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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

Paddle the historic waters of the French River Provincial Park in Northern Ontario!

Hidden along the banks and submerged in the waters are many relics and artifacts telling the stories of past times and industry in the French River.  Discover Canada's Canoe Culture and travel through the many channels and tributaries that make up this remote and scenic waterway for an adventure like no other.

While the French River Delta offers varies routes for paddlers to explore, check out these popular Northern Ontario back country camping routes, day trips and cottage-based paddling packages to begin planning your epic French River journey!

Popular French River, Northern Ontario Back Country Camping routes


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Popular Day Trip Routes (Follow link for map)

Boom Island Loop - This great paddling trip is perfect for those you are looking to test the waters of the French River for a few hours. 

Paddler's Delight Package - Take advantage of our shuttle service to get you to what some say is the most scenic area in the French River Delta.

Cost $325 (for two people, one canoe) Additional charge of $35 if renting a canoe.  Reservations required

Package Includes:

- Shuttle to and from the entrance of the Old Voyageur Channel

- Trip planning services and parking at Hartley Bay Marina

- French River Provincial Park map

 

If sleeping under the stars is not for you, check out The Cottages at Hartley Bay for your overnight accommodations and paddling packages.

 

Please visit our French River Canoeing and Back Country Camping pages for more information.

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