Canoeing Adventures

May 24, 2021

Paddling the Speed River (FAQ)

Looking for a great evening out on the water? Join the Four Fathers’ crew with help from the team at Canoeing the Grand. Your adventure on the not-so-high seas includes a canoe for two to enjoy the beauty of the Speed River, and a $50 gift card to use at your leisure in our taproom, retail shop, or online store.

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Four Fathers Canoe Experiences

Frequently Asked Questions


  1. How do I book?

All experiences are booked through

  1. Do I need to book in advance?

Yes. At this time, we cannot accept walk-ups.

  1. I’m having trouble with the site; what can I do?

Contact Michelle at 226-962-4195 or email

  1. What is included in the Four Fathers Experiences packages?

Each package includes boat rental, safety equipment, transportation, and a $50 gift certificate to use at your leisure.

  1. How does it work?

You begin at Four Fathers Brewing Company (FFBC), 125 Guelph Avenue Cambridge. Upon arrival, park your vehicle and sign in with our FFBC representative. A sign-in table is located in the main beer store. Complete waivers, and if needed, a reservation can be made for after your trip.  From there, we shuttle you to Blackbridge Road, review water safety and paddling instructions, and you are on your way.  Enjoy your paddle down the Speed River, and a FFBC representative will be waiting at the end of the trip to help with your canoe and walk you back to the brewery and your vehicle.

  1. What type of boats do you have?

At this time, we are only offering canoe experiences.

  1. Do you provide equipment?

Yes, we provide boats, paddles, life jackets, and a safety kit.

  1. Do I need previous paddling experiences?

This is an easy paddle, and no previous experience is required. We have experienced guides to provide instructions so you can confidently enjoy your time on the river.

  1. How long is the trip?

The trip down the Speed is approximately 1 hour.

  1. When should I arrive?

We recommend arriving 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time to ensure sign-in and waivers are completed properly, and our shuttles are able to leave on time.

  1. Do I need to use my gift certificate on the day of the trip?

No. The gift card is yours to use at your leisure. There is an option to book a table for after your trip if you would like to use it immediately. Additionally, the card can be used on all Four Fathers products, including taproom food and beverages, retail beer, online beer orders, and merchandise.