The French River is renowned for its many islands, narrows, wind-swept pines and rock formations. Flowing from Lake Nipissing to Georgian Bay there are countless opportunities for paddlers. A historic route built on both the fur trade and logging, the French River can have challenging points for even experienced paddlers. The route maintains its importance today by being a touted recreational trip, with secluded beaches, cottages and hunt camps dotting the shore. While the lower section is the most common entry point for paddlers, the upper section offers a more wilderness experience, with less boat traffic.
Access points are located at Wolseley Bay and Dokis First Nations.
Published in 2021: French River Provincial Park paddling map available in North Bay at Lefebvre’s Source for Adventure.
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