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Address: Highway 69, French River Provincial Park, Ontario P0M 1A0, Canada
Phone Number: (705) 857-3228

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A first rate visitor centre and museum allows you to understand the historical significance of this beautiful area

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 European penetration into the interior. Just fascinating. As a bonus there is a nice walk... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 will see. There are some private cabins on the river and small power boats will... More 

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Huntsville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars 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, but they have outdoor wash rooms and vending machines to make up for it.

2 Thank Becky R
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4 of 5 stars 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.

Thank Layla S
Bowling Green, Ohio
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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 5.

1 Thank QuinnLynnCa
Sudbury, Canada
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5 of 5 stars 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.

4 Thank NewBucketList
Richmond Hill, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

I wish I had more time to explore here. I made it to the snowmobile bridge and the views were amazing. Canopies for miles, but the colours hadn't changed much yet along this stretch. Unfortunately there was construction going on to the east so the view wasn't spectacular. I would've loved to have done the hike to Recollet Falls, but... More 

Thank Melissa D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We wish we had more time to explore the park! But with only 3 days we still enjoy our wildernesses canoeing trip. 1. The Hartley bay marina is efficient. Last stop to stock up food is Sudbury and if you don't go in there,last road side lcbo is around 10 min after Sudbury by the roadside. You can get ice,... More 

7 Thank sunshinelpc
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

We stayed at wollesly lodge in Noelville and it was great. I took my own boat n docking was easy. Cottages are clean n have all appliances but you won't need to cook since Harold and Ingrid will have 3 fantastic meals a day for you. Fishing is good and you cannot beat the scenery. Highly recommend

Thank frank p
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The French River flows for 105 kilometres from its Lake Nipissing source to Georgian Bay. It was a trading, hunting and fishing route for First Nations. On the way from Sudbury to Toronto do not miss this beautiful place if you have a bit of extra time There is a very informative visitor centre located on the banks of French... More 

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