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French River is a city in Northern Ontario.


For thousands of years the Natives used the French River as a meeting place to exchange goods. Interesting journals were left on the shores dating back to the 1600s. Early Europeans explorers and missionaries paddled its waters and recorded their thoughts, their adventures through the dangerous rapids and rugged terrain and their contact with the Aboriginal people.

Because of its intriguing history, the French River has been designated a Canadian Heritage River. Today this 110 kilometers waterway park from Lake Nipissing to Georgian Bay houses 230 campsites with plenty of fun for the family. French River Provincial Park offers a camping experience it the heart of nature! Fishing, canoeing, kayaking, angling and hunting are now popular activities on the river.

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French River is 50 miles (1 hour) from Sudbury and 50 miles (1 hour) and can be reach by traveling wouth on hwy 69 and turning left on hwy 64. French River is a 76 mile (1:40 hours) drive from Parry Sound, traveling north on hwy 69 and turning left onto hwy 64. The town can also be reached from North Bay with a 65 mile drive ( 1:26 hours) by taking hwy 17 and a left on hwy 64.

Get around[edit]

Land their planes at the French River Airport, drive in or come in with the Ontario Northland Bus Service on it's route between Sudbury and Toronto.

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If heights are not your issue, you’ll want to cross the new French River Bridge, Canada's largest cable supported snowmobile bridge. It has a span of over 300 feet and rises to 50 feet above the French River’s water level to provide visitors a bird’s eye view. Come trek the paths of the Voyageurs in French River!

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For over 50 years the French River has enjoyed a well deserved reputation for its quality of fishing experiences. The areas vast array of lodging from remote camping to full services lodges and everything in between will provide a great base to discover and explore the timeless beauty of the French and Pickerel River systems. Get off the beaten path and explore Grundy Provincial Park, with its great beaches, challenging hiking trails and, of course camping! Stop into and discover the French River Provincial Park Visitor’s Centre located near Highway 69 where it crosses the historic French River and Gorge. The new center is part of the Ontario Living Legacy/Great Lakes Heritage Coast plan. Explanative exhibits and educational events related to the cultural and natural resources of the river.

  • French River Golf and Country Club, 655 Golf Course Road Alban Ontario P0M 1A0, (705) 857-2201, [1]. Offers an executive 9-hole Course, spectacular scenery and cottages. (46.104012,-80.619133) edit
  • Meadow Springs Golf Course, 5839 Hwy 64 Monetville Ontario P0M 2K0, (705) 898-2569, [2]. Serving the golfing community for 40 years with a 18-hole championship course & restaurant. (46.160912,-80.362092) edit
  • Rene's Cruises, 18 Nature's Trail Rd Noelville, Ontario P0M 2N0, (705) 898-2971, [3]. Climb aboard with us and discover this part of the French River which fascinated Champlain and continues to attract thousands of visitors each year. (47.162496,-81.776907) edit

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  • French River Trading Post, Motel & Restaurant, RR# 2 Alban Ontario P0M 1A0, 1 (877) 857-211, [4].  edit

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  • French River Trading Post, Motel & Restaurant, ☎ 1 (877) 857-2115,, RR# 2 Alban Ontario P0M 1A0, 1 (877) 857-2115, [5].  edit

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  • Bear's Den Lodge, Hartley Bay Road, Site 3, Alban Ontario P0M 1A0, (705) 857-2757, [6]. (47.162389,-81.776787) edit
  • Bryer Lodge, Noelville, Ontario P0M 2N0, 1 (877) 862-7937, [7]. (46.134171,-80.431671) edit
  • Crane's Lockhaven Wilderness Lodge, RR #1 Noelville, Ontario P0M 2N0, 1 (866) 994-9912, [8]. (46.134171,-80.431671) edit
  • Crooked Lake Lodge, RR # 2, Site 1, Alban Ontario P0M 1A0, (705) 857-2422. (46.104698,-80.622711) edit
  • Dry Pine Camp, 188 Dry Pine Rd., Alban Ontario P0M 1A0, (705) 857-2172. (47.162496,-81.776907) edit
  • French River Lodge, RR # 2, Site 3, Box 1 Alban Ontariio P0M 1A0, (705) 383-2801, [9]. (47.162496,-81.776907) edit
  • French River Trading Post, Motel & Restaurant, RR# 2 Alban Ontario P0M 1A0, 1 (877) 857-2115, [10]. (46.104698,-80.622711) edit
  • Memquisit Lodge, 506 Memquisit Road Monetville Ontario P0M 2K0, 1 (888) 898-5326, [11]. (47.162496,-81.776907) edit
  • Presqu'ile Cottages, 1203 Hwy. 64, Alban Ontario P0M 1A0, (705) 857-2195, [12]. (46.101381,-80.586371) edit
  • Rainbow Camp, 26 B Clover Valle Wikemikong Ontario P0P 2J0, 1 (888) 959-6372, [13]. (45.756119,-82.404694) edit
  • Sand Beach Lodge, 53 White Pine Lane Alban, Ontario P0M 1A0, 1 (800) 440-0623, [14]. (46.051187,-80.579187) edit
  • Totem Point Lodge, RR# 1, Box 3 Noelville Ontario P0M 2N0, (705) 898-2562, [15]. (46.134171,-80.431671) edit
  • Welcome Lodge, RR# 1, 496 Musky Island Road Lavigne Ontario P0H 1R0, [16]. (46.272510,-80.306069) edit
  • Wolseley Lodge, RR # 1, Box 8 Noelville Ontario P0M 2N0, 1 (800) 488-4964, [17]. (46.134171,-80.431671) edit
  • Yesterday's Resorts & Conference centre, 490A-B Hwy 607A, Alban Ontario P0M 1A0, 1 (800) 663-3383, [18]. THIS BUSINESS IS SHUT DOWN AND CLOSED. (46.022994,-80.573142) edit


French River Resorts Association Phone (705) 898-2569. Website

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