring the outdoors – NATURALLY! It’s good for the environment and it’s good for your health.
We aim to make your journey as fun, easy, and as comfortable as possible by providing you with the information, products, and services that you need.
Canoe Country is an Outdoor Information Centre for Tourism in Halton Hills and a member of Headwaters Country Tourism Association. With a broad selection of equipment, books, maps, and Bruce Trail Guides, it’s a good place to start your day in the country
You’ll discover a full range of Wild and Earthly Goods for birding, hiking, paddling, and cottage.
You’ll discover a full range of Wild and Earthly Goods for birding, hiking, paddling, and cottage.
We also offer canoes for hire so you can enjoy the rush of the rapids with your family and friends. All our guides are local, trained to keep you (and you can choose to be with a group or alone) safe during this exhilarating experience.
We offer a guided kayaking holiday in South-West France. K paddles are the best for this experience, as the rapids are calm enough to be safe and allow beginners to get a feel for the fun. A fantastic experience for those who know what they are doing and want to make the most of their holiday.
If you’re feeling pressured at times when you’re traveling, try the canoe holiday and you will find a lot of relaxation. You will have plenty of new experiences to partake in and enjoy, as well as companions who will keep you company and help you experience a new place.
Choosing a Destination
If you are looking for a new experience and live in the Cote d’Azur region, head to Avignon, a wonderful city on the River Seine. The city boasts many historical aspects and there are lots to see and do.
Visit the city in the Spring and you can take a fun day trip from your accommodation, surrounded by the French gardens and the passionate cafes. In the evening, go to the Tencau Fest Eco-swing Dance and if you are feeling particularly active, take on the slopes at the Mtabreic – a large amusement park made up of a village featuring funfairs, games, and musical entertainment.
Spend your holiday in Provence
You can visit Provence to take part in the Carnival or simply relax by the shore and soak up the Mediterranean atmosphere in one of the popular Provence holiday resorts. Consider visiting once during the Carnival and then returning at the end of the festival, 30th of March.
This colorful and joyous festival Explora la Garis, held every 29th of July and is the best time to indulge in the arts and take in the lively atmosphere. The entire city seems to come alive and it’s a great time to soak up the Mediterranean atmosphere and watch the colorful parade.
The city is easy to reach and has comfortable ski holiday accommodation, with many excellent restaurants, lively nightlife, and plenty of sites to enjoy. However, the city doesn’t stop here: why not take a trip to the Palais des Papes in the South-west of the city, where you will find one of the most impressive Gothic architecture anywhere in the world. Other visitor attractions include the sights of the Cemetery of the Innocents, a Roman inn used pre-Roman times and boasting more than four hundred rooms.
If you love history, no holiday to Provence would be complete without a trip to the Cathedral of St. Etienne. With its organ playing in the background, this church is one of the most beautiful examples of medieval architecture in the whole of France. The main area of the cathedral is aground, giving it a very special atmosphere.
The Valencian coast is home to more than two hundred villages and towns. A popular choice for holidays in Provence, the towns and villages are typically Spanish and keep a traditional feel – while at the same time, they are very strongly influenced by France. The famous port of Marseille makes an appearance here and locals usually say ‘Ai marmi le garon’ (we made it).
For over 80 years, the Grand has been connecting people to the water and outdoors. It’s a family experience with indoor and outdoor pools, a gift shop with a wide selection of canoe and kayak supplies as well as a fish cleaning station. The grounds are maintained by the Grand staff.
Paddling or Hiking:
The Grand River Valley offers many opportunities for outdoor adventures. Paddling and hiking are very popular in the winter, with the ironic Gift Shop taking in plenty of snowfall colors. The Grand attracts many local and regional artists and musicians. Many of the canoes are wooden and the area is known for its First Nations culture.
Paddling and hiking are healthy ways to enjoy the water and outdoors in the Grand River Valley. There are no major Rapids or cuts, so you can explore at your leisure. If you visit in the summer, you will come upon a playgroup in full swing, practicing their latest songs. Coaches stop regularly along the shore to chat with the local residents and scout for our friend Rocky the Beakedermoth. A majority of the trips to St.Jacques are also for family outings and the kids always ride back with their parents.
So whether you are looking for a day trip or a longer excursion, you’ll find plenty to do in the area, on and off the water.
2. Please tell us about the Canoe Camping & Kayaking opportunities in the area. What makes of a good spot? What facilities does the camp have?
The Grand is a great place for kayaking and canoe camping. We have a wonderful paddling area that is maintained and improved upon year after year. Our campers have been enjoying kayaking and canoe camping in the Grand for over 20 years now.
- handed paddling trips
- canoe camping trips and excursions
- Rocky River rafting
- hiking and walks
- mountain bike excursions
- husky rides
- aboriginal sculpture
To top it off, we offer the healing Loch Fos Music Festival in July.
Gondola Tour Tips
- You can start your tour at the beginning of the property with a pit stop at a Calgary dog park (for your dog’s safety)
- The Promenade restaurant is highly recommended. It’s a great place to walk from and it’s a casual place where you can chat with other visitors or dog walkers. Our dog came here for his kitty bath and78 degrees. We sat outside for the entire minute so we didn’t hear any noise.
- Do not carry a lit cup of coffee in a bag – it needs to be in a disposable cup.
- Don’t bring the little silver cups that come in a variety of colors. Those are NOT recyclable and the cups wet easily and stay wet. You can put dryers in them, but they don’t work for washing machines. Best to use a wash bag or the lined mini-bucket in your kitchen.
- The bag from the cooler used to transport food from the cooler to the meal is a good idea and you can use it tote food from the cooler to the meal if you have a lawn chair. You can put the bag on top of the lawn chair and it takes up no space.
- If you don’t have a grill, the Bonanza Gas Grill is very light and portable. It weighs 33 pounds and stretches about 6 feet so it’s great for short car trips. You can use it to prepare foods and it comes with a 10-year warranty.
- The Alpine Ridge Small Brewery can fill up your entire cooler (about 1.5 liters) in a memorable brew day (you can even bring a favorite treat to your pit cellar on another day). Not to mention that the cool side of the cooler comes in a lovely gold color and will match the colors of your French wine! We were delighted to find that our local microbrewery agreed to supply us with a crowed cooler (even great to have in the car) and poured out a refreshingly cool glass of beer for us to take home.
Most people that take a holiday in Hawaii date it as much as possible. There is something about Hawaii that makes people feel so content and positive. Every person likes to come home and have a little time to themselves after a hectic and testing year. And if you are planning on your Hawaii holiday sometime around August, then you should go for a vacation on the island of Oahu, especially if you have no idea wherein to start from.
You should Baldwin Island, Waikiki, Bellows Air Force Station, Pearl Harbor, and the San Diego, California-based East End Tour. Since all of these places are quite popular and prominent in the vacation brochures, you might find it wise to prepare a vacation plan that can encompass all of these. Start looking for the perfect destination, and when you come across one, just book it right away. Booking hotel rooms and plane tickets Weeks and months before the travel date is advisable, especially when traveling on a lease, as this makes things cheaper.
Airplane tickets and hotel reservations should be made in order to receive maximum relaxation and fun. These two places are in close proximity to one another and can be accessed using public transport. If you are on a tight budget, then you can opt for a hostel room, as they are generally much cheaper than the usual hotels, although it depends on the hostel’s facilities and services. Choose a place where you can have fun as soon as you arrive, and not later. This is important, as you will miss out on a lot of great experiences and sights if you have to rush to visit them.
Pearl Harbor and the downtown area is a must-visit, as it was remembered as a ‘beautiful city’ by the first European settlers, and even today it is on the top of the list of adventurous activities. Other memorable places include the Polynesian Cultural Center, Pearl Harbour Visitors Bureau, Downtown Heritage Square, and Second Street.
You must not forget to tour the Hawaii Mission, you will not regret it. This is a religious sanctuary in the middle of the city, dedicated to serving the needs of the poor. It has a museum as well, displaying compromising artifacts and memorabilia.
To top off your Hawaii tour, visit the Surfrider, a popular beach located just across the street, right above Storrow Drive. It is always windy here, and you can choose the most convenient place to throw a frisbee. The Surfrider is also home to the Pali Pali, a beachfront suburb.
You can choose to visit either transaction or a variety of shopping malls in Honolulu. The two main areas of interest are the Imperial Palace (the oldest state capitol in the USA), and Waikiki/ commissioned to house the Department of Hawaiian Affairs (DDA), which implements and maintains the islands’ laid-back and relaxed image. Both of these areas have beautiful Japanese flair and are less hurried than the usual Oahu vacation spots. If you can match their personality, you might consider one of the fine Hawaii vacation packages they offer.
Wailua Beach is on the south side of the island, near what used to be commercial fields, now home to very trendy condos and along with a lot of other Honolulu vacation rentals. The island’s most famous resident is tennis great Arthur instance, and although he never won a ranked match on the US Open tour, the tennis fans will certainly remember his serves. The resort’s celebrated golden sand beaches are ideal for families with small children, though advanced swimmers may experience danger in the surf.
The Waikiki beach is the most famous of all Hawaiian beaches, and for a simple reason. Visitors get a chance to experience this tropical paradise is only a week (during the week) when the weekly crowds are fewer than during the winter months (because of school holidays). The beach is one of the islands’ best-kept secrets and a favorite of honeymooners who have to get away for a long vacation after their wedding. You’ll find a multitude of shops and restaurants, always ready to take care of your every need, and traditional Hawaii enthusiasts who sometimes don’t want to leave the island. Many people’s trips to Hawaii are guided by a Honolulu tour company, as they know all the must-see spots.
Hanauma Bay is on a secluded bay that is a mixture of rice terraces, coconut palm trees, and pink sands. It’s a fast-food haven that’s much cheaper than typical touristy areas. The water in Hanauma Bay is believed to be anti-aging, which means it’s loaded with the good stuff grown mostly on the island during the past decade or so.