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Saugeen River paddling tours in Bruce County

Paddling Tours

Visit Bruce County for a paddling experience. With so many routes available of varying lengths, you’re sure to find one that fits with your experience level. See below for a number of paddling routes, perfect for any explorer. 

Countryside Paddle

Countryside Paddle

Distance:
11.5 km
Surface:
The Saugeen River

Take the Countryside Ride for a beautiful paddle through rural Bruce County. This short ride is perfect for beginners, as it features calm waters with a few small sections of rapids.  Read More

Saugeen Bluffs Paddle

Saugeen Bluffs Paddle

Start Point:

Paisley Access Point #9A or B

End Point:

Saugeen Bluffs Conservation Area Access Point #11

Distance:
6.5 kms (2 hours)
Surface:
The Saugeen River

This short ride is perfect for a nighttime paddle. On this trip, notice the high banks that give the Saugeen Bluffs its name. End at the Saugeen Bluffs Conservation Area and Campground and book a site to stay overnight along the river, and sleep among the stars. This trip is perfect for a beginner paddler to experience a short but scenic ride.  Read More

South Port Paddle

South Port Paddle

Start Point:

County Road 17 Access Point #13

End Point:

Country Road 3

Distance:
7.5 kms (2 hours)
Surface:
The Saugeen River

This short paddle is perfect for an evening ride through the Bruce County countryside. This ride takes you just outside Port Elgin, and then takes you back in the countryside to just outside of Southampton. This calm trip is perfect for paddlers of all experience levels.  Read More

Paddling to Paisley Tour

Paddling to Paisley Tour

Start Point:

Concession 8 Access Point #7

End Point:

Paisley Access Point #9A or B

Distance:
6 hours
Surface:
The Saugeen River

This full day paddle is unique because it features a pit stop along the way. Hop out of your canoe at McBeath Conservation Area for a picnic lunch and to stretch your legs. This tranquil ride ends as you float into Paisley. After you dock your canoe, make sure to explore this scenic little town on the river. This section of river offers a calm ride through the Bruce County countryside.  Read More

The Brockton Tour

The Brockton Tour

Start Point:

Lobbies Park Access Point #5

End Point:

Concession 8 Access Point #7

Distance:
21km
Surface:
The Saugeen River

For an exciting ride, start in Walkerton and end at Concession 8, just outside of town. This section of river is filled with rapids; however, they are typically easy to navigate. On this ride, you are treated to picturesque views of high clay banks that are home to many different types of birds. Take this paddling tour for a thrilling ride on the Saugeen River.  Read More

Denny’s Dam Tour

Denny’s Dam Tour

Start Point:

Country Road 3 Access Point #14

End Point:

Southampton Access Point #16

Distance:
10.5 kms (4 hours)
Surface:
Saugeen River

This paddle is the last leg of the Saugeen River. On this challenging ride, you will need to portage around Denny’s Dam, and then continue on paddling to the Southampton harbor. Keep on paddling past the boat dock if you would like to take a ride in Lake Huron. This paddle is for the more experience river adventurer. Read More

Sauble River Canoe Trip

Sauble River Canoe Trip

Start Point:

15th Side road Access Point #1

End Point:

Sauble River Marina and Lodge Resort Access Point #4

Distance:
15 km (5.5 hours)
Surface:
The Sauble Beach

Cruise the Sauble River on your canoe or kayak through the red pine plantations and ancient sand dunes. Stop and portage at the cascade waterfall at Sauble Falls, and continue on to the sandy shores of Lake Huron. This quiet ride is great for explorers looking to discover the more secluded sections of river in Bruce County. Read More

Paddling Tours