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French River Provincial Park

Highway 69 | French River, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada
(705) 857-3228
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Ranked #5 of 17 attractions in Parry Sound
Type: Parks, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Bodies of Water
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English first
Toronto, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Informative visitor center and amazing view of French River from the bridge. Worth the 1 hour drive from Parry Sound. Also great fall colors.

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Windsor, Ontario
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

Stayed at Grundy Lake Provincial Park. French River is a short 5 min drive. The Visitor Centre was beautifully done eith very interesting exhibits. It was a short 5 min drive to French River. The Recollet Falls hike was really fun...about an hour or so over rocks and exposed tree roots.. We loved the interesting variations o tge trail. We... More

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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Stopped here on our way north and stopped to see the snowmoble bridge. Worth taking a few minutes to stop and walk over it. It is such a beautiful view! Really glad we stopped and looked. Did not go into the visitor centre, but for only a dollar may be worth a visit!

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Parry Sound, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

You can't camp here but you can spend a great day looking at the exhibits on the fur trade that made the French River famous. There is also a great walking trail along side of the French River. The trail is rough and requires good foot wear. Fall is the best time to see this park since the biting bugs... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

This was a beautiful place to stop and unlike many of the provincial parks did not require a permit. There was a visitor center that had a museum that required the park permit or a fee, rest rooms and a small gift shops. Hiking trails one short that lead to the gorge and another slightly longer that went to falls... More

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London, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

If you like to canoe and camp, this park offers the spectacular scenery of the Georgian Bay delta. Take four or five days and enjoy!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Whether yiu actually visit this provincial park of not... you must stop at the visitor centre. An interactive experience detailing the importance of the river to Aboriginal peoples, the fur trade, missionaries and explorers. Very well done.

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Barrie, Ontario, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

We only visited the hiking trail at the visitor centre. At the end of it, there is a beautiful view of the french river gorge and a small waterfall.

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Huntsville, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

The area is very scenic, not always easy access for canoes & boats. Will have to spend more time here to give a more open and honest review

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Perkinsfield, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

we stopped to use the washrooms... the main building was closed, but we noticed some outhouses near the parking lot.... they were sooooo discuting that I was unable to use them. The had not been cleaned in a long time. We have stayed at many many many PP over the years, and used many a outhouse, but these were discuting

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