hb logo header lgr

705-857-2038 or email hartleybay@xplornet.com  -  2870 Hartley Bay Rd., French River, Ontario P0M1A0 View on map  -  Open 7AM-9PM 7days a week - Season May 1 - Oct 31

Slide background
Slide background

Easy Access to The French River and French River Provincial Park via Hartley Bay Marina

french river provincial park

Hartley Bay Marina, located in the French River Provincial Park, provides easy access to the French River with its significant historical heritage. The French River is the first river to be designated Canadian Heritage River status.

french river provincial park

The French River was the route of the French Explorers, First Nations, the fur traders, and the Voyageurs. Visitors can paddle through history with wilderness paddling, or enjoy motorboating and fishing on the banks of the historic French River.

The French River Provincial Park is unique, as no reservations are required for campsites. The area is more accessible for visitors who want to enjoy random camping, boating, canoeing or kayaking experiences without having to book a campsite weeks or months in advance.

Located on the lower French River Delta, Hartley Bay Marina is the only access point on the French River with direct access to the Georgian Bay part of the Park. This access is what makes Hartley Bay Marina unique in the French River Provincial Park. We offer canoe and kayak rentals for your convenience.

Hartley Bay Marina offers both access to the park and a range of great accommodation and adventure services. Book a weekend's accommodation in one of our lovely cottages, and enjoy a kayaking on the tranquil 105 kilometer canoe route of interconnected lakes, gorges and rapids from Lake Nipissing to Georgian Bay.

Since 1952, the Palmer Family has had the privilege of providing access and services to those who wish to visit and enjoy the French River Delta. Our knowledge and devotion to this historic area has been passed along for three generations and we will continue to follow the mystic journey of our ancestors as long as the River calls.

Please visit our French River Canoeing page for more history and information about The French River and our Backcountry camping page for rates and canoe/kayak rentals . Also check out our French River Canoe Routes page and check out some of our more popular canoe routes through the French River Provincial Park and our Georgian Bay kayaking page for more info on the Bay and Bustard Island Lighthouses.

 

What's New

  • Bug Smarts – What to know before you Go… +

     Mosquitoes and other biting insects on the French River  Hartley Bay Marina welcomes you and so do the insects Not Read More
  • Emergency Bailout Dry Bag +

    How to Pack an Emergency / Bailout Dry Bag for Your French River Kayaking Trip  Few things rejuvenate body, mind, and Read More
  • Canada 150 - Celebrate the Great Outdoors +

    Celebrate Canada 150 in the Great Outdoors 2017 Marks Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation - promoted as Canada 150. What a Read More
  • Kids Camping on The French River +

    We welcome kids of all ages Parents across Canada are looking for ways to tear their children away from the Read More
  • Girl Power: What I’ve Learned From Camping Without a Man +

    Solo Camping by Nature... I love nature. I just can’t get enough. While many women would not imagine heading into Read More
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

 



Follow us

facebooktwittergoogle+instagram icon2