About Us


Cowan Canoe Kayak Livery, Paisley, Ontario - Fischer Mill and DamCowan Canoe & Kayak Livery in Paisley is the ideal spot for canoe and kayak rentals and purchases. Our prime location midway between Walkerton and Souhampton allows paddlers several access points on 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, the business operates out of an historic sawmill building located at the dam on the Teeswater River just steps from its confluence with the Saugeen River. Our millpond provides customers with a place to test out their boats prior to rental or purchase. Paddlers can launch directly from our property assisted by our staff, go under the bridge and out into the people-friendly Saugeen River.

With a rental fleet and trailer capacity of over a hundred boats, we service large groups and events throughout the province eg: adventure races, recreational events, Girl Guides of Canada Jamboree, Paddle the Don.

No matter what your group’s size and needs, you can depend on our excellent service.