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1/03/2019 12:00 pm  #1

SW Ontario Canoe buying

Hi Guys,

I'm shopping for a canoe for our family.  We should get some solid family use on the Grand River and some of the small lakes around.  But I also want to do some back country portaging - solo.

Any thoughts on where i should start?



1/03/2019 1:10 pm  #2

Re: SW Ontario Canoe buying

Where on the Grand River? The K-W area is still shallow enough that you really want to go with a T-Formex or Royalex boat which wouldn't be the lightest for portaging. From around Paris on down river, then a composite should be fine. 

How big is the family? That will set the minimum size canoe that you are looking for. Given that you want to also use it for back country solo trips, you'll want a smaller tandem if possible. 


1/16/2019 11:29 am  #3

Re: SW Ontario Canoe buying

Thanks for the help Rob.  This is helpful.

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