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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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Nice Stop Along the HIghway

We stopped by this attraction along the highway. It was a nice place along the highway to stretch... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Toronto, Canada
Breathtaking Nature

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

Reviewed 19 July 2017
Grove City, Ohio
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Highway 69, French River Provincial Park, Ontario P0M 1A0, Canada
+1 705-857-3228
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by this attraction along the highway. It was a nice place along the highway to stretch your legs if you are doing a long drive. Nice view on the suspension bridge. Lot's of parking spaces too. There is also a museum inside the...More

Thank fishlover22
Reviewed 19 July 2017 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 31 March 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 16 January 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 17 September 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 23 August 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 10 August 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 1 June 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 21 April 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 4 February 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
Nearby Restaurants
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Roxie's Diner
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The French River Visitor's Center
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Questions & Answers
Chris M
10 April 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
3 February 2017|
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