two happy people paddling in a canoe

Paddle Tour: The Paisley

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.


Start Point: Saugeen River Access Point #7

End Point: Saugeen River Access Point #9a

Key Points:

Distance: 19 km

Days: 1 Day

Surface: Mostly Calm Waters

Good For:

Beginner Paddlers

Jump in your canoe at Access Point #7 for a full day ride to Paisley. The calm waters in this section make for a peaceful paddle. Halfway through your canoe trip you will be delighted to find the McBeath Conservation Area. This is a river-access-only park that paddlers are able to stop at to stretch their legs, take a washroom break, eat their packed lunch, or camp overnight.

This by donation conservation area is the perfect place to take a break on your long day of paddling. Continue downstream on your tranquil ride towards Paisley where there are 2 access points for you to end your journey at. Jump out at the dock at access point #9B at Paisley’s Rotary Park where you will find a campground, washrooms and playground equipment.

You can also continue paddling 15 minutes longer until you reach access point #9A, in the heart of downtown Paisley. Here you will find Marty’s Bar and Grill, the perfect place to end your day after a long afternoon on the river.