About Cowan Canoe & Kayak Livery


Cowan Canoe and Kayak Livery, in Paisley, is the ideal spot for canoe and kayak rentals and purchases.

Our prime location, midway between Walkerton and Southampton, allows paddlers several access points along the Saugeen river from which to launch and take out.

Flexible start and shuttle times allow our customers to paddle at a time of their choice. Friendly, helpful staff, as well as quality boats and gear, help to ensure a safe and enjoyable cruise on the river.

Owned and operated by the Johnston family for the past 25 years, the business operates out of an historic Sawmill building, located at the dam on the Teeswater River, just steps away from its confluence with the Saugeen River. Our millpond provides customers a place to test out their boats prior to rental or purchase. Paddlers can launch directly from our property, assisted by our staff, float under the bridge, and out into the family-friendly Saugeen River.

With a rental fleet and trailer capacity of just under 100 boats, we service large groups and events throughout the province, such as Paddle the Don, Amici Charity event Canoe Heads, Canadian Aboriginal Summer Games, Girl Guides of Canada National Jamboree, adventure races and private celebrations.

No matter what your group size or needs, you can depend on our excellent service!