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  2. French River
A Winter Retreat-French River

Our cottage is the perfect year round getaway for families, groups of friends, couples and solo adventurers. The two bedroom cottage is private and relaxing and has a great outdoor space with fire pit, hot tub and plenty of parking for your vehicles and snowmobiles. The cottages cozy interior has all the amenities of home with a fully equipped kitchen, satellite TV and wifi. Our cottage is a great place to make some wonderful family memories

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  2. French River
Lillie Cottage.

A place for people who love to swim, boat, fish, kayak, canoe, paddle board, pick blueberries, explore, enjoy birds and wildlife or just dream. This is a very private cottage on an acre plus of pine forest. An outbuilding houses a second bathroom and laundry room. There is a screened gazebo for an outdoor meal without insects or a good place just to nap. Two new docks can accommodate multiple boats.

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  2. Killarney
The River's Edge

New listing! Nestled inside the beautiful French River Provincial Park, this spacious cottage has stunning views of the majestic French River. Open concept main floor with towering ceilings and fully equipped chefs kitchen. Enjoy the amazing sunrise from the Master Bedroom with its lush king bed or take in the stars from the upstairs Queen bed getaway. Sit back and enjoy the amazing panoramic views or get out on the water with available canoe and kayaks. Very private & pristine.

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French River 4-bdr Waterfront Cottage with Hot Tub
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Waterfront Five Star All Season Cottage
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Waterfront cottage on Wolseley Bay, French River
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  2. French River
Crowe's Nest
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  2. Noëlville
Shanty Bay Hideaway
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  2. French River
Cottage with a view
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  2. French River
Waterfront Renovated Cottage on the French River
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  2. French River
Great Escape Cabins: Cabin 3
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The Homestead at Trout Lake
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JOCA-Ke-Ka (4seas-pet friendly-waterfront-drivein)
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Home on the Nipissing

Your guide to French River

Welcome to French River

Located along the river of the same name, the Municipality of French River is a rural Ontario community of about 2,600 residents, with Lake Nipissing to the northeast and Georgian Bay to the west. The first designated Canadian Heritage River, French River had long been an Indigenous trade route that was also used by the voyageurs of the fur trade era between the 17th and 19th centuries. Today, it’s a 105-kilometre (65-mile) wilderness paddling route for canoeing and kayaking, as well as a destination for fishing the river’s pickerel, bass, Northern pike, and other varieties. From French River, it’s a 90-minute drive to Killarney Provincial Park, known for its unusual pink granite rocks that you can see as you hike along Georgian Bay. An hour to the north, the industrial city of Sudbury has a fantastic science museum, a multimedia mining museum, and a surprisingly vibrant cultural scene. To the south, the town of Parry Sound is a gateway to the Thirty Thousand Islands, with cruises leaving regularly from the town wharf.


How do I get around French River?

The commercial airport that’s closest to French River is Greater Sudbury Airport (YSB), a 90-minute drive to the north. French River is 3.5 hours by car from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport (YYZ), which will have many more flight options than Sudbury’s smaller air terminal. You can rent a car at either airport. While long-distance buses travelling between Toronto and Sudbury pass through the French River area, you really need a car to explore this rural region, unless you’re staying at a property where you’ll be fishing, canoeing, or boating, rather than getting around by road.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in French River?

The best time to visit French River is from July through early October. While there can be some rain during these summer and fall months, the temperatures are usually comfortable for outdoor activities, and the autumn foliage is particularly beautiful. As in many parts of Northern Ontario, black flies and mosquitoes can be a problem in the spring, especially in May and June. If you are planning to spend time outdoors during bug season, bring protective clothing as well as repellent. Winters in this Ontario region are cold and snowy, with temperatures regularly dipping below freezing from November into April.


What are the top things to do in French River?

French River Provincial Park

Even if you’re not canoeing through the wilderness in this expansive parkland, it’s worth a stop at the visitor center in French River Provincial Park, just off Highway 69. You can view exhibits that illuminate the history and culture of the First Nations people who’ve lived in the region for centuries, and of the English and French traders and colonists who travelled and settled along the French River. Near the visitor center, a 156-metre (512-foot) suspension bridge over the French River is the world’s largest snowmobile bridge. You don’t have to be travelling by snowmobile to enjoy the river views.

Grundy Lake Provincial Park

To swim, canoe, or kayak on several inland lakes, visit Grundy Lake Provincial Park, 25 minutes south of French River. This family-friendly park has six sandy swimming beaches and several short hiking trails. Although boat rentals aren’t available within the park itself, several nearby outfitters rent canoes and kayaks.

Parry Sound

If you’re a hockey fan, head for the town of Parry Sound. An hour’s drive south of French River, this small community was the hometown of hockey star Bobby Orr. You can learn about his life at the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame, located near the town’s waterfront. Nearby, you can take a cruise around the hundreds of islands just offshore in Georgian Bay.