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26. At Riverbluffs Park Boathouse:
Ancient Mariners Canoe Club & Cambridge Rowing Club,
Riverbluffs Park, 251 George St. N., Cambridge,
Built 2001, 2006,
These two clubs will show and tell Doors Open visitors how almost anyone can enjoy local waterways with just a small boat and a paddle or pair of oars.
Do you have a canoe, a kayak, a rowboat? Bring your own people-powered watercraft, plus a personal flotation device for each person, down to the public boat launch on the Grand River, and set out to celebrate a day of being on the water!
Stop in for tours of the big boathouse full of racing scull boats and canoes, and for these demonstrations:
11:00 a.m. Rowing demo on the river
1:30 p.m. Canoe demo on the river
2:30 p.m. Water safety demo (by Canadian Power Squadron)
Ancient Mariners Canoe Club and Cambridge Rowing Club are separate clubs at the boathouse, on beautiful, tree-shaded grounds beside the Grand River. It is the centre of activity for regular canoe trips and rowing on the Grand and local rivers, for rowing races and “adventure” canoe excursions at other locations, and for hikes in winter. The boathouse will be open for guided tours, with information about club activities and how you can join.
Cambridge Pollinator Preserve, next to the boathouse, celebrates 10 years in 2019. A former dog run was revitalized into this pesticide-free, pollinator-friendly habitat. Hosts will share information about the Preserve, where there are paths to wander, displays to read, and the lovely river setting to enjoy.
• Water Theme Site
• Full Wheelchair Access
• Guided Tours