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French River Provincial Park

Highway 69, French River Provincial Park, Ontario P0M 1A0, Canada
+1 705-857-3228
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Breathtaking Nature

My husbands family has been visiting the French River for over 50 years. The glacial shield rock... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
OhioPamela
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Grove City, Ohio
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A good stop on the way to Sudbury - route of the Voyagers

Welcome to shield country. The land is scraped by glaciers leaving many areas of poor drainage... read more

Reviewed March 31, 2017
Ontario76
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Oakville, Canada
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  • Average5%
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Highway 69, French River Provincial Park, Ontario P0M 1A0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husbands family has been visiting the French River for over 50 years. The glacial shield rock and water combine to form a true breathtaking place. Whether you're canoeing, boating, fishing, camping or staying in one of the cottages, it's one of the best places...More

Thank OhioPamela
Reviewed March 31, 2017

Welcome to shield country. The land is scraped by glaciers leaving many areas of poor drainage, hemmed in by rocks with the hollows gouged out by the ice. So lots of ponds, beaver to help block streams, and brush and forest. Anything close to rivers...More

Thank Ontario76
Reviewed January 16, 2017

Near the end of September, a friend and I checked the weather and decided to canoe from Hartley Bay to the mouth of Georgian Bay. September was an awesome time to go. The waters, for the most part, were calm and I could feel my...More

3  Thank DotfromCanada
Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

We took the trail from the welcomr centre to the falls. It was a great hike and workout. The falls was small...more like big rapids.

Thank Les H
Reviewed August 22, 2016

The French River was the life blood of the explorers' routes and a major freeway during the fur trade. The stunning visitor centre gives you a great insight into the role this river played for the original peoples of the region and then for the...More

2  Thank cfandkn
Reviewed August 10, 2016

We have been doing a family camping/fishing trip at French River P.P. for 4 years now. We have mostly spent our time on the lower French in the area of the "Elbow" and Dalles Rapids. Generally the further south you go the less people you...More

1  Thank David M
Reviewed June 1, 2016

I really enjoyed this park! I was expecting more trails, but the trails that they have are well maintained and well marked. I would recommend good shoes as you are climbing up rocks and tree roots! The day we visited the visitors center was closed,...More

2  Thank Becky R
Reviewed April 20, 2016

Great place to paddle or motor boat. Camp sites are large and private. The first site we stopped at had a rattle snake..so we left. Beautiful water. Cant wait to return.

2  Thank Layla S
Reviewed February 4, 2016

Have come to this area for week long canoe trips many times. It never disappoints. Our crew has even been lucky enough to see the Northern Lights on a handful of occasions. It's really a great starter river for families with kids as young as...More

1  Thank QuinnLynnCa
Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

These are my new favourite trails! The views in the fall are amazing especially from the bridge. Great location for family photos.

5  Thank NewBucketList
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Chris M
April 10, 2017|
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Response from OnParks | Property representative |
Hi Chris, The tramway is privately owned now and cannot be used. There is a new portage route for paddlers to take. Best, Ontario Parks
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WallyVey
February 3, 2017|
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Response from D R |
Yes there are rattle-snakes in the French river area. the Massassauga is very shy and prefers to hide or retreat from enemies rather than bite them; if threatened, it will shake its tail as a warning and strike only as a... More
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