The French River runs from Lake Nipissing to Georgian Bay, 105kms in total. It is now designated a Provincial Park, having a combination of scenic wilderness plus the convenience of modern commercial accommodation. Interconnecting lakes and gorges, rapids and swifts provide a wide variety of water routes, scenery and recreational activities. In addition to its provincial park designation, the French River has the added distinction of being nationally recognized as a Canadian Heritage River.
We will be paddling a section of the Main Channel – from Otter Bay to Dry Pine Bay. The route is a total of approx 50kms which we plan to do over 4 days.
Care for the Enviornment
MHO is very careful about the environment (no soap in the river, toilet procedures, burnable food waste etc) and does its bit to ensure the route remains clean, even to the point of hauling out other campers' garbage. Clearly MHO is actively lobbying the Ontario government to invest in park maintenance and make other improvements. It seems to be paying off with the appearance of an MNR crew that was cleaning up camp sites and portages when we were there. Very impressive.
Trip Includes »
- Transportation to put in (from take out)
- Canoes & Boat Launch Fees
- All meals & Group Equipment
- Professional Guides and All Safety Equipment
- Tents & Thermarests (if needed)
- Interior Camping Permits
Not Included »
- Transportation to and from the trip rendez-vous point
- Guide Gratuities