Explore Cootes paradise by canoe & kayak

Canoe & kayak Launches for Self-Guided Paddling

For those with their own watercraft, RBG is home to two canoe launches: Princess Point along Cootes Paradise, and Valley Inn at Grindstone Creek. Seasonally, docks are also available to help land and portage around the Fishway.

  • Paddling is prohibited in posted areas during the nesting season (May and June) to protect vulnerable wildlife.
  • Motorized boats are prohibited at all times, except for RBG research purposes.
  • Do not land your boats on the islands of Cootes Paradise; these are protected nature sanctuaries for birds and/or fragile plant species.