The Palmers of Hartley Bay Marina, have had the privilege of providing access and services to guests visiting the French River Delta and Georgian Bay in the lovely and scenic Northern Ontario, since 1952. Known for its excellent fresh water pickerel (walleye), bass, pike, muskie and crappie fishing, the French River is also famed as Canada’s first Heritage waterway and its canoe routes and historic shorelines became the French River Provincial Park in 1989. Whether you are launching your boat for a day trip, staying in our traditional fishermen style cottages for a fishing vacation, embracing Canada's Canoe Culture, going on a self-guided canoeing or kayaking excursion, exploring on your own on a backcountry camping paddling trip, or just looking to retreat to your family cottage, the modern facilities at Hartley Bay Marina will be able to suit all of your needs to ensure a great outdoor experience. To get more out of your outdoors this season, take advantage of our seasonal parking and boat storage rates as well as our canoe rentals. Read our latest article: Life Jacket Safety While Boating - A tribute to Michael Daniel “Mike” Palmer (June 20th, 1946 - February 29th, 2020)
Please Come into our Welcome Centre when you Arrive:
It is mandatory to wear a mask inside retail establishments within the Sudbury district. Please bring a face covering and designate one person per group to enter the office to register and pay. We are trying to ease up on line-ups and gathering in our office to help maintain physical distancing and to follow health and regulation guidelines. Optional: Visitors can purchase a permit online up to two weeks in advance of the arrival date to camp at this park. Permits are available at: www.OntarioParks.com/reservations . Click here for the Ontario Parks Reservation System (Tab to Backcountry Registration), or to see detailed instructions on how to purchase a permit click here.
We no longer offer Valet Parking service at the marina due to the new norms. But our staff will assist you in finding a suitable parking spot for your vehicle.
Boat taxi service is no longer available at this time also.
Stop into our Welcome Centre upon your arrival. Please register at the front desk before you go down to the docs or parking (especially new visitors).
We have French River Provincial Park maps at the office we can show you when you arrive.